Getting unstuck

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Chris Brogan recently posted “20 Blog Topics to Get You Unstuck” — a list of brainstorming ideas to help one get past writer’s block. Although he aimed this at bloggers, it would be equally useful in thinking of topics for a newsletter to customers and clients, or for an internal newsletter. Another useful technique is to keep an open file … Read More

Client-site launch: SherrieFlick.com

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Sherrie Flick is a writer and a co-founder of the wonderful Gist Street Reading Series. Her first novel, Reconsidering Happiness, will be published this year. In preparation for marketing that book, she needed a website — one that would showcase her published works and promote her other endeavors. We felt a blog would be a good addition to the site. … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

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It’s back! Pittsburgh’s social media conference returns for the third year running, with great sessions, awesome networking opportunities, and unexpected unexpectedness. PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17. WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day WHERE: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the … Read More

Secret weapon that’s no longer secret: Blogging for business

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The excellent blog of SmallFuel Marketing is full of great information about how to do better marketing for small business. But iif you don’t have time to read through the whole site, you can at least check out this article on the whys and hows of small business blogging: The big picture of blogging for business goes something like this. … Read More

This Web thing just might be useful

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I posted this video on my personal blog, My Brilliant Mistakes, a few days ago, and got a lot of response from my writerly friends. It’s funny because it’s true! Actually, it really is true. The person in the video is writer Dennis Cass. His first book has just come out in paperback, and although he’s a social media neophyte … Read More

Client site launch: KShoop.com

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Kathie Shoop’s blog Housewife Cafe was one of the first blogs we built, back in 2005. Kathie has been blogging ever since, as well as continuing to write fiction and publish articles in various places. As her writing has taken a new direction, she felt her blog was ready for a new look and a new name. The new name … Read More

Pittsburgh Blogfest 14

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Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the bloggers is. They’re getting ready for Pittsburgh Blogfest 14! If you’ve been curious about blogging, podcasting, and other social media — and if you’ve wondered how to integrate social media into your business marketing efforts — Blogfest is a friendly, informal setting for talking with people who share that … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

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PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 is the third iteration of a community UnConference for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web video, content networks and new media monetization. WHEN: Saturday, October 18 through Sunday, October 19, from 9 AM to 4 PM each day WHERE: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of … Read More

Digital Democracy Conference

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If you’re interested in new media/social media, the evolution of journalism, and how both interact with the political process, here’s an event you’ll want to know about. I received this announcement from Bob Mayo, a journalist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who also blogs at The Busman’s Holiday. Digital Democracy is a special event happening here in Pittsburgh next month. This … Read More