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Ellen Eldridge’s blog about business, branding, social media marketing, journalism and things that come to mind while raising babies.

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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Inspirations to keep going

  This is day 14 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 13 “Social media strategy”   We all have those days where our heads ache, we’re overwhelmed and just plain tired. Being stuck inside and trying to focus with the entire family around is difficult. Humans are creatures of habit, and cabin fever affects me … Continue reading »

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10 ways to improve your social media marketing overnight

  This is day 7 of my 30-day blog challenge. Read day 6: “Abandoned Addiction”     Your business needs more than a Facebook Page to be active in social media marketing, and it certainly needs someone more experienced with setting up marketing strategy than your Millennial neighbor. Just as you need a plan for … Continue reading »

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Abandoned Addiction: thoughts on finding Hoffman dead with a needle in his arm

  Day 6 of my 30-day blog challenge. Read day 5 “The benefits of a blog calendar”     George Willis Jr. grew up and became the mighty Lester Bangs before dying from a heroin overdose, with a needle still sticking out of his left arm. I didn’t want to write about Philip Seymour Hoffman. … Continue reading »

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The benefits of blog calendar

  This is day 4 of my 30-day blog challenge. Read yesterday’s “Why we don’t even own a microwave”     I thought yesterday about the topics I might choose to blog about today. I considered blogging about my pet peeves when it comes to blogging (some of which include numbers in headlines and poor … Continue reading »

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Tips on starting a free blog for your business

  Day 2 of my 30-day blog challenge, read day one: 30-day blog challenge     Tips on starting a free blog for your business   A friend of mine asked me Friday about what it costs to start a blog. The short answer is that it’s free, but not really. I’ve previously tackled the … Continue reading »

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What 30 days of blogging can do for your career

  30 days of blogging, beginning now.     I’m a big believer of blogging, and I recommend custom content for every one of my friends when they ask what tools best benefit their small businesses.   What 30 days can do If we’ve learned anything from Morgan Spurlock, it’s how much things can change … Continue reading »

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An open letter to Stomp and Stammer’s Jeff Clark – The Ria Wars

By Ellen Eldridge   More and more people are wondering what members of the media think about expressing their personal opinions in print—and, well, anything they want from the mildly offensive to the outrageously inflammatory.   Facebook posts arguing the right to post whatever the author wants and as often as the author wants exist … Continue reading »

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The problem with perfectionism

  I’m proud of people who claim to be perfectionists, and I know well I’m one of them.  But the problem with perfectionism is procrastination–leave a comment if you think I’m wrong.   These great ideas flood my brain and my hands quickly type or write them onto lists.  I have more blog calendars than … Continue reading »

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How to tell a good poem from a bad poem

You know bad poetry Poetry often makes even poets cringe because everyone has seen and heard bad poetry so often that the form itself becomes taboo, and people are prejudiced against it. What ultimately makes a poem bad is the failure of the writer to convey that deep and moving experience to his reader that … Continue reading »

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