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Today is Dog Day Afternoon (#DogDay15) hosted by Columbia Association. Here are the event details:
Saturday, May 2 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 3, same time and place)
Columbia DogPark (right near Cedar Lane Park)
This year’s official hashtag is #DogDay15
You can view more details by clicking on the image above or clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/340763772780079/356766244513165/
Club Pooche will be at the event and will be giving out free t-shirts to people that stop by their table and follow them on their various social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You should plan on stopping by early before all of the t-shirts are gone! Don’t worry, they will also have plenty of other “SWAG” for their visitors.
I will be at the event later in the day (Shelby has a softball game this morning from 10:00am). I look forward to seeing all of the vendors, dogs and owners. If you see me, say hi.
I hope this event is a huge success for everyone.
Today on the ScottE Software Development website I added two new client testimonials. One from Brian Reed (The Pick Me Up Foundation) and one from Kevin Howell (Atlantic Distribution Group, LLC). One of my favorite things about ScottE Software is the ability to provide a positive experience and service to small businesses and organizations in central Maryland. This is one of the reasons I started ScottE Software and a primary reason I have transitioned to doing this full time now.
Here are their comments: (Click on the graphic to see the full sized version)
I have a great many activities planned or in the planning phases for the month of May. I am looking forward to networking in the community and helping additional clients extend outreach to current or potential new customers as well as offering technology consulting services that save businesses money.
I hope you take an opportunity to check out the new website soon: www.scottesoftware.com
I hope everyone is have a wonderful Throw Back Thursday (#TBT).
OK, we all know that I am the guy that writes about the Long Reach High JV Softball team during the softball season. I thought I would take an opportunity to promote one of the Varsity team members: Alina Milauskas (@leanbean_7)
Brent Kennedy (Sports Editor for Howard County Times) is running a poll asking “Which softball player should be the focus of our next feature Q&A“? There are 10 players from various schools listed in the poll…but I am a Long Reach High School fan so that is how I have voted the last two days. Here is where you vote: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-hs-softball-player-qa-poll-20150425-htmlstory.html
As of right now Courtney Colosimo from Long Reach High is leading in total votes, but there is plenty of time for the Long Reach High students, parents and fans to turn the tide. You can vote once per day (everyday through Tuesday)…so get out the vote (#GOTV).
I truly wish all of the young ladies the best of luck and look forward to seeing the final results on Tuesday evening.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Some great Long Reach High School Softball (and other) Twitter accounts to follow:
Coach Boardman: @LRHS_BOARDMAN
Heather Clausen: @clausen_heather
Steve Satterfield: @scsatterfield
Google is making a major shuffle to its search engine, and this time around it’s not as easy as changing just a few tags or add a few more relevant pages.
The Internet giant is now putting heavy emphasis on mobility, and websites that aren’t optimized for mobile devices will fall out of Google’s good grace. For some businesses and organizations, the change will result in unwanted strains on their budgets, but the reality is everyone need to comply or risk being wiped off of Google’s radar.
Sites that are running purely on a few SEO optimized pages will need to be converted over to adaptive web formats. In case you don’t know what we mean by adaptive format, it’s just a new way of creating webpages that scales automatically on various devices. The content themselves and URLs could be left as-is, but the underlying web languages has to change.
The easiest and probably the most cost-effective mean of making this transaction is migrating all your content onto a content management system like WordPress. These systems are prebuilt with adaptive capabilities, and Google recognizes this. While this method works relatively well for small businesses and individuals because for the most part it doesn’t cost anything except time, it might not be acceptable to large businesses that need worry about branding.
Organizations that are running a customized CMS or backend will likely already have a team at their disposal to revamp their website to fit Google’s mobile-friendly requirement. But in case you’re the CEO of such an organization, consider this a friendly reminder that you must act now before Google penalizes your online portal for not looking good on an iPhone display.