Garry Vander Voort

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Garry has a versatile skill set including web development, team management, project management and social media marketing. He is a problem solver praised for having a calming influence on demanding clients. He is a skilled communicator able to explain technical concepts in straightforward terms, and adept at strategic staffing, resource management and cost control.

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The Internet Archive is a remarkable resource for preserving our internet heritage. One way to utilize their large archive of audio is to use their advanced search feature to convert any search into a podcast. Why would you want to do this?  Generate a podcast that looks for music based on keywords Turn lecture topics into a podcast Make an existing audio collection into a podcast Revive a dead podcast that no longer has a…
Starting a new job is a mixed bag.  A combination of stress and excitement that is akin to riding a roller-coaster for hours each day.  Things do eventually change as your new job just becomes your job, but those first days can memorable. My first day at LexBlog was supposed to happen the Monday after I signed my offer letter. This was nearly a week, which is a good amount of time to plan for…
You just wrote a great post.  You are ready to share it with the world.  So you hit the share button on your site, pop over to Twitter, hit submit, then sit back and wait for the the ensuing adulation. If you are not getting the results you are hoping for, might I suggest you take a different tack when posting your tweets and include some information.  So instead of this: You get something more…
Are you looking at your blog or website and thinking that you don’t like the way it looks any more?  Perhaps, even considering that a design change will make your site more successful?   The reasons to why you are doing this can be complicated. In some cases, you could be looking to incorporate modern technology or methods that were unavailable when you first built your site. This is a great reason, especially if it enhances…
When you write posts on your blog, do you think about their future?  What will happen when you share them with the world?  What will they look like when you share them on Twitter?  Will they attract comments?  What will those look like? Odds are, after a few months, you forget about your blog posts, unless you get a new comment, share or traffic surge. They are still there, waiting, but are largely ignored. The…
You just wrote an insightful and thought-provoking blog post. You can’t wait until you can share it.  Before you do, please consider some things that might make your blog post just a little nicer and more effective. Select Images Take your time and select images for your post that help to illustrate your point or make it more appealing to the eye.  Make sure they are of the proper size and align it the way…
This week MySpace announced that, in addition to other content, over 50 million music tracks were lost.  How did this happen?  According to MySpace: As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from MySpace. We apologize for the inconvenience. The statement almost seems glib in its drabness.  50 million audio tracks is not a small…
I am for the most part a solo podcaster.  For better or for worse, when you’re listening to my show, you are hearing only my voice. A lot of podcasts follow the lone person behind a microphone formula. I would like to talk to you about a different type of podcast that is a lot more popular, the Bantercast.  A Bantercast is podcast where a group of friends or associates get together, chat, make a…
As a podcaster, I like to see how my podcast looks on various platforms.  So I have a bunch of them installed on my Android phone.  Recently one very popular one, Pocket Casts, has had an update that is drawing a lot of negative attention on Twitter.   One change I would like to discuss is their use of the term “Archive” when they mean “Delete.”  It is a dangerous switch.  One that trivializes deletion and…
It is pretty easy to make fun of pop ups and interstitials.  They interfere with the web experience and for the most part are annoyances.  But people continue to utilize them, because they work. I spend a lot of time looking at lawyer’s websites.  Lawyers are group of people who eagerly seek out work.  Like all businesses they are trying to capture online users right away.  Get them to the site and hit them with a…