By Lisa D. Jenkins
I live in a place thatís done a lot to embrace art in every day life. When I moved to Boise, I was giddy over the artist murals that cover the downtown traffic boxes. I have a favorite. It reminds me of a Miyazaki film.
A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend a gallery opening for the colleague of a friend. There were close to a dozen pieces on display and I was immediately drawn in by the artistís palette – all blues and reds that remind me of lined, 3 ring binder notebook Read More…
By Angela England
Iíve stopped thinking in terms of daily ďgoalsĒ and have begun thinking about creating daily systems that will create success in my life. I still have goals Ė lots of them Ė but I wake up each day focused on what I need to do, rather than what I hope to get. Itís a small shift, but highly effective, and hereís why.
Goals are Temporary and De-Motivate When They are Reached
I experienced this post-partum depressive state after I finished writing my first print book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). Before, Read More…
By Angela England
Self-publishing is all the rage. Iíve been writing eBooks since before they were cool (aka pre-Kindle) and can testify to their power to transform a blog or business for the better. However, in the last five years Iíve seen truly horrible books being produced that did the author, and their business, no good whatsoever.
You might think itís odd that someone who just launched a course walking people through the process of how to produce a book would warn people away. But letís be clear, shall we? Writing a book, like running a blog or owning Read More…
By Kelly Gregorio
Business blogs are great; they can connect you with your audience, provide you with an outlet to interact and help in your ever-lasting effort to develop a positive brand image.
But as the popularity of business blogging has increased, so has its blandness. Hundreds upon hundreds of business blogs are out there, making it difficult for audience members to know which quality blogs are worth following.
One deciding factor is a blogís newsworthiness. Now, no one is asking you to break hard news, but there are some steps you can take to position your blog as Read More…
By Tracy Vides
To err on the side of diplomacy has always been a safer bet than being blunt. Diplomacy is everywhere. Being nice is an all-pervasive disease. To be boring, just like diplomacy, works for a lot of people.
As long as you don’t stand out, you don’t ask for trouble. To stay out of trouble is a global requirement.
People start blogs just as they start political parties, form governments, and start businesses. Since most people try to stay safe, their blogs will reflect that ‘safe’ vibe. As a result, the content is usually trite.
Rehashed, over-used, and Read More…
By Christopher McMurphy
The phrase ďadapt or dieĒ has proved true in the animal kingdom, and it has a place in the wild world of marketing as well. Monumental shifts in the advertising landscape since the advent of the Internet have only served to buttress this point. And while larger organizations often have the full weight of entire marketing departments at their disposal, it can be difficult for smaller operations to keep up with the trends. And failing to move with the times can spell certain death for any outfit.
But those small businesses that feel they lack the means Read More…keep looking »