Ornery Grampa Goes Blogwild

Another fun success story:

I am very ‘untech’ and owned the book for months without finishing it. I decided that the way for me to get through and have a functioning blog was to read 5 or so pages, highlighting what I wanted to do, and the ‘how to’s’, and sit with the book open at the computer and JUST DO IT.
I wanted to be sure to have links back to my web-site and a Staples person wrote out the href code for me. I sat down, plugged it in, submitted, opened it, clicked and WAAAAALAAAAAA, it worked. I jumped up and down, screamed and after getting some substance done I e-mailed my daughter that is an IT person, and my grand-daughter who is a teacher and working on her masters. Other people too.
Man I just jumped when I got e-mails back from both of them saying how kewl it was that I, of all people, had done this by myself. So at 63 I can still learn some new tricks.
This success emboldened me to implement Google Checkout for my business. I am working on the buttons for every item (over 200 of my own creation). When I set up the first ones, I sent them to my web designer. She tried to do them herself (and she is a full blown html coder) and when she couldn’t, I worked her through it on the phone. YIPEE TY AYE for me.
Now I am working on links as an Amazon associate for the books, songs and videos that I have in my blog.
Like everything about the book and you Andy .except you are a cat-person apparently. Cocker Spaniels rule.
F.O.G. Fast-ornery-Grandpa Marty


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About Andy Wibbels

Andy is an award-winning blogger and author of the book Blogwild! A Guide for Small Business Blogging. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Wired, Business Week, Forbes, and other national and international media. He was worked at several San Francisco startups including Typepad, Get Satisfaction, SInMobi, Keas, and Mindjet. Currently, Andy is Director of Marketing at Lucidworks. Tw · Fb · G+ · Li

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