Book Review: ‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz

Book Review: ‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz

I’ve let my business get in a rut before, where I’m so busy pressing my nose to the grindstone, that when I look up, all I see is forest. I look right past those trees and finer details, take a deep breath and get back to work. And to be clear, it happens...
Optimizing Your Blog for Pinterest

Optimizing Your Blog for Pinterest

I often lump ‘Pinterest’ in with my social media management tasks. I post to the platform, just like I do my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, after all. And I use a scheduler – Tailwind. In reality, though, Pinterest is a search engine like Google or Bing....
Book Review: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

Book Review: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

Going outside makes me feel good. It’s something I know in my bones. And it’s true no matter the weather. Actually getting dressed and walking out the door is often another matter altogether, especially on work days. ‘The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,...
5 Productivity Hacks When You’re Working From Home

5 Productivity Hacks When You’re Working From Home

The Prairie Telegraph is pleased to have Patti Haus, digital communicator and locavore blogger, join us today to share her favourite tips on getting IT done! Working from home can be liberating. You are your own boss. You take breaks when you want to. And you (and...
How to Create a Quiz for Your Audience

How to Create a Quiz for Your Audience

I am an affiliate with Interact Quiz Builder and I may receive compensation if you choose to purchase one of their plans. All opinions are my own.   I revert back to my middle school days whenever I’m presented with an opportunity to complete a quiz. Judge if you...
How to Make Your Bookmarks Bar Work For You

How to Make Your Bookmarks Bar Work For You

I lost a whole afternoon to a flyer design. I wanted the colour of the little bubbles to match the brand and even used a clipping mask to use brand images within the bubbles. When it was finished, it was a work of art. Productivity is rarely in the details. All those...
How to Access your Website Domain’s Email from Gmail

How to Access your Website Domain’s Email from Gmail

The sound of high heels clicking across the tile takes me right back to childhood, my mum getting ready for a night out, spritzing perfume, spending time on her hair and cosmetics, and putting on a pair of small heels to make her look elegant and fancy. I felt in awe...
Organize Your Email with Multiple Inboxes

Organize Your Email with Multiple Inboxes

Trying to organize your email, especially if your inbox fills up fast – not easy. I use Gmail for my personal email and I forward my business email here, too. Plus, I generally have multiple irons in the fire. I tried all the tricks. First, I tried to create...