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  • The Staying Power of Staying

    While working on a website refresh for my personal site, which has been online since the early 2010s... I ran a broken link check. Some links were broken because articles moved or were archived. But many of the sites, people, and companies that I recommended were no longer in business. It makes sense that people…

  • Kids and Kale

    I was a picky child, and the list of vegetables I didn't like was longer than the ones I did. Today my 6- and 3-year-old happily eat kale. They've also thrown a tantrum because they really wanted broccoli, and we only had cauliflower. How did that happen? Here's what I've learned about getting kids to…

  • Plant trees with a few clicks

    If there's one thing we all have in common as web users, it's that we often search for stuff online. Whether you’re looking for product reviews, answers to our questions, or new ideas... Chances are that Google is the one serving up the results of your search. You don't pay to search on Google, but…

  • I’ve reached the hermit stage of my life

    I have a weird thing to admit: I don't want to travel anymore. I've officially reached the hermit stage of my life. Don't get me wrong, I don't begrudge anyone who wants to travel and explore the world. But I'm more than happy to stay in my little corner of the planet. I'm extremely fortunate…

  • Thorny Thistle Taming

    Right now there's a plant growing next to my house that has been known to cause a lot of drama. It's a type of Bull Thistle and it's spikey, and can grow to 5 feet tall. It's the type of plant that we instinctively recoil from and want to eradicate. Bad for pastures, because animals…

  • How To Teach Classes Online: What Tools To Use

    Photo credit When I first started my business I wondered how I could reach more people with my teachings, and maybe you're wondering how to teach classes online too. There are certainly many different ways to teach classes online, from pre-recorded audio and video, to PDF handouts or slides, but today we're going to focus…

  • What Is An Ecourse?

    Maybe you've never asked yourself what is an ecourse, because if you don't know that ecourses exist you can't ask yourself what they are. Today I wanted to explore the world of ecourses, what they are, who should be creating them, and why. What Is An Ecourse? When I first published this article and video…

  • Free WordPress Popup Plugin PopupAlly Video

    If you’re looking to download a free WordPress popup plugin, then look no further because we’ve just released the PopupAlly plugin! We looked at the popup plugins that were out there already, we saw that they were either too complicated to set up, or that they didn’t have the functionality that we were looking for.…

  • If I Had To Start My Business Over Again From Scratch

    The online business marketplace has changed… things that were hard in 2009 are now much easier. Things that used to cost a lot to set up can now be done for less, and faster, too. And the education you need to run a business in this quickly changing environment is also different. If I had…

  • Best Planner for Entrepreneurs

    Confession time... I'm totally a notebook-a-holic, paper planner aficionado, and workbook addict. I've tried a ton of them, and this is not a new theme in my life... My mom has pictures of me carrying a bag full of mini diaries, post it note packs, and ruled notebooks when I was just a toddler. I…

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