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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

Google+ Communities getting spam folder back. Woot!

Google+ Communities getting spam folder back. Woot!







Originally shared by Brent Sullivan







The Red Spam folder is back in all my communities as of a few minutes ago. Fingers crossed everyone! Two weeks worth of posts in there to go through in several communities. "smacks forehead"  :)

Man, there is just SOO much work for "attractive females" on Craigslist! It's ridiculous.

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Man, there is just SOO much work for "attractive females" on Craigslist! It's ridiculous.

I'm currently very disappointed in Twitter

https://twitter.com/babylontales/status/666415733518168064

So I was browsing my Google+ feed when BAM! There was PORN posted in the Google+ Help community. And I was like...

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So I was browsing my Google+ feed when BAM! There was PORN posted in the Google+ Help community. And I was like...

A nice video guide to the new Google+

A nice video guide to the new Google+



Which is technically still a preview of sorts. Remember that. They aren't finished. Keep reporting via Feedback.







Originally shared by martin shervington







A Guide to the New Google+ (VIDEO)



Just about everything you'll need to know...







p.s. Full guide to mobile apps coming next week.



#newgoogleplus   #desktopguide  





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7-7yxo5ag

Phew... some excellent music on the G+ tonight. Excellent, excellent music.

Phew... some excellent music on the G+ tonight. Excellent, excellent music.







Originally shared by Sarah Hawthorne







Hi Googleplussers,



Here's a song I wrote called Lounge Man.   If you like it, please feel free to share it.  Please also feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel.  Thanks for listening!   Sarah





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EYzq0E1VF0

"Ladies and gentleman, this is Mambo Number 5."

"Ladies and gentleman, this is Mambo Number 5."

New sharing options in Google+

New sharing options in Google+



Google snuck in a few more sharing options with their redesign, but there's a catch...







Table of Contents:



- What is the potential of these new sharing options?



-- But there is one hiccup



- Conclusion







What do you all think? You like the new sharing options? Would you like to see the new sharing options opened up to non-Google+ users? Sound off in the comments.





https://onyxdragonfilms.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/new-sharing-options-in-google/

Pump up the jam, pump it up!

Pump up the jam, pump it up!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NathanWeaver/posts/M5Kpz8iJ1WN

Some people don't understand that others complain to you as a means to reach out. It isn't because they want to...

Some people don't understand that others complain to you as a means to reach out. It isn't because they want to complain, it's because they need someone to tell them, "Hey, you're gonna be fine."

Google+ redesign is responsive, faster, more efficient

Google+ redesign is responsive, faster, more efficient



Here is my shake down of the obvious redesign and refocus, and a little shake down on how folks report the ghost town.







Table of Contents:



- Intro



- Communities and Collections



- New focus shows Google is paying attention to their users



- The Ghost Town Rides Again!



- Conclusion







See ya in the Google+ Saloon.





https://onyxdragonfilms.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/google-redesign-is-responsive-faster-more-efficient/

You can't touch this.

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You can't touch this.

Strengthening the Communications Between Leadership and Staff

Strengthening the Communications Between Leadership and Staff



Here are some thoughts to ponder concerning the communication line between leadership and staff.







Table of Contents:



- Leaders should work with staff instead of competing against them



- Unions wouldn't exist if all leaders were good



- Mutual respect, yes, mutual



- Communicate directly with staff



- Small gestures, big impact





https://medium.com/i-don-t-believe-in-100/strengthening-the-communications-between-leadership-and-staff-cfd8c728534a

Stupid Pictures in Marketing

Stupid Pictures in Marketing



Some food for thought regarding the pictures we use in marketing. I've seen many a bad photo in my day used to sell something, and it would behoove all of us to be smarter about the kind of image and message we are sending with the stupid pictures we use in marketing.





https://medium.com/@babylontales/stupid-pictures-in-marketing-662872ee6165

Well, thus far, I like the new Google+ design. I just want it to be permanently on and have any of the features they...

Well, thus far, I like the new Google+ design. I just want it to be permanently on and have any of the features they haven't shoved in yet.







So, I want it to be done? Yeah. Done.

For those who appreciate the finer things in #socialmediamarketing , like the automated message on Twitter Messages

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For those who appreciate the finer things in #socialmediamarketing , like the automated message on Twitter Messages







This guy hits me once, I reply manually, he hits me twice automatically with the same message. Winning.







Wow.







I wonder if I keep replying, if I'll keep getting the same message back... should I? It can be a science experiment in stupidity.

NaNoWriMo 2015, I Will Kill You for $5 project - Volume 1

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So, I decided (rather last minute as usual) to take part in this NaNoWriMo charade once more. I've never "won" or completed the 50k minimum, but it is a most helpful way to push yourself to prioritize a project for a month even if you don't complete that many words.

This year I've decided to take my I Will Kill You for $5 project and compile the works I've done thus far, and hopefully 5 new ones, into a single volume for NaNo this year.