Are you looking for Vinyl Crafting Supplies?

OK so I’m not into pushing websites and all that stuff on my blog, but a good friend of mine started Vinyl Crazy. It’s a crafting supply site for Vinyl stuff. He showed me his competition and why he started his and ultimately it comes down to his site is much easier to use, and he cares about quality.

So what is this Vinyl stuff? Well you can use it for making tshirts and signage on cars/signs/etc. People use it for all sorts of things. Anyways, if you are into that stuff check out his site!

I started a YouTube Channel

I’ve been watching lawn care videos on youtube for a while now, and I’ve been joking about making my own. Then friends started telling me I should. And today Justin concinved me to. So here we go..¬† I’m now known as Grass Daddy!

If you have a lawn, go ahead and subscribe to the channel. I’ll show¬† you tips and tricks I use on my grass to make it look amazing.

Anker is giving out free stuff

I bought an Anker power pack so I could re-charge my phone on the go. Well now they are giving them out to promote their newest product. Click here for details.

When I was in NYC my phone kept dieing on me. I didn’t have one of these, so I bought one when they were on sale as an impulse buy. Well the quality is really nice and I can multiple charges on my phone out of this.

Anyways, I just thought it was a neat promotion they are doing. So go check it out and tell your friends ;-)

Database Server Maintenance

While investigating sluggish behavior on our database server this morning I noticed that a couple of our settings were not properly optimized. As a result we’ll be updating these settings tomorrow to ensure our website is as fast as can be.

The actual process is quite simple, and should have a small amount of downtime. We’ll be doing it sometime between 2AM and 9AM EST. The actual window of downtime shouldn’t be longer than 15 minutes.

I’ll be posting updates on this post. Our server techs will be handling the process to ensure it’s done as quickly as possible. I’ll update here if I get a more specific time frame.

Update: The process went smoothly with only a few minutes of downtime. Hurray!

How To Make a Blog The Easy Way

When I talk to people about blogging, they always say they don’t know how to do it. To me setting it up is a piece of cake, but in case that’s not you, I’m going to show you how to make a blog in only a few minutes!

First, this applies to anyone with a hosting account with cPanel. While there are some ways you can get a free blog, I would recommend having your own hosting account for many reasons. You get complete control over which themes and plugins you use, and more importantly you can’t be told the content you are writing about isn’t allowed.

Back to How To Make a Blog!

This is how to make a blog, the easy way!

Once you are inside your cPanel control panel, it’s actually really easy. Simply goto Site Software, then click on WordPress. The next page has a bunch of options but the only one you have to change is the admin username, password, and email. The rest will automatically be filled for you.

Click install, and cPanel will actually make a blog for you. It will download all the necessary files, copy them appropriately, and install the database. The hard part is left up to you: writing blog posts! If you are still confused, I can make a blog for you ;-)

How To Make a Blog Look Good

I could have stopped there but then you’d have the same boring looking blog as everyone else. No worries, making a blog look good is just as easy, if not easier. Themes are located in the admin menu under Appearance. On the Themes page click Add New

How to make a blog look good

WordPress will then show you a wide variety of themes you can install just by clicking Install. You’ll even get to preview them first. Find a theme that matches your style and you’ll enjoy writing all the more!

That’s all there is to it. If I helped you make a blog please let me know below!