Janet's Blog

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
reading 2019

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

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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A Website Makeover for one of Canada’s Top Resume Writers

October 17, 2019 / 12 Comments
Adrienne Tom

Do you find it difficult to toot your own horn? I didn’t think I did, but I’ve been promising a “recent project showcase” to my newsletter subscribers for a couple of months now yet have been holding back for some reason. Not wanting to break my word, I’ve bit the bullet and am thrilled to […]

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Photography + Productivity = Perfection

September 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

If we’re connected on social media, you’ve probably noticed that I’m an avid photographer. A big part of digital photography takes place in the editing process, after the image has been captured, and I enjoy trying out different apps to see how they can make a ho-hum photo into a good one, or a good […]

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Do you need a Website Care Plan?

August 29, 2019 / 16 Comments
Someone needs a Website Care Plan.

Since I became Care Plans Certified and introduced my Website Care Plans, dozens of smart business owners have chosen me as their Website Manager. Not one of them has to worry about things like WordPress updates, discontinued plugins or other security threats, because they’ve left it all in my capable hands. This means that they […]

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Are you living your passion? Am I?

August 1, 2019 / 12 Comments
Janet Barclay

People become self-employed for many different reasons. Sometimes it’s by choice, because they want a more flexible schedule, for example. Sometimes it’s out of necessity, because they’re out of work and unable to land a job. Sometimes it’s because they’re truly passionate about something. The types of businesses they start are even more varied. They […]

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