Sometimes the simplest things can drive you crazy - like trying to figure out how to make a thin rectangle in Canva. Yes, seriously. I use a few different services to create web graphics for my blog. The PicMonkey photo editor is one of my favorites - and so is Canva. But for the longest time, I could not find a tool in Canva's arsenal that I could use to create a thin rectangle ... Read More about How to Create a Thin Rectangle in Canva
For the past two days I have been hunkered down in my little corner of the house migrating a WordPress website to a new host. This blog, to be exact. While things have gone relatively smoothly, there are many, many loose ends to tie up. And I hope to never have to switch hosts again - are you listening SiteGround (my new wonderful host)? My transition has involved a few steps, which, ... Read More about Migrating a WordPress Website to a New Host – Trials and Tribulations
I schedule tweets with PostPlanner. I admit it. I use automation to help me with social media. Lots of people do. But you have to do it right - because social is about being authentic. And it is really hard to be both authentic and automated at the same time. PostPlanner makes it easy to do both. It is one of my "go to" blogging tools. Not only can you schedule your tweets in PostPlanner ... Read More about How I Schedule Tweets with PostPlanner
Everyone wants to start a successful blog. Obviously. No one starts out saying that they want a blog that is going to fail. But jumping right in without a plan is a recipe for disaster. If you lay a strong foundation your blog will grow. This is how you do it – step by step. Just a note, there is a lot of information in this post. If you’d rather have it broken down into smaller, ... Read More about How to Start a Successful Blog
Starting on January 10, 2017 your website could suffer a Google penalty for pop ups on mobile. Do you use pop ups or a "welcome mat" type home screen on your blog or website? Then your site could be at risk. To avoid being pushed down in the search results you need to rethink your pop up strategy. What is a Google Penalty? The thing to remember is that Google is a search engine. Their ... Read More about Will You Suffer a Google Penalty for Pop Ups on Mobile?