Another Critical Thinking Review, This Time on State of Search

Updated September 1, 2011

Doc Sheldon

A tip o' my hat!

A tip o’ my hat to ya, Claire!

I woke up to another review on my new ebook, Critical Thinking for the Discerning SEO, by Claire Carlile for State of Search. If I could wake up every day that way, we’d be raising some serious money for charity!

Claire did a very nice in-depth review on my ebook, giving her readers a tantalizing idea of what’s in store for them if they pick up a copy. It certainly isn’t the end-all, be-all, but I think it offers something for everyone.

Some folks are just buying the book, rather than picking out their own charity, which is fine. When it builds up to a respectable amount, we’ll figure out a place to donate it where it’ll do some real good. [Read more…]

Critical Thinking Reviewed on Search Engine Watch

Updated August 31, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Critical Thinking was reviewed on SEW today by Nichola Stott, and I must compliment her on both a comprehensive review and a gentle manner.

Upon finally laying their blue pencil to rest, authors are typically left with one of two feelings:

  1. This is great stuff;
  2. I’m not happy with it, but I’m just going to make it worse if I keep mucking with it.

Head in the clouds Whichever cloud our head is in when we finally bundle up the final product, once we hear that a respected reviewer is about to make known their impressions of our work, the clouds often take on a menacing shade of gray. We begin to imagine all sorts of devastating scenarios, wherein we’re raked over the coals and our work of love is shredded before a crowd of bloodthirsty “I-wouldn’t-have-it-as-a-gift-after-reading-this” onlookers.

Thunderstorm cloudsSometimes, our worst nightmares are realized, and the reviewer bluntly suggests that McDonald’s® is hiring. One rejection letter I got for my first writing effort, many years ago, included two $1 bills to cover my postage, so it wouldn’t “be a total loss”. A memory that sticks with you, let me tell you. [Read more…]

Coming Review – CodeGuard – Backup, Monitor and Restore

Updated July 14, 2011

Doc Sheldon

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about protecting your site against spammers, hackers and malware, and specifically mentioned Website Defender. I later came back and added a note to that post that I had encountered an apparent conflict between Website Defender and my platform, so I deactivated WD until I could get to the bottom of it.

In the meantime, though, Aussiewebmaster posted a comment there, recommending that I look at CodeGuard, as a good backup system.

I checked it out, and liked what I saw. So before I go any further, let me toss Aussiewebmaster a thank you and a tip of my sombrero for the heads-up!

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