Janet's Blog

My new favorite visual marketing tool

May 16, 2019 / 13 Comments
Snappa

I blogged about some of my favorite visual marketing tools back in March 2015 and November 2015, but since then a lot of new apps have been developed to help us create appealing graphics. Earlier this year I was invited to try out the Pro version of Snappa for three months, and I was more […]

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The best blogging schedule for your business

April 25, 2019 / 10 Comments
blogging schedule

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 […]

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What’s Your WordPress Personality? [quiz]

April 11, 2019 / 6 Comments
wordpress personality

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 […]

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Blogging and Authenticity

March 28, 2019 / 15 Comments
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 […]

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Planning and Organizing Your Website Content

March 14, 2019 / 10 Comments
website content planning

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, […]

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How to organize your blogging process with Todoist

February 28, 2019 / 11 Comments
organizing your blogging process

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 […]

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Now and Then

February 17, 2019 / 14 Comments
Selfie with camera

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 […]

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A Website Redesign for Basic Organization

February 14, 2019 / 11 Comments
website redesign

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 […]

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