Photowalk
I went photo-walking with the Basel Photography Meetup on Saturday. The theme was #Openings. On my way into town, I saw this yellow monster. Nothing open about it. And very noisy. I like this snapshot of openings within a gate: This snapshot of some openings in this construction site scaffolding fits my likeable criteria equally […]
I attended Medien-Barcamp 2019 – my notes and comments – #medienbc
Yesterday, I set my alarm to 6 am and jumped on the 7:33 train to Zürich-Oerlikon. On a Saturday. To attend a barcamp on media. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of barcamps, a barcamp is a conference that organizes the talks by itself, on the day, Someone provides some rooms and infrastructure such […]
Summer of 2019
There are so many beautiful poppies this year. I captured some impressions on Flickr. It must be the additional rain that causes poppies to bloom. The field next to Fondation Beyeler is red with flowers.
Flickr: Should I stay or should I go?
Smug Mug acquired Flickr in April 2018. The question every long-term Flickr user is asking: Should I renew my subscription? I’ve been on Flickr for a very long time. And seen many ups and downs. Probably more downs. And it’s 2019 and I still use Flickr. Con: Subscription has doubled in price: 50$ for 1 […]
Jog log 2019
It’s the 6th of January. And… I already went for a run three times this week. I hope to continue my running streak throughout the winter months. The plan is to carve out 30 minutes per day. And perhaps I’ll write about it here. Because writing helps.
Photo of the day
Beautiful sunny October in Basel
Interview
I was interviewed by Ursula Thomas-Stein on SEO.
The future of SEO
Much like how today I’d take 10 email subscribers to my newsletter over 1,000 Facebook “likes,” I think in the future, we’d all much rather have 10 Google searches for our brand name than 1,000 Google searches for phrases on which we’re trying to both rank and compete for a click against Google themselves. Sparktoro
Defining humility
I like this definition of humility.
Watermelon days
Summer of 2018 will be remembered for its long, extended heatwave.
Agile words that caught my attention
Five pillars of collaborative product ownership. As seen here on Linkedin.  Respect people. Embrace uncertainty. Small experiments. Continuous learning. No complacency. (Question everything.) I think this works for other work situations as well. BTW, I’m testing Gutenberg…
From Excel to App?
Maybe this will happen soon… Read this Techcrunch article
It’s my Twitter anniversary or: Wasted so many hours for the past 11 years on Twitter
it’s #MyTwitterAnniversary pic.twitter.com/Ve3HsmBghR ”” Panchenga (@nchenga) April 14, 2018 Wow.
Slides: SEO for small business websites
Here are my slides from my recent Women in Digital talk in Basel. I made them “resource-full” with lots of background links. The session was interactive from the start. Lots of questions throughout. Wow. I think the topic hit a nerve. Notes: SEO for small business websites How do you get found in an increasingly […]
Don’t forget to optimize your PDFs for SEO
Here’s a useful reminder to make sure your PDFs contain useful SEO-relevant infos and links: 10 tips to make your PDFs SEO friendly In my experience this is where many B2B companies can improve. Often the PDFs don’t contain any useful titles or descriptions. Sometimes they show the draft infos. In many companies, PDFs aren’t […]
SEO for B2B services and products: How to get started?
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to provide some free consulting on how I would start SEO for a new B2B services or products company. Here are my notes: #Sandra’s advice on how to start There are different kinds of web visitors. Try to find groups and segments, and the info that they […]
O’sinta sinta maiko
End of September is anniversary time. When I remember packing my Mazda 323 and driving over the alps to Lugano. Moving from Germany to Switzerland.
WordPress maintenance
WordPress is very popular. Some stats say 25% of all websites are made with WordPress. Popularity comes at a price. Security is more important than ever. To refresh my knowledge, I am working my way thru this Udemy course on WordPress maintenance.
Tweet to keep
Fished this from my Twitter timeline: .@CrossroadsBasel stop waiting for what you want and start working with what you have — Panchenga (@nchenga) May 21, 2017
#uxcampch 2017 – Some notes
I attended last Saturday’s #uxcampch in Zürich. First talk was on designing screens for HbbTV. 10 Foot UI. Samuel Raymann talked about his project at SRG and designing for TV sets. I liked this project report about design challenges. Good talk by @samraymann on HbbTv design challenges — Panchenga (@nchenga) May 20, 2017 Next, I […]
2 tweets to keep on integrating design in agile
I liked 2 Jeff Gotthelf tweets on design: Q: How do we integrate design into #agile ? A: Company must recognize that design is part of "how we work." w/o that,design de-prioritized — Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie) May 15, 2017 There are tactics that help visualize the design work, but if the org doesn't perceive the […]