Facebook’s SPAM Folder

Facebook’s SPAM Folder

This post was originally sent to my Tuesday Tips email tribe. The response was so so great, I thought I’d share it here on the blog, too. Though email is the best, safest, and most professional place to do business, sometimes we just can’t resist the immediacy of Facebook messaging. The only problem is, Facebook has(…)

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Click Here: Ten Tips for Linking Across the Social Web

Click Here: Ten Tips for Linking Across the Social Web

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It’s the address used by the routers that make up the Internet to direct you to a particular place. Perhaps something to tuck away for your next game of Trivial Pursuit. Knowing what it stands for may not be important to you, but understanding how to use and create links can(…)

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The Auto Posting Shortcut Trap: Why Now is What We Are

The Auto Posting Shortcut Trap: Why Now is What We Are

I wrote a song called Now is What We Are several years ago. The point is to be present – to know that there is no moment sweeter than the one we are in right now and that we have to intentionally be “right here” to fully engage with the people and experiences around us.  (…)

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As a Loser, You are Anything but a Failure

As a Loser, You are Anything but a Failure

Jon Nakamatsu won the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997. Like so many musicians in all genres, this type of international recognition launched his career “overnight.” Ten years later, he was seated on the judging panel for the competition, which is held every other year in Ft. Worth, Texas. The thing with competitions is(…)

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What’s the Life Cycle of a set of Guitar Strings?

What’s the Life Cycle of a set of Guitar Strings?

Pro guitarists can hear when their strings go dead. Its a tone thing, and for great acoustic guitarists, tone is everything. When Greg Newlon and I were touring and performing regularly, he would change the strings on all of our guitars about once a week. The string stretching phase sometimes turned into the key riff for a(…)

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Do you still need a Facebook page?

Do you still need a Facebook page?

If you’re a creative entrepreneur or small business that has taken the time to build an audience for your Facebook Page, chances are you’re not happy with the news that’s surfaced about the reduction in organic reach: from 16 percent in February 2014 to 6.5 percent in March 2014 per fan, according to a survey quoted in a recent(…)

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A little catching up

I started my “Bev’s Blender Brain Blog” in 2008, before I joined Facebook, and kept it going until early 2011. A lot of things happened that year, and the blog went dark. Its time to get the party started again, because there’s a lot more to talk about. Technology, music, social media, life in general.(…)

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Do you want a Facebook.com email address?

Facebook has made some changes again, and the social media world is up in arms with a slew of inflammatory blog posts about this latest move. Is it really a big deal? I don’t think so. In fact, this may actually be a great move on Facebook’s part. Whether intentional or not, in one fell(…)

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What your email address says about you

When my daughter was around 10 years old, she wanted her own email address. We talked about do’s and don’ts, agreed that mom would have the password to make sure things were going okay, and she chose her first online identity: sourpusstoo@yahoo.com. It was pretty clever. These days, she’s applying for undergrad internships in the(…)

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