Using Twitter

I have been consulting a couple of clients on using Twitter to help them communicate what is going on with their businesses and find new potential clients. I have only just signed up for it myself but have been researching and experimenting with it over the last three months. During the course of my research I have had someone ask me to author some freelance articles on Twitter, how to use it, how to gain followers and how to monetize their accounts.
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Time to hang out my shingle

I have worked in the newspaper industry for the last 13 years and have been relatively unhappy with it for the last five years. As companies lose circulation and advertising revenue the natural course of action is to cut expenses and full time equivalents leaving the remaining staff with additional duties, tasks and responsibilities. After working I don’t know how many consecutive 50 hour work weeks I decided it was time to move on (or perhaps take a break) from the business.
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Major hard drive failure

I am currently in scramble mode as I attempt to get my server back up and running. Today the old hard drive failed and all the information on it was not recovered. My hosting company offers a fairly economical backup solution that would have allowed me to have the server recovered and back up in running in about 60 minutes. As I thought I would never need it, I didn’t utilize it.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

I have been building and running websites for about 8 years and it was all contained on that server. While I have some backups, a large portion of my data was lost on that dead drive. So I am swatting myself in the head for not making backups a consistent part of my daily/weekly/monthly schedule.

Now I have a huge project…. rebuilding everything that was lost.

Stay tuned… I will keep everyone updated!