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Thug Kitchen Cookbook

I forgot how quickly Wednesday comes around when you have to think about what you’ve done and blog about. Joining the ROW80 challenge is definitely the way to be accountable for completing my MA project. The thing is: When I blog, I think When I think, I get creative When I get creative, I want to write creative fiction and/or non-fiction When I want to write creative pieces, I read. So last…

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Turning over a new leaf before 2015

A colleague of mine said to me last week: “When you commit to something you don’t do it in moderation do you?” I laughed and then I starting thinking about what she said. She’s right. When I’m on track, I’m on track! I’ve blogged a lot less frequently because most of my free time is now dedicated to completing my MA degree. I’ve successfully completed 8 courses, I’m currently taking my…

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The No Makeup Selfie – Clicktivism via Social Media Networks

Internet communication is not revolutionary anymore. What’s evolving is how we use/manage these digital communication tools to create social networks and what causes or purposes we can form communities around. How many articles or presentations still start with a version of this sentence: “The Internet is changing the way we communicate in ways that were never possible before.” In discussing this with my Mom, she said: “But the Internet has been…

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Guest blogging to build social capital

A recent article by Matt Cutts titled “The Decay and Fall of Guest Blogging for SEO” has sparked some readers/bloggers to ask if guest blogging should cease completely. As Matt clarified in his post, he was speaking specifically to those who were using “guest blogging” as a way to increase SEO and ‘cheat’ Google’s PageRank. For niche bloggers, multi-author blogs, monetized blogs and even novice bloggers, guest blogging can be…

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Influential Bloggers – Niches and monetization

Welcome to writing/communications Wednesdays. Last Spring I went to a blogging conference (BlogWest 2013). It was a general conference about a variety of topics related to blogging. One of my biggest take-aways from the conference was hearing from the leaders in the “Mommy Blogging” niche. This week in Understanding Social Networks by Kadushin (2012), I read that self-designated opinion leaders or influentials are: “the ‘multipliers’, and trend-setters, the source for…

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