Monthly Archives: February 2012

Facebook Timeline – On Horizon for Pages


Facebook Timeline – On Horizon for Pages

From Mashable to Vitrue to PR Daily and many more – there have been rumors, speculation and official articles released all week about the Facebook Timeline for Pages that is available as of today and is said to be effective by March 30, 2012.

As an Online Community Coordinator in charge of a corporate Facebook page and a volunteer who manages a number of organizational pages – this has definitely made this an interesting week of research for me.

For the info straight from Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/about/pages/ . This particular link unfortunately doesn’t offer as much information as the actual tour does – but can offer some inspiration through the large brands that are already using this new social media marketing tool.

So – fellow social media advocates and community managers – here’s to the next round of updates. At least we are all in this together!

Yours,

Sara


Fried Green Design

There’s lots of buzz around Richmond right now about the cult-like success of the relatively new RVA brand for our little city.

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The concept was developed by a community of professional and student designers, community members, business owners and city volunteers, endorsed by everyone from students to the mayor. The three letters are the brainchild of, well, everyone and no one at the same time. My gut tells me the concept originated with the regular young folk around these parts. Friends of mine have been using the concise acronym RVA to talk about the city as long as I’ve been here. In many ways it was an obvious choice, in other ways it probably took some thought and convincing. Richmond has been referred to as The River City for some time, and has at times been nicknamed by it’s airport code, RIC. To me, RVA speaks to the younger generations…

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instagram #febphotoaday challenge


 

I’ve always seen people doing photo challenges through instagram – so this month thought I would give it a shot. Been fun so far. Here are just a few shots I’ve shared and enjoyed coming up with 🙂 Look it up and give it a try if you’re interested – it’s an easy commitment to keep.

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Quieting Your Editor


Photo by Chris Anderson

If you have read previous posts on my blog, you have probably heard me talk about the creative non-fiction writing class I took with Valley Haggard last summer. One (out of so many) valuable lessons I learned in that class was the importance of quieting your editor when you’re trying to write.

Admittedly, my editor has gotten extremely loud recently. He reminds me of a terrible 90’s high-school movie sports’ coach who demands performance through beating up instead of encouraging his team. It can be difficult to block him out when my positive mind shouts out, “try this new idea” and Coach Shout bullies in with a, “what! don’t add that to your plate. you can’t take that on! what are you thinking?”

So, needless to say – Coach Shout has won a few battles over the last month or so. But I’m declaring that it’s time for me to win the war. Just like we discussed quieting or ignoring our editors in writing class (which is so incredibly important if you ever want to get words on your page) – I am practicing shutting out my editor around the clock. Not angrily, but calmly asking the coach to share encouragement and motivational challenges that I can accomplish what I need to one step at a time. This is a difficult practice – but makes a huge difference in my mental voice each day, as well as my ability to write anything from small blurbs for work to journals and stories I’d like to continue to expand.

So fellow aspiring writers, bloggers – anyone who has a loud, annoying voice in their head telling them they can’t, shouldn’t, whatever the case may be – I hope this post gives you some peace of mind that you aren’t alone and a bit of a boost to give that editor a civil, “Shut up and let me work”.

Happy Friday,

Sara

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