Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 1

1400dYou are a writer wannabe. You  are banging away on that Great American Novel. It’s finally finished. You submit to various agents and publishers to get a few rejections letters. You are despondent. The bath tub and some razors are calling your name. Buck up, Bunky. You are not the first to ever get a rejection letter. Some of those authors actually did okay for themselves. Check out: OnlineCollege.org View Full Post »

CPCC Digital Marketing Course

CPCC Charlotte NC Web Design CertificateIf you are in or around the area of Charlotte, NC or Mecklenburg county, you can definitely benefit from this. Central Piedmont Community College‘s Continuing Education program is offering a one-month-long course in Internet Marketing Fundamentals, Nov. 7th, 2016 (and also in the Spring April 18, 2017 – May 11, 2017).

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Perform Search Engine Optimization basics – begin understanding SEO
  • Utilize Pay Per Click Advertising keywords – get an overview of PPC strategy
  • Understand Web Analytics – to know where and why your traffic is coming (or not!)
  • Maximize Email Campaign tools – for more opens and greater results
  • Use Blog marketing to drive traffic to your business web site
  • Understand the basics of customizing Social Media for your business

To learn more about the class, you can read it’s description at: https://services.cpcc.edu/cceoutlines/MMG7030/ and https://schedule.cpcc.edu/myschedule/show_sections/11997/

Register today as registration will fill up fast!


About the Instructor

Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group With nearly three decades of advertising, Internet marketing, and management experience Paul Metheney brings his expertise to instruct part-time at Central Piedmont Community College. Paul brings a diverse set of skills including marketing, technology, and brand strategy. Paul's decades of management experience focuses on marketing and Internet communications. Expert in social media, search engine optimization, email campaigns, blog development, graphic design, and web design, Paul excels in promoting organizations through the latest and most appropriate technological marketing venues.

Experienced in Real World Web Development & Marketing

Paul is president and Senior Consultant of Our Marketing Group and its parent company, Metheney Consulting, Inc. while Paul has been working in Internet management since 1993, Metheney Consulting has been providing clients with expert advice, consulting, and websites since 1997. Prior to working in Internet, Paul worked as a graphic designer and art director for nearly a decade as well as management in the entertainment industry. With an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Charlotte's Queen University, Paul is one of those rare individuals who combines a creative advertising & marketing design background with a profound aptitude for the emerging electronic media field and business. From technical expertise to methodical project management skills, Paul embodies the "big picture" thinking required in today's internet, intranet and marketing arenas. Paul can be contacted at

Charlotte Writers Group: We Want You!

writer, author, editor, writing, manuscript, fiction, book, short story, novel, writing, club, group, Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, critiqueIf you are a writer, wanna-be author, fledgling writer, or just thinking about writing, the Charlotte Writers Group is looking for you. The group meets the second Saturday of every month to offer constructive criticism of 1-2 pieces written by members. Many members also meet once a week (optionally) at a local eatery for our “Write-In”, which allows writers to work in an environment where they can ask questions and socialize if they like. All meetings are very casual. Typical meetings are: the first hour or two is for critiques; If there is no second piece to critique, a discussion usually ensues about some aspect of writing – i.e. “The Third Hour” is for a pre-scheduled topic with a discussion leader. This hour is for writers to teach, learn, and discuss the tools and business of professional writing. View Full Post »

Internet Marketing Course at CPCC in Nov 2016

Learn the tools and strategies available to market your website and your business on the internet! This is a hands-on class, where you will customize and experience various marketing venues, online tools, and supportive software. Recommended class for business owners, Web designers/developers and marketing professionals.

CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) offers a course in Internet Marketing this November 7th (2016). MMG7030 (Internet Marketing Fundamentals) will available to anyone in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00PM till 8:00PM. The course will teach you how to better market your web site and business online. It is a one month course (off Thanksgiving week) and ends Dec 7th. This will get you the start you need to better online marketing. You WILL have homework assignments and it is a very tough class, but you will learn ALOT. View Full Post »

RV Glossary

RV, recreational vehicle, motorhome, reviewA list of common RV terms to make you sound more like an experienced RVer. We will add to this list very often. Stay tuned.

  • Dinghy – a car, boat, jet skis, or trailer for motorcycles that is trailered behind an RV. Like a yacht’s dinghy, to use for local transportation.
  • Fulltimers – people who live in their RVs all the time. No fixed home.
  • Part Timers – people who use an RV for just vacations but don’t live in year round.
  • Rig – what real RVers call their motorhomes, or RVs. This term has been around for a LONG time.

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RV Mythbusters

RV, recreational vehicle, motorhome, reviewHere are just a few misconceptions people have about transitioning to a full time RV lifestyle (becoming “fulltimers”).

Myth: Life on the open road will bring you, your spouse, and family closer together. Full time life in an RV will bring you daily delights, treasures, and adventures.
Busted: The close quarters will force you to start coming up with new ways to dismember a body that even CSI can’t figure out. The maximum legal square footage for a motorhome is 450 sq. ft. of living space. Most motorhomes are 300-400 sq.ft. Compare that to the square footage of the house you now live in. Divide by the number of people that will be living there. Plus pets. The potential for homicide is high. View Full Post »

CPCC Teacher (Safety) Courses

76807248_bruntteorange_01I have completed my required courses for being a teacher at Central Piedmont Community College. I am now well versed in rape, sexual harassment, discrimination, stalking, internet security issues, email scams, and phishing. How to avoid them I mean. Or how to handle them. NOT how to do them. That would be… bad. Yes, definitely bad. View Full Post »

Videos: Daytona Beach Bike Week

Videos from Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016, 75th Anniversary.

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Daytona Beach Bike Week 2016

DB_BikeWeek_4682Wanted to give Melinda the whole Daytona experience. See the pictures below…

  • Riding on the beach – CHECK
  • Rode by my old apartment on Highland Avenue – CHECK
  • Boot Hill Saloon – CHECK bought her a Boot Hill 75th Anniversary shirt
  • Showed her my old apartment behind Boot Hill Saloon – CHECK
  • Speedway – BRP demos & owners’ tent – CHECK  She opted not to ride around the track
    • Vendor area at Raceway
  • Rode the Loop in Tomoko State Park – CHECK
  • Lunch at the Ocean Deck – CHECK

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Internet Marketing course next month at CPCC

Learn the tools and strategies available to market your website and your business on the internet! This is a hands-on class, where you will customize and experience various marketing venues, online tools, and supportive software. Recommended class for business owners, Web designers/developers and marketing professionals.

CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) offers a course in Internet Marketing this April (2016).  MMG7030 (Internet Marketing Fundamentals) will available to anyone in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area on Thursdays from 8:30AM ill 4:00PM. The course will teach you how to better market your web site and business online. View Full Post »

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