What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick answers to readers questions

To my readers who asked:


Blogger, this site, is free. Easy to set up and you don't have to be an expert on a computer to do it. NO...do NOT use Vistaprint for a website. You cannot cancel your website account online and must go through a salesperson who will make it difficult if not impossible to cancel your account - all the while charging your credit card. Use www.weebly.com. If you are going to set up a blog, use blogger.com or wordpress.com.. Yes Vista offers free business cards, but trust me....the website is NOT a good deal. You can get better and for free at www.weebly.com.

Point and click cameras are fine for 90% of the photos you'll be taking at indoor events. You can download them and upload them to your blog fairly easily. You don't need an $1,800 camera but if you can afford it and want it - get it. Canon or Nikon are both great cameras. Canon has a new camera out that shoots incredible video as well as stills. Well worth the $1,800 price. Sony, Epson and Canon all make good point and click cameras.

I use a "Flip" camera ($100-$150) for video. Easy to use, excellent resolution and fits in a shirt pocket. That's the name of it - "Flip"....available at Best Buy and you get a free $49 memory card for your camera with it...online offer - but tell the clerks at the counter. I paid $150 for the camera...but got the 4 gig memory card free.

Yes, Danville does have a new business site....danvillebusiness.ning.com. It is by invitation only, but contact Diane Arnold at the Small Business Development Center for an invite. Free. But you must go through her or receive invites from other members.

Hope this helps! Happy blogging to all who asked!!