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Aug 25

fastcompany:

I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay.
In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe and untested and uncriticized. All mine.
Sure, I’ve created some. Some might say I’ve created plenty. But that’s only because they can’t see what I’m not creating. For example, this very post sat dormant for at least a month while I pondered, waited and nitpicked at it.
Because the riskiest, most dangerous and potentially most interesting ideas are the easiest to hold back. I would pin them down like butterflies on a mat, like art at a museum. They were in spreadsheets, in notebooks, on scrap paper around my desk.
And while it might feel creative to think of these ideas, they were dying a lonely death when I wasn’t doing anything with them. They didn’t get their chance to add anything to the world. To affect someone. To spark something.
I lost out, too, with this arrangement. I didn’t push myself to think deeper and harder. I lost out on the feedback or insight or even criticism of others. I missed the chance to discover uncharted territory within myself. I stopped before I could start.
It wasn’t the best life I could give my ideas—or myself.
So I decided to change. To find a way forward, I cataloged all the things that had ever stopped me from creating so I could shoot them down, one-by-one. It turned out to be a helpful exercise, so I thought I’d share. 
Do any of these reasons for not creating something sound familiar to you?
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fastcompany:

I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay.

In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe and untested and uncriticized. All mine.

Sure, I’ve created some. Some might say I’ve created plenty. But that’s only because they can’t see what I’m not creating. For example, this very post sat dormant for at least a month while I pondered, waited and nitpicked at it.

Because the riskiest, most dangerous and potentially most interesting ideas are the easiest to hold back. I would pin them down like butterflies on a mat, like art at a museum. They were in spreadsheets, in notebooks, on scrap paper around my desk.

And while it might feel creative to think of these ideas, they were dying a lonely death when I wasn’t doing anything with them. They didn’t get their chance to add anything to the world. To affect someone. To spark something.

I lost out, too, with this arrangement. I didn’t push myself to think deeper and harder. I lost out on the feedback or insight or even criticism of others. I missed the chance to discover uncharted territory within myself. I stopped before I could start.

It wasn’t the best life I could give my ideas—or myself.

So I decided to change. To find a way forward, I cataloged all the things that had ever stopped me from creating so I could shoot them down, one-by-one. It turned out to be a helpful exercise, so I thought I’d share.

Do any of these reasons for not creating something sound familiar to you?

Read More>

Aug 22

Did You See That Press Release? The Ex-Employee Menace, Retirement Woes, and Katy Perry’s Reign

With thousands of news releases published each week on PR Newswire for Journalists, no one can keep up with all of them.

Check out a few from the last week on Beyond Bylines’ Did You See That Press Release.

Did You See That Press Release? The Ex-Employee Menace, Retirement Woes, and Katy Perry’s Reign

With thousands of news releases published each week on PR Newswire for Journalists, no one can keep up with all of them.

Check out a few from the last week on Beyond Bylines’ Did You See That Press Release.

Around the Wire: Build a Blog Worth Monetizing, Social Journalism for Ferguson & More Media News

A recent #BlogChat co-hosted by ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse became the biggest chat of the popular series’ history. And no wonder, since the topic focused on blog monetization.  

Check out this week’s Around the Wire for a recap of the chat, plus news on BuzzFeed’s growing Latino coverage, the Oxford Dictionary’s newest additions, and more.  

Continue reading on Beyond Bylines 

(Photo by peddhapati/Flickr; used under CC BY 2.0)

Around the Wire: Build a Blog Worth Monetizing, Social Journalism for Ferguson & More Media News

A recent #BlogChat co-hosted by ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse became the biggest chat of the popular series’ history. And no wonder, since the topic focused on blog monetization.  

Check out this week’s Around the Wire for a recap of the chat, plus news on BuzzFeed’s growing Latino coverage, the Oxford Dictionary’s newest additions, and more.  

Continue reading on Beyond Bylines

(Photo by peddhapati/Flickr; used under CC BY 2.0)

Aug 21

“Wile away the hours” is often used interchangeably with “while away the hours,” so which is correct? Learn more about the subtle differences between these two phrases in Grammar Hammer’s Whiling Away the Hours.

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(Image by araza123/Flickr; used under CC by 2.0)

“Wile away the hours” is often used interchangeably with “while away the hours,” so which is correct? Learn more about the subtle differences between these two phrases in Grammar Hammer’s Whiling Away the Hours.

Continue reading on Beyond Bylines

(Image by araza123/Flickr; used under CC by 2.0)

3 Tactical Elements That Made #IceBucketChallenge a Viral Success
There are lots of causes out there about which people are passionate, and many charities make deft use of the social web, which begs this question: Why is ALS research getting such a huge share of attention (and dollars) this summer?
The answers are actually pretty simple.
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3 Tactical Elements That Made #IceBucketChallenge a Viral Success

There are lots of causes out there about which people are passionate, and many charities make deft use of the social web, which begs this question: Why is ALS research getting such a huge share of attention (and dollars) this summer?

The answers are actually pretty simple.

Continue reading on Beyond PR

Aug 20

What Does Robot Journalism Mean for Human Journalists?
As the Associated Press and other newsrooms embrace robot journalism, the media debates whether these algorithms and software programs are a journalist’s friend or foe.
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What Does Robot Journalism Mean for Human Journalists?

As the Associated Press and other newsrooms embrace robot journalism, the media debates whether these algorithms and software programs are a journalist’s friend or foe.

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Aug 19

Media Moves at Los Angeles Times, American Banker, AP and More
PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to Agility, our database of journalists and bloggers. Check out the most recent media moves and news on Beyond PR.
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Media Moves at Los Angeles Times, American Banker, AP and More

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to Agility, our database of journalists and bloggers. Check out the most recent media moves and news on Beyond PR.

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Aug 18

Content We Love: A Press Release for B2B Buyers
It’s not just the media that are reading press releases; b-to-b buyers are using them to research products and companies far in advance of contacting a sales representative.
In this week’s Content We Love, Intermedia presents a use case of how to write a press release that caters specifically to buyers. 
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Content We Love: A Press Release for B2B Buyers

It’s not just the media that are reading press releases; b-to-b buyers are using them to research products and companies far in advance of contacting a sales representative.

In this week’s Content We Love, Intermedia presents a use case of how to write a press release that caters specifically to buyers. 

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