Tag Archives: Writing/Editing

A Story of Being Unique In a Saturated Market

The sage puppet, Kermit The Frog, stated his case for the trials of being unique when he said, “It Ain’t Easy Being Green”.   Kermit is right.  It is hard to be different.  It’s much easier to do what everyone else is doing.  Does being like everyone else equal success?  In today’s saturated marketplace, even if […]

Finding Subjects, Drawing People In

If you’re trying to make it as an artist, as a creative person, in the digital age, you’ve got have a site. Or at least a blog. Or at least a Facebook page. Or maybe a Twitter account. But how do you use these? Are you simply posting your random thoughts, or are you looking […]

Being A Nerd Easier Than You Think

More work in less time! Make money while sitting on your couch!  Meet your Soul Mate!  Do I have your attention?  I hope so because what I am going to talk about is how to make the previous statements more of a reality for your business ideas. You can work and make money more efficiently […]

Social Networking and Arts Careers

The most difficult thing for artists, even successful artists — aside from inspiration, of course — is obtaining funding. In this country, it’s a matter of scrounging around. Hoping to sell something while working on another job to support your art. Looking for grants. Writing proposals. In Europe, a lot of artists easily receive grants […]

When The Moment’s Right, An Insta-Celebrity Will Materialize

This week’s out-of-nowhere celebrity turn is that of John Tyner, the 31-year-old Oceanside, California software programmer who cautioned a Transportation Security Administration screener, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.” Tyner’s catchphrase circled the globe at light speed, his actions immediately synthesizing the volcanic tensions between the flying public and those tasked […]

Why Don’t You Deliver Targeted Content?

The right content, delivered at the right time, can help solve the widespread problem of the “stupid robot.” “Welcome to our little site.  Is this the first time you’ve visited?” A lot of web sites ask such questions  of their visitors – even if not directly.  Some do it by routing folks to the same introductory page every […]

Get Up

I lay flat on my back in my Petoskey, Michigan, bed, mucus filling my nostrils, throat, and lungs. A million ice cubes shivered across my skin. As soon as I wrapped myself in heavy blankets, blistering heat threatened to burn me from the inside out. Little alien aches turned my body into a pile of […]

How to Use Any Tool to Optimize Better

As a self-professed tool junkie, I’m a sucker for shiny new tools. I love tools of any kind — Web tools, software tools, and on a Sunday morning you might even find me in the Brooklyn Home Depot wiping the drool from my mug as I admire this fine kosher beef grilling tool. No doubt, […]

The G.A.I.N.S. Approach to Networking

Leave out any of these strategies, and your networking will be just a waste of time. If you want to be successful in generating referrals, it’s crucial to find out as much as you can about the members of your network. And there are five critical things that you must know if you truly want […]