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Chartbeat released a mind-blowing analytic on headline effectiveness. Only 38% inspire quality clicks. Quality clicks mean 15 or more seconds of engagement with the content. Whether you spend hours or days with strategy, content development and writing, the intent is targeted audience engagement; preferably the right targeted audience engagement. Maybe you want to increase blog commentary 25%; convert 10 white paper downloads to sales leads; or score 3 new business accounts from… Read More

Are you like me? I struggle with two inner voices. Well, I have more than two. But, this post is about the battle I fight for creative writing time. One voice urges me to sit; take some time in my writer’s chair. Write a blog post, rework a scene from that 50k I wrote a couple of years back during NaNoWriMo, or read. It tells me, I won’t write unless I make… Read More

Good Morning! Do you know moments like this? It’s been months since writing a blog post. Writing a random thought or word about life is due. Heck. But, since it’s been so long; writing this post is almost awkward. It’s a similar feeling I have when finally making the decision to get in touch with a close family member or friend I have put off calling. So, instead of discussing my multitude of excuses for not… Read More

For two weeks I have battled a case of winter snark. Despite an appearance of happiness, peace and goodwill my inner voice continues to have more snark as the winter days linger on. Last night, the snark would not shut up. I was trying to fall asleep. It kept listing one complaint after another. Finally, I demanded silence. While I am not anywhere close to being snark-free, I stopped living in denial… Read More

It’s been a while. My hiatus wasn’t even intended. But, then I looked. My most recent blog post is dated  July 26. I compare this blog community faux pas to those ancient days when I failed miserably as a snail-mail pen pal. While I like writing, I am just not a letter-writer. So, that’s my first excuse for being such a lousy summer blog pal. The next five are … 1. Katniss… Read More

If you hear the song I sing, You must understand You hold the key to love and fear All in your trembling hand Just one key unlocks them both It’s there at your command C’mon people now, Smile on your brother Ev’rybody get together Try and love one another right now Right now Right now! —  Written by Chet Powers Go For It vs. Play It Safe I was about four weeks… Read More

As promised, I am sitting in my writer’s chair thinking about those two 7-at-11-ish lists I need to publish. One needs to contain 7 things I remember about myself that are appropriate for public consumption. The second requires selecting a meager seven blogs — from my just-updated blogroll — to bestow this great honor upon. 7 Things… Thing 1: I am nearly out of ice cream, which is my favorite summertime treat…. Read More

One week ago I met Susan, author and blogger at Sillyfrog’s Blog. Immediately, I felt an instant connection. The vibrant photo of a frog adorning her header made me think of my daughter Issa’s passion for animals and natural wonders. Then, upon reading some of Susan’s posts I found her love for children, family, and nature to an irresistible element to her writings. Finally, her creativity inspires. With these thoughts about Susan’s personal… Read More

A new blogging friend, Kayla at The Gen Y Girl, inspired the title of this post. She mentioned jotting her millions of ideas on Post-Its. She stores them in her purse for future reference. I do the same. Sometimes I have to be outta my writer’s chair to drive my children around, clean my house, socialize with family and friends, walk Buddy (my adorable Pekingese), or visit my gym (which I haven’t… Read More

Well, here it is. As promised, I wanted to call your attention to my updated blogroll. It contains all the blogs I read on WordPress as well as some I picked up through my blogger site. Each of them is a fave. Subject matters vary as do the writing styles. But, there is one thing each has in common with the other: they are all damn good blogs written by good people. During… Read More