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Learn Something New

Learn Something New

It’s easy to get caught up in the grind of life…the tidbits of entertainment from Social Media, hours of shows to binge on Netflix, not to mention work, cleaning, cooking, the whole life shebang. It’s also easy as a mom…specifically a stay-at-home mom, though I’m sure working moms have it to some degree too. And the concept can work for anyone. You’re busy all the time. Everything is always going. Sometimes it is a little overwhelming. And a lot of…

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Stop Selling to Other Authors

Stop Selling to Other Authors

I want to point this out because one would think this is rather fundamental, but it’s not. It really, really isn’t. Other writers are not your customers. Let me say it again, louder for everyone in the back: OTHER WRITERS ARE NOT YOUR CUSTOMERS! Will other writers buy your book? Sure, sometimes they will. Sometimes they’ll pick it up on KU to read it and help you out (I do this a lot). But I see so many writers completely…

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Twitter and Social Interaction

Twitter and Social Interaction

In my last social media post I talked about Facebook and interaction, marketing, and the upcoming changes. In this one, I get to rag on Twitter. The terrible, terrible user interface update aside, Twitter is becoming an unusable platform as well. Especially for its users. It has never been a great social media site for sales, but it could be used as a way to connect and reach new readers by interacting with them. People buy from creators that they…

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Incoming Facebook Changes

Incoming Facebook Changes

As promised in my “returning to the world of blogging” post, I’m here to share and discuss some of the incoming changes to Facebook. And detail out why they’re bad for businesses AND bad for users. Facebook is no stranger to change. In the years it has been around its been overhauled more than once. This post in the Admin Zone Forums details out the coming changes for Facebook. Click through and read it for yourself. I will be commenting…

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Social Media. I’m tired of it.

Social Media. I’m tired of it.

I’ll repeat it. I’m really sick of social media. For a long time, I’ve been trying to use it as a way to connect to friends, readers, fans. Other authors. But it just isn’t working for me, for many reasons. The biggest is that it’s actually a black hole of human misery and people being generally shitty to one another. It’s an addictive time-sink that feels productive for advertising or connections, but in the end little comes out of it….

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Disney is playing an entirely different game than Marvel or Tor

Disney is playing an entirely different game than Marvel or Tor

I decided to write this blog post in response to a short exchange on Twitter, because I have a different opinion than many people on Disney as a company, and where they may or may not be heading. It is often thought to be the teetering giant – just slipping over the edge of the beanstalk, ready to fall to the earth. This may still be the case, but I think Disney operates differently than every other entertainment company on…

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My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

My Top Five Disney Villain Songs

This is a fun little post I was thinking about as my kids and I listened to a Disney villain song collection in the car. It was a little random and missing some good ones, but it got me considering it. Here are the best Disney Villain songs, ranked by me. #5 Be Prepared – The Lion King This song on the list was almost a given, as The Lion King is one of the best of the Disney animated…

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Even Cinderella Had Haters

Even Cinderella Had Haters

This is a post that’s been rolling around in my head for a while that I’ve been meaning to write. I think it is important to remember. I try to keep it as a sort of mantra (along with the tagline from the live action movie, “Have Courage and Be Kind”). I like most people on an individual basis. I’m not a saint, there are some I can’t stand or don’t want to deal with. I’m generally unconcerned with whatever they…

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You Don’t Learn How To Work Hard When You Grow Up In Public Schools

You Don’t Learn How To Work Hard When You Grow Up In Public Schools

This has been on my mind recently, as I am reading Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich. I have not given 100% for much of anything in my life. It is especially hard to do when dealing with health issues, as I have been off and on for the last three years (to be detailed out in further posts down the line). But this is an embarrassing admission to make. Most of my life, I have been able to work at…

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Pink, Purple and Sparkly

Pink, Purple and Sparkly

I tweeted about this a couple of days ago, but I feel like it needs a full blog post, because this is something I’ve been bothered by for a long time. The tweet was in response to this article, about a woman who was offended that Target had a two signs on their aisles – “Building Toys” and “Girls’ Building Toys”. Cue the general outrage you’d expect from such a heinous sin. Thankfully, Target didn’t fall all over themselves to…

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