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It’s been a long week so far, but nothing pisses me off like bad customer service or sorry salesmen.

/rant on – A four mile radius of AT&T cell towers has been out in my little hood of Baltimore. Least to say no service is a bad thing when you only have cellphones and a newborn baby and a truck that wont start.

After the third full day of no service (day four now and still no service!) it got to me in a big way. So I called AT&T and said I want out. The service is terrible when your towers are working, and they are down for the third day in a row. So they did the run around crap, that I quickly said no to.

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Focus

Posted by Matthew Snider with 15 Comments

It’s been a few days since I last posted here at Geek for Him and I apologize for that. I was on a roll with posting daily (minus the weekends) but have grown weary to be honest.

I need focus!

I am currently posting most of my “techy” content over at Churchm.ag and really have been content doing that. I don’t know where Geek for Him will end up, but I do know that I plan on continuing it, just what it will be is my issue at this time.

Will Geek for Him get a name change? A make over of the site? I don’t know.

Long story short, with the arrival of my third daughter my nights are spent holding and sleeping. All of my extra time has been going into web design projects for clients.

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As a kid growing up I hated a lot of different foods. I gave a LOT of food to my dog and waited hours before my parents would give in. I didn’t win much but when I did, I was so proud of myself.

I have grown into a strick Meatatarian (full on meat eater who hates almost all veggies), leaving behind a bad example for my kids.

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Afternoon all of you fine folks. I am off this week and I must say things are a little on the hectic side. Finishing up two web projects, starting another with a new friend and oh yeah, a 2 week old daughter (third) adds to the mix.

I wanted to see what you all were up to this last month and now that it’s disgustingly hot in Baltimore and May is over, I was wondering what the best post on your blogs were for the month of May?

If you’re a blogger, or even if you aren’t and you have a favorite post from the month of May,  leave a comment with a link to your favorite blog post that you wrote in May.

It’s that simple, watcha got?

I am excited to see what your readers thought were your favorites!

Today in Fathering Daughters I have the privilege of introducing to you all Andy King. He is a husband of 8 years to an amazing lady, who have 4 kids ages 6-1. His oldest is a boy and then he has 3 girls. Andy is on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and he doesn’t write enough at JustUsKings.com. You can follow Andy on Twitter as @thefatrat

How many daughters are you raising and what ages are your daughters?

I have 3 daughters. Ages 4, 3, 1.

At what stage of the birth announcement did you realize you had no idea how to go about raising a daughter?

I was super excited when we found out that our second child was going to be a girl. I was really looking forward to raising daughters. I had prayed and asked God for a son first and now I was thrilled to be adding a little girl to the mix.

Now, I am the oldest of 4 boys with no female cousins, so it wasn’t until I was changing my first diaper in the hospital that I quickly realized I was in unchartered territory. I remember asking my bride, “How do I do this?” I eventually figured it out (with a little help) and have loved every minute of being a ‘Daddy’.

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If you are a true geek as myself, you will probably check your web analytics way too many times throughout the day. I have always been confused when looking at either Mint or Church Analytics on a few things. Mainly though, the bounce rates are crazy different.

The real reason behind this ghost phenomenon is actually really simple and something that you can fix pretty easily.

But first before I give you the goods, I just want to make sure that you know what the bounce rate actually is. Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Bounce Rate can be best describe this way:

Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. Use this metric to measure visit quality – a high bounce rate generally indicates that site entrance pages aren’t relevant to your visitors. The more compelling your landing pages, the more visitors will stay on your site and convert. You can minimize bounce rates by tailoring landing pages to each keyword and ad that you run.

Okay so check out the details below on how to make sure yours make a bit more sense and are not as crazy as Google leads you to believe they are.

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You have seen it, you know what it is, but how do you get the most of it. Feedburner, from Google, is a great service but there are some small learning curves that must be learned to get the full on potential of the service setup.

I want to go over two ways to speed up the publishing of your feed and then 5 tips to optimize your feed without doing much after the intial setup.

So those of you who do not what Feedburner does, it delivers your feed in an all encompassing manner to the RSS readers of the folks who visit your website.

With the above said, this is a must have for anyone who blogs. This is a surefire way to get your content out to the masses in a timely manner.

There are some small caveats though when it comes to speed. Feedburner has been known to take priority on larger sites than on us small fries. With that said I have two tips for you running a blog to look into.

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