A thousand words is worth more than a picture

March 21, 2014 - 16:27 | 2 replies

Today I saw this nice and pretty about page of a blogger and a designer. It was a fully laid out with of lots of photos, graphics and text blocks of sweet fonts. The whole thing was one big image. Images are filling the web. While lots of people are talking about the revolution of a video, images currently rule. In...

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Free images for your blog or design projects

March 15, 2014 - 01:01 | 3 replies

If it's on web it's free. Many people seem to think that anything they find on web is free for them to use. There's lots of legally free stuff out there, but most of all there are lots of things you can use to get yourself into all sorts of trouble. For instance photos and other images you don't have a permission to...

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So, did you actually read it?

March 8, 2014 - 04:33 | 0 replies

Once again it happened: Someone read my last blog post and got upset about it. Well, read and read. They kind of read half of it, made assumptions and didn't give the text a chance to tell the full story. I received an angry and awful email. Most people online don't bother to read articles through. They bounce around...

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What to do when blogging stops working for you?

February 11, 2014 - 01:33 | 0 replies

Many of us bloggers hit that same question at some point: Where to go from here? I have asked it, Nadine asked it recently and maybe you are asking it right now. We have other responsibilities and if the blog we are currently running isn't bringing the bread to the table it can be difficult to justify spending time...

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Automating things with IFTTT

December 7, 2013 - 18:43 | 0 replies

I may be a bit late for the party, but I have just found the joys of IFTTT. Sure I had heard about the service before, stumbled upon the site too, but never done anything with it. Today my curiosity took over and I decided to create an account and check this thing out. It looks promising. IFTTT is like any of those...

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Instagram photos on your website: SnapWidget

November 29, 2013 - 23:39 | 0 replies

I was looking for a simple way to add Instagram photos by a certain user or under a certain hashtag to a website, when I stumbled upon SnapWidget. With SnapWidget you don't have to do magic tricks and conduct a seance to get photos by ANY Instagram user (I'm guessing the public profiles only) or ANY hashtag....

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What not to do with your newsletter

November 28, 2013 - 02:43 | 0 replies

Email newsletters are quite a big thing. Yes, they are. You might think they would've died due to all the blogging and social media and whatnot. But in reality newsletters have gotten perhaps bigger due to all these "new" things. Being delivered straight to the recipients inbox without commitment of being a "friend"...

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Why high bounce rate doesn't mean your site is in trouble

November 25, 2013 - 17:20 | 0 replies

Bounce rate is one of those parts of website analytics that is most often misinterpreted. Those who don't understand it tend to think high bounce rate always means a website is in trouble and low means it's doing great. They have no clue how people function and how web works. Additionally bounce rate as a term is...

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10 misconceptions about social media and marketing

November 20, 2013 - 02:59 | 6 replies

1. Social media marketing is free There's no free marketing. Even though many social media platforms are free or enable free usage, marketing with and in social media isn't free. Using different social media platforms effectively for marketing efforts takes time, skill and often other resources. In an organization...

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Blog challenge: 3 things I've always wanted to do

October 31, 2013 - 00:24 | 3 replies

Tonight I'm joining a blog challenge, which I found through my friend and business partner Nina's blog (in Finnish). The challenge has originated from a blog called Etkaisäänymuavarte (in Finnish also). In this challenge I will tell you 3 things I've always (or for a very long time at least) wanted to do. The things...

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