Category Archives: Blogging

Don’t Reach Out To Influencers “Just Because…”

I read a lot of blogs and articles on the topic of blogging. I would, since I write about it all the time. Something I keep coming across these days is this topic of “influencers” and how to reach out to them to help you gain traction and influence yourself.

Heather Saffer and Me

Heather Saffer & Me

I’ve never been one to go out of my way to connect with someone I felt was influential. Though I’m connected to a few people who could be said to be influential, there’s only one person I’m connected to who I followed first, on Twitter; all the others followed me before I decided to follow them back.
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Sorry, But I Remember Your Unethical Behavior

Back in 2008 I joined Twitter. I wasn’t sure what it was all about, but back then I experimented a lot with things so I could write about them here. After about a month I wasn’t sure I was a fan of the platform, but but a couple of months later I started seeing its appeal.

Obama

The year 2008 was a very intriguing year for America. That’s the year Barack Obama was running for president against John McCain, and though I really wasn’t overly interested initially (which would have shocked me 10 years earlier), I knew early who I’d be voting for.
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4 Ideas To Find Your Blogging Voice

How many of you knew that I was a wedding singer? You’d have learned it if you’d ever checked out my link to 100 things about me, listed at #70.

Singing garb

 

Before then, I’d never thought of myself as a singer. I didn’t really start singing while playing the piano until my sophomore year, even though I did have to sing a song at the end of my freshman year when I took voice lessons. My first teacher wasn’t all that impressed, but my second teacher was. For some reason he thought I should be an opera singer; I wasn’t feeling it, especially after he started me with Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, which was immortalized in this short clip below:
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The Problems With Old Plugins

Last week another of my favorite plugins died. It’s called Compfight, and it’s what I used to pull in images for all of my blogs from Flickr’s Creative Commons. If you look at the first image on a post from two weeks ago you’ll see that it shows the name, and if you hover over the first link below the image you’ll see it goes back to Flickr.

sad plugin dog

Since last Thursday is I’ve been getting this particular message on all of my blogs:

The Flickr API returned the following error: #100 – Invalid API Key (Key has expired)
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9 Of My Videos About Blogging

I’ve had a video channel for nearly 8 years, but it’s only since 2011 that I started adding videos to it. I actually have two channels, but my other channel is mainly about leadership and business topics. The channel the videos below cover includes blogging, social media and writing… as well as pretty much anything else I’m in the mood to talk about. 🙂

My blogging hat

I was talking to my friend Kelvin yesterday and he was telling me that he was listening to some of his podcasts while driving to an event out of town. I happen to mention that sometimes I go back and watch my own videos and, if I say so myself, they’re not all that bad most of the time.
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