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Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration

By: Guest | July 14, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Marijean Jaggers. I’m not a person who gets writer’s (or blogger’s) block. The challenge of writing daily, however, sometimes leaves me less than enthusiastic about the content I’m creating. Hey, we all get a little stuck for fresh ideas every once in a while, right? I’ve been paying attention to what gets my synapses firing again when it all gets [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Should I Have Multiple Twitter Accounts?

By: Gini Dietrich | July 14, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!) and we have two questions that are pretty similar in nature. So, no pun intended (which you’ll understand when you watch the video), I’m going to kill two birds with one stone. My IRL BFF, Carlos Cruz, asks, “What’s your opinion, should you have just one twitter account? Or one personal and another professional?” And Hansjörg Leichsenring [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

The Mars and Venus Guide of Online Communication

By: Arment Dietrich | July 13, 2011 | 
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Warning: This post is loaded with rash generalizations and stereotypes. Just to tick you off (John Falchetto). And it’s written by Lisa Gerber. My husband was telling me a story the other day and I, having the curious mind of the female gender, inquired for further detail. He, of course, was unable to provide the requested detail. His response? “I don’t know. Dudes don’t ask that.” I [&hellip... Read More
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Communication Lessons from News of the World

By: Gini Dietrich | July 13, 2011 | 
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When I was a kid, I remember my dad coming home from work and telling my mom he’d had to fire someone. I very vividly remember the image it conjured in my head. MY dad had set some poor man on fire! What about his family? What about MY family? Was my dad going to go to jail? Isn’t setting a person on fire murder? At [&hellip... Read More
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Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

By: Guest | July 12, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Joey Strawn. What if I told you that you were approaching gamification all wrong? More than likely I’d be greeted with one of two answers: 1. What’s gamification? 2. Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! For those unfamiliar with the term, Lisa Gerber wrote a great post called “Game Mechanics and Its Effect on Marketing” that you should definitely read (or re-read)... Read More
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Working On Your Business, Not In It

By: Gini Dietrich | July 12, 2011 | 
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Up at 5 a.m. Check email, Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn groups and discussions, text messages, blog traffic, web traffic, and PostRank analytics all while brushing your teeth and feeding kids or pets. Make time to exercise, do some writing, get ready for work. Work a full day. Rush home to make and have dinner with your family. Check email, Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn groups and discussions, text messages, blog traffic, web [&hellip... Read More
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Take Your Blog to the Next Level. With Style.

By: Arment Dietrich | July 11, 2011 | 
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  This afternoon’s post is a slight diversion from our typical schedule. We wanted to share with you the importance of blog styling and how you can learn more about it this week. How many times have you landed on a blog post that was made up of nothing but large blocks of text on your screen? What happened? Did you read on or simply glance [&hellip... Read More
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Prom Queen or Prom Geek?

By: Gini Dietrich | July 11, 2011 | 
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Something weird is happening: We’re the pretty girl who isn’t getting invited to Prom because everyone assumes she’s already been asked. In the past month, I have had three different people ask me if I can recommend a PR/digital firm. With all three I asked more about their needs (because I assumed they already disqualified us) only to realize we’d be a perfect fit for them. [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: History-Making Events

By: Gini Dietrich | July 8, 2011 | 
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Happy Friday! For those of us in the U.S. it really should be Thursday. I love short weeks! So it’s been a week since Google+ launched and it’s starting to grow on me. I still have NO idea how I’m going to organize my Circles, but I’ve been using the stream and I like how clean and easy to navigate it is. I’m starting to see [&hellip... Read More