blogging lessons learned

Is there a way to deal with the trolls, the bullies and the haters online?

If there is one issue I wish I could fix, it would definitely be getting rid of the revolting people that plague the online world. As a female blogger, I’ve had my fair share of revolting nonsense and every time it makes me step back for a bit and reduce my voice. Because why would …

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100th LinkedIn blog, close to 1,000 blogs overall, a time for reflection

Today I publish my 100th LinkedIn blog, and I’m getting close to 1,000 published blogs since seriously kicking this journey off in 2009. Milestones are always a time for reflection, and so I thought it was worth sharing the great and not so great of what it’s like to lay it all out there on …

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Should I outsource my social media presence?

This is a question I get asked a lot and my answer is unequivocal – absolutely not! Why would you? How can anyone else be you? How could anyone be me? Not possible. This issue really matters to me, because there’s too much noise on social media. Inauthentic, disingenuous noise. Now I appreciate that many …

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Personal branding requires grit, determination and never ever giving up

I had a great discussion with a fellow professional on personal branding yesterday and he said something magical to my ears – I’ve got a five-year window I’m working on towards building my personal brand to get where I want to be. And I thought finally. Finally, someone understands this. Personal branding is not a …

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What is the line you won’t cross with your personal brand?

I had the pleasure of speaking on a social media panel at the recent Asia Professional Speakers Singapore Annual Convention (pic above from the talented Berry Happy Photography). The conversation was spirited, but one topic that came up is: what are you willing (or not willing) to do as an influencer on social media? For …

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Birth of a Blogger Pt 2: Why Are You Blogging?

The second edition, with Dan and Jade. Enjoy and thanks for the great support on part one. Answer this key question, and you unlock the potential for your blog to lead you to your dream life. Novus Asia’s Andrea Edwards, Daniel Seifert and Jade Alphonsine Tuan discuss the concept that finding your core reason for …

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Birth of a Blogger Part 1: Finding Your Voice

I loved doing this blog with Jade Alphonsine Tuan and Dan Seifert – enjoy! Hungry to start blogging but not sure where to begin? Our expert, Novus Asia’s director of content marketing and training, Andrea Edwards, walks assistant editor Daniel Seifert and client services manager Jade Alphonsine Tuan through the process in this first chapter …

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3 Basic Tips to Elevate Your LinkedIn Presence

I’m not perfect on LinkedIn, no one is, but there are a few missed opportunities I see every day and thought you might appreciate knowing what they are. Small tips like this really help to elevate your presence on the platform and ultimately, you get much better results – whether you’re job hunting, trying to …

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Are you Content Marketing or Marketing?

The stats are pretty clear: 77 percent of B2C and 86 percent of B2B companies are using content marketing – Jeffbullas.com 78 percent of CMO’s think custom content is the future of marketing – Visual.ly $135 billion was spent on digital marketing content in 2014 – Visual.ly 62 percent of millennial loyalty is driven by …

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