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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.
5 07, 2017

Newsletter – July 2017

By |2017-11-21T22:53:57+00:00July 5th, 2017|Monthly Newsletter|Comments Off on Newsletter – July 2017

It's been quite a while since I sent out a Newsletter.  Actually, about a year.  Sorry about that but I'm sure most of you didn't mind not getting extra emails. There are some newer / bigger updates that have happened over the past few months so I thought I would send an update to your emails...just to keep you informed. I Heart Blank Articles Get SSL On Your Site Or Get Penalized By Google - Google has started penalizing websites that do not have an SSL (https://) in your URL.  Even though I haven’t posted about it, I Heart Blank [...]

5 07, 2017

Get SSL On Your Site Or Get Penalized By Google

By |2017-08-14T22:27:53+00:00July 5th, 2017|Business, WWW News|Comments Off on Get SSL On Your Site Or Get Penalized By Google

Google has started penalizing websites that do not have an SSL (https://) in thier URL.  Even though I haven't posted about it, I Heart Blank has been taking steps and measures to get our sites secure.  As you know, I like to keep people educated so they can make the best decisions for their business.  So here's the deal so far... What Is SSL / TLS? So before we get into it, the simple question everyone asks me is, "What the hell is an SSL?"  The simple answer is it makes your website secure.  Traditionally, an SSL is used [...]

23 06, 2017

New Domain Prices & June 2017 Updates

By |2017-08-12T05:00:11+00:00June 23rd, 2017|I Heart Blank News|Comments Off on New Domain Prices & June 2017 Updates

Hey Guys!  It's been a while since a post and there's some new stuff to keep you up on.  Sorry for the lack of posts and whatnot, but I've been busy which is great!  Here's some small updates to keep you posted on. Domain Pricing Changes All right.  For the first time in 5 years, I've had to update some domain prices.  First up is .org & .net.  The new price's are as follows: 1 - 4 years: $16 / year 5+ years:  $15 / year Second is are .com's.  The new pricing is as follows: 1 - 4 [...]

8 06, 2017

WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released

By |2017-08-12T05:06:49+00:00June 8th, 2017|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.8, titled "Evans" was released this week. Wordpress 4.8 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' from Wordpress' Blog: Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress! Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an [...]

10 02, 2017

[INFOGRAPH] A Lot Of Social Media Facts…115 To Be Exact

By |2017-08-14T22:26:49+00:00February 10th, 2017|Infographics|Comments Off on [INFOGRAPH] A Lot Of Social Media Facts…115 To Be Exact

The nice folks at Skilled.co made up a pretty cool infographic called "115 Must Know Facts about Social Media" with a bunch of facts about social media.  I always love information like this.  This is the type of stuff that may not be useful right this second, but it's valuable information to be utilized at some point in your endeavors.  Check it out: Presented by Skilled.co

1 02, 2017

[INFOGRAPH] How To Memorize A Speech

By |2017-08-23T02:41:14+00:00February 1st, 2017|Infographics|Comments Off on [INFOGRAPH] How To Memorize A Speech

Another great Infographic from the folks at Daily Infographic!  This time it's tips and tools to help you memorize a speech.  Check it out below or at Daily Infographic.   Lifehack

18 01, 2017

Make Your Ads More Engaging!

By |2017-08-14T22:25:09+00:00January 18th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Make Your Ads More Engaging!

I came across an article from Entrepreneur titled, "5 Ways to Make Your Online Ads More Clickable" and I thought to myself, "These are just as important to any type of ads."  Whether it be print, radio or online ads.  I encourage you read through the article for some things to remember / inspire you with you next advertisement. Here are the highlights to make your ads more engaging: Curiosity Benefit Emotion Credibility Expectation Even when using these 'hooks' to make your ads more engaging, Ted Prodromou also gives  some techniques to help writing the ads, which include: Brainstorming [...]

9 01, 2017

Don’t Let The (Business) Man Get You Down

By |2017-08-14T22:24:52+00:00January 9th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Don’t Let The (Business) Man Get You Down

It's easy to get deflated in business.  Sometimes it's hard to bounce back.  There are many reasons why your ideas, goals and brainstorms might get shot down (or shut down) in a work environment.  I've always compared it to "letting your cup run dry".  Whether you're tired of doing work that gets unrecognized, get your ideas brushed under the rug, or even passed by.  There's only a certain amount of...let's call enthusiasm you can muster before it's all gone; and in turn, you're cup runs dry.  Some people call it getting burned out; and the outcome can make lose [...]

3 01, 2017

Happy Merry 2017 – Updating Copyrights, WP & More!

By |2017-08-14T22:23:55+00:00January 3rd, 2017|I Heart Blank News|Comments Off on Happy Merry 2017 – Updating Copyrights, WP & More!

The upcoming week or so brings a bit of work for I Heart Blank.  It's time for both monthly updates and yearly updates.  I thought I'd write a quick message of somethings I Heart Blank will be doing this week. I will be updating all I Heart Blank websites with a proper "© 2017" footer.  With over 90 sites to update, it's gonna take a few days.  If after the next week, I somehow missed your site, please email me and I'll get it fixed right away. I have also updated most of your websites to Wordpress 4.7.  I have encountered [...]

6 12, 2016

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

By |2017-08-14T22:23:13+00:00December 6th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.7, titled "Vaughan was released this week. Wordpress 4.7 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: Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers. Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, on any device, and [...]

16 08, 2016

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released

By |2017-08-14T22:23:04+00:00August 16th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.6, titled Coleman was released this week. Wordpress 4.6 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: Streamlined Updates Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes. Native Fonts The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use. Editor Improvements Inline Link Checker Ever accidentally made a link [...]

13 06, 2016

Create a Campaign, Not Just a Spot (or Ad)

By |2017-08-14T22:22:54+00:00June 13th, 2016|Business|Comments Off on Create a Campaign, Not Just a Spot (or Ad)

Jeffrey Hedquist is back to give you another quip about keeping your advertising simple! Jeff is primarily a ‘radio guy’ and writes about radio advertising, but almost every article he writes can be related to pretty much any advertising medium.  Todays post has to do with making sure the first 5 seconds of your commercial is the most impactful.  I’ll let Jeff explain… Every time you create a spot, think about making it into a campaign – a theme that will tie all the client’s commercials together and give them an identity in the minds of the audience. Don’t go beyond the concept [...]