Author Archives: Laura Christianson
Thinking about blogging this year?
Websites that include a blog integrated into the site (NOT hosted separately on Blogspot or some other blog hosting service) typically have 434% more indexed pages.
Blog posts are doorways to your business. Publish a blog post once a week this year, and give your customers 52 doors to open.
This article and accompanying infographic explains how to use the “doorway” method to help new customers discover you. read more >
Merry Christmas from the Blogging Bistro team: Laura, Robert, Marty, Christian, Andrea, Sandi, and Josh!
Enjoy “Carol of the Bells” (for 12 cellos), performed by The Piano Guys:
YouTube’s closed caption tool automatically generates captions for videos you upload based on what it thinks you’re saying. Or, in this case, singing.
And sometimes… well… the interpretation tool gets creative with the translation.
In this video, Rhett & Link sang some Christmas carols, uploaded them to YouTube, and let YouTube’s captioning feature interpret the lyrics.
Then Rhett & Link took the interpretations and made those the new lyrics to the old Christmas carols. The results are guaranteed to bring you some Christmas “Ho Ho Hos.” read more >
I’m constantly on the lookout for euphemisms (yoo-fuh-miz-uhms): indirect, vague words and phrases that take the place of words/phrases thought to be too blunt, too harsh, or too politically incorrect.
I snapped this photo of Aspen Meadows Townhomes from my car while zooming south on I-5 (the West Coast’s major Interstate freeway that stretches from Canada to Mexico).
Aspen Meadows. Last time I checked, Aspen was a ski resort in Colorado. And meadows? I don’t think so. Not with the view of six lanes of I-5 30 feet from your front door. read more >
- What is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom?
- What color are bees unable to see?
- What is the “happiest” color in the color spectrum?
- What color most attracts mosquitos?
You’ll find the answers to these and other color-related questions in the infographic below. (If you’re too lazy to read the infographic, I’ve provided the answers at the end of the infographic.)
By Gary L. Bezella
Color changes people. Colors affect our mood, personality, and buying choices. The right color can boost your advertising effectiveness, but the wrong colors can hamper your marketing.
It’s important to understand the psychology of color to ensure heavy traffic from your advertising. But never let the color of your advertising overpower its overall message.
Here are common colors used in marketing and why you should – or shouldn’t – use them. read more >
Do you ever get fed up with the health gurus who spoil the holidays by advising you how to eat right and stay fit during this oh-so-tempting time of year?
The author of the following e-mail took it upon herself or herself (it didn’t include a byline) to help us assuage holiday-food-binge-guilt by suggesting a new–and much more palatable–set of rules for holiday eating.
Please print and carry this list with you in case you forget what to do.
1. Avoid carrot sticks.
Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. read more >