Updates, Scalability, Speed

Today, I made a bunch of changes to FishTrain. Hopefully, they’ll make reading the site much more enjoyable. Added caching. Front-page re-coded – slightly changed look. Pared down the number of categories. Updated sidebar. Updated number of postings per category. The big one was getting caching to work. In the past it has been difficult … Continue reading “Updates, Scalability, Speed”

Speed Limit

Today, I made a bunch of changes to FishTrain. Hopefully, they’ll make reading the site much more enjoyable.

  • Added caching.
  • Front-page re-coded – slightly changed look.
  • Pared down the number of categories.
  • Updated sidebar.
  • Updated number of postings per category.

The big one was getting caching to work. In the past it has been difficult to get caching to work with my hosting provider. This time, caching seems to work flawlessly. There doesn’t seem to be any disruptions with any of the services. I’m already seeing some major performance improvements. Hopefully this will help FishTrain survive spikes in readership — such as when we make it on the front page of major social news sites.

Also, I hope you like the slight changes to the front-page of the site. I think it is a little more reader-friendly. And there is more relevant information than before.

Anyway, happy reading.

Job Listings

FishTrain Job Listings are up. We have partnered up with Job-a-matic and SimplyHired. If you’re looking to hire, you can post a job and it will reach our loyal readers as well as the SimplyHired network — which has millions of job listings all over the web! Additionally, if you’re hunting for a job, we … Continue reading “Job Listings”

Help Wanted

FishTrain Job Listings are up. We have partnered up with Job-a-matic and SimplyHired. If you’re looking to hire, you can post a job and it will reach our loyal readers as well as the SimplyHired network — which has millions of job listings all over the web! Additionally, if you’re hunting for a job, we have a gold mine of job listings. Happy job hunting.

Here’s Your Chance To Submit

Our philosophy is: Promote yourself by promoting others. So, we’ve added the wonderful/dreadful Submit button. Now you can submit your articles and get published on FishTrain! Think of this as a way to promote your ventures, gain an audience, and get free publicity. Please read the guidelines carefully before you submit your article. Hopefully, in … Continue reading “Here’s Your Chance To Submit”

Our philosophy is: Promote yourself by promoting others.

So, we’ve added the wonderful/dreadful Submit button. Now you can submit your articles and get published on FishTrain! Think of this as a way to promote your ventures, gain an audience, and get free publicity.

Please read the guidelines carefully before you submit your article. Hopefully, in the near future, we’ll have some solid examples to link to.

Our mission is to learn, dream, and succeed in the School of Thought. Help us, help you.

Follow-up to The Great Guest Blogging Experiment

The Great Guest Blogging Experiment was anything but great. I wouldn’t consider it a total failure, we had hundreds of people read the article, but only one person sent in an article that matched the criteria. So, it looks like they’ve won the contest by default!

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The Great Guest Blogging Experiment was anything but great. I wouldn’t consider it a total failure, we had hundreds of people read the article, but only one person sent in an article that matched the criteria. So, it looks like they’ve won the contest by default! Continue reading “Follow-up to The Great Guest Blogging Experiment”

The Great Guest Blogging Experiment

Many of you have written in, asking if you could write for us or if we could promote your venture. So, for a limited-time, we are opening up FishTrain.com to everyone to promote their business, organization, or idea via the concept of Guest Blogging. In other words, you write an article for us and you … Continue reading “The Great Guest Blogging Experiment”

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Many of you have written in, asking if you could write for us or if we could promote your venture. So, for a limited-time, we are opening up FishTrain.com to everyone to promote their business, organization, or idea via the concept of Guest Blogging. In other words, you write an article for us and you get our audience. Here are a few suggestions from ProBlogger’s site on how to be a good guest blogger. Guest Blogging is a great way to expand the scope of our site. It gives our readers a greater variety of articles. It allows the writers to promote their businesses and websites by educating readers and sending traffic to their sites.

We are holding a 10-day event called “The Great Guest Blogging Experiment” which will run from October 1 to 11. At the end of the event, we will write a follow-up article that to give you the results of the experiment. If it is successful, we may hold a similar experiment in the future. We will also feature the articles we liked the best and conduct interviews to promote those ventures. Continue reading “The Great Guest Blogging Experiment”

BuiltWith

BuiltWith is a web page technology profiler. “Find out what a site is built with.” Have you ever wondered what technologies certain websites used? It’s good to know what the competition is using when you’re setting up your own site. See what FishTrain.com is built with: http://builtwith.com/default.aspx?fishtrain.com

Built With

BuiltWith is a web page technology profiler. “Find out what a site is built with.”

Have you ever wondered what technologies certain websites used? It’s good to know what the competition is using when you’re setting up your own site.

See what FishTrain.com is built with: http://builtwith.com/default.aspx?fishtrain.com