Hey friends, I post things here from time to time. Like many people, I'm still figuring out "my voice" and deciding what topics to write on. At the moment there is no "strategy" for what to post because I've been focused on other things. Right now I'm super inspired by Maggie Appleton's "digital gardening" concept, so I may experiment with that idea here.
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The most important thing to build your business (pro-actively) is having a list of leads, people who are interested in working with you. If your website isn’t providing you a list of all the people interested in working with you, then it’s simply a brochure and its impact is more or less a mystery. But…Read More
Where do you live? I don’t mean, what state do you live in… rather, what is the original name of the place you live? If you don’t know off hand, now is a good time to look up whose land you’re currently living on. Find your location on this map: https://native-land.ca – then add these…Read More
I had a chance to chat with Stephen Warley, host of the podcast Life Skills That Matter. Listen to episode 346 on his website here. Even though the title is about becoming a freelance web developer, we don’t really talk about programming or anything like that. This is the story of growing a business starting…Read More
I recently changed the color scheme for this website. Did you notice? Having a cohesive look and feel on your website shows a level of “togetherness” and makes everything else you’re doing more compelling. Your color scheme is a big part of that. Here are the top resources I refer to when building a color…Read More
Unsplash for WordPress is finally here! Amazing. Unsplash, the free stock photo website with thousands of amazing images anyone can use on their website, is now available on WordPress. This gives you the ability to search for an image while writing a blog post, and immediately add it to your content. and probably much more.…Read More
While fighting institutional racism (housing discrimination, prison industrial complex, police violence, racial profiling, etc….) is work we should all be doing in one way or another… There are some small ways your website can contribute to shifting the culture toward racial equity and social justice. This is not an exhaustive or particularly well researched list…Read More
Most of my clients have been affected in some way or another by the pandemic, cancelling their programs, shutting down events, delays in the book launches, and sometimes complete inability to work with their clients. Right now we have an obligation to step up and help each other. Honestly, I feel like this obligation already…Read More
Here are a few calming updates in the midst of it all… Free Publishing for Non-profits & Care Plan Clients If you have a website, I’m now offering Free publishing services for nonprofits or care plan clients who need to post an announcement regarding this Covid-19 situation we’re in. Just complete the form and we’ll…Read More
Do you ever want to experiment with something, try out a theme, or start developing that cool idea that’s been whirling around in your head? A staging site is the perfect place to do that. Especially now that Maple is providing themes and sample websites you can use to get started. What’s a staging site?…Read More
Hey friends, This week has been a flurry of cancellations and tough choices. As a library director, I’m busy writing a remote work plan for 15 employees, many of whom are trying to figure out what their life will be like now that Cornell has cancelled classes and shifted to online programs for the rest…Read More