Janet's Blog

Is your website giving you strong results?

March 20, 2020 / 12 Comments
website-owner-viewer

You know the important role of a website in growing a profitable business. But is your website doing its job? Is it presenting the best first impression of you and your brand? Does it confidently proclaim your expertise? Do visitors instantly know what you do and who you work with? If you can’t answer those questions with a resounding “Yes!” your […]

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The Organized Web Designer’s Office

February 18, 2020 / 15 Comments
Janet Barclay Web Designer's Office

I’ve been hosting the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival (formerly Professional Organizers Blog Carnival) on Your Organizing Business every month since June 2009. This month, the topic is The Organizing / Productivity Expert’s Office. While reading some of the posts my readers submitted, I remembered writing something similar in the past. It was no longer […]

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How to Communicate Effectively with Your Web Designer

February 6, 2020 / 14 Comments
How to Communicate Effectively with Your Web Designer

Good communication is the key to all successful relationships, including the one between you and your web designer. When things don’t go as planned, it can nearly always be attributed to a lack of communication. I’ve listed below 12 ways you can form a better connection with your designer before, during, after and throughout your […]

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Creating Your Blogging Voice

January 16, 2020 / 12 Comments

When you launched your blog, did you develop a plan first, or did you just dive in? Although it may be easier just to start writing, you need to decide on a number of factors, including the voice of your blog. A good blog needs a clear and consistent voice that is communicated on every page. Consistency […]

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My Photography Life in 2019 and Plans for 2020

January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

I haven’t blogged about my photography hobby since the end of 2017, so I’ll start by bringing you up to date. I participated in 52Frames throughout 2018, but skipped a couple of weeks when my husband was in the hospital, so I missed out becoming a “Weekly Warrior” (what they call someone who has posted […]

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My Reading Life in 2019 and Plans for 2020

December 31, 2019 / 11 Comments
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One of my favorite year-end activities is looking back at the books I’ve read over the past 12 months, and Goodreads makes this pretty easy. I wanted to tell you which title was my favorite, but it’s too hard, so here are my top five, in no particular order: For more details, I invite you […]

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Set Your Compass to Reach Your Goals for the New Year

December 12, 2019 / 12 Comments

With the new year less than three weeks away, it’s time to reflect on your successes and failures from 2019 and set new goals for 2020! A couple of years ago I learned about YearCompass, a fabulous free resource to facilitate this process. Before that I found the whole process of figuring out how I […]

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Writing a Powerful Call to Action

November 28, 2019 / 12 Comments
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Today, I’m going to talk about one of the most important steps in creating content, which is writing a strong Call to Action. And when I say “talk about” I mean that literally, because I actually have a video for you! It’s from a Facebook Live I did a couple of years ago, but the […]

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