Author: Jess Allison

Optimist. Traveller. Dreamer. Doer. Delivery Manager (ex Digital Producer). See what else I've written here.
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What happened when I had an untouchable day

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Reading time: 4 minutes In this era of uber-connection, it’s not often that you’re completely unreachable by anyone. So I gave it a go.

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Reflections on starting a side project

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Reading time: 8 minutes Let’s just call them projects, because “side” or otherwise, we’ve learned that to do well takes a lot of work!

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Monthly favourites — March 2019

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Reading time: 6 minutes Here’s what we got stuck into in March: what we listened to, watched, read and learned. Our monthly favourites, if you will!

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Welcome to Jess Co

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Reading time: 2 minutes Imagine if you were a company: what are your brand pillars? What’s on your personal charter? What are the non-negotiable rules your “employees” must follow? Here Jess ponders how thinking of herself as a company might make some decisions much easier.

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Monthly favourites — February 2019

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Reading time: 6 minutes February went by fast, but we managed to stop and smell the roses / watch TV / use apps / read. Here are a few of our favourite things!

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How to choose a website platform

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Reading time: 2 minutes There are a zillion platform options, but they’re not one size fits all. Here’s how we chose the platform for our website, and the questions we asked ourselves.

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Forwarding to multiple addresses in Gmail

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Reading time: 2 minutes Gmail offers forwarding to one email at a time by default. Here’s how we got around it using forwarding addresses and filters.

Monthly favourites January 2019

Monthly favourites — January 2019

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Reading time: 6 minutes Our monthly favourites for January 2019. Things we’ve liked that you might too. (Also how is it 2019 already?!)

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Hey, I’m walking here!

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Reading time: 1 minute The benefits of walking meetings, and why you should consider taking some meetings outside. At least promise you’ll try it once.

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Monthly favourites — December 2018

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Reading time: 4 minutes Our monthly favourites for December 2018. Things we’ve been doing, reading, listening to, and learning lately.

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How we use: Trello for to do lists

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Reading time: 4 minutes If you’re asking yourself ‘what on earth is a Trello?’ then this is the post for you.

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Just write it!

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Reading time: 2 minutes A statement of intention to become a better writer.

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Inbox zero

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Reading time: 3 minutes I’m feeling pretty smug right now — I’ve achieved 21st century zen: the elusive Inbox Zero. I did it and you can too, let me explain…

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Monthly favourites — November 2018

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Reading time: 6 minutes Our monthly favourites for November 2018. These are the things we thought were pretty spesh, or worth sharing.