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10
Oct

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8
Oct

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7
Oct

5 Common Web Hosting Mistakes

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Mistakes aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you can learn from other people’s mistakes it can save you from having to deal with them yourself. When it comes to web hosting, there are basically two kinds of mistakes – technical and general business.

Technical mistakes usually come up because of a misunderstanding of the internet and how it actually works. The first mistake many people make when creating a website is to cram as much information, photographs, images, etc. on each page as possible.

This makes the site take longer to download, leading to many visitors just moving on and never actually looking at the site. It also makes it more difficult to find what they’re looking for if the page is unorganized.

Another common error is creating a web site that isn’t search engine friendly. If the search engines can’t determine what your site is about, they aren’t going to be able to send you people who are searching for what you offer.

A mistake that many people make when starting out is to choose a host solely based on price. This is obviously an important factor, especially in the beginning, but if you choose the cheapest host you may be limited in your scalability as the website grows in popularity and traffic.

On the business side of things, the most common mistake is trying to be everything to everyone. You should have a plan for your website – a purpose for its existence – and build according to that plan.

Choose your target market and stick with it. Advertise in places they would see. Market in ways that would be of interest to them. Resist the urge to branch out into other areas just because something catches your eye. A site that tries to do everything usually ends up achieving nothing.

Another common business mistake is following the competition’s lead. You’ll obviously want to keep an eye on them to see what they’re up to, but if you copy everything they do you’ll always be one step behind.

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2
Oct

Headstone Child

   Posted by: T-bird Tags: ,

(Halloween story from last year.)

 

Heaven… There’s no place on Earth that can even come close to its beauty! Ehrin knew that, and so did every other person who went there upon death. It was a shame that someone so young would find this out, but that carriage’s coach just wasn’t paying attention to the road.

It was just a typical day in paradise. She was playing with her old dog, Jester, when something started feeling wrong. It felt as though a weight had been attached to her leg, and speedily it pulled her through the cloud floor.

“JESTER!!!!” she shouted up to the dog. The dog only howled sorrowfully and watched her plummet to the Earth.

There was a sickening crunch as she landed on her back. She cried loudly and tried to move her wings. Even trying hurt. She sat up and looked back at them. They were now hanging limply, contorted.

With a sniffle, she stood up and looked at where she landed. Quickly, she recognized it as the graveyard where she had been buried… she wasn’t even sure how long it had been. Something was wrong, though. She knew this was the spot where her body lay, yet the headstone wasn’t there. There had certainly been one there!

“Ah… So THIS is Ehrin…” a deep voice laughed from behind her.

She whirled around, blonde curls bouncing on her shoulders. “Wh-who are you?” she asked.

A smile spread across the man’s lips. “Paul Hunter, m’lady,” he said, bowing deeply to her, black hair shimmering in the moonlight as dark eyes looked her over.

Her lower lip quivered. “Wh-what do you want with me?” she asked.

“Calm now, child,” he whispered. “Everything will be alright!”

“My wings! They hurt!” she whimpered.

“Don’t worry. It won’t last for long.” He draped an arm over her shoulders and led her away from the graveyard.

She tried to break away from him. “My headstone! I see it!” she cried, running toward a tiny stone leaning against the church. “I need it!”

Paul grabbed her arm. “No! You’re mine now!” he said, pulling her away. If she grabbed that tombstone, she would surely return to the afterlife. He’d already learned THAT lesson.

“LET GO!!!!” she shouted at him.

“No!” he hissed, dragging her from the graveyard. “I need you’re help, pesky brat!”

Tears began falling from her blue eyes. “B-but… Heaven! I have to go back!”

He continued to drag her away. “I have somewhere else for you to go. My bothersome sister needs to be taught a lesson, and you’re gonna help me teach it!”

She continued to cry, but to no avail, as Paul pulled her into a… motorized carriage?… and took her away from her graveyard. As she looked around at the faces of other tortured spirits, she abandoned all hope of ever returning to Heaven.

21
Sep

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14
Sep

Fentora

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 Fen glanced in the mirror. Still, there was nothing she could see with her God’s eye. She pushed the lock of auburn hair back into place and turned away quickly. After a moment, she fled the room, skin changing to fur as her body made the slow morph from human to fox. She was just about to run out an open door when something grabbed her collar. With a “yip,” she turned around to see her captor.

Once more, there was her father. “Trying to run away again?” he asked.

Fen quickly shook her head and returned to human form, the collar looking less like a collar and more like a chain-link necklace. “I wasn’t! I promised!”

“Perhaps you weren’t trained enough…” he mumbled, pulling her into the lab.

21
Aug

My Own Inward Turmoil

   Posted by: T-bird Tags: ,

 (I am not posting this to gain anyone’s approval nor do I want to hear any kind of feedback that my belief is false.  I will respect your beliefs if you will respect mine.)

I see the lies as they spread like fire:
That we are all the same,
That we have conformed to rules
Which were never really true.
Our book of rules is called a book of lies
Which has been “lost in translation.”
And many feel all we wish to do
Is shove our beliefs down your throat. 

A few people flaunt the name
As though it was a parade balloon,
And they have tried to change the minds
Of those who are callous to their belief.
They go as hypocrites and ignore the law
Which was written down centuries ago.
And people think because we bear the same name
We are all the same deep inside,
And we are full of lies. 

Yet tell me this:
If faith has made me stronger,
If prayer has saved my life,
If I have felt the hand of God,
If I know someone who has changed,
If jubilation comes with my love,
If I have witnessed to prophesy,
How Christianity can be false.

11
Aug

Excerpt: FREEFALLING by Darlenne Susan Girard

   Posted by: darlenne

Melinda walked into the diner in the middle of one of Angel and Al’s almost daily arguments.

“What’s going on?” Melinda asked Angel.

“Al won’t gimmie sixty bucks.”

“Why not?”

“’Cause he’s a cheap fucking bastard, that’s why!”

“That’s got nothing to do with it and you know it.”

“Then why won’t you give me the money?”

“’Cause all you’re gonna do is go out and buy drugs with it.”

“So! I’ll pay you back.”

“That’s not the point.”

“Come on. Don’t be so cheap!”

“I said, no!”

“Why?”

“’Cause I already told you.”

“Well, screw you then!”

“Look Angel, I’m not gonna start supporting your habit.”

“What habit? And besides, I’m not asking you to. I’m just asking you to loan me sixty lousy dollars, that’s all.”

“We’ve already been through that.”

“Well, fine then! Just keep your money. I don’t need it! I’ll just go out and get my own. But just remember next time you wanna sleep with me, I just might have to start charging you. C’mon Mouse, let’s get outta here.”

Angel pushed open the door of the diner and walked out into the street. Melinda rushed up to her side. “Are you really mad at him?”

Angel stopped. “No…” shaking her head. “It’s just that I didn’t feel like working tonight. Besides, it didn’t hurt to ask, did it?”

“He’s right, you know.”

“I know he is, and that’s what pisses me off.”

“So, what would you have done if he would’ve given you the money?”

“Whaddaya think!”

“Then what?”

“I don’t know…ask for more, I guess.” She looked back. “Wait here for a minute. There’s something I gotta do.”

“What?”

“Just wait here. I’ll be right back.” She turned and walked back to the diner. She pushed open the door. “Hey you!” she called out, standing in the doorway.

Al looked up. “Yah, what?”

“I love you.”

“I know.”

“Is it okay if I come over after?”

“Sure.”

“Thanks, Babe.”

“For what?”

“For being a bastard.”

“So, what time are you coming by?”

“I’m not sure.”

“Be careful.”

“I always am, Babe.”

Angel walked out and crossed the street to where Melinda stood waiting.“So, what did you forget?”

“Nothing. I just didn’t want Al to think I was really mad at him.”

“He knows you weren’t really mad.”

“I know…I just wanted him to hear me say it.”

“…Angel…?”

“Yah.”

“Would you really charge him to sleep with you?”

“No…but I should,” she started to laugh.

They continued walking along.

“Angel?”

“What?”

“Is it worth it?”

“Is what worth it?”

“Getting high?”

“Probably not.”

“Then why do you do it?”

“I don’t know. I ask myself that a lot.”

“Is it ’cause of what happened to you?”

“Maybe…or at least that’s what I used to say. But I don’t really think so.”

“I’m never gonna put a needle in my arm.”

“I know…I used to say that too.”

Angel said that she really loved Al. She just didn’t want to spend all her time with him. Sometimes she just wanted to talk about him. And sometimes she just wanted to be alone. She said, you can’t spend all your time with just one person, no matter how much you love them, and sometimes you just need to be by yourself. And sometimes you just need to be with somebody else.

8
Aug

Excerpt: FREEFALLING by Darlenne Susan Girard

   Posted by: darlenne

They walked along.  Melinda looked over at Angel, “How long have you known Carla?”

Angel grabbed another handful of chips. “A long time I guess. Ever since I’ve been out here. And that’s a long time. I think I had just turned seventeen, and things were pretty shitty at home. Me and my dad got into this really big argument, and the last thing I remember was hitting the floor, so I decided it was as good a time as any to leave. So, I did. I really didn’t know where I was going, I just knew that I couldn’t stay there any longer. It was about that time I met Marco. Carla had already been working for him for about a year or so, and I guess you could say I was his new girl, I just didn’t know it at the time. I was just a dumb kid, and maybe I didn’t know any better. But after you’ve been treated like shit your whole life, and you meet somebody like Marco, who buys you things and takes you places, I guess it just kinda goes to your head. And then the next thing I knew, I was standing out here with the rest of his girls. But I guess I’ve been out here too many years to make excuses.”

Melinda hesitated. “…Carla said you had an abortion.”

Angel wiped the chips from her mouth. “Yah well, Carla’s got a big mouth. What else did she tell you?”

“She said, the first time you were pregnant, it was with your dad’s kid. And the second time, she thought it belonged to some john.”

“Well, you already know about the first one. But I didn’t have an abortion. I was gonna, but I think I was taking too many drugs at the time, and I ended up having a miscarriage instead. But the second time I did. But it didn’t belong to no john.”

“So, whose was it?”

Angel looked at Melinda and took a deep breath. “It was Marco’s.” A sadness filled her voice.

Melinda looked at her, taken aback by what she had heard.

“But he never knew. And I never told him. I never told anybody. Not even Carla. You’re the first person I ever told.”

Melinda could not believe what she heard. Of all the people in the world she thought the last would be Marco.

“But you know the stupid thing about it, was that I wanted to keep it…”

“So, why didn’t you?” Melinda asked, looking up at Angel.

“I said it was stupid, didn’t I?” Trying to fight off the oncoming tears. “Jesus, look at me! I’m shaking,” looking down at her hands. “I thought I’d gotten over it. But every now and then I still find myself thinking about it, and I always end up crying. I think maybe deep down inside I wanted to have his baby. But when it came down to it, I just couldn’t go through with it. So, I ended up having an abortion instead,” wiping the tears from her eyes. “I remember I was lying there, wondering if I really wanted to do this, and as soon as it started, I wanted it to stop. But it was too late. And then it was over. But I guess something must’a went wrong and I started to hemorrhage. The next thing I knew, I woke up in the hospital, and everybody’s telling me how lucky I was, ’cause I almost died. If it wasn’t for Carla, I would have. She saved my life.”

“So, is that why you don’t like kids?”

“Why’d you ask me that for?” Angel looked confused.

“’Cause Carla said, that because of what happened you couldn’t have kids anymore.”

“I can still have kids if I want to. I just don’t want to. At least not right now.”

“That’s not what she said.”

“Well Carla doesn’t know everything.”

Melinda knew that Angel was lying, but it was something she still needed to believe, even if it wasn’t true.

“I’m glad you told me,” looking down at the ground.

“Yah… I’m glad I did too. I guess if I had to tell somebody, it might as well be you.”

6
Aug

Excerpt: FREEFALLING by Darlenne Susan Girard

   Posted by: darlenne

It was almost morning when Angel walked into the diner. Al looked up from behind the counter. “What the hell happened to you?”

“Nothing. It’s a new look I’m trying.”

He just stood there looking at her bruised face.

“Al… I’m okay. Honest. Can I have some coffee please?”

He reached over and poured her a cup. “You look like shit,” placing the coffee down in front of her. “For Chrissakes Angel, look at you!”

Angel winced as Al raised his voice. “Please don’t yell,” she pleaded, pressing her hand against her head. “I don’t want to get into that now.”

“Have it your way,” replied Al, sounding angry.

“Look I’m gonna be fine,” Angel said, staring down at her cup. “It’ll heal.”

“But what about next time?”

“There’s not gonna be a next time,” looking up at Al. “I know how to take care of myself.”

“Yah… I can see that!”

“Don’t, Al!” pleaded Angel, shaking her head. “Don’t even think about it. Marco’s not somebody you wanna mess with.”

“Fine!” walking into the kitchen.

Angel could tell that he was mad, but she knew he would eventually get over it. Or at least she hoped he would. Al was no match for Marco, but she knew one day she wouldn’t be able to stop him.

Angel downed the last of her coffee, then stood up to leave. Al walked out of the kitchen. “Are you going?”

“Yah, I gotta go back to work.” She looked up at Al. “So, you wanna kiss it better?” She leaned over the counter.

Softly, he kissed her bruised lips.

“Ouch!”

“Sorry.”

“That’s okay.”

“So, are you coming by after?”

“I’ll try.” She turned and walked to the door.

“Angel…” Al called out to her.

She stopped and looked back. “I’ll be careful — I promise. Just do me one favor, and answer the phone”, that was ringing in her head.

Angel said that she wasn’t really mad at Marco for beating her up. She said it was her fault and she deserved what she got. And if he really wanted to, he could have hurt her a lot worse. than what he did. And the only reason he didn’t, was that she wasn’t worth the time. The next day she paid back the money she owed him. Every last penny! Then he made her apologize to him and tell him that she was sorry for making him so mad. And after all that, she still ended up spending the night with him, even though she said she didn’t. But I can always tell when Angel’s lying. I don’t know why she did that, ’cause all he ever does is treat her like shit. I hope for Al’s sake, he never finds out.

…Angel?” Melinda asked.

“What..?”

“What are you gonna do if Al finds out?”

“Finds out what?”

“You know…”

Angel hesitated. “…I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“…Angel?”

“Yah?”

“After you gave him the money, why didn’t you just leave?”

“I did.”

“I waited for you, but I didn’t see you come out.”

“So, what are you doing, checking up on me now? Besides, we had some stuff to talk about.”

“All night?”

“Yah all night! Why, you got a problem with that?”

“No…”

“Good! ’Cause I don’t wanna talk about it any more.”

“…Angel?”

“I said, I don’t wanna talk about it.”