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Practicing What I Preach

I was meeting with a potential new client. She’d reached out to meet and was interested in working with me.  New site. Yadda yadda yadda. I was concerned, frankly. I felt that her site wasn’t ready for prime time. That it needed some work. Redesign. Restructuring. Work. And that it was premature for her to […]
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Apples, Oranges, Bananas and Pomegranates

There are a lot of social media consultants out here.  A lot. But here’s the thing, saying you’re a social media consultant doesn’t mean much more than saying you’re a writer.  It’s a vague generalization.  Not much more. I’m on my 4th (or 5th) career. I’ve been a teacher, trainer, nonprofit management professional, project manager […]
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Traffic is great, sales are better

My client was happy.  Traffic to his site had been up, consistently so, since he hired me. And while I appreciated his thanks (it’s always nice to have my efforts recognized) I had to remind him that my job wasn’t just to bring traffic to his site.  That that was only a small part of […]
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I politely disagree

It happens sometimes. I start talking with a new or potential client about their current social media strategy.  What they’re already doing well and what I see as points of weakness. I’ll point out something that I see as a glaring issue. Some faux pas of social media manners, or big time waster.  And I’m […]
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Busy Week

Perhaps I should’ve set up an auto-reply for my email, “I’m having a busy week.  Please forgive me if I don’t get back to you.” I wonder what the effect of something like that would be? It really is a busy week – Week 1 on a new, ten-week project. An author with a book […]
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