John McKown's Blog

Family Man - Motorcyclist - Web Guy - Loving Colorado as My Home

2016 Year in Review - Plus 2017 Resolutions and Goals!

Time to look back on 2016 and gear-up for a very successful 2017! A lot happened in 2016! Family My beautiful wife and I welcomed our second baby girl on Halloween. What a blessing she is! ...


Concealed Carry Class a Success!

I took a concealed carry class to carry a gun.  It was interesting. I learned some things. Also had a good time at the range.  I looked at a lot of guns and I settled on the Smith and Wess ...


Chamber of Commerce Article is Most Viewed

A while ago I wrote an article about Chambers of Commerce, and how you can hack your local chamber for results. Today, it is the most visited page on my blog, and I even get phone phone calls about ...


My Weight Loss Program - Results!

Down 36 pounds in 3 months, 6 inches off my waist, and still going! I have made significant lifestyle changes recently to get in shape, lose weight, and be healthy. After my divorce from ...


Why I moved to Colorado

I just posted a long article about my decision to move to Colorado.  Even though my wife and I moved here in 2013, I still get a lot of questions about why I moved away from Delaware. You ca ...


Bought a new motorcycle - a 2015 Yamaha R1!

If you aren't into motorcycles, then you just won't understand. If you ARE into motorcycles, then you already know what this motorcycle is. Its Yamaha's new superbike that includ ...


10 Ways to Hack Your Chamber of Commerce for Results

Some people love their local chamber of commerce, some don't. I used to be a HUGE promoter of local chambers, but I am not any longer.  You may work for a chamber, or love your local ch ...


The City of Santa Fe paid over $233,000 to leave CivicPlus

A recent newspaper article from the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico exposed the true cost of using CivicPlus to build and host a large municipal website, and also the enormous cost of ...


The Long Tail - A Secret Behind SEO Dominance

Here is one of the plays that comes right out of my Search Engine Optimization (SEO) playbook. This tip should make you more money with your website, but it also unfortunately takes more work for you ...


SEO Tips - Register your domain name for 3+ years

A prospective customer came in to see me today, and right away I found several things in their website that were holding them back from better search engine results and sales. One of the first things ...