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Moving around gets you thinking

Every Saturday I'm moving around doing my chores. I clean my part of the house and I also do my laundry. And I do most of my thinking every Saturday. Steve Jobs said that he got his creative juices flowing by walking. I walk sometimes, but walking in my neighborhood...

Structuring a successful blog

Structuring a successful blog and creating a content marketing strategy takes a lot of work. I wrote a post on March 14 about using The Content Pyramid by Mike Allton as the basis for building a successful blog. The content pyramid shows each topic requires 13 posts....

Preparing for a media interview

Preparing for a media interview takes some time to get right. I attended a business expo In April and met one of the editors at the local Amador Ledger-Dispatch newspaper. She said the paper prints local business profiles and offered to publish a story about Butow...

LinkedIn etiquette tips and thoughts

Recently I stopped following a well-known sales guru on LinkedIn because I felt he breached LinkedIn etiquette. I bought all his books and I have them on my bookshelf. He stopped publishing books in the early 2010s and disappeared until he returned to LinkedIn last...

Website security is job one

Recently I managed the website for a historic hotel in Jackson after their website designer disappeared. The site was designed in WordPress but it didn't have any security plugins installed. So, I checked out website security plugins and installed the free version of...

What the Canva data breach means to you

The ZDNet website reported on May 24, 2019 about another big data breach of .the popular Australian graphic website Canva. A hacker (or group of them) with the online name GnosticPlayers contacted ZDNet and told them about the hack. He acquired 139 million Canva...

Make a positive choice

I received some rather bad health news recently, which reminded me to make a positive choice. I suffer from migraines. What's more, I've been dealing with serious conditions that those migraines started and have kept going. Recent tests confirmed that I have brain...

The adventures of BCG and how they can help you

Eric Butow's adventures with BCG started on June 25, 1994, when he founded E.E. Butow Services because he always enjoyed good marketing and graphic design. Eric started his company because he felt and still feels that businesses should have marketing materials that...

About the BCG blog

This blog is about delivering valuable information about WordPress, web development, and online marketing for you. This blog will also talk about BCG news, of course. I'll also share stories about my observations and life so you know I'm a real human being. What's...

About Eric Butow

Eric is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. Eric has authored or co-authored 31 books and has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, and Udemy.

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