Sue Westwind is a holistic mental health coach certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners who has a fascinating story to tell. Born into a family plagued with mental illness, Sue experienced a litany of mental and physical ailments as well. Her adoption of a daughter who later was diagnosed with autism, spurred her investigation into nutritional and environmental medicine, which eventually healed both mother and daughter. Sue's book, Lunacy Lost: A Memoir of Green Mental Health, chronicles her path along the road to health, and the discoveries she made as she came to … [Read more...] about Sue Westwind, Author
Award-winning chef Mark Gallagher was ready to up his game. His previous website, built a number of years ago, was HTML-based, and didn't offer the interactive features which could help him grow his business. The previous website was mostly black, hard to update, and didn't convey much energy. For this fresh design, the sidebar moved from left to right, allowing readers' gazes to more easily rest upon the important elements - such as the "Get an quote for your event" button. I used energetic, fresh - and appetizing! - colors: green and yellow, with accents of black and red. The clean, … [Read more...] about Chef Mark Gallagher & Affordable Chef Services
So, you want to get more Twitter followers...how do you do that? It's not that difficult - it just takes some time and a little thought. The easiest way to get followers is to follow people yourself. Many will follow you back. Those that do, now have the opportunity to see your tweets - and they may occasionally share your tweets with your own followers. This is what you want: for people to see your tweets - and hopefully, to act on them (click your links), and to share them with others. [Note: In this article, I'm going to refer to other Twitter accounts as "people." It's just … [Read more...] about Who to follow on Twitter – and who not to!
So...you've written your blog post or perhaps a social media post. But it isn't quite done until you've included an image or two. Where do you find images? You don't want to copy images from random websites - they are likely copyrighted and not licensed for reuse, so copying would be illegal -- not to mention unethical. But the good news is that there are some great sites out there where you can get high-quality images for free. Some require that you attribute the source of the image (usually with the name of its creator and a link back to the source); others don't. There are … [Read more...] about 10 places to find amazing photos for your blog posts!
If you run a blog, then you are essentially a content marketer. This is true whether you deal in fashion news, celebrity gossip, or sports updates. No matter what the topic is, you’re playing the role of providing content to an audience that expects you to deliver something good more often than not. What’s really important is recognizing this and doing something about it. By now, we all know that content is king. But it isn’t just anything you can conjure up or scrounge up from the back alleys of the internet. In this era that has been structurally ravaged by search algorithm updates such … [Read more...] about Why bloggers need to start thinking like content marketers
Before you can have a website, you'll need to pick a domain name. What is it, and how do you choose the right one? What's a domain name? In short, your domain name is your address on the web. (For instance, the domain name of this website is quantawebdesign.com.) Most websites in the USA end in .com. Other common endings (called TLDs) are .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .biz, .info, and .us, though there are others in use as well. Domain name decisions You want to find a domain name that describes you, is not too long, memorable, and not easily confused with another. Let's consider … [Read more...] about Domain Names