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‘Beyond the Borders,’ Black Lives Matter Rally in Palos Hills, IL

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Image captured from Beyond the Borders Chicago Website

I got the call from an ex-sheriff in the area that found out from the local paper that the Black Lives Matter organization planned to march down our local street. The social grapevine in this neck of the woods is beyond Facebook or Twitter. In fact, I’m pretty sure you mention social media to these ladies and they’ll ask their grandkids before answering. Around here, it’s all about the senior citizens relaying feedback they heard from other seniors who got their information from the area newspaper. …


Hey! You got the same name I do!

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I once did a search for myself online and found not only was I a famous author but I was also a grandmother! Wow! Who knew considering I don’t have kids.

Not me!

My name is very common and I am sure if you did some research on yourself you ran into this issue too. You have the same name as many other people out there. It doesn’t mean you are them or that you cloned yourself to become them. It just means you were one of the lucky ones.

Did you get tied in with a serial killer with…


Seeing 2020

New Year, New Goals — make this year all about your writing!

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

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Adobe Stock licensed photo | By Rawpixel.com

If writing were easy, everyone would be a famous published author of some kind. That’s not the case. Though I think everyone can and should write doesn’t mean everyone wants to. For me, writing is a way to find your thoughts in print. Ideas that would otherwise be ensconced in your head. …


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My ex.

He doesn’t see it as stalking or anything other than his version of love. He says he knows what’s best for me. He never defines his relationship with me. He doesn’t hear me. He doesn’t listen to me. He believes he is trying. He finds me no matter where I go. He is right there no matter what. He is in my every thought. He is there at my every turn. He is my stalker.

This is my story from over two decades of experience in the hands of someone that doesn’t want me but won’t stop until…


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Finding my way, finally!

Over a year ago, I decided to return to school. Everyone and I do mean everyone, said to me, “not again!” Yet, I knew I needed to go back. I felt it. Nothing I tried was working and the job hunt was getting worse instead of better. I thought I had a course mapped out, I thought I could find my way without the increasing debt of school hanging over my head. I should say additional debt from student loans hanging over my head. I already tried this before with going back to school in hopes…


How to find it & What the heck to do with it once you do find it.

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Adobe Stock Photo | light bulb inspiration by Magann

How to find inspiration

Ideally, we want to be inspired. We want that ah-ha moment of revelation, where we see the world in a way that not only do, we see inspiration, but others do as well. Preferably, our thoughts are brilliant and everyone else is holding their breath for the chance to witness our words put to paper. When we write a piece, someone comes along and goes… WOW! You are an amazing treasure and your words are pure gold!


Trend predictions social media managers need to watch for 2020.

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I’ve got this!

Wait, I thought I got this?

You got this!

Oh, you so got this!

Wait, you don’t got this?

Hold on… what just happened?!

I thought I got this! Now, everything has changed!

If you’ve been in social media doing anything you have said these things a few dozen times. Platforms change, social media can change, what was great today can change tomorrow, and everything you thought you mastered is all GONE in a blink of an eye.

Welcome to the frustrating, constantly changing, completely evolving, never…


Establishing your lead generation funnel map for any client with these tools.

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At some point, there will come a time when you run across a client that is new or inept to handle the enormity that exists with an online presence of any kind.

Let’s say, you spent the better part of the last year setting up a start-up. …


The goals we set and the returns we hope to expect. Simple enough? Now prove it!

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How to set social media KPIs.

There was a time in the not so distant past where measuring your performance required a lot of internal actions and mandates to monitor your progress. Thankfully, those times have changed. With the tools and resources, we have at our disposal monitoring, measuring, and distinguishing KPIs across platforms is easy — so long as you have the training.

There are a variety of ways suggested online from articles and resources to set social media KPIs. You could use a template usually provided for by…


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So you want to start your own social media management business.

“Social media is not just an activity; it is an investment of valuable time and resources. Surround yourself with people who not just support you and stay with you, but inform your thinking about ways to WOW your online presence”

Sean Gardner

Ever feel as though your day has been a complete waste of time? Stuck in a cubical isolated yet surrounded by a sea of people all shuffling about to no destination only aimlessly wondering? …

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