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.
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1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
My latest conversation: Journalism advice from a lead anchorman
1 year, 2 months 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.
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1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
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1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Wine Crossword 2: test your wine knowledge
Nah, that's a shame the video has been taken down.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
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1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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?
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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?
1 year, 2 months ago on Mailchimp, my new BFF