3 Ways to Improve Your Writing

We are all hypercritical of our work. As writers, we would rather hold onto an article forever than turn it over for a deadline. As my j-school instructors would say: A good journalist always thinks they write badly. Translation: writing can always be improved. But if you came here looking for 3 ways to improve your writing, I have trapped…

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Why Your Resume Sucks

Do you look at your resume and wonder why it's not getting the props you think it deserves? You worked effortlessly to perfect every word, followed all the standard rules, and think your experiences really set you apart. I have edited resumes for friends who needed that extra push to land them a killer job. And there is one thing I…

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How $#*! Goes Viral

In 2012 we control the media. We decide what becomes popular. But it is mystifying how something can appeal to so many while other seemingly good ideas get thrown on the backburner. So it is vital to figure out and understand how great content goes viral. The big question: what tempts us to view, to comment, and most importantly to…

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Why Everyone Should Have a Blog

I talk to many people who don't understand why I blog. Some feel it is an attempt for me to float my boat, others think it is lame and a fad. In fact, I was one of these naysayers some five years ago when I wrote an article for a magazine which ripped blogs apart, claiming it was a venue for extremism. But…

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