Fri.Dec 23, 2011

“You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview


Twitter, Trains & Tandoori Chicken. I met Shashi Bellamkonda a few years ago at the Optimization Summits where we were both speaking (along with Mack Collier , Jason Fall s, John Jantsch , Jay Ehret , Mark Juleen and other members of the social media intelligentsia).

Pinterest is Great….but not for Every Business


I started using Pinterest a few months ago and fell in love. To me, Pinterest is like flipping through the pages of a magazine filled with images of the things I like best: home decor. Blythe. Awesome outfits. Cute baby animals. And, I admit, even some recipes…even though I am NOT a cook.

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3 Common Sense Tips for Holiday Travel (Stay N Abroad)

Stay N' Alive

With many of us hitting the road and the skies during the next week, here are a few common sense tips to make traveling a little easier. Tip #1--Check the Weather This should be obvious, but many of us get so locked into our plans we forget to take the weather into consideration.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Happy Holidays


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on Happy Holidays.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Ghosts of the Past – cool site using historical photos

The Way of the Web

It’s always nice to discover a cool new site, and even better when it turns out to be made by someone I know. Andy Reedman, of Milk Media and an attendee of DPiP meetups has created a great site, Ghosts of the Past , which I’ve only just discovered.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #79

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Primer on Windows 7 Speech Recognition


The speech recognition software provided by Windows 7 has proven to be a resourceful tool for those who lead busy and hectic lives. This software allows you to ultimately control your computer simply by using voice commands.

Simple Tricks

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We tend to over-complicate things. Don't we? For years I have suffered through terrible sinus infections (sexy, I know). It got so bad many years back that a doctor recommended surgery. Well, I had the surgery and it was either botched or didn't work (nobody knows for sure), so I continued to endure the pain and constant colds. My current doctor thinks that I'm in a state of chronic sinus infection with varying levels of seriousness. Normally, this isn't a huge deal.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Do you want more like Oliver!

Engaging Brand

Christmas and Charles Dickens seem to go together, so here is my Oliver Twist hopes for 2012. Oliver wanted more and so do I.of. Ideas - the best part of social media for me, is that it is creative fuel to energise my thinking. Conversation - I love real conversation, when we get together and really explore a concept. Google + is a huge provider of this for me. Synthesing what works across traditional platforms with the social web.

One Click Could Say “Happy New Year” to Nonprofits Worldwide

Waxing UnLyrical

Perhaps you’ve started celebrating Hannukah, or you’re counting down the hours until Christmas Day. In the midst of your holiday cheer – which is well-deserved and much needed, would you take a moment to give a really great gift to nonprofits worldwide?

Whose Blog First?


This guest post is by Shakirah Dawud of Deliberate Ink. Writing for three blogs on a regular basis, with the odd request for a guest post elsewhere, my writing plans are already tight. But because I write for overlapping fields of interest, my plans can also tangle. The most common: Snag A: The topic could be of use to any blog I write for. Should I send it to my friend’s blog, where the people know me better, or let it air at the writing forum where it’ll snag more eyeballs?