The blog formerly known as The Dobbs Method

Back to WordPress…

Posted in Internet, The Dobbs Method by Taylor Dobbs on 02/25/2010

After a two-week hiatus, I’m back to blogging here on wordpress. For the last two weeks, I was checking out a free trial of Squarespace, a browser-based site management service. It was awesome, and definitely a superior product (more customization, hosting, etc.), but it lacked one thing wordpress has: the price tag of 0.

As much as I’d like to be able to justify spending $7 per month on a website, this blog draws in some readers, but no money. Maybe once I’ve got a journalism gig and I can call it self-promotion, I’ll make the upgrade, but for now wordpress has me won.

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Smart Marketing

Posted in Internet, media by Taylor Dobbs on 06/10/2009

Squarespace LogoTwitter has given a place for many very cool and interesting marketing ideas to bloom. I came across one today that was so incredibly simple, yet so brilliant that it merits a blog post.

As I logged into twitter earlier today, I glanced over at the trending topics, which have become an amazing way to discover news and events as they happen. The leading topic was “#squarespace.” This confused me as it is usually a phrase such as “inauguration speech” or “American Idol.” After a quick google search, I found out that square space is a company that helps with web site creation. I haven’t used the service, but it looks good and I will probably give it a shot soon. In other words: mission accomplished. When I woke up this morning I didn’t know that the company even existed, and now I want to try their product.