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Safer Internet Day saw the launch of the brand new Practitioners Guide to Safeguarding when Remotely Online, prepared by my sister Sarah and her colleague Cath Knibbs.  I had the pleasure of helping to proofread and edit the document before it went to print and also creating a new website page for Sarah with integration to her Stripe account for people to buy the guide directly from her site.  Copies are flying off the shelves and Sarah and Cath are already having to order more from the printers.     Follow the link below if you would like to purchase. 

Safeguarding Pocket Guides | Sarah Henry Safeguarding SHS

A Practitioners Guide to Safeguarding when Working Remotely Online

I would like to wish my clients, colleagues, and associates a very happy new year.   

2020 was certainly not a bright year but I hope 2021 brings better times for us all.  

At the moment, as we are in lockdown and the schools are closed I am working on reduced capacity as I am home-schooling, but I am still available for project and creative work should you need my help. 

I know what you’re thinking.   How can the words ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘Filing’ be in the same sentence?   Let me enlighten you.

Filing is probably one of the least popular of the office admin processes, along with its close friends, Data Entry and Archiving.   But, it is a necessary evil and if you have an efficient filing system in place, it will take a giant load off you when you are managing your business admin.

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Securing Your WordPress Site 22/10/20

If you have a self-managed, self-hosted WordPress website, are you keeping it as secure as you can?

WordPress is a wonderful open-source platform with so much to offer, but having a lovely website and knowing how to update it isn’t the end.  You need to keep it secure.

Here are some tips to help you: 

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Behind the Image 14/10/20

Images can enhance your social media posts if used in the right way.   You will have seen posts that use images that don’t seem quite right, or posts that use too many images and appear so trendy they overwhelm the message they’re trying to convey, or perhaps posts that are crying out for an image but don’t contain one.

When you are planning your posts, articles and blogs, take some time to think about the imagery.  Whether you need it, what sort it should be. 

There are some things you should consider.  Read more.

Image credits: 

Typewriter Header – Markus Winkler on Unsplash,  Christmas scene – Annie Spratt on Unsplash,   Sunset on Cliffs – Madeleine Thompson, Laptop and coffee cup on table – Alex Knight on Unsplash, Female photographer – Eric Mclean on Unsplash, Hanging flowers on wall – Madeleine Thompson