It’s been about a week since I’ve got back from Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics show. What a crazy week it was! You can check out all of the ThinkComputers coverage here. Back in 2015 I wrote my Guide To Surviving CES as a Journalist post and I still feel that many of my suggestions there reign true. After this year I have a few more tips to add to the list!
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At the end of October I had the pleasure of going to Hong Kong. While this might not be a big deal to some, many people rarely get to leave the states so I was excited when I found out I would be going on the trip. The reason I was there was that Zotac, a company who works with ThinkComputers was celebrating their 10th Anniversary and they invited select US media over to celebrate and do a factory tour.
Wow 2016 is almost over and I have a ton of posts to finish up here on the blog! It seems like this time of year I am the busiest, which leaves little time for blogging. Anyways back to the end of summer! I took a trip out to Vegas to visit my long time friend Johnathan. This way not your typical Vegas trip, we actually really did not party at all, but we did some adventuring. We decided to Kayak the Colorado river!
Ok! Ok! I know I need to wrap up these posts I’ve been meaning to write since summer! Let’s go back to the middle of August when a group of us went down to Summersville, West Virginia! This was sort of a last minute trip I went on with my Gabe, Jess, and Mel. It was actually my first time ever going to Summersville and man did we have a blast, even though we were only there for a day and a half! Check out the video I made which kind of showcases what were were up to.
Wordpress has to be the most popular platforms out there when it comes to websites. All of the sites I own run on Wordpress and most of the sites I design at Look Social are also run on Wordpress. Working in Wordpress is quite easy, but there are a few plugins that can make it even easier, especially if you are designing a website.
More recapping of my summer! Back at the end of June I went on a really cool business trip out to Napa, California. Now for me Napa is not exactly a place a would normally go, I am not really into wine at all, but a company we work with over at ThinkComputers was having an event so I decided to go out. Since this was a tech event I got to hang out with my friend Michael, who was there representing MegaTechNews. Napa is of course known for wine, it is about an hour north of San Francisco.
When you are running your own business one thing you always struggle with is staying organized and productive. At a normal job you are told what to do or are given your tasks to complete, whereas when you are running your own business you know what you need to get done, but it is up to you when and if you do them. I have used so many different productivity tools over the years, but it seems I have settled on two which really get the job done for me. They are Google Calendar and Prioritab.
I guess I was first introduced to Casey Neistat when I saw his video Make It Count way back in 2012. It is a really awesome video so if you have 5 minutes go watch it! A few months ago my friend Rob made a post about Casey’s 1-year VLOG episode so I decided to see what it was all about. After watching that VLOG episode I decided to go back to the first episode and start watching. I’m already caught up to his current VLOG episodes! I’ve watched over a year of Casey’s daily VLOG’s and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So what makes Casey so interesting and keeps me watching?
So it has been about a year since I started Look Social. If you did not know Look Social is a full service digital agency that does logo design, web design, social media management, internet marketing and much more. It has been an interesting year starting the company and more and less learning as I go. With ThinkComputers I really never dealt with customers, made up contracts, etc. So there was a lot of learning and I sure have made some mistakes, but that is of course how you learn. Here are some of the biggest things I’ve learned over the past year.
If you haven’t noticed I’ve given the blog a little face-lift! While I really loved my previous design, I had been using it for a very long time and it just seemed dated. I also wanted something with a little more functionality and worked better with social media sharing. So what you see now is the new layout and I am very happy with it!
Well it seems that summer is coming to an end! It seems it is this time of year when I catch up on my blogging. During all summer I am trying to get the most of out the nice days I tend to slack off on blogging about my adventures! So stay tuned for a few posts about some of the trips and adventures I went on this summer!
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