Easy Websites for Free Through WordPress

by admin on January 22, 2013 · 1 comment

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Http://MyLifeAudio.Com Facebook Page at I create simple websites for people and causes when time permits and I use WordPress. WordPress  is a blogging platform “but” you can easily use verbiage you create as a static front page and make a website. WordPress offers two options, WordPress.Com and WordPress.Org and the following article explains both. If […]

Http://LeonardSipes.Com and Background: I speak to a variety of agencies and national organizations on social media or public relations and I usually create articles or PowerPoint’s to address their unique needs. The material below is content for a PowerPoint on creating great content. It accompanies the first product titled, “The Advantages of Government Social Media” […]

Http://LeonardSipes.Com There are thousands of channels on internet television that remind me of the early days of blogging; many choices waiting for an audience to show up. I have a Roku box  and stream internet television (less than $100.00-see ). The better channels (Netflicks and Amazon) are subscription based. The exploration: The exploration started when Blubrry ( ) started streaming […]

Http://LeonardSipes.Com This  is the second article on Ryan Holiday’s “Trust Me, I’m Lying—Confessions of a Media Manipulator.”  Holiday heaps tons of blame on both blogs and the mainstream media for lack of fact checking. See the first at . The premise of the book is something he refers to as “trading up the chain;” convince […]

Manipulating Blogs and the Internet

by admin on August 22, 2012 · 2 comments

Http://LeonardSipes.Com Are blogs the journalistic scumbags of the internet? I just finished reading (for the second time) Ryan Holiday’s “Trust Me, I’m Lying—Confessions of a Media Manipulator.”  Holiday heaps tons of slime on both blogs and the mainstream media. The premise of the book is something he refers to as “trading up the chain;” convince […]

  Http://LeonardSipes.Com From MarketingCharts.Com: “American and European bloggers are relatively in agreement when it comes to the most effective ways to drive traffic to their blogs, both citing frequent updates and promotion on social networks as their top 2, per an Overblog study released in June 2012. Yet, when it comes to what defines the […]

Http://LeonardSipes.Com Question: Is it time to admit that social media has multiple definitions and uses? Assertion: There are two types of organizations using social media; those who simply push information out and those who depend on people  interacting to survive. Article: “Describe your sex life with a movie title,” was a recent post on my […]

Blogs and Social Media Sites That Die

by admin on December 30, 2011 · 6 comments

Http://LeonardSipes.Com Happy New Year! I talk to people who are ready to give up their sites after one year of effort.  I understand their concerns. My government sites pull almost 100,000 page views a month and sites I’ve assisted can get as many as 2,500 page views a day. But starting from scratch and establishing […]

Http://LeonardSipes.Com I returned from the Blog World-New Media conference in Los Angeles last night ( ) and it’s easy to say that it’s the best social media conference I’ve attended (third time for me). Four-thousand participants from over 100 countries filled the room with massive energy and creativity. You can’t go to Blog World without […]

Restoring faith in government communication

by admin on October 12, 2011

Http://LeonardSipes.Com This site addresses public relations and social media for government, associations and nonprofits thus we explore a variety of digital technologies and PR issues to increase our presence and ability to serve. But nothing I’ve done in 20 years of hosting and producing radio, television and social media for government agencies comes close to […]