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  • Let’s Get Visual

    I’m pretty sure my ex-boyfriend never read a single blog I wrote—work-related or otherwise. He could forward me Internet memes for days, though. Like it or not, we’re a society that ignores the written word in favor of visuals. (I liked it not, hence the whole “ex” thing.) According to Lisa Trosien, presenter of the August 19 webinar, “Eye Candy—Online Visuals That Lead to Leases,” marketers must...
  • ABC Should Really Start Paying Me

    I consider myself an ambassador for the following: 1. Ross Dress for Less. I can’t describe the joy I feel when I leave the store with 22 pieces of clothing for $200. Sure, some of the items have a shorter shelf life than a carton of milk, but it’s that initial pleasure that appeals to me. A large majority of the clothes are also comprised of synthetic materials not of this world, but who am I to...
  • That’s Gonna Leave a Mark

    I once read a review for a hostel my friends and I were considering staying in during a trip to Venice. “If you love prostitutes and drug dealers mingling outside of your window, this is the place for you!” I was equally horrified and intrigued. I didn’t think I liked those things, but wasn’t traveling all about expanding your horizons? Of course, we all pushed aside our desire for a good story—...
  • A Beautiful Mess

    I have notes—both personal and professional—scrawled in a smattering of notebooks, on loose sheets of paper and the occasional napkin or two with no discernible sense of order. Things are written sideways, in different colors, circled, starred. It’s very “A Beautiful Mind” meets an ugly mess. Fortunately, I can use my profession as an excuse. “Can’t stop the flow of creativity!” Otherwise, I just...

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