5 Easy Ingredients of a Successful Online Marketing Formula

I avoid in-person events as much as possible. It’s not because I’m an introvert. It’s not because I look hideous. (Although we should know better than to let our looks get in the way of meetings.) It’s because I’m deaf. Most people understand me when I speak. It’s the other side — the more important … Read more

The Foolproof Way to Separate Fact from Fiction on Twitter

Do you believe what you read on Twitter? This is from an ABC News story on Twitter: Despite the micro-blogging site’s [Twitter] many successes — as a lifeline during emergencies, a direct line between the famous and their fans and an open line for anyone with something to share — Twitter’s instantaneous nature can make … Read more

Create a Writer's Profile in Facebook

Most folks use Facebook for one or the other, not both. However, many freelance writers and I use Facebook for both personal and business. After all, when you hire us, you get our personalities and styles. I take care to watch what I post by remembering a future client, a former boss and family member could … Read more

Favorite Posts of 2009

Yee haw! (I’m a Texan, I can do that.) Happy to do another Middle Zone Musings “What I learned from…” project. This time, we share our favorite posts of 2009. I put this together based on what I thought were most valuable to you based on your feedback. 7 Traits of Bad Twitter Followers: The … Read more

How to Create a Twitter Profile for Writers

Twitter gives writers a wonderful place to meet, discuss favorite topics, receive support and learn about great resources. Your tweets are number one in attracting your followers. However, writers still need a good bio because many Twitter users don’t follow someone who lacks a bio or creates a useless one. A bio does the “first … Read more

Using Twitter's Lists Feature for Writing

If you haven’t heard by now, Twitter now has Lists that lets you put Twitter users into groups. It doesn’t matter if you’re following someone or not, you can add anyone into a list or two or three. Here’s an introduction and a how to use Twitter Lists at Web Worker Daily. Twitter users have their … Read more

Is It Time to Change Twitter Chats?

Steve Champeon (@schampeo), “first blogger I ever read” and long-time friend, dropped me a line in response to my tweets in Twitter. The gist: twitter isn’t meant for group chats (to distinguish it from standard tweetversations). He likened chatting in Twitter to sending large file attachments in email. “Twitter for reach, other medium (whatever it … Read more