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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper."

Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and interviews — many from the fantastic Paris Review archives — and culled a handful of writing routines from some of my favorite authors. Enjoy....

 

(photo of Joan Didion)

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Inspiration from writers who inspire us with their craft including Bradbury, Didion, Hemingway, Miller, Kerouac, Franklin, Angelou and more. Many thanks to Maria Popova for sharing.           

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When Is the Best Time to Be Creative?

When Is the Best Time to Be Creative? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Some people prefer working late into the night. Others hit their stride after lunch. If you're not sure what time of day is best for you to write, keep on reading. The infographic below from Neil Patel at Quick Sprout will dive into data on productivity and creativity so you can figure out what timing might work best for you....
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When's the best time to write and think creatively asks Ginny Soskey? Check out this infographic to find out.
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Why Influencer Marketing Is the New King of Content

Why Influencer Marketing Is the New King of Content | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
With no further ado, check out this jam-packed infographic from TheShelf.com. It’s full of brilliant stats that will help you seize the importance of influencer marketing. Once you’ve read everything, start to identify influencers in your industry and get started!...
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Here's why influencers and word of mouth marketing matter.
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Here's why word of mouth and influence our marketing matter.

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22 LinkedIn Hacks to
Make You More Productive | HubSpot

22 LinkedIn Hacks to<br/> Make You More Productive | HubSpot | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Prospecting just got a whole lot easier -- and that's just the beginning.


In this SlideShare, we've collected 22 of the most useful -- and hidden -- hacks in LinkedIn, including:

-  How to hide your connections from competitors

-  How to get a tailored lead list delivered directly to your iinbox weekly or daily

-  How to find prospects you already have something in common with

-  How to customize your connection request on a mobile device.


Take a look to upgrade your LinkedIn status from pro to hacker. (Andcheck out this post for the ultimate cheat sheet to mastering LinkedIn.)...

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Discover how to hide your connections from competitors, get a tailored lead list delivered to your inbox, customize your connection requests on mobile, and more. Essential reading. 10/10

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Simple Rules for Creating Presentations That Don't Put Prospects to Sleep

Simple Rules for Creating Presentations That Don't Put Prospects to Sleep | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

And what's worse than a boring presentation? Five, 10, or even 15 boring presentations. That's the fate clients subject themselves to during the new business process. And while you might think they deserve to be in this situation, it won't help you win the account.


Don't be that agency that drives the client team over the edge with a PowerPoint presentation in 11-point Comic Sans text. Check out this  SlideShare for a few tips on how to create presentations that don't suck....

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Review this SlideShare for best practices and tips on how to create a memorable presentation.

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10 Advanced Twitter Growth Hacks To Increase Your Followers - Social Media Week

10 Advanced Twitter Growth Hacks To Increase Your Followers - Social Media Week | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Growing a larger and active Twitter following is the goal of many online marketers, bloggers, social media experts, and people with the time to say something in 140 characters or less often.


Here are 10 Twitter growth hacks that you may not be using already, and advice on how you can put them in play....

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Twitter rocks! Here's how to make the most of it with some advanced tips.

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Want to grow your Twitter tribe? Here are some great tips on how to do that.

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43 Inspiring Social Media Books to Read, Accounts to Follow

43 Inspiring Social Media Books to Read, Accounts to Follow | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Understanding the art of social media. Bryan Kramer joins #bufferchat to share his thoughts on social media success, plus books and inspiration.Marketer, speaker and author, Kramer talks about the art (and impact) of sharing...
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This is very thoughtful post with many resources and a strategy for social media that's hard to resist. It's all based on sharing and sharing what's important. Recommended reading. 9/10

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Study: Couponers are Brands' Most Important Customers - Coupons in the News

Study: Couponers are Brands' Most Important Customers - Coupons in the News | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
With tighter coupon policies, more coupon restrictions and extra-vigilant cashiers, it can sometimes feel like couponers are seen as the enemy who must be stopped, or at least reined in.Yet a new study says coupon users buy more, spend more and shop more than noncouponers. Even though they may not be paying full price, the study concludes, couponers are manufacturers’ best customers.That’s one of the findings in a joint report by market research firm GfK, and the publisher of the SmartSource coupon inserts....
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A new survey of coupon users reveals how and why they clip coupons, and concludes that couponers are brands' "most important consumers".
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Free Tool Determines Most Valuable Followers on Instagram, Twitter

Free Tool Determines Most Valuable Followers on Instagram, Twitter | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
A brainchild of entrepreneurs Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld, SocialRank also allows users to filter their Twitter followings based on keyword, location, interests, activity and verification. Now, the company is launching a comparable tool for Instagram. Available today for free, the product lets users sort their followers based on engagement, bio keywords, location, follower count and even hashtag use, according to SocialRank....
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SocialRank, which launched last January to help Twitter users better understand their audiences, has now added a comparable tool for Instagram.
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8 Top Instagram Accounts Marketers Need to Keep Their Eye On

8 Top Instagram Accounts Marketers Need to Keep Their Eye On | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

These online users have a broad base of followers on this social media platform. Through their accounts, you can learn so many things and be able to personally relate as to how it really is working as a social media marketer.


The following top Instagram accounts can also help you be updated with the latest trends and developments in the social media marketing world...

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Instagram ticks all the boxes for an app that picked the top trends on the web. Social, mobile and visual. Here are 8 top Instagram accounts to check out.

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Inbound Marketing: How focusing on customer stories saw a 35% increase in content engagement

Inbound Marketing: How focusing on customer stories saw a 35% increase in content engagement | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Finding a vantage point to observe customer stories is incredibly important. Knowing this, online learning and teaching platform Udemy was looking for a way to engage in the conversations its users were having outside of brand platforms.
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Here's an excellent case study from Marketing Sherpa. It illustrates how storytelling can have a big impact on inbound marketing and sales.
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5 methods for innovation you should try in your Team • Inspired Magazine

5 methods for innovation you should try in your Team • Inspired Magazine | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”


At the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) at SAP we frequently organize the so-called “Method Mondays”, a regular one-hour meeting series in which the team members share, practice, and test different methods.


In this article I would like to share the 5 methods with you that work best for us – it’s worth trying!...

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Do you work with teams? Here are 5 strategic ways to build team results. Recommended reading. 9 / 10

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8 Ways Social Media Can Impact Your SEO - SEMrush Blog

8 Ways Social Media Can Impact Your SEO - SEMrush Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The relationship between social media and SEO has been a matter of dispute for a long time. Search engines claim that they do not consider social signals a ranking factor. However, an overlap of social media and SEO is evident; by using it in the right way, you may reap a lot of benefits.

Let’s take a look at several ways your social media strategy may affect your overall organic visibility and enhance your website rankings....

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Here's how social impacts SEO. Good POV.

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9 Awesome Twitter Hacks that You're TOTALLY Not Using (But Should!)

9 Awesome Twitter Hacks that You're TOTALLY Not Using (But Should!) | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Don’t beat yourself up. Twitter is massively under-utilized — and under-understood (is that a word?).

For example, did you know you can upload videos, access analytics AND perform Twitter profile searches??

Yep, there’s SO MUCH you can do to leverage the power of Twitter for your business.

So where do you begin?

Right here! Below are 9 Twitter tricks that you’ve probably never heard of. Start using them asap!
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Really smart tips to get the most from Twitter. Recommended reading for newbies from Post Planner.

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How to Generate Income on Pinterest

How to Generate Income on Pinterest | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

For many people, social media is one a great place to meet new consumers and gain followers. One of the most popular and overlooked social media sites is Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board that lets users save photos and pictures.


Users have multiple boards and can favorite and follow photos, boards, and users. Users see newly updated pins on their stream as people, and boards they follow are updated. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your products and help you generate income on Pinterest....

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Valuable tips and insight into Pinterest from Neil Patel.

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Valuable tips and insight into Pinterest from Neil Patel.

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Mind Blowing 3D Sidewalk art!

Mind Blowing 3D Sidewalk art! | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

3D Street Painting and 3D Pavement Art Illusion


Is it real?! The chalk drawing of London's most popular underground train station looks to have that couple a bit off-balance as the man holds onto the wall.. it must be as good in person as it is digitally! Wait ..is that sign on the far left not real?!

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Creativity with your coffee. This amazing collection of 3-D sidewalk art, done in chalk, will absolutely stun you! Essential viewing. 10/10

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New Social Media Research Uncovers Big Problem for Businesses | Jay Baer

New Social Media Research Uncovers Big Problem for Businesses | Jay Baer | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
What you want social media to do for your business, and what real people want and expect from businesses in social media are fundamentally different. This expectations disconnect and dissonance is the nucleus of all that is wrong and difficult about social media from a company perspective.
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Jay Baer says consumers don't really want to hear from brands every day. They just want to hear from you when they need something! Essential reading. 10/10
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Check out Google's free Mobile-Friendly Test

Learn more about Google's new mobile friendly guidelines and algorithm.If you're interested in learning more about mobile sites, check out our Webmaster's Mobile Guide or the Principles of Site Designon Web Fundamentals....
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Take this free test to determine whether your blog or website is mobile-friendly enough for Google. You need to know so you can make sure you are not penalized with the new algorithm. Essential testing. 10/10
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10 Detailed Infographic Templates for Every Type of Business

10 Detailed Infographic Templates for Every Type of Business | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So, how do you prepare your next awesome infographic for your business? Well, if you are looking for templates that will help you create your own infographic for your business, you have come to the right place!


In this post, I have put together an assortment of our best infographic templates that offer everything you would ever need to display your data in a beautiful and effective way. Starting from as low as $4, these infographic templates are all yours to customize, extend and publish!...

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If you're looking for templates that will help you create your own infographic for your business, you have come to the right place! Recommended reading from Marketo. 9/10

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Who Unfollowed Me?.. Who Cares! More Important Question is WHY!

Who Unfollowed Me?.. Who Cares! More Important Question is WHY! | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So Buzzstream and Fractl got together to survey close to 900 people to understand why they unfollow brands on social media.


Let’s consider the data together. Are you ready?


Who unfollowed me on Facebook: THE STATS

-  25% said they unfollowed at least one brand in the last month

-  20% said they unfollow if posts are too repetitive or boring

-  19% said they unfollow if brands post more than 6 times per day

-  7% unfollow after finding a competitor’s page

-  20% went as far as to hide posts from the pages they unfollowed...

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Ever catch yourself thinking: Who unfollowed me on social media? STOP! The question you should be asking is WHY they unfollowed you. Here's the answer!

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Internet of Things influencing B2B sales process is changing - B2B News Network

Internet of Things influencing B2B sales process is changing - B2B News Network | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
What’s trending this week in the B2B Twittersphere?In a similar vein as the Harvard Business Review article we mentioned at the beginning of this post, this infographic breaks down some numbers and facts reflecting the fact that more and more B2B buyers are making purchases online instead of through traditional sales channels.
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Here's a good look at how the Internet of Things is impacting business to business sales.
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10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why They Work

10 Fantastic Instagram Posts and Why They Work | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Don’t let the simplicity of Instagram lull you into posting boring content. While it might appear that people are just randomly posting photos, and yes, some people are, many people have mastered the art of the Instagram post. Let’s look at ten fantastic Instagram posts, why they work, and how you can use these ideas for your future Instagram content....
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Peg Fitzpatrick shares 10 super lessons from top Instagram posts. Great learning and recommended reading. 9 / 10
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Instagram is a social media platform you should check out just to see if your ideal audience is there waiting for you. 

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12 Tips for Increasing Click-Through-Rates on Twitter

12 Tips for Increasing Click-Through-Rates on Twitter | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Today’s infographic comes from Hubspot and it shows us 12 tips you can use to get more conversions on Twitter. These are simple tweaks you can implement and test to see if they move the needle for you....
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Here's how tweaking Twitter can turn your tweets into tantalizing turn of results.
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How to Use Your Blog to Generate Leads Effectively

How to Use Your Blog to Generate Leads Effectively | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Ever since Bill Gates prophesied that content would be king way back in 1996, this advice has been repeated ad-nauseam by thousands of people across the web. But businesses, big and small alike, have always struggled to find the perfect recipe for what works for their audience and industry.


My article here is by no means the ultimate guide. However, what I have written here is based on things that have worked for me, and what I think can be repackaged to work for your business as well.


In this article, we will talk about:

-  The objective of writing on your company blog

-  What are the goals you set for every article

-  How to write article that will generate leadsHow to maximize lead generation with your blog articles...

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Practical tips and suggestions for writing a better company blog.

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30 Premium Tumblr Themes With Beautiful, Minimal Design | Design Shack

30 Premium Tumblr Themes With Beautiful, Minimal Design | Design Shack | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

There are thousands of Tumblr themes all over the web. To be perfectly frank, most of them aren’t great, and won’t do your creative work justice. Today we’ve collected thirty of our favourite premium Tumblr themes from across the web.

All of these cost a few dollars, but all of them will take your Tumblr blog to another level. From stylish, minimal Tumblr themes, through to those featuring big colours and bold images — we have a full selection. All of them are available to buy straight from Tumblr directly, and can be set up on your blog in a few minutes!...

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Blogging strategies and Creativity with your coffee.

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13 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Business | ProfitBlitz

13 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Business | ProfitBlitz | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
There’s an assumption that traffic will just naturally convert to leads, but that isn’t always the case.


And what if you don’t have traffic, but want to generate leads for your business today?


In that case, you have to pursue other avenues.
I’m going to be covering 13 different ways to generate leads for your business, many of which are free, simple, and can be started now....

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Dave Schneider shares really useful business building and lead generation tips.

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To generate is the most challenging task for the marketers. Here check 13 ways to generate more leads for your online business.