From: Craig Phillips <cphillips@cnci.us>

Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:30 AM

To: info@cnci.us

Subject: Cocktail Talk - Personal Websites

 

 

Cocktail Talk

 

February 2014

Cocktail Talk

Craig:   

Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".

 

Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.

 

Cocktail Talk is archived on www.cnci.us

 

Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Personal Websites

 

At the art show in Millenium Park an artist had the coolest Steve McQueen Pop Art posters on earth. He also had the Ramones, and a whole bunch of lesser mortals, and I wanted a bunch for gifts. Trying to travel light I planned to just buy them on the website later and asked for a card. No website on the card, so I asked, no website. You've probably figured out by now you did not get a really cool pop art poster from me for Christmas and now you know why. No website.

 

Equally hard to swallow is when someone doesn't have a grown-up email address.  How are you supposed to hire spoiledbitch69 or ilovecrack @gmail or @yahoo? How can you take someone seriously that claims they can make your company website number one in the Google rankings when they have a @hotmail address? 

 

It's hard to imagine a company without a website. It's hard to imagine one without their own email.

 

It's getting harder and harder to imagine anyone without their own website and email. Any one, as in person. Yes, a Personal Website. Not Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube or even Archive.org, a website.

 

It wouldn't surprise you that an actor or actress would have a personal website, or that a musician or band would, or a model, or politician, and they're just people looking for work, just like you.

 

Resumes get printed on fancy paper, people wear clean clothes to interviews, sometimes they even shave or cut their hair hoping to get an advantage over the other applicants. Why not have a website? 

 

Websites are dynamic, you can change them at anytime from anywhere. If you want someone to have your current resume, educational information, and community achievements get a website. It doesn't have to be all that great to set you apart from those that don't have one. 

 

Wix.com will give you a website for free. It has gobs of types to choose from which include Portfolio and Resume.

 

Wix isn't going to give you a really real website for free, it's a tease to get you to buy the full blown package, but you can stop at free and still have ten times more than you do now, which is zero.

 

A Wix website is going to have a long goofy name which won't look cool on your personal business card, and it won't give you matching email addresses that make any more sense than gmail or yahoo, not in the free version.

 

If you want a really real website WebHostingHub.com or  JustHost.com can set you up for about $100 a year, they promise you from $2 to $5 a month but that's what the French call boolsheet. For $100 you get a domain name (the part that comes after the www) that you choose and the means to build and manage your site. You'll be able to create email addresses with your domain name after the @ just like @gmail.com does.

 

Can you do that yourself? Sure. Would you want to? Probably not. It's a one time thing that takes learning  things that you'll never use, unlike Algebra. Have somebody do that for you, it's a one time thing that takes about an hour. Once you have a website, like this one www.nancyphillips.info all you have to do is change the words.

 

 

Wix website, really real website, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.

 

 

 

Thank you for reading,

 

Signature 

Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.

 

 

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