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Lost Computer: Good Times

It had been a blissful two weeks. I had just gotten back from what I call vacation, and other’s call Suzen’s Insanity> 2 weeks of a “my lake house for your apartment “house swap in August. Friends (and my mother) didn’t get it. Two weeks in August in the sweltering streets of Manhattan? And who, exactly were these people? And why, exactly won’t they be interested in pocketing your grandmothers’ good silver? Although I invited a chosen few down, most just shook their heads and muttered a faint “thanks but no thanks”. A few brave souls ventured in. No mind, to me it was the equivalent of 2 weeks on the French Riviera. You can have your beach. Sun. Cancer. Danger. Give me the streets of NY any day. [Read more...]

Hearing Vs. Listening: Lessons from Step Aerobics Class

It occurred to me last week in my Step Aerobics class that I was getting better, which was nothing if not awe inspiring considering my aversion to the idea of “step aerobics” just one year ago when I defensively announced to anyone in my gym who suggested that I try it how woefully pathetic I was at it the one time I’d tried it about 15 years prior. Yes, that sad Tuesday morning I’d loudly and with great flourish, fallen, twisted my ankle and landed squarely on my bum after rolling- yes rolling-onto the lady next to me and knocking her off of her step as well. She wasn’t amused. That was the end for me, and I’d made a big point of making that known to anyone who would dare to suggest I get back on the horse. I was a buffoon, had 2 left feet, wasn’t quick enough, etc. etc. really any excuse that served me that day to avoid ever trying step again. And anyway, wasn’t “step” so ‘80’s’ anyway? [Read more...]

Prioritize To Monetize, or: Beware the Time Suck

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time is money.” As small business owners, you all know that too well. Every aspect of running a business takes time; from the creative thinking process of your ideas to the practical uses that come from those ideas. Most of the time, you play many different roles, from the accountant to the account representative, to your very own coffee fetcher. Have you ever sat back and contemplated, “How much is my time worth?” If so, here are a couple of marketing strategies to consider when organizing your time:

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Opinions Needed

I’m running a short survey to discover which day of the week you are more likely to read a blog….well, ok, my blog. There are so many theories on reader trends, and I’m finding that none are across the board, at least in my circles. Damn my diverse group of friends and colleagues!

So please do me a favor and give me your opinions on when you’re most likely to take the time to open up a blog over a cup of coffee, or large glass of wine, and be enthralled by my witty yet oh so valuable information:

Mondays- because it takes you a while to work into work mode after the weekend?

Wednesdays- hump day?

Fridays- because you’re so burnt out by then that you’re starting to wind down and need my cheery tips and observations to help you a) escape, or b)
into work mode for one last day, or c) be amused?

Or another day of the week?

Or…never??? if this is your answer i’m happy to remove your from the list. Well, full disclosure, perhaps not happy, but will remove you, grudgingly. Note to close friends and family: you are exempt from this choice. Just ask my brother who found this out the hard way.

Thanks for your responses, in advance. Kidding aside, your opinions are very valuable to me. Now i’ll go post this on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter like a good Social Media Marketer should.

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