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Announcing: Your Mindful Social Media Business Coach

photo of Roxanne Darling, Mindful Coaching for Social Business

I want to be your social media business coach, offering a mindful approach to using these tools, and especially dedicated to consultants, artists, small business owners, marketing managers, and nonprofits. This is an idea that has literally been on my wish list, years in the making. But it was only recently that I found an awesome web-based platform.

Social Web Bootcamp – Time to Get in the Game

Does it feel like 1999 all over again? Remember when you didn’t think you needed a web site because you had a brochure? Confused by all the hype surrounding blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook? Then Social Web Bootcamp is for you. It’s a one day program that takes you from the 30,000’ view of how things work all the way down to…

Why Google Loves WordPress

Although my friend Lorelle snickers a little when people are drawn to blogging exclusively for the amazing SEO (“search engine optimization” benefits), there is no doubt that running your web site on a blog software platform can do wonders for your business’s ability to be found on Google searches. I often get asked which blogging platform I recommend, combined with “what about…

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

I was talking blogging (again) at an event I attended and filmed for my personal video blog last week. I encountered the usual suspects: “What’s a blog?” and a politely-veiled stinkeye from a person who, from personal experience, has formed a negative opinion of blogging. So let’s tackle each of these. The first is simply from one of the many smart, successful…

The Business Value of Blogging, #356

It seems the insight and discussions around blogging in the biz-0-$phere have a long ways to go before being done. The Wall Street Journal put up an e-debate today between Alan Meckler of Jupiter Media and Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc. The third millennium is revisited here by a “failure to communicate.” I found this topic over at GigaOM. Really, the whole…

Would you like cheese with that whine?

This is one of my mother’s favorite quotes. When she’s feeling neutral and detached, she can make light of what is troubling me. (And you can guess what she’s like when not feeling neutral and detached!) So my two points here right up front are that 1) staying neutral and detached allows humor to be a healing and helpful antidote and 2)…