Necessary Ingredients

Necessary Ingredients

We’ve been home social distancing since March 13th and we’re starting to get tired of practicing our math. It’s also causing us all to gain a few pounds. Um, yes, we’re doing some baking around here!  I love to bake. It’s a major stress...
New Service: Quick Start Blog Package

New Service: Quick Start Blog Package

I’ve been blogging about blogging for several months now, and am excited to announce I’m now offering a Quick Start blogging package! I have to confess, I’ve delayed launching this due to everything that has been going on in the world, but have also...
Blog Post Strategy

Blog Post Strategy

We’ve touched on having a purpose for your blog, and coming up with categories and tags that support that purpose. That’s the start to building your blog with strategy, right? Yep! But there’s more to blog post strategy than just being strategic with...
What’s Your Take on that?

What’s Your Take on that?

This is the fifth post in the ‘Why Blog’ series. Here’s a list of the posts in this series:~ Why Blog When There are So Many Out There~ Blogging Helps You Be Found~ Be Trustworthy (because, shouldn’t we all be trustworthy?)~ What’s Your Take on That? ~...
Recent Project Showcase – Business Coach Website

Recent Project Showcase – Business Coach Website

I love sharing completed projects, to show off what my clients are doing and to celebrate with them as projects finish. I’m always excited to see how they are able to make a greater impact in their world with a website that was created specifically for them to...
I Ran A Facebook Group Challenge

I Ran A Facebook Group Challenge

I had an interesting past two weeks. I ran a DIY (WordPress) Website Challenge in my Facebook group this past week. The week before I ran a pre-challenge; I guided those taking part in the challenge through the process of gathering their website content via daily...
Website Hosting How To

Website Hosting How To

Today we’re talking all about purchasing website hosting. But first let me tell you why! In the last post you learned about the Free DIY Website Challenge going on in the Simply Launched Facebook group. The challenge starts on Monday and I’m super excited...
Free DIY Website Challenge

Free DIY Website Challenge

I’m all about tying up my trusty chucks and helping people. Most days you’ll find me creating websites to help entrepreneurs and small businesses get online in front of their ideal audience so they can in turn help others with their expertise. While...
My Experience as a WordCamp Organizer

My Experience as a WordCamp Organizer

This post could be titled “How did I go from WordPress meetup attendee to WordCamp organizer?” I signed up as a volunteer for the second WordCamp I attended here in Rochester, NY seeing it as a great opportunity to get to know some of the people that...
WordCamp Ottawa Takeaways

WordCamp Ottawa Takeaways

I was at WordCamp Ottawa (#wcott) over the weekend to lead a panel discussion titled Ethical Behavior in an Open Source World. The questions I posed were slightly different than those I asked at WordCamp Buffalo. The panelists were different, too, and it proved to be...
Why WordPress ~ My 3 C’s

Why WordPress ~ My 3 C’s

Last week I shared why I think my web design business is like my chucks. (If you missed that and are interested in how sneakers can possibly be like a business, read this article.) So this week I thought I would expand on that a little bit. WordPress is Consistent We...
How Chucks Are Like My Web Design Business

How Chucks Are Like My Web Design Business

If you’re reading this post you’ve no doubt noticed I use a lot of pictures of chucks (Converse sneakers) on my website. I’m sure you’ve wondered why a website designer seems fascinated by these. You’ve probably thought ‘she’s...
Spill the Beans

Spill the Beans

Within the past few weeks I finished a quick-turn mini brand and website project for a friend. She is starting a podcast and came to me for help getting her website up quickly. Michelle had all of her content and images ready to go and the know-how to place them on...
My Advice for Attending a WordCamp

My Advice for Attending a WordCamp

I’m attending my third WordCamp today (WordCamp Buffalo) and thought I’d share my tips on how to get the most out of it as a first time attendee. You already know I love this WordPress community and I love learning, so combining the two at WordCamps...
Will you be there?

Will you be there?

One of the things I love most about working as a WordPress web designer is the WordPress community surrounding it. There are always Facebook groups that you can pop into and ask questions, or read blog post tutorials, but there’s a whole personal aspect of it...
What did you do?

What did you do?

Earlier this week Facebook and Instagram were down and I saw a lot of people panicking. Or maybe some were just frustrated, but it sure caused a lot of activity! I was actually at a co-working day and just before I learned about what was happening heard “What...
Update Order Matters

Update Order Matters

I remember when I was taking classes to learn the ins and outs of creating WordPress websites and the lessons on maintaining a website. It was like a lightbulb moment when I learned there was a specific order that you should make your file updates in.  And today I...