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Top 10 Google Searches in 2014… and My Take on Them

1. Robin Williams. Born in 1951 and died way too soon. Always one of my favorites (well, the Mork and Mindy days were a bit iffy). My favorite movies from Robin had to be “World According to Garp” and “Dead Poet’s Society“, but I really did like him in just about anything he did. Sure, […] Read more
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The Rise Of Social Media Marketing

The Rise Of Social Media Marketing

Social media is a term used to describe the phenomenon that has grown during the past several years to a gigantic tidal wave of connectivity through twitters, facebook friends, and pins. Today there are billions of individuals on these social sites, divulging every detail of their daily lives and sharing information on everything. When people Read more
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Expertise and The View from Below

(This post was created as an experiment using the WPMU Prefill Post Templates plugin). I answered (well, tried to answer anyway) a question posed in a LinkedIn Social Media group today. The question was basically, “If starting from scratch, what would you need (equipment, software, etc) to grow a big Social Media presence online”? In Read more
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5 Reasons to Use Numbers in Post Titles

You hear the advice all the time – “post top 10 lists”, “post a comparison list”, and so on. Why? Because it absolutely works. Let’s see why…. 1. People Like Numbers and Lists You do it, don’t you? Create a “to do” list? You think of something that you need to do, but you can’t Read more
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Perspectives

Perspectives

I just read this on Twitter, from @SciencePorn: “If the Sun was scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky way would be the size of the continental United States.” I started thinking about that. If the sun is the size of a white blood cell (which, by the way, is […] Read more
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Fixing an Annoying Lenovo Flaw

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have and use a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 laptop. It is a great little machine – fast, reliable, lots of easy to use features. In general, I like Lenovo products and recommend them to others. However…. I absolutely HATE the DVD drive. It has a flaw that was starting to drive me […] Read more
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Humbug Day is Right!

Humbug Day is Right!

Today happens to be Humbug Day (the day you are supposed to be grumpy and mean, and get all of that out of your system before the actual Christmas holiday). It also happens to be the day when three Mountain West teams have bowl games. Here’s a rundown of them so far. New Mexico Bowl Colorado State (the Rams) […] Read more
Happy Cat Herder’s Day!

Happy Cat Herder’s Day!

From Urban Dictionary: “…the common saying that something involving coordination of many different groups or people is as difficult as herding cats. ” The phrase is supposed to reveal a sense of frustration when trying to deal with uncooperative groups. You can use the phrase in just about any capacity. Just say something like Read more
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Today is Poinsettia Day!

Today is Poinsettia Day!

Today commemorates the day American botanist and ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett died. He originally discovered the Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) in Southern Mexico. Poinsettias are traditionally used as a decorative flower during the Christmas season. Mexicans believe the plants represent the Star of Bethlehem, which is one reason for their Read more
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10 Fun Things to do With Beer (Besides Drinking It)

10 Fun Things to do With Beer (Besides Drinking It)

This post was inspired by an article I read called “For What Ales You”. A bad pun is always worth repeating 1. Clean Copper Pots I wish I could try this, but we haven’t owned a copper bottom pot for years. Apparently, the mild acidity in beer is good for cleaning copper. Just pour a […] Read more
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Common Craigslist Scams

Common Craigslist Scams

Recently, I’ve been listing various items on Craigslist. I’ve been getting a lot of these replies: From: craigslist reply Re: item for sale Is the item still available? Email me at some-phoney-email-address@gmail.com Sent from my iphone One even went as far as far as including Sent from my HTC One(TM) X, an AT&T 4G LTE […] Read more
8 Secrets to Success in Life and Work

8 Secrets to Success in Life and Work

This was sent to me in PDF form by an internet marketer who goes by the name Peter Sz. I took the liberty of changing the layout and some of the text. In 1997, when author Michael Jeffreys was prepping for an upcoming book, he took the time to  personally interview 15 top motivational experts. […] Read more
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