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Google Vote

October 23rd, 2008 No comments

Google ElectionGoogle Joins the election hype with a maplet to show you where to vote.  TechCrunch reported back in September “Google will be adding to its election maps this voting season by offering a Google mapplet that will offer polling location information before the big day in November. (In case you are not sure where to go to vote).”

The Google Voting Maplet is live and working.  If you don’t know your voting location then give the niffty google map service a try.  If you are still having problems with information I recommend you contact your local election office.

Wordcamp Birmingham

September 25th, 2008 1 comment

So its official I am going to be attending Birmingham Wordcamp.

Will you bee in Birmingham?

From the about page of Wordcamp Birmingham

So what is WordCamp Birmingham?

WordCamp Birmingham is a conference for WordPress users and developers being held in Birmingham, Alabama on September 27 & 28, 2008. It is one of several WordCamps that have been held or being planned around the world.

The folks from Automattic provide this excellent explanation of what the conferences are all about on their WordCamp Central site.

Change Notice

September 3rd, 2008 No comments

Over the next few days you will notice some changes to the look and feel of Chris-Estes.com.  In addition to design changes we will be adding some functionality that we haven’t utilized.  Some of the technical changes we are going to make will be changing our feed burner address to a Google feed burner address.  The new design will take care of the bare space around the blog by adding more advertisements.  Yes the advertisers might not be everybody’s favorite thing to see on a page to clutter it up.  Since times are hard I can’t bring you the great and cutting edge stories with out increasing the advertising on my blog. So my entrepreneurship and marketing training is kicking in to utilize the space.

The advertisements are going to be based on content relevant ads that bring in revenue per click and others one I select.  The ones I select will be target to things I think you are interested in.  In order for me to receive revenue it will require you to make a purchase so of course I am only going to put up advertisements you would be interested in.  The banner and content ads are the only type of advertising I plan to us.

There is the thought of sponsored post.  But that would discount the type of post I plan to make.  Speaking of post.  I plan to talk more about politics and a little less this and that.  So for the next few months my theme is going to be Chris Estes on Politics.  I might sneak in a random post or two about just random interesting things.  So get ready and prepare as I plan to bring you coverage of the the National and local races that affect everyone but more specifically the things in my area that matter.  I am going to try and bring fair and balanced information.

Bloggers postings and musings are becoming more and more powerful and I would like for my voice to be heard and addressed.  I have to yet decided on a candidate for president.  Even though I am trending towards one based on the conventions. Within the next few days you are going to witness a change in direction of my blogs change.  As the major changes are in place I will make announcements on how you can utilize the change for you.

My feed url will be changing from a Feedburner URL to a Google Feedburner URL that will need to be updated in your feed aggregator.

Stay Stuned for future updates.