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Give Out Your Best Ideas … On a Blog

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Everyone is an expert in their own field. They’re immersed in a topic, learning everything there is to know about it … for roughly eight hours a day. Sometimes those topics even run into your personal time or after hours. The point is, however, that you know a whole lot. People come to you with questions, and if you don’t know the answer offhand, chances are you can get it very quickly.

During all of that brainstorming, you’re likely to come up with some new ideas.

So why not share them? No, not in the way that everyone can steal what you thought up, but in the way where you can get others talking and show your expertise.

And you can do so on your blog.

trust fall activity with men in suitsThe days of marketing for marketing’s sake are over. Customers are looking for value in your content...

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When Social Media Titles Have Morphed into Interesting-Sounding Lies

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pinnochio nose growingSomething new has started happening online. And it’s making me want to stay off of the Internet all together. It keeps me from clicking on links, liking posts, or even trusting online friends’ judgment. No longer can I rest at ease with their web-based decisions. Why? Because there’s an abundance of crap. Articles that promise you’ll “never believe” what comes next, or that something “amazing,” “incredible,” and “absolutely breathtaking,” is about to be seen. Only the content – video or blog – is never any of those things.

It sucks in comparison to their titles.

The first few times, of course, curiosity got the best of you. You clicked. We all did. Only to be disappointed...

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Not Everyone Knows What Blogs Are … Or Where the Term Came From, Including Me

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blog image dialogue bubblesAs a blogger (for fun and for money), I tend to assume everyone knows what I do. Everyone. Because of exposure and it being 2015. Even those who don’t deal with the Internet in the slightest. It’s likely the same way others feel about their obscure jobs, except that mine is more relevant and better known than theirs. (You know, because of technology.) But as intern Danny once said, I pulled the wool over my own eyes. No, not everyone knows what blogs are, what blogging is, and what would be the point to such a practice. Even the young ones.

And I need to get over it. So some people in the South don’t know what blogging is – it’s not the end of the world. They’re just too focused on sweet tea to keep up on technologies...

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New World Experiences: Wearing a Vest

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Note: One of Danny’s responsibilities at TSR is writing blogs — like the one below, or this one that already posted. When we discussed potential topics, I wanted to give him creative freedom, and told him he could write about anything, so long as it related to social media or the Internet in some form. And in true intern fashion, he ignored me and turned in this ∇ instead.

Who knows, maybe I am bad at explaining words. Maybe he’s playing like he can’t understand me. Maybe he just feels strongly about vests and needed to get the word out as quickly as possible. Either way, you get to read a blog about vests. (Which is totally true, BTW. He wore it to our important business meeting and zipped it up when the vent got too cold). Enjoy. — Bethaney

danny in a vestSomeone left a black fleece vest at...

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Most Website Platforms are the Worst and WordPress is the Best

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wordpress-loveAs a sometimes website builder, I often get asked as to which platform is “the best.” Generally after someone has already put money into a project or started the venture themselves. For anyone with future website questions, here’s my answer: WordPress forever and for always. (I might even help you navigate their waters if you’d come to me first next time.)

When it comes to building websites, I’m a real platform snob. WordPress for life. Not only is it what I use each and every day, it’s user friendly, offers an almost unlimited amount of customizations, and there are free resources (and forms of support) all across the Internet. There are built-in stats, the ability to create a website from a visual standpoint or with HTML (you know, if you’re into that type of thing...

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