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How to Fall in Love With Writing Again

How to Fall in Love With Writing Again | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

After a while, you get sick and tired of writing. You just want to quit. Is it that notorious condition known as writer’s block? It could be, but in many cases it’s a little bit different.


There are a few things going on:You’re bored with what you’re writing about. Boredom kills affection.You’ve exhausted your creative energy. Creativity, like a muscle, has its limits. Push it too hard, and it caves in.You need something more challenging. Lack of challenge -- goals, vision, perspective -- leads to disillusionment.


You need some fresh experiences. Fresh experiences will give you a fresh perspective.It’s time to figure out how to get your brain back on task. How do you get past the drudgery and enjoy writing again? Let's talk through a few tips....

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Suffering from writer's block? Feeling uninspired? Check out Neil Patel's five tips for moving past the drudgery to enjoy writing again.

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10 inspirational quotes to make you a better marketer

10 inspirational quotes to make you a better marketer | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t love a great quote?I culled together 10 inspirational quotes for marketing and public relations professionals to get us excited. Today is a great time to be a marketer. Hopefully, these quotes will help guide you through today’s social media and content marketing world....
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See The Entire Observable Universe Beautifully Rendered On Your Computer Screen

See The Entire Observable Universe Beautifully Rendered On Your Computer Screen | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What does the entire observable universe look like? Not exactly like this—but it's a pretty (and fascinating) picture. The illustration, based on logarithmic maps from Princeton researchers and images from NASA, shows the universe from a human perspective: The sun is at the center, ringed by planets, galaxies, the cosmic web (the void between solar systems), and invisible plasma from the Big Bang.

Artist Pablo Carlos Budassi put the illustration together armed with Photoshop, recent research... and some weed. He included as many details as possible. "Something I didn't have time to do was to smoothly merge the cosmic web with the last single galaxies that appear," he says. "The rest was relatively easy and only took a couple of nights and about 100 grams of marijuana to do it."...

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Sometimes science is wonderful.

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The Year That Was and Wasn’t - The Morning News

The Year That Was and Wasn’t - The Morning News | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
by The Morning News


We asked writers and thinkers to tell us: What were the most important events of 2015—and what were the least?

Interviews by Hayden Higgins

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Want a taste of new intellectual thinking? Random, shrewd and interesting reading.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, December 23, 2015 12:23 PM

What they didn't know was that smaller particles found by scientists as Higgs Boson's components.

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50 Blog Headers Guaranteed To Draw Readers Into Any Post – Design School

50 Blog Headers Guaranteed To Draw Readers Into Any Post – Design School | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

It has been said that designing a blog is easy, a-no brainer. Pick a template from the myriads out there all readily available on any platform and you’ll be good to go, right?

But popping images and text into an existing template will likely translate into another generic looking blog. And in today’s growing blogging industry, being just another sheep in the herd won’t do much for your traffic. Differentiating your blog from others in the same niche by creating a blog designed with a bit more character will turn you into the sheep they’ll remember.

Creating a stunning blog does not necessarily mean building your own layout from scratch. You can take advantage of a template, let it do most of the heavy lifting, and pair it with a thoughtfully designed header to start engaging your target audience. Use them to set the mood and visually communicate what your blog is all about. They don’t have to be terribly complex, just tailored to fit your blog beautifully. Below, we showcase 50 awesome blogs with headers that make great first impressions and feature great content....

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Creativity with your coffee and some design inspiration to go with it. 

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25 Absolutely Gorgeous Responsive Sites for Inspiration (B2B, eCommerce, Media, Nonprofit)

25 Absolutely Gorgeous Responsive Sites for Inspiration (B2B, eCommerce, Media, Nonprofit) | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We all need a little inspiration sometimes. So, when you're feeling a bit lackluster, here is a list of 25 modern sites from a range of industries that will spark a little bit of inspiration in you. All of these sites are mobile friendly and responsive and feature a host of great features. This list is split into multiple sections based on industry so, you can find the most relevant and useful inspiration. Go forth, my friends!...

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Check out some of Hubspot's favorite responsive websites for inspiration across a variety of industries including eCommerce, B2B, Nonprofits, Media and more!

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50 Incredible Editorial Designs From Around The World – Design School

50 Incredible Editorial Designs From Around The World – Design School | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Designing newspapers, magazines and books has become particularly challenging as digital takes over most of our communications. While we must learn to adapt our concepts to various screen sizes, paper will always be an essential medium for creative expression.


Throughout this article, I’ll introduce 50 incredible newspaper designs (and the design lessons they bestow) to inspire your work....

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Creativity with your coffee. Recommended viewing for creatives, bloggers, marketers and PR.

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Eat, Drink & Advertise: 10 Edible Billboards You Have to See to Believe

Eat, Drink & Advertise: 10 Edible Billboards You Have to See to Believe | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

As a society, we love food. That's really all there is to it.

Traditional advertising on the other hand ... not so loved. When it comes to mediums such as billboards, many businesses struggle to determine whether or not it's worth the investment anymore -- except for these brands, that is.  

By combining food and advertising, the following 10 brands were able to create some jaw-dropping creations that commanded the attention of their hungry audience....

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Here's a little creativity and food for thought. Recommended viewing. 9/10

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10 Rules of Composition All Designers Live By – Design School

10 Rules of Composition All Designers Live By – Design School | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So, it’s safe to say that composition is pretty important. So, what exactly is a composition? Well, in very simple terms, it’s the part where all the separate elements come together to form a whole. When all of your type, your images, your graphics and colors, come together to form one cohesive design.


A successful composition means that you have arranged, distributed, aligned and compiled your design in a way that not only looks good but is also highly functional and effective. So, let’s run over a few tips, tricks and techniques that will have you mastering composition in no time....

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Foolproof composition techniques that will hold all your design elements in all the right places.

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#Creativity: Footer design, 200+ best

#Creativity: Footer design, 200+ best | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

As most of you guys probably know, the footer is the last significant part of a website. It tends to be used for placing important information, such as the RSS feedback button, slide galleries, contact information, latest posts, the site map, among others. But the footer its not just a large space to fill the bottom of the page. It's a whole design area, in which the designer can place some pretty cool ideas that will not fit inside the main space of the site. In this countdown, we will be showing you some of the coolest footer ideas on the web, so lets get it started.

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More creativity with your coffee and 200 inspiring footer designs you can learn from.Recommended viewing! 10/10

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Designing With Black and White: 50 Striking Examples for Your Inspiration via @Canva

Designing With Black and White: 50 Striking Examples for Your Inspiration via @Canva | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Black and white can seem like a very inflexible palette, but believe me when I say, it’s actually quite the opposite. In fact, black and white is incredible versatile, easy to use, and effective as anything!In this list we’ll look at 50 stunning monochromatic designs and hopefully you’ll quickly begin to notice how flexible this small palette really is, and just how easy it is for you to kickstart your own black and white designs. So, let’s get started....

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Creativity with your coffee. Black and white is a classic and timeless design combination. How ingenious and creative is this poster design? Awesome!

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Jay Baer Keynote: Does Your #ContentMarketing Pass the Mom Test? — Medium

Jay Baer Keynote: Does Your #ContentMarketing Pass the Mom Test? — Medium | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What we need are people who have a passion for connections. Who understand that there is a point to all of this that transcends clicks and shares and views and downloads and lead gen. And that point — the mission of content — is this:


Content is the emotional and informational bridge between commerce and consumer.


Building that bridge requires more than budget and an editorial calendar and analytics and a strategy. It requires people who care…no, it requires people who LOVE content and what it can do. Not what it can do for revenue and profits and the reduction of customer churn, although those are nice outcomes....

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Read Jay Baer's inspiring keynote address to more than 3,000 content marketers at Content Marketing World. Recommended reading. 10/10

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Sherri L. McLendon's curator insight, May 22, 12:01 PM
THIS. "Content is the emotional and informational bridge between commerce and consumer."
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How To Make Something People Give A Shit About — The Unlisted — Medium

How To Make Something People Give A Shit About - The Unlisted - Medium

If you want to make something that people really care about, that they actually give a hot shit about, you have to care about it yourself. Because if you don’t, then try as you might, it’ll come out in the final product.

The reason for this?

Making something is hard. Making something you don’t care about is even harder.


The only way you’ll be able to consistently work, when you don’t want to work, consistently try when you don’t want to try, is by deeply and honestly caring about your work....

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An inspirational post by Jon Westenberg who writes about passion and why you deeply need to care about what you do and what you create. Highly recommended. 10/10

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Awesome Copywriting Examples | Web lessons by Jonah Lopin | Crayon

Awesome Copywriting Examples | Web lessons by Jonah Lopin | Crayon | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Any description I write for this collection will pale in comparison to the excellent copywriting examples contained herein.

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A Crayon collection of web designs and awesome copywriting examples by Jonah Lopin. Recommended reading for inspiration. 9/10

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A Crayon collection of web designs and awesome copywriting examples by Jonah Lopin. Recommended reading for inspiration. 9/10

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The Sharing Age

The Sharing Age | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Imagine the possibilities of a world in which we are able to make trusted connections between a near-infinite number of people. A world in which transaction costs, time and distance are reduced to almost nil. A world that is instantly available from a smartphone, anywhere, anytime.

This global revolution, enabled by databases, search engines and connectivity, has begun. It’s allowing mankind to break free from the limits of the past. We start doing what we do best: collaborating and sharing, at an unprecedented scale — a significant untapped potential for sharing is unlocked on a whole new level, creating value for all.

Thanks to platforms that connect peers and enable the creation of interpersonal online trust, individuals are suddenly empowered to share goods, knowledge, money, skills, network, content, etc. They regain their ability to contribute more directly to society and the economy, but on a global scale, redefining relationships between economic and social actors along the way.

We are at the dawn of a new era, the sharing age, which impacts all dimensions of our relationships with others....

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Fred Mazzella writes a really thoughtful post about the "sharing age." Recommended reading. 9/10

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Go Inside the Work of Salvador Dali With Surreal New Virtual Reality Experience | Co.Create

Go Inside the Work of Salvador Dali With Surreal New Virtual Reality Experience | Co.Create | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Salvador Dali once said, "Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." Perhaps the artist would've said something similar about virtual reality, which The Dalí Museum is now using to bring his 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet's "Angelus" to life.


To help celebrate the opening of its new exhibition "Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination" on January 23rd, which looks at the relationship between the artist and Walt Disney, the museum enlisted agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners to create "Dreams of Dalí" to give viewers a new way to experience his work....

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Creativity with your coffee: An early painting comes to life for The Dalí Museum's new "Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination" exhibit.