The internet turned 25-years-old on October 29th 2014 and to celebrate it’s anniversary the founder of the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, hosted a symposium about the Future of the Web. I attended the event as a SAHM trying to get ideas for my blog. Despite being an outsider in a male-dominated technical crowd, I felt […]Read more "6 Things I Learned at W3C20"
Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur who dreams big, thinks outside the box and is extraordinarily disciplined. He’s also good-looking enough to be on Baywatch and charismatic. And if he were a “Vine Star” he’d be Jerome Jarre. Mr. Jarre is offered $1 million from an advertising agency for a one-year stint before turning them down in […]Read more "Watch the Tim Ferriss of Vine Take Down An Ad Agency"
Sophia Amoruso founded a $100 million digital fashion empire before she hit 30 without any loans or a college degree. Her fascinating first book, #Girlboss, aims to explain how the Nasty Gal founder and CEO did it, and how you can become a #girlboss too. Here are four lessons I learned from reading #Girlboss. 1. […]Read more "Four Marketing Lessons from #GirlBoss"
There are similarities between where we are now with social media and where the world was during the start of the Industrial Revolution. While most revolutions are started by people who want to challenge the status quo, currently the most influential digital ‘agents of change’ are the status quo, people like Ezra Klein and Arianna […]Read more "Native Advertising, Ezra Klein and Transparency"
Social media is at a crossroads. Today, the Federal Reserve Chief, in the words of Mashable, “poured water on social media valuations,” and that’s not the worst part of social media’s problem. There are legitimate digital marketers (deemed so by Forbes) who refuse to be associated with the word social. Yes, the outlook for social […]Read more "Social is the Revolution"
I started two blogs this year. I’ve made some mistakes but I’ve grown from them. Here’s what I learned this year about blogging, and I hope it helps you. 1. What works for “Their Blog” Won’t Necessarily Work For Mine. There are a zillion articles on how to run a successful blog. However, I feel […]Read more "Lessons Learned from Blogging: Part Two"
If you ever wanted to write a guest post, here’s your chance! Please read on for more information about the Open Letters Campaign on my other blog, Love Letters to Spam. * Everyone has a story. Now, it’s time for your story to be told via an Open Letter to Anyone. Yes, I want you […]Read more "Guest Posting Opportunity: Open Letters Campaign"
It’s 8:35 PM on a Sunday night. My daughters’ are supposed to be sleeping but I can hear the occasional giggle through the wall. I don’t know what to do so I end up on Twitter reading a tweet that’s lyrical like slam poetry about censorship on Reddit. Censorship has been a big issue on […]Read more "What should Reddit Censor?"
Since Steve Jobs started making money off good design at Apple, more people are starting realize that good design matters, because they equate good design with making money. I love pretty things but, unfortunately, my technical design skills are lacking. Therefore, I was super excited when I stumbled upon an innovative new company called Canva which […]Read more "Why Canva’s DIY Design Tools Matter"
Everyone in Social Media knows Vine, Twitter’s six-second video platform, is kinda a big deal yet it’s pretty evasive. First of all, figuring out what to share in only six seconds isn’t easy. The best vines are either voyeuristic as in the viewer experiences something pretty cool, or, are MTV-style glossy videos. You will […]Read more "8 Viners You Need to Follow, NOW."
Not only is Instagram the best virtual place to spy on style-makers, their new app, Hyperlapse, steps up their game even more. Why? Now, anyone can make MTV-like time lapse videos for free. This is huge. Or, in the words of Wired Magazine, “Hyperlapse, Instagam’s New App, is like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your […]Read more "Using Instagram’s New Time Lapse App"
I keep reading silly tweets about how risky content marketing sells as if risk-taking were formulaic and easy. It is not easy taking an actual risk because it means potentially losing everything. No one really wants to hear your truth…whether “you” are a brand or a person. When I think about successful content marketing, whatever […]Read more "Why Authentic Content Doesn’t Really Matter"