Facebook is My Garden

Facebook is my garden. I make it nice for you. And for me. I want it to be inviting, a place of peace and inspirations of all sorts, somewhere we can enjoy together. It isn’t just for me and you, my Gentle Reader, although you have accepted an invitation to come in and hang out. It is also for the delight of the passer-by who will enjoy my garden every time their life brings them round this way as they lean on the garden wall and breathe and drink deeply of nature, pausing for thought and reflection. They might also […]

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Facebook, Patreon and YouTube: Podcast Ep 170

In today’s radio show Nicola and I talk about how much it is appropriate to rely on third-party platforms like Facebook, Patreon and YouTube. There are so many pros and cons to consider, so many benefits and yet so many possible risks too. This is a topic which in one way or another we return to again and again, and with good reason. Nicola’s in trouble this week with YouTube (incurring their wrath in what they call a strikeout) and I am considering getting into bed with Patreon despite three and four provisos about how that puts me at potential […]

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The Stuff I Love to Share on Facebook

My love/hate relationship with Facebook rumbles on. The last ten days since 20th January 2017 have been perhaps my hardest ever, and over the weekend I have already begun investigating an alternative for my Facebook groups. That’s a discussion for another day. Today’s discussion is about the things I love about Facebook, some of which I would miss if I were not on FB any more (which I do not rule out right now): Things that make me go Wow! Things that seem funny to me (often me, one of my greatest sources of amusement) Woo woo – Feng Shui, […]

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How to Do Facebook Brilliantly

Last week I had a brave stab at explaining to a client, using the written word, the difference between broadcasting and engaging on social media. I didn’t do a particularly good job. I think it could have been more easily explained in the spoken word, better still by demonstration. But here’s the interesting thing. While I was trying to explain that, someone was demonstrating it on Facebook perfectly. And exactly as I was attempting to describe. In real time. Live. Building relationships, achieving rapport, showing interest in me, and making a fan for life. And that person is Daphne. Here’s the whole story. […]

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When I Like You on Facebook

Yesterday I wrote about how I use Facebook for my business. And today, in a related follow-up piece, I am sharing what it means when I Like something of yours on Facebook, ‘cos there’s an almost infinite number of reasons why I might do that. Here’s just a handful: When I Like something of yours on Facebook, I am saying some or all of the following. I’ve seen this. I’ve read this. I acknowledge this. I am grateful to you for sharing this. I am glad I am in your life and can see what’s going on with you and […]

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Me, Facebook and My Business

Let’s face it, most of us have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. On 7th December, as I write this, I am contemplating a digital detox for much of the two weeks I am taking off over Christmas and the New Year. Too much time online makes Judith a dull and headachy girl and there’s no doubt that being online 24/7 is addictive and that’s always painful and unhealthy. I don’t use Facebook for my friends and family. I never have and I never will. This means that, one way or another, 100% of my activity on Facebook is marketing for […]

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Marketing Your New Business On A Shoestring Budget

New business owners are always in need of advice about how to market their businesses on a shoestring budget. Apart from some early mistakes where I attempted to advertise my coaching business, I have only ever marketed my business online. This is mostly all I know and it does seem relatively inexpensive to me in terms of the money you have to spend. You need a good website, yes, you do. And you need a blog on that website. You need to invite people to opt in to your list while visiting your website, giving you permission to market to […]

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My Personal Blueprint For Developing A Social Media Strategy

Today Caroline asked in my Money-Making Magic Group: “Hi All, I know there are a few people in here good at the old social media. I’m getting going with FB, Twitter and Linkedin and I really want to have a clear plan/strategy re how often I post, how often I tweet, what each will be about, knowing what I’m doing when I’m sharing with others on social media and so on. I wondered for those of you who are using all of this in your businesses, do you have a plan with it, any resources you could recommend for me to read to […]

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Just Another Manic Monday – In Anticipation of Project De-Bag

I promise you that today I didn’t work as hard as I often do. Nevertheless, here is a list of what I did do. I list this as part of my preparation for the de-baggaging project, about which more later.   First I begin with awareness. If I know what I am up to, I can elect to do less of it. Began the week with our usual T1ME team meeting with Janet & Yvonne on DimDim (new, cheaper web conferencing service we are testing out as an alternative to Instant Teleseminar) which makes us all feel rather dim dim as […]

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