T. Shakirah Dawud
Pro copywriter, editor. Just ginger tea in AM. Family=007 biz weapon. Draft it all on paper. Share 3+ things about your biz! http://ht.ly/7Y1nj
Just like riding a bike. It's what I keep telling myself, too. Busy, as Erica says, in good ways and just plain life ways doesn't mean I've given up on it or devalued it--or you wonderful people, who've made it even worth considering!
My latest conversation: Copywriting That Respects Customers
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Eight Reasons Why Blogs Can’t Go Dormant
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Hi! Well, and yes, and I'm missing you too, and soon's I can. You're going to regret it. It's going to be a deluge of posts all published successively and you won't be able to read most of it. Backfill. And then I'll be back in rhythm.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Copywriting That Respects Customers
@MichWalkden Surely, but I can still see a silver lining in it from the brand's point of view. As it's formatted on the box, it's in column-excerpt format, kind of in blocks across the page. So much easier to read than what's copy-pasted here. The silver lining: you may not read it all in one sitting. That means the first time you have it sitting in front of you you'll read a snippet, the next day, another, and so on. Something fresh each time. Doesn't have to be this long to work, of course.
Ha--those expectations are too high for me right now, and that's just on that one point! I've plenty to say, just no time to say it at the moment, so I'm writing it down for later.
Oh, did you mention guest posts?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 20 Ways To Build Blog Community
@jasonkonopinski @Lisa Gerber You got me--I almost used that one instead!
8 months ago on For the Love of Language
Love your bio, Jelena. Your family and pets are probably a lot happier after Punctuate Proficiently, lol! Your work sound very exciting, and as @susansilver says, it's nice to hear from the people behind these online courses.
8 months ago on How Yahoo! Contributor Academy Built Free Educational Courses
Nodding along. I was exposed to a second language pretty early on in life as well, and it opened me to learn to speak and read two others as well. But it's strange, and I've blogged about it, how these new words like the ones you mentioned do make sense--they're not brand new coinages, they're usually mashups of old words to imply something new. It's fun and sometimes horrifying (PRketing, @soulati ?) to watch.
Oh, please count me in! I was just on Jason's saying I was scared to do it because of migration.
8 months ago on Contest Now Open: Win IT Help Migrating to Feedblitz
"...(ok, here’s a plug, close your eyes…like Jayme Soulati)." Laughed out loud. Really that time, like a "ha-ha-ha." Just burst out. Missed you, Jayme. Thanks for giving me more excuses for--sorry, arming me against--the side of me that whispers I may be missing out on something by not posting my rates.
8 months ago on 7 Reasons Why PR Should Not Share Hourly Rates
I read up on Feedblitz earlier this year and liked what I saw, but didn't feel the need because I was happy with Feedburner. Then I knew I'd have to do it when I read Danny Brown's post a while back that things are about to change. Put it off because the thought of migrating subscribers scared me. Needed the reminder and yes, October is here pretty much--so thank you, Jason. I'll have to get it over with tout de suite. Promise it's not too hard to do?
8 months ago on Goodbye, Feedburner (and why I’ve moved to Feedblitz)
@jasonkonopinski @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Thanks--was about to ask, too!
This story just gets curiouser and curiouser! Thank you for emailing him, Shonali. We all needed that.
My latest conversation: Friday Marketing Spotlight: Kemya Scott
9 months, 1 week ago on The Intern and the Executive Coach, Part II: Criminal
There's never been any question in my mind whether you've been working hard or hardly working, Erica. I think we all have a curve to get over when we start expanding business, so I count all the time and activity you took early on as your "revving-up" stage. Thank you for sharing your signs with us--we'll be on the look-out for them on our journeys, too--and congratulations!
9 months, 1 week ago on Hey Baby, What's Your Sign?
Lol, "in an adjectival sense." Good question at the end. But hey, Jayme, it got you talking, didn't it? The goal is always more readers for a magazine no matter how great it already is, and this was probably an experiment. We'll see whether they get to the mahogany table. If not, they'll probably try something else.
9 months, 1 week ago on More Fast Company Social Media Cover Story Disappointment
@jennwhinnem Ouch, lol! Thanks for calling attention to that, I think.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Should Everyone Learn Marketing Skills?
@jennwhinnem @New England Multimedia Hahaha!
@TheJackB Yes, what happens is we're making a surface argument that doesn't even scratch the real issue the other person is harboring, which most often in this case is that we're naive sheeple. If we can't prove that wrong (and we usually can't no matter what we do), we're not going to prove anything else.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Strangest Argument I’ve Ever Had On Social Media
@Craig McBreen @KenMueller I started on LinkedIn myself, and moved into Twitter from there. I have to say, my reason for joining Twitter--and later building a blog--wasn't because everyone was saying how great Twitter was for businesses, because back then people weren't raving about it the way they are now (at least not in my circles). My reason was the experience I had. I followed first people I knew from LinkedIn, and was pleased by the warm reception and the activity of the constantly changing stream of random things of interest going by me. When strangers began to follow me back and looked forward to saying hello, I felt less like an insignificant, silly little speck floating in the sea of tweets and more like I could at some point get the hang of this--even control of it. And I was hooked.
@MissKemya Always good to see you, and you can definitely take this as encouragement to keep 'em coming!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Friday Marketing Spotlight: Kemya Scott
Good grief. Leave the naming to the copywriters, at least... Anyway, as I tweeted, I could barely read the thing. That says "Stop. Go back to where you were ahead, because this ain't the spot" right there. And your argument needs to be written 50 times each by every member of the firm. Indeed.
My latest conversation: Did You Learn Writing The "Right" Way?
9 months, 3 weeks ago on In Social Media Chaos, Remember Traditional PR