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50 FREE Online Blogging & Content Marketing Courses


  As I prepare launch my Digital Publishing Academy for the winter session, I’ve been assembling and curating online courses that I want to offer to my students that are totally free or low cost to supplement their learning. You know, extra classes for those who need more elementary and/or  more detailed instructions. My target is […]

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7 Tips to Be More Likeable


Have you ever watched a movie where you find yourself really rooting for the main character? How about when young Forrest Gump breaks free of his leg braces and escapes the bullies on bikes? It’s hard not to let out a little, “Run, Forrest, run,” while you’re watching it, right? Likeable people tend to have that […]

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Why I think Black and Brown Bloggers Are Paid Less Than White Counterparts (10 Min PODCAST)


Like many industries in America and world-wide, there is pay and value inequity in the blogging field where brands, the PR and Marketing companies that represent them generally, pay black and brown bloggers much less money compared to a White blogger with similar traffic or reach. I have first-hand knowledge of this imbalance and have a […]

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The 3 Things This Blogger Doesn’t Want to See in Your Pitch


I pitch to potential blog sponsors and to potential partners and funders of my startup Picnoi. It’s always tricky as to what should go into a pitch. Lucky for me, I also get pitches from Public Relations Professionals, Marketers and Growth Hackers wanting me to blog or link back to their clients. The benefit of […]

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Covering the White House: A Blogger’s Perspective at National Arts Medaling Ceremony


Last week, at the White House the President of the United States Barack Obama officially medaled the 2015 National Arts and National Humanities Awards winner in an intimate ceremony in the East Room. Of course, the Press was there to capture and document the event which involved formal reading of each winner’s citation, the president […]

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‘Enron of Blogging’: What I think Happened to Mode Media


How does a company once valuated at $1Billion dollars, that reached half of the US digital population and was the seventh largest U.S. media company, just abruptly closes its doors without warning to staff and to its over 10,000 content partners worldwide? Many websites have explained what happened with the shut down of Mode Media, once […]

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