Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 26

The Article Perusing Solution is Going Well

meetedgar social media tool

I devised a solution at work to attempt to read as many of the articles that we cover as possible. It’s not a perfect solution, as it heavily depends on the writers taking the time to put their sources on the documents, but so far it has been working very well. I can get through …

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Jun 23

How Many Articles Can I Peruse in a Workday?

And Can I Finish This Blog Post Before My Fiance Goes to Bed? It seriously freaks me out when my fiance goes to bed before me. I have no idea why. He’s just going to the next room and won’t even completely close the day because the cat needs to be able to go in …

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Jun 22

Hustle, Hustle, Hustle

using original content to build a community

I need to work harder. I have 11+ communities that I need to build around 11+ different topics. I don’t have much idea how to do that, let alone doing it quickly, but that is what I need to do at work right now. The only idea I really have is to write. Write blog …

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Jun 18

I’m Gonna Start a Podcast

new news podcast

I’ve been considering the idea of a podcast for some time now. I was originally inspired to start a human rights podcast after Amnesty International’s national conference in Brooklyn in March. There was a lot of discussion about building human rights awareness and education and in efforts to encourage¬†young people (like myself) to join and/or …

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Jun 15

Is The Doc Filled with News or Noise?

news or noise, determining news over noise,

At work, the editorial team and I used to have a document called, well, “The Doc.” The Doc was a Google Sheet where we placed all the stories we intended to cover and we simply went through the stories in order. We broke the order if an important story broke that needed to get into …

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Jun 10

Should I Put My Blog Posts on Medium?

should i put my post son Medium?

Medium, if you don’t know, is an open, easy-to-use platform where anyone can create an account to start writing and to share that writing with the world. Awesome, well known people like Barack Obama and Gary Vaynerchuk have used the platform to publish content, as well as plenty of not-so-awesome, not-so-well known folks. One strategy …

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Jun 09

Need to Know vs. Cool to Know

My team and I used to have to do an exercise in “fascinating” and in finding fascinating stories. The exercise involved choosing, in our opinion, the five most fascinating stories that we covered within the past 24 hours. Now, we all understood the definition of the word “fascinating” and the general concept of how it …

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Jun 08

Talking. About Everything.

i love stuff

I like just about everything. I think everything is neat and that everything is fascinating to somebody. One of my favorite aspects to writing articles for the college newspaper was talking to the people who were putting on various events, or who were trying to start a club, or who were behind some sort of …

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Jun 03

I Want to Talk About All the Things

i want to do all the things

When most beginners start blogging, all them blogging and social media gurus tell you that you gotta pick something. Nobody likes jacks- and janes-of-all-trades, so you need to pick something and specialize in it and build a community around that one topic you picked. It’s easier that way. It’s easier to attract a community. It’s …

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Jun 02

This is the Moment I’ve Been Training For

I haven’t blogged in SO LONG, and getting back into the swing of blogging daily or multiple times per day has been a difficult process for me.¬†Just several years ago, I was writing 1800, 2400 words a day with no problem. I was writing blog posts for clients, blog posts for my own blog, blog …

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