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
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”
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
Fun, fresh, cheerful, chic. That’s how I’d describe the new look over at Hershy’s Corner. They say design tastes are a reflection of the person, and that couldn’t be more true in this case. From the moment she contacted me, Marissa’s been a pleasure to work with. Always cheerful, she made me laugh at least … Continue reading Charity Designs: Hershy’s Corner
Today, I will share how you can embed a Google Calendar into the sidebar of your blog. 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. In Your Gmail … Continue reading How to Integrate a Google Calendar into Your Blog
At the foundation of every blog is the content. When writing for the Web, it’s important to focus first and foremost on the foundation. We don’t want to overwhelm our readers with overly elaborated thoughts or large areas of text. Readers come to the Web for quick information, so make your page “scannable”. How do … Continue reading Tips for Writing for the Web
Nonprofit organizations routinely prove 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.