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5 Ways Of Effective Blogging

I had to address this issue because as I get new people coming into my different social channels and especially my blog, I wanted to remind people how important blogging is to your personal brand online!     Here is a typical day on my blog: 200 spams 10 comments pending approval Moderating comments to […]

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Procrastination

The definition of “procrastination,” according to Wikipedia is this: “In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.”   Procrastination occurs frequently in the internet marketing world.  We start with […]

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5 WAYS TO ENGAGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

In a course I’m taking called “Social Midas” with Mari Smith and Guy Kawasaki , one of Mari’s quotes keeps running through my mind: “Content Is King, But Engagement Is Queen”.  And, she adds, “the Queen runs the house”. Engagement in the various Social Media platforms is so important if you want to develop good […]

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How To Leverage Your Blog Content

Your blog is the central hub of your internet presence and brand. As such, you need to spend quality time delivering quality information in your posts. But what is the best way to leverage your blog content?   Most of us write a blog, then send it out to all our social sites at the […]

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The Power Of Tribes

When it comes to “Tribes” there is a certain power being in one. According to Wikipedia, a “tribe” is a “clan-based social structure”. It became popularized as an loin community structure by Seth Godin.  In his book “Tribes,” Godin explains that “A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to […]

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9 Rules Of Syndication

  I am a social media butterfly.  I love doing what I do.  One of my most important daily activities is syndicating other people. As a blogger for a few years, I find that there are certain ethics when it comes to Syndication.  You want your blog to be active.  You can–and should– set up […]

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The Art of Active Listening

I was in a “Listening” group today, applying the principals of the Art of Listening.  We paired in twos.  Partners had to share statements that they found helpful in stressful situations.   When I am stressed I use a breathing technique.  I count from 1 to 10 without any distraction in my mind.  Sounds easy? […]

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