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"
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"
I love creative risks. When eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar blogged about letting his new journalism empire, First Look Media, take them he got flack from an overzealous blogger at PandoDaily. Personally, I think Pierre Omidyar’s blog post is epic. He doesn’t claim to have all the answers, and he’s modest enough to admit it. Social is […]Read more "Why Pierre Omidyar’s Post is Pretty Awesome"
What led me to starting this blog was an intangible feeling that I could somehow learn how to live a better life, and even crazier, help other people do that too. I define “30 Is The New 45” as an urgency to live better. We all have friends who look twice their age, look fabulous […]Read more "On building my personal brand"
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"
Digital Content Strategy should be audience-based: your hashtag strategies should also vary according to your project and goal. Digiday recently posted on why companies like Chobani purposefully overuse the #hashtag on Instagram. If you are posting for a millennial brand, I advise being very liberal with hashtags unless you are targeting a subgroup within Generation Millennial like […]Read more "80/20 Rule applied to Social Hashtags"
Are bloggers ever not snarky? Yes, but only when they’re self-righteous academics. Today, I read a post bashing Vox and FiveThirtyEight for not being data-driven. Leave it to an over-educated man like Alberto Cairo to teach us common folk, shucks, why write when we can just read numbers? Well, Alberto it’s a pleasure to virtually meet you…but […]Read more "Sorry, Data is not News!"