Archives for February 2014

How to effectively manage trolls and critics online

Following Charlotte Dawson’s tragic death in Australia and the massive #charlotteslaw push to better manage cyber-bullying and the like, we wanted to seek some advice on what everyone – individuals and businesses – can do to protect and combat against trolls…

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Does doubt mean don’t?

I can almost guarantee the majority of you reading this would agree with the question posed. We are repeatedly conditioned to believe that having doubt means ‘don’t’.  Be it from early childhood or adulthood, social media or those around us,…

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Smart social advice: Why you should comment on blogs

Over the past few years I’ve studied blogging. I’ve asked questions, joined forums and groups and have attended a number of training sessions and conferences around the globe. Blogging is big business, and there’s a whole wide world of blogs…

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How to write a Lonely Planet guide

This evening I was lucky enough to attend a seminar, How to write a Lonely Planet guide, hosted by Intrepid Travel and featuring acclaimed author, journalist and presenter, Frances Linzee Gordon. What she said: [true sentiments on ‘travel’] “Travel is addictive…

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How to pitch magazines for beginners – 4 easy steps

How to pitch magazines for beginners Another topic we brainstorm in Media Bootcamp is how to pitch magazines for beginners (or pitching to all other media, for that matter. It’s a similar process to how you might come up with…

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Working in media: What should I do with my life?

Writing, media, publishing, PR: working in media… what should you worry about when you’re still in high school? One of the questions we ponder in Media Bootcamp is ‘what should I do’? It’s hard enough being in school, completing the…

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Want to be a writer? Start here and win!

**this competition is now closed**   Writing competition 2014 Are you inspired? –> this competition has now closed <– Want your first piece of published work to appear in print for thousands of readers to see? We’re hosting a brand new…

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Blue Jasmine: lessons in what not to do?

We watched Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine over the weekend which lived up to its promise of being a character driven comedy/drama with wonderful performances, but with an ending that left a little to be desired. In fact, the ending was so…

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Three ways you can get motivated now

As a follow up to yesterday’s musings on lack of motivation, I decided to take action, and am excited to say I feel back on track. I didn’t this morning however, but following these steps, I’ve been humming along nicely. 1….

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Getting motivated when you’re struggling

I’ve been finding it difficult to get started lately. It’s unusual for me, but this does happen on occasion. Like many of you, I work for myself, I’m really busy and my to-do list is always extensive. Each day it…

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