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April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

I know that this is a common question asked to potential clients who are looking for a site to be built: do you have any examples of things you like on a website? Often, it’s followed up with a request for examples of websites you like, with notations on why you like...

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

I’ve not written a security blog post for a while but after receiving multiple of these calls, I figured I would do a blog about the Boiler Room scam. Please, remember, that any advice in this blog is just information. I link to a few sites that have more information,...

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

For the month of March, I was finishing reading the book Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley. What’s it about? This book looks at the fact that regardless of what you do, you write. It looks at the types of writing and how to write better for those types. Reason I chose...

April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

I know that this is a common question asked to potential clients who are looking for a site to be built: do you have any examples of things you like on a website? Often, it’s followed up with a request for examples of websites you like, with notations on why you like...

April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

I know that this is a common question asked to potential clients who are looking for a site to be built: do you have any examples of things you like on a website? Often, it’s followed up with a request for examples of websites you like, with notations on why you like...

Why Content is Required Before Developing Your Site

Why Content is Required Before Developing Your Site

You might notice that when shopping around for a web designer that you get asked to provide the content before the start date. I request content as one of the first things needed from my clients. But why is it necessary when you are still working out your design...

Low, High or Stock Images!

Low, High or Stock Images!

One of the regular discussions I have with clients is in relation to the images they want to use on their site. This is an area I have a few definitive opinions on, and so, I decided to cover them below. Personal photos trump stock photos except when low quality I...

A Burst of Colour

A Burst of Colour

A few weeks ago, I talked about why negative space is so important while designing your website. Today’s topic is looking at how to utilise the white space, how to help it match branding without filling it with content. This week, I’m talking about Colour Blocking and...

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

I know that this is a common question asked to potential clients who are looking for a site to be built: do you have any examples of things you like on a website? Often, it’s followed up with a request for examples of websites you like, with notations on why you like...

Why Content is Required Before Developing Your Site

Why Content is Required Before Developing Your Site

You might notice that when shopping around for a web designer that you get asked to provide the content before the start date. I request content as one of the first things needed from my clients. But why is it necessary when you are still working out your design...

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

Why a Clear Vision is the Ultimate Resource When Designing a Site

I know that this is a common question asked to potential clients who are looking for a site to be built: do you have any examples of things you like on a website? Often, it’s followed up with a request for examples of websites you like, with notations on why you like...

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

In my prior blog, I mentioned that I brainstorm to come up with ideas to write about. This can, at times, be difficult when it’s just you coming up with them. Unlike when you work within a team; where brainstorming can be easy as you have a range of people surrounding...

Notebooks are Important

Notebooks are Important

I’m going to start this blog with a note of importance: whether you use a physical notebook or electronic, find whatever method works for you. Using both physical and electronic notebooks works for me well but might not for you. I’ve been writing content on my own...

How much should I write?

How much should I write?

When writing a blog post, there are so many elements to keep in considering that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all; especially when you are struggling to either find the words, or reining the words in. I’ve recently had a few conversations with people over...

Should I Batch Content?

Should I Batch Content?

I've seen a bit of discussion around this topic recently and thought I'd add my take on the matter. What do you think about the idea of batching?

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

In my prior blog, I mentioned that I brainstorm to come up with ideas to write about. This can, at times, be difficult when it’s just you coming up with them. Unlike when you work within a team; where brainstorming can be easy as you have a range of people surrounding...

Notebooks are Important

Notebooks are Important

I’m going to start this blog with a note of importance: whether you use a physical notebook or electronic, find whatever method works for you. Using both physical and electronic notebooks works for me well but might not for you. I’ve been writing content on my own...

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

Brainstorming When You Work For Yourself

In my prior blog, I mentioned that I brainstorm to come up with ideas to write about. This can, at times, be difficult when it’s just you coming up with them. Unlike when you work within a team; where brainstorming can be easy as you have a range of people surrounding...

 

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

I know, I'm kind of late to joining Pinterest and using it as a business tool, but I know I am not the last person to join and learn the benefits of it. Yes, for those of you who don't use Pinterest for business purposes, there is more to the site than recipes,...

Should I Batch Content?

Should I Batch Content?

I've seen a bit of discussion around this topic recently and thought I'd add my take on the matter. What do you think about the idea of batching?

#everythingiscontent

#everythingiscontent

NB: I can't stop laughing at my facial expression in the featured image.  Yes, I've totally stolen Chenae Carey's hashtag but I told her I was going to! But, more to the point, Chenae was spot on with the use of it and it was nice to get a reminder. Let me know what...

Don’t Let Your Fear Of Videos Stop You

Don’t Let Your Fear Of Videos Stop You

One of the most common reason people don't vlog is their fear of being in front of a camera. I know I was like that too. Yet, it's one of the best ways to get your clients to connect and resonate with your message. What do you have to loose to give it a shot?

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

I know, I'm kind of late to joining Pinterest and using it as a business tool, but I know I am not the last person to join and learn the benefits of it. Yes, for those of you who don't use Pinterest for business purposes, there is more to the site than recipes,...

Should I Batch Content?

Should I Batch Content?

I've seen a bit of discussion around this topic recently and thought I'd add my take on the matter. What do you think about the idea of batching?

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

Reasons Why I’m Loving Pinterest for Business

I know, I'm kind of late to joining Pinterest and using it as a business tool, but I know I am not the last person to join and learn the benefits of it. Yes, for those of you who don't use Pinterest for business purposes, there is more to the site than recipes,...

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

I’ve not written a security blog post for a while but after receiving multiple of these calls, I figured I would do a blog about the Boiler Room scam. Please, remember, that any advice in this blog is just information. I link to a few sites that have more information,...

Caution: ATO Scam Warning

Caution: ATO Scam Warning

Last week I received an interesting phone call. One which I had heard of last year, but until now had never received it. So what was the phone call? One which would lead me to believe was from the ATO. It was warning me that there was an affidavit out against me and...

Security for your site

When I used to work in internet security, I loathed WordPress, Joomla and a few other platforms because they were the websites that were always being hacked. It surprised me though when I started really developing my own sites how much I loved WordPress because it was...

Sharing passwords

Passwords are supposed to be private. It gets reiterated to you whenever you sign up to a new account. Add in the secret questions and what not when you aren’t sure of your password and it becomes a nightmare trying to remember it all. A lot of business people also...

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

I’ve not written a security blog post for a while but after receiving multiple of these calls, I figured I would do a blog about the Boiler Room scam. Please, remember, that any advice in this blog is just information. I link to a few sites that have more information,...

Caution: ATO Scam Warning

Caution: ATO Scam Warning

Last week I received an interesting phone call. One which I had heard of last year, but until now had never received it. So what was the phone call? One which would lead me to believe was from the ATO. It was warning me that there was an affidavit out against me and...

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

Scam Warning: Boiler Room

I’ve not written a security blog post for a while but after receiving multiple of these calls, I figured I would do a blog about the Boiler Room scam. Please, remember, that any advice in this blog is just information. I link to a few sites that have more information,...

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

During my research while writing blogs for clients, I discovered that people kept telling me the same thing when it came to those who were successful. As I read and listened to the information, these same five categories kept coming up. So here is my five ways to...

Motivation Detox: How to Get Unstuck

Motivation Detox: How to Get Unstuck

I’ve been feeling a bit underwhelmed with things recently, at least when it came to my own business. I felt stuck. It was easier for me to focus on my clients instead of focusing on my business and where I could grow it. So, I did some reading and these four tips I...

Accountability and Content

Accountability and Content

I know that for a lot of us, whether we're determined to keep a schedule or not, life gets in the way. And it's so true that there are times where you just can't focus on anything else but whatever it is that has your attention. Stopping to write a weekly blog is not...

Alternatives to Blogging

Alternatives to Blogging

Want to blog but feel you don’t have time? Struggling to write the ideas and thoughts in your mind? Want someone else to write your blogs for you, yet they don’t quite match your concepts or voice? We all struggle at times to be consistent with putting content on our...

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

During my research while writing blogs for clients, I discovered that people kept telling me the same thing when it came to those who were successful. As I read and listened to the information, these same five categories kept coming up. So here is my five ways to...

Motivation Detox: How to Get Unstuck

Motivation Detox: How to Get Unstuck

I’ve been feeling a bit underwhelmed with things recently, at least when it came to my own business. I felt stuck. It was easier for me to focus on my clients instead of focusing on my business and where I could grow it. So, I did some reading and these four tips I...

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

5 Quick Ways to Enjoy More Success

During my research while writing blogs for clients, I discovered that people kept telling me the same thing when it came to those who were successful. As I read and listened to the information, these same five categories kept coming up. So here is my five ways to...

April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

For the month of March, I was finishing reading the book Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley. What’s it about? This book looks at the fact that regardless of what you do, you write. It looks at the types of writing and how to write better for those types. Reason I chose...

March Blog Round Up

March Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during March that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. Six Strategies for Creating Digital Content that Engages...

Book Review: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Book Review: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

For the month of February, I was reading the book Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley. Wait... what? I thought this review was for The Universe not Writes. Yep, it is. I had all intentions of reviewing Everybody Writes! until I went through a stressful period where I...

April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

Book Review: Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley

For the month of March, I was finishing reading the book Everybody Writes! by Ann Handley. What’s it about? This book looks at the fact that regardless of what you do, you write. It looks at the types of writing and how to write better for those types. Reason I chose...

April Blog Round Up

April Blog Round Up

The following blog post is a list of blogs I read during April that I found worthwhile of sharing with others. They cover a range of topics which relate to websites, marketing, social media and other topics. The Power of Storytelling in Social Media...

 

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