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Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later

Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Do you think that people didn't get wasted back in ye olden tymes?

Via Deanna Dahlsad
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This article reminded me of the Newbie Writers Podcast episode, the Slang Smack Down.  We have so many slang words that go in and out of fashion and are sometimes specific to a certain group.  Here are a couple:

He has been measuring sidewalks upside down.

 

He is holding up his head so as not to lose any.

 

He has a champagne appetite and beer income drunk.

 

He has a cold tea drunk.

 

He has a pink tea drunk.During the holidays, don't get so drunk you think the next liquid is only pink tea!
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Cuz drinking is the emotional lubricant ;)

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What disturbed me about the Facebook meeting. — Medium

What disturbed me about the Facebook meeting. — Medium | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I had an opportunity to meet with some of the senior staff at Facebook, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. I found…
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Thoughtful article addressing the supposed belief that FB is suppressing conservative voices. From this account, no.  Well written article!

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Social media tips for regular people...

Social media tips for regular people... | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that it's harder as a small business / individual to make
headway in advertising your business on Facebook these days, your reach
number get smaller or don't grow much, you don't get all those likes you
used to get... You wonder what you've done wrong... 

 

Likes ain't everything, reach certainly helps, but there's one thing you've
got to remember to do and that's to look after the people that have already
'liked' you, that said, here are a few really simple tips to help you out
with your social media efforts, maybe you'll reach a few extra people and
get that lovely smile back that you once had. 

1. Timing is everything...
I've found that it's good to think about when you're posting your stuff. A
small example would be, if you're a small business (say, creative) in
Australia and you get this ace piece of content ready and then post it when
you've finished it, you know, at ONE AM... Who in Australia is going to see
it? Sure, if you're aiming for the morning tea crowd in New York or the
afternoon break crowd in London, post away, but if you're after local
market - maybe wait until you think they're online. Going a little further,
think about silly things like this; Someone that goes to work isn't going
to go right to their desk at 9am and jump on Facebook, they might do
something like grab a cup of coffee, get to their desk at 8:45, have a
quick browse and then strap in for the work day - so aim for when it makes
sense that they will see your content. If you don't know what time it is
where, use this - it's great www.worldtimebuddy.com

2. Re-Invigorating content...
There's nothing wrong with "re-invigorating" content... Though, rather than
simply re-sharing it to your page, it's best if you can use interaction to
bring it back to life. When someone likes or comments on your content, it
jumps back up the news feed and when it does, there's a chance it to be
seen again, so, if someone comments on your content BUMP up it goes, then
when you reply you have the same effect - so think about this: if your
content is getting comments, use those comments to help put you back in
front of people, maybe wait a bit to reply (obviously if it's something
that needs replying to, reply right away) and then stick a comment in -
wait for another hours or two, or if you're a global brand, wait until
another time zone comes alive (if you can) 

3. Links, not always...
There are a few 'rules' regarding social media marketing, and they're
mostly just made up - so I'd say make your own rules and stick to them if
they're working for you. But, one I do try to stick to is the 5:3:2 rule...
(many variations... but I'm currently with, roughly, 5:3:2) What the hell
is the 5:3:2 rule? Well, it's pretty simply - 5 bits of curated content
from relevant sources within your industry, 3 bits of content you've
created directly related to your brand and 2 bits of fun - something to
attempt a bit of "human" within your marketing messaging... Sure, it
doesn't always work like this - but what I'm saying is don't ever use the
ME ME ME ME ME ME model. Ain't nobody got time fo dat. 

4. Support is important...
Point two was about holding fire, waiting a little before you reply... But
there's nothing more frustrating for someone that not getting a reply to
their social media question - sure, people don't think that we're not all
24/7 or that a small company would only have someone on deck for a couple
hours a day. And not just getting an answer a day later (I always try for
within 24 hours, usually a lot sooner, but you never know when someone's
going to ask a question) Social Media in 2016 is as much a support channel
as it is a social network for sharing cute cat pictures - If your customers
can't find what they want on your website and it's out of hours, there's a
good chance they're going to hit your social media and try their luck - you
could use the auto-response feature within Facebook's messaging to let them
know you're listening and that you will be in touch, but that doesn't work
for page posts or comments by others, so keep your eyes open and make sure
everyone gets a reply or a little loving like.

Well, they're four pretty simple tips (tips within tips) that you can adapt
to your own brand and have a try with. I'd love to know if you're either
doing these things or you're going to try them - feel free to leave a
comment or find me on some form of social media, I might even reply! 

--Simon
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Simon is a brilliant Social Media analyst.  Timing our posts to appear when we think our people are reading is a key point.  Now all I need to do is figure out when you are all reading posts!

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Snapchat engagement and other myths

Snapchat engagement and other myths | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Snapchat engagement levels makes the platform a red-hot target for brands. But is it real and sustainable?
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Best description of Snap Chat and why or why not we need to pay attention.  The description sounds just like the early days of blogging and then of Twitter - "Even in my little Snapchat experimental world, I already have access to so many stories, that I’m ready for them to be over. OK, I see you with a clown nose. Great, I see you eating your hamburger today. Yippee, you’re drinking beer with friends. You’re walking through a mall. When can this be over please?"  

 

It may be over for some of us before it began. If you do not have an unlimited marketing budget and you are not working hard to reach the elusive 18-24 market (Digital Natives) go ahead and stick with Facebook.

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Austin Kleon — Witold Rybczynski, Waiting For The Weekend A...

Austin Kleon — Witold Rybczynski, Waiting For The Weekend A... | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Witold Rybczynski, Waiting For The Weekend A history of how the weekend came to be and an exploration of what it means to take a weekly break from work. To get an idea of whether you’d like th
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I'm a fan of Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist.  In his most recent newsletter, he reviews an out of print book, waiting for the weekend.  I share this because I agree with the basic ideas, we have lost the ability to relax, to putter around and allow silence and calm to re-charge us. Instead of playing we try to master. Intead of creating we produce. Has all the fun been sucked from our lives?  

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Instagram Is Ruining Vacation — Backchannel

Instagram Is Ruining Vacation — Backchannel | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Eating, praying and loving may be a stated goal of travel. In reality, we seem more obsessed with nabbing the perfect photo.
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Loved this sentiment!  I watched a young lady primp for her selfie in front of Monet's Water Lillys.  Made a great background. Are we in the moment or just taking a photo of it?  And at what cost?

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Multitasking is Killing Your Brain — Life Learning — Medium

Multitasking is Killing Your Brain - Life Learning - Medium
Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads?
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I get such satisfaction from focusing on one thing and finishing it.  Apparently that approach is much better than our constant switching back and forth.  Who knew?  Get into your zone today.

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Manuel Gonzales Recommends... | Poets & Writers

Manuel Gonzales Recommends... | Poets & Writers | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it

Shake up your writing by how you write it all down.

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From Poets & Writers, Gonzales switches mediums to shake up his Muse.  I do the same.  So if you are stuck in your writing, change up HOW you write - from computer to pen or from pen to writing in the sand, or from sand sculptures representing your inner angst to storyboarding on a white board.  Give it a try.

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Maybe We Should Start Diverting Social Security to Millennials — The Billfold — Medium

Maybe We Should Start Diverting Social Security to Millennials — The Billfold — Medium | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it

MyThey need it more than retirees

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This article reminded me of my dad who refused to take any senior discounts because he didn't need them, young people did.  That was in the 70s. He was right then, I know he wouldn't really want to still be right.

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I deleted my Facebook app (and it’s the best decision I’ve made in a long time) — Higher Thoughts — Medium

I deleted my Facebook app (and it's the best decision I've made in a long time) - Higher Thoughts - Medium
Lately I’ve been considering what’s important and useful as far as my digital world goes — particularly on my phone.
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How many of us want to delete. just. everything.  But it's not possible, as intriguing as the title of this article is.  Especially if we organize and manage social media for a living. Can we just take the occasional break rather than breaking it all?

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The Zero Hour Work Week - ElainaInspired

The Zero Hour Work Week - ElainaInspired | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Work Week was the catalyst to quit my job to backpack South America, but there are three major destructive flaws in his theories.
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Elaina has this right, how many minions does it take to create the four hour work week possible for that single super villain?  It may be better to consider what you're doing as work.  For writers, it's easy, writing is certainly difficult, but it's also a passion, and once you are in that zone - it's not work.

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How frustration can make us more creative

How frustration can make us more creative | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever.

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Recently a number of talks and books have arrived on the scene describing how essential the negative emotions of frustration, boredom, unhappiness and overwhelm are.  If you are feeling terrible about your project, or an idea that won't pencil out., you are actually balancing on the edge of your break- through.  I'm not saying it's pleasant, but it's worth staying the course.  Don't give up, you are almost there. 

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60 Steps for Your Content Writing Checklist

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Publishing content requires keen attention to detail. This comprehensive checklist of over 60 steps will help keep your process on track. | Content Marketing & Content Strategy

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One of the best media titles is anything with a number, so the number 60 caught my eye.  This is a great check list for blog posts. It's also overwhelming inspiring me to chuck it all and write poetry no one will read.

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Why creative people shouldn't work 9 to 5

Why creative people shouldn't work 9 to 5 | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Figuring out your best schedule could be the key to creative success.
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I loved the title to this article, but don't celebrate yet, creative people should work, and we tend to work a lot, just not on a manufacturing or corporate timeline.

Since we all make New Year's resolutions to work smarter, consider when your best times to work are and schedule all the most important work for those productive hours.

And remember, if you show up consistently for work, the Muse will start to visit on your schedule instead of hers.

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How Typography Can Save Your Life — Pacific Standard

How Typography Can Save Your Life — Pacific Standard | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
What words look like matters — in some cases, a whole lot.
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Clearview versus Highway Gothic.

 

Great Geek article on typography, something that affects us every day but something we don’t really pay much attention to. My favorite factoid:  the font on highway signs was called Highway Gothic, inspiring some interesting poetic ideas.  And the new font?  Clearview.  Sometimes those small things add up to a big functional difference.

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Cyber Bullies vs. Cyber Lynch Mobs—Does Anyone Win?

Cyber Bullies vs. Cyber Lynch Mobs—Does Anyone Win? | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Humanity has been gifted with this lovely new invention…the internet. For the first time in human history, we can connect and even befriend people all over the world. We can easily research, whether that is for a novel we're planning or to figure out why we broke out in weird spots after eating pistachios. There…
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I agree with Kristen Lamb, when we come across something on line that we deem insulting, can we limit our response to a frown?  Do we need to go all out and insult the offender?  I think not, I think we can be adults.  Remember those?  Adults?

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20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros : Social Media Examiner

20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros : Social Media Examiner | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it

 

 

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Love Social Media Examiner - How to extend a tweet past 140 characters (reply to your own tweet, easy idea).  How to remove unflattering comments from your Facebook page, and more.  Just had to share.  And subscribe to the Social Media Marketing Podcast, great up to the minute information.

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The End Of The Bookshelf — Life Learning — Medium

The End Of The Bookshelf - Life Learning - Medium
It’s been a habit of mine since birth and I’m sure you share it: I try to check out bookshelves whenever I can.
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I've already blog about book shelves and libraries. We can love what is old.  Or we can consider that a book can be passed along without any trace or digital signature. No one knows what you read.  It's worth considering.

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How Our Minds Were Once Shaped By Poetry

How Our Minds Were Once Shaped By Poetry | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
We often now picture our minds in unsound ways. They’re built to resonate to poetry. We’ve all but lost the memory of poetry’s historic role in molding minds (that’s the unsung pretext of Plato’s poetry ban). Poetry is a key cognitive technology , so powerful it was the Internet of its time. 
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This explains (a little) why we can't get those commercial songs out of our heads, even after years and years have passed by.  Poetry and songs are powerful!  Happy National Poetry Month.

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Pompeii's Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media

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From Roman walls to Twitter, humans have a long-standing obsession with leaving their mark.
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We are enthralled with ancient grafitti - what a find!  We exclaim.  And when we see it in the subway, the same sentiments become an eyesore and the impetus for another urban clean up campaign. Can't help but guess the Romans felt the same way. So when we see grafitti covering an old wall - what will tourtists a thousand years from today, think?  Will the paint last?

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It’s Much Easier Than You Think to Live the Life You Want — Life Learning — Medium

It's Much Easier Than You Think to Live the Life You Want - Life Learning - Medium
There’s something weird about staying in your hometown. It severely limits the definitions you accept for what makes you…
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This is a great "other" view of work and what it takes to be happy and fullfilled - essentially it takes the courage to ignore other's expectations, which is more difficult than it looks.  But it's worth reading about people who have done their own thing.

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Stop Learning Now

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LoveOkay, I don’t actually mean that. What I actually mean is are you digesting and sharing what you’ve learned?

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My default is to just learn more, another class, another seminar and I will finally have all the answers.  I have bad news: not true.  What we need to do is to take all that good information and work it into our own expertise or our own writing - put down the book and pick up a microphone.

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Don’t Be Surprised If Your Doctor Prescribes a Park

Don’t Be Surprised If Your Doctor Prescribes a Park | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors
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I knew we shouldn't have given up on recess. Not only is a few hours outdoors good for our health, it's great for creativity and getting unstuck.  It's almost spring in CA - run outside while it's still warm!

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5 Things Every Author Needs to Understand about Book Cover Design

5 Things Every Author Needs to Understand about Book Cover Design | Writing and publishing books | Scoop.it
We all know that books are, in fact, judged by their covers. Because of this, and because the marketplace is so crazy competitive, your cover can make or bre…
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I have my own story of my terrible cover ideas for Future Girls.  This article explains some of the really bone-headed decisions authors can make when choosing or - please don't do this - designing their own book covers. Let's return to that sentence - don't. design. your. cover.

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Immigrant students sharpen English skills with poetry

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A big adjustment for a lot of kids new to the country is learning to speak English. At one school, the performing arts are helping students improve language skills.

Via Darla Grant
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Poetry, like music, lives in the air, in the telling.  Most poets memorize their works, another great way to internalize both the language and to make your own creative works more real.

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What a great way to incorporate poetry!

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Cigarette Breaks

Back when I smoked, whenever I got stuck midsentence, or needed a breather, I reached for my pack of Marlboro Reds.  That pack of cigarettes was never far fr…
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What is the equivalent of the cigarette break? I envied smokers for that addict-fueled time out, sanctioned by a special term, automatic understanding and designated areas (even outside).  What can we replace that smoke break with?

Not social media, as Shaprio points out, checking your twitter feed is a great way to suck down time, but not a great way to think.

Drink a glass of water mindfully, a la Natalie Goldberg?  Walk?  Meditate?  Nap?  I don't have the answer, yet.  

But it's such an interesting question, what is a creative break? What does that pause look like?

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