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The Three Things, Edition 2

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2012 | 
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Welcome to the second edition of The Three Things! We had a fairly decent first edition last week so we’re moving on to week two. I’m using the same image as last week because I think it’s hilarious and because Shrek (am I allowed to publicly call you that?), Howie, and I don’t yet have a photo together. If you are a Spin Sucks subscriber, this [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: The Hexaflexagon and the Most Adorable Boy

By: Gini Dietrich | October 5, 2012 | 
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I think winter arrived in Chicago overnight. When I went to bed last night, it was in the upper 60s. When I woke up this morning, it was so cold, Jack Bauer was snuggled up as close as he could get to me, under the blankets! Neither one of us wanted to get out bed. Guess that means it’s time to get out the flannel sheets! [&hellip... Read More
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Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

By: Guest | October 4, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Jayme Soulati  If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Would you love every minute of it and revel in your success? Or would it suck the joy out of it for you? Let’s back up…when you launched your blog, was it your goal to [&hellip... Read More
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On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

By: Guest | October 1, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Geoff Reiner.  I crashed my first wedding in my late teens. I was with my older cousin who was rather intoxicated. A few minutes after our grand entrance, we were kindly asked to leave. I crashed my second wedding a few years later. This time, I went alone. Let me rephrase – when I say I crashed weddings, I actually just [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things Edition 1

By: Gini Dietrich | September 30, 2012 | 
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One of my very favorite blog posts of the week is Six Links Worthy of Your Attention that Mitch Joel does with  Hugh McGuire and Alistair Croll every week. It typically has links I wouldn’t otherwise read because they’re outside my scope of work and personal passions. But I learn something every week and I appreciate the work these guys put behind each blog post. After [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: A New MySpace and a Toy Train in Space

By: Gini Dietrich | September 28, 2012 | 
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I am so excited! After 25 weeks (yes, more than six months) of back-to-back travel, I am home for 24 glorious days! If any of you want me to travel, pack, or drive anywhere in the next 24 days, the answer will categorically be no. Ken Mueller asked me what I’m going to do with all that extra time. As a matter of fact, I’m going [&hellip... Read More
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If This, Then That (IFTTT) Lets You Automate the Internet

By: Gini Dietrich | September 27, 2012 | 
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Alright. We’re going to let our nerds flag fly today. Yesterday, when I wrote about IFTTT and how Twitter is locking them out of their API, lots of you said, “What the heck is this tool?” I was super excited to hear this because I thought I was behind the eight ball on it and couldn’t talk about it. But you did not disappoint and now I get [&hellip... Read More
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As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

By: Gini Dietrich | September 26, 2012 | 
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It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I love Twitter. It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. These are people who refer business to us all the time and [&hellip... Read More