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Revisiting the Everest Base Camp stories

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Each time I travel, I stash a new journal and fresh pen in the depths of my pack. Within a couple of days of finding some peace – I usually have plenty to jot down. The intention has always been to transcribe my entries into the blog. But, let’s be honest, the whirlwind return to reality never quite allows that to …

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New brand designs for Emily Ackart Fitness

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It’s true that the worst cases of designer’s block result in the most beautiful new designs! Emily, a great friend and the owner of Emily Ackart Fitness, caught up with me last Fall to discuss logo ideas, marketing concepts and more. We quickly landed on a concept for her logo – incorporating weights that emphasize the strength training aspect of her …

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MARKETMOX is, once again, Laura Noll

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Let me tell you – the past few years have been a wild and crazy ride. In 2015, I announced MARKETMOX – a hub for web design, development and marketing services. With amazing clients and awesome success, we stayed way too busy and had tons of fun ever since. Now, you can ask “what’s in a name?” and I’ll tell you. …

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Be a better wedding show vendor

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In the real life where I’m recently engaged and now expected to plan a grand wedding – I went to a wedding show. I’ve been to a wedding show before, this should have been nothing new to me. But, attending one of these things as a bride is a whole different ball game. First, marketing overload. Second, spam overload. Third – …

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Ogilvy is 5

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Years, around here, seem to fly by much too quickly. Adding the perfect punctuation to our holiday whirlwind, Ogilvy is 5. Even I have a hard time believing that it has already been a year since we last celebrated his big day in the dog park of Aaron’s River Market apartment. View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday Ogie. #dogs …

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4 years of Top Nine photos + memories

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Over the past few years, I’ve used the Top Nine app to peek at my top-performing Instagram images. I love this. Being a hyper-visual person, I adore the chance to see a picturesque summary of what happened in the previous 12 months. This year, I had the insane idea to put my Top Nine images side-by-side. 2015, 2016, 2017 and …

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WordPress SEO: 1 big lie and some truths

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While taking a fast skim through Facebook the other day, I noticed a pretty hefty rant by a fellow internet enthusiast taking massive stabs at the SEO value of WordPress sites. His position was that Google reads them as viruses and straight up doesn’t rank them. Let’s just tackle that head-on: it is not true. I love building on WordPress …

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New Year’s resolutions are, seriously, the worst

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Hey, hey, hey! It’s another new year and that means there are a thousand and one resolutions on the table – all of which open an opportunity for failure. Damn, that’s cynical, right? A few months ago, my friend and trainer Emily (at Emily Ackart Fitness – check her our) raved about Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who …

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Gift experiences not things

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The number of times I’ve heard friends request “experiences, not things” for their kids this holiday season has totaled on the verge of obnoxious. As a long-time listener, first-time caller – I’ve been silently gifting experiences for years. All-the-while, I’ve also been super self-conscious that everyone truly hated the concept. Look who’s trendsetting now. With renewed self-confidence in my role …