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Get Serious or Go Home!

Get Serious or Go Home!

Photo by:  Luca Zanon From UnSplash

One of the pieces of advice I usually give people about their website is to take it seriously. Think about it, your website is the public face of your business to the world if you don’t take it seriously then why would anyone else take you seriously. It can be hard to take your website seriously though when you get busy. Websites tend to be like New Year’s resolutions, when you launch your website you are all pumped about getting new business, or getting lots of pages views, or just having readers. Slowly the time between updates becomes longer and longer and before you know it, it has been months or even years since you last updated your website.

I know how hard it can be to take your website seriously. I recently looked at the stats here for my LGR website and realized the site has been coasting for far too long. I have failed to take my main business website seriously and it shows. Page views and visits are down and while I have made the occasional post here it has certainly not been a regular part of my weekly routine. Not only are visits down to the site the most important part of this website, helping me find new clients are down as well. How can potential new clients take me and my business seriously if the latest post here is months old?

LGR Internet Solutions Traffic over the years. It has been coasting far too long. Time to change that.
LGR Internet Solutions Traffic over the years. It has been coasting far too long. Time to change that.

I am here to say it happens to all of us. Things get busy with work and family and well just like that New Year’s resolution, updating and posting to the website slowly fall by the wayside. But that does not mean it has to stay that way and I am hear to say that things here at LGR Internet Solutions and this website are about to get serious.

First off, this post is the first of many more to come. While I am still busy with client work and family life posting here is going to become more regular. I will be posting more about the work I am doing, tips and tricks that you can use and well whatever I think is helpful for people and small businesses to keep their websites helping their business.

Second, I have already started making some major changes to the behind the scenes running of the site and there will be many more changes coming. Two of the big changes already include reworking the structure of the website. Things like permalinks, categories and tags are all on the list to clean up and fix. The domain has also been updated to use SSL across the whole website because I want you to know I am serious about your privacy.

It is time to get serious about my website, and I hope you will consider getting serious about yours. I challenge you to take a look at your website and find ways to start making it better. Start posting again, start editing again and like the photo at the top it might seem like a long a trek ahead but it will pay off.

Let’s face it, it is time to get serious about your website or close the doors. I am choosing to get serious!

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” Released

WordPress 3.7 “Basie” Released

WordPress version 3.7 code named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie, is now available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. If it is not yet showing as an update in your WordPress dashboard you can download a copy directly from WordPress to update or install. This new WordPress release features some of the… Continue Reading

RSS Email Subscription Changes

Changes are coming this week to the LGR Internet Solutions email subscribers. Previously I was using Feedburner to deliver my blog updates by email. That worked ok, but it was not perfect and I wanted to improve the deliver of those emails and offer more content on a regular basis for email subscribers. To achieve… Continue Reading

Internet Goals 2009 Recap

Last year I wrote a post outlining some of my Internet goals for 2009. I thought I should revisit that post again here in January 2010 and see how I did. Here were my Internet goals for 2009 and how I did. Posting more regularly, hopefully on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. If possible increasing posting… Continue Reading

Your Webmaster and Blogging Questions

I have been wondering what people would like to know more about that read my blog so I thought I would open up the doors to you to ask me your webmaster and blogging questions. The floor is all yours, what questions would you love to have answered about being a webmaster and / or… Continue Reading

LGR Quote Discontinued

I have been doing some more house keeping and have decided to discontinue LGR Quote. I discontinued LGR Photo a little while ago and can’t see any reason to keep LGR Quote around either. If people are interested in using the script I will offer it here still for download. You are welcome to use… Continue Reading

LGR Photo Discontinued

Many years ago I wrote a quick PHP script to help me create a simple HTML photo gallery from JPG images. I released it as LGR Photo and gave it away for free. It was a great little gallery and did what I needed it to do. I made it mainly for my own purposes… Continue Reading

New Server Coming Online

You might have noticed I have not written much here lately. So much for keeping up with my goals for 2009 and posting three times a week. The main reason for being so quiet here on the LGR Internet Solutions blog is the fact that I have been busy getting a new server online and… Continue Reading

The Web is 20 Years Old

The web turned 20 years old yesterday and I finally took some time to watch the video of Tim Berners-Lee. Amazing how a pet project 20 years ago changed how we connect with each other, talk with each other, and literally changed the world. How has the web changed your life? I know for me… Continue Reading