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Cyber Monday: Top Seven Clicks for great deals

If you thought Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year—“ehrrrrrgh!” (That’s my phonetic attempt at the “wrong answer” buzzer. I dare you to come up with a better one!) Today is Cyber Monday, the true celebration consumption via click. Almost every retailer with a website– 88 percent—is offering discounts and free shipping […]

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Are SEO-optimized articles any good?

Plenty of new freelance writers are getting sucked into the vortex of online job boards that are brashly attempting to redefine the art of writing well. I’ve seen my share of these ads for web content writers. Here is a real ad I saw just this week: Are they looking for an experienced writer or […]

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What’s on YOUR ballot? It’s not too late to prepare

We are a culture of procrastinators, aren’t we? I’ve got an app a tool for that today! In these last moments of November 2, let’s ditch the guesswork and vote with our brains.  It only takes a few minutes to get studied up on the names and referendums on your ballot. No matter what your […]

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Five great reasons your company needs Facebook

Earlier I wrote about why your company should blog and the four key elements to get you started. If you’ve done that, great! But if people don’t know you’ve got something new and interesting to say, why bother blogging at all? The reality is, people aren’t going to come to your blog to read what […]

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Four Rules for Starting Your Business Blog

If you run a business, you ought to be blogging. Why? Because a blog does two things that your company’s static web page cannot: First it is a platform to continually tell your story, and second it establishes you as a thought leader in your profession or industry. Whether you are a global corporation, a […]

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Voting? A little info, please!

Sick of the ads yet? If you get your candidate information from those 30-second scathing attack ads or pieces of paper dangling from your front door, may I suggest a more informed source? You see, in my state voters are called to go to the polls tomorrow to select their candidate in Wisconsin’s primary election. […]

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“Tweetiquete” means it’s all about others, too!

Are you a Twitter Bore?  If you use Twitter to promote your business, one of the best ways to increase your credibility and inspire others to listen to you is to talk about others. Really. Sure, you want to tell the world what you’re up to, but if you’re merely tooting your own horn you […]

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Tech help that gets me

So there you are trying to figure out how to get voice mail from your new Blackberry, or how to set up a system restore on the computer you just bought. Where do you turn for help? I dread tech help. The hours waiting on the phone, the elevator music interrupted every sixty seconds to […]

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With this post, it’s launched!

This is my first post officially as a freelance blogger–and the first moment I’ve hinted to the outside world that this site exists.  I’ve blogged for plenty of others– ghost blogging for clients or blogging for the companies I’ve worked for–but today I am writing as just me. All of my posts older than this […]

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