You “winter-ize” your home before the snows start — why not “summer-ize” your online presence, before the warm weather rush? Now is the perfect time to update your website with current hours, prices and product offerings. Let’s get started!
Hello! I hope everyone had a productive autumn.
In the spirit of the recent Thanksgiving holiday, I’d like to post a shout-out and THANK YOU to all of my terrific clients for their patronage! It’s a pleasure to serve so many local businesses and organizations, and know so many great people behind those businesses.
Here’s a few clients I’ve been working with recently:
- Mt. Shasta Ski Park — Our local ski park, I’m thrilled to be working with such an important part of Mt. Shasta’s recreation industry!
- Siskiyou County Visitors Bureau — A one-stop website for county events, lodgings, recreation info and more! (A work in progress.)
- Union Pacific Historical Society — A railroad historical society, recently revamped to WordPress (and looking more modern, for being historic.)
- Espee Models — E-commerce site for another railroad historical society, specifically for those interested in modeling the Southern Pacific railroad.
I wanted to follow up on my friend Sarah Waller’s Everlasting Pet Portraits website, which I posted in June. I had to say goodbye to my little friend Ivan this fall, and Sarah captured him beautifully. I highly recommend her work!
Just a note that I will be out of the office September 18 through October 7.
I will be responding to email as I have time, but will have no phone availability during this time. Please leave an email (or a voicemail; email preferred) and I’ll get in touch with you when I return!
It’s been a busy May and June! Here’s a few of the projects I’ve been working on:
- Siskiyou County Chamber Alliance — uniting the communities of our county, this site serves to represent the eight Chambers of Commerce in Siskiyou County, and provide a county-wide events calendar.
- Siskiyou County Film Commission — come to beautiful, wild Siskiyou County and film your movie, commercial, music video, etc here.
- Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum — a new name, a new domain, and a new look for the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum! Come explore the local history of Mt. Shasta and Siskiyou County!
- Everlasting Pet Portraits — my long-time friend Sarah Waller’s beautiful animal portraiture. Let Sarah capture your pet in watercolor and pencil!
- Batchelder Properties — two knowledgeable, dependable realtors that can sell your home, rent you a home, or manage your rental property!
As a side note, I am also
finally launching my second business, Many Faceted, featuring handmade resin, wire and beaded jewelry! I’ll be at the Mt. Shasta 4th of July street fair July 2nd and 3rd, please stop by and say hi! (I’ll be on Mt. Shasta Boulevard, between Castle Street and Alma Street.)
It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of updating your blog, Facebook Page, Twitter or Google+ account on a regular basis. As my clients know, I am not going to tell you to do everything, to blog every day, etc etc. (I can’t blog every day, why should I expect you to? We all have lives!)
What’s worse, the “landscape” of social media — what’s new, what’s hep — changes all the time. What’s the hot thing now, and what will it be in six months?
What stupid change will Facebook make next?
Rather than post a long explanation of the various networks, how to use them, and have it be outdated by August, I thought you might appreciate some specific linked articles, to bookmark now and read at your convenience. I’ll do my best to curate the most helpful ones on a monthly basis.
Right now, the most common questions I field are regarding the new Facebook Timeline (all Facebook Pages were upgraded to Timeline on March 31.) How do you use it, how do you make it your own? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- 5 Ways Businesses Are Using Facebook Timelines
- 5 things brands must know about Facebook Timeline
- How to create a Facebook page that’s irresistible to fans
And here’s a more general one on building your audience, no matter what the platform — call it a social media “best practices” tutorial. (Or in other words: how to act like a normal human being, and not sound/act like a faceless spambot, while promoting yourself or your business.)
I hope you find these useful! If you know of a helpful article about social media, blogging, etc — something to feature in a future post — please share it with me in the comments!
Welcome to the new face of Danielle Signor Design! I’ve moved my static content to WordPress, to allow for more flexibility, blogging ability, and a fancy portfolio (BIG PREVIEWS!) I’ve chosen to power this site with the Genesis Framework by StudioPress. I adore their themes — I recommend them for clients, and use them on my own websites.
I’ve also started a mailing list, for occasional website, social media and blogging tips. I look forward to passing on valuable information to clients and visitors — I invite you to sign up!
Finally, I’d like to thank my clients for their business! Danielle Signor Design entered its seventh year of business last fall, and the future looks brighter than ever!