Category Archives: Social Media Marketing

On brevity in Iambic pentameter…

brevity

By way of brief intro, there has been a lot of jabber around my socials on brevity in writing/blogging/et al.  By way of a Friday joke, I made this status update, not expecting any responses.  But since I got some, it now officially constituted a dare. Click the FB image for the rest of that…

Things I learned at #RETSO

Feeling the Love @Retso

None of these will provide meaningful insight into the so many awesome presentations.  You can hunt for those soundbites on Twitter at #retso.  These are my personal little takeaways, in no particular order: Spotify is a must on long drives.  Nothing better than singing along to some 132 songs with the hubby while navigating a…

On prophesies of doom & gloom and survival of the shiniest…

Photo Courtesy blathleam via flikr

The last few weeks my many news streams were exploding with scary headlines on all things web and seo related, courtesy of Google’s latest algo updates, of course.  Headlines like SEO is Dead, and this little gem, No Corporate Website? You Don’t Need One. Welcome to the Post-Web era  got me thinking on just how easy…

New Facebook Timelines for Business – nightmare or a blessing?

There has been an awful lot of chatter in various circles about new timelines release for business pages.  Some people are cursing at the changes (literally), others are taking it all in stride.  In the spirit of perpetually testing new shiny things, we threw up our new cover last night, which will quite possibly be…

I am an unapologetic bitch, and it won’t ever change.

bitch-brew

Yep, you read that right. Over the course of an average day I am asked to provide oodles of advice to people, generally on subjects I am intimately familiar with.  Whether online or off, my posture is always to be blunt and not sugar coat anything.  There are practical reasons for that, of course, most…

On catering to the common, the average, the palatable by the masses at large, and raising the bar

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In a recent conversation, I was distracted by a quote, attributed to Barbara Corcoran to “beware of people who use big words”.  The big word in question was “assuage”.  I asked how Barbara defines “big words” and was told that it’s anything an average person would not use in daily conversation.  This exchange has left…

It’s the conversations that matter

similar interests - trust

Over the last few weeks I have written some things that may, at first glance, appear as anti social, or anti-relationship rants. That was certainly neither my intent, nor the actual sentiments voiced, but shallow readings will always yield somewhat incomplete analyses. The overriding reason for throwing this many words on the same subject into…

On building relationships that matter & why I won’t follow you…

no, i won't follow you on twitter

Few people who know me well would describe me as overly social. I am, in my non virtual life, an introvert of sorts. I tend not to enjoy small talk, in fact, it drives me crazy. I will rarely start a conversation with a stranger or even with people I know, and I wear a…

My relationships are not for sale – my service is…

honest realtor's manifesto

Fireworks broke out these last few weeks with Chris Smith (Inman News Evangelist) publishing his Real Estate is no longer a relationship business piece.  As expected, not only did it start a conversation, but resulted in a few rebuttal posts, (which are linked to at the end of this blog), and a few comments that…

“The Bad” The guys at WPMUDEV.org catch an evil plug-in

Being up to my eyeballs in work certainly has its advantages, but sometimes it’d be nice to be able to dig a little more into trends and new bits of code.  Thank goodness for the occasional email from a few organizations that try their best to keep me relatively close to the edge. I received one such email this…