Authory: Online Service to Backup and Share Your Writing

Authory portfolio page showing a two-column grid of articles, each with title, image, date published, and source.

Imagine your excitement when you try out a new online platform that allows you to publish your writing easily.

Without needing to know how to code.

You publish posts and articles regularly, gaining a following for your writing.

A year goes by. Maybe five years.

And you’ve become expert at using the platform, publishing your writing, and interacting with your readers.

Only to wake up one morning to an email message announcing the platform is shutting down.

And there may or may not be a way to export your content.

Ouch.

That happened to me.

Twice. Continue reading Authory: Online Service to Backup and Share Your Writing

On Website Launches, Client Reviews, and WordPress Plugins

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At our West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup last night, Suzanne Seibel gave an excellent talk about what to do before and after you launch your website.

Her presentation centered on using Trello to manage and document her website projects.

She explained how she uses a Trello template to stay on top of website projects.

While her talk focused on launching WordPress sites, many of her tips apply to every website, no matter what application or code is used to create it: Continue reading On Website Launches, Client Reviews, and WordPress Plugins

How to Ask Your Clients for a Google Review (Use my Template)

List of positive business reviews for Lireo Designs.

When you’re a small business, online reviews can make a big difference to someone looking for your services.

If your business doesn’t have any online reviews, or only has a couple reviews, your potential customer may look elsewhere.

And when it comes to reviews, Google is one of the first places people look. Continue reading How to Ask Your Clients for a Google Review (Use my Template)