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September 23, 2023
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NFC/QR Business Cards. A Better Way Than Paper Cards

Seth Goldstein

I’m a big fan of these new-fangled NFC/QR code business cards. Their are so many vendors out there, I’ve tried three. I first tried V1ce, to be honest the name doesn’t really help them. But it worked decent. But people were reluctant to download my card coming from a site…

September 23, 2023
September 19, 2023
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Catching up on the show Suits

Seth Goldstein

My take with almost the first season done. 1. Meghan Markle – besides being beautiful is a great actress2. The acting is really good3. The stories and the overarching story is really intriguing and not TOO stressful for my anxiety4. The characters are relatable5. If I saw Suits in the…

September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023
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Thinking About The Open Web

Seth Goldstein

Apparently India assassinated a prominent Sikh Canadian activist on Canadian soil. Of course Canada is pissed. When Canadians went to Facebook to post about it, Facebook took their posts down because it went against Indian law. This is why we need decentralized social media. The centralized players have way too…

September 19, 2023
September 18, 2023
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Mullenweg Needs To Act Better

Seth Goldstein

Zack Katz, fellow WordPresser, wrote a great post in response to Automattic and WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg’s recent behavior. I don’t want to weigh in too much, nor do I want to rehash something that’s being rehashed everywhere. I do want to say is that Matt needs to watch what…

September 18, 2023
September 11, 2023
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22 Years Ago Today

Seth Goldstein

I will never forget today 22 years ago. It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. I was a sophomore at the University of Delaware. I was living in the Gilbert residence hall. I had just arrived at the Russell dining hall which was next door. Getting…

September 11, 2023
September 10, 2023
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Well That Was Predictable.

Seth Goldstein

Yesterday my alma mater, the University of Delaware, played Penn State in Happy Valley at PSU’s Beaver Stadium. It was the first time the two teams ever met. PSU is Division 1 and UD is Division 1 AA. So a subdivision. And regardless of how strong the Fighting Blue Hens’…

September 10, 2023
September 9, 2023
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They Grow Up So Fast

Seth Goldstein

I was diving through my pictures of my kiddo for a homework assignment for his 5 grade class. I’m the keeper of all the photos, so I started pulling out photos and putting them in folders on a shared drive. Man, Ilan had grown up so much in the past…

September 9, 2023
September 8, 2023
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15 Years Of Marriage! Time Flies!

Seth Goldstein

It’s been 15 years that I’ve been married to the love of my life ā€” Meredith. The woman deserves a medal for all that she goes through with me, llan, Olive. Through it all she’s an amazing Mom, wife, and doggy mom. I can’t imagine life without her. Happy 15th…

September 8, 2023
September 5, 2023
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The Urge To Go To A Small Mastodon Host Again… I Did It

Seth Goldstein

I can’t explain it. I’m going back to hosting my own instance. It’ll be just for me and I’ll have complete control over the whole instance. Managing Masto.ai with Stux was fun and all, but the responsibility became too much as more and more people were complaining about spam and…

September 5, 2023
September 4, 2023
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Why I Moved Hosting Providers From Flywheel to Rocket.net

Seth Goldstein

I’m almost full moved to Rocket.net from Flywheel/WPEngine. For the longest time, I loved Flywheel’s hosting. I love how it was a boutique WordPress optimized host and wasn’t part of the big dogs. Then WPEngine bought them. At first it was decent enough. Then they started nickel and diming for…

September 4, 2023
September 3, 2023
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The Block Theme (Twenty Twenty-Four)…

Seth Goldstein

It’s a completely different way of thinking about WordPress and how to develop. I’m still on the fence about what I think about Gutenberg/Block Editing vs. Elementor, but for a simple site like this one. Guess what? It works! This is site is my testing ground. More fun shit to…

September 3, 2023
September 3, 2023
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Dropped Into Twitter

Seth Goldstein

I dropped into Twitter/X during WordCamp US 2023, because most of what was going on was being documented over in Musk-ville. Much to my chagrined. I’ve now dropped in daily for a quick peek to see what’s going on. Still not spending to much time there. More people are moving…

September 3, 2023
September 3, 2023
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Taking The Leap

Seth Goldstein

I just migrated to the “beta” of the new block theme Twenty Twenty-Four. I want to see how the full site editing (FSE) works. So here goes! Wish me luck! CC0Ā licensedĀ photoĀ byĀ Michelle FrechetteĀ from theĀ WordPress Photo Directory.

September 3, 2023
August 26, 2023
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Last Night Was So Much Fun

Seth Goldstein

After my last post here, I wrapped up the day and went to dinner with the folks at a WordPress group that I’m part of ā€” Post Status. The dinner was sponsored by A2 Hosting. Let me just say this, the dinner was fantastic. The food was incredible and the…

August 26, 2023
August 25, 2023
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WordCamp US And The Excitement

Seth Goldstein

It’s pretty much 3am here in DC. I crashed at 8:30pm/9pm last night and got a solid 3 1/2 hrs of sleep before the old blatter got me up. Then I tossed and turned until 2:40am and now I’m up. I think it’s the excitement of the conference that’s got…

August 25, 2023
August 24, 2023
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WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day

Seth Goldstein

This year’s WordCamp US Contributor day was backed. There were easily hundreds of people wanting to give back to WordPress in some way. That’s really neat to see. I made my way to the Photo Team table and got to meet Michelle Frechette in person for the first time!!!! We…

August 24, 2023
August 19, 2023
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Quick Trip To Morristown NJ

Seth Goldstein

Last Thursday I took a quick jaunt to Morristown, NJ for a Pavilion Happy Hour. Morristown has this great park in the center of the town called the Green. Here are some shots!

August 19, 2023
August 19, 2023
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WordCamp US 2023 Is Less Than A Week Away!!

Seth Goldstein

I’m so excited for WordCamp US this year. It’s at the National Harbor right outside of DC. I haven’t seen many people in the WordPress community since 2019, so this will be great. I think the last round of tickets are still available https://us.wordcamp.org/2023/tickets/ and it will be livestreamed for…

August 19, 2023
May 15, 2023
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WordCamp US 2023 Here I Come!

Seth Goldstein

It’s been since 2016 that I’ve attended a WordCamp US event. I’ve been to local WordCamps but none as fun, vibrant and energizing as a WordCamp US event. The last one I went to was the second-ever WordCamp US which was at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. It was…

May 15, 2023
January 30, 2023
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Eagles… Super Bowl… Let’s Do This!

Seth Goldstein

Very excited. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers last night to clinch the NFC championship. They’re off to the big game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Now don’t get any ideas that I’m a football, or for that matter, a sports fan. I’m not. But I am a…

January 30, 2023
January 21, 2023
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HUGE NEWS – Smithsonian Images Copyright Free

Seth Goldstein

The Smithsonian Institution here in the United States just released more than 4 million images into the public domain. This is huge and a major win for the internet and fair use. This follows the WordPress Foundation’s public domain photo project “Openverse” that came to life last year. I’m loving…

January 21, 2023
January 14, 2023
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So… I’m writing a book.

Seth Goldstein

I knew I had a book in me somewhere. This Thursday (1/19/2023) will be the 100th episode of the Entrepreneur’s Enigma podcast (well the episodes that are available to consume LOL). Over these past 100 episodes I’ve learned so much and I think I can instill my observations and learnings…

January 14, 2023
January 12, 2023
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reMarkable 2 E-Ink Tablet First Thoughts

Seth Goldstein

So I ordered my reMarkable 2 on Saturday (1/7). It shipped on Monday (1/9) with an expected delivery of this Friday (1/13). It came at 4pm yesterday (1/11). What a surprise. It made my night. First Impressions You have to quell your excitement and take a moment to set things…

January 12, 2023
December 25, 2022
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A True Newscasting Legend Retires!

Seth Goldstein

Growing up in the Philadelphia area, you’d be had pressed not to know who this guy is. Jim Gardner anchored the 6 and 11pm news on 6 ABC News for so many years. 45 years total at the station. So many of us in the 80’s and 90’s, before cable,…

December 25, 2022
December 20, 2022
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Own The Platform

Seth Goldstein

If you don’t own your presence online, what is happening over at Twitter can happen to you. You’re site can be taken down without any warning and you’re pretty much SOL. Mastodon and the Fediverse as a whole is great this way. Even if you don’t own the instance, you…

December 20, 2022
November 10, 2022
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The Fediverse Is Coming Into Its Own

Seth Goldstein

The demise of Twitter as we know it is upon us. Elon Musk is burning down the Twittersphere while sitting at his desk inside. Is he insane? Absolutely. Does he know what he’s doing? No. Does he give a shit? Nope! People are fleeing to the fediverse, the open network…

November 10, 2022
September 13, 2022
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To Vermont I Go

Seth Goldstein

I’m finally getting a chance to take a solo trip. Albeit to visit my parents at their home in Weston, VT. Still it’s going to give me a brief break from the craziness at home. Aside from the 5+ hour drive to get there, I seriously can’t wait. I’ll post…

September 13, 2022
April 30, 2022
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While Mommy Is Away The Boys Will Play

Seth Goldstein

So my lovely and amazing wife is in Sedona on a girls trip. This has me home with the 9yo son. We’re going to have fun. But I have to admit I was apprehensive at first, because we argue like two male hamsters. So far so good though. Last night…

April 30, 2022
December 22, 2021
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My Son Now Wants To Podcast!

Seth Goldstein

I’m a very happy father. My 9 year-old son just started a blog and wants to learn more about WordPress. Now he’s intrigued about Podcasting. I’ve created a creator-monster. It’s really cute. We were listening to a podcast on the way to school this morning and he said, “Daddy, can…

December 22, 2021
September 11, 2021
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Remembering September 11… 20 Years Ago Today

Seth Goldstein

I was going to write my thoughts down in my private journal, but I realized I wanted to share my thoughts publicly. I remember 9/11/01 like it was yesterday. I, like many, can photo-realistically replay the day over and over like a movie in my head. I can’t believe it’s…

September 11, 2021
August 10, 2021
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On The Other Sideā€¦ Of The Podcast

Seth Goldstein

Recently I’ve been a guest on other podcasts and it’s been a lot of fun. It’s always weird for me to be the interviewee versus the interviewer. That goes back to the time when I was a journalist. I never like to be the subject of an interview. But I…

August 10, 2021
July 24, 2021
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WordFest 2021 Part Deux

Seth Goldstein

To this moment in time, I still can’t believe the team over at Big Orange Heart did the second Wordfest in 6 months. The first one was in January and was excellent. The other one was on Friday (July 23rd) and was even better. I was glad that Goldstein Media…

July 24, 2021
June 25, 2021
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Vermont State Of Mind

Seth Goldstein

I love Vermont. The beauty is unmatched and it’s so relaxing even if I’m working on stuff for the agency. My parents have house at a top of the mountain in Weston, VT. It’s so peaceful and relaxing even with a crazy 8 year old. This trip, albeit short, is…

June 25, 2021
June 22, 2021
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I Got Up Early

Seth Goldstein

Today I got up early. I’m seriously shocked that I did. 5:25 am and I’m not writing at 5:40 am. I have to admit that I would have been still sleeping if my 40-year-old bladder didn’t wake me, but still, the fact that I stayed up and decided to come…

June 22, 2021
June 17, 2021
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World Opening Up

Seth Goldstein

As the world opens up (well at least here in the States), I wonder how people are coping with the change after ~15 months of being in some semblance of lockdown. I’m enjoying my time outside the “bunker.” But I’m still cautious about who I meet with. This might be…

June 17, 2021
June 16, 2021
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WordFest 2021

Seth Goldstein

WordFest Live, run by A Big Orange Heart, is back for its second time! The inaugural WordFest Live was only in January. It was a total success that they wanted to do another one. WordFest Live is a 24 hour WordPress virtual conference to help promote the open-source operating system…

June 16, 2021
June 14, 2021
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Not Sure What To Title This

Seth Goldstein

That’s always a great way to start a blog post. šŸ¤£ This past weekend as you can see from my last post, was a tough one. Johnny’s death hit me harder than I thought it would. šŸ˜„ He’s my age and has young kids. I guess that played a part…

June 14, 2021
June 12, 2021
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I’m Mourning

Seth Goldstein

A good friend’s husband just passed from brain cancer. He was around my age (~40). He left behind a wife, 3 young kids, and a wonderful dog. My heart aches for my friend and her kids. I just found out this morning. Her husband has been battling brain cancer for…

June 12, 2021
February 14, 2021
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Minecraft… An Escape

Seth Goldstein

I belong to a great community of techy-type people called Indy Hall. I’ve known about the community since 2010 and it’s been around since 2006. It’s one of the first co-working spots in the US if not the World. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started last year (2020), the community has…

February 14, 2021
June 26, 2020
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The Pandemic Is Still Real… Still Here In Full Force

Seth Goldstein

I saw this about Covid-19’s resurgence in the most populous states in the United States on LinkedIn. This is not a political issue. Heck it’s being talked about widely on the biggest business social network. It’s a health issue. It’s about our health. There is no vaccine for Covid-19. There…

June 26, 2020
June 18, 2020
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Covid-19… I Get It

Seth Goldstein

Seriously, I get it. We’re all sick of being stuck in our homes and not interacting with other people as much as we used to. We want to get out. As humans were social beings — we want to be around each other and hang out. But there is a…

June 18, 2020
June 17, 2020
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Our History… The Statues… Our Checkered Past

Seth Goldstein

There’s been a lot of animosity surrounding statues lately. And in many cases rightfully so. Christopher Columbus statues across the country are coming down or being boxed up, in a case of Philadelphia. It is a time of reckoning about our past in this country. Symbols of oppression and hate…

June 17, 2020
June 14, 2020

On Defunding The Police…

Seth Goldstein

Where to start. I have family that are police officers and in law enforcement. To my knowledge they are upstanding and honorable. That’s why defunding the police is such a hard topic for me. Watching how the police deal with protesters angers me. Seeing how they are dealing with the…

June 14, 2020
May 31, 2020
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I don’t know where to even begin #riots2020

Seth Goldstein

I don’t even know where to begin. Covid-19 is still a real threat, but we can’t sit idle and not fight back against a police state taking hold. The death is George Floyd is just one more example of the police being out of control. I’m not saying that all…

May 31, 2020
April 9, 2020
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Quarantine Life A Challenge For Sure

Seth Goldstein

Quarantine life is definitely challenging. The kiddo is obviously home and has to learn, wife has to find a job (she’s a real catch for any company looking for a business manager or biz ops person, hint hint), and I have to keep Goldstein Media well oiled and moving. So…

April 9, 2020
April 4, 2020
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Finding The Right Balance

Seth Goldstein

With the majority of the globe on lock down/quarantine. I’ve seen a trend toward more online interaction. While this is good, we need to remember to not only take time for ourselves, but also our family that is with us in real life (IRL). Last weekend I attended WordCamp San…

April 4, 2020
April 2, 2020
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More Social Now?

Seth Goldstein

Before the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic, I was in a flow. It was regular and comfortable. Now that we’re all stuck at home, I feel that there are more things going on and that I’m being more social than I was before. Yes, we are home schooling our 7 year…

April 2, 2020
March 15, 2020
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It’s Been A While

Seth Goldstein

Hey. Yea You. It’s been a while since I’ve posted over here on this site. I’ve been busy. Yea we’re all “busy.” I’ve been building out a tech site called Insights on Tech. Check it out. I’m really proud of it. So reality struck and I’m now out of my…

March 15, 2020
January 13, 2020
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Side Hustles Are Not Just For Desk Jockeys

Seth Goldstein

So I’m starting up a side hustle. It’s in stealth-mode right now, so I’m not going to reveal anything here right now. But in doing this side hustle, I realized something… side hustles are not just for desk jockeys who have 9 to 5 jobs. Even if you’re an entrepreneur,…

January 13, 2020
January 11, 2020
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Waking Up

Seth Goldstein

Waking up from bed is something we should all hope for every day. Because there are people who don’t. I know that was really profound (sarcasm). But have you ever laid in bed not wanting to rise? It happens to me all the time. It’s probably because my bed is…

January 11, 2020
January 9, 2020
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Staying Sane As Life Picks Up

Seth Goldstein

It’s the new year. We’re all out of the holidays and ramping back up to regular life. With this ramp up comes the shock to our system of first quarter busyness. It’s during these busy times that we need to take a step back and breathe. Read a few pages…

January 9, 2020
January 6, 2020
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New Year… Reflections… Already

Seth Goldstein

We’re just barely into the new year, about a week, and I feel like I need to reflect already on how the year is going. In today’s hyper-connected world life moves fast… really fast. With this in mind, I’m feeling like I need to reflect on the the first days…

January 6, 2020
January 3, 2020
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Glass Half Full?

Seth Goldstein

The new decade is off to quite a start. If you’re not following the news you should be and I’ll leave it at that. With all the craziness that is going on right now, you have a choice. You can choose to crawl into a hole and act like the…

January 3, 2020
January 2, 2020
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New Year… New Decade… What’s Different

Seth Goldstein

It’s now 2020. Happy New Year, Happy New Decade. Now that we’re done with the holidays, hooray, how are we going to make this new year, new decade different? The typical resolutions are probably made. And you might already be breaking them. But setting up goals for the year to…

January 2, 2020
December 31, 2019
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Focus On The Things You Can Do

Seth Goldstein

I started reading, a day early, the January 1st meditation in Ryan Holiday’s book The Daily Stoic. In the meditation he talks about focusing on things you can fix rather than things that are out of your control. With the holidays, FINALLY, coming to an end, this is a good…

December 31, 2019
December 28, 2019
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Being A Good Dad

Seth Goldstein

Being a good dad is tough. I’m only in control of myself. Which means that I need to influence a youngster to do what’s right without any control. Being a dad is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, but also the most challenging. Especially with my anxiety and…

December 28, 2019
December 27, 2019
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How To Nurture Your Network

Seth Goldstein

I’ve learned something. If you build your network right, your network is EVERYTHING in business. They are a support group when things in business have you down, they are your cheerleaders when things are going well. They are a source of referrals and recommendations. Cultivating a good rapport with your…

December 27, 2019
December 23, 2019
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New Year… New Decade

Seth Goldstein

2020 is almost here. With it comes not only a new year, but a new decade. Looking back on the past decade and how much has changed, technologically, politically, culturally. Both good and bad things have happened. This morning, I sat down at my desk and started thinking and reflecting…

December 23, 2019
December 22, 2019
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A Great Podcasts For Dads

Seth Goldstein

Ryan Holiday a well known author and modern day philosopher recently started a podcast called the Daily Dad. It’s 2 minutes of thought provoking thoughts on being a father and how to be the best one you can be. The way Ryan posts his episodes is clever. He puts the…

December 22, 2019
December 19, 2019
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No Two Snowflakes Are The Same

Seth Goldstein

Most things in this world are like snowflakes ā€” not identical. Sometimes the difference is so slight it’s almost not noticeable. With this in mind, people need to learn to think outside of the box. Both when they approach work and their personal life. Thinking outside of the box makes…

December 19, 2019
December 18, 2019
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Thinking Outside The Box During The Holidays

Seth Goldstein

The holidays can be a tough time. Family, that you only see on holidays, coming in and spending extended periods of time with you, present buying, holiday parties, you name it it’s stressful. For many, the holidays also means going to see Santa Claus in a mall. Author Mark Chalifoux,…

December 18, 2019
December 17, 2019
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Writing Down Your Process

Seth Goldstein

When you have a reoccurring project or task, you might not think you have to write it down. And you might remember all the steps. But I’m here to tell you that writing it down helps you streamline it and make it better. I do a bi-weekly podcast called Digital…

December 17, 2019
December 16, 2019
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Always Backup Your Site

Seth Goldstein

I came into work, with an idea. I wanted to add a sidebar to this blog. I love the Twenty Twenty theme, that I’m using, but a blog needs a sidebar. Without a clear way to just add it, I turned to the Goog. There I found a plugin that…

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019
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Getting Up Early… Especially On Mondays

Seth Goldstein

Like most people, I don’t love Mondays. I know, I know, Mondays are just another day in the week. But there is something about coming off of two days that are structured differently (aka the weekend), that make Monday tough. It has to do with getting back into the routine…

December 16, 2019
December 13, 2019
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Mental Health And Entrepreneurship

Seth Goldstein

I’m attending a online summit for digital marketing agencies, run by Jan Koch of WPMastery.xyz. One of today’s session is on mental health. Jan talks to Phil Morrow about how to deal with your mental health while running an agency. It’s a great session and highlights one very important point…

December 13, 2019
December 12, 2019
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Email Is A Powerful Tool… Used Correctly

Seth Goldstein

I just got an email from a sales person asking if I was “still interested in learning about his product.” It caught be a bit off guard, because I never was introduced to their product in the first place. I know there are many tactics to get people to engage…

December 12, 2019
December 11, 2019
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Waking Up Early For Me

Seth Goldstein

So I’m trying to wake up early to get a jump on the day. Today I managed to get up at 5am and get my morning started. ? I’m a big fan of Amy Landino. She’s a YouTuber, author, and author of two books. The latest being Good Morning Good…

December 11, 2019
December 10, 2019
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Take Your Time On LinkedIn

Seth Goldstein

I don’t know how many times I see this, but people misspelling and worst of all not using correct capitalization on LinkedIn. People this site profile acts as an online resume to many. Treat it as such. Proof read, proof read, proof read. And you know what? Have someone else…

December 10, 2019
December 5, 2019
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Remembering To Breathe

Seth Goldstein

This morning was crazy. We all woke up late and it all spiraled from there. Finally we all got out of the house. I got to work, sat down and got a call. The call was from my wife, that we forgot to send my 7 year-old in the dead…

December 5, 2019
December 4, 2019
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Staying Mindful During This Holiday Season

Seth Goldstein

I’m not the most mindful person. Anyone who knows me, knows that I go a mile a minute, both in personal and professional life. But I’m finding that taking a step back and breathing helps. I try and meditate at least once a day, if possible. I use an app…

December 4, 2019
December 3, 2019
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Snow Days And Stress

Seth Goldstein

It’s the end of the year. There are lots of distractions, but one is bigger than most if you’re a parent. Snow Days! Yesterday, my 7 year old had one and he was an excellent little guy. He actually let me get my work done with minimal interruption. But that’s…

December 3, 2019
December 2, 2019
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When Snow Happens

Seth Goldstein

Well it happened. It finally snowed and with it came a snow day. Loved by kids, dreaded by parents, snow days pose a quandary to entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs. The question? What the heck do I do with the kid(s) while I attempt to get some work done? Staying motivated and…

December 2, 2019
November 29, 2019
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Being Part Of Something Bigger

Seth Goldstein

As I’ve said in many of my posts, I’ve been on this entrepreneur journey for 10+ years. It’s had its ups and downs, but it has been, for the most part, a very rewarding experience. During this time, I’ve tried different ventures along side Goldstein Media. Some, like podcasting, have…

November 29, 2019
November 27, 2019
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A Time To Be Thankful

Seth Goldstein

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t believe it’s here already. Especially with this holiday, I tend to reflect on what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for the obvious things, my family and my health. But I’m also thankful for all my clients that let me continue to do what I love…

November 27, 2019
November 26, 2019
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Business Is Fluid. You Need To Learn How To Adapt

Seth Goldstein

In the 10+ years of running Goldstein Media, I’ve noticed something. Business isn’t something that is static and unchanging. It’s fluid. Every deal, contract, project is different from the last one and any future ones. To be honest, I wish my business wouldn’t throw me curve balls, where I would…

November 26, 2019
November 24, 2019
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Work/Life Balance As A Solopreneur

Seth Goldstein

Work/life balance is important in any job, but especially when you’re an entrepreneur and even more so a solopreneur. In every job there is the opportunity to overwork and neglect yourself and your family, but this is even more prevalent when you’re a solopreneur. Though people don’t mean ill by…

November 24, 2019
November 22, 2019
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There Is A Correct Way To Pitch On Social/LinkedIn

Seth Goldstein

Thursday morning, I got a connection request from a person. Nothing quite out of the ordinary there. But in her connection message she very nicely asked something. She asked me if she could pitch me her services. Yes… before connecting she took the approach to make her intentions known. She…

November 22, 2019
November 19, 2019
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Knowing When A Project Isn’t A Great Fit For You

Seth Goldstein

Being an entrepreneur can be tough. Always prospecting for new business and pitching yourself and your services when you get a moment to do so to an interesting party, can be tough. What’s hard is to know when to admit when a possible client might not be the best fit…

November 19, 2019
November 16, 2019
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Klein Camp 2019 at Temple University

Seth Goldstein

It’s been 11 years of Klein Camp (or the old name Barcamp News Innovation) at the Klein School of Journalism at Temple University. I’ve been going for most of them. Even though I’ve “escaped” journalism back in the late, ’00s I love to keep a thumb on what’s going on…

November 16, 2019