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Blog | Mar 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

So Long, Feedburner – Please Resubscribe

Google announced it is shutting down Reader, the popular RSS feed manager. People seem to think Feedburner is next. If you subscribed to this blog using Feedburner, please resubscribe via email over in the right sidebar.

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Blog | Mar 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Grim Realities of Poverty

Long ago, I dreamed of helping people who were less fortunate. After years of working in technology marketing, I got my wish with a new career in the nonprofit sector. But some days, our social problems really get me down.

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Blog | Mar 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Outsourced social media requires good communication

I provide social media consulting and community management for several organizations. This past week has demonstrated to me both the benefits and pitfalls of outsourcing social media.

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Blog | Feb 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Importance of Cultural Humility

The majorities in our population are shifting, and our communication styles may need to shift with them. Are you ready to listen, learn, and change?

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Blog | Feb 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s Time for a Communications Audit

Do your communications efforts seem unfocused or unsuccessful? Are you about to launch a new initiative and want to make sure your messages will be heard? If so, it’s time for some spring cleaning.

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Blog | Jan 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Resources for Better Writing

I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me, “I hate writing. I don’t understand how you can do it for a living.” I sympathize, but like it or not, we are ALL writers now. Here are some ways to make writing a little easier for you.

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Blog | Jan 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Blurry Line Between Content Marketing and Journalism

In case you haven’t heard, content marketing is today’s hottest trend in marketing, sales, social media, and who knows what else. What is it and what could it possibly have to do with journalism? I explore that relationship here, and–as usual–offer more questions than answers.

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Blog | Jan 9, 2013 | 4 Comments

Why Blogging is so Good for You

Writing and maintaining a blog is hard work. Why do it? Here are two writers who have written very different, but equally good, articles on why blogging is good for us.

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Blog | Jan 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Anti-Resolution

This is a revision (slight) of a blog I published at the end of 2010. It’s interesting that my outlook hasn’t changed. It may explain while I’ll never be wildly successful, but it also explains why life is so interesting to me.

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Blog | Dec 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Stop writing and say what you mean

Have you ever noticed that writing gets in the way of expressing yourself clearly? In a recent meeting with a client, I suggested he stop trying to “think like a writer” and just tell me in plain English what he wanted to say.

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