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How to Create a Simple Infographic and Give That Old Blog Post New Life - 01/24/12 12:56 PM
This post is an attempt to get two birds with one stone. I want to talk about recycling old blog posts (the second part of the title). I've read a lot about doing it on other blogs. But it really wasn't until recently that I got into the recycling business myself ~ and in the following new way: via infographics. (Another term for infographic is: data visualization.) And I didn't really start noticing infographics until recently. And I've become fascinated by them. (How 'bout you?) A cool site to check out is: http://visual.ly/. There you'll find a searchable database of (1 comments)
10 Commandments of Blogging [infographic] - 01/20/12 05:08 PM
On the mountain long ago Moses received God's law. I haven't been up to a mountain or anything, but I thought I'd use this pattern to make some points about blogging (and micro-blogging, too, if you're in to social media like Twitter). So here you go with the 10 Commandments of blogging... (click image to enlarge, then in new browser tab or window click again)
(To read the original Ten Commandments of Blogging and the 100+ comments, click here.) (0 comments)
At Least We Won't Look Stupid - 01/17/12 02:33 PM
Let's just cut to the chase. We like the old better. Right? We like how we've always done things, the patterns we've set, the routine we've got going ~ regardless of if it's working anymore (bringing in business, helping us to reach a goal, positively enriching our lives). Maybe it hasn't worked for a long, long time (or never at all)? It's just hard to do something new. Because that would mean we would have to change. We would have to learn. We would have to adapt, think, grow. And that's uncomfortable. We don't like uncomfortable. Neither (1 comments)
(click image to enlarge, then in new browser tab or window click again) Source: 2011 REALTORS® Technology Survey (0 comments)
10 Mistakes People Make Creating Infographics (plus 1 bonus) - 01/03/12 01:16 PM
Lightning fast post meant to make you think... 10 Mistakes People Make Creating Infographics (plus 1 bonus): (what might you add to the list?) 1. Make text, graphs, etc, too small to read. 2. Don't allow for a click to enlarge. 3. Forget to study other infographics for ideas. 4. Overlook citing their sources. 5. Choose colors that clash (versus enhance). 6. Don't offer embed code. 7. Allow perfectionism to prevent publishing. 8. Forget it's a great option for recycling blog posts. 9. Don't spend the time it takes. (It will show.) 10. Neglect the KISS approach (keep it (0 comments)
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