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About Tom DuHamel

Hi! My name is Tom DuHamel and I run I Heart Blank, LLC. I started my own business in 2011 but have been making websites since 2002. Before I Heart Blank, LLC I worked for a local radio station in Hackettstown selling advertising, doing voice-overs and helping local business create compelling advertising and marketing campaigns. When I started I Heart Blank, LLC my goal was to integrate the two things I was most experienced at; marketing and website design.
6 05, 2015

Tips For Posting On Facebook To Get Results

By | 2017-08-14T21:57:17+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on Tips For Posting On Facebook To Get Results

Last week we talked about the newest Facebook Algorithm pages.  While I was educating myself on the algorithm changes I came across an article from Buzzsumo about 17 things you can do to help with your presence on Facebook.  It was pretty useful and promotes some of the things I've talked about so I thought I'd share it.  The article is titled, "17 Experts Tips On Dealing with The Latest Facebook Algorithm Changes."  Here are the highlights from the article (if you're interested): Get Your Facebook Fans onto an email list Practice storytelling with each Facebook post  Understand what [...]

1 05, 2015

Facebook Is Changing It’s Algorithm In 2015

By | 2017-08-14T21:57:13+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Business, WWW News|Comments Off on Facebook Is Changing It’s Algorithm In 2015

Yesterday, we posted about Google's 'Mobilegeddon' and the changing algorithm and optimization of mobile-friendly sites in search engines.  Today I came across another article from Contently called "What Facebook’s Algorithm Change Means for Brands, Publishers, and the Future of Media."  The article discusses changes in how Facebook is going to change it's News Feed.  The changes, according to Contently, are: 1. If your News Feed doesn’t have much on it (i.e., you don’t have many virtual friends or like many pages), Facebook is now allowing for “multiple posts from the same source in a row.” 2. After receiving feedback [...]

24 04, 2015

Google Launches “Mobile Friendly Algorithm” – What You Need To Know

By | 2017-08-14T21:55:03+00:00 April 24th, 2015|WWW News|Comments Off on Google Launches “Mobile Friendly Algorithm” – What You Need To Know

What's This All About!? This week, specifically on April 21, Google has started to implement a new algorithm specifically geared towards search engine results on mobile devices.  The easiest way I can explain it, is that Google is now checking to make sure websites are responsive (or 'mobile friendly'.) A responsive website is one that 're-aligns' itself based on the size of the screen.  Actually, if you take this screen (the one you're reading this on) and re-size the screen to a smaller dimension you'll see that it certain parts of the website 'shift' or change. The good news is that [...]

24 04, 2015

[INFOGRAPH] 5 Types Of Toxic Employees (And How To Deal With Them)

By | 2017-08-14T21:54:31+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Business, Infographics|Comments Off on [INFOGRAPH] 5 Types Of Toxic Employees (And How To Deal With Them)

Don't know how to deal with unproductive employees?  Daily Infographic has a great infograph with the "5 Types Of Toxic Employees"  Check it out below:  

24 04, 2015

WordPress 4.2 (Powell) Released

By | 2017-08-14T21:52:04+00:00 April 24th, 2015|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.2 (Powell) Released

Hey Guys.  Great news.  Wordpress 4.2, titled Powell was released this week.  Wordpress 4.2 brings a bunch of revamped features.  Here are the 'highlights' from the Codex page: Press This has been completely revamped. Clip it, edit it, publish it. Get familiar with the new and improved Press This. From the Tools menu, add Press This to your browser bookmark bar or your mobile device home screen. Once installed you can share your content with lightning speed. Sharing your favorite videos, images, and content has never been this fast or this easy. Now you can browse and switch installed [...]

3 03, 2015

Random Business News – March 2015

By | 2017-08-14T21:52:09+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – March 2015

"Beware of Looking for Goals: Look for a Way of Life" (via Lifehacker) Second Coming: The First HTTP Update in 16 Years, HTTP/2, Is Finished (via Gizmodo) Net Neutrality Wins: What Now? (via Gizmodo) Should I Post This? (via DailyInfographic)

11 02, 2015

Random Business News – February 2015

By | 2017-08-14T21:52:23+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Business, Random Business News|Comments Off on Random Business News – February 2015

Networking Is Bullsh*t  (via Lifehacker) The Science Of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear The Same Thing Every Day  (via Elite Daily) Best Twitter Ad Practices Include Narrow Targets, Videos and Brevity (via NYT) 10 steps to a knockout website (via AT&T Business Circle) 9 Reasons You Should Never, Ever Start a Business (via All Business Experts)

9 02, 2015

Seth W.’s Beliefs About Customer Service

By | 2017-08-14T21:50:39+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on Seth W.’s Beliefs About Customer Service

Today we’ve got a new ‘guest writer!’  He’s an old friend who I get together with every once in a while and discuss marketing, social media, the internet, music and a bunch of other stuff!  His name is Seth W.  I recently subscribed to Seth’s newsletter and his latest article was perfect!  To be honest, after my recent vacation I was mentally preparing to write an article about customer service.  I got home and Seth’s article was in my inbox and, well, he did a better job than I could have.  So…I asked Seth if I could feature him [...]

13 01, 2015

How Competent Are You!?

By | 2017-08-14T21:45:41+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on How Competent Are You!?

I remember being at the end of my second year of college and wondering what the hell I was going to major in.  At the time, I was under the impression that what you majored in was what you were going to be doing for the rest of your life.  Me, who hates making big decisions, was really stressing out about it.  I remember being at a friend’s house and sitting outside with her dad.  I started ranting about it and how stressed out I was.  I remember him stopping me half-way through my rant and simply said, “It [...]

12 01, 2015

Featured Plugin: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)

By | 2017-08-14T21:44:33+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Featured Plugin|Comments Off on Featured Plugin: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)

Welcome to a new feature of I Heart Blank, LLC where we highlight an awesome WordPress Plugin that we think just might be a perfect fit for you and your website. Todays plugin is called “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” or YARPP for short!  YARPP is a great little plugin if you're website has a lot of blog posts or you're trying to monetize your site. Simply put, YARPP displays related posts on your blog posts to help people 'stay' on your website.  YARPP allows a few various ways to display the related posts.  You can go with a simple text version [...]

6 01, 2015

Best Times To Post On Social Media (Infographic)

By | 2017-08-14T21:42:53+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Business, Infographics|Comments Off on Best Times To Post On Social Media (Infographic)

I keep trying to find different sources to post on I Heart Blank, but Daily Infographic seems to keep coming up with hits!  Today, I present to you an infograph titled "Social Media:  The Best Time To Outreach."   While this data may not be for every business, I do think it's relevant for most 'conventional businesses.'  If there's a social media you're not on and want to be, don't forget I Heart Blank can help you out with our Going Social Media Package.  Highlights include: Facebook Best Time: 1PM - 4PM Peak Time:  Wednesdays 3PM Worst Time:  Weekends, before [...]

6 01, 2015

Random Business News – January 2015

By | 2017-08-14T21:41:36+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Business, Monthly Newsletter|Comments Off on Random Business News – January 2015

How and Why To Use Whom In A Sentence (via The Oatmeal) 15 Ways to Beat Procrastination [infographic] (via Daily Infographic) How to Factor Your Personality into Your Decision-Making (via Lifehacker) 4 Big Challenges That Startups Face (via Entrepreneur) This Year, Don't Mistake Sales for Profit (via AllBusiness) Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015 (via Dumb Little Man)