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Blogging TIPS | July 2, 2012

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It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

With summer vacation being in full bloom for most, it seems natural to talk about work life balance. My advice is as appropriate whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur. Schedule your time off. This way you could plan ahead of time what will happen in your absence. I recall when I started blogging […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA | June 29, 2012

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Social Media Touches All Aspects of Our Life

Social Media Touches All Aspects of Our Life

From sharing what we do, want or like to finding a job or changing the world Tomorrow will be Mashable’s third annual Social Media Day! In 2010, Mashable proclaimed June 30th to be Social Media Day as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. The reason I am telling you this […]

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PR and Blogger Outreach | June 22, 2012

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I’m a Social Media Troubleshooter!

I’m a Social Media Troubleshooter!

Over the course of the last five years, I have received plenty of PR pitches. I saw and I participated in many social media campaigns as a lifestyle blogger. I learned from the good and the bad. I started On the Web with Kim Vallee to educate bloggers and brands about the best practices and […]

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BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work | November 17, 2009

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When Blogging Becomes a Job

When Blogging Becomes a Job

I was proud to read what Genevieve wrote on O.xide Design’s blog about my coverage of working with them for my husband’s birthday party. Gen wrote: “Bloggers like Kim are more like editors of magazines”. Even if Genevieve only met me once, she understood what I do for living. Her comment brings the question of defining […]

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IDEO’s Innovative Ideas on the Future of Journalism

IDEO’s Innovative Ideas on the Future of Journalism

Newspapers are endangered species. Like many industries, it must adapt to its time. Although it is easier to read a print media, the hyperlinks, the velocity of the news and the multimedia power of the Internet clearly highlighted the weakness of the print media. Look at how this article I read on the San Francisco […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | May 23, 2009

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Reality Check on the Need for a New Media Journalist Title

Reality Check on the Need for a New Media Journalist Title

Whenever a new technology becomes popular, it challenges the status quo. It takes time for the world to adapt the vocabulary, their practices and job titles to reflect the new reality. We are experiencing it with blogs. The problematic comes at every level of our life. I am the editor-in-chief of two blogs; this is […]

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APPLICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY | April 10, 2009

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Tungle Simplifies Booking Appointments

Tungle Simplifies Booking Appointments

You know the drill. Every time, you need to book a meeting with someone we go to this back and forth dance to find a suitable timeslot. The Meet with Me feature of Tungle simplifies everything since it eliminates the need to constantly open your calendar as you are answering emails. Here is how it […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING | March 4, 2009

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Talking Blog Monetizing on my Updated Look at Women and Social Media Presentation – Part 3 of 3

We ran short of time for that topic during my presentation. Let’s further examine key elements. If you are serious about attracting advertisers and sponsors, start by keeping a writing schedule. Consistency is important to build traffic. You wish to create a routine with your readers. Establish a schedule that is compatible with your agenda. […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING | February 11, 2009

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Tourism Montreal hiring bloggers

The Gazette about the latest initiative of Tourisme Montreal to promote the city. They wish to hire on a part-time basis bloggers as ambassador to cover what is happening in Montreal. This great initiative generated bad comments about bloggers being paid for hiring. Let’s make some facts very clear. The bloggers will not blog on […]

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TECHNOLOGY | January 10, 2009

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Not Enough Girls in IT

When we say that they are enough girls in technology; it is true. It is a fact that a small number of girls working in IT are involved in programming or direct application development. A sign of the lack of girls in IT: I just wrote my name to attend iPhoneDevCamp. I am the only […]

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