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  • Twitter Blog on Hiatus

    Hello, my chickadees. You may wonder why I haven’t blogged about Twitter for quite a while; Twitter needs to get its act together. Until they do the platform is so confusing that I don’t encourage anyone to do anything but search and tweet. The company is currently under siege by a major shareholder who wants...

  • What Twitter Can Do for You that Facebook Can’t

    Back again, fledglings! With all the squawk about Facebook (BTW, I love Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg—they put their millions to charitable use), it’s time to focus on Twitter. And its 330 million users—potential eyeballs for your own great work. Remember: How long it took you to collect followers and engage with them on Facebook? And...

  • Get Hundreds of Targeted Eyeballs on Your Story Now!

    You wrote a brilliant article or have an exciting product and you want to share it with movers and shakers. Or you need to bump sales of your book. Immediately. For free. And you have about 10 minutes in which to accomplish it. Twitter to the rescue! Here are the simple steps you would take...

  • A Seller’s Most Costly Mistake

    I recently read a disturbing article in the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported that over half the homes that sold in the Bay Area over the past year were not offered for sale on the Multiple Listing Service—they were private sales. A homeowner mentions that he plans to move, word carries, and before he knows...

  • New Year’s Resolutions 2020

    I don’t make New Year’s resolutions for myself—just for everyone else. Starting from the ground up, I begin with Nutty and Bosco, the two nearest the ground. Trouble is, I think they’re making some resolutions, too. The first indication surrounds food service here at Chez Poodle. Cooking is not my thing (i.e., “Do you really...

  • Twitter – Why? Why? Why?

    October is National Self-Promotion Month (really!), and there is no less expensive, faster and easier way for journalists and bloggers to promote themselves and get their writing before thousands of eyeballs than Twitter. “My Twitter followers have helped me grab the attention of powerful influencers, got one of my stories 30,000 reads on the story-sharing...

  • Five Easy Ways to Launch Your Writing into the Twittersphere

    Got platform? Whether you want to publish traditionally, independently, or find an agent, everyone wants to know what YOU are going to do to help THEM get eyeballs on your writing. Nina asked me to guest blog today because I, a self-proclaimed Luddite, overcame my aversion to Twitter and built a following of over 20,000...

  • Do Writers Need Twitter?

    Let me ask you this question: Do you need a way into millions of minds, hearts, and pocketbooks? “My (Twitter) followers have helped me grab the attention of powerful influencers, got one of my stories 30,000 reads on the story-sharing site WattPad, and landed me a job at a publishing house.” -Daniel Parsons We writers...

  • Ms. Sparkle Goes to the Races (Monterey Healey Week)

    Some men will do anything for their wives. If it involves car parts. Mine made me a rocker cover racer. Do you know what a rocker cover is? If not, we could be BFFs because I was once like you, and oblivious to the theory of natural selection, to wit, that Austin Healeys are a...

  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Realtor?

    “Normal” people often ask me, “Cathy, could I make it if I’m not genetically predisposed to being a Realtor as you were?” Heredity did play a part in my career default choice, but that’s not to say that you can’t succeed famously if your path is more circuitous. First, though: Consider Other Employment Options Brain...

  • Open Letter to Jack Dorsey

    Dear Mr. Dorsey, I hear you’re having a problem building your flock. I know Squre is like more profitable and all, but You’ve maxed out on  the left brainers on line, you need to make it easy for us right-brains. Everybody who has a chance of getting airborn is already in flight. Don’t be such...

  • Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit – What’s In It for You?

    As of this writing, Twitter’s 280-character limit (up from 140) hasn’t come to a computer near me. But when it does, I’ll be ready because I really only need a few more than 140 characters (if that) to get the word out about my “issue du jour.” And here’s why: Brevity is the soul of...

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