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Higher Ed goes for the funny for April Fools Day

April 2, 2014 / 0 comments

Higher Ed went for the funny yesterday April Fools Day with their websites. Here are some of the sites that tickled my funny bone. University of Idaho offers kittens to first year students, because kittens have that “it” factor. According to The College of William and Mary, Elvis is alive in Williamsburg, VA. The University…

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Clean State

March 7, 2014 / 1 comment

A clean slate leaves a lot of room for imagination. I am so excited for the next step.

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Cell Phone Etiquette in the Digital Age

October 30, 2011 / 0 comments

Anna and Lizzie Post on Manners in the Digital Age Anna and Lizzie Post explain how you can be more gracious when using your cell phone.


Help! I created a monster.

September 30, 2011 / 0 comments

Help! I created a monster. Guess where ‘Someone’ wants me to go and wants me to do once I get there. I’m so close to taking away the DTV box & telling her to go listen to the radio.

Red Kettle Boiling Isolated on Black

I’m steamed & this kettle is about to blow!

September 3, 2011 / 0 comments

It’s not often that I pull the angry auntie, or tia card (depends how you are talking to.) This all started a long time ago, when women weren’t allowed to do certain things. Fast forward to today. At the recent #140edu conference in New York City, Lynn Langit (@llangit) – co-founder of Teaching Kids Programming…

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Google+: If, And, Then….Implications for Twitter and Tumblr – John Battelle’s Searchblog

July 15, 2011 / 0 comments

My “friends” and “Family” are not really using Google+ yet. If those streams start getting traction, well, then we can talk about Facebook’s existential threats. via I think this sums up perfectly where I’m at with Google+.


The Wisdom to Ask #reverb10

December 10, 2010 / 1 comment

I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 2,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at to share your story. December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway) Its no surprise to anyone that I have…

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Would it hurt to buy a domain name?

June 23, 2010 / 0 comments

Its always amazes me how folks advertise on AdWords with a subdomain instead of their own domain. Would it hurt to buy a domain name to build a brand? Posted via email from nextSTEPH’s posterous


Why learning HTML is still as important as learning the alphabet

June 11, 2010 / 0 comments

One  thing that is the foundation of all webpages is the language of HTML.  I  said in an article that learning HTML is as important as learning  the ABCs. Sure in 2009, we have blog software  that automatically generates the links, underlines and italics we  need at the right place at the right time, but…

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Why the word “resolution” is no longer in my vocabulary

December 31, 2009 / 0 comments

Its that time of year again. Everyone is declaring what they want to accomplish in the coming year. Personally, I decided not to use the word resolution, but instead use the word goal. A goal can be adjusted. A goal can also be broken down. A resolution is set in stone and it causes pressure…

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Should you create a website around your book or yourself?

August 29, 2009 / 0 comments

One of the many tips about blogging that I have encountered is the question focusing on book authors. Should I create a website around my book or myself? I know I will get comments from the peanut gallery, that’s what the form below is for. However, my vote will always go to self, and not…

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New cell phone? Take the time to review contacts.

August 25, 2009 / 0 comments

With any upgrade comes an opportunity to review and re-access. With cell phone upgrades, this is often the case. If your getting of have gotten your phone upgraded recently or not, the provider asks if you would like to transfer your contacts over. However, is that all there is to it? How important are the…

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Baseball on Grass

Are Baseball Uniforms going in the NASCAR way?

June 8, 2009 / 0 comments

Peach uniform, originally uploaded by i_am_jared. Sports is a topic that I normally, don’t cover here, but when it intersects with advertising, well, that’s something else. There was an article in yesterday’s Daily News about the speculation of baseball uniforms being laden with corporate sponsorship. When I first saw this, I was miffed to put…

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The Power of the Law of Attraction

December 22, 2008 / 2 comments

Remember a few months ago when I had that situation with my external hard drive? Well, I decided to put up a wishlist of items that I would like and/or items I had already had.


Keep Your Personal and Professional Lives Separate on Facebook

October 30, 2008 / 24 comments

If you are new here, welcome! For more tips, you can subscribe via RSS or by email. Note: This post was last updated March 7, 2014. At first glance, one would not think of Facebook as a professional networking site. When I finally signed up, I was shocked at the number of business contacts that…

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Blogging and Health Concerns

April 8, 2008 / 3 comments

Unless you have been under a rock, there has been a lot of talk about how blogging can be linked to stress and worse, death due to the NYT article posted over the weekend. I am posting to voice my opinion and to ease concerns about this to clients and colleagues.


Moving bank accounts from one bank to another

April 2, 2008 / 0 comments

I started my taxes a few weeks ago to discover that both my business and checking banking accounts were taking monthly fees from me. That’s when I decided to change banks. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way so that this can help others when changing banks:


Dealing with grief while freelancing

January 31, 2008 / 2 comments

The grief process happens to us all whether we are employed full-time, part-time or freelancing in my case. I have come up with tips through my experiences as to how to deal with grief. 1. Inform current clients that you need the time off – Its OK to take time to grieve and one cannot…

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TV influencing search

October 10, 2007 / 1 comment

I was perusing the Top 100 search terms from Google and noticed that a “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” question was in the top 100. How do I know this? I was watching the show today with my grandmother and the question came up. Its very rare that I remember something from the TV….

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System Error

Web Ex’s Leads Machine is broken.

September 12, 2007 / 1 comment

I normally try not to complain on the blog, but this is business. I was considering switching web conferencing providers because recent clients sited that they could not see everything on my screen that I was presenting. I attempted to sign up for a free trial from Web Ex. When I entered in information, credit…

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Don’t start a blog unless you can be committed to it.

August 5, 2007 / 5 comments

I received an email from a freelance project service. I went to the website to find that most of the projects calling for blog work wanted someone that not only build the blog, but can also write for the blog as well. Most people don’t understand what they are getting into when they are starting…

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7 Tips for Making the Most Out of a Commute

July 18, 2007 / 1 comment

  Even though I work from home a majority of the time, there are instances when I must commute for business, family, or personal obligations. I have came up with a list of how to make the most out of any transit commute. Plan your strategy for a current or upcoming project; Read a publication…

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Cleaning up the e-mail clutter

March 5, 2007 / 1 comment

It’s a new year and everyone is talking about organizing their physical environment such as cleaning overflowing paperwork and purging the things one no longer needs or uses. Why not take it a step further by cleaning up the online clutter in the inbox? E-mail that has not been read in over a year should…

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Why do companies have generic e-mail addresses?

July 5, 2006 / 0 comments

  Have you ever been out and about outside and then you see a truck or a van with a “” or “” address? Lately, one doesn’t even have to go outside, as I saw a “” on an egg carton. I have also seen one company that had a full page ad with an…

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Measuring Success, Media Post’s Media Daily News

July 15, 2005 / 1 comment

My letter to the editor “Measuring Success” was published today in Media Post’s Media Daily News: Section Three. RE: P&G Exec: Online Industry Needs Uniform Measurement System In my opinion, it will still take a while before an online “standard” for measurement will be adopted and accepted. It has been up to Web sites to…

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Have a screen? No coffee for you. The call to unplug

April 11, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s Friday, the weekend’s here. You may be thinking about going to that cafe by the way with your laptop and getting some light work done. “Think again” The call to unplug has been gaining momentum. France forbids work emails of 6pm local time. Even the French President banned phones during meetings. Let’s face it,…

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Protected: More Tips to Keep Your Personal Facebook Posts at Bay

April 5, 2014 / 0 comments

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How long can you go without your cell phone?

March 21, 2014 / 0 comments

It seems weird to be writing about an app that encourages you to be away from your phone. UNICEF has a clean water app which users can spend time away from the phone. If a user spends 10 min away from the phone, Giorgio Armani will donate clean water for 1 child. I was able…

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Happy Pi Day

March 14, 2014 / 0 comments

photo credit: Kaptain Kobold via photopin cc


Start Here

March 7, 2014 / 0 comments

Looks like I did my spring cleaning way too early. Here’s to the next chapter.


Faith is Taking the Next Step

January 21, 2013 / 0 comments

On this celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday, I have to pause and reflect. If it wasn’t for those that came before me, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. photo credit: dwrawlinson via photopin cc


Day 15 – Friendship – #ReVerb12

December 15, 2012 / 0 comments

“ Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. — Oprah Winfrey The quote above was how I defined friendship this year. I’ve been through a setback. That time taught me who my friends…

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Day 9 – The Plank – #Reverb12

December 9, 2012 / 0 comments

This post can be best described as the tale shoemaker’s children. I have been busy taking care of everyone else’s websites, that I’ve neglected my own  and it almost cost me. So I took a Friday afternoon and part of that next Saturday to fix it. Seems like one of the theme had an update…

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