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davemoorecreative.com/dave

davemoorecreative.com/dave | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
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Everybody looks. Everybody!!! Look at this tremendous visual idea from Dave Moore, creative mind in Seattle, for the cheapest (and best) way to attract attention. Love it.

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Why You Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One) | The Daily Muse

Why You Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One) | The Daily Muse | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Using social media in your job hunt doesn't just mean having a LinkedIn profile anymore. Here's everything you need to know about creating a social resume that'll get you noticed.
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If you've got kids who need to get a job, share this. 

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The 5 W's of Blogging - Why? - Modern Earth Blog

The 5 W's of Blogging - Why? - Modern Earth Blog | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Subscribe to The Modern Earth Blog is where we talk about what matters to us and our clients - sharing our thoughts on things in the news that relate to doing business online, highlighting successes and accomplishments of our clients, as well as...
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God infographic on how people trust blog information over other social media options.

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Interactive SVG using CSS and JavaScript

Interactive SVG using CSS and JavaScript
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Funny, this looks exactly like all the web designers I know.

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Increase your Blog Traffic from These 3 Communities

Increase your Blog Traffic from These 3 Communities | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
If you blog you’re always on the search to increase your blog traffic. There are a slew of secondary networks and communities that provide a lot of value.
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Good that Steven Hughes recommends Scoop-It, obviously a fave for me. But Rand Fishkin, smarty CEO of SEO Moz has also started a good one called Inbound.org. Not familiar with BizSugar yet. Not enough time in the day.

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50 Creative & Effective Advertising Examples | inspirationfeed.com

50 Creative & Effective Advertising Examples | inspirationfeed.com | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
There’s no second chance at making a good first impression. If advertisements, regardless online or offline, don’t catch your attention within seconds they are considered failed.
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Look at how the visual helps the headline make its point. The reader is asked to come to the party to figure out the idea. This is how to engage the reader and make her lean in.

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Language Log » no small wonder

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Hilton Als of the NYorker commits "double negation." Be still my heart. 

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7 Tips for Working SMART

7 Tips for Working SMART | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Why hit the pavement day after day in your business? How about in place of working HARD (ie. 12 hour days, mile long to do lists, and 5 email accounts) you worked SMART?
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Brainstorming (Even By Yourself) Makes a Better Blog - Two Pens

Brainstorming (Even By Yourself) Makes a Better Blog - Two Pens | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Everybody knows that brainstorming in a group puts a lot of ideas on the table fast. But brainstorming by yourself can be just as effective.
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In which I tell how brainstorming helps me generate ideas for posts and how to angle my posts more efficiently. Works!

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Inc. 500: LinkedIn Replaces Facebook as Top Social Tool

LinkedIn is the most popular social media tool among the nation's fastest-growing private companies, according to a study by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Center for Marketing Research, under the direction of researcher Nora Ganim Barnes, PhD.

More than 8 in 10 companies listed on the 2012 Inc. 500 (81% of them) use the professional networking site, up from 73% a year earlier. Meanwhile, the proportion of Inc. 500 companies using Facebook has declined, from 74% in 2011, to 67% in 2012.




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For people selling to business, the key is to figure out how to make Linked In work for your audience. I like starting or participating in groups that are relevant to what you do (but only if you put the time in to make yourself a contributing, thoughtful, and insightful participant).

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How to Blow Up Pinterest Like a Dang Car in an Action Movie | Business 2 Community

How to Blow Up Pinterest Like a Dang Car in an Action Movie | Business 2 Community | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest may seem a little bit daunting and downright cray cray to use for business, but we promise, it is completely worth it. In fact, Wire reported that
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Good info on Pinterest with a silly but clever extended action movie explosion metaphor. Beats most of the dead boring writing you see online.

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MakerBot's Desktop 3D Scanner Is a Real-Life Star Trek Replicator

MakerBot's Desktop 3D Scanner Is a Real-Life Star Trek Replicator | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Once a tool designed exclusively for trained technicians, 3D printers are now almost as easy to use as your desktop inkjet—except when it comes to designing and prepping the requisite 3D models.
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The implications are staggering. First thing I'm making are spoons that my kids ran off with.

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HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips]

HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips] | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
What does it take for something to go viral? Have you ever written an article that got a ton of shares on social media sites?

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Daniel Zeevi is what I call a "wooden" writer, meaning that his words don't flow very well. That said, the info here is golden.

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Pity about poor spelling - really turns me off!

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Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers • Photo Center NW

Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers • Photo Center NW | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
PHOTO CENTER NW strengthens the community by elevating the art and appreciation of photography.
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I look for visual inspiration wherever I can find it. You can tell stories with imagery in all kinds of ways. 

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NBC news about how Google+ hangout is changing people's lives [video]!

NBC news about how Google+ hangout is changing people's lives [video]! | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
NBC news covers how photographers around world use Google+ hangouts and help watch rome in real time, photo walk to pearl harbor or even african safari.

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Marqueed - Collect and Discuss Images Together

The best design often comes from collaboration, but it can be near impossible to get your whole team in the same room. Whether you are collecting inspiration...
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Very cool free site that allows you to collaborate on visual imagery. Should be even more helpful now that images are such a big deal on the redesign of Facebook's news feed. 

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5 Unexpected Keyword Research Sources - Search Engine Journal

5 Unexpected Keyword Research Sources - Search Engine Journal | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
If you’re like most digital marketers or website owners, you understand how important it is to target your website’s content to valuable SEO keywords – as
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Love the last one: your company's receptionist. 

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2 Steps to Start Blogging Again - exploreB2B

2 Steps to Start Blogging Again - exploreB2B | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
 One of your goals this year is to blog again. But it’s not as easy as it sounds right? You’ve been in a rut for too long and there are just too many things that require your attention. In ...
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Step 1: put pen to paper. Step 2: Post. :-) Seriously, start writing and editing. I always say that writing begets writing.

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Subtle but Very Important Twitter Tips and Techniques You Should Know (cause no one will tell you) - Scott Hanselman

Subtle but Very Important Twitter Tips and Techniques You Should Know (cause no one will tell you) - Scott Hanselman | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General
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Great Twitter tips, especially the subtle ones, from @scotthanselman, wonderman, smarty developer who can also write. What a combo.

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I did not know these! Wow, who knew Twitter was so sophisticated ...

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Rosenfeld Media - Content Everywhere Book Site

Rosenfeld Media - Content Everywhere Book Site | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
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Content Strategy Seattle @Content Seattle is discussing Wachter-Boettcher's book Content Everywhere. Be there.

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30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples

30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are
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Yes, packaging communicates and you can improve what it says by clever design. Love these examples.

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The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
Consume writing voraciously, and you will absorb writing skills by osmosis. You will come to appreciate an unexpected word or turn of phrase. You'll intuitively develop awareness of what makes a story arc engaging or a character tantalizing.
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"Ass in the chair" may not be elegant but it's sure clear. I subscribe to the theory that writing begets writing; the more you do it, the more you get better at it and learn to generate writing before you craft it. 

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Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits

Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
I’m a monthly guest on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio (which you already know because you’re a subscriber, right?) and on this last episode we talked about two popular tools: Slideshare and Pinterest.

Via Tom Fair
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Via Eventity: check his comment questioning whether Pinterest (my question too) and Slideshare (a no-brainer to participate in, personally) are the right places for a nonprofit to put energy. 

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Tom Fair's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:54 PM

To me, the most interesting thing here is the highly-focused usefulness of Pinterest. If you happen to be working the correct market with the correct subject matter, it's great. Otherwise, look to other social media.

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3 Creative Ways To Market Your Business Blog without Social Media - Reviewz N Tips

3 Creative Ways To Market Your Business Blog without Social Media - Reviewz N Tips | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
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These are not exactly "creative" ways to market a business blog. They're traditional marketing ideas but still worth doing.

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100+ Google Tricks

100+ Google Tricks | Writing for Social Media | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
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This is aimed at teachers but the tricks are worth using for any business person.

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