Updates: How to Write a Book!

Updates: How to Write a Book!

A page of updates for my book How to Write a Book! (See the book’s webpage). Create a Newsletter List LinkedIn changed the menus. To export your list of LinkedIn contacts: Log into LinkedIn. Click on the Connections menu button (top, middle) Click on the gear...
Notifications: End of the Phone Interface?

Notifications: End of the Phone Interface?

In June, Wired wrote notifications were going to take over the phone interface. In the past few months, this has developed at a fast pace. It used to be you had to check each app for new messages or events. Of course, app makers liked that: more clicks and engagement...
Amazon Affiliate: Worth It?

Amazon Affiliate: Worth It?

Amazon.com has an Amazon Affiliate Marketing service. You sign up, Amazon gives you a link to a book (or any product at Amazon), you put the link on your website (or send it out in your newsletters, blog, tweets, etc.), and if people click the link and buy something...

Trolls and Reviews

I’m often asked about reviews. People want to write books, but they’re afraid of bad reviews. It’s a serious problem. There are useful negative reviews. And there are trolls. These people hide behind fake names (and often, elaborate fake profiles,...

Big Cats of Silicon Valley

A lot of people don’t realize we have mountain lions in Silicon Valley. Yes, there really are lions here. Here are two home surveillance camera photos of mountain lions from the last few weeks. The cats were here before us. They live in the hills and often come...