Geek and Non-Geek Recommendations

I got some cool links to show you at WordCamp. Also some non-geeky ones. πŸ™‚

Okay, this one is AWESOME! It’s called SlideShare. You can go there and see, share, and add slides and notes and articles about so many things! This has got me bouncing off the walls. πŸ˜€ Storybook Style architecture? Yes! Forensic Anthropology? Got it! Taoism? Indeedy-doo!

Then there’s They sell security, but they have a FREE website checker. Type in your web site’s address (or that of any site you want to check, I suppose), and they scan it and give a full report on whether the site is blacklisted and/or infected. Mine, we’re all happy to know, is currently squeaky clean.

If you want to know how fast your website loads and how to make it load faster, go to the Google Developers site and sign up as a developer. Then go to the Google Developers Page Speed Insights and take it from there.

If you don’t have a website and you want one, and you don’t like Blogger or WordPress, you could try WIX. It’s free! It looks pretty amazing, actually. I have to stop looking. I’m getting jealous.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What kind of house does your main character live in? What kind of house did he or she grow up in? What kind does he or she dream of having?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Geek and Non-Geek Recommendations

  1. Jane

    October 19, 2012 at 11:07am

    Hi. These all look interesting. I’m gonna go look asap.

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      Marian Allen

      October 19, 2012 at 2:19pm

      I have it in mind, kinda maybe sorta. Maybe not for me, but for a couple of other sites I handle that are more static than mine.

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  2. Dani G.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:39pm

    I’m thinking of trying Wix, too! Even the ad-free version is cheap enough to buy into. Have you checked into whether they have a secure shopping cart included? Being able to sell direct would be my big reason to have a static webpage.

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      Marian Allen

      October 22, 2012 at 2:40pm

      I just glanced at it. Didn’t even see that the free version has ads. That’s a no-go for me. And I can’t see paying for a static site when I already pay for my blog. I could add a shopping cart plug-in if I wanted to sell direct. Meh. It looks awfully cool, though….

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  3. pronostic pmu

    December 7, 2012 at 3:27pm

    Thank you, you gave me new ideas for my blog. I hope this doesn’t bother you that I take up this subject in my next article.Sincerely, Gerard

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      Marian Allen

      December 7, 2012 at 9:28pm

      I’m glad I could help, Gerald. I live to spread geekinesss throughout the world. Bon chance!

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