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Finding and sharing archived college memories

Does your college offer digital archives online? If so, you might find some good memories within their files. College memories hidden away in film My alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan Univerity, is a smaller school of 2,000 students. When I attended in the late 90s we didn’t have social media. To my knowledge, there was only […]

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Why Tweetdeck is better than Hootsuite

I was a paying Hootsuite user for five

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Republish your blog posts to Medium?

Do you take your blog posts on your website and republish them onto Medium? Your work gets more visibility, so that sounds nice. But with your website content duplicated elsewhere on the internet, do you lose Google rankings on your own website? A good number of my blog posts don’t rank well on Google, so […]

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Idea: Auto-tweeting your blog archive

Imagine a service that would automatically tweet all your archived blog posts from this day. It would look at your blog archive to find what you posted on this day one year ago, two years ago, etc. The headline and URL would be automatically tweeted. If there are multiple blog posts, space the tweets an […]

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Promoting your blog archive, one day at a time

Curious what what you blogged about a year ago? “Years Ago Today” is an WordPress admin dashboard widget (and optional daily email) that lists posts published to your site on this day in years past. You might have a deep blogging archive that you can actively promote today. I have three blogs with over 3,000 […]

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Will Pinterest become the champion of saving online content?

With Pinterest changing its “Pin It” button to “Save” a few months ago, they are focusing on the saving aspect of content, instead of pinning it to a visual board. Pinning, saving. What’s the difference? Pinning something to a board implies short-term use. You have a project going on, and you want to gather information […]

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Post short clips of audio onto Instagram and Twitter

Come across an interesting segment on a podcast?

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A blog without comments is broken

Every time a blog doesn’t have the ability for a reader to leave comments, I think that blog is broken. Sure, there is social media. You can tweet a link with your comment. Or share the blog post on Facebook. Sharing power! However, lacking is the ability to easily see other people’s comments. I could […]

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List of 140+ Chicago design agencies and design organizations on Facebook

The Chicago design list

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Pinterest can drive long-term consistent traffic

Post a link to Twitter, and it’ll stop getting traffic within a few hours. A Facebook post might give you traffic for a day–if you’re lucky, two days. So many social media platforms are a river flow–post something, and it’s away down stream into the ocean in a matter of moments. However, Pinterest does have […]