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When the Well Runs Dry

Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Writing

When the Well Runs Dry

How to Kickstart Your Creativity with 10 Tips Whether you’re a cabinetmaker, a writer, a photographer or painter, you’ve probably run into some version of writer’s block, when it seems like nothing is working and there’s no way to kickstart your creativity. Creative types rely on an inner muse...

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The Joy of Writing

Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Writing

The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing Exists, But Not for Everyone Among writers, both amateur and professional, there’s a common saying that’s built on half-truths and lazy innuendoes. The paraphrased saying goes like this: “It’s much better to have written than to be writing.” The insinuation is that the act of...

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Looking Back at 2017

Posted by on January 1, 2018 in Announcement

Looking Back at 2017

It Was the Best of Times … Well, in Some Ways Ah, the great look-back. Everyone is doing it. You have your top news stories of 2017, the most popular movies, songs and books. Business stories, tech, banking and retail all have their own set of top 10 or...

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

Posted by on December 25, 2017 in Small Business Advice

‘Tis the Season of Giving

The Only Way to Receive Is to Give Generously Since it’s the season of giving, we thought we’d share this little bit of wisdom: you have to give to receive. It’s cliché, but like all time-honored sayings, so very true, and especially timely during this season of giving. You...

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2018 Blog Predictions

Posted by on December 19, 2017 in Blog Writing

2018 Blog Predictions

Blogging Follows Trends; Here’s Some for 2018 You may wonder, as do we, which is more productive: To live in the moment, one day at a time To live for a time in the future when everything finally falls into place At Ray Access, we teeter somewhere in between...

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Why Your Clients Need a Blog

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Agency Advice

Why Your Clients Need a Blog

Businesses Look to Web Developers for Advice Your clients spend thousands of dollars to design and develop an attractive, effective website. They spend hundreds more a month on search engine optimization. Commissioning a website from scratch — or even a website redesign — can be a significant capital investment....

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Keep Your Blogs Timely

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Blog Writing

Keep Your Blogs Timely

Remember: Blog Posts Are Not Advertisements Ads are ads, and blogs are blogs. Timely blog posts aren’t press releases, nor are they detailed white papers. Blogs represent an entity all to themselves, and they really deserve the respect and credit that other forms of communication receive. In fact, blogs...

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Self-Employment Pros and Cons

Posted by on November 28, 2017 in Small Business Advice

Self-Employment Pros and Cons

Trying to Decide Whether to Work for Yourself? Believe it or not, but about one in three Americans label themselves as self-employed. That includes freelancers, contractors and small business owners. Like self-employment pros and cons, it’s a good thing for many and a terribly challenging option for others. Those...

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You Know Who You Are

Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Small Business Advice

You Know Who You Are

Who’s on Your Gratitude List and Why It Matters In our e-newsletter this month — and if you haven’t signed up for it yet, get our monthly newsletter here — the theme was, “Don’t Be a Cliché.” We believe they’re a shortcut indicative of lazy writing. And here we...

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6 Reasons Good Content Makes Websites Better

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Agency Advice

6 Reasons Good Content Makes Websites Better

Be Clear and Targeted to Make Websites Better If you’re a web developer, a website designer or an SEO marketing specialist, very often, you have a tough job explaining to your clients all the variables involved in your work. You have to weigh many factors to make those mission-critical...

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