I’ve wasted hours and hours trying to find a perfect task management system. There are many task management systems out there, with Remember the Milk (RTM), Google Tasks and Todoist all coming to mind… but not a single one I have tried seem to have a crucial component which is email integration. Maybe it’s a bad time for me, I understand there are Google/Greasemonkey issues and also add-on issues with Firefox 3.6, both of which task manages use to integrate their systems into email, but the developers have had long enough to fix these known issues, so maybe they just aren’t good enough.
GMail (see previous blog) is many things to different people, but a few things everyone agrees with is it's simple, efficient and flexible. I emphasise flexible because you can configure it to work that suits your needs. I use it not just for email but as my Task Management System.
RSS Feeds are a very useful and powerful feature that allow your content to be listed on other websites, Twitter, RSS Readers and a lot more, so people can obtain instant up to date new content from you without having to visit your website all the time. So why not export your Interspire Email Marketer Newsletters in the same way? This way even people who do not subscribe to your newsletter will be updated. This blog describes how to export the newsletters as RSS Feeds, its actually very easy.
Google AdSense is a Google application that allows website owners to earn revenue from visitors to their website. It’s those “Ads by Google” links you see on this blog page below this post, and on the right hand column. It’s a great way to earn a little extra income if you have a busy website. This blog describes how to add Google AdSense inside a content page on your Joomla website.
I’ve had a few clients recently ask me to setup a blogging system. I nearly always recommend WordPress because it is one of the most common and powerful blogging systems available and is free to download and use. Setting up the blog is straightforward if you know how to FTP and create a MySQL database on your web hosting account. Once setup it is ready to go, you can start blogging right away.