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When Is It Just Not Worth It? A Story of Failure.

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I’m going to warn you, this blog post is me being honest. That probably means it’s going to rub some people the wrong way.  So be it.

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How to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

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started blogging in 2004. The truth is, if you’ve been blogging awhile some great information has become buried in your archives.

Do You Feel Lucky? You’d Better Be If You’re Using a Social Media Page as Your Business Website.

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Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs Girly Girl Geek Facebook Page profile page social media website Do I feel lucky?…Well Right?

Why Your Business Blog is a Ghost Town

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Categories: Blogging & Social Media. You spent hours, maybe even days, reading and re-reading articles about blogging for business. 

My Experience as a Woman in WordPress

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Business Websites and Blogs Girly Girl Geek Why would that make a difference? That’s not to say that I’ve never dealt with unfair criticism. 

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Think Your Little Website Is Immune to Hackers? Think Again.

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Business Websites and Blogs As someone who provides ongoing WordPress Website Care and Maintenance, a few things have come to my attention in recent months.  Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs Categories: Business Tips. The first is that there are three distinct types of WordPress website owners when it comes to security.

2014 45
2014 45

Let It Go or Risk Freezing Your Business to Death

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I started this blog post as a follow up to a prior post on second chances.  Funny how some posts end up having a life of their own somehow.  As I sat down to share a recent personal experience in my business, it dawned on me that it was pretty certain that I wasn’t the only small business owner who deals with it. Deals with what?

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Why Does This Geek Girl Use a Paper Planner?

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If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on social media for any length of time, you know that I’m a lover of technology. Not a chance.

The One Thing You Should Never Do as a Business Owner

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But before you write this blog post off as a sensationalized headline with fluff for filling, give me a few more minutes of your time. What?!

2015 33

WordPress: You Can’t Just Set it and Forget it

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Business Websites and Blogs. Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs Featured Installing Wordpress Maintenance Wordpress Wordpress Plugin Wordpress themes Categories: Business Tips. WordPress makes it easy to build a great website but… There are so many great things that can be said about using [.] ( Read more. ).

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2013 49

Guest Posting 101: 5 Things Every Guest Poster Should Know

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She’s always stopping me during one of our weekly chats to say “That’s a blog post!” The Tips from T.Marie Blog has been around awhile.  While other blogs consistently showcase guest bloggers, this one has remained mostly in one voice. Many of my guidelines are similar to other blogs. So what’s the problem? .

2016 18

Wix, Squarespace, Muse & WordPress. Finding the Right Choice for Your Website.

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Some people have also complained about the Wix link structure for pages and blog posts.  Squarespace. Squarespace is a website builder. 

2015 33

Surprise! Your Customer Service Ain’t All That.

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As I said, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to improving customer service for your business by utilizing online technology.  I didn’t even mention newsletters, customer relationship management, online events and information or the biggie…business blogging. That’s the bad news. Or right. Improve communication. Are you sure?

Yes, Small Business Owners Can Take a Vacation

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Those blog posts not coming quite so easily?  I’m writing this post from a gazebo at Acres of Wildlife Campground. All signs of burnout.

2015 33

Business Lesson of the Week: Standing out in the Crowd

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But to be honest, most of my posts, e-books and coaching materials apply to any small or micro-business providing services. And it’s intentional.

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Google+, Is it Worth the Effort?

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Blogging & Social Media Featured Facebook g+ google online social networking social media web 2.0Without Farmville. That’s 3.85 million members.

The First Rule of Business Blogging

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The problem is, you’re website is old school html, so adding new content, never mind a blog, is a pain in the butt.  Categories: Business Tips.

2014 23
2014 23

Yes, I’m a Virtual Assistant. No, I’m not Siri. I’m better.

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Articles and blog posts have been singing her praises, absolutely amazed at the way she answers their questions and requests.  I suppose some virtual assistants might  be irritated.  Blog assistance, e-book creation and website creation aren’t on her list of services either.  Nor does she possess creativity and initiative. 

2011 52

Why I ‘Cheated’ on Headway and What I Learned

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First, several months ago an online technology consulting client had me help make some tweaks to their blog that was built on the Genesis theme framework and the Metro child theme. I don’t have anything bad to say about Genesis. Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs Featured WordPressHeadway. It’s a solid framework.

2016 18

Why Big Business Has Customer Service All Wrong (and how small businesses can take advantage of it)

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believe it’s because they ultimately fail to recognize what Seth Godin pointed out in his blog post.  Does that make me fickle?

My Search for Cloud Storage-Weighing the Options

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Categories: Business Tips. Business Tips Featured Cloud Storage Dropbox Skydrive Storage Storage Services

3 Valid Reasons for Not Having a Website for Your Business

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Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs Marketing Your BizIn light of my recent post admonishing businesses for relying on Facebook as their online presence the title of this post may sound a bit strange.  This is what I came up with: You are fine with someone else owning your business name domain and using it instead of you.

2016 18

Think Your Website Isn’t that Important? Think Again.

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Business Websites and Blogs For VA's assistant business client paralegal paralegal services virtual virtual assistant website tonight your website

2011 49

Why You’re Not Getting What You’re Expecting

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As some of you know creating handcrafted things is what I do in my ‘spare’ time. Angry, she called the craftsperson and complained. Do me a favor.

2015 23

Is WordPress Secure…is it Safe?

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Business Tutoring Business Websites and Blogs FeaturedThose of you that have been reading here for awhile know that I’m a believer in building your business website on  the WordPress framework (and strongly recommend the Headway theme). ” My answer ? Create a tough password. Change the Database Tables Prefix.

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Guess What? Lack of Focus is a Good Thing

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That’s a blog post.” This is that blog post. They say ‘blog what you love’, thus the launch of the new crafty blog last week. 

2015 23

What I Did This Summer: WordCamp Edition

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That meant less time for blogging, which also means I missed sharing some pretty cool stuff with you. wasn’t wrong in this case. The people!

2015 23

How I Almost Committed SEO Suicide

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Related Posts: Blog SEO Made Easy. That’s right. Embarrassing?  You betcha! Hey, it’s my party and… well, you know what I mean.  Big no-no.

2011 46

Forget about Tax Day, Are You Ready for Mobilegeddon?

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Business Websites and Blogs Girly Girl Geek If you thought tax day was the only nail biting deadline in April, think again. Another 13.48

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Gain Their Loyalty. Stop Giving Them What They Want.

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We all know that loyal clients, customers, readers, etc. are the bread and butter of whatever endeavor you happen to be embarking on.  Click To Tweet.

2015 23

Why Your Website Needs to Get Active

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Don’t be discouraged though, you don’t have to be an online retailer to keep your website active.  If you’ve read this blog long at all you know I’m going to mention blogging.  The same way that we need to add activity to our lifestyle in order to be healthier, it holds true for your business website as well. Click To Tweet.

2016 18

Is Your WordPress Website Secretly Harboring Malware?

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Business Websites and Blogs Girly Girl Geek Dealing with a malware injection on a WordPress website isn’t a picnic on the best of days.

2014 23

It’s 2014, WordPress is NOT Just a Blogging Platform

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WordPress is a blog platform that has limited functionality. I say “Hogwash”. Categories: Girly Girl Geek I can’t believe that in 2014 there are still people out there using scare tactics to try to keep people from creating business websites with WordPress.  And the number one scare tactic they use? Girly Girl Geek

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2014 18

Where Should You Start Building Your Business Online?

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Tweet this! ] Not only does a blog give you somewhere to share what you know and help others, it provides fresh content to your website.

2014 23

Domain names, Hosting and WordPress…Oh My! (Part III)

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Related Posts: Blog SEO Made Easy. Web Hosting. Make sense? WordPress compatible. Not all hosting is created equal.  Linux OS is recommended.

2011 39

What You Can Learn from @Charter about Social Media

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What did I do?  I allowed people to get to know me. shared information I myself found useful. There it was. You missed it?  Let me try again.

2011 33

Looking for a Virtual Assistant? Think Cupcakes.

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fellow virtual professional prompted this blog post when she posed the question, ” My recent experience has been that there are many “virtual assistants” out there who are promoting themselves at ridiculous rates. You do a search for local bakers and find two that list custom decorated cupcakes as something that they offer.

2012 31

Ignoring WordPress Maintenance is Asking for Trouble

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Maybe they log in to do a blog post and don’t feel they have the time. Business Websites and BlogsIn that post I listed the following six things to do in order to keep your site safe. Check out the post here for  details about each). Create a unique username. Create a tough password. Change the Database Tables Prefix.

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Who’s Building Your Website?

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And since the beauty of WordPress is giving you the ability to make changes to website copy easily or post to an included blog they should also be able to give you clear instruction on how to do so. That doesn’t mean that just anyone can create a well designed, professional website  that is uniquely fit to your business. The Mechanics.

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What Can You Learn about Social Media from a Meteorologist? A Lot. My Interview with Brad Panovich (@WxBrad)

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Categories: Blogging & Social Media. Blogging & Social Media Business Tips Business Tips Is social media right for everyone? Can Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. make an impact no matter who/what you are? Example: has it changed the way meteorologists perform their jobs? The answer, […] ( Read more. ).

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