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Thomas J. West Music

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Thomas J. West Email Updates and RSS

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 9:45 AM

I got my first web-based email account on Yahoo in 1998. It is hard to believe that my primary personal email account has been online for almost 20 years! As I have found with many web-based tools, I tend to be on the front edge of things, and the tools and services I use sometimes become outdated. I continue to use them, however, because the monumental task of migrating to a better setup is daunting. I recently, while helping my parents set up a new Gmail account, discovered just how easy it is to forward mail to Gmail. That has made it possible for me to consolidate several email accounts (I actually have six active email accounts at the moment) down to two. The first is for personal emails, the second is for business emails.


CLICK HERE to see an image of my updated email addresses.


As you have probably noticed, I stopped writing regular blog posts and have been hosting a few guest articles. At the peak of my blog writing days, I was still only making a trickle of money. I have doubled-down on the part-time endeavors that actually pay me well. The main one of those is local and online private music lessons. I also get the occasional commission for a cappella arrangements that actually pays well. I am judging regularly now for both Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands, which brings in a decent income as well. 


RSS Feed Is Shutting Down


Because I am no longer writing regular posts, and Lately, the RSS feed for my blog has been pushing out paid promotions from de.licio.us that have nothing to do with my content. I am going to be shutting down the RSS feed until I can figure out how to get those to stop displaying. If you would still like to follow my occasional post, I highly recommend following me on Twitter or liking my Facebook page.


Thanks for staying in touch. I hope to interact with everyone in a number of ways in the future.




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