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New Beginnings

Two days ago, at 3:00 in the morning, I awoke to find my Siamese cat, Molly, on the deck with a dead white duck. Molly …

Buried “escape” clause in AZ law means jail time for pet

Did you know that if you submit a repair request to your landlord in Arizona, that suffices as “notice to enter?” Per the Arizona Residential …

WA Dept of Retirement paves the way for identity thieves…

Washington Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) paves the way for identity thieves…and murderers too. Read this real-life story. Sometime around 2014, Washington Department of Retirement …

Public Storage privately hides their rent hikes in the fine print.

So you’ve just busted your butt negotiating an expensive but fair price to store your stuff at Public Storage in Seattle, Washington. It’s only for a …

Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act offers room for abuse

There’s a lot of wiggle room in the the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act, creating unfair disadvantages for tenants.  Some property management companies regularly take …

My old blog articles

To see past samples of my article writing, check out my articles posted at the blog at Ad Ventures’ Branding & Marketing site. Go to …

24 Hour Fitness runs out clock on cancellation request

Twenty-three year-old Hanna doesn’t like to complain about her food to servers. She doesn’t like any kind of confrontation. So when she was kept on hold …

Mike’s Wish: Send his Ashes to the Sky

Help us grant Mike Anderson’s wish and set his ashes free. Sign the petition. “Don’t ever let me be buried,” is what Mike Anderson of …

Why Choose WordPress?

WordPress saves costly testing time. There are many benefits WordPress website content management software offers. This article discusses one of its biggest benefits when implemented …

Don’t talk your way out of the job interview

Want that job interview? Don’t talk your way out of it. You’ve sent your resume to dozens and dozens of potential employers. You know if …

My Favorite Search Engine

Yes, it’s Google. Google is by far my favorite search engine. It’s also known as “Google Search.” I tend to use multiple browsers like Firefox, …

Phinney Ridge Neighborhood is Seattle’s Hottest

Our office neighborhood is hot! How cool is that? #1 in Seattle and #7 nationwide! See for yourself – we’re at 302 N. 72nd Street, …

Bing’s new logo

While at the “Bing Ads Connect” agency seminar in Seattle on Tuesday, I heard that some of Bing’s employees don’t like Bing’s new logo.  Well, …

What to look for in an SEO firm

One of the best, most cost-efficient ways to pull prospects your way is via search engine organic search results (SEO). How Google determines a site …

“PORTFOLIO’S: ARE THEY FOR REAL?” How to stay clear of the big portfolio rip-off

So you like their portfolio?  Here are some questions you should ask when interviewing a design firm or freelancer to avoid contracting a skillset that …

Bing. Gotta love you.

Bing, Bing, Bing. Gotta love you because you are my laptop’s default browser. And I loved you even more when I saw that our company …

Halloween Tails

Ad Ventures’ “welcome waggins,” Sammie and Taco, howl with goulash stare-downs. (We howled too trying to wrangle up doggies for photo shoots.) Thanks to Bonnie, …

Something to Wag About

Welcome Samantha (aka Sammie), Ad Ventures’ new company “welcome waggin’” and self-appointed Top Dog! Sammie shares her co-welcome waggin’ position with the veteran Taco (aka …

What exactly is search engine optimization?

In the past it’s been presented by some almost like it’s a “magical” inside, proprietary knowledge that SEO “experts” have that they can’t share. Well, …

What web developers don’t always know are must-knows for you.

The Internet incorporates hundreds of combinations of website skill sets and technologies. Just because one’s skill set may be that of a “web developer or …

All “Web Geeks“ can talk the talk. But can they walk the talk?

You know who I am talking about: the web designer who, in an extremely convincing way, says “I can do that,” or “sure, won’t take …

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