Advocacy = Time…and more time…and more… Right?? Wrong. The word “advocacy” may seem intimidating to some, signifying a deep commitment and hours upon hours of effort to generate long-term influence. Yes, in many cases this is true; however, the social Web has opened up a world of options that enables each and every one of […]

April is National Donate Life Month and as an advocate for the issue of organ/tissue donation, I pulled together the side project below. I’ll report back at the end of the month with results and my approach but for now, feel free to follow along and help spread the word to encourage others to register […]

Whoa, whoa, stop right there. I assure you that is not yet another 2010 social media trends or 2011 forecast post (those will come later). Although this blog focuses 98.9% on social media and online marketing, I simply have too many interests and hobbies not to broaden post topics a tad. With that, here’s a […]

NOTE: This post also appear’s on Waggener Edstrom’s Thinkers & Doers blog. Let’s face it. In the blogosphere, you’re either a spectator, critic or a creator. To put the spectator or critic categories into a visual format, consider the following. Would you rather be: A) A Statistic… OR B) A Connector… The answer is easy […]

We all like Web traffic. It’s a version of digital currency and makes us feel valued when we see that the content we produce is of importance to others. But, how does one go about increasing traffic? One part to that answer is S-E-O. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be tricky. Or at least made […]

Apologies, I’ve been out and about lately. Alright, I’m not going to lie, I was sitting my tail on a sunny beach in Maui all last week for a friend’s wedding. And ignoring any technological connections back to the mainland. Yes, it felt good and I feel lucky. Alas, I’m back in sunny, blistering hot […]

PHOTO CREDIT:  STEPHANIE BASSOS – iphone shots Wow, what a cool shot, how’d you manage to get that effect?! As a photographer, you always appreciate hearing a reaction like this from a viewer and this post is in no way intended to downplay the importance of technical skill and a “photographer’s eye” for the art […]