On Taking The Best SEO Advice I Ever Gave

I’ve been in the SEO game for a long time, since sometime in the early aughts. I had a lot of temporary victories along the way including having the top placement on Google for popular hip hop and alternative culture keywords for years at a time. Now a few of my projects land on the … Read more

Transforming The Game: The Backstory

Transforming The Game: Business Transformation is a new project of mine that has a long history inside my busy head. Here’s my description from the site: Transforming The Game is a periodic column by Clyde F. Smith about business transformation. Every week or two I will share an interesting tale of a business that transformed … Read more

The Flux Research WordPress Blogging Stack

I always enjoy seeing the details of what themes, plugins and services bloggers and WordPress site creators are using. I often discover new products that way and often see an endorsement for a useful service I might not otherwise encounter. So here is my current WordPress blogging stack for Flux Research plus some bonus plugins … Read more

Announcing Playlist Biz: The Business Of Playlists

[Update: The Death of a Playlist Blog] Original Post: Some of you may have noticed that I recently started posting news links about the business of playlists at Playlist Biz. I just wanted to make a more official announcement here at Flux Research and explain what I’m up to. Playlist Biz is a lightweight blog designed to allow … Read more

Flux Research @Medium: Learning To Be A Startup CEO

I’ve been rather quiet of late. After having to put DanceLand on hiatus due to an overwhelming job situation, I’ve managed to start scraping together some time to move forward with my writing. But the first result has less writing than quoting! It’s an interview with Shehzad Daredia, CEO of Bop.fm. It’s also the first … Read more

On Launching DanceLand and My Background In Dance

Back in the spring I posted about my intention to launch a new dance site based on what I’d learned at All World Dance, one that would begin as a blog but was not ultimately a media play alone. I pulled that post because I realized I just couldn’t sustain such an endeavor after launch … Read more

2014 Update: The Future for Clyde, Flux Research and All World Dance

Time to look at the digital tea leaves and share what I see.

Flux Research has had a variety of identities but I’m now settled on building a writing portfolio as the basis for future blogging supporting bigger writing projects (books, baby, books!). That’s a very long-term plan that may not come to fruition for many years nevertheless I’m building the base now.

But since relaunching I’ve been focusing on learning more about WordPress (for this site and others) and getting All World Dance back in action.

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A New Home for Flux Research

After a brief journey, Flux Research now has a new home, though not the one pictured.

I’ve blogged at Flux Research sporadically for a few years on a Typepad-powered blog. That still exists at a Typepad domain and you can access the following content:

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Autobiography of a Dance Blogger

[Originally posted at All World Dance circa 2011.)

Since I’m returning my focus to All World Dance, I think I should share my personal and professional history as a dancer with you, dear readers!

I started dancing in high school in the mid-70’s in Raleigh, North Carolina. I sang in vocal ensembles and choirs from preschool on but my first dance performance was around 1976 in The Music Man at Raleigh Little Theatre. I really enjoyed it and started to take a few tap classes and ponder a possible future in musical theater.

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