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Freelance web designer who loves creating websites, helping people create their own bubbles and lots of cake.
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    Plan, Plan, Plan

    Posted on January 12, 2014 by in planning, productivity

    I’ve started this year off with a new Filofax, however it’s not for dates as I use my Google Calendar for all of that. This Filofax is an attempt to organise my work and productivity. As I’ve got busier with my web design work, and added Create Bubbles to my workload, I’ve realised I need […]

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  • Etiquette Isn’t Difficult

    Posted on January 9, 2014 by in advice, social media

    There’s certain aspects of social media that infuriate me. One of them is that users need to understand that you often haven’t much time to make a good impression, and if you make a bad impression people will leave. My bugbear today is the Tweeters that you follow who then immediately send you a, usually […]

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  • Clearing the Decks

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by in general

    So here’s the usual ‘end of the year’ post. I am spending this week ensuring that all my client work is done so that I can take the next two weeks off with a clear conscience. Not that I will be off work totally, but I will not be doing any client work as I […]

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  • Illness is Not an Option

    Posted on December 9, 2013 by in advice, general

    Well, I guess it’s inevitable that at some time or other you will succumb to illness and be unable to work. Here’s a few strategies to help … 1. Don’t hide it from your customers – especially if it’s going to be more than a few days. They deserve to know that their work may […]

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    WordPress Starting Points

    Posted on December 2, 2013 by in websites

    I build a lot of websites around the WordPress CMS so I have put this post together as a starting point for learning the important basics. Dashboard (Admin Panel) The first area you see when you login to your WordPress website. It looks complicated but believe me it isn’t. http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels Settings Where you control specific […]

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  • Is One Bubble Enough?

    Posted on October 22, 2013 by in advice, Featured

    Like the proverbial eggs in a basket, is it wise to stick with one bubble when you’re a freelancer? Yes and No. Yes – because it allows you to become an expert in your field. Your clients know exactly who you are, what you do and you can concentrate all your efforts on providing the […]

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  • Things To Do When Your Mind’s A Blank

    Posted on October 16, 2013 by in advice, Featured

    I wanted to write up some articles for Create Bubbles today. Inspiration decided it was taking a day off though so I sat with fingers poised over the keyboard … What I did – Turned the music up and chair danced. Sometimes physical exercise gets the mind flowing again Read some articles I found posted […]

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  • Making Things Work For You

    Posted on October 15, 2013 by in advice

    I find it awkward to talk on the phone, I’m not sure why but I do. One of the ways to make it more comfortable, at least physically, is to use an earpiece. However us women don’t have many pockets usually to enable us to carry around our phones. I researched and came up with […]

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  • Local Support

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by in general

    Earlier this year I joined the local ESTA (Ethical Small Traders Association) but didn’t manage to get to many meet-ups until recently. The more I talk with them the more I know I am in tune with what the group envision for our area and the future. We aim to provide a mutually co-operative framework […]

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  • Blow the Biggest Bubbles

    Posted on September 26, 2013 by in advice

    The danger here is not only that you make yourself miserable but succumb to something I’ve heard called ‘small fish syndrome’. You unconsciously start to feel you have less to offer in comparison with competitors and limit the scope of what you’re doing, sticking with work that doesn’t take you out of your comfort zone […]

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