Six Quick Tips for Google+ Ignore the “Notifications” graphic that magically appears at the top of all your Google pages. Clicking on it is a waste of time. Just let it be. Please don’t let things “Hang Out” when you use the Hangouts feature. That’s what Chat Roulette is for. Create a Hell circle, so […]
I’d love to give you my opinions about the new Google+, but unlike EVERYONE else int he blogging community, I haven’t gotten to use it yet. No invite for John. So, for those of us on the outside, I am posting the next best thing — a virtual ton of links to posts about Google+. […]
Like much of the world, I recently found myself obsessed with the game Angry Birds (aff). It’s available on several mobile platforms, but I play on my iPod Touch. It’s a fun game in which you launch birds (why a flying creature needs to be launched, I’m not sure) at various structures trying to defeat […]
She talks about the phenomenon of ad blindness, which is people’s ability to ignore ads so effectively that they don’t even recall seeing them. It’s a problem web sites deal with all the time. People know where the ads are supposed to be and they just ignore them to the point that they don’t even see them and certainly don’t remember them later. The only way to break through is to say or do something that resonates.
Facebook used to have a dislike button but for some reason they eliminated it. I guess there was just too much dislike and not enough like. The movers and shakers on Facebook only want to know how much they are liked, not how much they are disliked. I understand that desire.
A few notes today: There’s a new post at the Resource Center. A discussion of Time and Task Management for Writers that includes input from Tom Johnson of I’d Rather be Writing as well as podcasts from some real experts on time and task management. Last week Deb Ng ran an excellent article called Getting […]
My friend Deb Ng over at FWJ recently wrote about the use of pen names by freelancers. She explained why she doesn’t use one (personal branding, vanity, and clips) but also noted the reasons some writers use them. Those reasons were: To avoid confusion To be taken seriously To distance yourself from your other works […]
I’m still working on the next installment of my series on my technical writing career, but in the meantime I wanted to address an article by Deb Ng over at Freelance FWJ. She points out, quite rightly, that when you make a statement on the Internet, either on your own blog, through a service like […]