I'm always looking to increase my engagement with readers both in real life and on-line. So for this year I re-designed this blog and created my first e-book as a subscriber bonus. More recently I returned to posting a new article each week instead of alternate weeks. But do these things truly engage and add … Continue reading I Value Your Feedback
This week I read about a modest proposal for eliminating email. After all, email can be time-consuming, adds extra pressure to an already stressful workplace, fragments attention, and can sometimes feel like a never-ending black hole. One friend says bluntly, “I hate email.” Some have written about taming the email monster, and others have already … Continue reading How to Make Friends with your Email Inbox
According to a recent study, Facebook makes people unhappy. Some say that everyone else on Facebook and Twitter seems to be having a wonderful time which makes their own life seem rather drab in comparison. Others report trouble concentrating or struggle with FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out). When I use social media to compare myself … Continue reading Why Social Media Makes Me Happy
"Oh I had forgotten that you were on Pinterest," says a reader, "You should remind us again." If you're a Pinterest fan, you may not need this reminder, but since I just learned a cool trick to embed my Pinterest boards here, I thought I'd try it below. If you're not familiar with Pinterest, well … Continue reading My Ten Best Pinterest Boards: Creativity, Hybrid Publishing, Easy Food Gifts, and More!
Since last week's giveaway went so well, this week I'm featuring more free goodies for you. If you're looking for free photos for your own website, keep reading for the five best free photo sites with a brief description, a sample photo from each, and a few more resource links at the end of this article. Photos add … Continue reading Free Photos and Scripture that Will Encourage and Inspire
After I read Lior Zoref's Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything, I decided to try his method with a question of my own, only it wasn't quite the Mindsharing success that Lior experienced over and over in his book. When I asked my Facebook friends "What do you think my next e-book should be?" I … Continue reading Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better
Some time ago, I was invited to do a readers' survey that was supposed to take just a few minutes and turned out to be 52 questions long! I immediately lost interest, and thought to myself, if I ever do a readers' survey, I'll make it short and won't ask unnecessarily nosy questions like how … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Make This Website Even Better
I had never heard of Lior Zoref until he offered to send me a copy of his book, Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything (New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). One story and I was hooked--to demonstrate the collective wisdom of a crowd, Lior brought a live ox on stage as part of a 2012 TED talk … Continue reading Mindsharing: One More Reason to Love Social Media