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CJBoCo Fan Appreciation Day!

I'm not sure if its my work or perhaps my extremely busy social life, but sometimes I forget why I do this whole "blog" thing. When thinking back to the day when I created my very first blog entry over 7 years ago, I don't think I really fathomed the warmth and sense of community I was about to give life too. It trully has been remarkable. You see, I started this blog for one reason and one reason only. To give back to the tech community that had been so generous and giving to me when I was struggling to figure things out in my early programming days. It was the only way I could think of to say "thank you" to the hundreds of the anonymous internet people that helped me out.

Over the years people have have questioned why I do a blog. They wonder why I don't fill my website with Google ads and make money off my traffic. They say, I should be making money for my time, work and advice instead of just "giving" it away for free. I try to tell them that I wouldn't be where I am today, if it wasn't for others that did the same thing during the early days of the internet, but alas they just laugh at me a call me a fool.

What they don't realize is that I get some satisfaction out of helping people out. Its one of those "Good for the Soul" type of thing. As I witness more and more "content-farms" taking over Google search terms for tech related information, I feel as if these types of sites are slowy fading away. Well, let it be known, I will keep doing this as long as I can!

I'm sure people come to this site and think that I'm some kind of anonymous wizard behind the curtain, but I always reply to queries and give help whenever I can. Over the years, the CJBoCo community has grown leaps and bounds and it hasn't just been a one-way streak. Messages, with warmth, love and intelligence, pour into my in-box almost daily. It's trully heart warming. Heck, just this evening I received this...

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Commenting Woes

My Commenting System Was Bonked

Sorry folks, I was having a problem with the Disqus commenting system on cjboco.com. It should be fixed now, but if anyone else has any problems, then please let me know. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Behind The Graphic Design Scenes: The Billy Bucket Logo

A Step-By-Step Description of How the "Billy Bucket" Logo Came To Life

As some of you may already know, we here at Creative Juices Bo. Co. do a lot more than just web design. We happen to be a full-fledge graphic design company to boot. And to our delight, one of our clients, The Library Annex, in St. Louis, Missouri, was in need of a new logo for a novelty drink they were about to introduce. You may have taken a gander at one of our recent post where we posted all the different mock-ups we did for the Flannery's logo. Sometimes logo inspiration comes easy, sometimes not. Fortunately, the design for the "Billy Bucket" wasn't to difficult and didn't have the need to make a gazillion logo mock-ups. The following write-up, breaks down the steps that were taken to come up with the final concept and design.

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