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Wix versus Squarespace

I regularly receive questions about website hosting options. One topic that comes up quite a bit is Wix versus Squarespace. I won’t make you wait until the end of the post. My answer is neither. Why? It comes down to… Continue Reading →

I Don’t Use Microsoft Word

That’s right. I don’t use Word. As a writer, I get all sorts of funny looks from people when I inform them of this fact. Responses are usually somewhere along the lines of, “But you’re a writer. How can you… Continue Reading →

MacBook Pro: Anorexia Sets In

After the 2015 MacBook Pro, Apple made some anorexic decisions for the next iterations of their flagship laptop. What do I mean by Anorexic? The same thing I would mean about a human: an unhealthy obsession with losing weight to… Continue Reading →

User Experience

Before I start talking about pages, posts and themes, I’d like to take a moment to address user experience. WordPress, like any other app, must present an interface to the user that’s understandable and actionable. That’s right, I threw in… Continue Reading →

Install the Classic Editor for WordPress

Frustrated with the new block editor (Gutenberg) for WordPress? You’re not alone. While many are excited about the new features, others are unhappy with the disruption to their process. If you find yourself in the latter group, here’s how you… Continue Reading →

How to Choose a WordPress.com Plan

If you read my previous post and decided you would like to go with WordPress.com for your site, here’s a basic explanation of which plan will suit your needs the best. Let’s assume that you are an author named Silo… Continue Reading →

Which WordPress is Right for You?

I regularly encounter confusion concerning WordPress. I think most of the confusion has to do with what people call the two options. People talk about .com versus .org. This makes it sound like competing domain names, but that’s incorrect. So… Continue Reading →

Should You Be Afraid of Gutenberg?

The new Gutenberg editor for WordPress may seem like a scary transition. But take a few minutes to look at some of the features and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Staying on Task with Trello

One struggle that applies to most job types is staying on task. Whether that means writing the next chapter, gathering information or writing a blog post, most people tend to struggle with organization without an effective tool. Bring multiple people… Continue Reading →

Why a Laptop Shouldn’t Have a Glossy Screen

Years ago, I owned a 2008 MacBook Pro. Not the unibody model, the one with the anti-glare screen. I remember how happy I was with that laptop. It had one of the best versions of OS X (Snow Leopard), a… Continue Reading →

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