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2016: A New Year, New Hope

2016: A New Year, New Hope

Holy. Crap. It's 2016. Insert dad joke: "It seems like it was only yesterday it was 2015." Now that I got that out of my system - welcome to the new year! I have no complaints about last year. I reached a few goals, and I whiffed on a couple ...

Authenticity and Your Personal Brand

Authenticity and Your Personal Brand

I love the East Central Indiana Social Media Group, and in a way, this is a shameless plug. What I love about the group are the conversations that are built around the subject matter. The last two months have inspired my thoughts today because of two ...

Thoughts on my 32nd Birthday

Thoughts on my 32nd Birthday

Last night, I held my youngest son before he fell asleep in my arms. We just finished a bottle, and the house was quiet. He spit out his pacifier, looked at me and smiled a big, cheesy grin and stuck his tongue out. I turn 32 today. That ...

2015: Keep Moving Forward

2015: Keep Moving Forward

Last year was a big year for my family. Aptly named, "The Year of Change", my wife and I welcomed our third child into the world. We didn't know the half of change we'd face. I decided it was time to leave Ball State University and start my career as ...

One Month Later…

The hilarious part about starting out on my own full time was to add more time and energy during the day devoted to growing my business, and somehow along the way I learned first-hand what many small businesses deal with: not enough time. Muncie ...

How to Add Google Analytics to Your Website

How to Add Google Analytics to Your Website

Understanding user behavior on your website is becoming more important than ever before. Google Analytics is a great free tool to add to start tracking the necessary data to uncover if your site is performing well and if your users understand what to ...

3 Ways to Block Semalt in Google Analytics

3 Ways to Block Semalt in Google Analytics

You want clean data, and when you're browsing Google Analytics you can likely spot oddities and blemishes that just eat at you. I've had this experience with the Semalt Crawler. I keep coming across this in many client sites. Depending on your ...

Happy Father's Day to all Dads

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads

Being a Father is the best job I've ever taken. The joy of watching my kids learn and grow trumps all other accomplishments, and I'm thankful for them. Recently, my wife and I welcomed a baby boy, our third child, into this world. He came a little ...

Testing My Limits: A CrossFit Story

Testing My Limits: A CrossFit Story

When I finished the Muncie CrossFit project, I knew there was something special about it. I had only heard the crazy stories about CrossFit. After talking to the co-founders, BJ McKay and Johnathon Hill, I knew that perception definitely didn't meet ...