How have I not done a movie recap since January 2018!? Oh yeah, COVID. What is it about COVID time that makes it like warp-speed? I mean, I knew it had been a while but FIVE YEARS of nothing after religiously doing an annual movie recap for a decade straight and it’s only just now […]
Thoughts on Ageism: What Goes Around Comes Around
Last week was an abnormally social one for me, which turned out to be a good thing. I caught up with old friends and spent time with new ones and pushed myself outside my comfort zone…my comfort zone being go to work, go home, stay home. Nothing wrong with that but you don’t really tend […]
Balancing Business as Usual With Our New Reality
I’ve never been a political activist at all–or even someone who paid attention to politics at all. Hell, until a few years ago, I rarely voted because I just thought the whole thing was a game in which my personal vote had little or no meaning so why bother. Watching House of Cards was about […]
What if the hiring process considered actual humans instead of a piece of paper?
I’ve written before about my somewhat, um, nontraditional career path over the past decade. I wish I was the kind of person who just grew up knowing what they wanted to be, got a degree in that field, landed the perfect job right out of college, and that was that. What’s not to like about […]
Content Migration Tips from Content Strategy Pro Hilary Marsh
When I read her recent listserv response about tips for preparing to migrate content to a new website, I was so impressed I asked the poster—content strategy pro Hilary Marsh—if she’d be willing to write a guest post for Mizz Information. Lucky for us she agreed—so whether you’re preparing to move your org’s web content […]
Book Review: Disrupted by Dan Lyons. Spoiler: Read it.
Ever since I started reading buzz about Dan Lyons’ book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, I couldn’t wait to read it. I mean, what’s not to like? Scandal. FBI involvement. People somehow overlooking the drama and pretending nothing was weird at a huge event, even in the immediate wake of all the press […]
Is SSL Essential for SEO?
With so much recent press about huge-scale data breaches (Target, Home Depot, Healthcare.gov, etc), cybersecurity is–or should be–a priority for any online business. But what about people like me who host websites or blogs that don’t sell anything or capture any data? On the surface, it would seem like we don’t need to worry about […]
3 Reasons Why Content Marketing Doesn’t Work for Associations
On Tuesday, Ray van Hilst and I presented at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference–it was fun (as far as public speaking gigs go) and great to see so many association friends. If you want to see our five quick tips for improving your website in five minutes, you’re in luck–here’s the link to our presentation. […]
Soylent: Genius or Crazy?
Not that it has anything to do with anything I usually blog about here on Mizz Information, but if you’re looking for a super weird/interesting read, I’ve got one for you. The other day, while hanging out at the library during lunch, I sat down and read the New Yorker, which I don’t think I’ve […]
WordPress 3.9 Nightmare
If you ask anyone what blogging platform they recommend, about 90% of the time (if not more often) they’ll say “WordPress.” It’s awesome, it’s customizable with themes and plugins and all kinds of awesomeness, and so easy even non-techies can create beautiful, functional websites with it. Squarespace (the platform this site is built on) is […]