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 […]

Do you hear what I hear? A TEDx talk about communication

Anyone who follows my business and this blog knows I enjoy talking about various forms of communication including writing and how we communicate as leaders. Last October, I had the honor of presenting a TEDx talk at TEDxDicksonSt. For my talk, I discussed a different kind of communication, this time between the able-bodied world and […]

Simplifying the Art of Business Blogging available as an online course

I’ve been teaching about various online writing skills for at least six years and for the first time, one of my courses about online writing will be available … you guessed it … online. Simplifying the Art of Business Blogging is now available on my online writing school at Teachable.com. I designed Simplifying the Art […]

Introducing the Jamie’s Notebook team

About a year ago, I had a client who would need up to 10 blogs a week and I knew I would need help with that big of a project. Instead of outsourcing to other freelancers, I decided to build a team within Jamie’s Notebook. I researched different ways to accomplish this and realized that […]

4 ways to integrate your company blog into your overall marketing

We’ve all heard that quote by William Davis, “the road to success runs uphill” but in the case of promoting a business of any size, it does not have to be. Yes, it’s hard work, but careful and strategic planning makes the small business marketing process much easier, efficient and affordable. The key to any […]