I love to write. I'm a former (and recovering) journalist, can you blame me?! Sometimes I write about what I'm working on and other times just about life in general.

So whether you're looking for some insight on SEO/analytics, web development, content, marketing or something a little lighter, feel free to peruse my articles below.

Thank You, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

A thank you note to Carrie Fisher for all that she gave to the world during her life that ended too soon. May the Force be with her, always.

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Why I Couldn’t Be More Proud to Be an Iowan Right Now

Iowa State Capitol building with Iowa spelled out

The Iowa Caucuses are over for another four years, but as the Hawkeye State took center stage in the national spotlight the last few weeks, I've seen some amazing things that make me proud to call myself an Iowan.

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Distilling All Those 2016 Digital Marketing Predictions

Graphic of Top Digital Marketing Predictions for 2016

As is usually the case around the beginning of a new year, hundreds of articles pop up and make their predictions for upcoming trends. I've taken a look at dozens and distilled down some of the most common trends in digital marketing for 2016.

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Coffee Shop Culture: Why the World Has a Love Affair with Coffee

Coffee Shop Culture title image of coffee cup with laptop

Where do you go to get work done? If you said a local coffee shop, you’re not alone. But how did coffee become so popular and why are coffee shops good for creativity? Tony gives you the grind on how coffee culture came to be.

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Optimizing Your Images for Accessibility and SEO

Web Image Optimization for SEO and Accessibility

Images do a great job of making a website stand out, but they can (and should) do much more than that. When adding images to your site, don't forget to keep accessibility, especially for those with vision problems, in mind. And while you're at it, let those images work for you and your SEO. I have some quick steps for both here.

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A Beginner’s Guide to SEO and Why Search Engine Optimization is Easier Than You Think

SEO Blackboard Beginners Guide to SEO

Search engine optimization, or SEO, can be a daunting and confusing topic to approach. Is it necessary? Is it worth it? Definitely! And it's not as difficult as you think. Check out these easy steps to start optimizing like a pro!

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