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A Love Letter to The Amazing Andrew Sullivan

Celebrating Andrew Sullivan, blogger, disher

I have been reading you, Andrew, since 2004 – 4 years after you started blogging. You were more conservative back then, but always brilliant and weird. Those two qualities really drew me to you. I’ve been talking about you several places, but so much is coming up today that I am choosing a public homage – that also turns out to be…

Thank You to Basecamp – You Are Amazing

Basecamp thank you trip for Bare Feet Studios

Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to be wildly surprised, out of the blue, with something so totally unexpected that your first reaction is, this must be a prank? The internet has us all so connected and up to date on life as it is unfolding. We have become a society of know-it-alls (or maybe that is…

Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities

FTC Protecting America's Consumers

Small communities are great for mutual support. Sometimes we relax things though that could actually support and protect us. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case. Here on Maui, we love and support each other so much, we call it one big  Ľohana – that means family. Maui is also very techy and entrepreneurial – we have leaders in green tech,…

Social Media and Tourism: Let’s Talk Together

We are all connected by Chris Kompst

I have been lobbying for many years to get the three voices together to support local business and build a sustainable, rich visitor experience here in Hawaii. We have many local bloggers and podcasters who have done enormous work to share the Aloha with others around the globe. We have small businesses who can now leverage their time and budgets using social…

The Secret Sauce of Social Media: Kindness

thank you written on the beach

You can read all the “10 Ways to Succeed at Social Media” articles you like, and strain your brain trying to memorize them all – out there in a vacuum. Or you can practice Kindness. Good graces. Honesty. Maturity. Etiquette. These are the values that separate the social media masters from those who merely use it to game the system or to…

Sprout Social for Social Media Interaction and Analytics

sprout social logo

I’ve started using Sprout Social to manage the social media for one of my client projects and I LOVE it! This is just a short post to weigh in on how much a user interface matters these days. Raise your hand if you are on the computer a lot. #ScreenFatigue Raise your hand if you have a lot of social media incomings…