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@Jule Phelps You really can't control the muse! You just have to ride it.
I see your point here Jule. There is something about rituals that can kick start our creativity.
When they become habit, it has an almost anticipatory effect. Because you sit in the same chair, or you grab that first cup of coffee in the same mug, or you use the same pen, it can be like instant inspiration.
I do, I actually keep a special pen for when I am working. I only use it in my notebook that I write my rough drafts in.
1 month ago on 12 Most Well-Versed Opinions on Creative Flow from Brilliant Writers
i am a comment. first!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the Queen and Jack
oh, I don't have words right now for this., but this is the best thing to wake up to ever! Thank you so much Jayme!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: What Is Silver Is Gold
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @susansilver Not only do I play D&D, I run the community for a magazine whose content is about Tabletop RPGs. That is where I have disappeared too.
I have just been on hiatus as I figure out how to handle my daily duties and keep up the creative mojo.
5 months, 1 week ago on E-Book Pricing Help Needed!
I say, price it such that you won't cry when your pay check turns up! Okay, that is a little silly :)
I would say at over 80 pages and clear examples you need to be in the upper range. You might start by calculating your time in the project like you would with a client. What would you have been paid for that time? That should give you an idea of what you want to make from your sales.
Another thought, It might be more important to figure out what your absolute minimum is and then scale up.
I am voting for $22, I know you rock it
Kate, you are making a brilliant point here that I hope people don't miss. Introverts and extroverts just need to accept themselves! Bam, no superiority or inferiority implied.
I was thinking recently about how I experience life first as a deep feeler. The thought then came into my head that I bet there are plenty of people who are deep thinkers. You would think this would lead to lots of miscommunication, right? But truthfully, it depends on how willing you are to bend to see another person's point of view. It isn't always easy. And it won't always be appropriate. But it is possible.
Same with extroverts and introverts. We should recognize that there is a little bit of ourselves in each other. If we can honor that it will be easier to work with each other without so much need to argue over the way we get things done.
7 months ago on 12 Most Absurd Debates Between Extroverts and Introverts
Hessie! I was just talking about this on my blog this week. I also choose a Star Trek featured image. I am really glad that you are talking about this! The section on social data re-affirms that we need people that know how to interpret data on our teams! I refer to it as telepathy, based on real actions and not just words. We can link what people say to their actual purchase intent.
There are so many battles to be fought here though. Privacy issues being #1. Then of course it is the need for data analysts properly trained. Issues with adding more variables which can lend itself to greater confusion . Lastly, we have to be very clear and precise about what we are looking for in the data . Sometimes the hardest part is just knowing what question to ask. I think we should be having a much louder debate as marketers about not just the pros, but the cons and pitfalls of big data.I also agree with the comment on SEO. That is a post in itself and I won't bother with all my thoughts in a comment box. It couldn't hold them all!
7 months, 1 week ago on Big Data Will Change Advertising Forever
I just started using Pinterest for the magazine I work for. It was a brilliant move! I love this idea of trying content out there first. People seem to have a lot of opinons over there! But I love it :) As a CM nothing is better than driving conversations!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Management Tips for Social Media
Jayme, love your advice here. Your greatest critics cam become your greatest supporters! If you listen to them, but why wouldn't you. I am big fan of feedback good or bad because it tells you what matters to people. What they have a passion about.
If someone speaks up about you, even to criticize, it means they are actually invested in what you do. Siclence can be deafening.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media, Girls And Corporate America
@ChristineSteffensen I think there is a freedom in being on your own. Like Tim Gun says, "Make it Work!". Use the resources you have on hand and use them to your best advantage.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Powerful Aspects of Small Bloggers
@CassiS Yes! I know how this goes. How do you draw any interest when you are just starting. I remember my very first blog was about public transportation. There was no interest. I had 8 people following me and they were all friends and family!
My advice would to be just review the products that you really love or dislike. If you become known for giving honest feedback and opinions you will get on the radar of companies and sponsorships might even come in for you. Twitter is a great tool for reaching out to brands. Community managers are very receptive to public opinion. I know because that is my job!
@cloud phone This is very true.
@lisabuben290 Thanks Lisa, this one is older than I would like. I hope to get back on a regular writing schedule. I have created a freelance schedule and set some clear boundaries. Crossing my fingers that I will be able to get back into the groove of things.
@Frederik De Wachter Thanks for letting us know. I will tried to get that fixed. The URL should be http:/12most.com/2013/05/13/ways-to-curate-awesome-content/
8 months ago on 12 Most Willful Social Media Strategy Tips for the Underdog
I am so glad to have been part of this! Thank you!
8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: 24 #RockHot Guest Authors
@biggreenpen Yes, I do agree that if you are going to say that you are posting weekly than do it! I have had to back down on consistency though to pursue other opportunities. I think the main point is to publish on a schedule such that you don't feel as if you are lowering your standards just to get a post out. I think that is a dangerous trap to fall into!
8 months, 1 week ago on 12 Most Powerful Aspects of Small Bloggers
@rosemaryoneillThank you Rosemary. If you haven't yet check out the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. They were great reads and obviously they have influenced me in some ways
Oh Jayme, I can't believe I missed this. Thank you so much for the shout out. Since my last post on Evernote, I've started using it for just about everything life throws at me.
I totally understand the app challenge. I just got a smart phone a few weeks ago. The thing drives me nuts. I am not always sure that a mobile app is any better than the web experience. It is just different. I hate reading email on my phone, but Twitter and Facebook are more enjoyable.
I would say, don't follow the crowd but your own heart. If the goal is to reduce time than learning something new may not be better. You have to weigh how useful you think it will be or trust your instincts that it will improve your experience. That is how I make decisions at least.
8 months, 1 week ago on I Am App Challenged
@biggreenpen Thanks :) I always have a hard time with comments because sometimes I feel that I have nothing to add. One thing that I have done, to encourage comments, is to leave some things out. I find that if you over explain a topic that you don't give anyone room to add their own thoughts! Less is sometimes more, especially for building a strong community.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Willful Social Media Strategy Tips for the Underdog
@PaulBiedermann Thank you Paul for your hard work and effort that you put into the website. Just saw it from my smart phone the other day :) You have every aspect tackled for our readers!
I am always grateful that I got involved with you crazy kids ;)
9 months ago on 12 Most Lasting Lessons I Learned from Other 12 Most Writers