I went AWOL again…sorry about that guys. I have definitely found that moving to an office made work-life separation so much easier to achieve, but I think it’s made blogging much harder. Once I get to the office, I’m ready to dive into work and get things started, and when I’m home I’m ready to relax. Blogging is somewhere in between I suppose! I am going to try to do better though :-)

We have been very very busy in the interim though…Olivia Rae James came and took photos of the studio and some of our stationery. She is incredibly talented.

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In the last couple weeks, I also found out that we are finalists for a Louie award! I know you might not know what that is, but it’s actually a greeting card award given by the National Greeting Card Association. I’m super super excited.

We also launched one of our most ambitious and fun web projects yet – The Perfect Match Studio.

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It’s a directory site for the wedding market in Florida. It was a great way to combine two of the things we love to do – wedding stationery & web design!

Speaking of websites, we used some of the amazing shots Olivia took to update our own website and blog some. I have more in the works on that coming soon, but we went ahead and did a little facelift for 2013.

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I might not have been blogging much, but we’re definitely Instagramming a lot. It makes it so easy to snap photos as we work. Right now we’re in major spring and summer wedding invitation mode and we’re getting them out as quickly as we can. I am so thankful to have Kellie three days a week now – I don’t know how I would have survived without her! We’ve both had a lot of fun finding new ways to package orders and streamline the process.

So, what have you been up to lately?

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, we managed to sneak in the launch of a brand new logo / identity and website for my wonderful client Eat Well with Janel.

Like so many of us, she wasn’t sure how to combine her popular blog with her website and bring it all together under one roof. It’s always a challenge to make a move like that but I think we pulled it off pretty well!

Check out Janel’s blog for some amazing, healthy recipes and great nutrition tips!

Happy Thursday!

I have been meaning to sign up for Technorati for a long time. I finally got around to it about a week ago and thought it would be a great topic for a Tipsy Tuesday post!

Technorati is a directory / search engine that indexes just blogs. In 2008, that was over 100 million blogs & I couldn’t find the number for what it is right now. Crazy right?!

Whether you’re a blogger or not, it’s good for several things:

1. Get your blog listed. It’s not hard but it is a bit time consuming. If you’re serious about blogging it certainly can’t hurt! Here’s the general steps:

  • Visit http://www.technorati.com and sign up for free.
  • Fill out your profile & then click “Claim Your Blog.”
  • Add your URL in and wait for the email to come through to verify ownership.
  • You’ll then have to head over to your blog and publish the claim token they’ve provided you in the email in a new blog post.
  • Then head back to your profile and “Verify the Claim.”
  • Now we wait.  Once accepted, it will take awhile for your blog to get listed and start updating through Technorati, but it’s worth the wait!

2. Resources for bloggers.  There is a channel of Technorati all about blogging which is a great place to get ideas and support.

3. If you’re a WordPress user, you’ll want to install the WP Tags to Technorati plugin so that the tags you use in WordPress will translate well to the Technorati system when people are searching for topics.

4. If you’re not a blogger but you are a blog reader, it’s great to find new blogs that are of interest to you – you can search by category and see the most popular, etc.

So, do you have a blog?  Do you just like reading blogs?  Personally I love blogging.  Some people blog with the hope of a revenue stream, some do it like a “dear diary,” and then there’s those of us in the middle.  I just think it’s a fun challenge to find something to say everyday and to make new friends all the time all over the world!

 

.first let us say we are thankful to be here.
.but how jealous i am that miss sarah is in nyc.
.lived there for two years and i crave it everyday. .everyday.
.hoping she’s enjoying herself and for now i’ll just revel in her lucky fortune.
.because chucktown’s pretty awesome too.
…..

 

.meet husband and me. .and our pup, roy, too.

 

 

 

.husband.
.a film man.
.honest at all cost.
.smarty pants.
.dry and witty.
.all things brazil.
.master bowler.
.me.
.a digital rockstar.
.dancing diva.
.original southern belle with the heart
.and soul of a new yorker.
.creating everything possible.
.baby hungry.
.nocturnal.
.we.
.three year marriage pros.
(.insert eyebrow raise and laughter here.)
.lowercase and period users.
.in love with our photography biz.
(.and eachother of course.)
.dedicated dog owners.
.pillow talkers.
.infatuated with burgers.
(.or all food, for that matter.)
.rule breakers.
.faithful bloggers.
.new to chucktown.
…..
.we have been in charleston for a little over a month now.
.and when i say we…i mean me.
.husband is due out in a month,
after finishing school,
only to be starting more school
upon arrival at musc.
…..
.our favorite thing about charleston after one month?.
.how much stuff you can do here.
.there is a festivity or week for everything.
.literally.
.shrimp, design, weddings.
.you name it.

.our ‘not so favorite’ thing about charleston after one month?.

.the crazy weather.
.but we’re hopeful it doesn’t last
throughout the summer because
we want to spend it on the beach
and not hiding in our closets.
.ha.
…..

.come and meet us over at husbandandme.com.
.we want to make some chucktown friends.
.xoxo.
husbandandme ♥