Charity Designs: Eco-Chic in Suburbia

In exchange for her blog makeover, Katie of Eco-Chic in Suburbia chose to make a donation to Townhall II, a nonprofit organization that provides everything from counseling to helplines to medical clinics in her local area. See the makeover. Continue reading Charity Designs: Eco-Chic in Suburbia

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How To Integrate a Google Calendar into Your WordPress Blog

Exciting News!

WordPress just announced (as of 5/9/11) that it now allows sharing of Google Docs and Google Calendars on WordPress.com blogs!!! I’d like to think the WordPress gurus read my tutorial on how to embed a Google Calendar into a Blogger blog (in which I explain that WordPress.com doesn’t allow it, but they should) and decided to follow my advice. Doubtful, but a girl can dream, right?

Moving on… Featuring a calendar on your blog allows for more interactivity between you and your readers. Use it to feature upcoming events, showcase a speaking/design schedule, or highlight significant events your readers might be interested in.

Here’s how you add a Google Calendar to your sidebar: Continue reading “How To Integrate a Google Calendar into Your WordPress Blog”

Charity Designs: Life Between Donut World and the Real World

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Alice, of Life Between Donut World and the Real World. She contacted me looking for a full makeover for her Blogger blog. Previously, she was using a default Blogger template. She was looking for something more cheerful with bold colors that reflected her fun personality. The Result: … Continue reading Charity Designs: Life Between Donut World and the Real World

Say What You Mean to Say

Nonprofit organizations routinely┬áprove that blogging is worthwhile and beneficial. I’m often asked by board members, wishing to establish a blogging presence for their nonprofit, how they can increase traffic on their blog.

It’s a complex question, and the answer mostly depends on the nature of each individual blog. However, there is one piece of advice that applies to all blogs:

Add something to the dialogue of the community.

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