It’s spring and it is time for some spring cleaning! I lost my way a little bit with my blog, I started posting regular content (you know keeping it consistent like all the gurus advise) but it turns out, it’s hard to post regular content when you’re focusing on just one thing… WordPress. It all gets a bit… well… WordPressy.
If you’re like me, you like to keep up with what’s going on in the world. What used to be keeping track of the news changed into news + twitter, then news + twitter + facebook + instagram, then news + twitter + facebook + instagram + snapchat, then news + twitter + instagram + facebook + snapchat + slack. You get the idea – it’s getting a bit silly isn’t it!
In the last few weeks I have seen two examples of what I term “brand bashing”. This is where a brand, be it well-known or lesser-known intentially singles out a strong competitor or market leader and attacks certain aspects of their business. This isn’t a clever way of doing business, it’s not a positive way of promoting your business and I really can’t see the benefits for even doing it.
Customer support is something I provide every single day. Whether it is for customers of my themes or my business clients, today I’m going to talk about support for a product or service and not a mention of the new iPhone 7 in sight either!
Even as an owner of a little web design company I still get a healthy amount of speculative career enquiries. The problem with almost all of them is that they have little knowledge of what my company does, where we are or even what our names are. In short, these people are doing it all wrong. If I were looking for a job, this is what I’d do…
When I originally drafted this post I titled it “Dark UX patterns and Company Ethics” but I think the problem goes even deeper than that.
I’ve worked as part of a team, I’ve worked with freelancers, contractors and I’ve managed a design and development studio. I’ve seen a lot of great things and a lot of mistakes that people (myself included) make over and over again.
Today I want to talk about being professional at work, with a few basic ideas to start you off being professional and keep you there.
Hi everyone, I know you’ve excitedly browsed to my blog expecting a brand new post sharing my WordPress Cheat Sheet… well sorry you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer.
I’m changing my weekly blog posts from Friday to Tuesday.
This is a tiny tale about a little market town in England.
I realised recently that I followed so many people on Twitter that I’d actually stopped bothering to keep an eye on my Twitter stream. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in what people had to say (well sometimes I wasn’t) and it’s not that I was too busy (well sometimes I was) it was just the sheer volume of tweets and I couldn’t keep up.