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4 Ways To Avoid Social Media Burnout

4 ways to avoid social media burnout

As a small business owner we wear many hats – from photography and editing to networking and account keeping, right down to website maintenance and blog presence. Not to mention being on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn… oh and don’t forget Pinterest. Managing multiple social media platforms is hard work and I completely understand and relate to that overwhelming feeling. So here are four ways to avoid social media burnout.


Important Announcement For Java Uploader Users!

Earlier this year Google announced that Chrome Version 42 would disable the NPAPI but leave an option to re-enable it. However, Google has now announced that from September 2015 they will be completely disabling NPAPI within Chrome.

The NPAPI is the architecture that the Oracle Java Plugin relies upon. This plugin is required by Java Applets. This means that from September 2015 the Java uploader will no longer work within Chrome.

If you want to continue using the Java uploader you will need to use another browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer. More information on this can be found here

Thankfully, if you want to carry on using Chrome there are other ways of uploading files; My Images > Collection and File Defaults > File Uploads (the html 5 uploader is the most popular and the most updated).



Are you ready for 21st April ?

Google rarely gives advanced information about changes to its algorithm. So when Google recently announced the date and focus of their algorithm changes we knew it was going to be a serious update.

They said:

Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”

So, it is time to make sure that you have a mobile-friendly website. Google has made it easy to test things by creating a tool where you can enter your web address and get an instant result.  You can try it out here:  . Now is the time to make sure that you are not going to be affected negatively by this update.


Shocking Facts About Social Media!

Brace yourselves everyone, because we’re about to talk about the all-important topic of social media…

In blissful times gone by, social media was just another page on a website, rarely used or updated, but no longer! In recent years it has grown exponentially, developing its own language, community spirit and humour. Therefore, we must learn to embrace it!

We realise that some of you are probably there saying “social media is a waste of time for my business because only young people use it”. Well, I hate to break it to you but social media is no longer the teenage domain. Over the past year the fastest growing demographic on Twitter was the 55 to 64 age bracket and according to this study, mothers with children under the age of five are the most active on social media. (Are you listening tchild and baby photographers?!)

It’s very easy to shy away from social media because it appears confusing and overwhelming. Your minds are probably spinning with…

Do I choose Facebook or Twitter? Google+ or LinkedIn?  Is Youtube better than Instagram?

Well, to give you a little help or maybe just a shock we found some weird and wonderful facts about social media and just how powerful it really is…


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