Editorial-style Blog posts written in the spirit of exploration, encouraging open dialogue and conversations with people from around the world.

Business Names & Branding: What Is The Story?

business name story Fat Eyes Web Development blogBlended Careers & How That Helped Us Name Our Business.

As web developers, educating clients about what we do comes with the territory and questions are never at a shortage. There is one question that has come up more than any other single question in the history of Fat Eyes Web Development: Client Or Prospective Client: “Where did the name Fat Eyes come from?”

[video] Communication Skills And Your Brand

What did I just hear you say? Fat Eyes Web Development blogAn Unexpected Lesson From An Unexpected Teacher.

Actions speak louder than words. It’s true; we can demonstrate our good will, our intentions, our integrity and even our motivations more effectively through our actions rather than just our [loud] words or bravado; promises. If our combined actions and words stemming from awareness are consistent.

Social Presence: What’s Real And What’s Not?

social presence online Fat Eyes Web Development blogAnd Why Are You Here?

It’s not unusual to arrive into the orbit and gravitational pull of social media circumspect and kicking after a long stretch of procrastination. The resistance can be palpable- especially in the case of those feeling coerced onto social for business. Are you on social media due to the pressure?

How To Google Plus …With A Twist

how to use google plus with a twistHere's How You Can Get Started On Google+ And Keep True To Who You Are

As an avid Google Plusser, truthfully, a devoted evangelist, it’s a conspicuous omission that I haven’t offered a simple “How To” guide for the platform on our blog. Enough of our clients and subscribers are curious and asking for guidance that I need to rectify the situation. The beauty of this social media channel is it's all about engaging, building relationships and the pleasure and art of conversation.

Video Content Marketing: Talking Out Loud

video of talking out loud content marketingOr....Say It To The Camera

There’s evidence of a shared phenomenon and it’s almost as if we’re all waking up at the same time with the same clock in the same time zone to the importance of learning from each other and how interconnected we are. This is a project I’ve been gearing towards for months.

Content Marketing: Surviving The Demands

landscape with cairn surviving the demands of content marketingFlexibility In Content Marketing and Social Media Engagement

I’m a juggler and I’ll bet you are too. We have a lot on our plates as small business owners and solopreneurs. Content marketing and related social media are among the most insistent tasks. The endless string of imperatives doesn’t seem to let up. Except, perhaps, for a brief moment or two here and there.

Social Media: Who Are You Becoming?

social media one relationship shaping our futureShaping Our Future One Relationship At A Time.

Some of us are the result of an improvisational recipe of the intuitive brand; fluid works in progress. Use me as an example. I didn’t arrive on this scene Ready-Made: open package, mix, pour into pan and bake. Nope. I'm still perfectly situated on 'bake'. But something is happening. It may be tenuous enough that we need to whisper. Or knock on wood. Cross fingers. No jinxing.

SEO: Blur the line between life and the web

blur the line between web and real lifeOne Informs The Other

All this talk about the new-(ish) demands of SEO holistic-style and Semantic Search have some of you in a bundle of anxious concerns and doubt. Discomfort prowling about; you’re nervous about doing something wrong and thus damaging your chances at a strong online presence and good rankings. Yet you only stand to gain from following the current recommendations.

There Is No Them: The SEO of Connections & Relationships

seo of relationships connections there is no themWe Are Us [connected]

Connections run deep and wide and this is especially true on the web. Who we are and the actions we take cycle back, re-connect to us in ways beyond what we can easily and humanly perceive. If we do what we do intentionally and consistently it's additive and hopefully effectual.

How Our Social Media Relationships Begin: Identity & Trust

us social media relationships identity and trustCan I Trust You?

It’s important to be trusted. We know that key to being trusted is authenticity and that if we add a dash of transparency and a touch of vulnerability mixed with engagement, generosity and contribution in due course we will most likely gain trust. What allows us to trust others?