Reading, writing, weekends away and time spent with the family.
I'm slimming down some revenue streams this year as well. Too much too focus on, so I've decided to reevaluate what I need to focus on.
3 years ago on Into The Middle Of Things
I think you're right that PR has a perception problem. I do think that what PR is, and what it can do for your business, is great. But it's such a broad, multi faceted approach that the label PR doesn't do it justice.
3 years ago on Debate about PR Defined misses the point
My friend was the Chief Technical Officer of Moo. He joined when it was a startup but has since left for pastures new. I love their stuff, very clever.
3 years ago on Take Advantage of Events To Promote A Product
My sister has jumped in and changed her business page to Timeline, I can't say that I'm a massive fan myself. I didn't realise that we were all going to be forced to change at the end of the month. Time to take another look.
3 years ago on The New Facebook Business Timeline: Is There a First Mover Advantage?
Far too many people throw up a Facebook business page and think they are done. Even getting people to like your page doesn't mean a lot, it's how much engagement you are getting with your brand. However, if like PJ, you are getting more than 150 responses to each Facebook update then you are obviously doing something right.
3 years ago on (Video) King Arthur Flour Uses Facebook to Build Friendships
I think you're spot on with this. I worked incredibly hard for 7 years, but that was for my own business and the pay off was worth it. However, I have many other friends who work equally as hard, continue to do so, and aren't going anywhere. Just working hard won't get you where you want to be, you have to work hard on the right things.
3 years ago on Why "work hard" is the worst advice you will ever get
I've always found the legal system in the States rather strange with the split between Federal and State law. It is quite worrying the amount of laws you have on the statute books int he States and the amount of red tape that this entails.
3 years ago on Writer finds flaws in state’s legislative process
Costa Rica is definitely on my hit list. Great beaches, great surfing and not too expensive either.
3 years ago on Costa Rica - The Perfect Romantic Vacation Destination
If there is one thing I have found about wine is that the more you know the less you know. It's like opening up Pandora's box. I felt more comfortable in my wine ignorance stage than I do now having a very basic working knowledge about different grapes and regions.
3 years ago on Wine Crossword 2: test your wine knowledge
Nah, that's a shame the video has been taken down.
3 years ago on Kansas Students Rap Video - LOLz
A personal referral is always a good idea. I definitely agree that you should go to more than one agency for a proposal and don't sign anything long term until the agency has done some work for you.
3 years ago on How to find the RIGHT public relations firm and avoid a “cattle call”
Yup Pinterest is suddenly everywhere. But will I be using it, no. Between my website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter account there already isn't enough time in the day. I've ignored Google+, and I'll have to do the same for Pinterest.
3 years ago on It's True, You Should Be Using Pinterest
I can't wait for the latest offering by Pixar. Another sure hit that'll keep my kids amused for multiple viewings - and possibly even myself.
3 years ago on Bold New Move with Pixar's Brave
Everything is so cheap in the States compared to Europe. Not only have I never seen a pack of 48 batteries before but for $12 you could probably buy a pack of 4 batteries in my local shop.
3 years ago on Batteries on sale!!!
It looks like things are recovering well in the US now. Over in Europe we are precipitously close to a double dip recession, with no real pick up in the housing market yet.
3 years ago on Consumer Confidence, Case-Shiller Index
Wembly is such a great stadium, it wasn't the same not having it when it was being rebuilt.
3 years ago on The Return To That There Wembley
I think it's great all the online protests. It certainly raised a lot of awareness and seems to at least halted SOPA and PIPA for a while. What is the latest?
3 years ago on Tracking the SOPA Timeline & Reddit PAC
Those ideas are way better than some pan pipe mood music or whale song. Those types on tunes just do the opposite and wind me up. I'd chuck in some chill out house music like the Cafe Del Mar mixes.
3 years ago on The Sound Of Music
I think Roe is so right. The music industry is backwrads now. So much is packaged, reality show rubbish with no lasting appeal - if any. 1 or 2 albums and then they are replaced. Think of the Beetles, they did years and years of gigging before they made it. And it's doing the gigging that honed their art.
3 years ago on DIY Spirit Still Carries The Ataris
Cool t-shirt. Is that not the infamous Curious George monkey, from the cartoon of the same name?
3 years ago on Mailchimp, my new BFF
Mexican food in Europe is just not up to scratch. I've had some delicious Mexican food in Mexico and the States but over here it's just not the same.
3 years ago on EBX: Good to your stomach, your wallet...and your heart.
Yeah the bokeh effect is cool. I've not done much shooting with lighting myself, although I've assisted a bit. It's certainly one aspect of my photography that I need to work on.
3 years ago on Lighting Diagram - Christina
I am so behind with the whole Pinterest thing. It seems to have come out of nowhere and is now all over the web. I'm just not sure it's something I can manage to look into with a website, blog, twitter and facebook. Let alone Google+.
3 years ago on Pinterest Best Practices: 5 Signs You're Pinning It Wrong
I've read a lot of cvs in my time and have only interviewed a very small proportion of applicants. Make sure your cv is error free, well presented, short and relevant. I think the "So what?' question is a good one as it will have you focus on what is, and isn't, important.
3 years ago on So what? So what - your CV / Resume . . .
Congratulations. Getting your work featured in a magazine like that is a job well done.
3 years ago on Martha Stewart Wedding Appearance
Nicely put. People these days are in far too much of a rush. It would do everyone some good to slow down, enjoy and take stock.
3 years ago on Rethinking the Tortoise
Great action shot. Ball in mid air, earth scuffing up, great shot.
3 years ago on Lifestream Event
Don't underestimate the danger of this. I just had to clear my computer after some of my passwords got hacked by a keylogger. Luckily nothing too serious, but just because it hasn't happened to you doesn't mean it won't. Take preventative action.
3 years ago on The Dangers of Social Networking
Really nice stuff, I hope you get some inspiration from these. I love the ring and the second necklace.
3 years ago on geometric
Great advice. I've been working on my core all winter (it helps with snowboarding as well). Getting prepped for the summer season, can't wait to get back out there.
3 years ago on SURF WORKOUTS-POWER
I'm kind of surprised that it's the central banks that are buying all the gold. I thought gold had reached a peak and that I was perhaps too late to enter the market.
3 years ago on The Bankers Are Preparing for the Gold Standard - Are You?
I'm a massive fan of Suzanne Collins’. Can't wait to see the movies, I hope that they don't disappoint.
3 years ago on The Hunger Games to be Released in IMAX for One Week
Laos is such a beautiful place. I went to some pretty remote places, but nothing like what it sounds you did. I'm a pretty serious amateur photographer but I've never done much with a flash.
3 years ago on My friend Glen and flash photography
If you can infest people with your passion then that will be so rewarding. It's so much better to be something that you enjoy than something just for a paycheck.
3 years ago on Infesting a Passion
I think NIkon are really surging past Canon at the moment. A lot of my friends who are professional photographers have made the switch to Nikon because their sensors are just so much faster.
3 years ago on Nikon Launches New CoolPix L810, L26 & S30 Digital Cameras
There was some figure in Hello magazine about how much Kate had added to the British fashion market by wearing home grown brands and it was certainly over 1 billion. Anything she wears flies off the shelves.
3 years ago on Wardrobe Remix - Kate Middleton's Aquatalia Ankle Boots
I think at first a lot of companies did social media because everyone was doing it, but put no thought or heart into it. I think that is beginning to change and I think that your idea of measurable, behavioralized values and accountability for staff is a great way to encourage staff to engage but within a proper framework.
3 years ago on Three Ways to Change Your Culture to Invite Social Media Use
People do need help and advice to help with avoiding foreclosures. It can be an extremely stressful time and a lot of people aren't well informed. The banks are, at least in the UK, going a little easy on foreclosures. They know they won't get the money back from a quick fire sale so are better helping people refinance where possible.
3 years ago on Alternatives to Foreclosure
This makes a lot of sense. There's nothing like temptation having come out of detox. You may have all the best intentions but if you're surrounded by drugs and drug users then you chances of staying drug free will be greatly reduced.
3 years ago on Drug-Free Housing for Substance Abusers Leaving Detox Linked to Fewer Relapses
Great run down. I use Facebook and have a fan page for my business but I wouldn't describe myself as a power user. In fact I hadn't heard of or used ay open Graph Apps.
3 years ago on Facebook [Next Generation] Open Graph Apps
Yup got car and house insurance. Life insurance has always been one of those things that I just put off, that is until you end up leaving it too late. I'm pregnant with my first child so maybe this will spur me on.
3 years ago on Can You Insure Your Love?
I had no idea that silver was a by product of other processes. I had an image of it being dug out of the ground in great big lumps.
3 years ago on Silver And Gold: Trading The Ratio – Another Joe on Seeking Alpha
50 GB is a great offer. Far better than the 5GB offered with the iCloud.
3 years ago on Box 50 GB Promotion for Android users
I've been looking for the perfect magic button solution for online marketing. Thanks for the share....
3 years ago on Free Traffic System EXPOSED!
I live in France and Orange and get terrible broadband from them, their Livebox is a complete joke. Hopefully this will be a quality product, but I'll be waiting for feedback first.
3 years ago on Orange First to Deliver Exclusive New Smartphone to Europe, Powered by Intel Technology
Great stuff getting so many songs done this year. I think it's a fab idea to set aside some time like that just for one purpose. Great song and stay focused.
3 years ago on third time's a charm - FAWM!
Having the mixture pre prepared is such a time saver. I'm always so sleepy in the mornings and never seem to have enough time to get the kids prepared and off to school.
3 years ago on Lunchbox Recipe: Carrot and Pepper Sandwiches
I think it's ok to model yourself on other producers - to start with. But you have to come up with your own style, own voice.
3 years ago on Copying Other Producers Music
1 in 7 minutes are spent online on Facebook. They have a wealth of personal details. Your timeline may not be too far fetched...
3 years ago on The future of Facebook
Some common sense at last. Dogs aren't naturally vicious, it has more to do with their owners and how they train or mistreat their dogs. As you say, a good move for common sense.
3 years ago on Ohio Governor ends legislative discrimination