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Woo-Hoo! I Found A New Web Host!

Web Hosting Can Be Confusing

You already know what I’ve been going through with my web hosting issues lately, so I’ll spare you the recap (you can view my previous posts) and get right into it.

I received a lot of great referrals and have spoken to a TON of hosting companies over the past 2 weeks: BlueHost, MediaTemple, Choopa, DreamHost, SurpassHosting, GoDaddy, etc. The list literally goes on and on.

I contacted ALL of them. It took me forever but I did it. One reason was because I wanted to really get my feet wet and find out what was being offered but also because I wanted to understand what I needed.

I’m not the most technical person in the world but I can tell when someone is just trying to sell, so I contacted them all to ask them the same questions over and over again so I can hear multiple replies and learn about this stuff.

They say the only way to learn something is to ask questions; so that’s what I did.

The main thing I learned from all this: the web hosting industry might be very competitive, but it’s not very innovative.

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Alltop.com Makes My Life Easier

Living in the Information Age is no easy task.

There is so much information out there, and with how resourceful sites like Google and Wikipedia are, it’s not about what you know; it’s about how fast you can get to know it.

You simply can’t afford to not know what’s going on. Being informed is having power; having access.

Forget about waiting for opportunity to knock on your door. When you have the right information, you have the master key to open any door you want.

That’s why it’s vital to stay informed of what’s going on and having easy access to that information.

My father is the type who wakes up early, grabs the morning paper, and reads the entire thing front to back; regardless of whether it’s of interest to him or not.

That’s a great trait, but that’s not me.

I’ll still read the world news and current events, but overall, I’m the type who wants to know about certain topics of interest and wants to see a whole lot of it laid out in front of me.

Subscribing to RSS feeds are usually pretty good for that, but the main problem I have with that is finding enough sites whose feeds I can subscribe to, so that I can get my fix.

And what if I don’t have enough time to filter through the entire net for new ones? I don’t want to miss out on anything.

Luckily, I keep my ear tuned into the tech world and heard about a site called Alltop.com that answers that problem.

Alltop is a site that collects all the top stories from all the top sites on the net and groups them together into organized categories. But it’s not just the top sites that are displayed. They also feature other sites that show promise and would be of interest to people who need more than they find on the better known sites.

Think of it like Amazon‘s “If You Like This, You Might Like…” feature.

So, for example; if you’re looking for tips and articles to help you grow your blog, you’d go to blogging.alltop.com;or if you’re into new technology and gadgets, you’d go to gadgets.alltop.com.

Each of the categories or “alltopics” have a full and quick overview of all the recent headlines from the top sites in each category, plus a few promising upcomers.

I’ve been using the site since it first launched and have found it to be a really useful tool.

Like I said, I’m the kind of guy who wants a laid out summary of everything that’s going on and when I see something that catches my interest, I look more into it. That’s why I was pleased to find out about Alltop a few months back; it suits me perfectly.

Now if I can just find an assistant/intern who can offer me the same kind of service with work projects.

I’d highly recommend checking out Alltop.com and browsing through the categories to find what piques your interest. I have a couple of them bookmarked for daily reads.

As a matter of fact, makingthemogul.com was added to music.alltop.com and smallbusiness.alltop.com last night

Thanks Guy & Neenz!