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{Repost}10 tips for bloggers from writing pros

What a great information from those who know writing best, professional writers. I hope this article gives you some insight into great ways to hone your craft of blogging or writing in general. Let me know your thoughts. Did you learn something new, change your opinion on blog writing or think up a few new ways to tweak what you are already doing? If not inspired by the words you read, why not? Tell me – I’d love to know.

Social Media – Perfect and Flawed – It’s Own Contradiction

If you didn’t already read the article posted out there by the national Social Media Club. Neilsen’s Q3 Reports on Social Media via Social Media Club, I highly recommend it.
Social media is one of the greatest inventions, as far I am concerned. That being said, with all things there are blessings and curses. When is it too much of a good thing?
In my most recent business endeavor, I have learned that even though social media is such an amazing way to spread the word, spread the cheer and raise awareness for a wonderful cause – it does also leave windows open for people to attack someone for any little thing that they so choose.
Although, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and all other social media venues present opportunities for many to promote their businesses, they also do make room for others to stir up unnecessary trouble.
I also read a post from another co-hort who works in the same industry, who claims that you should not use your personal accounts to promote your business accounts. While I do agree with some of their content, I do feel that in some cases, cross marketing and marketing to your friends is the best way to get word of mouth out there. I have been blessed to be able to gain clients and work based solely on personal references from friends or others who have seen my business page posts on my personal account. In the same breath, I can say that there can sometimes be too much of good thing – when people begin to comment on how they are contemplating “hiding” your posts, then you should most likely hit the brakes and give your self-promotions a rest.
The funniest thing in all of this – people get offended, people try to make you mad, people try to get a reaction out of you. The person stirring up trouble, well, was just being the as I always call them “the stick in the ant pile” and my co-hort, well I am certain the blog post was aimed slightly below the belt. All in all – every day is a learning experience, every day I learn more about the social media world, about myself and about how blessed we all really are to live in a great country with such amazing freedoms to be and say whatever we want.

Meet my newest client, Stephen Volcik of Fit Now For All!

I call him my client, but I am his as well. Stephen Volcik, with Fit Now For All personal training is not only my client, but also my new personal trainer. He came to me by the referral of one of my best friends, who is also trained by him. I have been diligently working on and re-working logos, setting up his Facebook accounts, both personal and business page. I am so excited to see how quickly his business is going to grow. I am still debating if I add a Twitter account and blog to his package, but I think FB is going to be a quick first wave of marketing. I hope he can keep up with all the new clients and PR in addition to not kicking out current clients. :)

Here is a sample of the many logos I have played with over the past week or two and to be honest I may scrap them all and start a new one completely. Let me know what you think.


Busy as a bee! Just how I like it.

Of course I couldn’t be happier about all my new clients and I am hoping to take on a few more. Life is good and while I’m busy working on everyone else’s blogs, social media, websites and graphic design mine take a little of a backseat. I hope to get caught up soon on my work blog, but as always my clients come first! Stay tuned for more updates to my blog and website. I have been pretty good about updating my Facebook and twitter. Happy Thursday everyone!

-Naptime Design

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Weather Related Work Delays…

Well of course working on web and graphic design is certainly not directly related to weather, but working from home with children running a muck means very little if anything gets done. I am trying to stay current and get the necessary items taken care of, but I am definitely looking forward to warmer and healthier days.  I have a few projects going at the moment, but of course with technology there are always delays when I have to wait for approvals and other nit picking things to work their selves out. Patience is a virtue, that I have been shown, I do not possess during these bleak winter months – with work yes, with working at home while children fight in the background, nope. Crossing my fingers, hoping and praying for sunny, warmer days ahead and healthy little people.


New Posts Coming Soon

It’s late – I am out of steam and out of vino and desperately need some sleep from the crazy busy day I had – stay tuned for more to come. Thanks for checking in.


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