The 6 Most Powerful Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail

My Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail

Ever wondered how to use keyboard shortcuts in Gmail? Using them makes me 39% faster. Okay, I made up that number. But seriously, I don’t know what I’d do without keyboard shortcuts, and usually when I tell people about them their eyes glaze over. You assume that keyboard shortcuts are just for nerds. And when you see a list of ALL the possible shortcuts out there, you get overwhelmed. So, I’d like to show you […]

How you can type less and save time with text expansion software


In this week’s Tiny Tech Tip, we’ll take a look at why text expansion software is a simple, yet powerful way to save time while writing emails, webpages, and pretty much anything else on your computer. The basics of text expansion are simple: You install free or cheap text expansion software on your Mac or Windows PC You create a few shortcuts, like .ty for thank you or .email for your email address When you […]

Hide your inactive windows on your Mac with SpiritedAway


Welcome to another Tiny Tech Tip! Today, I’m talking about a free app for Macs called SpiritedAway. SpiritedAway will hide all inactive windows after they’ve been idle for a set amount of time. As soon as you enable it, any inactive windows will be hidden. I keep SpiritedAway enabled most of the time because I tend to open a lot of windows, and rarely close them. Here’s my video review:

What’s SEO and how do I do it on my website?


You’ve probably heard the term SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, a lot. If you have a website, it’s almost impossible not to hear people talk about it. At it’s core, Search Engine Optimization is the process of making the pages on your website more relevant to search engines.

WordPress Won’t Load? Don’t panic… Here’s what to do!

What to do when wordpress crashes

I had quite a scare the other morning. Yes, even Cloud Coaches get the blues. I fired up Firefox and headed over to the WordPress backend URL for my website, ready to type up a new blog post, and… Nothing. White screen of death. 500 server error. Holy shit! Keep calm. The first thing I did, was search Google. Knowing how to effectively search is a crucial first step to diagnosing website problems. I noticed […]

You will never become tech-savvy (if you believe that)

Black Board, White Chalk

What is tech-savvyness? Why do some people have it and other don’t? If it’s something that is learned, does this mean that you can teach it?

I’ve been thinking about these questions (and more) lately, and there are a number of different answers. Here’s what I’ve come up with

Is your email list bonus helping you or shooting you in the foot?

Zero Dollar Bill

I was engaged in a lively discussion with my mastermind group a couple of weeks ago. We were talking about the challenge of taking on a business where your objective was to help people solve a problem that they might not know that they have yet. Tough, right? Because you have to sell them on the problem, and then sell the solution. But then I realized that the mailing list freebie was a perfect vehicle […]

The key to successful air travel (and dealing with technology)

Boeing 757-300, United  making sheets of condensation in dawn light, adjusted

My Dad refers to participating in air travel as being in the vortex. He has rules for the vortex. He refers to the vortex in conversation. He sends text messages with vortex status updates. I’ve always taken for granted that other people know about the vortex and its three simple rules, but as I observed on my flight to Portland a few weeks ago, most other air travelers simply do not get it. What is […]


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