There are times when you may want to upload a file to Squarespace to be hosted there. For example, if you’ve made a freebie pdf you want a place to keep it so that you can let your subscribers have a link for them to get access to it and download for their own use. This is where hosting files on Squarespace comes in very handy because you can give the file it’s own URL (or web address) and that’s the link you can give to your subscribers.Read More
I thought I would be diving headlong into September full of inspiration and motivation. But on day one of being home alone without the children last week, I found myself pretty much aimless.Read More
Rich pins provide more context about an idea because they show extra information directly on a pin. This information is metadata from the page on the website that the pin is pinned from.
There are four types of rich pin: app, recipe, product and article.Read More
Whether you’re hiring someone to design your new website or you’re going to do it yourself, you need to get organised before the work on the new site starts. This post sets out the things that I’d suggest you have ready or think about before the start date - it will make life much easier when the website is being put together and should also speed up the process.
If you’re new to Every September you may not realise that, until very recently, this business was called Louise Maidment Creative. When I announced the new name last week, I promised I would be writing a blog post to explain how I came to make the change and why I’ve called my business Every September.Read More
This post sets out the steps you need to take so that you can hide pinnable images in your blog posts. Obviously any image can be pinned on Pinterest but what I mean are images that are ideal for Pinterest, ie vertical.Read More
GDPR is coming into force on 25 May 2018. Although a lot of people are aware of that, many of them aren’t sure what that means for them. I would guess that there are a lot of small businesses who are still unaware that they should be doing anything. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and applies to anyone who controls or processes personal data.Read More
Dubsado is a fantastic system for creative businesses but like anything new, it can be a little daunting when you start using it. What should you do first to get your systems up and running?Read More
Whilst it’s easy to host your files in Google Drive or something similar, you may want to upload your files to your Squarespace website and host them there instead.
If you want to host files on Squarespace - images or pdfs - there are just a few steps to set up a page where all of the files you want can be uploaded.Read More
In February 2018 I started a new business, in an area that’s pretty new to me. I’m a Squarespace website designer. I also do modern calligraphy and sell cards and prints; make and sell lampshades; am a wife and mum to two girls, and just about manage to run the house. Nothing unusual there really - we’re all juggling our lives to some extent or other.Read More
There's no doubt that Squarespace treats images beautifully and showcases them so well on your website. However, you need to make sure you get a few things right before you upload your images, which will make life easier later on. Nothing too onerous! But it’s good to get into a routine of remembering which size your images should be so that you can have all of that ready in advance.Read More
I am a complete systems geek and love finding tools and apps that help me to run my business as smoothly as possible. Here are 10 of them that I really couldn't manage without - well I'm sure I could but I would be in a world of chaos and my business would be an unorganised mess! So here goes.Read More
My new website only launched at the end of August this year. I had spent weeks and weeks over the summer tinkering away with my gorgeous Wordpress theme to get to the point where I could press “launch”. Yet within a couple of weeks I just wasn’t happy with it.Read More
So why did I want to start a lettering business? That's what this post is about. There's one big reason really, so here it is:
The reason: to have something that is all mineRead More
Quite unlike me, I built up to launching Bloom Lettering in a very ordered and pretty structured way. Usually, and what I've done in the past, is to rush head long into launching a website with no real plan. This time it has had to be different - yes, I could have published a website three months ago but it would have been completely empty! I literally had nothing ready. As a consequence I've realised a few things and accepting them has made the whole process much less painful.Read More
In my mind at the moment are various ideas for future projects and new directions to take my business(es) and I’m trying my best not to rush into anything and to plan out exactly what I’m going to do.Read More