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Goodbye, Feedburner! Hello, Ownership of Our Platform

October 2, 2012 Random Musings
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Months ago, I wrote about the death of Google Friend Connect (GFC). Many people who used the GFC social media and feed reading service couldn’t believe that Google would drop a service used by so many. When it died, people lost blog readers and newsletter subscribers. Rumors are swirling that Google is at it again, this […]

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Random Act of Kindness Blitz and a Giveaway!

May 15, 2012 Writing Stuff
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Did you see all the posts and tweets yesterday about the Random Acts of Kindness Blitz? (#RAOKBlitz on Twitter)  Two very generous authors, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, of The Bookshelf Muse blog wanted to kick off the release of their book, The Emotion Thesaurus, in a unique way. Just like how The Emotion Thesaurus helps […]

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Branding 101: Be Google-able

June 2, 2011 Writing Stuff
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Google-able.  Yes, I made that word up, but I bet we all know what I mean.  If someone does a Google search on our author name, will they find us? This issue comes up more frequently now as writers want to know if they should have a website and/or blog before they’re published.  That’s a complicated question […]

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A Perfectionist’s Guide to Website Creation, Part Two

July 14, 2010 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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So in the last post, I explained how I decided on the infrastructure of my website. Yadda, yadda. Boring. But this time, I’ll talk about the magic of website creation. For those of you that do this stuff for a living, this will probably all be old hat. Er, yeah, I didn’t actually intend that […]

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A Perfectionist’s Guide to Website Creation, Part One

July 12, 2010 Over-Achieving Perfectionist

As this post makes abundantly clear, I now have a blog. A whole website, in fact. If I were anyone else (i.e. a sane person), I would have set up a simple blog on Blogger and called it done. However, in case there was any doubt, let me state for the record, I am not […]

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