Congratulations to my Online Profile Developer!

Janet BarclayBecause my sister is clever in so many ways I’m not, I have an attractive, helpful, well-maintained website and blog, and have had a presence on Facebook and other social media networks for some time. This month, thanks to Janet, my online presence has been further updated. became “mobile-friendly” so it’s much easier to read its 100+ pages in your hand now.

And with Janet’s help, I’m now on Twitter.

Janet recently used me as a case study in Online Profile Development. She described how she developed my current website, capitalizing on the popularity of Red is Best by using red headings. She told her reason for using a jigsaw puzzle in the background. She mentioned that RSS and email subscriptions are offered and the easily accessible commenting and social sharing features.

She also drew attention to the personalized, top-of-the-page image on Facebook that’s designed to display properly despite frequent changes to the Facebook platform, and to the cleverly named and strategically organized pins on Pinterest. (Check it out for its nice blend of my personal interests and my work.)

Because I also have a presence on Goodreads, configured to syndicate my blog posts, Janet included a widget on my site to inform visitors of what I’ve been reading lately.

The good news about all this? Her case study earned her recognition as “best Canadian online profile developer” — please join me in congratulating her on this award!

And while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow me (if you don’t already) on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook (where more changes will be coming soon).

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Janet Barclay on October 1, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Thank you for the shout-out, Kathy! I'm grateful for the privilege of being your online profile developer – and your baby sister. 🙂

  2. Kathy Stinson on October 1, 2014 at 6:20 am

    My pleasure, Janet — the shout-out and having you for my 'baby' sister. ????????

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