Why We Fail to Create and What You Can Do to Fix It

social media viewpoints Have you got a great idea on your to-do list, but it’s been there for a while?

Is there a podcast, article or video you’d love to create, but for some reason you haven’t?

If so, you aren’t alone.

Most of us struggle bridging the gap between our desire to be creative and the act of actually creating something.

Keep reading as I explore the roots of why we don’t create and to discover what you can do to make stuff happen.

You Shouldn’t Do That…

I remember the day I submitted a draft of a paper that shared my best tips. My editor asked, “Are you sure you want to do this?” With that simple question I let doubt creep in.

More recently I was reviewing feedback from a presentation I gave. Of all the positive reviews, the one that struck a blow at my confidence went something like this, “You don’t really need to keynote your own event.”

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Preparing for my keynote at Social Media Marketing World 2013.

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New Magazine from Social Media Examiner: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

Introducing MyKidsAdventures.com

The team at Social Media Examiner launched My Kids’ Adventures this week. It’s an online magazine for busy parents who want to have fun adventures with their kids anywhere (in the home, the backyard or the great outdoors). It’s your go-to resource for articles on how to do really cool stuff with your kids (and grand kids). Be sure to check it out.

What’s New This Week?

Tumblr Users Can Now Create GIFs With Webcams: “Tumblr users surfing on Chrome and Firefox v20+ can create four-frame GIFs with their webcams and load the GIFs directly to their Tumblr feed.”

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Make Tumblr GIFs with your webcam.

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9 Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Product

social media how toAre you looking for creative ideas to help launch your next product (or company)?

Want some actionable tips to employ social media in your next launch?

If so, keep reading as I explore nine ways we used social media to help launch a new project.

You’re sure to find unusual tactics that will help you with your next launch.

Why Social Media for a Launch?

Social media has changed everything when it comes to marketing.

Now, instead of spending a ton of money hoping to get in front of the “press,” you are the media.  Social media allows you to connect with people and encourage engagement with very little money and only a nominal effort.

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