2 Part Video Series: How to Optimize Images for Your Website or Blog

How to optimize images for the web or for blogs

If you didn't catch video one in this 2 part video series, you can watch it here. I'm giving you a look at how to reduce the size of images for the web using Photoshop.

It's an important, yet often overlooked step before adding photos to a website or blog.

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2 Part Video Series: How to Optimize Images for Your Website or Blog

how to optimize images for web

Do you optimize your images before you load them to your blog or website? This very important step often gets overlooked and can lead to your website loading very slowly.

I totally get it, it's just one more to do in a long list of things you have to do to get a blog post up or a new page created. And if you have several images to load, you just want to get them up as quickly as possible.

But you may not realize what happens to your site when you load lots of images that bigger than you really need - your site slows down to a crawl. When your site is not loading as quickly as it should, this can result in loss of traffic.

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The Ultimate Website Content Planning Guide

The ultimate website content plan template

Throw a hand in the air if you've ever felt completely frustrated when trying to build your own website. The challenges can seem endless and the never-ending list of to-dos can make you crazy.

And let's not forget about the content. That's the most important part of your website, right?

If your content is no good, then who will visit your site?

If you feel like you are struggling with the same website design issues then this website content planning guide may be for you. I'll walk you through the steps of how to plan content for a website or blog using my website content planning templates.

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Branding and Web Design Inspiration: Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Branding and Web Design: Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Can I just tell you how much I loved working on this project for Jessica Jeremiah Photography?  And when you get to work with such a sweet friend . . . BONUS!

I met Jessica Jeremiah about a year ago at where else . . .  girls bunco night! That's right, I said bunco. What could be more fun than sitting around with a bunch of fun ladies throwing dice? Not much I tell ya!

Jessica and I discovered that we had a lot in common and quickly became friends. She approached me about helping her build a website for her growing photography business and I was excited about the opportunity.  

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Everything you need to know about MailerLite for Email Marketing

Everything you need to know about mailerlite for email marketing

You have quite a few choices when it comes to selecting an email marketing tool. I've had the opportunity to work with several programs, most of which I really liked, but also quickly became expensive.

And let's talk about the learning curve. Some of the programs I've tried can be a bit challenging to learn. Who has time to spend countless hours trying to use a complicated email program? I don't, and I'm sure you don't either.

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CreativBlooms Design Library: Free Website Graphics and Printable Art

CreativBlooms Design Library: Free Website Graphics and Printable Art

I'm so excited to share the new CreativBlooms Design Library with you. I created this library as a place where I could share:

  • Styled desktop graphics you can use to create beautiful blog post graphics or social media graphics.
  • Mini website graphic kits which include lots of fun, ready-to-use graphics you can use on your blog or website.
  • Motivational and inspirational printable art which you can download, print and frame because everyone needs something pretty to inspire you while you work.
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Learn how to quickly create beautiful blog and social media graphics

Learn how to quickly create beautiful blog and social media graphics

Do you design your own blog and social media graphics? Do you feel like your current process takes up way too much of your time? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create graphics to post to all platforms, all while keeping a beautifully cohesive look?

Then please allow me to introduce you to one of the coolest tools I have found for quickly and easily creating graphics for blog and social media posts.

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How to set up a new website featuring SiteGround, It's easy!

How to set up a new website featuring SiteGround

So you want to set up a new website or blog, and you're not sure of the steps you need to take to accomplish this task. I totally understand!

The setup process can be a little overwhelming if you've never done it before. Which host do you choose? How do you connect your domain name to your new web host? How do you install your site? Set up email? Do you need an FTP account?

Fortunately, it's not too complicated, and I'd like to walk you through the process I use to get a new website set up.

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My favorite planner and accessories to stay organized and on track

Erin Condren Hardbound LifePlanner

Planner addiction is a real thing, people!

I've always been a sucker for planners.  Just throw a notebook or a planner in front of me with a pretty cover and crisp, clean pages, and I have to have it.  The problem is, I love to buy and collect them, but never can seem to use them consistently.

It's so easy to get excited about a gorgeous new planner and think about all the ways you are going to organize your life, then you get it home and well, it just sites there.

That is until I purchased my first Erin Condren LifePlanner.  I ordered the 18-month version with an adorable paisley cover, and I absolutely love it! I can honestly say I use it weekly and it has really helped me to stay organized and keep my life in order.

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How to Optimize Images for a Faster Website or Blog

How to Optimize Images for a Faster Website or Blog
Have you ever visited a website and it loads … so … very … slowly? There can be many reasons why a web page loads slowly, and one of those reasons may be that the images were not optimized before they were loaded to the site. For most bloggers, images are an important way to help convey your message and connect with your readers. To keep your site ...
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5 Reasons Why Your Website is So Slow

5 Reasons Why Your Website is So Slow
When it comes to surfing the web, many of us have the attention span of a 2 year old (oh wait, that' me). If a page doesn't load quick enough, we are off, checking out the next website. According to Google, more than half of us will only wait around for about 3 seconds before we are " movin " on. That's not much time to grab someone's attention. To...
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