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The World’s Greatest Care Package: 3 Dos and 1 Do Not

When someone you love is sick or injured, a care package is a wonderful way to show them you care. But what to include? As so it happens, I’ve....
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Happy Valentine’s Day to ME

Hey, it’s Valentine’s Day. And despite what the mass media might be telling you, what’s the most important thing on this day (and....
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Hot Off The Press: 5 Tips for Incorporating Press Into Your Website

As a business owner, press is important. It equals credibility, experience, and knowledge. So if you’ve got any press, here’s how to....
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Congrats! … Now What?

Why is it that when we finally achieve something we’ve been working toward for so long, it can sometimes feel anticlimactic? A few weeks ago I....
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Haiku Yourself to Contentment

The next time you’re feeling one way and would prefer to feel another, try the “haiku yourself to contentment” method. Well, after....

What’s the Substitute for Hard Work?

The day after an unexpected opportunity to catch Madonna live in Detroit on her 40 Years Celebration Tour, of everything she said what stands out to....
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Who Gets to Enter Your VIP Area?

Never forget that the best part of owning your own business is that YOU get to decide who can enter your realm and who doesn’t make the cut....
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The 11 Emotional Stages of Re-Doing Your Website

The journey of redoing your website is a wonderful one – with many stages! Read on to learn just what to expect, and maybe get some laughs while....
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Web Design Trends Coming in 2024

It’s the post you’ve been waiting for! Here are some of what you’ll see on websites in 2024. This is consistently one of my....
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New Year’s Choose Your Own Adventure

How will you ring in the new year? Take 10 minutes, pick one of these five ideas, and do what works for YOU. I’m a big believer in the idea that....
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How to Be a Gift Giving Superstar

If you don’t want to be known as a gift-giving rockstar, you probably shouldn’t read this blog post about 5 ways to level up your....
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5 Big WordPress No-Nos

Do you have a WordPress website? If so, then whatever you do, don’t do this ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s no secret that I love WordPress. With its tremendous....
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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The best (and highly underrated) part of missing a thing is how sweet it will be when at last you’re reunited. Earlier this month I was apart....
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Got Community?

Where you find community doesn’t matter in the slightest, as long as when you’re there, you feel you belong. Longing to Belong For as long....
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You Can Make Your Own Rules

How one of my favorite bands taught me that all rules are meant to be rewritten when the need arises. Last year I got an email from a band I follow....
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You Deserve a Gold Star

The gold star method you *may* remember from kindergarten is making a comeback. Here’s why as adults we deserve gold stars now more than ever....
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5 Easy (& Ethical) Ways to Use ChatGPT at Work

Have you struggled with knowing exactly how to use ChatGPT? Fear not! Here are five easy ways you can use it at work to save yourself time (and....
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5 Ways to Handle that “Can I Pick Your Brain?” Request

Someone aspiring to do what you do asks if you’d be willing to get together and talk about it. What do you do? There’s no right or wrong....
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5 Laughably Bad Websites

Ready to laugh? Good, because these five websites are bad – laughably bad. Learn from them what not to do on your own. Have you ever learned how....
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So, Change of Plans…

When things, erm, take an unexpected turn and you end up having to throw all your plans out the window, how do you deal? I crashed my bike last week....
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Do You Have Work Peers in Your Life? If Not, You’re Missing Out

Having your own business is great, but it also means you may not have many people in your life who do the same job as you do, or in other words, work....
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What if These Are “The Good Old Days”?

As you look back on your life and recall your happiest periods, did you in those times realize they were to be your “good old days?”....
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Investing in a New Website? Don’t Skimp on These 3 Things

Working with a pro website designer/developer on your site is an investment, I get it. But if you’re going to make that investment, here are....
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5 Ways to Get More Referrals

If you get most of your new customers from referrals (introductions from past clients) you are not alone! If this is the case for you, here are five....
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Ghosting: Can We Stop Once And For All?

While at times ghosting a person can admittedly feel like the path of least resistance, the truth is, it leaves a mess in its wake for both parties....
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Mom’s Guide to Knowing When to Take Something Home

How can you tell when it’s time to invite something into your life and take it home with you? Here’s what Mom has to say, and as we all....
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Don’t Say “Sorry”

It’s important to say “sorry” when you truly want to apologize to someone for something you did. But for goodness sake, let’s....
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3 Websites I *LOVE* and Why

As a professional web designer, it’s pretty rare that I stumble upon a website in my own personal life that I LOVE. But it does happen and when....
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The Business Owner’s Guide to Summer Vacation: 8 Essential Tips

When you’re a business owner, taking a vacation can require a bit more … finesse and planning ๐Ÿ™‚ Below are 8 tips for making the most of....
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A Little Website Refresh Can Go a Looooong Way

If your shiny new website is now a few years old, don’t forget that a little TLC from your web designer can go a long, long way ๐Ÿ™‚ The Forgotten....

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