Tag Archives | Writing

Refresher Course on Proper Grammar? Check.

I love Copyblogger.com… its an amusing fount of all things good for writers, regardless of writing stripe. The Copyblogger team routinely tackles writing mechanics, including gems like this post, or this one. And sometimes, they go the extra mile and generate the infographics such as the one below. If I can eradicate a then/than error, eliminate […]

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The New Five Ws… Or How to Produce Relevant Content That Isn’t Crap

I spoke yesterday to a great crowd at Social Media Tulsa 2012 about social relevance and how we use our social networks to filter the huge amount of content we come into contact with online every day. Often, the filtering is happening in ways we don’t see or recognize like when Facebook chooses what to […]

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How Not To Get Ignored By The Media

In my opinion, here’s what small business owners should do, first, to start this process: Use the search functions in social media and find and follow every individual in their respective niche or local markets. Listen to and read what they tweet or share. Get to know them (that whole Be Real and Don’t Suck part mentioned above) and what makes them tick. Every reporter or blogger has trigger subjects… things they’re passionate about. Find out what they are. Re-share relevant information.

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Start with WHY – and Win

List posts have their place, and I know they are good for traffic. I’ve written them, too. But our super-connected world and the constant flow of information seems to be driving us to oversimplify complex subjects and interactions. By creating lists. Lots of lists. In some cases, lists of lists. I’m not against all lists… […]

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