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Most people don't realize that just because a book has been picked up by a publisher doesn't mean that the publisher will actually promote the book. It's up to the author to not only pay for it but do all the work. This has ushered in the rise of self-publishing. Either way, it's really hard work.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The BS-Free Guide to Writing a Business Book (now with more bacon)
Wow! That's inspiring. I'm working on launching my new business and already have my first client. So, I'm juggling doing work for that person and getting my new website up and running, etc., etc., etc. You've got to take care of business at home otherwise all the other stuff falls apart.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Bitch Slap: Be Your First Client Every Day
This made me laugh. I think you're spot on. We all need to take a collective breath and stop trying so hard to be liked.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Two Things You Need for a Personal Brand
Since I'm up on creating these kinds of images and working within Facebook, I've been able to update my cover photo nicely and add a couple of tabs. This is too time consuming and overwhelming for all the small businesses that already don't know what to post. It is becoming less small business friendly.
1 year, 2 months ago on 14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business
Good for you. Sometimes we forget how fulfilling it can be to take home a paycheck. I've started doing a little bit of freelance stuff and just getting even a tiny check is so nice. Good luck and have fun!
1 year, 3 months ago on Sunday Confessional 2/19/2012
Great post. I've been tackling these issues for the the past few months. It's all about finding focus and remembering why you are doing this. Whether you blog just for fun or for a business there's going to be more enjoyment out of it if you have direction. I completely overhauled my site and moved it to WP. It forced me to make some decisions about where I wanted to go with the blog. I haven't figured it all out but I feel as though I'm in a better place to do it.
1 year, 3 months ago on What Has Your Blog Done For Me Lately? 11 Tips to Provide More Value!
I reluctantly got a page on Plus. After using it for a while, I've really come to like it. I've created a bit of a fan base on FB so have no interest in leaving that. While its been slow going finding followers on Plus, it has given me the opportunity to connect with some people I wouldn't have found otherwise. I agree it's not going away. We better get used to it.
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Google Plus Pages Should Make You Cranky But Can't Be Ignored
I completely agree. I always tell people not to put anything in print that you aren't prepared to be seen on the front page of the NY Times. Somehow some way something you write could get out to the broader world.
1 year, 3 months ago on Google Search Plus Your World: The Debate
I think it's going to stick around. I don't go on it all that often but it does appeal to the girl in us that loved pulling out photos from magazines and creating boards that we would hang in our rooms. It's not all that different than other bookmarking sites in theory but it is so much more visually appealing. That's what draws people and keeps them coming back.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends
This is one of my all time favorite salads. We make it all the time. I'm loving your site!
1 year, 3 months ago on Caprese or Sliced Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
I have no problem with swearing in general. I do it in real life and am not offended. But, I think with writing in general, I'd really rather not see it. It's funny because as a blogger I rarely ever swear in print but my second to last post I did use b.s. I even titled the post with it but used the silly asterisks to down play the swearing. Overall, I think it detracts from what I'm trying to say unless it feels as though it's really the spot on word for the situation. This is why I love comedians who don't swear and are incredibly funny. They don't need to try so hard because their material is already great.
1 year, 4 months ago on #womenwednesday The Cussing Game
Nice post. I just wrote a post the other day about Google+ and how much I like it. For as much as I don't want to integrate another social network into my daily interactions, now that I've used Plus I don't think it's going away. I think you are right about not putting all of one's eggs into the Facebook basket.
1 year, 4 months ago on Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus
Nice article. I agree on all points. I think one of the toughest things is figuring out exactly what content or combination of content to put out on social media. It's part science and part art.
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Definite Must-Dos For Your Social Media Marketing To Work