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This morning I dropped my car off at the dealer for what I hope to be service covered by a recall (now called product improvement campaigns) or as a fall back covered by the extended warranty that came with the car during its purchase.…
If you run a blog or network of blogs, you are probably familiar with backlink requests. What are backlinks and what are backlink requests? According to Lexico a backlink is: An incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website. So a backlink request is any inquiry from another website to add a link to your website. These will come in many forms. At their best, they will specifically target your post’s content, trying to…
As a kid, I stayed at a Howard Johnson’s Motel with my family. I was fascinated with the entire operation and started asking the Manager tons of questions and eventually followed him around. One thing that stuck with me after all these years was how he would “walk the grounds” of the motel at least twice per day. With his own eyes and ears, he was able to keep tabs on a large operation and…
During our Monday meeting this week, Kevin O’Keefe asked, “what do we like?“ This question was asked in part from a SLACK discussion the previous week; a few of us were giving our take on a publishing platform’s new features. The tone was more critical or cynical. His challenge to us was to focus on what was good, what we should be doing as a company, and the positives we can glean and apply.…
My first real job was working for a corporate collections agency. While my role was related to managing the office, print design/advertising needs, the company website, and intranet (remember those). I did learn much from watching the collections personal as they engaged business that owed our clients money. One such skill was their note-taking as they entered call information into our UNIX collection system.…
One of the reasons many of us blog is to share our experiences and knowledge in an open environment. While doing do, it is helpful to pick a niche to cover. Unfortunately, this can lead to writer’s block as the blogger exhausts what they are comfortable discussing. This often leads to the blogger broadening their niche. While this can be a healthy way to grow your blog and acquire expertise, it is not always something…
Many scholarly works have been written about the power of positive language to help improve your mood and attitude. Ever since John Eccles won the Nobel Prize in medicine 1963 for finding specific signal transmissions among neurons in the brain, people have been looking at ways to explain human behavior. According to Christopher Bergland: Eccles believed that the volition neurons of the self-willed mind were always ready to fire. Just triggering one of these…