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Where to Take Your Company Photo

It's almost Thanksgiving which means all anyone is thinking about is Christmas.  (Poor old Thanksgiving.)  Christmas, of course, means Christmas cards, which means photography, which means proper scenery, which means location scouting.  It can be pretty tough.  The style of your pictures will drastically alter where you take your pictures.  The challenge is that you often don't know what kind of picture you really want until you see them.  What is the solution to this age-old dilemma?  Got me.  But, what I suggest is this: take your pictures in Downtown Albany, GA.  In downtown Albany you have a plethora of different picture perfect sceneries all within walking distance.  Don't believe me?  I'll prove it!

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Good Goals!

NaNoWriMo Admirer

It's November, and what could be trendier than NaNoWriMo!?  I have a young friend who is all about some National Novel Writing Month.  She has excited and encouraged me to join in the fun.  I said, "No."

It's not that I don't like NaNoWriMo; I do!  I love the passion and the deadline.  However, I am just not into the month long goals or 30 Day Challenges.  They aren't bad; Matt Cutts is a big fan of the 30 Day Challenge, and he is crazy awesome.  But, I think he said it best: "I can say, 'Hey, I wrote a novel.'  Is it any good? No, I wrote it in 30 days, but I did it."  Even though I'm not a fan of trying to cram a huge undertaking into a single month, I am a huge fan of the concepts involved, and I think there are even things to learn from them that will improve your website performance.

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One Author Thought It Would Be a Good Idea To Have a Provocative Title Until THIS Happened

Distraught Woman in Courtroom

It's happened to you, hasn't it?  You were scrolling on Facebook for who-knows-what reason when a picture caught your eye.  The title made some benign and fairly uninteresting statement but followed it up with a zinger like "you won't believe what happened next" or "number three will shock you!"  You couldn't resist.  You had to accept the challenge.  I mean, either you would get to prove the title wrong or you would infact be shocked.  Either way, it was going to be pretty awesome right?  More times than not, though, number three was not very shocking, you could believe what happened next and you were left feeling underwhelmed.  ... what happen next?

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The Importance of Morphology

I recently came across an article that The Conversation put out almost a year ago.  I loved the article almost by the title alone, "Why some kids can't spell and why spelling tests won't help".  I'm a terrible speller—just awful!  So, I was looking forward to some great discovery about why.  Secretly I was hoping for some definitive proof that I am a genius because I can't spell.  As it turns out there was no really definitive answer to the question at all, but it is possible that I wasn't taught well.

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Halloween Costume Ideas for the Office

Bring Halloween to the Office

Halloween is oh so much fun, and this year, it's on a Friday, which means the office gets to participate in the dress-up fun!

Although many may be under the assumption that getting festive for Halloween could send an unprofessional vibe to your clients, I'm in the camp of people who think its a great way to interact with them, and to show your personality in a light, fun way. Plus, are we really going to let the kids have all of the Halloween dress-up fun?

The added bonus is that your clients who are on social media will LOVE the pictures posted of your costumes.
It's a great way to highlight your business and could even lead your clients to sharing your photo to their network of friends, which increases the possibility of gaining new clients! 

So, here's a round up of a few DIY Halloween costume ideas that are work-friendly and definitely fun. 

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