Welcome to Administrative Arts!

By | Feb 1, 2008

Administrative Arts is the blog for administrative professionals. Whether you are just starting out in your clerical career or are a seasoned Executive Assistant, you’ll find tips and tricks here to help you manage your ever changing jobs and duties. Topics will include everything from time management to using Outlook effectively to how to keep your boss happy when she’s traveling. So sit back with your favorite cup of coffee and browse.

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21 Comments so far
  1. Wendy (2 comments) February 20, 2008 8:59 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I used to work as Admin Assistant were I had to do everything from Office Management to Social Events to HR…very stressful. I wish your blog was around at that time. Now I’m going to work the reception desk in a dentist office…I’m looking forward to a change.
    I will be back to visit you.

  2. Barbara (3 comments) March 3, 2008 4:46 pm

    Hi Jodith,

    As a blogger who’s been at it for nearly a year, I am now on a mission to find new bloggers to showcase on my blog as a way of “paying it forward”.

    I happened on your blog, via Problogger, and have chosen you as my “New Blog Of The Week” (NBOTW). I will be writing a post introducing you to my community of readers/bloggers on 3/4/08. Your name will stay on my blog under the “NBOTW” section (top of sidebar), for a period of one week.

    Some of my loyal commenters will come and visit you, and if time permits, it will be to your benefit to check out their blogs as well. I have a very nice group of loyal commenters and we all enjoy visiting each other and providing words of encouragement.

    There are no strings attached. I have empathy for new bloggers and know how it is when you feel like you’re talking to that empty hole called cypberspace.

    Great luck with your blog. It holds lots of valuable information, not just for Administrative Assistants, but for anyone in the work world.

    I hope to see you over at Blogging Without A Blog. In the meantime, I will be be subscribing to your RSS feed so I can follow your progress.

    See you in blogosphere.

  3. Jodith (189 comments) March 4, 2008 9:47 am

    Thank you so much for the link! I will definitely be visiting Blogging Without a Blog. I appreciate your help in getting the word out about my little corner of the blogosphere, here.


  4. Ian Denny (2 comments) March 5, 2008 10:56 pm


    I’ve had a good read through your blog (thanks to Barbara) and love the site.

    As someone I suppose who is now a boss, I’ve actually done a number of the jobs and tasks you list. I started pushing a mail-trolley around an export office, taking reception and phone calls, and using a telex machine!

    There is some fantastic knowledge in here and it’s shaping up to be an excellent blog.

    If I was hiring, if someone told me they’d read your blog and could practice what you have preached, they’d get the job!

    I will subscribe.

    I don’t know possible this is, but I’d recommend having a section somewhere where you can email a friend.

    I actually though of a few people I’d like to tell about this and a facility to email a post to a friend would be handy.

    Your content lends itself to sharing, and long-temr it will pay off to have such a facility.

    I have someone who did that for me, and I’m working on similar features on another blog. I bet Barbara or someone who knows the blog platform you use will have a widget that can make this possible.

  5. Jodith (189 comments) March 12, 2008 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind comments, Ian! I’ve seen things like “e-mail a friend” on other blogs, but hadn’t thought of adding it. I will put it on my to do list. I’m hoping to get a bunch of updates done to the site this weekend, and I’ll work on that one as well.

    Thanks again for your comments and your suggestions!

  6. Lindsay (8 comments) March 22, 2008 10:57 am

    Nice blog. It looks like you have a lot to offer people. Keep it up!

    Lindsay’s last blog post..Read your way to expertise

  7. Jodith (189 comments) March 22, 2008 6:21 pm

    Thanks, Lindsay. I hope you’ll be a regular reader!

  8. iris (1 comments) April 11, 2008 8:33 pm

    Hi! Jodith,Thanks for dropping by my blog. Administrative Assistant is very busy job.  You blog is great place for those that are working, this gives a more informative and helps individual to understand more about the position.Keep it Up!

    iris’s last blog post..Bloggers: Change your comment system for better

  9. Erica (1 comments) April 19, 2008 9:21 am

    Nice blog! (And excited to see a fellow blogger from Washington state!) Keep it up.

    Erica’s last blog post..Kids or Career? American Women Are Still Forced to Choose

  10. Sameer (1 comments) April 22, 2008 12:15 am

    jodith, you have a nice blog and congrats for winning the contest of ” The Largest Entrecard Giveaway”  http://sensetosave.com/2008/04/21/the-largest-entrecard-giveaway-contest-winners/ i am also one of the host. happy blogging and great Entrecard 🙂

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  11. Christa (2 comments) June 18, 2008 2:35 pm

    I ran across your blog recently and have never heard of Library Thing.  Being a bibliophile, I was glad to hear of this resource.  Thanks!

  12. laketrees (1 comments) July 27, 2008 10:07 pm

    you have a very informative and professional blog here Jodith…
    I wish you every success…
    Kim aka laketrees

    laketrees’s last blog post..and the winner is…

  13. Jodith (189 comments) July 28, 2008 7:41 am

    Thanks, Kim.

    I’m just happy things have calmed down enough for me to take up blogging again.  Between work, a wedding, and an injured dachshund, my time hasn’t been my own the last couple of months.

  14. bonoriau (1 comments) August 24, 2008 9:47 pm

    thanks for dropping by and leave brilliant comment at my blog (bonoriau). I’m really appreciate all the good comments. This will really improve my blogging.

  15. Tom Volkar / Delightful Work (1 comments) November 7, 2008 5:07 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Have you ever thought about going out on your own as a virtual assistant? Since you’ve visited my blog you know I’m big on the freedom of self-employment!

  16. Jodith (189 comments) November 7, 2008 7:04 pm

    Hi, Tom! Thanks for stopping by.

    Actually, I have thought about going out on my own, but I’m the kind of person who likes the security of a regular pay check and health insurance. So, until we get nationalized health insurance, I’ll have to stay a clock puncher.

  17. Bihter (1 comments) November 10, 2008 12:35 pm

    Hi Jodith,

    I’ve been doing some additional research on the author, Chris Flett, that I talked about on the e-mail that I sent to you last week. His company is “GhostCEO” (www.GhostCEO.com) and his book is a bestseller. I found it on Amazon here. Anyway, he was in the NY Times last Sunday under the “Career Couch” and he makes reference to women’s blogs like yours so I thought you might like to connect. I’d like to see you interview him and see what he’s all about. I saw on another blog he was a guest blogger. His email is: chris@ghostceo.com

    Best wishes,


  18. Lebo Moloi (1 comments) November 13, 2008 6:51 am


    Im Lebo new in this industry actually it is my first job as a receptionist but so greatfull for your tips, I can proudly say im doing well in my job through your help and still want to improve and go further.

  19. Jodith (189 comments) November 14, 2008 12:05 pm

    Welcome, Lebo. I’m so glad your first job is going well and that my site has been some help for you! Thanks so much for leaving a comment to tell me!


  20. eastcoastlife (1 comments) November 16, 2008 7:36 am

    Just stopping by, found an interesting blog. Keep it up!

  21. Jodith (189 comments) November 17, 2008 1:03 pm

    Thanks for the stop by. I hope you came back again soon!

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