Doug Karr has a great post over at his Compendium blog
called When to Fire Your Blogging Expert
. The post breaks down the concept of weighing the intangible and tangible benefits of blogging. Doug talks… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on November 25, 2008 at 3:22pm —
Hey folks, I just finished a great post over at the indy awesome blog
about the ROI of social media. Basically what I did was put together some thoughts from some of my favorite social media bloggers (chris baggot, chris brogan, and kyle lacy) along with some thoughts of my own to create what I believe is a fairly unique view of how you measure the ROI in social media. Check it out at indyawesome.com
I'd love to hear… Continue
Added by Colin Clark on November 25, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Part of me feels like Rudolph when Clarice kissed him for the first time and then whispered, “I think you’re cute.” Do you remember the scene? Rudolph then pranced around the school-yard saying, “She thinks I’m cute, she thinks I’m cute….” but it sounded like, “She thinks I’m cued,” because his nose was covered with mud?
Another part of me feels like Steve Martin in The Jerk…”The new phone books are here, the new phone books are… Continue
Added by Amy Stark on November 25, 2008 at 1:54pm —
The work we do at Kristian Andersen + Associates falls into two buckets that are typically considered to be fairly unrelated disciplines: Branding (Identity Development) & Experience Design (Product Development). Even inside a client organization there’s a pretty solid wall built between brand management (which is typically a function of marketing) and product design and development (which is typically a function of engineering). Of course there are exceptions to this rule and every… Continue
Added by Kristian Andersen on November 24, 2008 at 11:56pm —
Being highly effective in a relationship requires certain qualities in a person.
Scripture instructs, as in 1 Peter 4:8 to “love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins”. The Bible is replete with descriptions and lessons of love but, why do people continue to fail?
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale once said that relationships fail because of “selfishness” and “immaturity”, explaining why so many marriages end in… Continue
Added by Dr. Noah H. Kersey, Ph.D. on November 24, 2008 at 8:00pm —
It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. In Indiana, we have seen a few snow flurries, and I am dreading the graying of the sky for the winter. In response, we tend to sleep more, crave carbohydrates, and experience less energy. Although not an official DSM-IV TR diagnosis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been popularly accepted by lay persons, practitioners, and researchers alike.
Our natural response to the seasonal… Continue
Added by Brooke Randolph on November 24, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I heard this on Bob and Tom this morning. A hilarious song about Hunter Smith. Hunter wrote, sang, and played the guitar for the song.
Added by Will Hardison on November 24, 2008 at 2:28pm —
Start your week off right, do yourself a favor, and watch Validation. It's well worth the 16 minutes. It even made me a little verklempt, especially near the end.
This movie will make you smile, because it's about you: someone who is great, special, and wonderful.
I watched it over the weekend, and thought it was great. This is my new favorite sub-17 minute film of all time (even beating Bambi Versus… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on November 24, 2008 at 1:34pm —
I'm extremely excited to announce that the indy awesome
is now optimized for viewing on the iPhone
, and other smart-phone platforms
. I just got back from a meeting at the ProBlogService… Continue
Added by Colin Clark on November 24, 2008 at 1:00pm —
As you are calculating your remaining budget for the end of the year and determining where to invest your money for your business need IT might not be your first thought. I have a few areas of interest that you may consider before you decide to sign on the bottom line. As you grow as a company a streamlined operational environment will enhance both your customers experience and also allow your staff to work more efficiently and effectively to handle your business. The way you streamline your… Continue
Added by Mark R Platt on November 24, 2008 at 12:29pm —
I don’t know about you, but my parents always told me that if it hurts, then don’t do it. They saved many trips to the doctor’s office, and quite a bit of money, with this simple little saying or proverb. And, they were right! When I quit doing something that hurt, the pain went away. Of course, I was a kid back then and I didn’t have all the years of experience and wisdom that my parents did (not that I claim to have a bunch of wisdom now ).
What’s my point? Flash forward to adult… Continue
Added by Ken Moore on November 24, 2008 at 12:27pm —
On Saturday night I drove west of Indianapolis to Danville to meet my friend, actor Jack Gramling, for a two-part concert to benefit the Danville High School band department. The concert was called "Holiday Melodies." I suppose that it does not, technically, fit the scope of this blog, but I want to write about it here anyway. It was live entertainment, it was fun, and it introduced me to some new stories through song.
During the… Continue
Added by Hope Baugh on November 24, 2008 at 12:17pm —
The holiday season has been deemed the loneliest time of year for singles. Believe it or not, if you are single you can make this holiday season the high point of your year. Here are five tips for being successfully single during the holidays.
1) Get invited- Being single does not mean you have to sit at home alone, in fact why not see what your friends are up to? That just might get you invites to some great holiday gatherings or dinner parties. You just might end up with more… Continue
Added by Jodi Stone on November 24, 2008 at 11:28am —
Lorraine Ball and myself decided to make a list of 50 of the top bloggers in Indianapolis. Let me give you the run down of how people made the list.
This is not ranked.
50 could be bigger than number 1.
I made the decision on who to make the list by updates on who I read. I read most of the blogs on the list. If you have not updated for the month of November you were not placed on the list.
I apologize… Continue
Added by Kyle Lacy on November 24, 2008 at 8:00am —
"Real" Thanks! November 2008
In This Issue
Real Beauty in Action!
God Made You Special!
Machine Defines Beauty.
What is Real?
Upcoming 2009 Events
"REAL" Beauty Thankfulness....
It's the time of the year when we begin to pause and reflect about all the blessings and gifts we are most thankful for. Soon we will be sharing bread with those most precious to us, grateful for the love, generosity, support and enjoyment of… Continue
Added by Donna Marino on November 24, 2008 at 7:53am —
I signed up for a Facebook account many moons ago but initially I never did anything with it. But a few months ago, I decided to dive in and learn all that is Facebook. I stumbled a bit here and there but for the most part I finally understood the usefulness of Facebook.
The usefulness I'm referring to is staying in touch with old friends you may have drifted apart from. Or for viewing a friend's pictures online from that party you both went to last weekend (remember when we used to… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am —
I recently saw the results of market research done after the Olympics in Beijing .
Brands like Adidas paid $80 million to $100 million to be the official sponsor of the games. Global sponsors Coca-Cola & McDonald's--spent a combined $850 million to sponsor the Olympics. All with the desire of selling to China's emerging 250 million-strong middle class as a way to build brand awareness with Chinese consumers to increase sales.
The results of the research were… Continue
Added by Jim Schwartz on November 23, 2008 at 9:47pm —
From the desk of Ron Sukenick
Your first instinct, when thinking about "going into the Beyond Networking zone", is probably to think about being outward bound, going outside your circle of friends and meeting new people. After all, what you're trying to do is create connections that can benefit your business. Perhaps when you think about going beyond traditional ways of doing things and moving outward, you're conjuring up a mental image of the Space Shuttle, or, if you're a science… Continue
Added by Ron Sukenick on November 23, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I've posted on our local Porter County Politics site, since Mr. Essany has run twice for local office.
Michael Essany releases book
Essany hosted a local television show here in Valparaiso from his parents home a few years back.
Added by Steve Dalton on November 23, 2008 at 8:15pm —
Here I sit listening to the roaster hum, and Sandy curse the flame for going out.
She roasted last week and yesterday after we closed. We tasted some Colombia that she roasted yesterday. It was a little too fruity for her tastes, but I thought it was ok. I would like to see a bit more caramel in the flavor. It did go a tad sour once cooled.
Flame didn't go out yesterday, so she thought it was perhaps some moisture in the drum. Wonder why it is doing this… Continue
Added by Bj Davis on November 23, 2008 at 5:30pm —