04 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

31 Days of Ideas

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One of the great ideas I’ve run across online is something called #VEDA. Twice each year Amy Schmittauer of SavvySexySocial.com takes ownership of an internet meme called #VEDA — which stands for Video Every Day in August (or April …hence the twice-each-year…). While Amy didn’t personally create this month-long challenge to motivate individuals to commit […]

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23 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Magazine Revenue Ideas

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I recently participated in an hour-long brainstorm session with Ron McDaniel, leader of the Micro Mag Publishing community. We bounced around ideas for local publishers on the topics of non-traditional revenue generation, selling ideas (versus selling advertising), sponsorship opportunities, featured content ideas, how to stay motivated, and a myriad of other topics (until I ran […]

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27 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Building a Wall or a Bridge?

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The conversation regarding the building of a certain wall (and who will pay for said wall) is certainly a hot topic in the news these days, but this article is about more building metaphorical walls (and bridges) rather than physical (or political) ones. Rather than reading these words and thinking about national borders or politicians with tiny […]

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21 December 2016 ~ 4 Comments

Gains and Losses

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There is no denying that 2016 was a big year for losing some big names to the great beyond. We lost a Thin White Duke and a Prince. A man who floated like butterfly, a man who floated among the stars, and a woman who played soulmate to a super-powered “strange visitor from another planet”. We […]

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15 September 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Podcasts Running Through My Mind

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I decided to jump in and launch a podcast this week. Over the last 6-12 months I’d been trying to recruit a few business associates, past project partners, even my spouse to commit to creating and co-hosting an ongoing podcast program, but I couldn’t get any takers. They were all interested, but no one seemed to want […]

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07 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Letter To My Future Self

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Last Friday I celebrated the completion of my 49th annual orbit around the sun, which means I’ve just begun the 12-month journey of my 50th solar flight. Should this semicentennial adventure end as safely as the others, there are a few things I hope to have accomplished or experienced (or projects I simply hope to have completed!) […]

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17 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Lagniappe, Learning, and Louis Armstrong

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Many students of many ages are all going “back to school” today. I wasn’t aware of it because I have any school age children, I knew it was happening because of all the back-to-school sales being promoted by stores and by all the Facebook posts of relief by my friends who do have school age children. […]

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21 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Flip The Dip

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Which gives you more satisfaction… starting something new or finishing something old? A lot of folks (maybe you) are easily bored or distracted and jump from one project to the next without ever finishing what they started. There is a freshness and excitement to starting a new project that is difficult to overcome. I’ll admit to struggling with […]

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20 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

One Hour Equals

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One of the things I hear so many (too many) times from clients is that they “don’t have the time” to blog, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, write articles, take photographs, paint, doodle, sketch, draw, shoot video… whatever it is that we’re discussing and (both) agree could make a positive difference in the public perception of […]

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08 January 2015 ~ 1 Comment

New Year, Old Friends, New Projects

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The new year always offers a first best chance to begin something brand new, or to simply begin anew.  With the coming of the new year also came two immediate new project launches from The Idea Guy. The first was publishing a brand new book in a brand new format. The Yellow Sticky Guide to DONE […]

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