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Newsletter Dated: 5/2/2012 7:41:41 AM
Subject: ARKlady Diana Guerrero's ARKwire May 2012
Volume 10, Number 05
Publisher: ARKtech | Guerrero Ink
Copyright © 2012 Diana L. Guerrero. All rights reserved.
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Ark Lady News
Wow, is it really almost summer? We've had snow and spring intermingled here in the mountains and it is confusing both the flora and fauna.
In the meantime, I've gone bird crazy with my new hobby. Jack, the Bald Eagle chick has now fledged but the funny thing is that after five days off the nest, he returned a bit bedraggled for R&R and security.
No, he didn't fly on my birthday - - instead he buckled to the pressure and took flight on Earth Day two days before. However, since it was such a symbolic flight - - I understand and think it was great of him to think of the big picture instead.
He was in the nest two full days before I had to leave the mountains to the desert for a surprise escape since my pal of 24 years actually forgot my birthday.
It was a great thing since I get to benefit from it a whole lot more than if she remembered. LOL
I finally gave up on the website migration and handed it over to my local web designer and office partner. We both work from home and so commute in for public Wi - Fi and days out of the office.
He actually had a week moment on the obligatory birthday boat cruise and said that he would handle it for me if I wanted.
Since I've been working to move everything over for two months, the next day after more futile hours, I let him.
So, five of my websites are moved - - only about 15 to go! But I should be blogging again at ARKanimals in the near future.
Locally, I started working with a neighbor's dog and here in the desert I was supposed to start work on training some rescue dogs for movie work but it seems to be delayed.
This is fine since I am enjoying the heat and am ready to head off to hit the mineral pools shortly and it will give me another reason to head back.
I am also supposed to be heading out to my animal training college reunion at the end of this week and am trying to sort out the transportation.
It is amazing to learn that 30 years have passed so quickly and although not everyone will be able to make it, it will be great to touch base and visit some of my old animal friends that are still alive.
Keep cool and be sure to make sure your animals stay that way too since summer heat can be a big danger.
Have a great month and happy tails!
Diana L Guerrero
ARKanimals has been moved over to the new host and I'll be posting again soon while we restructure the entire site.
It is such a huge project since there are a whole lot of pages. I started it back in 1995 and so it is partially in traditional website format while the rest is in newer format - - which makes it easier to manage.
But, I have to migrate all the old content into the new phase and that remains daunting.
Based on your feedback, I'll be offering three different main options, with subcategories. New articles will go up about once a week and rotate between animal careers, animal behavior training, technology for animal businesses, and a roundup of what I find interesting or newsworthy.
Keep an eye out for my requests from you for topic discussions since I love chatting on topics you submit.
I'll probably be getting more into birding as well since I am learning a lot about it. Lots of nuances to it but I find my background in behavior serves me very well.
Not all people know how to read animal behavior. Like reading a book, the more you observe animals, the more you understand and catch at very subtle levels.
I loved watching Jack (or Jackie - - nobody really knows at this point) because I could watch his development and understand what was happening each step of the way.
Sadly, I was told his behavior was being monitored but when I looked at the notes, I found that they were lacking because they didn't use an ethogram (a check off sheet for behavior studies) and the observers were not trained in taking proper notes.
Also, since I could watch from my deck, I was able to see the most amazing developments and hope to have an article ready on this in the near future.
This eagle was the first documented bald eagle hatch in the San Bernardinos in recorded history - - so it is a very big deal.
Do you watch wildlife? If so, I'd be interested to hear what you do.
If you are interested in more critter chat, find us at http://facebook.com/ARKanimals or http://facebook.com/TheArkLady
Recently an animal organization asked me about their hosting and online presence. They had made the mistake of allowing their site to be hosted on a subdomain.
A subdomain is something that looks like http://youragency.theirdomain.com instead of http://youragencydomain.com
The problem with this is that they do not own it and will lose search engine juice and earn no long - term benefits from that placement. If the person they are "renting" space from runs into trouble or decides to call it quits, the organization will lose any online collateral they have developed.
A domain name is something you purchase that will sit on a domain host server. Each domain name and each domain host requires different fees annually.
However, having your own domain name on a host you pick versus a subdomain owned by someone else can be compared to owning property versus renting property.
Over the long - term it is the owner that benefits - - which means that if you have a business, it is better to own than rent.
If you have a pet business sitting on yourname.blogspot.com or yourname.wordpress.org or something similar, I urge you to move over to your own domain and hosting.
A domain name usually costs around $10 - $15 per year and is renewed annually. A shared domain hosting server usually costs you between $7 - $15 per month depending on the company and what you need.
Of course, you can always opt for private hosting but that is a bit more pricey.
At the moment, I recommend two companies. If you use the links below to order your domain hosting, ARKanimals gets a small commission which helps us continue to operate our sites!
HostGator: http://secure.hostgator.com/ ~affiliat/cgi - bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=arkabc
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