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10 years of blogging? Time for a blog post

January is a big month here at Get It Write headquarters. After celebrating 26 years in business earlier in the month, my next milestone is 10 years of blogging. I’ve learned a lot in that time (see nine things I listed at my nine-year anniversary), including that I can’t manage more than one post a […]

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The best of the Red Jacket Diaries in 2016

As 2016 winds down, here’s a look back at the most-viewed posts in the Red Jacket Diaries over the year. As I like to tell people, words are my business. So no surprise that I often blog about words and writing: Players of Scrabble and Words With Friends are always on the lookout for new […]

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Nine things I’ve learned in nine years of blogging

January is a big month here at Get It Write headquarters. In this month of new beginnings, I celebrate the leap of faith that launched my business in 1991, and I also mark another year of sharing my thoughts on the Red Jacket Diaries blog. Yes, I recently marked my ninth “blogversary.” Nine years have […]

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The best of the Red Jacket Diaries in 2015

Thank you to the people who took the time to read (and sometimes comment) on the Red Jacket Diaries blog this year. Here are the 10 most-viewed posts in 2015: 1.  My recap of Mitch Joel’s speech to IABC/Toronto in February, where he talks about people wanting “access, not ownership” (think Snapchat, Spotify, Zipcar, Airbnb). […]

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Does removing the date make you a cheater?

Have you ever noticed this? You’re digging around the web, collecting advice or thoughts on a particular topic. You find interesting content, but when you try to check how current it is, you can’t find the date it was published. Sometimes, you only find a clue to the post’s birth when you scroll down to […]

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LinkedIn turns up the noise

Wait for it: 230 million LinkedIn users around the world will soon be piling on the publishing bandwagon. LinkedIn says it is “always looking for new ways for members to contribute professional insights.” That means it is allowing members – as well as the so-called “Influencers” – to publish “long-form posts about their expertise and […]

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Plumbing the depths of your website with analytics

Don’t ask digital marketer Kathryn Lagden what number you should look at in Google analytics. When it comes to your website, it’s all about what YOU want people to do. “Figure out your goal and then you can find out how to measure it,” she told the audience at an event I attended in January, […]

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10 ways to jump-start your blogging mojo

The last time this happened, in 2012, a Google search pulled up a piddling 31,000 hits. This time, “lost my blogging mojo” brought up more than 700,000 results. I think I am in good company. There are lots of reasons why I seem to have lost my blogging mojo, including the ache and fracture in […]

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The best of the Red Jacket Diaries so far in 2014

As we take a breather before Canada Day and launching into the second half of 2014, here’s a look at the most viewed content on the blog so far, as revealed by poking around under the  blog “hood”: Thinking about hanging out your shingle? Start here rounds up my best advice for starting your own […]

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Simple blogging tips (or, don’t do what I did!)

I’ve been doing what I think of as “spelunking” (isn’t that a great word?) — digging around in the caves of this blog. With the wisdom of my seven years of blogging, I can look back and clearly see ways I could have done a better blogging job (and I’m chipping away at fixing them): […]

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