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My Favorite Tools in Ten Installments: 2. Twitter

This is post 2 of 10 in my 10 favorite tools series. I regularly get asked how I “do it all” so I’ve put together some of handy tools that (in addition to hard work) help me do it.  I covered the many ways I use Google last week, this week its Twitter! Now that […]

My Favorite Tools In 10 Installments: 1. Google Tools

I regularly get asked when I sleep, or how I “do it all”. I’m never really sure how to respond, I’m just me. I just go through my days, my routine and well do stuff. But I took a look around at some of the tools and shortcuts I use and thought I might do […]

Use PostPost to Get the Best News and Information from Facebook

I get asked a lot how I keep up or “do it all” so I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorite tools. I cant’ remember how I discovered PostPost, but I do know this it has made it insanely easy to get the good stuff from Facebook. It’s easy to set up and […]

How to Monitor Your Personal Brand (For Free)

Yes you need to. Everyone does.  Even if you’re just on Twitter, even if you’re not. You need to pay attention to what others are saying to and about you online.  I know many of you do this for your library but it is important to do it for yourself too. Why? Carie Lewis lists 5 different […]

The Best of the Best: The 20 Most Important, Thought Provoking, Helpful Posts I Wrote in 2010

That’s a pretty bold title if I do say so myself :-)  I know there are 7 days left but with the holidays I feel ok publishing this list now. I didn’t base these on stats or comments but rather what I feel was the most import. Sometimes I put my heart and soul into […]

Nine Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Speaking Gig

I had a discussion with a friend this weekend about what questions we ask when accepting speaking invitations, and it occurred to me that this is the sort of thing I should blog for two reason – one I have some advice to share and two I’m sure someone will have advice to offer me. Win-win. Questions for yourself: 1. Do I […]

Be the Master of Your Domain, How to Conquer Your Feed Reader

I’ve heard many of my friends comment that they are overwhelmed by their Google Reader, so much so that not only are they regularly declaring Reader bankruptcy but that they are avoiding it all together.  My information professional friends, Google Reader is a TOOL, do not allow it to inspire fear and loathing, it’s there […]


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