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Did you know you can update your site from your smartphone?

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | August 30, 2013

I am experimenting with the official WordPress iPhone app

You just sign in with your name, password, and URL to most of your site through a relatively intuitive iPhone interface.

The compose window even gives you little buttons for adding simple formatting like italics and bold, links and quotes, lists and more!

You can even add photos from your phone and post them to your site! I’m going to try it now.

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Why this Website Will Always Be “Under Construction”

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | June 17, 2013

This website is a great example of the adage “the cobblers children are the last to wear shoes.” Or perhaps the future example that the inventor’s robots are the last to get painted.

The internet is constantly changing, and I’m constantly experimenting with new methods, approaches, technologies. Sometimes experiments go awry. But here’s the deal: I experiment on my website because I always want your website to work perfectly.

— David Innes, founder RealBasics.com

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Why Do Even Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter Fans Need Their Own Websites?

By David Innes, RealBasics.com | January 2, 2012

Technology author and online information-systems guru Jon Udell says rule #1 for your professional or business information is…

1. Be the authoritative source for your own data

[T]hat means regarding your own website, blog, or online calendar as the authoritative source. More broadly, it means publishing facts about yourself, or your organization, to a place on the web that you control, and that is bound in some way to your identity. Why?

To a large and growing extent, your public identity is what the web knows about your ideas, activities, and relationships. When that knowledge isn’t private, your interests are best served by publishing it to online spaces that you control and use for the purpose.

Source: Strategies for Internet Systems

The great thing about modern website technology (WordPress, Drupal, MovableType, Joomla, and others) is that they all make cross-posting information from your website to different social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Google Reader, and so on) anywhere from easy to completely automatic.

If you already have a website but it doesn’t connect easily to your other social media I can fix it for you.  If you’re already on social media but don’t have a website I’d love to build one for you that keeps you connected while still making you the authoritative source for information about you and your business.

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