Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – One Of My Specialties, If Your Site Needs Help :)

the rules of google, bing, et al are constantly changing. what once was good for your site, can now be penalized by the big search engines.

no worries, though, because i’m a hardcore geek who keeps up daily on all changes that web sites need to comply with.

read about my work skills here.

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WordPress Got You Down? Don’t Worry…I Can Help!

i’m an expert in online programming (25 years experienc) and i find wordpress for web design to be very simple. i understand, however, that many out there need a little (or a lot of) help, so just contact me with your issue(s) and i’ll see what i can do to be of help to you or your business 🙂 i can also help with your google and web presence so people can find you. i’m great at marketing ideas and would love to discuss that as well, if you’d like.

to see my skillset, click here.

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Body Electric

men continue to have power and use it to tell women what they can do with their bodies.

that’s effed up.

i mean, women in power don’t make laws about my junk.

don’t tell me what i can/can’t do with my penis.

(looking at you lady at gas station who told me to go fuck myself.)

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Mothers & (Gay) Sons

i feel sorry for my mom, in that she didn’t get a “stereotypically gay” son. i didn’t know i was gay yet (til 19) and all i cared about was playing sports and watching tv. she’d ask me which outfit looked best and i just didn’t know. poor thing never got the benefits package.

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Philanthropic Lottery Win Ideas…

trying to decide what philanthropic thing i’ll do when i hit a big lottery. there are so many issues that need money. i think paying for rape kits sitting on shelves to be processed would be one. also, the innocence project. something with animals, too, but not sure what. (comment below if you have any thoughts on this…)

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I’d Already Said Goodbye To Aunt Florene

florene richardson williams — 1928-2015

i visited aunt florene about a year or two before she passed away. we both knew i wouldn’t be coming back, so we said our goodbye’s then. she told me how much she loved me…and that she always had. i knew she loved me, but it was still nice to hear her say it one last time.

she protected me as much as she could and i’m forever thankful to her for that. i think she knew it was an impossible task, but she persevered nevertheless. she was my advocate when nobody else would take on my biological mother. only i knew how to handle my batshit, abusive, mother. aunt florene always tried to reason with her, but you can’t reason with crazy. i would usually disarm my mom with a smile…something only i was able to do…but only sometimes. aunt florene tried to apply logic to an illogical scenario, where i used humor and guile. my aunt never gave up, where eventually i did.

aunt florene was about the only member of my small family i truly loved and respected. she was somewhat well-read, easy for me to make laugh, strong, and determined. she was a country girl who never left the tiny town of eagle springs, nc, where she was born and raised. she had a strong, drawn-out, southern accent, that gave my name more syllables than necessary. most of the time when we arrived at her house on our usual sunday visit, she wasn’t in the house. i always knew where to find her, though. i’d run through the field of cows to the gigantic chicken houses, where she’d be feeding and checking on her chickens. there were a bazillion of them and i hated going inside when the chickens were adults. what assholes chickens can be. when they were chicks (baby chickens, but she called them “bitties”), it was easier to walk through them to get to aunt florene for a hug and kiss.

my aunt was even tempered. the only time she would scold me was when i’d sit in one of her dining room chairs and put my feet on the foot rails. drove her insane. you see…she and uncle marvin were simple folk. they farmed, raised chickens, and lived a meager, country lifestyle while raising two daughters. having survived the great depression, they wanted the few things they had to last an eternity. my scratching up the foot rails with my shoes was counter productive to that. even to this day, i think of her when i rest my feet on my own chair rails. it’s odd the things that become forever etched in our memories.

after her brother, in a drunken fit of rage, burned down the house my grandparents left to my mother and me, i stayed with aunt florene for a while. i slept on a pallet on the floor and woke up every morning to her cooking breakfast for me before school. this was something i hadn’t experienced before. my mother raised me, an only child, to be independent and not to count on others for anything life asked of me. waking up to scrambled eggs and sausage being cooked is an indescribable olfactory experience. i mean…i cooked it before myself on many occasions, but waking up to that smell was like…um…it was like…god, i wish i could think of a clever simile right now. i’ll just say she was like the mother i never really had. i know it’s trite, but it’s true.

i will forever love and miss you, aunt florene. thank you for everything. gonna’ rest my feet on the chair now (sorry), dream of scrambled eggs and sausage, and remember your loving smile.

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Hire Me!

Below is a brief list of the mad skills and experience I’ve obtained (and retained 🙂

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* 2 Years As Editor-In-Chief For A Monthly Newspaper

* 7 Years of Management Experience in Retail

* CEO/Owner of Successful Company For Over 20 Years

* Advertising Executive For 3 Years

* Web Designer, Graphic Designer, & Programmer For Over 20 Years

* Expert With Grammar, Copy Editing, Proof Reading, & Digital Multi-Media

* Expert With Search Engines/SEO, Marketing, Advertising, E-Commerce, & Most Areas Business-Related

* Computer Expert (Including PC/Network Security & Military-Grade Encryption Solutions) (PC/Windows Only)

* Sense of Humor, While Maintaining Professionalism

* Extremely Creative

* I can implement your project myself, manage a project, and/or help you as a consultant.

* Please Note: When I say “Expert”, that’s not hyperbole. Also, I have zero interest in any type of telemarketing or sales. I am very happy, however, to help you gain sales with the above mentioned skill set. When hired, I promise not to bill you for breaks I take to watch cat videos 🙂

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If you have a need for a website design and/or programming, I’m your guy! I can create any type of site and can program any features you need. Want a site (almost) exactly like Groupon, Facebook, Etsy, or any major site (but with your own twist)? I can do it for you!

My rates vary depending on scale of project. A simple blog would be less expensive than a clone of Groupon, for example. Contact me and let’s discuss!

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For Veteran’s Day

today seems like a good day to tell this bit of self-trivia…

i was almost a veteran 🙂

with no direction in life, i (almost) joined the air force at 18. i was recruited to be a fighter jet pilot (weird, huh?), based on my scores, etc. so…i jumped through the hoops, went to the base for my physical (where they asked me if i was a ‘practicing homosexual’ or had ever participated in any homosexual activities…to which i said no).

the physical started at 6am and ended the next day. after which, i was called into an office where the dude told me there was a white bump on my tongue (had been there for years) and that i had to go to a civilian dr. to get it checked out and report back to him with the results.

when i got home, my mother said we wouldn’t have the money for a week or so….so that gave me time to think about things. i got a part-time job offer in a big & tall store and decided the military wasn’t for me. i never did go to the dr. to check out the bump, which mysteriously disappeared about a month later.

the recruiter was fukin pissed at me. called all day and night, every day and night, until my mom cursed him out and said “it ain’t happening” and called him some racist stuff. he stopped calling.

i moved up to full-time, then asst. manager, then (only a year later) was promoted to store manager. i was the youngest store manager in the chain’s history 🙂

thank you to all the veterans out there for your service. especially the ones who didn’t have a white bump on their tongue. or bone spurs.

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Just Discovered That My Dad Died Last Month – Walter A. McNulty III

was poking around google and found this:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191072405/walter-a.-mcnulty

although he left us at 4 years old and i only saw him 3 or 4 times in my life. you’d think someone would’ve googled me and told me. a relative, the military…someone.

oh well…i guess now i know.

whatever your reasons for distancing yourself from me, i forgive you. rip, walter allen mcnulty iii (“Mac”). (july 12, 1942 – june 16, 2018)

[update: 8/11/2018] found my “aunt paddy” (his sister) and we’ve been communicating via email about dad’s death. she apologized for not contacting me…said she didn’t have any contact info for me. he didn’t want an obituary, so maybe this blog post is it. she was with him and cared for him until he went peacefully into the night. part of me is disappointed he didn’t contact me, but the other part is happy he had his sister there with him towards the end. just got his official death certificate in the mail, with that, i can get more info from the military…then i’ll update this post again.

[update: 8/29/2018] below is the permanent gravestone for my dad (credit goes to findagrave.com)

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New Pic Of Me :)

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Gay In Kernersville

being gay in kernersville, nc is interesting to say the least. i’ve decided to put my observations in some blog posts. soon, my pretties…

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Updated Pic Of Me :)

thought it time to post a current pic of me (and my cat, butter)

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2014

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Summer & Work

it’s been a while since i’ve posted to my blog. i’ve been very busy with summer and work, but will show you some love soon. 🙂

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I’m Not Jewish, But My Name Now Is

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Wil Wheaton Is A Dick About His Religious Beliefs

wow. just learned on google plus that wil wheaton is a dick about his religious beliefs. i just removed wesley crusher from my walls.

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my camera died after 7 years: a haiku

goodbye camera of 7 years. here is a haiku in remembrance.

seven years of pics
memories last a lifetime
too bad you didn’t

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My Haiku

the shock from nowhere
static electricity
my cat hates you, too

— allen mcnulty

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My Favorite Part Of Thanksgiving?

my favorite part of thanksgiving is the next day when i can have turkey sandwiches!

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I’m A Citizen!

juryduty

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Nifty Pic Of Me

a nifty pic of me. the text you see are some of my favorite quotes. can’t remember how it did this…was probably just playing around in photoshop.

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My Donations For 2013

ASPCA

NAACP

Planned Parenthood

Girl Scouts (NC & WA)

Rescue Mission (Feeds homeless on Thanksgiving…the only time anything religious gets my money)

American Cancer Society

Homes For Our Troops

Malala Fund

The Trevor Project

Cycle For Life Foundation

FeedingAmerica.org

Western NC AIDS Project

Various Political People & Groups

ACLU

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iPhone Fingerprint Debate

when i got my concealed weapons permit, they took my fingerprints and sent them to the fbi.  so…apple can have my fingerprint if they want. 🙂  (i realize that's not the whole issue, of course.)

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Anti-Gun Activists Boycott Starbucks. Really??

i like to call myself an "objective gun owner", but this seems to be a fear-based campaign by anti-gun people. i mean…concealed weapon permits are ubiquitous and, therefore, are everywhere these people go. why is starbucks the bad guy in this particular paradigm? if someone wants to go in and shoot up the place, then a sign stating "no firearms allowed on premises" isn't going to deter them.



i think their activist stand is misplaced and should be directed at the gun laws themselves. unlike my gun totin' brothers and sisters, i think extremely strict gun laws should be put into place. not as extreme as taking away sane people's guns, but rather a harsh approach at legal gun ownership and over-the-top sentences to those who have illegal guns or sell them illegally. maybe if an illegal gun is used in a crime, then mandatory life in prison (just a suggestion, without much thought).




http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/08/21/starbucks-boycott-gun-control-group/2681203/

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A Facebook Unfriend And Email I Received…

"Allen,

I regretfully had to unfriend you and wanted to tell you why. I don't approve of your sexual preference, but I thought I could overlook it and be friends with you on Facebook, mostly because I have always appreciated your great sense of humor. But you keep throwing it in everybody's face that you're gay with your gay posts and that's wrong.

Sincerely,

(i deleted his name)"

my response…

"(name withheld),

i'm glad you unfriended me if that is your mindset on gay people.

you say that i kept "throwing (being gay) in everybody's face", but i never felt that was the case of you throwing your heterosexuality in my face when i saw your posts of your anniversary…or posts of you with your family and numerous pics of you and your wife in loving poses, not to mention all of your religious posts. i simply thought that you were posting your happiness of being in love and showing your pride in your faith.

i find your lack of education and tolerance to be sad and pathetic and i hope that, one day, you achieve the above and learn compassion and understanding. when you do, feel free to send me a friend request. but be warned…i'll still be funny and gay when you do.

Sincerely,

allen"

 

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