The News Room

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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.

Read more.

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: 

Read more.

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.

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Look After Your Wellbeing 12/10/20

With so many huge changes happening frequently at the moment and with us still being in the foggy midst of the pandemic, there has never been a more important time to make sure you take care of yourself and your mental health. 

I am creating myself a Wellbeing Charter, outlining the commitment I will make to myself to help me to stay mentally well and healthy, not just in work but away from work as well. 

I will publish on here once it is complete and prepare a template for any of you who would like to use it.  

 

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