Weekly Round-Up (Better Than Folgers in Your Cup)

RoundUp-image1Oh hello there, People of the Internet.

Nice to see you. How’s your Saturday morning going?

Mine? Oh, mine is going well, thank you for asking.

So now that we’ve gotten our pleasantries out of the way, let’s get to the part we all want to talk about–did you see The Voice this week?

(Don’t try to play it cool, according to Nielsen ratings, everyone saw The Voice this week.)

Personally, I was all about Team Shakira until I learned Team Adam has my latest musical obsession, Aloe Blacc, as a mentor…

So, I have to put my money on Team Aloe Adam this season. (Agree? Disagree? We can discuss below.)

But first, on to the round-up!

I’d like to give a HUGE shout out to Kate C and Miranda B for correctly identifying Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead as the guy who coined the expression “more fun than a frog in a glass of milk.” (This was from last week’s post.)

In Content Marketing News- Take a look at the future of content marketing according to marketing savant, Brian Solis. Spark Notes version- think engagement over eyeballs. Think expressions over impressions. (If we were talking about art, think Kandinsky over Monet.)

In Freelance News- The Gray Lady has a really interesting read on how freelancers make a living in today’s economy. It’s not strictly about writers, but I happen to know that not all of you are strictly about writing.

In App News- Whisper, the anonymous gossip app, is now partnering with Buzzfeed. So if you ever pick up an assignment titled something along the lines of “Make This Go Viral,” add this app to your research list.

And In Memorium of Old Timey Things- Massachusetts scholars are mourning the lost art of letter writing as a sad casualty of the internet. (Apparently the email doesn’t cut it for these folks. I can’t image why. I certainly put just as much thought into my emails as I would a handwritten epistle…)

-Sent from my iPhone

Alright, enjoy your day! See you again tomorrow for Stats. Same place, same time.

 

Charlotte Garden is in charge of all the blog content at WriterAccess. She’s a blogger by trade, a Gemini by birth, and frequently peppers references from 80s movies throughout her posts for her own amusement.

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