What We're Reading

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Every week we get together as a team and share articles we’ve been reading for our own enrichment. Topics include challenges our clients are facing, new industry developments, awesome work by others, or just pieces too funny NOT to share.

Below you’ll find those articles, plus a few of our own, that we’ve put together based on insights we’ve gained throughout our time in the industry.

Indeed What To Say Instead of Sorry in an Email

What To Say Instead of Sorry in an Email

Why it’s worth checking out:

Do you feel like you’re apologizing for everything? Are you as sick of it as others probably are? We’re digging this article from Indeed that advises different phrases to replace in your emails if you feel the need to apologize when it is not necessary. These tips will allow you to be sincere while still maintaining your professionalism.

Harvard Business Review The Power of Work Friends

The Power of Work Friends

Why it’s worth checking out:

As remote work increases, so does loneliness. Creating a workplace that cultivates relationships between employees has been found to increase motivation and productivity among workers. Here are simple ways to help your employees build bonds with each other in and out of the office.

Yoast Internal linking for SEO: Why and how?

Internal linking for SEO: Why and how?

Why it’s worth checking out:

You’ve been told internal linking is important for helping your sites rank in the SERPs, but…why? How does it add value and what does that mean to Google? How does one get started? This comprehensive article by Yoast dives into the importance of internal linking and lays out what exactly you need to evaluate and update to make your internal linking strategy effective.

Fockups Fockups – F*cked Up Mockups

Fockups – F*cked Up Mockups

Why it’s worth checking out:

Mockups exist to show your designs in action, but too often they’re shown in a perfect world. In reality, your designs will face lots of challenges: wind, rain, time, graffiti, or even failing information carriers. Those unfortunate real-life situations are collected in Fockups, aka the funniest, most realistic design mockups you’ll ever see.

Alvaro Trigo CSS Shadow Gradients

CSS Shadow Gradients

Why it’s worth checking out:

Created by Alvaro Trigo, this awesome resource generates easy CSS shadow gradients. Select your colors and spreads and copy the code with a click – all that’s left is to enjoy the beauty these snazzy shadows bring to your site.

Brian Tracy International Eat That Frog

Eat That Frog

Why it’s worth checking out:

No matter how much we like our jobs, there will inevitably be times when we have to do tasks we don’t enjoy. Instead of putting off these difficult tasks, we’re learning to embrace them thanks to the simple time management methodology of “eating the frog.”

Backlinko Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days

Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days

Why it’s worth checking out:

Typically, link building is a lengthy and boring process that gets a minimal return on investment. But it doesn’t have to be; discover how Brian Dean and the Backlinko team doubled their search traffic in just two weeks using the “Skyscraper Technique”. We love their tips, tricks, and getting to see their examples in action.

QuillBot QuillBot Text Tools

QuillBot Text Tools

Why it’s worth checking out:

Looking to add a bit of oomph to your latest writing project? Try QuillBot, the AI-driven wordsmithing tool that helps enhance your messaging through careful rewriting. Summarize your copy, paraphrase your point, or even expand your writing into a more formal message — all with the click of a button.

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