Written by Karen D. Swim
When Steve Woodruff gave me the opportunity to get in on the ground floor opportunity of the Five in the Morning franchise, I didn’t hesitate to say “count me in!” Of course I then realized that his famous Five in the Morning posts really were 5 am. I love reading his posts, but admittedly I am never up at that hour. After unsuccessfully trying to negotiate a time zone that would put me closer to 9 in the morning, I acquiesced. I mean I kind of owe him seeing as how he did give me my dream job. So, without further pomp and circumstance, I’m proud to share five posts that are well worth reading…
Kelly Erickson reminds us that without a map you may miss your stop. Read her insightful post to map your business for success this year.
A new year signals change for many people and in this heartfelt post, Alex Fayle discusses the need to grieve what we are giving up before letting go and moving on.
BrandFreak treats us to a humorous look at marketing strategies by financial giant, Bank of America. Did B of A make an oop-oop-a -doop?
If you or companies you work with are wondering how to Make Your Corporate Blog Work for Your Brand, Not Against It, you will benefit from this social media case study on The Blog Council about how Kaiser Permanente is using social media to build their brand.
If you are still nto convinced on the benefits of Twitter, here’s an interesting story about Twitter’s day in court by Rex Gradeless, Social Media Law Student.
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Karen Swim says
@Amy, that is too funny! When I read it I thought of you because of the subject and here you know the guy! LOL! I’m with you 5 am, no thanks, even with caffeine, just not gonna happen. 🙂
I feel like my life has come full circle — seeing you cite my buddy Rex’s post here…………… Yeah! My two worlds have successfully merged. 🙂
Cheers to coffee — but you can keep anything that involves 5am. Since, um, I’m rarely asleep before 3am. Hehehe.
Karen Swim says
@Andrew!, Good Morning! Kelly’s mapping process and subsequent posts are excellent.
@Kelly, I have been pre-scheduling posts again now that I got the functionality back, it’s a good idea to publish at 5. *thunk* never thought of it, thanks! You my dear are good company to be in. 🙂
Thanks to the magic of pre-posting, mine always go up just after five a.m., but I’m never around to see them until 6:30 or so. (I mean, 5 a.m.? Whew!)
I loved that post by Alex at Someday Syndrome. Sometimes he just reaches right into me and pulls out things I don’t often think about, and that was one of those times.
Thanks for including me on your list! Such nice company to be included in!
Kelly´s last blog post..Are You as Essential as Morning Coffee?
The mapping process which Kelly describes reflects a common sense way of understanding a complex but important process.
I look forward to reading some of the other entries.
Andrew´s last blog post..Fund managers are not paid to hand money to scam artists