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Quote this! Apps to create quotes to share

Sometimes you find random flashes of brilliance on the world wide web. Or you write a blog post that has the perfect written sound bite. And you want to share it online, but by the time you highlight, copy, open a graphics tool, paste, add the source, download the graphic and share it, you find another shiny object and forget …

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Apps for Your Holiday Greetings

As always, we want to thank our nerdy community for a great year and wish you a happy holiday season… so why not do it with a video? Or several? Here are some great ways to make holiday videos in a snap for social media or marketing. I have paid versions of all of these tools because they’re worth it. …

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Four Things to Know About FaceApp and Your Privacy

If you’ve been on social media this week, you’ve probably seen a full cycle of a viral app. In a matter of days, the world went from “OMG, FaceApp is COOL!” to “OMG, FaceApp is SCARY!” FaceApp is simple: Upload a headshot (yours or someone else’s), and add a filter to look younger or older, happier or prettier. You can …

Why Meme: Three reasons to use memes in your business

Grumpy Cat is dead. Long live the meme. Here are three ways using memes can help your business communications and marketing. Memes are familiar How many times have you seen this photo with different captions? As soon as you see it, you can hear the guy’s voice in your head. It is instantly familiar to you. Memes bring humor without …

Showcase Your Images with Easy Mosaics

This week I had too much fun playing with mosaic tools. These are the programs that will take hundreds of your photos and morph them into one giant photo. Mosaics are great for… Family photo montages Showcasing a related group of images, such as images from one location or a timeline of shots over the years Engaging viewers with an …

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive calls itself “a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.” It’s the home of the Wayback Machine, a search engine that lets you hop back in time to see any website as it appeared years ago, such as the humble beginnings of this site: But the site goes way, way beyond …

Envato Elements: My new favorite stock image site

I’ve updated my list of free stock photo resources here, but if you regularly need graphic content for your small business, you have to check Envato Elements out. For about $200 a year (~$17 a month), I have access to hundreds of thousands of all kinds of content that a small business might need: Images Video footage Illustrations Presentation templates …

Google Photos is creeping me out

Ok, you guys. This is really getting weird. When I moved to Nashville, I used an app called Sortly to organize my packing. I took pictures of everything I was packing so I could organize it in the app and find it later. I packed a whole bunch of framed pictures, which included several shots of my cute nephews. Today …

Building a Video Studio

When I posted this picture the other day, many people wrote to ask if I could share how I put together my home office video studio. You want it, you got it. BUT FIRST… you have to see this 10-minute video that shows you the whole set up and talks about the settings and options, as well as the process …

Using Canva for Brochures

Continuing on the theme of #BethBuysAHouse, here’s a quick and easy way to create a brochure that looks like it was professionally designed. My favorite graphic design tool, Canva, has thousands of templates you can use with a click. Their magazine templates are wonderful for creating rich brochures. I wrote and designed our “house story” within a couple of hours …