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Author Archives: Ellen Eldridge

About Ellen Eldridge

As a journalist, marketer and mommy, I enjoy growing things: brands, businesses and babies. Also been known to kill a few darlings. Red pen for hire.

The right versus left brain question: where does creativity come from?

This is day 25 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 24: “Parenting through the smell of dead sewage”   Most of us have heard about people being “left-brained” or “right-brained,” but I don’t think there’s much to that. I know the right side of the body is controlled by the left brain hemisphere, but that … Continue reading »

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Parenting through the smell of dead sewage

This is day 24 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 23: “Learn these 3 things free online”   The smell started Thursday If anything has made me want to throw my hands and just give up on this 30-day blog challenge, it’s been today. Well, really it’s been the last 48 hours or so. Late … Continue reading »

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Learn these 3 things free online to boost your business website

This is day 23 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 22: “Are you a morning person or a night person?”   Everyone wants and needs an online presence in business, and no one has more than the 24 hours in a day, but here are some things I learned early that really helped me build … Continue reading »

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Are you a morning person or a night person?

This is day 22 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 21: “Why I love HootSuite”     I’ve been thinking more and more that I’m a morning person, but I’m by no means a cheerful person in the morning. In fact, I’ve asked my husband not to speak to me in the mornings before I’ve … Continue reading »

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What I love about HootSuite for social media management

This is day 21 of 20-day blog challenge. Read day 20: “Will home-schooling breed hermits?”   I had heard about HootSuite a long while before I got a chance to really dig into it. I knew HootSuite was a leader in social media, and I watched as people like John Petrucci published posts and tweets … Continue reading »

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Will home-schooling breed hermits?

    This is day 20 of my 30-day blog challenge. Read day 19: “5 pet peeves of poor web design”     I’m going to categorize this blog “as the laundry rolls” and put it with my parenting tips and musings (from ground zero). I say “thoughts from ground zero” because I am a … Continue reading »

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5 Pet peeves of poor web design

  This is day 19 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 18: “One quick tip for Facebook for business”   I think it’s safe to say that every business is online. Every musician, artist, cookie vendor and craftsperson has a website. If they don’t, they really should. Some people blog or sell items from third … Continue reading »

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One quick tip for using Facebook for business

Day 18 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 17: “Keyword research”   Today’s blog will be short, simple and sweet. Apparently more people than I would have otherwise realized do NOT know about the “other” inbox on Facebook. Most of the people who do freelance or some form of independent business–even if it is just … Continue reading »

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Keyword research for blog writing

Day 17 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 16: “The shape of a heart”   One thing that I think makes me particularly tuned-in to keyword research as it applies to blog writing is the fact that I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. More than just having taken (and passed) the classes, the reason … Continue reading »

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The shape of a heart

This is day 16 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 15: “Dedicated hashtags on Twitter”   So, my heart is swelling quite a bit because I’ve been unable or unwilling to write poetry much over the last handful of years. I can admit that purging the negative feelings and pain felt much easier in poems. … Continue reading »

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