Ditching FeedBurner: Update your feed settings

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I feel like this is stripping away the last vestiges of “Web 2.0″ from this site, but I decided (while writing about RSS for WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide) that it’s time that I just cut the cord and get away from FeedBurner. It was awesome while RSS was in its heyday, but now…I don’t need […]

Teams work best as all virtual or all together, not both

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I’ve been a telecommuter-work from home-virtual team member for over 13 years now. I’ve long been a promoter of flexible work places and work times and have tried to bring that ethos to every “real” office I’ve worked in since. But something struck me this week, something that woke me up to the realities of […]

Slide out of the spotlight and start being interesting

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It’s taken me a few days to come up with the angle here. I read this Business Insider post on Klout—Klout and startup adolescence—and I knew there was a good post in there (beyond saying “oh Klout is terrible” or “how we need Klout more than ever”), I just couldn’t quite put my finger on […]

I’m a mercenary writer and here’s how I can help you

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Over the past 10 years I’ve done lots of things—and gotten pretty good at a number of them—but one thing that I’ve become very good at is writing and teaching. I was (in 2004) Canada’s first professional blogger and ever since then the majority of my income has come from writing, blogging, or teaching people […]

HootSuite Isn’t a Social Media Dashboard

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I’ve been a fan of HootSuite for years (the fact that they are also in Vancouver and lots of my friends work there is purely secondary). They quickly replaced TweetDeck as my Twitter dashboard of choice and if I’m advising clients on how to manage and update their social media profiles—HootSuite is the first (and […]