Quick Wins

[QW28] Checklists: a perfect non-overwhelm(er)!

[QW28] Checklists: a perfect non-overwhelm(er)!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     Hey, now! Don’t roll your eyes at my idea 😊   I’m not talking about being one of those people with a checklist for their checklists.    I’m talking about the two or three...

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[QW 27 follow-up] Think about each sheet of paper!

[QW 27 follow-up] Think about each sheet of paper!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   Hey, there! In September, I shared my "Well, DUH!" moment when I figured out how to find a stash of printer paper right under our noses. Remember this? I was embarrassed I hadn't...

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[QW26] Solve ‘cursor freeze’ in < 1 minute!

[QW26] Solve ‘cursor freeze’ in < 1 minute!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   It's late afternoon on Tuesday, and your cursor just froze on your computer screen. At first, you thought it was the kids getting home from school.   They jumped on the 'Net and...

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[QW25] Protect your Facebook data!

[QW25] Protect your Facebook data!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. ]     Today, I share an article from Malwarebytes, the company I trust to keep my computer secure and bug-free (https://www.malwarebytes.com).  If one of your goals this year is to...

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[QW24] If you don’t shut down, use ‘Restart’

[QW24] If you don’t shut down, use ‘Restart’

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   Hey there, and welcome to 2023! It's perfect timing for this post since this is an excellent habit to start. You can have this [QW] buttoned up by the end of the day. Go ahead...

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[QW23] Shake up your social media posts!

[QW23] Shake up your social media posts!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   If you caught my LinkedIn post about newsjacking*, you might have wondered, “Yeah, Kathie, but how do I find these fun, off-the-wall holidays?” You-u-u know-w-w me-e-e. I have a...

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[QW22] Saving draft posts on LinkedIn desktop

[QW22] Saving draft posts on LinkedIn desktop

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   Especially if you're a small biz owner, you're probably using LinkedIn as an integral part of getting your name 'out there.' And if you usually post from a mobile device, you...

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[QW21] Printing a ‘frozen’ PDF

[QW21] Printing a ‘frozen’ PDF

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ] A belated "Happy 246th Birthday, U.S.A.!"       I have no idea what caused this. A 17-page PDF document threw a fit when I needed to print page 6. The printer worked fine on other...

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[QW20] “It’s not marketing. It’s being helpful.”

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   Yesterday was the 78th anniversary of D-Day, where participants from 12 countries fought as allies against the Nazi regime. Many battles took place that day. I am grateful for...

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[QW19] (Save early) + (Save often) = No regrets

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   Okay. I admit it. I don’t mess up files very often, because I usually follow my process. Only ... this time, I didn't. Translated: “It was [almost literally] crying jag time.”...

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[QW18] A scanner “Oops!” fix

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     Ooookay … I’ve had my flatbed scanner (a Canon MP Navigator EX) for years. Never a moment of trouble from it. Thanks, Canon! You'd t.h.i.n.k. I'd have it all figured out...

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[QW17] Test your site again AFTER it launches!

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]   I've discovered many people have this resolution in January:  "THIS is the year I get my website!" If that's you, let me share this surprising tip:  [QW17] Test your site again...

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[QW16] Is ‘farther’ or ‘further’ correct?

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     I don't provide a lot of grammar-type Quick Wins nowadays (let me know if you'd like to see those, again), but I thought it was time to throw this one into the mix. In my...

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[QW15] Taming your ‘Save As’ list in MS Office

[QW15] Taming your ‘Save As’ list in MS Office

[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]     OK now. Seriously. Am I the only person fed up with the cumbersome ‘Save As’ list in MS Office products? That puppy seems to go on forEVer. In reality, this is our 'Recent...

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