Here you will find useful bits of CSS, my insider tips for WordPress web design, digital marketing & just some fun stuff I want to share.
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The Content & Writing panel was loaded with great tips. A few things we reviewed: which comes first the post or SEO, how much to you study the Analytics, growing your audience, editorial calendars and what is your secret for getting a post out in a hurry?read more
I have been applying to be a speaker at WordCamp for a couple of years and finally this year I made the cut.read more
My apologies, a few of you reached out to tell me that you weren’t able to open my email. Here’s to round 2, a redo. My round of up business + fiction that I am reading, have read or is in the Eileen queue for summer reading. I love a good book so please share your picks in the comments.read more
This is a real blog roundup post prepared for me by a service. It is impossible to keep up with all of the great content that exists, so I thought this round up may be a good idea, you pick and choose what is interesting to you. These posts will appear every few weeks. Your feedback is important to me, please let me know if you like this type of post.read more
I sometimes see people offer the advice, “don’t worry about followers, they will find you”. This takes me back to a philosophy I have shared with you before, “you can’t date sitting on the couch”. If you want followers you need to put yourself out there.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to increase your followers. You are creating great content and it is awesome that your mom is your biggest fan (thanks mom!), but if you are a business or blogger in order to stay in business or keep your motivation to provide interesting content on a regular basis you want to build an audience.read more
Many struggle with what to put on their blog. 21 sure to please contnent ideas.read more
I recently published this on ElegantMarketplace, but I thought that the content was perfect for my readers, so I thank you if you read EMP, and hope you enjoy if you are a follower here.
One of my favorite things is working with clients to develop and launch their blogs. For many people a blog is a hobby in other cases people pay their mortgages with income from their blog. Or maybe you would be happy to earn enough to buy a dinner out now and again. Listen, we all need to eat and pay our phone bill, so their is no shame in wanting to monetize, so let’s explore some ways to make that happen.read more
A nice long list of ways you can build your Pinterest followers and a couple of geeky tech tips to help you get your website Pinterest friendly. Plus a couple of my favorite Pinners.read more
I welcome guest blogger Will Bridges. He gives some great tips on promoting a healthy work environment.read more
Perhaps you would like to put a sign up form below the comments, or you are using Shop Style and want to add some products. Or more text, or another image. Or maybe you only want comments on half the page and something on the other side. There are lots of reasons why and I am here to show you how.read more
The Deep Dive into Divi Course has arrived and I am super excited to bring you 12 lessons, 10 layouts for you to import into your own designs and a weekly meetup.read more
My awesome coaching client Holly called me last week to tell me that she had added a Sign-Up Sheets plugin to her website, but couldn’t figure out the next steps on using it. I was totally impressed. I have never had anyone ask for a sign up form on their site...read more
I’m not going to share with you a bunch of code – I am going to make your life easy by suggesting you purchase a plugin. The plugin suggested price is $5 and it makes you life a lot easier and really adds some cool customization to your web design...read more
You already know that I help many people launch their blogs. I love these types of projects, they are very empowering for the client, and I find it super rewarding to both teach and to be part of a process that gets someone to achieving their goals. Like many things,...read more
For years I used the SmallBiz theme for the sites I would build for clients. Many of those sites still look great and rank very well for their designated keywords. In the web design business two things are always at play, technology and design. Sometimes things...read more