Saturday, March 30, 2019

quote of the day


Quote of the Day





"When you look back…

Don’t think of the pain you felt.

Think of the strength you gained,

And appreciate how far you’ve come.

You’ve been through a lot.

But you’ve brown a lot too.

Give yourself credit,

For your resilience,

And step forward again

With grace."


~ Marcandangel





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Friday, March 29, 2019

Recommended Resources




Recommended Resources

Its time for another set of resources that we feel are so wonderful that we just have to share with you.  Today, we'll celebrate these 3 organizations that focus on sustainable energy: 


Ontario Sustainable Energy Association has members across the green technology realm (developers, distributors, installation and maintenance) and offers support, resources, consultation, networking, educational events and more.
https://Ontario.sea.org

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Solar Nova Scotia envisions the transition to 100% sustainable, renewable energy and aims to develop a vibrant industry for conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. 
http://SolarNS.ca

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BC Sustainable Energy Association is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about sustainable production, distribution and consumption of sustainable energy in BC (Canada). Find educational programs, guides of policy advocacy, public outreach projects, energy planning and more.
https://www.bcsea.org


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

resources for writers

Resources for Writers - Part 8

* This is the final installment of this 8-part series of resources put together by Oliver Phisher - find him at: OliverPhisher.com . Click here to view Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4Part 5 , Part 6 , and Part 7



Staying Organized 

1. Google Keep

Keep is an excellent organization tool. It stores every idea, research plan and content structure. Which can quickly be dumped into Scrivner later.

2. Evernote

Another option this is with a few more features is Evernote, you can save snippets of content you find online and go back to all of it in a searchable, taggable easy to find notebooks on Evernote. It also connects to my Google Home via IFTTT which frustratingly Google Keep doesn't seem to, so I can handsfree keep notes easily.

3. Google Drive 

Accessible from anywhere with internet, Google Drive is a great collaborative tool for teams to use when you're working with content, files, or images in tandem. Google Sheets and Google Docs makes group work seamless, and all work can easily be shared with hyperlinks.

4. Tomato Timer 

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management strategy preferred by many authors. It's not always easy to keep track of the non-writing tasks related to your book projects. With Brain Focus Productivity Timer, an excel sheet (or just pen and paper) and Scrivner's session tracking you can keep motivated with tangible evidence of how hard you're working. Not only time associated with the project. Team Viz is another excellent paid alternative to this method, and you can't forget the simple Tomato Timer (tomato-timer.com)

5. Slack 

It's like super chat. Instant communication. Instant file transfer. Indexed and Searchable. It is fantastic for collaboration if you have a specific project you are working on. Again, use wisely, if you are co-authoring for example. Not if you're just working with a freelancer for a short time, instead use the platform's chat for content protection!

6. Lander App

You can learn more about A/B testing here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testing

I have experimented with A/B testing in the past but didn't feel that it was hugely beneficial. I think that you have to have a relatively sophisticated reason to use A/B testing. Potentially I'll use this for a book launch with a landing page in the future. Of those that I experimented with, I found Lander App to be the most straightforward to use.  Again, if you don't know what A/B testing doesn't worry, you don't need to! Don't jump to trying to use A/B testing, focus instead on the following:
- Mailing list Opt-in rate
- You unique visitor Site traffic
- Total engagement (comments, email responses) / Book Sales 


Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out In a Crowd



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Sunday, March 24, 2019

quote of the day



Quote of the Day



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"If I should ever leave you whom I love

To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,

Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk

Of me as if I were beside you, for

Who knows but that I shall be oftentimes?..."




~ Isla Paschal Richardson (1886–1971), 
Excerpted from: "To Those I Love," The Rotarian, June 1943


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