Press release: Jump start your business blog with this free webinar

For Immediate Release June 6, 2017 Free webinar to help jump start your business blog Understand the “why” of business blogging, how to get started   Companies and non-profit organizations that might be on the fence about whether or not to start a blog can get their answers during an upcoming free webinar called Why […]

4 tips for a successful About page on your website

One of my recent blogs focused on four components of a successful website, including search engine optimization, intuitive navigation, clear call to action, and a clear way that you can solve the reader’s problem. Today, we’re going to talk about the second most commonly visited page on most websites: the About page. Philosophy of an About […]

Full-day class to feature various forms of online writing for small business

For more information   Alison Taylor-Brown Founder/Director, The Village Writing School 479.292.3665   Jamie Smith Owner, Jamie’s Notebook 479.531.1685       For Immediate Release May 23, 2017   Online platform writing focus of full-day course June 10 Village Writing School class geared to authors, small business and nonprofits ROGERS, ARK.— […]

4 key components for any successful website

I’m often asked about what makes a website successful and there’s no quick answer to that. In the seminars that I teach, I usually go page-by-page and offer tips for success, as well as general site-wide best practices. Each industry will have specific “must haves” for their websites but I find that no matter the […]

Who should be writing your company blog? Questions to help you decide

  We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of having a business blog, and even how to make that blog successful. However, we have not spent time discussing how to go about choosing the right blogger for the job. When deciding who should write your business’ blog, you have two options. Should you use an […]

5 steps to better life balance

Have you ever felt like life was just out of whack? As if you simply can’t get everything done? Consider this: the problem might be that you are focusing on trying to find “work/life” balance. In my last blog, I discussed how the idea of work/life balance is not only irrational, it’s unhealthy. We talked […]

3 reasons ‘work/life’ balance is a fallacy (and a glimpse at a better solution)

  We’ve all heard the idea of “work/life balance” and a growing number of companies even support the idea because letting employees have time to manage their lives outside of work usually means better a better-engaged workforce. Here’s the problem: the idea of work/life balance is a fallacy. A farce. And not to mention, unhealthy. […]

Writing for the Internet-new series with The Village Writing School (press release)

Village Writing School offers online writing series School’s new Center for Nonprofits location will host the three-class series ROGERS, ARK.— The Village Writing School will host a three-part series educating writers about the art of writing for online audiences. The three classes will be taught by local blog and website copywriter Jamie Smith, owner of […]

5 tips for making your business blog a success

  We’ve all heard the phrase “anything worth doing is worth doing well” and that idea applies to how you run your small business. We discussed the 5 reasons that your small business needs a blog and today we’re talking about how to make that blog successful. It’s not enough to just haphazardly post a […]

5 reasons your business needs a blog

I often have small business owners approach me to ask about writing a blog for their business. They have been told they “must” have one, but many don’t know how to go about it or even fully understand why they should add a blog to their already long list of things to do. I usually […]