How to enable and disable comments on your Squarespace website - video tutorial

How to enable and disable comments on your Squarespace website - video tutorial

Let's talk about comments : do you love them or hate them?

Personally, I'm a huge fan of comments because I think they help make a blog post much more interactive and I love hearing from my readers. If someone wants to take the time to comment on something I've written, I figure why the heck wouldn't I let them? Obviously I'm not a fan of spammer/trolling comments so I don't publish those, but otherwise I encourage people to comment on my blog posts and get excited every time someone leaves a comment.

But I know that not everyone feels that way. In fact, I know lots of successful websites that do not allow comments! Or if they do allow comments, they have some pretty strict settings in place. 

When it comes to deciding whether or not to include comments on your website or blog, you should think about what makes the most sense for YOU and your goals. There's no right or wrong answer here!

If you've ever wanted to learn how to enable or disable comments on your Squarespace website, or how to control those comment settings further, you've come to the right place. This video tutorial is for you!

6 ways to engage with your website audience

6 ways to engage with your website audience

Imagine this: you’ve got a website up and running and it gets a respectable amount of traffic, but you know you can do better.

Maybe you have a goal to reach a certain number of page views per month. Or maybe you want to get more customers, or you are determined to hit a certain number of subscribers on your email list. These are all wonderful things to aim for and work towards, and luckily one of the easiest ways to get you closer to that growth is to engage with your website audience!

If you want to grow your website, it’s super important that you build and nurture a following of loyal readers/visitors/customers. And you can’t do that if your website is one-sided! Give and take, y'all.

People want to connect and develop a relationship with YOU and your business, and that’s often step 1 before getting them to transition into being a client or customer. This is why you must engage and interact with your website audience! You can’t have irregular communication with your followers and expect them to feel a close connection.

There are six ways to engage with your website audience that I’ve found actually work and best of all, they make running a website even more FUN! 

Let’s take a look.

5 reasons why I stopped working from home

5 reasons why I stopped working from home

Ahhh, working from home. That's the dream, right? Imagine rolling out of bed, opening your laptop and getting to work from the couch with a piping hot cup of coffee brewing, replying to emails in your yoga pants and doing whatever the heck you want from the comfort of your own home... all the while getting paid for your work? Sounds like a sweeeeet setup!

I still think that working from home is wonderful but it's no longer for me.

Over the past six months or so, I realized I hardly ever work from home anymore. I have to say, this surprised me! I'm someone who hugely values my flexible schedule and the web design & development business that I've built, so what changed? Why did I stop working from home?

Well, there are a few reasons and I'm excited to share my (possibly controversial?) point of view with you today!