Everyone needs solutions.

My friends tell me I’m the person to turn to when they’re trying to solve a problem, so I thought I’d use this venue to publish examples of solutions I’ve encountered that might make sense for you–in the kitchen, in the garden, in design, in business–in my humble opinion.

I’m using blogging software I’ve just discovered (called WordPress) to illustrate the point–sometimes something that seems complicated is simple if you have the right tools.  WordPress is technology that creates a hub for anyone with information to share–news, products, ideas or other content.  Using this tool you can create one entry (or blog) and push your content out to appear on multiple platforms, trimming down the time it takes to be visible to your audience wherever people look for information–Facebook, Twitter, search engines, and more.

Here’s what you need to know:

I built this blog site in about an hour.  It’s the first time I’ve used the software.  Quickly, as soon as I finish this post, I’ll be able to promote it on Facebook and Twitter.  The tool helped me set up what techies call “meta tags” which send search engines the information they need to understand your content at a glance and suggest your blog to people looking for that information. (Being found easily on the web is considered “Search Engine Optimization” in industry speak.) Already, Google, Yahoo and Bing can find this blog. Easy! You can do this too, and it’s a pretty powerful tool if you want to get the word out about what you do.

I won’t post every day, or on a regular schedule –only when I hear about something that might be of interest.  And most of the time, I’ll focus on news and information that helps small to medium-sized businesses gain traction, meet sales goals, and find new customers.

But sometimes, because I like to connect people to information they may need, you may find me going off-plan, sharing a timely gardening tip I’ve just learned, promoting a friend’s event or business, or just sharing local information of interest.

I hope you’ll suggest new ideas, and let me provide a platform for your new ideas.  Have you found a good restaurant?  Is your local business or organization offering something everyone should know about?  Maybe we can get you more visibility, together.