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Monthly Archives: December 2013

6 Tips To Becoming A More Productive Blogger

by Nikki Woods on Monday, December 30, 2013

In the 2011 movie “Limitless,” actor Bradley Cooper has access to a mysterious pill that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain’s ability.  As writers, we all sometimes wish for a magic potion that will provide us with limitless ideas and motivation for creating blogs. But since there isn’t such a thing, you and I need to find ways to write when we don’t feel like it, to motivate ourselves to write about things that may not appeal [...]

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A famous comedian once quipped, “the best adlibs are written down.”

Technically, adlibs, improvisation, free style all refer to comments and presentations that are thought up in the spur of the moment.  But as the comic indicated, a lot of preparation goes into things that appear to be unrehearsed.

The same with interviews you read and hear.  Don’t think that polished responses that seem adlibbed aren’t often well thought out and sometimes even prepared or provided by some one else.

As you look [...]

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5 Tips to Mastering The Creative Process

by Nikki Woods on Monday, December 23, 2013

Have you ever marveled so much about a book, a movie or a song that you wished you could see inside the writer’s brain as it was being created?  Probably the most common question great writers are asked is where they get their ideas.  People also wonder if writers have a fear of running out of ideas.  A friend of mine who is a blogger says it’s impossible to run out IF you know where to look.  Most writers have [...]

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6 Fun Ways To Increase Your Social Media Engagement

by Nikki Woods on Friday, December 20, 2013

My youngest son can win over a crowd of kids, not so much with his words or even his great sense of humor, but more with his generous spirit.  I’ve watched him playing alone with his game devices, actions figures or Pokemon cards and because he’s having so much fun, one by one, kids will stop to see what he’s up to.  He will happily share his bounty and the next thing you know he and his new crew are [...]

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More Social Media Facts of 2013

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Social media is no longer the way that only teenagers communicate with each other.

Remember how we used to rush to our rooms, start up the computer and log into Myspace? Do you remember that social network at all?

Facebook changed the game and the college students became the social media demographic sweet spot. Twitter then showed up and most people didn’t know what to do with it.

And then social media sites were everywhere and it wasn’t just for the younger generation [...]

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The Top 7 SEO Mistakes To Avoid

by Nikki Woods on Monday, December 16, 2013

The First Amendment affirms that all men were created equal.  But no one could declare the same about search engines.  It’s probably common knowledge to you that search engine optimization usage doesn’t  always yield desired results.  But how much responsibility can we users take? Quite a bit.

The most frequent mistakes users make when trying to optimize content using search engines are easily avoidable. Here are the top 7 SEO mistakes to avoid.

Using the wrong keywords

Not every user keys in the [...]

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What is Content Marketing and Why Is It So Important?

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fashion leaders will tell you that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on entire designer outfits.  Instead, they recommend Investing in either a good quality pair of jeans, a pair of leather shoes or boots, and a tailored white button down blouse.   Any of these pieces could be interchanged and then coordinated with much less expensive clothing items and accessories.  It’s important to know what to splurge on in fashion and in marketing too. There are all [...]

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5 Ways To Generate Bigger And Better Ideas For Your Blog

by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

“What’s for dinner?”  Almost any mom or dad in charge of preparing daily meals dreads those three words.  Coming up with something different, nutritious and acceptable to the whole family is a challenge.

Bloggers have a similar task.  If you’re serious, you should be posting new content at least twice a week. So, how do you keep it fresh, informative and relatable to your readers, week after week after week?  Here are some tips for generating bigger and better ideas for [...]

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Your dad, your auntie and BFF read everything you post but now you’re wondering how to get attention from people outside of your circle.  You are not alone.

In fact, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is about attracting local and national publicity. After years of working in traditional and social media in a variety of capacities, I’ve come up with a few steps to follow.

Watch the video or read more HERE!

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How to Use Google+ in Business and Beyond ….

by Nikki Woods on Monday, December 9, 2013

There are a variety of words marketers and advertisers use to describe something that’s new and improved.  In fact, golden, fresh, real, premier and extra are just a few of them.  Smart consumers are on to these words, so when companies claim their products are offering something bigger or better, they hold them to it.

Google introduced Google+ in the spring of 2013 and so far, it is living up to its name with such extras and Hangouts, Circles, Sparks and [...]

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