Giving everyone a voice: My take on WIFA

Did you know that women led the way in the silent film industry? And that it wasn’t until “talkies” started that men got more heavily involved? I didn’t either. It’s just one thing I learned earlier this month during the Bentonville Film Festival, specifically during the Women In Film Arkansas (WIFA) mixer event, which Jamie’s […]

3 Reasons You Should NOT Blog for Your Business

If you clicked on this, you’re probably used to my ironic sense of humor and are looking to see the joke. This is no joke. I usually preach that pretty much every business would benefit from having a blog but today, I don’t want to talk about that. Today, I want to talk about who […]

The Day Facebook Died (and why it shouldn’t have been your website in the first place)

It’s been a week since Facebook and its related apps (Instagram and WhatsApp) went down for more than 12 hours. Have you recovered yet? It was frustrating for most users, especially those who rely on Facebook to communicate with their business customer base. The hashtag #FacebookDown was comical and incredibly ironic, considering Facebook itself had […]

Learn to blog for your business

Jamie Smith with Jamie’s Notebook is offering her workshop Simplifying the Art of Business Blogging to teach the ins and outs of blogging for your business or nonprofit. Jamie Smith is an experienced writer and workshop facilitator based in Northwest Arkansas. This workshop, which is being offered at various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas, teaches: 5 […]

Introducing Mackenzie Mills

I want to take a moment to introduce my new intern, Mackenzie Mills, who is a 21-year-old Northwest Arkansas native that attends the University of Arkansas as a journalism major. Mackenzie hopes to someday be a novelist and an advocate for mental health awareness. She is a dog mom of two adorable, insane puppies and […]

Video: tips for scheduling blog posts

This casual “Facebook Live” style video talks about how to schedule blog posts for your personal or business blog including how to keep a variety of topics in your schedule and how to decide when to post blogs. We talk about creating an editorial calendar (and how to be smart about it), and other tips […]

Investment that empowers a community (why I am sponsoring WordCamp)

If you had told me nine years ago that I would not only be a part of a tech community but that I would thrive in it, I would have laughed at you. I can barely program a VCR (yes, I just dated myself), let alone do something technical like build a website. Well, with […]

The idea of #GiveThemJamie and what it means for YOUR business

By Jamie Smith, owner When I talk to people about their website and their blogs, I often ask what makes them the preferred provider or what makes them different from the competition. I often get answers that force me to push further because they are too vague. “Great customer service” (does that mean your competition […]

How I manage a small business while living with chronic illness

By Jamie Smith, owner of Jamie’s Notebook As small business owners, we overcome challenges to make our businesses successful. When you also live the life of a “spoonie” (someone with a chronic illness), the number of challenges often seem insurmountable. Today I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned the hard way about running a small […]

The art of guest blogging

One of my clients, More Than A Review, is a unique book review site that offers advertising services on their website for authors and companies that offer services or products to authors and other avid readers. This worked out pretty well for me recently as I had something I wanted to promote, my new online […]