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5 months, 2 weeks ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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I wish I could join one of these clubs! 

I love writing fiction (even though I'm not very good at it.) I actually wrote a blog post once on how writing fiction helps me improve my marketing writing.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Fiction, Write Club, and Content Creation

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These are great points and I agree with all of them. I hadn't thought it out like this, but I *tried* to include all of this when I re-wrote our About Us page a couple of months ago.

I made some of the same points in this round-up post where I collected tips for and examples of About Us pages. http://markitty.com/blog/marketing-reading-about-us/ Now I'm trying to decide whether to edit that post to add yours or do a follow-up. :)

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Who Are You? How to Craft a Killer About Us Page

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@lizreusswig I actually wrote that on my Twitter bio back when I had a job and felt like I was getting paid for putting things off! Now I'm not getting paid for putting things off. :p

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@LauraPetrolino Ooh, that's like my different-notebooks-for-everything! Glad to meet you, Laura!

Re: the last FF of September -- You know what's even better? It was my birthday a few days ago. Thanks for the belated birthday gift, @ginidietrich!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@aimeelwest Ooh, different colored pens for different ideas is something I need to start doing!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@aimeelwest I'm late here, but thank you! And I love it when that happens -- when I come across something I'd written before and reread it and it doesn't make me cringe (because it so often does).

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@KateNolan Thank you, thank you! So glad to know there are more like me :)

And hey, Deep Thought Notebooks are essential. And maybe creative fiction notebooks. And journal notebooks? Apart from all the work notebooks, of course!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@biggreenpen Thanks :)

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@jasonkonopinski Thank you, and hello!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@JoeCardillo Thank you :)

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@Word Ninja Thank you!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@LSSocialEngage Oh wow, glad to hear that. Let me know if you make it here!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@Howie Goldfarb Hi again, Howie!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@jolynndeal Wow, thanks so much, Jo Lynn. I'm very flattered!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Nice to meet you, Joshua!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@susancellura Thanks very much!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@Matt_Cerms Actually, it's ten notebooks... I didn't know it was that bad until I counted them for the post!

http://spinsucks.com/entrepreneur/why-paper-is-still-my-favorite-productivity-tool/ 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@RobBiesenbach I'm okay with Notebook Girl if I get superpowers. :)

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@yvettepistorio Thanks Yvette!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@belllindsay Aw, thank you!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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OMIGOD. omigod omigod omigod

Thank you SO much, Gini. I don't even know what to say, I'm so flattered!

Hey again, gang! *waves at comment section*

11 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Unmana Datta

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@crestodina That's a fun post! Wait -- physics or chemistry? (Can you tell I suck at science?)

And thanks for the encouragement -- coming from you, that means a lot! 

11 months, 4 weeks ago on 23 Questions to Inspire Your Content

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@crestodina Well, I wrote this once, but yours seems to be much more useful! http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/10-easy-ways-to-find-blog-post-topics.html

Oh wait, you commented on that one :p

11 months, 4 weeks ago on 23 Questions to Inspire Your Content

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Omigod, these are awesome. I'm going to send this to my clients!

11 months, 4 weeks ago on 23 Questions to Inspire Your Content

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This is great. I think I need to dig through all your posts and then go work on my site. :)

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Internal Linking: 9 Best Practices for SEO and Internal Links

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@Kelly Glass Thanks so much for commenting, Kelly. I'm sorry if I ever scoffed at your not-digital habits -- I've found paper so much easier to use in some ways.

(Though I admit, ten notebooks is a bit too much.)

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@rosemaryoneill @LSSocialEngage @yvettepistorio That's why I have a separate notebook to write down what I've completed. B-)

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Ali_Davies I try writing out blog posts or short fiction in long hand sometimes, but mostly it seems too much work.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@belllindsay YES. Much as I try to delude myself, I still learn this way. Must be all the homework in school. :-/

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@pshapiro ARE YOU SAYING WE'RE OLD?



Seriously,  I used to feel like that a few years ago, until I started using paper again, and it's been liberating. (It's smarter to go digital, frankly, you can find your own notes. But if they are digital, I don't look for them!)

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Julia Stewart I actually don't use post-it notes that often. I suspect it's because when i start making a list, it soon becomes too long to fit on a post-it.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Arment Dietrich, Inc. We should start an association of paper-people.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Tinu WHAT? I envy you. :(

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@susancellura In that photo in the post, the little purple notebook with the white peacock on it is what I carry in my purse if I can't fit in anything else.

I review books for this site once in a while, and love getting the paper books, especially hardcover books. That gets me through even if I don't love the book (because now I have to read it, since I'm supposed to review it!)

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@RobBiesenbach That's a lovely story! I think you need more notebooks! @Word Ninja @Lara Wellman 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Word Ninja I strongly believe that. That's why I'm an obsessive note-taker. I might not look at those notes later, but just writing down what strikes me as important helps me remember it.  @Lara Wellman 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Lara Wellman Glad more people feel the same way. :) I do think I "process information differently when I write it out by hand," as you say. I rarely write blog posts on paper because I have to type them out again later, but when I do, I feel words flow more easily when I'm writing. 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@RebeccaTodd I might start doing that. Though I have been known to yell, "DONE!" @CommProSuzi @LSSocialEngage @yvettepistorio 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@yvettepistorio OF COURSE you need a new notebook for each client! Go buy them!

I approach buying stationery with great enthusiasm, as you can see.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@LSSocialEngage Oh yes, I'm not anti-tech by any means. In fact, for a few years I had all my lists online, and then realized I didn't much look at them again after making them. Making a paper list and leaving it right on my desk in plain sight works so much better for me.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@CommProSuzi "Com'n some ideas require a whole page! How is that one lone page in my day planner helpful at that point?!)" I know, right? I started taking notes on this calendar/planner and then found I made it ugly by scribbling all over it, so I went back to my notebooks. 

So glad you feel the same way! My team don't understand "all my notebooks" and look at me weird when I hand them a paper note. ("What? I wrote it down so it's easier to remember! What do you mean email?")

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@RobBiesenbach By the way, those *are* my notebooks in the picture. I think a couple are missing in there.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@RebeccaTodd Yes, that's one thing that is great about taking notes on a device: much easier to share! And you don't have to type up everything afterwards. 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Word Ninja "I let my thoughts spill out over the page, draw arrows, cross out and enjoy all those tactile sensations we miss out on when we're at the computer. " Exactly. It's so much easier to express your thoughts on paper.

I like using pencils, but I'm too lazy to keep them sharpened, so I keep a bunch of pens instead.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@Saqib101 "Maybe it is that while I am on the computer I may be tempted to search other stuff": that's exactly it with me. If I'm on my computer, I'll keep going off to look at my email or Twitter. Paper makes it much easier to focus. 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@dave_link Exactly! Nothing beats the flexibility of paper! 

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@dbvickery Oh, but I much prefer Kindle books! I do sometimes feel I get my ideas down better on paper. 

One app I use on the iPad though, is iA Writer, for blog posts where I'm not using a lot of links and references. It's very distraction-free.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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@RobBiesenbach I have my notebooks, you have all those lists! :) 20 years? Wow.

12 months ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

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