September 10, 2018

My personal thoughts on influencers


For a person that creates blog templates herself I'm actually quite a digital fossil. Especially when it comes to social media I'm still living under a rock. The whole thing is just not my cup of tea so to speak. It could be my age, but it's probably more a personality trait. I find social media to be really overwhelming. That's why you won't find me on Facebook or Twitter, but I have a personal account on Instagram. The account is more for myself, to play with photography, and just collect some visual memories. If people like to follow along, please feel welcome, but I personally don't care if I have 5 followers or 5000.

September 6, 2018

Sharing is Caring - Episode 2 - Free Watercolor Dot Clipart


Time for a little sharing the love! Today I'm sharing a set of 4 watercolor circle images that can be used for all kinds of projects. Since we're heading into Fall I have given them colors that remind me of the beginning of that season. When the yellow of Summer can still be found, but when browns and purples are making their entrance.

September 4, 2018

My struggle with custom design work


Summer was long and hot over here in the Netherlands. The heat and the enormous amounts of sunshine did great things for my tomato plants in the backyard, but they also diminished my desire to get behind the computer and write blog posts. But with Fall slowly making it's presence known I got some new inspiration again for blog articles. One thing that has been on my mind for a while is how I struggle with custom design work. While this blog post is going to be about my personal experience with it, it might help other business owners to decide whether or not they want to offer custom services or not. Here's my personal take on things.

July 7, 2018

Is it time to refresh your blog?


About once a year, I go over all the premade Blogger templates that I sell in my Etsy shop to 'refresh' them. I decide if I want to continue selling a particular template and if it stays in the shop I make small alterations to the template to keep it up to date. Digital and electronic products change so fast these days, and while we mostly think of our smart phones, tablets and TVs, it is a good idea to check every now and then if our blogs and websites are still meeting our needs and today's requirements.

April 2, 2018

Sharing is caring - Episode 1 - Free Daily Planner


I think the last time I shared a freebie with my readers was more than a year ago. Now, in 2018, I think it's about time to blow some new life into the freebie section, so I came up with a new blog posts series: Sharing is Caring. I am not going to use a certain day of the week for sharing a freebie, but I will share one when I feel like it and have the inspiration to create one. In this first episode of Sharing is Caring I am sharing a printable day planner.

March 29, 2018

Branding your business - start with your wallet!


Did you know that most of the blog articles I write are inspired by every day life and business events? It's the real situations that I encounter with my business or with clients that motivate me to talk about a certain subject. And it is no different for this blog post. After offering custom designs again and working with a few clients recently I found my subject for today: where to start the branding of your business when you are just starting out. So let's find out!

March 9, 2018

Accepting Clients For Custom Design Work Again


'Can you design a custom logo for me?' It's the question that I get most, either through this website or through my Etsy shop. And over the last year I unfortunately had to turn every request down. Due to a lack of time and just not feeling the vibe to design for other people. But times change, and with the start of a new Spring season I seem to be ready for some new adventures as well. So if you are in need of a custom design, then please continue reading!

February 2, 2018

An understandable review on Web hosting services - a must read for the beginning blogger


Remember the short Wordpress series I wrote a while back? In this series of four blog posts I wrote about my personal experiences with starting a self hosted Wordpress blog using Bluehost as my web hosting service. I was bluntly honest in my opinion of the hosting services Bluehost provided, resulting in quitting my blog on Wordpress even before the year (that I paid for in full up front) was over. So Bluehost was out of the window, but then what? To which web hosting service do you turn when you really want a self hosted Wordpress blog or other self hosted website? The answer came in an email...
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