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10 Productivity Tips for Self-Employed People (or anyone really)

Staying productive is one of those skills no one teaches you in school but you have to learn. It’s especially important if you’re self-employed or a telecommuter because you usually find yourself performing many different jobs, each with their own set of tasks, during the course of a single day. It doesn’t matter how smart… Continue reading 10 Productivity Tips for Self-Employed People (or anyone really)

Creative Wonk · SEO · socialmedia · Web/Tech

7 Ways To Transform E-Mail Into Tasks

If you’re like me, it’s not unusual to have a pile of emails, documents and other information each day that need to be translated into tasks that you can actually move forward on. Learning to manage communications for any entrepreneur, freelancer, or self-employed person is becoming more and more important for maintaining a reasonable level… Continue reading 7 Ways To Transform E-Mail Into Tasks

Business · Creative Wonk · entrepreneur · Internet · socialnetworking · Web/Tech

4 Tips For Social Media Beginners

Always tell the truth about yourself. Social networks are experiential. You need to jump in and experience it. If you are serious about establishing a social internet presence and networking, you have to be prepared to tell the truth about yourself if you want to connect with people on a real level. Using social media tools helps to establish… Continue reading 4 Tips For Social Media Beginners

Creative Wonk · self-employment · Web/Tech

20 Efficient Google Search Tips

I don’t know about you but for me,  Google is an indispensable search tool.  I use it every day, for all facets of my life. From work or personal research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. And you know, there are a number of ways… Continue reading 20 Efficient Google Search Tips

Blogging

Fire Your Web Designer

One reason small businesses and freelance professionals look to blogs is because they greatly reduce dependence on a Web Designer or Web Design Team to get information and announcements online. Developing a Web site for your business or service can take weeks or months from choosing the right designer and hammering out a solution to… Continue reading Fire Your Web Designer

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Social Media for Artists and Other Creatives

I hear you saying now, “What?! I’ve just learned about using e-mail effectively and building websites, now social media? Yeesh!” In its most basic sense, social media is a shift in how people discover, read, and share news, information and content on the web. Social media is the fusion of sociology and technology and has… Continue reading Social Media for Artists and Other Creatives

Art News

Orphan Works Act

I remember back in the “old days” when we artists began putting our art online. There were campaigns to give credit where credit was due because of thieves using our hard work to gain recognition or money they did not deserve. We learned how to watermark our images and upload them in low resolution so… Continue reading Orphan Works Act

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Creativity & Communication

I found this in my digital file cabinet today as I was cleaning my computer.  Thought I’d share. Sometimes, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. One day a blind man was sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: “I am… Continue reading Creativity & Communication

Sacred Days

Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice, celebrated with festivals and rites reaching from Scandinavia to North Africa, marks the  sun’s maxium height in the sky, making it  the  longest day and shortest night of  the year.  Before the calendar was changed  in the 18th century, the  Solstice was celebrated on the 4th of July. Now the date of… Continue reading Summer Solstice