About LCJohn
Joined November 2014
Hello to all who read this.
I'm an entrepreneur at heart. I built my first business when I was 16 years old. I built my first website business in 1994. In 1997 I built my first successful website business.
I am currently working on a new business site that brings everything together along with new media marketing. Which I really don't have a full grasp on at this time. So, the best thing to do is find people who do have that knowledge.

For my own experience I have experience in photography, video and video editing, music production, and building websites. I was a financial planner, worked in insurance and mortgages, military veteran, gymnastics coach, and martial art instructor. The profile photo used is when I was an over the road truck driver.
I've done just about every extreme sport there is. Sky diving, scuba diving, rock climbing, bungee jumping, motor cycle racing, to name a few.

I just added two websites that I created (under website links). They are not fully complete (are websites ever complete?). They still have some work to be done to them.

I do most of my graphic work, music, video and video editing for the sites I work on.
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JocelinH Premium
Hi John! Thanks for the follow and have a wonderful week!
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LCJohn Premium
Not a problem. Same to you. Thanks for the post.
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lindasea Premium
Hello John! I continue to find so many awesome folks to follow here in our WA community.

I have dropped into a couple of your blog posts and really like the one on "Site Submission to Search Engines". It has helped me in my quest to get my head around Search engine stuff. THANKS.

I'm looking forward to what else you will creatively bubble to the surface.
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LCJohn Premium
Sorry for the late reply. I've been busy building yet another site, and doing some advanced training for my 'day job.' I'm am working on some more blogs, but they coming a bit slower.
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SolLiisa Premium
Best wishes for 2015 John!
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lisa970 Premium
Hello,good luck on your journey.Be blessed
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LCJohn Premium
Same to you. May your new year bring you the blessing you have been seeking.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi John, I just saw one of your blogs and I was impressed enough to come over and check out your profile. After reading your profile it sounds like you have a hard time sticking to anything... I'm just kidding, you have a very impressive resume. I look forward to learning a lot from you. All the best. Phil
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LCJohn Premium
I do tend to float a bit. It just tends to be a priority schedule and how one thing can link, and accelerate another.
I did remove several websites that no longer served their purpose.
Thank you for the visit and comment.
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SolLiisa Premium
Hello John, remember I said I'd come by to ask you to check out some of what I do on GIMP/ Moviemaker? In this case I also made use of the stabilizer on youtube as I by accident discovered it had a funny effect. Maybe you've got some animation tips for me after watching this.

https double dot slash slash youtube dot com slash watch?v=ck69NziTeIs

Thanks beforehand! Sorry I could not post the link!
Solveig
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LCJohn Premium
Hey Slovig,
Yeah, I'll check it for you. If I have anything I'll let you know.
I'll also send you a link of a video I did as well.
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SolLiisa Premium
Awesome.
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SolLiisa Premium
Hi there Lcjohns, as I just saw you leave a way more informed reply to a lady named Dianne, than I did, I think it is a smart option for me to follow you around a bit on here :) You look like a "jack of all trades" (I just google translated that I hope I'm not insulting anyone right now)!
Man you are definitely enjoying your adrenaline being pumped around those arteries huh? Adrenaline: get high of your own supply!
So yup, I'm here to "piggyback" upon your knowledge if you don't mind. I'm not physically mounting so don't worry I carry my own weight. Just looking for knowledge and information. Creator knows I need it!
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LCJohn Premium
Not a problem. Ask away and I'll help however I can.
I don't work in wordpress so I'll do what I can there. I use another web builder. But, when it comes to building a business online and other things related to that, I do pretty good.
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SolLiisa Premium
Great I definitely will. Thanks :)
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LCJohn Premium
You can check out some of the sites I have done with the links on the right.
I just finished a video and put it up. You can find it at the blog link at the top of "Blogs By..."
Or just click on this link.
http://youtu.be/OH0v7Vtfmms
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SolLiisa Premium
I'm on it and wow that's an awesome video, very interesting John. The graphics you used are beautiful as well. I am teaching myself how to animate too.. For now I'm making butt ugly GIF animations.. Like.. Well they're not bad if I say so myself, for a beginner..But every time I make one and then export it it's such a disappointment compared to how it looks in the software itself.. By now I understand it has to do with the amount of colours a GIF file can transcribe.. Freakin har I don't even know if I'm using the right terms but I hope you get me. Right now I'm using GIMP and I have tried out Blender but Blender I have put aside a little for now until I'm better at 2D. And hopefully get a computer one day that will not crash every time I make a file over a certain amount of bytes.. Anyways I'm going back to your video to finish it and I will re-watch it because it's REALLY interesting and a sight for sore eyes :) visually. Thanks again.
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LCJohn Premium
For the video I used Apple Motion for part of it. Some of the elements I used DAZ3d. For the music I used Novation Abelton. Then cut everything together using Final Cut Pro.
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SolLiisa Premium
Yeah. Thanks for that. For now I'm stuck to freeware. But I'm content to be able to use anything at all for now. Just building skill until the day comes I can afford to use better software and a way better computer. I mean I have a 2 GB Dell from 2002 which I brought back from the dead a couple times :).. IT'S ALIVE! Mwahaha...For sure I will watch and learn about more of your video's etc. Super interesting John.
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LCJohn Premium
DAZ3d is free. Novation has a free music maker app (iPhone or iPad).
Just so you know.
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SolLiisa Premium
Oh yeah I use LMMS for that purpose, I will check that out. If I drop you a short animation video one of these days just to share and hear some pro feedback would that be ok?
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LCJohn Premium
Sure thing.
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grubby Premium
how do I get my site to the world wide web?
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LCJohn Premium
Sorry for the late reply. I've been busy with a video. You don't need to submit your sites to the search engines anymore. You can just type the web address into google. That will start the process of getting your site indexed.
It really is that simple now-a-days.
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grubby Premium
ok I'll keep this one.
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wb5yjs Premium
Howdy LCJohn, (Texas Talk)

Would like to see a better Profile Photo/Image (with better lighting).

As a Mac user, are you familiar with "Alfred" - "WorkFlowy" & "Sidewriter" programs? Those are 3 I like & use the most. I'm not an affiliate for them. You can Google them.

See if you can find anything useful at:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/wb5yjs/blog

I like your 'Stuff'.

Wally
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LCJohn Premium
Can't say I am. I will takesa looksee ov'r thar ta see waz up wit dem.
Hehe, I grew up primarily in Texas.

I'm working on a better profile pic. This was taken when I was driving 18 wheelers over the road.
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wb5yjs Premium
You could have said: "I'm "fixin to" take a look see".

Grew up in Texas… where are ya now?

I'm looking forward to your new & improved pic.
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LCJohn Premium
I'm in south west Louisiana (SWLA or "Sewela" as people here like to say). Got here by way of the military.
I'm currently working on a "mega site" that I'm trying to get done in the couple of weeks. It's driving me nuts with all the little bits and pieces.
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wb5yjs Premium
On the Authority Site you are building, are you planning to organize your content hierarchically use “Siloing” to produce the IA (Information Architecture) for maximum UX (User Experience) & SEO Results?
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LCJohn Premium
Not familiar with the term "Siloing."
If your referring to the "funnel" then yes.
It's a membership site that has a full "Facebook" type social feature, e-learning (university course feature), and article production/sharing with voting feature.
So the funnel is set with the user experience built in. For SEO I have that fully researched. Every page is about as optimized as it can be. I did this not only in the administrators area (backend), but also within the code itself.
Every graphic, photo, and image have been fully optimized and properly tagged both within backend and within the graphic itself.
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wb5yjs Premium
Your Authority Site… Have you already 'Located' & 'Groomed' a large 'Audience' that's waiting for & wants/needs what the Site will provide? Or, are you doing the "Build-It-&-They-will-Come" prayer?

Hopefully, you're not Putting-The-Cart-Before-The-Horse.
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LCJohn Premium
I'm doing a roll out.
I already have an audience. As I near the release date i will start the roll out with some of the video already done. Which will increase that audience.
I also have agreements with some other site owners in similar niches that I'm not competing with, but complementing. We will be cross promoting each other.
Some are willing to provide their content to my site and will collect a direct commission for every customer that purchases their content.
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wb5yjs Premium
Funneling has to do with monetization.

Siloing has to do with organizing your content hierarchically to produce the IA (Information Architecture) for maximum UX (User Experience) & SEO Results.

Bruce Clay at: www.BruceClay.com is the master of Siloing… interesting read.
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LCJohn Premium
Thought about this question for a minute or so longer.
What I have is a landing page at my url. On that page is a signup form where people can input their email. That goes into my MailChimp account that I use to send out emails of relevant information.
I also have people interested on my Facebook page and LinkedIn account.
So it is a rather large audience that I have.
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wb5yjs Premium
That sound great since you worked on the audience initially.
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wb5yjs Premium
Check-out Bruce Clay for above-&-beyond.

Are you still hiding behind the 'Under Exposure' photo technique? (smile)
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wb5yjs Premium
I'll stop bothering you so you can get back to "Burning The After Mid-night Oil". I enjoyed the chat.
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LCJohn Premium
I did a quick glance over the Bruce Clay article. Most of what I saw I have done. Some of it I may need to take another gander at.
Navigation I do have nailed down according to the article. I'm big on navigation and usability.
I spent nearly 6 months (+ or - a week) on the layout and design of the site. I think I mentioned this in one of my blogs, pretty sure I did.

I do need some sleep though. I have a few days off from work, and I have been at this since 6am. So it's been roughly a 21 hour day for me. I'll be back up and at it in a couple hours though.
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LCJohn Premium
I'll work on getting a new photo up tomorrow. Once the light is correct.
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LCJohn Premium
Not a bother at all, enjoyed it. Thanks for asking the pointed questions, it made me think if I had covered all my bases correctly. Also thanks for the taking the time to point me to the article.
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JohnBishop Premium
John your feedback on my geocaching site was right on. Thank you! I appreciate it.
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LCJohn Premium
I was hoping it was. I didn't want to come off as being mean or rude. I really wanted to point out what I saw could use some consideration for improvement.
Glad I could help. Best to you.
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rob3 Premium
Hi John, thanks for the feedback on my site. I tried to return the favor but found no blog to leave a comment on on either of your websites.
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LCJohn Premium
Yeah, my sites are primarily static. I have a comment system within the martial art site for students who write articles, or to leave comments on their profile.
The site I'm working on will have an open comment system within the blog area. But, that site is still a ways off from being released.
Thanks for trying to return the favor.
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PMakaris Premium
Hi John, excited to be following you. Great profile. Seems like you've got a ton of experience in a variety of things. Love the spontaneouty and really looking forward to checking out your websites! Thanks for the feedback earlier btw.

Wish you the best,
Peter
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LCJohn Premium
Not a problem at all. I have two sites that I have done posted on my profile. Those didn't take a whole lot of time. The one I'm working on is just a monster size site. Kind of like building Amazon from scratch.
You can get a preview of some of what I'm doing by reading my "Finished with part one" blog.
It will be great to see where your sites goes.
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dynamite8 Premium
Hi John, I was checking out your websites very nicely done.
The second on you have listed, tennesseestonecraft.com; I had an awe-fully hard time reading the white print. Not sure if you have the option to change the print color with your theme. Maybe change it to black?
I know I have bad eyes and I really have to struggle with sites like yours to read them.
I have to really want the information or I will just leave a site if I have to struggle to much to read it.
I am not trying to criticize your site, just make you aware of the fact; people like me with bad eye site Can Not Read It.
Hope you find this helpful and not offensive. Much success to you.
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LCJohn Premium
Thanks for the feedback. I was going to change the font color, but the person that ordered the site doesn't want it changed. I tried explaining how colors work, but it's his site - I'm just the builder in that particular case.
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dynamite8 Premium
Well I guess it will be his loss.
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Melaniejay Premium
Hi thank you for your follow. It's nice to meet you. You have a very interesting profile and I look forward to connecting with you more
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LCJohn Premium
A few things I left off my profile is that I have a couple of books published. Designed and published a magazine (digital and print), and I write movie scripts, on spec.
To see another author is kind of a treat. So far I have run across a graphic designer, musician, app creator, and a radio producer as well.
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Melaniejay Premium
Yep WA certainly does have a massive talent pool. You never know who you are going to meet next. It is great!Oh wow. That's quite an impressive list of accomplishments you have. I'm just learning how to write scripts at the moment but in very early stages. I just started to day. It is so different to writing books. How long have you been writing scripts for and what genre?
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LCJohn Premium
Been writing for about 7 years now. I go for drama-suspence (action drama) mainly. But I have written for kids, crime, and sci-fi. I have done a political piece. Not that great at comedy though.
I am working on a lead right now for a World War Two action book conversion.
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Melaniejay Premium
Hi I'm so sorry for such a late reply however must of missed this. That's awesome! Well done! Yeah I'm not that great at comedy either but I always try to add a little humour to my books to lighten them. Whilst it is not the extent where people will roll around laughing I'd like to think it makes them smile. Do you have any tips on how to break into the industry? I'm planning to turn one of my books into a script but I'm finding very different to the book publishing world. Any tips would be be much appreciated. Thanks
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LCJohn Premium
Breaking in is very hard to do. You submit your scripts directly to producers. You have to follow industry standards to the letter, or the script will be automatically rejected. The script goes through the screener, then the reader, then to the producer.
If you would like your script to be read and get reviewed you can go to Triggerstreet.com and other script writers will review it for you. Take what you can get for a re-write, and then submit to producers.
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Melaniejay Premium
Hello John thank for your help. I do have some script software which is helping me with the formatting etc. Very much appreciated. :) I did have a producer approach me but he wasn't right for me so I politely declined.
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LCJohn Premium
That's awesome.
Make sure you have the proper cover, spine cover, and bradding (one at top, one at bottom.) I had a script rejected because of improper brads. The only way I found out was a screener called me about the script.
You can get a listing of all the current production companies from "Th Writers Store." It's a publication put out every year and costs about $35 if I remember right.
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Melaniejay Premium
Thanks. That fantastic advice. It sounds like it is well worth getting what you suggested. I will do a search for this. Thank you so much for all of your help. You've been great. Are you working on anything now? How long does it normally take you to complete a script?
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LCJohn Premium
Not working on anything at the time. I have some projects started, but hit a wall with what to do with the characters. One script I have no idea how to get started.
I've completed a script in 2 weeks with a partner. It was a total bust though.
By myself I've done a good one, with a re-write in about 6 months. If you get the book "Save The Cat" it will really help in laying out the story. Along with saving you lots of time.
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Jillber Premium
Thanks for the follow! Hope everything is going well for you!
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LCJohn Premium
Not a problem. I just posted a link to one of my sites so people can see some of my work.
I just finished up working on 8 articles for my new site (not yet live) and now I'm linking those together with internal links. Next I have to create the internal member area, then create and edit the video, then make the online class areas, then....
Ugh, it's a huge project.
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LCJohn Premium
Oh the site is at
http://www.sulphurkarateschool.com
if you want to take a look at it.
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Jillber Premium
Love the website, your logo is fantastic! The facility and program look amazing, I'm super impressed!!
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LCJohn Premium
Logo took about 3 days to do. It's a generic one that is style specific. My company (branding) logo is at the bottom. I also placed it on my profile.
If you have any questions on how I do something or the programs I use let me know. At the very least I can point you in the right direction.
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Jillber Premium
Thank you very much! I'm very new at this so I would love any direction. :)
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LCJohn Premium
I'm a Mac user but a lot of the programs I use cross over.
Gimp is a free photo editing program. I also use Inkscape which creates some basic vector graphics - good for logo work.
I get "free for commercial use" images from Pixabay. You don't want a lawsuit from using copyrighted material.
You can also search CreativeCommons for photo's, images, and music that you can use as well.
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Jillber Premium
Awesome info, thanks for sharing!
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lkirby541 Premium
Hello and welcome to the site. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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LCJohn Premium
Thanks for the invite. Most of what is in the basic startup area I already know. Maybe just a different way of looking at things really, which is an eye opener. When I get to the more in-depth things I will probably have questions.
Until then I hope my insights help others achieve their goals/dreams.
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TGE Premium
Welcome to WA Premium! You've made a GREAT investment!
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LCJohn Premium
I agree 100%. This is an awesome community of like minded people.
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burnz07 Premium
Welcome John and congratulations for making the right decision in joining this awesome community.
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LCJohn Premium
Thank you.
So far I have enjoyed going over the lessons and reading other peoples comments and questions. Hopefully I will be able to lend a helping hand to others.
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burnz07 Premium
You're welcome John.
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