Self Importance Killed My Battery

Self Importance Killed My Battery

The battery on my iPhone sucks. Now, if you own an iPhone you know that there’s nothing wrong with my battery that isn’t wrong with everybody else’s iPhone battery. While I love Apple products, I recognize that they have a miserable battery life. But it’s not all...
Newsletters: Yay or Nay

Newsletters: Yay or Nay

Can we take a minute to talk about newsletters? I’m torn. There are a few newsletters that I LOVE. They provide killer content and some really interesting actionable ideas. They find a problem or a pain point and they provide a solution, or at the very least an...
4 Keys To Podcasting Success

4 Keys To Podcasting Success

As some of you may or may not know, I recently launched a podcast. It was not my first podcast but it’s the first podcast that I’ve taken rather seriously. My previous podcasts were simply ways to pass the time, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, because I...
Brands and Social Media: A Complicated Relationship

Brands and Social Media: A Complicated Relationship

We do some work with brands that are looking to grow their businesses through social media. Inevitably, as part of the conversation, we get to the return on investment question. “How many followers am I going to get from this” and that sort of thing. When we explain...
The Keys To Getting Ahead in Content Creation

The Keys To Getting Ahead in Content Creation

I produce a heck of a lot of content. And aside from an occasional absence here and there, I’ve been incredibly consistent with producing that content over the last couple of years. In the past two years, I’ve written over 200 blog posts for my own site as well as at...
On The Importance of Web Traffic

On The Importance of Web Traffic

One of the things that we’ve worked with our clients on lately is the idea of understanding web traffic. So often we’re asked to build a new site where the client has no idea how effective their current site actually is. Now in most cases, it’s pretty easy to identify...
Shutterfly Hates Old People: Bad Web Design 2018

Shutterfly Hates Old People: Bad Web Design 2018

If there’s one thing old people love, it’s photos. If there’s one thing that old people hate. it’s bad web design. So why do photo companies hate old people? Last year my mother in law asked me to help her create a photo book for her mother’s birthday. My...
Burger for Burgers Sake

Burger for Burgers Sake

I enjoy the occasional burger. That may be an understatement. Not the occasional part. That’s true. It’s the enjoy part. I don’t enjoy the occasional burger. I absolutely love the occasional burger. Now while I prefer locally sourced, grass fed beef from cows that...
The Best Places to Work

The Best Places to Work

I recently read a piece about “The Pajama Trap”. Essentially, it focused on the best ways to make sure that, as a freelance or home office employee, you were able to stay focused and get work done. Trust me, as someone who works primarily from home, it’s very easy to...