Blogging Advice

3 Burning Questions Answered (Finally) at BlogHer14

Maria & Barbara

Outdoor decor at the McDonalds closing party at Blogher14 Since I've blogged for over 5 years now, I come to a blogging conference because there's always more to learn. There's lots of beginner information that I've sat through in hotel ballrooms all around the country, but then someone says something that makes it all worthwhile. Here are the nuggets I've picked… Continue reading


How to Sell Toilet Paper and Learning to say No

toilet paper

So I'm here at BlogHer'14 in San Jose with my good friend Barbara Miller from Yes Spaces. We had registered for the conference months ago but I am so bad because I usually only read what I absolutely have to read. So I don't check out the conference agenda until the night before my flight and I realize that if I don't… Continue reading


Your Laptop is the New Mom & Pop Shop

This could be your office

I'm constantly hearing statements like "I should've started my blog when you did", or "It's too late now, look at how many new blogs are launched every day!".

So, just in case some of you thought you were off the hook, or fully believe it's too late, I'm here to tell you that the majority of people in the world are not even on-line yet. And three billion more will be by 2020. Continue reading


Is Marketing to Past Clients Ridiculous? Yay or Nay


Penelope Trunk and I have one day left in our blogging webinar and it's so great! We're learning so much and having so much fun, here's what people are saying: "I sure hope this webinar is the first of many! I subscribe to a lot, A LOTTT of webinars…and this one has by far exceeded my expectations! About 6 months ago… Continue reading


Be the Client you Want to Attract


This week I'm in Little Rock at Tobi Fairley's Designer MBA course.  I have heard lots of wonderful things about her courses and to be honest, I resisted attending all this time because I thought it would make me look bad. Like people would think I should know everything already given that I teach colour workshops and I have already… Continue reading


Having an Opinion is More Important than Being Right

Penelope's Blue

I'm so excited that Penelope and I are doing this blogging seminar together that I asked her to write part of the post to include with the one I wrote the other day. Then, after she sent it over, I called her and said "How do I marry them together?" "They don't really go together", she said.  "Okay, I'll post… Continue reading


Webinar: Jump Start your Design Business with a Blog

Jump Start your Design Business with a Blog

BE YOUR OWN BOSS The best way to figure out how to have a successful blog is to learn from big bloggers. Yaay that's me! This is what Penelope Trunk and I will be doing live the first week of December 3 – 6, 2013. It's going to be fun! THIS COURSE WILL BE TAPED IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT… Continue reading


Tips for Bloggers: Do's and Don'ts for Working with the Media

Dos & Don'ts for Working with Media

I first met Mary Leigh Howell at the Design Bloggers Conference this past February in LA. She's a PR Professional and although there was a group of us that were about to have dinner together one evening, it suddenly turned into just the two of us. During dinner, I asked her why she was at the conference. She replied "To… Continue reading


How Long can You Escape Technology?

Okay so this post is just for fun. Don't get upset because I'm mostly teasing. Plus if you're reading my blog this most likely doesn't apply to you, so just be entertained. So here's the thing, if you are thinking you can still get away with having your assistant print out your emails (I met a businesswoman like this just… Continue reading


20 Best Tips from Jon Morrow (The God of Blogging)

20 Best Blogging Tips from Jon Morrow (The God of Traffic)

This week I was lucky enough to be on a 2 1/2 hour webinar with Jon Morrow (The God of Blogging – no joke). The webinar was about how to go from 0 – 10,000 blog subscribers. Jon used to write for Copyblogger (here's a not-to-be-missed post I wrote as a result of reading that blog). Now he's started his… Continue reading


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