Former ad agency partner and award-winning copywriter, now focusing on Inbound Marketing and development of strategic messages Twitter: @barrettrossie
I'm irritated with Facebook. I find the scheduling feature consistently buggy — I schedule updates for 3 hours ahead, and it tells me it can't schedule it because sharing updates must be "10 minutes into the future." This happens constantly. (Maybe I'm getting what I pay for?)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Problem with Scheduling Posts on Facebook and Twitter
@JenKaneCo Do you have any dictation software recommendations?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Mobile Blogging Experience
Way to go Brian. NEXT TIME... think of how much easier it will be!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Pretty Darn Cool
I think it's a great plan, as long as you have inventory sitting around and collecting dust! This is all very exciting Brian, I appreciate that you're giving the public a look behind the curtain.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on How to Profit by Giving Away Your Product
Nice find, Ms. Soulati. I haven't worked on annual reports for years, but I always thought of them as a great opportunity for creativity. Sometimes creativity is means "let's have a blast," and other times it means black tie. It's hard to have fun with clients who take themselves too seriously. (Note: There's a difference between taking your job seriously and taking yourself seriously.) I bet anything the Southwest Airlines annual reports have been pretty stellar (and fun) over the years,
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Using Comics In Annual Reports To Cut Clutter
Tough one. It's hard, but not impossible to raise prices once you've trained people to buy low. But it can be done. Im not a big fiction buyer, and very rarely a buyer of new fiction. I'm really disappointed so many people want nearly as mush for their Kindle version as their printed version. What's the sense in that?
I do think the 4.99 - 6.99 range is reasonable. Promotional schemes aside, I think that's the real price. But then I'm a cheap bastard. I don't even go to movies any more, unless the involve orcs and wizards.
1 month ago on Value vs. the Preceived Value...A Grudge Match
@extremelyavg -- what @bdorman264 said.
1 month ago on Writing Blurbs Sucks
@ExtremelyAvg My blog is at your command. Funny, I've had two serious requests from interesting people to guest blog in two days. This gets me out of blogging for another month. :-)
1 month ago on Geoff Livingston's Idea
I think it's a great idea and you have full access to my blog... but frankly, I think you can find one with a bigger audience. :-) (I'm kinda the anti-Geoff Livingston, as far as followers go!)
1 month, 1 week ago on Geoff Livingston's Idea
@bdorman264 @rdopping ... just hope the choices aren't True or False.
1 month, 1 week ago on QOTW 2013: Week 15: What do you expect to gain if you are indecisive?
@AlaskaChickBlog @rdopping My favorite Emerson quote is perfect for modern business: "What you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." Kinda like he was sick of TV commercials back in the 1840s.
Sometimes you just have to get the crud out of your system and onto paper. You can always throw it away, but if you don't get started...
1 month, 1 week ago on When the Words Don’t Come Easily
1 month, 1 week ago on BIG Announcement: Meet KateUpdates.com!
Life itself would be impossible in our house, with our four kitties, without the mighty Furminator!
1 month, 1 week ago on The Friday Blogging Experience: Is This Thing Real??
PS- I bet linking to the ch1 is a pain, isn't it? You could do it by linking the page to an image -- such as the "cover art" image of the book & eyeglasses. Or another one made for that purpose. In WP, I think you can specify a link for an image in your media library. A little work now, save a lot of time later.
1 month, 1 week ago on Killing Hemingway Ch 14 pt 1
What a lovely new thread. Do you already know enough about India and Indians to add these characters, or do you have to do some homework?
@KDillabough >> me too!
1 month, 1 week ago on Preparing for Launch
Google Alerts seems to be less and less useful -- that is, it misses so much. I wonder if this is intentional? Anyway, thanks for all the good stuff here Gini.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lots of Changes at Google: What it Means for You
Wonderful stuff Mr. Dopping. Listening is something everyone can work on. Going one step further: I think you can actually train yourself to be more interested in what others are telling you, which leads to better listening and learning a whole more about all kinds of things.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on QOTW 2013: Week 14: Pay attention! I am only going to tell you this once.
Very cool stuff Ken. Thanks!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 6 Ways to use Google Trends for Your Business