Reflecting on: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Don't Take Flight

April 7, 2009

5 Reasons Why Dreams Don't Take Flight Dr. John C. Maxwell Most of us never see our dreams come true. Instead of soaring through the clouds, our dreams languish like a broken-down airplane confined to its hangar. Through life, I have come to identify five common reasons why dreams don't take flight. #1 We Have […]

Reflecting on..."How To Grow Like A Fern"

April 5, 2009

I'm currently reflecting on this blog post from the SAMBA Blog at  "Effort counts."  I like that.  Remaining in the place of discomfort often does provide growth.  It is stretching and builds fortitude within.  Not easy, though, because it always look greener on the other side. "Battling the desire to flee counts."  Perseverance must […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action...

April 4, 2009

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA ( - Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

April 4, 2009

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It's been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    - Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]

Must Read for Social Media Marketing Folks..

March 24, 2009

This is a great Whitepaper report with data and information on trends in social media marketing.  I am digging through it and will be reviewing it multiple times! Michael A. Stelzner, published author and founder of WhitePaperSource, has released a great report on the best tools to use for and the benefits of social marketing. […]

Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Larry Page, Google - Tips for the Entrepreneur

March 14, 2009

Video Clip from Standford U's Entrepreneurship Corner. Larry Page giving tips. I especially like point #1 and believe it is VERY important to long-term success. You HAVE to have good people that you can connect with. Look at the cycle of Terrell Owens in football for proof that talent without the ability to collaborate ultimately […]

10 Ways to Effectively Write Content and Use Keywords for SEO

March 12, 2009

Good content on SEO writing from my partner in Fort Wayne and our Digital Hill office SEO guru... Always keep in mind the number one rule in SEO:  Whatever you do on your website you do it for the user first.  The biggest mistake I see people make when executing any type of SEO strategy […]

Bethel Pilots Advance in NAIA Tourney

March 12, 2009

I always like to stay up-to-date on my alma mater's basketball team.  Bethel has a first round win under their belt now and I'm hoping for good things in the days ahead.  I think they have a good shot at a national title this year. Here's the article brief: Pilots Cruise In Tournament Opener Bethel […]

Elkhart Makes MSNBC News

March 11, 2009

Not necessarily the way we want to make news but Elkhart County is back in the national news as "the town that Obama visited" where "Food caravan" stops. Here's the excerpt and Link: Food caravan stops in hard-hit county In this job-starved city that President Barack Obama visited last month, hundreds of volunteers - and […]

SEO Tips from Mike Gingerich

March 7, 2009

Here's a number of SEO tips I've picked up along the way and a link to the full article... Search Engine Optimization: Keyword Introduction and On-page Factors Following Search Engine Guidelines will Increase Your Rankings Webmasters and search engine optimizers often search for ways to get their site better indexed and improve their rankings.  You […]

Another Completed Web Project - Welch Packaging of Elkhart

March 5, 2009

As noted on the Digital Hill blog: Web Application Development for Welch Packaging of Elkhart March 5th, 2009 Digital Hill was asked by Welch Packaging to implement the programming and e-commerce application for their new website.  Welch Packaging has an in-house design team and they created the site design in Adobe Photo Shop and then […]

Floating or Drowning?

March 5, 2009

Some days it seems like I'm drowning in the t0-do's!  So many things needing to be done, so many deadlines, and just not enough space to manage it all effectively.  I find that I then can flail and get all churned up inside and yet when reflecting I realize that doesn't help me get more […]

999 Business Ideas & Mark Cuban's Stimulus Plan

February 19, 2009

Well known author Seth Godin is running an alternative MBA program and he had his class of 9 come up with 111 business ideas each.  That list is posted here.  Here are the first 21 ideas as well to give you a sampling.  Why 21?  I'd liked #21!! Prepackaged school supplies based on the lists […]

100 Best Business Books of All Time

February 14, 2009

A book has been written on the 100 Best Business Books of all time.  The book is called, the 100 Best Business Books of All Time , and you can see the list categorized here online: It breaks things down into some good categories like Leadership, Strategy, etc.  There are some classics on it […] Site Launched

February 7, 2009

Digital Hill is in the process of launching a series of microsites targeting specific geographic regions with web design.  This is an effort to continue to get the word out that Digital Hill is available and ready to serve the web design, e-Marketing, and web application needs of the greater Michiana area. A few of […]

Search Engine Optimization for Websites - Write for Humans!

January 31, 2009

Here's a good article on Search Engine Optimization. We often want to put in place a bunch of "tactics" that involve the programming but search engines, especially Google, are getting smarter and able to more and more read sites exactly as humans do.  By the way, Google is up in the mid-60's now in marketshare […]

True Perspective

January 26, 2009

This is a blog entry about Life.  I do a lot about websites and e-Marketing, but this is one about life and our perspective on life. You may be going through some tough may think it's tough...and it may be....but if you check this 4 minute video out you'll be forced to expand your […]

Launched new website

January 25, 2009

Here's a new website showing what can be done to give you a professional website without breaking the bank! This site for Master's Craft Construction LLC of Hatfield, PA, was intended to help them demonstrate their ability as a high-end remodeler specializing in Kitchens, Bath, and Additions like the new Outdoor Living Room concepts. With […]

e-Marketing survey data from Marketing Sherpa

January 21, 2009

This is a good read on trends in marketing in the current economy and how marketers are making decisions.  Budgets are tighter, sales cycles longer, and sales leads require increased nurturing. Read the full report here:   Marketing Sherpa Digital Hill offers leading edge marketing solutions that give you the biggest "bang for the buck" using […]

Recommended Video from

January 20, 2009

Kiva helps alleviate global poverty through microloans.  They have a great loan payment rate around 97%.  This is a video that follows the path of a $25 loan from London to a village in Cambodia.  Check them out at Here's a link to the video.  It's 11 minutes but worth it to see the […]

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