Wednesday, December 31, 2014

An Important Question That Everyone Should Ask Themselves

The above graphic certainly poses a question worth thinking about. It may be an uncomfortable question for many, and for good reason. It really delves into the real question "Are you happy?". 

Whether you are a professional, a housewife, an entrepreneur, or an aspiring [insert creative occupation here], this is really a question that everyone should be asking themselves as they define their goals and desires for the New Year. 

Happy New Year to all! 

Cheers to 2015!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Business Advice for the New Year

Incredibly useful information to remember while heading into a New Year!

Do not analyze what your competition is doing - Analyze what they're NOT doing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Other Terra Andersen Spaces

     As one would expect from someone who works on the internet, there are certainly many additional places to be found online that enable people to connect for different reasons. 

I have added a short list below which features a few additional Terra Andersen spots if you wish to connect around the web. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Review of Google's Blogger Platform

    Google and Blogger have certainly enhanced the Blogger platform since I had last used it MANY years ago!  I'll get straight to the point; I rate the current version of Blogger with an 8 out of 10, and recommend it for those who are new to blogging. Nice work Google! 

  1. UI / UX - Clean, simple, and quite solid. I'd highly recommend for those who are completely new to blogging. 
  2. Features and Functionality - It is evident that Blogger's team did not try to get too crazy with packing their end-product full of plugins, widgets, and customization options that you would find in Wordpress. That is exactly what makes this a great product for beginning bloggers and online writers. 
  3. Ease of Use - Incredibly easy, with a few added options that render it quite a nice tool, even for SEO purposes. 
  4. Posting Options - The ability to add a location to a blog post is a nice addition, and will serve those targeting local markets and niches very well. The simplicity of scheduling posts for a later time is a smart feature, without too many settings and options that may confuse new users. 

Nostalgia within Blogging 
 For those who did not utilize Blogger waaaaay back in the day (I'm talking a good 10-years ago!), the photo below is how many of us remember Blogger and her familiar layout to be:

Terra Andersen - Blog

Good old "Web 2.0" and it's rounded edges, bold fonts...and we must not forget the abundance of shiny, bubble-like logos that sparkled the internet in an array of vibrant and edgy colors.  

Their older platform was also quite basic, and was not too difficult to learn. They have definitely followed this trend with their most current platform, and have done a nice job of updating it to reflect today's cleaner design standards.