I ran across an article from Entrepreneur titled "3 SEO Tips to Help Your PR Content Rank Highly With Google's Latest Update." It's from August 2015, but I don't see how it's any less relevant now. Go Long Writing content is both the best and worst thing in the world. It's good because it lets you show people you're the 'master of your industry' but it can often be a grueling experience if you're not a copywriter. Today it's taken me over 4 hours to write two posts. Entrepreneur gave me a little history about content that I didn't [...]
Hey Guys, I posted an Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet a while ago, but...yeah, that was a while ago. I got contacted by Anja from firstsiteguide.com who lead me to an updated Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet. That was real nice of her. You can check out the cheatsheet below or click here. Enjoy!
Hey Guys, I posted an Adobe Photoshop cheat sheet a while ago, but...yeah, that was a while ago. I got contacted by Anja from firstsiteguide.com who lead me to an updated Photoshop cheat sheet. That was real nice of her. You can check out the cheatsheet below or click here. Enjoy!
Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.5, titled Coleman was released this week. Wordpress 4.5 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Editing Improvements Inline Linking Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in place and allows you to easily link to your content. Formatting Shortcuts Do you enjoy using formatting shortcuts for lists and headings? Now they’re even more useful, with horizontal lines and <code>. Customization Improvements Live Responsive Previews Make sure your site looks [...]
How to Craft the Perfect Playlist for Productivity - http://lifehacker.com/how-to-craft-the-perfect-playlist-for… How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down -http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-other-peoples-emotions-fr… The Chromebit turns any old monitor or TV into a computer for $85 -http://www.theverge.com/…/chromebit-chrome-os-computer-hdmi… Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person - http://lifehacker.com/why-gratitude-makes-you-a-happier-per… Google's Got a Fantastic New Star Wars Easter Egg - http://gizmodo.com/googles-got-a-fantastic-new-star-wars-ea… Adobe Renaming 'Flash Professional' to ‘Animate’, Shifts Focus to HTML5 - http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/01/adobe-renames-flash-professional-to-animate/ How to Record Simple Screencasts on iOS and Android - http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-record-simple-screenca… Schedule Catch-Up Days for Next Year Right Now - http://lifehacker.com/schedule-catch-up-days-for-next-year-… Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message - http://www.theguardian.com/…/ray-bradbury-internet-error-me… Four Signs Your [...]
Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.4, titled Clifford was released this week. Wordpress 4.4 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Introducing Twenty Sixteen Our newest default theme, Twenty Sixteen, is a modern take on a classic blog design. Twenty Sixteen was built to look great on any device. A fluid grid design, flexible header, fun color schemes, and more, will all make your content shine. Responsive Images WordPress now takes a smarter approach to displaying appropriate image sizes on any device, [...]
This is a (somewhat) formal announcement of hourly price increases in 2016. After much deliberation and sleepless nights I've decided what the rates will increase to next year. At the start of 2016 I Heart Blank will incorporate a two tier platform for hourly rates. Check out the details below: Premier Client Hourly Rate = $100.00 The Premier Client Rate is mostly for corporate accounts. This rate is for on-going clients who need (mostly) continual and instant updates. While I still assure delivery dates for all of my clients, Premier clients will 'be at the top of my list' [...]
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Hey Guys! I Heart Blank, LLC has become a Certified Partner with Yext and is now offering a new directory / social media service. It's called PowerListings and it's pretty cool. This new service will allow you to be submitted to over 50+ directory sites across the internet...all in one-shot. Plus you can update all your listings instantly from one place. I want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of this new service, so I'll offering PowerListings for $550 per year (for the first five years.) I don't expect the price to go up [...]
As per usual, Daily Infographic had a winning infograph today called "From Ink To Inbound: A History Of Marketing." Check it out below or on DI.
Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.3, titled Billie (after Billie Holiday) was released this week. Wordpress 4.3 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Menus in the Customizer Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it. Formatting Shortcuts Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and [...]