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Monday, August 24, 2009

Not too constantly in contact

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Freelance Jobs | Demand Studios

This is intriguing. I am now registered as a "writer" with Demand Studios. Another rock turned over. Another mine worth mining.

Freelance Jobs | Demand Studios

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Not implementing

ha! this is my update:

Biznik. well, okay. I think that LinkedIn is richer, and for my clients, the connections will drill down deeper. Biznik seems to be loaded with marketing consultants and other such freelance types.

Fast Pitch Networking. I don't really see the value. There certainly is a glut of sites that request that you load up all your data, your photos, your links, your life. I signed up for a free webinar on how to maximize benefit from F. We'll see. Maybe a lightbulb will go off. And then again, maybe not.

Plaxo. Another one that I was already signed up for, and that I forgot about. (see Bebo, below) I signed back up. It will put some of my execs on overload. I don't think that the duplication of the "rolodex" function is that important. We are getting excellent results with LinkedIn. And the "guys" get it. LinkedIn is intuitive and the graphics are appealing.

Merchant Circle. Okay. Connected with a lingerie shop, a florist and a plethora of realtors. Great.

Q Alias. Nope. This one puts me on burnout. And I already am managing the internet presence for those that I am managing the internet presence for, so why do I need an internet presence manager?

Done for the day.

Making an hCard


photo of David
David Quintin Galassi
Building Solutions and Inspection Services, Inc.

511 SE 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301 United States
954.770.7171

This hCard created with the hCard creator.


Implementing

Biznik
F (Fast Pitch Networking)
Plaxo
Merchant Circle
Q Alias

well, maybe not IMPLEMENTING it all, but experimenting. I will make decisions on what is appropriate for whom. It's only worthwhile if it will be used with consistency, so always important not to overwhelm those with feet that are barely wet.

The button below is my little widget of the day ... not new, just basic.


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Wikipedia


I started this entry in Wikipedia for Dominic Besner, one of the artists represented by Las Olas Fine Arts. He is one of the artists with the most substantial biography and notable body of work. He is a young artist, going important places in the art world.

The entry has evolved, with others adding to it, most in the form of bulleted lists of expositions, etc., that I have no control over. It is cool to watch this evolution, and exciting that one of my entries has "stuck."

Social media is cool



I'm not much of a You-Tuber, mostly because I feel like it will suck me in and be a major churn of time. Lots of cute videos, lots of beguiling snippets.

I will set myself a mission to find a couple client- or work-related videos and incorporate them into content rich posts this week. But they must serve my needs, not the other way around.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In love with a widget

I am in love with a widget. Actually, with multiple widgets. Or just the thought of a "widget."

I can be a fickle lover. But today I know that I am fondly obsessed with the little apture widget. I am putting it everywhere I can.

Be still my heart. Whoops, I mean this heart.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FriendFeed

This one I like. I am thrown for a loop a bit with the concept of "aggregator" because I write so many things, use so many email addresses and wear a multitude of virtual hats.

Bebo didn't do much for me, but this IS cool. I listened to the ReadWrite interview this morning. Simple to set up and it was fairly tolerant of my multiple schizophrenic identities. The feeds that I have set between some of the Web sites become redundant on FriendFeed, but it's not terrible. I've got my three blogs, Madison's twitter, Miami dog care Examiner, my Flickr account and Facebook dumping here. I just might add some more.

I love the photo feeds. I've put this one on my tool bar. I'll keep an eye on it.

If you are on FriendFeed, find me at www.friendfeed/rosavie.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lesson for the day

Today I built a sweet little website for Peter, who is selling buy-install hurricane shutters. He has a deal with a company that manufactures shutters; his customers get good prices and detail-oriented attention and service. Peter purchased his url and hosting through Costco and then got embroiled in their "design" service ... $375 to select a canned template and get canned content. I figured I could save him some money and at least do some a bit more personal.

Project, at least phase 1, is completed.

Sam and I went to see Julie and Julia today. Great movie, as it had all the ingredients I could possibly wish for:

  • Paris
  • French
  • Food
  • Cooking
  • French Food
  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Love stories
  • Humor
  • and more ...
Worth the price of parking and admission, and a couple hours away from the "office."

I have discovered a cool little application, so this is my self-directed educational endeavor of the day.

Hello, Apture.

Cool.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Photo inspiration


How do I figure out what to write? Some days, it just isn't happening, although I know that it is important to constantly post fresh and interesting content in order to keep my readers returning.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. I have Google news alerts set, of course, and a community of bloggers - especially the Dogs with Blogs group for my Examiner.com column - that I read and from which I cull ideas.

I've been meaning to write a short little piece on "salty dogs." My friend, Becky, went on a sailing trip north along the coast. Her great photos have been a good jumping off point for a number of fun posts.

123 Taadaaa!

I am having fun trolling for people, inspired by having found a driver's license at the dog park this morning. The owner of the license is not on FaceBook, or MySpace, and doesn't come up in a google search, as far as I can determine.

No luck on the driver's license, so I'll follow the advice of a friend's friend the cop: just drop it in the mailbox.

And not an overwhelming result when I google myself. My little eight-letter name is very common. I could be anyone and do anything I guess, depending upon the day: porn author, distinguished professor, family planning advisor, landscape painter.

I found an interesting site that aggregates people search results, 123people.com. It's great one-stop shopping, and turns in pretty good results. I tried it on using friend's names. It does a good job of pulling from the social network sites, grabs linkedin profiles well and even turns up photos. All the links are clickable, so it's easy to navigate.

My fave shopping portal