Refining my blogging process

Did I mention that I’m really enjoying blogging again? Well, that makes it sound like there was a time when I didn’t enjoy it. Not true. I’ve always enjoyed blogging, but have typically been too busy to do it. Recently I’ve made an effort to move a couple of the things I LIKE to do…

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New Digs

About 3 years ago I did something a bit crazy, I moved all my content from geeeek.com over to JohnHawkinsUnrated.com. The old domain just didn’t feel like home to me anymore. During the past few years I’ve built up a bit of an audience, so making the switch again is a little bit crazy since…

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Get rid of what’s stopping you

Hey don’t look now, but this is my 3rd blog post in 3 days. No, I didn’t crawl out from under a rock. No, I wasn’t in a coma. What was stopping me from blogging, you ask? Well, it was my blog. At the beginning of August we had a group of friends over, including…

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Cirque-and-Blog, Zumanity Style!

This past Thursday, Chris and I joined a dozen Las Vegas bloggers for the first ever Cirque-and-Blog event. It was our second time seeing the show, though our first time was more than 3 years ago, so I was very much looking forward to seeing it again. From what I had heard from several people,…

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Top 5 posts of 2008

Sticking with the them of looking back on the past year, I thought I’d take a look back at my top 5 posts as calculated by the number of page views. This is made a heck of a lot easier thanks to the excellent WordPress plugin, WordPress.com Stats. This plugin is so useful, I’m almost…

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A quick year in the life of a blog

After blogging on geeeek.com for several years, for some unknown reason I decided to move my blogging to a more personally branded domain. Enter: JohnHawkinsUnrated.com. Last year on December 14th I started JHU and since then geeeek.com has fallen in to ruins. Actually, so have a few of my attempts at blogging. I have “plans”…

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Music in the background

Growing up I was always surrounded my music. My Mom would blast bands like Queen and Supertramp while were in the car. When she started dating the guy who would end up becoming my step dad, he was in a band that would practice at our house seemingly 24/7. Even after I moved out on…

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30 days of blogging

Just to be clear, no, the title doesn’t mean that this is my first 30 days blogging. Far from it. My original blog has posts dating back all the way to October 2003. I’ve been at it a while. However, I don’t always blog on a regular basis. Sometimes you’ll get 5 in a week,…

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Blog World Expo 2008 – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Blog World Expo started off exactly as I suspected… late. I don’t know that I have ever been to a conference where the final day has started on time. Especially a conference held in Las Vegas. I think the only way to have a final day session start on time in Las…

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Blog World Expo 2008 – Day 1 Recap

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the last Blog World Expo. I have been looking forward to this event for quite a while and I’m glad to say that at the end of day 1, I was not disappointed. The day started off with the “State of the Blogosphere Adress” &…

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