I am a writer, marketer, storyteller, friend and father. Which of those "titles" comes first is entirely dependent on the time and place.
Huh, can't edit after we post can we?
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I am very intrigued. I still think much of the "problem" lies in the conversations we have on FB, G+, Twitter and blogs.
4 minutes ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
I am in a Walter Mitty sort of mood. These are cool.
3 hours, 28 minutes ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
Video is really powerful, but sometimes I think they are too polished.
3 days ago on Recycle Existing Content with These Four Tips
It always makes me think of Mr. French, Buffy, Jody and Uncle Bill. Damn, I watched too much television as a kid.
There is significant difference between memorizing and knowing your material.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Rehearse Your Speech, Early and Often
@RobBiesenbach Hi Rob. I suspect many people have similar stories. There are always so many little details involved in blogging I think things like homepages are often left behind but with intent to revisit.
4 days, 1 hour ago on What Makes A Good ‘About Me’ Page?
@athomedadmatters Thank you sir. There are lots of people who will gladly take your money to help build a page, but I bet you'll find just as many within our group who will help for free.
4 days, 2 hours ago on What Makes A Good ‘About Me’ Page?
I have a few videos of my daughter at 4 singing just like that, was cute. But I am still going to send you a 87 pound squirrel. ;)
6 days, 1 hour ago on Gin and Topics: Self-Deprecating Workout and Twins Sing “Let it Go”
@belllindsay Stop dragging my heart around.
6 days, 2 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
@Lori That is so true. The words from childhood can remain years later.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Choose Your Words With Care
Why are there no Tom Petty references? Is this the real LB we are talking to? Hello, hello, is this thing on?
6 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
@timbo19731 Hi Tim. I am a fan of active comment sections that ask hard questions in a civil way. I appreciate seeing a dialogue and not a bunch of sycophantic rubbish.
Sounds like you are too.
6 days, 14 hours ago on How Not To Respond To Comments
Sometimes Lori my favorite response to that question is I am me and you are not and we are both happier for it.
It is not said sarcastically or with any snark either.
1 week ago on Do You Know Who You Are?
@StartYourNovel Hi John, you are right we are the system and we have more control and power to influence things than people realize.
I loved the movie and truthfully am not real worried for my children and their imagination but others, well I don't know. I run into a lot of sheep these days.
1 week ago on 13 Shocking Examples: How Captain America Is Hurting Our Children
@Craig McBreen I'd be very curious to see what you came up with.
1 week, 1 day ago on Why Marketers Should Write Fiction
Writing fiction is a good business exercise for marketers but I am biased because I love to write and I do quite a bit of it.
One of my closest friends died when we were 29, brain cancer. My daughter asked about him recently because if you look at my pictures from age 13 up to 29 he is a constant presence.
And then he isn't/wasn't.
Legacies can be important but sometimes I wonder if we would do better collectively if we all made a point to try to do "one good thing" regardless of whether it was for someone we knew or not.
1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?
@timbo19731 Hi Tim,
Yeah, I know Hostgator because that is who I was with. I don't know why things went astray with them but they did and I didn't get any real help from them which is part of why I moved.
That conversation about plugins is what made me go mad because I did as they asked and months went by before a new problem came and they told me it was the "old one."
Anyway, I am with Synthesis now and thus far it has been great.
1 week, 3 days ago on Treachery on the High Seas Of Web Hosting & Social Media
1 week, 5 days ago on Do You Give a Little Love?
Growing up in LA it is not unusual for me to pass people on the street without saying anything or looking at them. That is not to say I won't smile or say hello but sometimes it is just habit.
1 week, 6 days ago on Do You Give a Little Love?
@creativeoncall Hi Chuck. There is merit in learning how to think and how to create first before they take business courses.
Some people believe you are born with creativity and that if you don't have it you never will but I am not one of them. It is something that can be developed but that is probably a topic for a separate post.
1 week, 6 days ago on Why Marketers Should Write Fiction
@RobBiesenbach It makes me crazy sometimes to see what people try to pass off as "business storytelling."
Sometimes I read material and wonder how many people read it before publication because it feels like it was mailed in.
2 weeks ago on Why Marketers Should Write Fiction
@KDillabough Thanks. I have to blog about the hosting debacle that led to this change.
Growing up and spending the majority of my life in Los Angeles means I don't think of winter as a time when colors disappear or think about a season for fruits/vegetables.
They exist year round for us, but I always appreciate the way some of them jump out, like in your pictures.
2 weeks ago on Temptation And Strawberry Delight
2 weeks ago on What’s Happening With @Soulati?
@wonderoftech I think too many people suppress their feelings when they should be paying attention to them.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Do You Run From Your Feelings?
@KyleAkerman I don't think we agree on this. Copyblogger isn't a personal blog.
They are marketing, selling and promoting products/services and part of how they built their reputation was by providing a comment section for two way communication.
If they hadn't had a comment section would they have reached this moment in time?
I don't think so. The comment section allowed that dialogue and helped them build credibility and that was the springboard.
3 weeks ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments
@stevenmcoyle If you are trying to build community a comment section is one of the best tools at your disposal.
I have had the same response to this from the moment I heard it--nonsense. Comments aren't currency but they are a significant part of how you build community.
I don't invite people into my house and tell them they are not allowed to speak because I am going to give a monologue.
I suspect our public speaking mirrors writing in that we often fight the internal editor inside that says no one will like our words so it makes perfect sense to apply that to verbal communication too.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 5 Advanced Public Speaking Tips from a Master
As a father I can't imagine having the balls to do something like that for my kids. Maybe if I was an agent/manager and they were an athlete/performer but aside from that, what the....
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Lean into Office Politics: Why You Should Control Your Own Destiny
@LauraPetrolino I used to have a similar belief. Work hard, be useful, friendly and easy to get along with and you'll be guaranteed a raise/promotion etc.
It is smart practice but I am not convinced it leads to some of the opportunities we sometimes want.
Some managers manage with their heads down and don't see what is going on unless it is pointed out to them, Some don't think of making any changes unless it is pointed out.
That is not always because they don't like you or think you don't deserve it but they are lost in their world and it doesn't occur to them to do anything for their team, individually or collectively.
4 weeks ago on Lean into Office Politics: Why You Should Control Your Own Destiny
@RobBiesenbach I had this conversation with a younger relative recently and we went over the difference between showing you have earned it and believing you are entitled to it just because someone else got it.
G+ is a good place for engagement too. SEO benefits aside,you can have some great interaction there.
1 month ago on Tips to Plan, Research, Write, and Publish Your Content
@ClayMorgan @biggreenpenPeeps purists huh. I can see that, especially because I am a bagel purist.
1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!