Fri.Jan 18, 2013

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7 Tips for Consuming More Water

Justin Levy

Keeping up your water intake is vital to your overall health and it goes far beyond wanting to lose weight or grow bigger muscles, though it helps with those goals too. There are an endless number of reasons why drinking more water is good for you. So, how much water should you be drinking per day? It’s actually a fairly easy calculation: Take your body weight and multiple it by 0.5

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Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 400 million users. via Yahoo. Renren: over 170 million users. via iResearch iUser Tracker. VK: over 190 million users. via VK. LinkedIn: 200 million active users.

A New Year…School Daze and Setting Priorities

Waxing UnLyrical

I love January… especially since I’ve been teaching. Starting fresh with a new year and no major calamities to deal with… yet. Twelve exciting months waiting over the horizon. For my students, though, especially my undergrad senior Communication students at Curry College , it’s another story. A story of priorities. And I’ve written about the matter before. To Flutter—and the Bird is on the Wing.”.

The Past Beckons

Geoff Livingston

I think about the past a lot. Who doesn’t? Of course, like most people I cherish the great memories. And then there are the difficult ones. There’s nothing I can do to change them (Boy, that LIVESTRONG tattoo sure seems like a bad idea now). Few things can amend unresolved issues with others. The only thing the complete past — good and bad — offers is experience.

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To Write Better Online, Go Offline

Engaging Brand

"But what am I going to write about?". One of the main concerns of people starting out on content marketing. From a business point of view you have many content sources. 1) What are customer's searching for ? 2) What are the issues, trends, problems that your customer's are facing? 3) What are the needs and problems (that you can provide the solutions for)? So don't wait to get writer's block.

Bring Your Brain To Work Day

Twist Image

There's a line that has been marinating in my brain for close to a year now. One of the speakers at the TED 2012 conference in Long Beach was Jim Stengel. Stengel is a legend (of sorts) in the marketing industry as the former global marketing officer at Procter & Gamble. When he left the organization in 2008, Stengel went into the consulting side of the business along with becoming an adjunct professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2011, he published his first business book, Grow - How Ideals Power Growth And Profit At The World's Greatest Companies. " It gave me pause.

Bright Sparks List: 5 sources of inspiration I’m using in my business right now

Absolute PA

I’m often asked what I use to keep on track in my business, how I stay productive when it’s really just me running this joint or asked for advice on great business books and blogs. I share loads of great articles with my Twitter peeps daily – I love to learn from others and get recommendations of great stuff – just like you do. I won’t say any more other than: read it.

A New Theme, Part 1: 11 Ways to Prepare for Your Blog Theme Upgrade


This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. You’ve been reading all about the importance of a good blog design while struggling with your basic WordPress theme. You’ve been frustrated with the limitations of this basic theme, yet you don’t have enough tech knowledge to create a new theme—or the budget to hire someone to create your dream design for you. You are? Make time.

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.

Interaction design and the future of connecting


Watch this wonderful 18-minute video about the connection between the tools we create and our human behaviors. If the experience of using a device is natural, like an extension of our bodies, then we can focus on the content, the knowledge and the meaning of the information and the experiences we’re trying to interact with. Connecting (Full Film) from Bassett & Partners on Vimeo.

The ProBlogger Evolution: Our Halt on Guest Post Submissions


This week, I had a day-long blog strategy workshop with my team. We covered a lot of ground in that time and we have an exciting year ahead! Among the decisions we made was one to shift the way we handle content here on the blog at ProBlogger. I think that approach worked well, especially in the days before social media, when it could be difficult to find and connect with other bloggers.

Is Social Media Customer Service Done?

Small Business Mavericks

I’ve recommended using social media for customer service before, but that doesn’t mean it’s a cure-all. Cynthia Boris brings up some good points. Let’s tackle some of these: It’s time consuming – No doubt. Having someone monitor your Facebook page or Twitter account continuously can be time consuming. But what if you posted customer service hours for your social media accounts? For instance, you publish on your website and your social media bios that you will take customer service queries only between the hours of 9 a.m. It’s just a thought.

Mooning Bikers, Crashing Trains & Graffiti

Jeff Esposito

This was one hectic week in the office. Despite missing one day with a stomach bug, it feels like I’ve been pulled through the ringer for a full seven days. How was your week? Any big weekend plans? For me, it’s hanging out with the baby and then plopping my ass down for about seven hours of football to determine the two teams in the Super Bowl. Whatever you have planned, be safe and have a great weekend. See you next week, until then, here’s this week’s light-hearted edition of Five for Friday. The Scoop on Content. The Scoop on Content from Ann Handley. Wondering how this all happened?

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