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How to Master Instagram’s Algorithm

Remember the good ol’ days of chronological Instagram feeds? *Sigh* good times. In 2016, Instagram updated their algorithm making it a little harder to get your post seen when/where you need it to be seen. BUT, not all hope is … Read more


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Helpful Writing Resources

As a writer, I’m always checking, double-checking, and triple-checking my work. While most grammatical knowledge is innate by now, I still periodically find myself second guessing. Google is such a magical thing. You can type in any question about anything … Read more


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Professional Writing Matters

Hiring a professional writer has many benefits for you and your business. Not only will it save you time, money, and a headache if you’re a non-writer, it will improve your business and brand presence across the board. I know, … Read more


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Two Thumbs Up for Emojis

The other day, someone sent me a detailed text about when and where to meet for pizza…primarily using emojis. I use emojis ALL the time and so do most of the people I communicate with – parents, grandparents, kids, and … Read more


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“Chance Favors the Prepared Mind”

Among my ad mentors is Luke Sullivan’s book, Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This, a rite of passage for anyone entering the ad field. I keep a copy at my desk and often find myself paging through, pulling out seemingly new tidbits … Read more


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Info, Graphic-Style

The other day, I was Googling “when to take vitamins” (just bear with my nerdiness here for a min.), when Google politely suggested “when to take vitamins infographic”. Of course I clicked on it! “There’s an infographic for everything!” I … Read more


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When Less is Actually More

They say copywriting is something that can’t be taught in school. I mostly agree. I went to UW-Milwaukee where they offered zero specific copywriting courses, so I fulfilled my advertising degree curricula and threw some writing courses in for insurance. … Read more


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Writing vs. Writing for the Web

Last week, I attended a seminar at Northwoods Web Solutions on Writing for the Web that was full of up-to-date info and helpful tips, plus it was a great refresher course for stuff I haven’t studied in a few (gasp!) … Read more


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I Forgot What I Was Gonna Call This One…

According to Wikipedia, Writer’s block is “a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being … Read more


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vocabulary | vo·cab·u·lary | \vō-ˈka-byə-ˌler-ē, və-\

I’m sure you’ve been told before, but expanding your vocabulary is good for you! And it’s not just about learning needless fancy words, but like marketing pro Seth Godin says, “…it’s often hard to know if the fancy word is … Read more


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