Quick Tip: Use Hotkeys to Save Time & Keystrokes

Because I'm a geek, I love discovering ways to make the things I do every day quicker and easier, which explains why I get really excited every time I discover a new hotkey or shortcut! You might be familiar with ctrl+c, ctrl+x and ctrl+v for copy, cut and paste in your favorite word processor or…

Continue ReadingQuick Tip: Use Hotkeys to Save Time & Keystrokes

Blogging with Windows Live Writer

The following post is from Stephanie of BizzieMommy.com: The hardest thing about blogging is writing my posts in Microsoft Word, then copy/pasting them into a text editor to remove the “extra” code and then copy/pasting again into Wordpress or any other blogging software. I write for multiple blogs so having to do this everyday for…

Continue ReadingBlogging with Windows Live Writer

Question of the Day: Exclamation Points!

Although I don't use a ton of exclamation points here on Life Your Way, it's usually because I've edited them out after writing my first draft. And if you've gotten an email from me, you probably know that I tend to use them liberally in emails. To me, an exclamation point signifies an upbeat, friendly…

Continue ReadingQuestion of the Day: Exclamation Points!

Quick Tip: Watch Out for Smart Quotes

Do you know what smart quotes are? Despite the picture above, they really don't have anything to do with actual quotations. Instead, smart quotes refers to formatting that's added automatically to quotation marks by some programs, which shows distinctly which are opening quotation marks and which are closing. For example, these are smart quotes: ""…

Continue ReadingQuick Tip: Watch Out for Smart Quotes

The Danger of Overloading Your Blogs with Plugins

The appeal of hosting a blog on WordPress.org, as any experienced blogger will tell you, is that the customizations and tweaks you can make are virtually limitless. One of the most common ways to add functionality is to add plugins, which have all of the coding you need prepackaged and ready to go and usually…

Continue ReadingThe Danger of Overloading Your Blogs with Plugins

Quick Tip: Always Have Pen & Paper Available

An important part of being productive is emptying your mind with regular brain dumps so that you're not trying to remember things while working on a project or your to-do list, even subconsciously. As part of this, I've gotten into the habit of carrying paper with me everywhere so that I'm not scouring for a…

Continue ReadingQuick Tip: Always Have Pen & Paper Available

5-Day Challenge: Clear Out Old Technology

Each week here at Life Your Way, we'll have one five-day challenge. The challenges will take place on a different channel each week and include small, measurable goals to help you improve your life. This week, our first challenge is to clear out all of the old technology we have taking up space in our…

Continue Reading5-Day Challenge: Clear Out Old Technology