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Posts by Sarah Juliusson

How to take a doula holiday

I’m headed out on holiday this week! As happens every year, we are loading the car with camping gear and headed to a beautiful place for unknown adventures. This year’s destination is the badlands of South Dakota. I’m excited for rugged terrain, blue skies, and wide open expanses (I know, I sound like a tourist…

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The path to becoming a doula

One of the things I love about working with birth and postpartum professionals as a web designer is hearing how each of you came to this path. Perhaps it was your own birth experience, supporting a friend in birth, reading Ina May Gaskin, or a purely chance encounter that lead you down this path. It…

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Why is it so hard to get a website headshot?

headshot for your website tips

SPOILER ALERT: You’re going to see lots of old photos of me in this post! Today’s blog post is inspired by a post by a birth doula over in the Doula Toolbox Community on Facebook (check it out!). I’ve just joined the group to offer occasional tips & tricks to group members on website design…

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Get More Clients With an Effective Contact Page

Does your website have a contact form? If so, great!  It’s an important tool for any effective website. Keep reading – because I’m about to share some valuable ideas to make the most of your form. Don’t have a contact form yet? Totally fine. Keep reading – you’ll get great tips on how to set…

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Struggle with your blog? Here’s my secret.

voice transcription app for blog posts

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you all to the wonders of the free Temi voice transcription app.  I stumbled upon it when a friend recommended it and I put it on my phone a bit hesitantly. Believe it or not I’m a relatively recent convert to even having a phone (yes,…

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White Space & Your Website

I took a writing course this fall learning about memoir writing as a woman and mother. This was something new for me… I can write an informational blog post with ease, but taking my thoughts & experiences and translating them into memoir form was, to say the least, challenging. As we dove into exploring writing…

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How to create your gravatar

What’s a gravatar, you wonder? It comes from the world Avatar, kind of like the avatars your kids choose for themselves while playing video games. I’m way too outside of that world to do a real comparison of the two, despite having 2 teenage boys!  Avatar was actually originally a Hindu religious term, referring to…

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Defining Your Niche

define your niche

“If you don’t have the guts be a meaningful specific, why do you think you can succeed as a wandering generality?” Those words of wisdom came from Seth Godin and a podcast interview with Amy Porterfield of Online Marketing Made Easy. I listened to it a few days ago as I was driving to my…

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How to safely research domain names

safe domain name research

So you thought of your perfect domain name. Great! Innocently, you hop online to see if it is available. You’ve heard a lot about GoDaddy as a host so you use their domain search tool to see if it is available. Seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do, right? That bar below seems so…

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Black Friday

I’m not big on going to the malls for Black Friday. In fact, this is my first official American thanksgiving in over 16 years, having just moved back to the US as a family. While I don’t need another sweater, I am enticed by all the deals showing up for my business. Every year around…

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How to be a LGBTQ+ ally with your website

lgbtq inclusive website tips

I invite each and every one of you to take a moment to do a Google search right now. Open a new tab in your browser, and type in “Doula + your city”, or midwife, or childbirth services. If you are straight, and married, you are likely to quickly find language & imagery on these…

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Warm, connected & cared for: Building relationships online

Website Design Warmth TIps

You know how sometimes someone’s words just open up a whole new framework of understanding? I totally love that feeling of someone articulating an idea that I know in my belly but haven’t yet truly put into words… While driving to school pick up on Tuesday afternoon I was listening to a totally random podcast…

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