Why Smart People Prefer Twitter

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There’s been a lot written about the use of Twitter for writers, and for folks who think in words. As others have said before me, Twitter helps you distill your ideas, refine your thinking, and polish what you want to say into less. If you used to think in words, now you may think in Tweets. […]

Social Media Pet Peeve #2: Over-Sharing

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Ah, the case of over-sharing. On social media, it (sometimes) appears that over-sharing seems to be certain people’s #1 favorite idiotic thing to do. In this social media pet peeve video #2, I share about why over-sharing is so: unnecessary, annoying, and not smart.   Want more social media pet peeves? #1 (Over-asking for retweets) […]

How to Get Book Endorsements and Reviews: Part 2

My endorsement of Michael Hyatt's latest bestseller, Platform. Happy to see other authors I love endorsing it, including Donald Miller and Chris Brogan.

Earlier this week I gave you the top five of my ten tips for getting and managing book endorsements on your next book. (Want the audio version? Check out my podcast on the same topic.) Here are the remaining five tips from the list. 6. If It’s a Glowing Review You’re After, Provide Some Suggestions. Here’s […]

The Women Who Change Honduras: My Trip with ONE

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Last month I had the pleasure to serve as one of three delegates on a trip to Honduras hosted by ONE — the grassroots advocacy campaign cofounded by Bono. It was ONE’s first trip to Latin America (and first outside Africa). Alongside the other delegates, actresses America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel, I had a wonderful […]

Social Media Pet Peeve: People Who Constantly Ask for Retweets {Video}

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I’ve got pet peeves, and I’m going to start telling you about them. In this first video of an upcoming video series on – what else – social media pet peeves, I’m sharing about one of my hands-down, feet-up least favorite of all social media pet peeves: people who constantly ask you to retweet their […]

How to Create Your New Twitter Profile in Three Easy Steps

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This week brought a bunch of changes on Twitter, and the most commented on change of all is the new functionality to create a more awesome Twitter profile page. Specifically, you can now upload a header image alongside your handy avatar. The way your bio is displayed is also cooler, too. After much debate on […]