How to Make your Website Rock with Stunning Portraits
portrait of Deyas published on Loop Images UK.
Often, I get asked for what kind of pictures are needed to make a good website. I want to share with you some suggestions that won’t make your website just look good–these suggestions will help make your website rock!
Help for Newbie Interior Photographers
Commission for the Rooms at Kalang Spa by mark l chaves.
I just spent some time critiquing an interior photograph that was submitted to the Fstoppers Architectural Photography group. Because I’m a newbie myself, I thought I’d share the guidance I’ve received.
Here’s the image that was posted for group…
First Name First
Hi , you’ve got mail.
Raise you hand if you ever got a promo or newsletter email addressed to “Hi ,”. 👋
Raise your hand if you were ever guilty of being on the sending end of this email faux paus. 👋 Yup, been there done that too.
Using categories and tags
Using categories and tags, which one is better?
When I finally sat down to write this piece, the first analogy I thought of to help me explain categories was from a TV show. It was an episode of Gomer Pyle, USMC (c. mid-1960s). I wasn’t much of a fan of…
Top 5 Website Pre-launch Must-dos
Here are my top five things I wish my solopreneur clients knew before starting up a website:
Number 5: Content Content Content
Don’t have a name or title for your website yet? Then I suggest you nail this one down before you do anything else. If you have something…
How-to Get a Free Call to Action Button
people like to press buttons —photo by mark l chaves 35mm film taken in bangkok, thailand.
Did I mention the word free? Are you tired of paying for fancy buttons or wondering if you can make a button yourself? Have you ever heard of a CTA but don’t know what it means? Well then,…
MailChimp - Kicking off a Date-based Automation Workflow
for my SexyFit™ clients
The automation workflow I set up for you is based on a start date field. I built in this field when I created your automation list. The date that should go in there should always be Day 1 of the 7-Day MySmartStart (the first day of…
Can us Humans Really Multitask?
It kinda depends. Let me share a quick test I’ve been giving at corporate training sessions to illustrate. At each session, I’ve been asking a lucky volunteer, who claimed to be an exceptional multitasker, to do the following:
Watch a 40-second video While watching the video, take a…
Why You Should Stop Freaking Out Over Duplicate Content
duplicate content isn’t always bad - bali museum on 35mm film
text and photos by @marklchaves
What Writers and Publishers Should Know about Duplicate Content
Have you ever done this? Let’s call it Scenario A:
Get an idea for an articleCreate a draft on your personal blog to…
The secret to Self-compassion - is it all about me?
self-compassion creates space for empathy - a sunny day in Ubud Bali
Is being nice to yourself selfish, self-centered, or narcissistic?
If you are truly selfish, self-centered, or narcissistic, you will need to feel good about yourself all the time. In other words, you will need to have-it-all for yourself,…