The Do’s And Don’ts Of Blogging

I’m flabbergasted. I am. Does this ever happen to you at work? You swear you wrote that document or turned in that report. But when you go to look for it, it’s not there. That happened to me yesterday when Shelley Nelson, the editor of the Superior Telegram, asked me if we had any kind…
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A “silver Bullet” Worth Thousands!

Often times when I’m visiting with two of my favorite Areavoices bloggers; Scott Brusven of the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre and Melissa Schmalenberger of MS Simplicity I find myself thinking I wish I could just bottle them both up and take them with me as I try to recruit new bloggers. Well, I can’t do that.…
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5 Reasons To Start A Travel Blog

I’m the first to admit I’m the human version of Pavlov’s dog. But for me the stimuli is not the sound of a bell, but the mention of Disney. And the response is not salivation, but travel planning. Recently, my husband mentioned that his upcoming work conference is being held in Orlando. He mentioned that perhaps…
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Exciting Trend: Your Blog Could Become A Newspaper Column!

It’s something called “reverse publishing,” taking content from the AreaVoices platform and publishing it in the print edition of the newspaper. In the past two weeks The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead has selected seven pieces of content to feature in the newspaper. We always knew AreaVoices contributors had something to say and this is further proof! The posts included everything…
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New “Golden Rule” Guidelines

As the mom of two young children, I’ve had those discussions about the golden rule. “Treat other people the way you would like to be treated.” Unfortunately, reminders about those rules don’t end when we graduate from school. Even adults must remind ourselves frequently to treat others with respect. It’s not always easy. We live…
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