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Flawed or Perfect Just as You Are?
PayPal Payments With No Fees?!
Exporting a List from Constant Contact
Google Analytics Reports
About Websites and Coffee Workshops
A Little More About Joyce & Spirit
The current schedule of Websites and Coffee Workshops and Labs is posted online. To register and to learn more,
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Joyce S. Kaye 
 The Computer Spirit 
Small Business Coach & Solution Provider

 Facilitator of 
  Websites and Coffee 
About Joyce
Joyce S. Kaye, MSW,
The Computer Spirit (known as The Computer Therapist in a prior lifetime), is a computer geek and people-person who understands business and computer applications and thrives on the challenge of communicating that understanding clearly. Specializing in Constant Contact e-newsletters and "living" WordPress websites, Joyce brings her creativity, love of people and Spirit*, and computer expertise together to empower individuals and assure them they are not alone. 
sidebargodword * Read a little bit more about Joyce's meaning around such words as Spirit, God, The Presence.
My Philosophy
"Give a person a fish
and they will eat for a day.
Teach a person to fish
and they will eat for a lifetime."
- Old Chinese Proverb
Click here to learn more about how we work...
I'm here to empower you - not just get a website or e-newsletter done.
I work with clients one-to-one, host computer labs where learners can work interactively on computer projects, teach workshops, and facilitate project teams.
Contact me to explore working together...
WordPress and coffee 

Interactive, hands-on workshops to empower you to create and control your own WordPress website.  
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Inspiration and Contemplation
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"Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another." - Napoleon Hill

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P. O. Box 2207
Sedona, AZ 86339

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Vol. 3, Issue 10 | October 2014
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"What plant can grow if you keep lifting it from the soil?" - Hafiz


In reading the above, I was reminded that this month marks 3 years in my home in the Village of Oak Creek, and 5 years since leaving the Valley of the Sun (aka Phoenix) and relocating to the beautiful Red Rock Country of Sedona. I spent 6 years in the same home in the east valley of Phoenix,

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Esther Shapiro, RN, Msc.D

which was where I landed when I got "out of Dodge": New Mexico, more specifically 7 months first in Taos, then 7+ years in Santa Fe. This comprises the 18 years of towns I've lived in since I departed the Big Apple. 


Leaving behind the buzzing metropolises of New York and Phoenix, in this more rural and mellow surrounding I've been able to plant roots in this small community, starting from before I really even relocated. For Sedona may be small in population, but it is way big in international flavor, beauty, friendliness, and spirituality. Very often, when just out and about running chores, I say aloud "And, I LIVE here!!!" and thank Spirit for this blessing.


My soul is enriched by its soil of people and nature; I am firmly planted here and will grow deeper roots until Spirit informs me to do otherwise.



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Flawed or Perfect Just as You Are? 


Whatever I may perceive to be a flaw - in me or others - can be used for good, for creating beauty, instilling joy, and showering blessings into this world. I need to remain open-minded and venture into other perspectives, a powerful lesson as illustrated in this traditional Buddhist story and popular tale...


An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; they hung on opposite ends of a pole, which she carried across the back of her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of a long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman's bringing home only one and a half pots of water.


Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.


"I am ashamed of myself because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."


The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but none on the side of the other pot? Because I have always known about your flaw, I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without your being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house." 

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PayPal Payments With No Fees?!

Did you know that in certain instances you can make a PayPal payment and neither the sending party nor the receiving one will be charged a fee?


You can send money to make a personal payment: It's free within the U.S. to send money to family and friends when you use only your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal balance and bank account. However, there is a fee to send money as a personal payment if you use a debit card or credit card.


If you're on the receiving end, the same is true. It's free to receive money from friends or family in the U.S. when they send the money from the PayPal website using only their PayPal balance or their bank account, or a combination of their PayPal balance and bank account.


To learn more, visit PayPal.

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Exporting a List from Constant Contact         

There are several reasons why you may wish to export a contact list from Constant Contact. Exporting your list doesn't remove it from Constant Contact, but allows you to keep a back-up file on your computer and use spreadsheet programs to better analyze your data.


Here's how to export a list:

  1. Log into your Constant Contact account.
  2. Click Contacts.
  3. In your left-hand menu, click the list you want to export or search for your contacts.
  4. Select all of the email addresses that displayed by clicking the check box in the upper-left corner of your results.
  5. Click "Export" in the menu.
  6. Choose the fields you want to include in your export.
  7. Click Export Contacts.
  8. Click "Activity" in the sub-menu near the top of your screen.
  9. Click "Download CSV" or "Download Excel" for the export you just did.
    Note: It may take a few moments for that link to be available. Click the refresh icon in the gray bar for the most updated information.
  10. Depending on your browser, a pop-up message will give you the choice to save or open the file.
  11. Click Save and choose the location for the file.
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Website Development/WordPress
Google Analytics Reports            

Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales. The basic service is free of charge and a premium version is available for a fee.


Google Analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and referring sites. It also tracks display advertising, pay-per-click networks, email marketing and digital collateral such as links within PDF documents. It's really amazing what info gets tracked when you visit a website!


The Audience section of Google Analytics is full of information to help you make strategic decisions about your business. To understand your users better, check out these areas in your Google Analytics account:  

  • Demographics of your audiences. Go to Audience > Demographics.
  • Mix of new and return users and the level of engagement of your users. Go to Audience > Behavior.
  • Browsers and networks being used to access your site/app. Go to Audience > Technology.
  • Mobile devices being used to access your site/app. Go to Audience > Mobile. 
Audience Reports
About Websites and Coffee Workshops             
The November schedule of hands-on Websites and Coffee workshops is now online and registration is open.

WordPress and coffee These gatherings are designed to help empower you to create and take control of your WordPress website. As such, I keep the size to no more than 4 attendees so you can get the attention you deserve, and I create a comfortable, even cozy atmosphere, including serving coffee and tea. There is much opportunity to explore WordPress both in conversation and in action, and have fun while doing it!

To learn more, visit the website, or contact me.
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Happy Halloween!

Yours in Spirit, 
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Joyce S. Kaye
(AKA The Computer Spirit)
[email protected]
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bottomgodwordJoyce "came to believe" in a Power greater than herself about 24 years ago. Thanks to hearing the novel idea that one could choose their own concept of God - and name too - and the workings of synchronicity, Joyce embarked on a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of being in the world and with others. Since that time of commencing her conscious spiritual journey, she has endeavored to remember The Presence in all that is, all whom she meets, and all that she does - including working with others and their computer and marketing projects!

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