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Five Reasons I Lost Readers in 2010

By: Guest | January 26, 2011 | 
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This first ran on Dec. 30, but it was so close to the holidays and we like the topic so much, we wanted to re-run it so you don’t miss it. Michael Schechter is the digital marketing director for Honora Pearls, a monthly columnist for JCK Magazine, and the founder of Gen-Next Jewelers.  He also steals and shares your best ideas and quotes on his Tumblr [&hellip... Read More
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The Social Media Balance: How Do You Find It?

By: Guest | January 24, 2011 | 
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Tony Hastings is the man behind the Top 10 Blog. So what do I mean by balance? That really depends on your reasons for using social media and what your aims are with your blogging, tweeting, and ‘socialising’. To my mind there are three types of social media users and the concept of balance will be different for each group... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 21, 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | January 21, 2011 | 
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I’ve had one of those weeks that I thought, “It’s OK, Gin. Just get through the week and you can write the top five on the plane Friday morning.” But then the plane didn’t have WiFi and then I had a small fire to put out so now I’m writing this under serious pressure. Come on! I can do this! I have 20 minutes. With no [&hellip... Read More
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How Long is Too Long?

By: Guest | January 20, 2011 | 
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Ingrid Abboud aka ‘Griddy‘ is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. Get your mind out of the gutter people! I’m talking about posts and comments. Jeez! When the fabulous Aunt Gini (editor’s note: She calls me this because of the Christmas video with my nieces and nephew) asked me to guest post on Spin Sucks, I was ecstatic. But I’ll be honest [&hellip... Read More
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Guidelines for Working with Guest Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2011 | 
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Chris-Tia Tgin Donaldson asks Gini Dietrich on the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week, “What are your guidelines for working with guest bloggers? Do you still invite them to write? Do they mainly approach you? Do you require exclusivity for some period of time?” What we do/require is in my answer below (or click here from your reader). What are your guidelines... Read More
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Never Dedicate a Blog Post to Disagreeing with Someone

By: Guest | January 19, 2011 | 
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Editor’s note: I (Gini) asked Martyn Chamberlin to republish a blog post he wrote last week after I wrote about Chris Brogan’s bigger ear marketing advice. I’m a big believer in listening to all sides of a debate and opening our minds because, you never know, you might change your mind. At the very least, you’ll become more wise and understanding. As humans, we love a good [&hellip... Read More
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Living with the Pregnant Widow

By: Guest | January 17, 2011 | 
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Les McKeown is president and CEO of Predictable Success and occasional champion when playing Gini Dietrich in Words with Friends. The Russian poet Alexander Herzen wrote that after a revolution we are left with “not an heir, but a pregnant widow…a long night of chaos” in which the old is gone but the new has not yet arrived. Hello, I’m your client. Nice to meet you. Um…thanks, that’s [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 14, 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2011 | 
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Before I bring you the top five stories of the week, I want to wish a happy birthday to the best mom in the entire world…MINE! Happy birthday momma! I love you tons! And, while not on the list of the stories you should read if you missed them, this morning I was listening to the recap of Ted Williams’s visit with Dr. Phil. Have you [&hellip... Read More