The best blogging schedule for your business

Blogging is a great way to drive traffic to your website, demonstrate your expertise, and grow a following for your business. It can be a lot of work though, so you may be wondering how often you need to publish new content in order to get results. There’s a ton of advice out there on this topic, but when it…

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What’s Your WordPress Personality? [quiz]

Did you know that approximately one-third of the internet is powered by WordPress? That makes it the most popular software in the world for building websites! It also means there’s a one-in-three chance that you’re using WordPress for your site. Website owners come in all shapes and sizes, so I decided to create a fun quiz to see how involved you…

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Blogging and Authenticity

A lot of people don’t like social media because it’s so hard to separate business from personal. Some create multiple accounts for that very reason. I really don’t mind that. I love getting to know my clients and other business contacts better by seeing photos of their home town and family events, especially since most of them are out of…

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Planning and Organizing Your Website Content

Because a website is primarily visual, many business owners consider design to be the top priority, but it shouldn’t be. An attractive website may be eye-catching, but if your message doesn’t speak to the needs of your target market, it’s not going to help you reach your goals. Instead of coming up with the perfect design, and then trying to craft…

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How to organize your blogging process with Todoist

Blogging was pretty easy when I started in 2006. An idea would pop into my head, I’d log into my blog, type something, and maybe add a photo or some clipart. Yes, clipart! It seems crazy now, but that’s how it was. Since then, blogging has become a serious marketing strategy for businesses of all sizes. Just posting random thoughts…

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Now and Then

My sister recently wrote a blog post with the title “25 Random Things About Me.” It began: A friend recently sent me a “Memory” of hers that popped up on Facebook. It was something I’d tagged her with ten years ago. What’s still the same? she asked me. What has changed? Here’s my answer. In one of her answers, Kathy…

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A Website Redesign for Basic Organization

One of the biggest compliments a web designer can receive is to have the owner of a site they’ve created return for a redesign a few years later. Background Basic Organization was established in 2005 and launched their first website a short time later. Owner Janet Schiesl and I first worked together in 2014. The goals of that project were…

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An easy new way to create blog and social media graphics [app review]

A lot of people ask me to link to their article or review their product on my blog. Most of their emails end up in the trash, but occasionally one piques my interest. Not long ago, I received such a pitch from Design Wizard. They described their app as “an extremely viable alternative to the likes of Canva, Snappa, Crello,…

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