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Great article. it is kind of a "work around" for writer's block. :) A variation might be to have a friend ask you these questions and record your verbal answers. Then transcribe and add your own flavor to the conversation.
proTIP: start on paper. Pen & Paper. it's easy to get lost in the interwebs while trying to write, so unplug.
2 years, 4 months ago on How To Write When You Have No Ideas and No Time
Awesome advice, Nick. Scheduling time to relax sounds silly at first, but the payoff is a better quality of life (and work!) I enjoy walking aimlessly. It clears my mind and encourages healthy circulation.
Have you ever read Ray Bradbury's "The Pedestrian"?
2 years, 7 months ago on 5 Tips For Powering Up Your Creative Energy
#5: background color A/B split testing made me lol. "You know you're a marketing nerd when... "
2 years, 7 months ago on Perfect Profile Pictures: 9 tips, plus some research
Great overview of these content management systems. I find Mighty-site to be very easy to work with. It's simple to train marketing people on how to update text and images (thanks to TinyMCE) and the security of proprietary code shouldn't be underestimated.
However, if a small business doesn't have the budget for a high-end Orbit design, WordPress is a fantastic option. some hosts even offer a 1 button install for WP. This means a site can be built in a matter of hours. If the requirements are a simple site, then why reinvent the wheel?
2 years, 7 months ago on A Tale of 3 Content Management Systems
Great idea, Lauren. "Keep it conversational" is a helpful reminder. Sometimes techies forget that we are writing for readers and not spiders.
2 years, 7 months ago on Ten Blogging Rules: A Blogger’s Doctrine
@orbiteers Yes, ma'am! :)
2 years, 7 months ago on Google+ 15-Minute Jumpstart Guide
@orbiteers Hi Amanda! I got side-tracked with the humongous list of public circles to add. After getting about half way down the spreadsheet, Google kindly let me know that I reached my daily limit of circles and I can add more tomorrow. lol
Time to see how to get that facebook + google firefox extension to work...
Thanks for the tip on Google + Facebook. I'm going to set that up now.