Archive | April, 2012

Motherhood and Social Media

Back in March, I wrote a blog post about babies and social media. My post went into detail about the decision of my friends, who were brand new parents, to keep Facebook updates about their newborn to a minimum. As I said in March, the new Mom, Monika de Myer, put up a tasteful announcement on her photography blog. Both parents added the birth of their daughter as a life event to their Facebook Timelines. There was a lot of excitement in their lives but you would not have known it by looking at their activity on their Facebook profiles.

From my perspective, things have changed just a little bit since the baby’s birth. The baby has made a handful of appearances in pictures on Continue Reading →

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Choosing Your Support System

As many people who have pursued self-employment know, it is not necessarily an easy feat. There are ups and downs and, during tough economic times, the downs can (but not always!) outweigh the ups. The same is true when you embark on any adventure, whether it is related to career or a more personal endeavor that is even closer to the heart than work might be. Choosing your support system is critical.

The unfortunate fact of life is that there will always be naysayers in this world. Devil’s advocates may line up at your door. There will always be people who will try to take you down or try to “help” you in a way that is less than constructive. Sometimes the naysayers are the people who you were SURE would be on Continue Reading →

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Politics and Social Media

The social media space is a place where people talk about everything. I have seen people talk about very intimate details on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks. I have also seen people talk about issues and opinions that once used to be private, such as financial debt and infertility. I think that, especially with this being an election year, talk about politics is very hard to avoid. We live in a politically charged era so many people are going to social media to express their thoughts about favorite (and least favorite!) candidates.

I am no exception to this trend. While I try not to go overboard about politics, I do make political comments and send out political tweets from time to time. Sometimes people reply and other times my reflections Continue Reading →

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The English Language and Blogging

I do a lot of writing. I write for my own blog. I write for my dog’s blog (or at least I edit her writing!). I write for my clients’ blogs and websites. Writing quality content is probably one of my favorite parts of my work. I should have known that this would be the case when I was as young as eighth grade. My English teacher asked me if I wanted to work with her outside of school because she thought that my writing was excellent. I completed extra assignments and, throughout my education, I always got good grades in English and Language Arts.

Part of this has to do with my parents’ influence on me. Both of them are sticklers for using the English language properly. I suppose the apple does not fall far from the tree. When I was growing up (and even still!), my Mom Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Entrepreneurial Quotes

As an entrepreneur, I very often look to other entrepreneurs for words of wisdom and advice. Being out here on my own is hard work and takes a lot of energy. I love the social media work that I do for clients but I often feel energized and even more motivated when I read meaningful and insightful entrepreneurial quotes from some of the entrepreneurs I respect.

Perhaps you will find little (or big!) lessons in their words, as well.

  1. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” -Roy Ash
  2. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you Continue Reading →

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