Get on blogging, chapter 4 – It's all about the looks

July 17, 2014 - 22:12 | 0 replies

Get on blogging is a weekly series about blogging and becoming a blogger. In this chapter I will talk about the design and looks of your blog. Are images important? How can you make your blog look better? Are the looks the first priority of your blogging efforts? When you get on blogging one of the things you are...

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July 13, 2014 - 16:19 | 0 replies

Last night I worked until around 5 AM to merge my blog and work site. As a result the blog is now also Made In Helmikuu. You can find it, the extras, my portfolio and information about my services easily from the same site. Due to this change I also changed the blog post urls, but the old ones will redirect to the...

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Get on blogging, chapter 3 – The content

July 9, 2014 - 18:19 | 0 replies

Get on blogging is a weekly series about blogging and becoming a blogger. This chapter dwells in the content of your blog. Do you need to have a speciality and make niche markets happy? Is personal good or bad? The main thing about your blog is of course the content. It's what drives people on your blog and keeps...

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Get on blogging, chapter 2 – Choosing the platform

July 2, 2014 - 00:37 | 0 replies

Get on blogging is a new weekly series about blogging and becoming a blogger. In this second chapter I talk about choosing a blogging platform. When you have decided to start blogging you will need to have a place for your blog. You can either host your own website or use one of the hosted blogging services. Hosted...

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Get on blogging, chapter 1 – Where do I begin?

June 28, 2014 - 22:57 | 0 replies

This is the first chapter of the new weekly Get on blogging series. In this first chapter I warm you up with the idea of blogging. Why would you be blogging? Back in 2001 or something when I started writing short journal type posts on my website blogging was still something new and rare. It wasn't always even called...

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Modifying the brand

June 21, 2014 - 16:44 | 0 replies

Business fairies, career coaches and branding magicians are always telling you to create a consistent brand. Making sure your images, colours and other visuals as well as content are in line is one of the steps of branding. What happens when you notice your old look and content aren't working any longer and your...

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More free images for your blog or design projects

June 15, 2014 - 22:18 | 0 replies

Remember when I shared in March a bunch of resources for finding free photos for your design projects? Less than a couple of weeks ago Creative Commons tipped on their Facebook page about a couple of newish sites for finding high quality public domain (CC0) photos. Public domain photos are completely free and can be...

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Oh looky, it's new again!

June 14, 2014 - 17:36 | 0 replies

I've done it again. It meaning I had it with the previous design of this blog and Made In Helmikuu and I gave them a little big tweak last night. I remain with the grey and black and white and simple tones. As usual the design is alive and I will keep moving things around. Let me know if something doesn't work! In a...

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How many people see my posts on Facebook?

June 2, 2014 - 17:05 | 0 replies

On Friday I wrote about Facebook advertising and boosting posts. It reminded me of the subject on how many people actually see your or your page's posts on Facebook. You might think everyone who are your friends, followers or who like your page see the posts and choose to ignore them. But no, this is not the case....

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Planning not to plan

May 27, 2014 - 17:14 | 0 replies

I really don't like planning. When I hear the words business and plan together I shiver and when I think about putting things on a to do list I get nauseous. What makes planning so awful is that plans are those that never fully come true and they always hang around as things not done. But that's not all. I do prefer...

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I’m The Goddess of The Net, The Queen of The Penguins, geek, cat person, dreamer, awesome, always right and quite boring. This is my blog about web design, social media, life, marketing and business. Have some tea!

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