I visited our local TV station a week or so ago and filmed a segment about my latest e-book, 12 Minutes to Change Your Day, available for free download now through April 1st.
This is my first ever TV appearance, and although I don’t really love watching myself on TV, my husband said I did a good job, my kids said I did a good job, and my Facebook friends were enthusiastic. So, with that, I decided I would share here.
I’m grateful to Rebecca Regnier for the invitation and the chance to share about my book (and about some of our authors, as well!)
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How much time did you spend planning your wedding? How much time did you spend preparing?
Guys, did your bride-to-be nudge you toward a long engagement, with plenty of time to plan? Do you remember the months of preparation? The tuxedo fittings and cake tastings?
Ladies, did you start browsing bridal magazines long before your guy popped the question?
Or maybe you dreamed of your wedding day as a little girl and imagined the perfect dress, your dream ring — years before your first date. Did you keep a list of bridesmaids, venues and honeymoon destinations?
When it comes to weddings, some women think it’s never too early to start planning, dreaming, and scheming. And once they choose a date »
Without a doubt, people around the world today are thinking about the events of September 11, 2001.
It is early morning on the east coast of the US, and already my Facebook stream is filled with remembrances and prayers for families of the victims of the attacks on 9/11.
I am sure that the topic will trend on Twitter today.
In real life, people will hold prayer meetings and vigils. My daughter, who is in 6th grade, has been encouraged to wear red, white, and blue today. She has no personal memories of the day; she and her peers, far too young to remember, are aware of and attuned to the significance of this day.
On the day of the attacks, »
As a writer, I love blog posts and I’d far rather read (or write) one than watch a video or listen to a podcast.
Part of my issue is impatience, I think; I can read at my own pace but if I’m listening or watching, I must listen to or watch until the end to get all the content.
I know that many people prefer a different delivery of information, this generation of Youtube and iTunes.
Or even if a person prefers to read, some content lends itself to instructions you can see and hear — step by step instructions about something technical, for example. In that situation, even the most talented and concise write may fall short with an explanation »
I love questions, silly and serious. Perhaps you’ve noticed?
By combining a blog post with questions on other social media sites, you can extend and repurpose the content.
For example, yesterday, I posted about my Twitter Tips E-book and introduced the topic with some conversation about how I am winding down the summer.
That post could become two polls or sets of questions: one about the Twitter Tips E-book and one about how people are enjoying the end of summer.
I could post those questions on Facebook, using the Facebook polls feature. Or I could post the questions on a site dedicated to questions and answers like Honestly Now.
Here’s a question I »