I began my career as a print designer and when I transitioned into the world of digital design, one of the most obvious differences was the treatment of typography on the web. It makes sense. A screen emits light and what we see is created by thousands of flickering pixels, our eyes are going to […]
Have you heard the word on our Premier Managed Platform? We built it a year ago to help keep your blogs safe and secure. What’s more, we just added 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) to increase your security. Ok, yes, Premier beefs up security with SSL and 2FA, but how does it make life easier for YOU? So glad […]
Here’s an exercise for you: Think about the last time you read a news article, a blog post, or checked your Facebook profile. What device were you using? A phone? Tablet? Computer? Outside of work, I access everything from my iPhone these days. If something can’t be found quickly or reviewed easily from the palm […]
You may have heard the word “blog migration” being tossed around recently. The word “migration” makes it sound like your blog is packing-up and moving South for winter, but that is not the case. So, what does it mean? Put in plain terms, a blog migration is moving a site (design and content) from one […]
Recently I published a post about increasing your email subscribers. I put the cart before the horse there, so to speak, as you can’t have subscribers without something to subscribe to! Fresh content is the fuel that keeps readers coming back to your blog. You’ve got that? Great! Bring in the email subscription service.
They say software is eating the world. They’ve been saying it for a few years now, actually. It started with a widely-cited WSJ op-ed from entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, and the point has only been further underscored in the few years since.
You’ve spent the last two days working on that blog post, crafting it to perfection. But when you hit publish, do you know how to tell how many people are reading your posts via your email notifications? And how effective is email, anyway?
I am far from old, but working in the Social Media field has a way of making me feel a little slow and arthritic. That is probably why I can easily relate to the Esurance commercial on so many levels. I can totally see me confusing hashtags and hash browns any day.
There’s a joke within the editorial team here at LexBlog that, reading the hundreds of post that come across the wire on the LexBlog Network each day, we tend to lose track of what’s big news in the actual world—and then what’s just news to us. Then again, at times, news is sometimes just big […]
Today the LexBlog team is launching our new enterprise offering, Premier Managed Platform. Premier is an independent, customized instance of the LexBlog Platform with enhanced security, stability, speed and scale for law firms with a network of blogs. Premier came about as we researched how to deploy SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to meet the security needs of large law firms […]
To be heard, you have to listen. It’s one of those things some people forget when it comes to blogging. In such a rush to get their voice out there, to make a name for themselves, some writers don’t take the time to pause to see what’s going on first—to measure the context and conversation in the […]
Cache can be a sticky issue. (Get it?! See what I did there?) Ok, bad jokes aside, caching is a valuable tool on a site. It helps with the consistency and load speed but it can also cause issues when you want to make changes.
If you have been reading Please Advise for awhile, you might have noticed a couple changes to the site. If you’ve been reading Please Advise from a mobile device or tablet, you’ve definitely noticed. We spruced up our digs, shook off our old, dated look and moved into the mobile future.
In a few months I’m going to be turning 40. While I can not alter my age, or somehow slow down this process, there are things I can do to better prepare myself for the future: eat right, exercise, and get enough rest to name a few. The same goes for the web.
With Google’s announcement that its search algorithm will use mobile-friendliness as a significant ranking factor come April 21, the term “responsive design” is trending again in the blogosphere (and even mainstream media). It’s easy to get a little responsive fatigue when everyone from Google to your friend’s second cousin’s spouse is recommending you make your blog responsive. I’ve […]
January allows us to start the new year fresh. For many of us, that fresh start includes the ritual of creating a new years resolution. Maybe you’re hitting the gym, looking at how you eat or thinking about getting back into blogging. This year, I’m recommitting to strategic social media. If you’re anything like me, […]
When I try to wrap my mind around blogging, content creation, journalism, websites, social platforms, photo sharing tools, etc. etc., it can be overwhelming. Even more overwhelming is the amount of individuals constantly sharing their thoughts, ideas, questions, memories, and food or cat pictures at an alarming rate. The increase of mobile technology, and free […]
Social media tools are constantly changing and updating. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed! Not to fear though, we’ve pulled together the most important and coolest updates from the past six months so you don’t have to.
You may have heard news about the “Heartbleed bug.” Heartbleed is a bug that security researchers recently discovered in a core encryption library that secures most internet sites.
We listened to your feedback and have exciting changes to announce. This year marks LexBlog’s ten-year anniversary and we want to make it one for the history books. We listened to your feedback and worked hard in 2013 to make great things happen for you in 2014. The highlights:
What’s the right combination for a great blog post? As the marketing director for LexBlog, I’ve had a front-row seat to the content marketing explosion. Blogs are more important than ever to marketing strategy. We coach clients day in and out on blogging best practices, so I thought I’d share the best practices we’re seeing […]
I use Flipboard on my Android phone and have found its magazine-style format refreshing. If you are converting from Feedly, it’s a step up (in my opinion) in overall look and layout. Flipboard is also available on iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Kindle Fire, and NOOK. (I first heard it raved about by iPad users, so […]
Like all major RSS reader players, Flipboard is fully geared up to accomodate Google Reader users before the shutdown July 1st. I use Flipboard on my Android phone and have found its magazine-style format refreshing. If you are converting from Google Reader, it’s a step up (in my opinion) in overall look and layout. Flipboard […]
Any of you who use Google Reader to follow your favorite blogs, have probably already heard the news about it’s demise come July 1… LexBlog CEO, Kevin O’Keefe recently shared LexBlog’s recommendations for alternative listening tools: If you do not currently use an RSS reader, or a similar listening tool, you should consider it. Intelligent listening […]