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Viv Ilo
Interests: Audiobook Narration, TED talks & TEDx events, collaboration, quality, communication, ideas, and information. I am fascinated by cognitive research: love gardening, children, and being on the water.
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Viv Ilo has shared their blog Singing Cloth
Sep 12, 2011
Michael Hyatt published a good article What Social Media Stats Should You Include in Your Book Proposal? overviewing six stats that most agents and publishers deem relevant. If you scroll down a bit he has some other interesting articles related to writing and publishing. I subscribe to his weekly digest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Vividly Clear
I don't know exactly what he is but I think I know who might have brought him here . . . that thought came to mind because a friend told me recently that a friend of hers had brought snails back from Europe in his coat pocket and let them loose in Seattle in a nearby neighborhood. Big snails are now seen all over our area of Seattle and she swears it was his doing. So maybe the same guy was visiting Klem's planet and brought him back here?
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on THE DAILY MONSTER PAPERS 159 at THE DAILY MONSTER
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Good job on finding the link for the RSS feed. I signed up to have you on my Google home page. I currently blog on Typepad too. My memory is that adding the widget for the email subscription was very easy. Here is the knowledge base article if you want to do it. http://help.sixapart.com/tp/us/email_subscriptions.html I find that most people sign up for the emails - far more than for the RSS feed. I'm not a luddite by any means but I am not a big follower of anything where I have to go to a website - just get too easily distracted. Thanks again!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2011 on DETOUR: THE LEGO LYNDA LOGO at THE DAILY MONSTER
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Stefan, Love your work! How so I subscribe to your blog? Would like to sign up to get it by email or, if necessary, RSS but I see neither. Thanks! Emerson http://DancingUpsideDown.com (but I am very behind in posting!)
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2011 on DETOUR: THE LEGO LYNDA LOGO at THE DAILY MONSTER
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Viv Ilo is now following Stefan G. Bucher
Feb 18, 2011
What follows are three extremely wonderful talks by Brené Brown, PhD. I have listened to all three of these talks numerous times and there is still so much to get in them. Brené Brown, PhD. studies shame, empathy, vulnerability, courage, joy and love & belonging. These talks are enlightening, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Vividly Clear
Just as a good pot of coffee has to percolate, so must good ideas develop gradually and be diffused through the quotidian clutter of our minds. I suppose you could summarize the following posts as my “percolations”. It is an ongoing stream of my various projects, interests, discoveries, and so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Vividly Clear
In class we have been talking a lot about edits and rewrites. In light of that it is interesting to see the edits that President Roosevelt made to his "Day of Infamy" speech which was delivered to the Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941. The Infamy Speech page... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Vividly Clear
I am currently in a Certificate in Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Washington. This is a post that I did for our class blog. In fact, doing this first post for the class got me going on what has now turned into this blog. Our assignment was to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Vividly Clear
Amy, the video is still there. Go to: http://www.saymedia.com/ then click on "Say Explained". They should remove it if it is not what they mean. If it is what they mean, then I am not yet reassured.
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Melanie and the rest of the team, Thank you for your reply. I appreciate it. You know, two thoughts here: First, I would like to suggest that Mark and the rest of upper management gets a PR coach. I think Mark, et al mean well but you have not learned the skill of explaining your bigger picture thoughts. Its the old adage that we all think everyone else thinks the same as we do. I think Mark and some of the rest of you are trapped in that. You put out a video like the one you have on the Say Media page, or you give an interview, and you KNOW what you mean but it is not what you convey to people who dont know you. To me, and to many of the posters here, your public message has ONLY been to talk about ads and leveraging the blogging platform to monetization, etc. So, you do that publicly then you come on to this site and try to reassure us - and you get pretty serious skepticism. But my suggestion here is to get a GOOD PR Coach. One who can help you convey the truth clearly - not try to cover it. Secondly, I think part of the distrust is wisdom versus the hottest new idea. Facebook has taken everyone by surprise with the success of Farmville, Mafia Wars, and just the immensity of the whole social networking wave. Now the hot new buzz words are to leverage the social network to make money, etc. em(The next generation of Yahoo! Groups has arrived. We bring you the same trusted product with an even more intuitive, efficient, and useful place to connect with the people that matter most. Get in touch instantly with Group Chat! etc.)/em Everyone, and I do mean everyone from a company standpoint is running after this new platform . . . until the next new thing comes along. And the next new big thing WILL come along too. That is where the wisdom of the elders - or at least the middle aged - comes in. We have seen this happen before. You probably have not. The problem is some good, strong, well functioning systems are being ruined in this pursuit of this new platform. We, the bloggers, have reason to be worried. We are seeing this headlong pursuit throw many a baby out with the bathwater. We hope things will be different with you in regards to Typepad. Only time will tell. Emerson J. Browne
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Since there has been no response in the comments . . . I wonder if anyone from SayMedia is reading them? What worried me is not what the articles are saying about the purchase and new company. It is the video you put out on the link that you sent to all your customers. "Want to know more about SAY Media? Here's a taste of what's to come; we think you'll like what you see." then you follow that link to this: "Matt Sanchez, CEO and Troy Young, President of SAY Media along with Mena Trott, Co-founder of Six Apart, talk about the evolution of media and why SAY matters. (Watch the video: http://www.saymedia.com/about.php)" It is 3:33 minutes of you only talking about ads and monetizing the blogs. I want to stay . . . but you need to do a lot more than the one post above to reassure me! Emerson J. Browne http://DancingUpsideDown.com
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Viv Ilo is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
One other note here. You say right below this comment box that the URLs automatically link but they don't! See above on my www.DancingUpsideDown.com link to my site. And it is happening in the rest of the comments too. Some of the people's links to their blogs look interesting but I have to copy and paste the URL to go see them.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2009 on Give us your feedback at Feedback on the new TypePad
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So far I am loving the new site! I find it much easier to use and fairly intuitive. Thank you so very much for finally changing the search and sort feature on the List of Posts. It is so much easier to use! One thing that I am unclear about is the Search function on the Posts List. Is it searching through the whole blog or only the titles of the posts? For instance I have a draft post from many months ago which talks about an article called the Median is not the Message. I think I might have incorporated that into another post but I am not sure. When I type "Median" into the Search box the only thing that comes up is the draft post with that word in the title. If the search box is only searching words in the titles then I would love to see a more robust search function somewhere on the dashboard that searches the blog content, key words, etc. in addition to the title. It would be a huge help to any of us who blog a lot and especially those of us who write long blogs. When you get up over 50 posts or so it is hard to remember what you have blogged about in the past. Even if I am blogging again on an old subject I would like to be able to link back to my earlier post. Thank you also for the little "Blog It" thing. I think that is going to be extremely useful! So, that concludes my first round of feedback. I may have more as I work the new design harder in the next week. (Lots of blogging planned!) But so far, so good. I am very happy with the changes you have made! Jane Hardin www.DancingUpsideDown.com
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2009 on Give us your feedback at Feedback on the new TypePad
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The whole thing started screwing up. The blockquote would not indent. Then things got worse and worse. None of the HTML was working as it should and then finally the HTML page would not even show up. No matter which tab I clicked on it only showed the post in Rich Text. Trying to post in this beta format took me twice as long as normal and I still have to switch back to the old format to fix the post! In long, I like the direction you are heading but it is pretty buggy at the moment.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2009 on Tell us why you are switching back at Switching Back
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I love the new format. I am especially happy with the new filter option for posts. So much easier and effective. The one improvement I am still longing for is an easier way to select the categories that I want the posts to show in the main body of the blog. I want all of my categories to appear EXCEPT for a couple. I wish there was a way to "Select All" and then de-select just one or two. Additionally, I wish that when I add a new category I could simple choose whether or not to add it to the publish list instead of having to reselect all of the ones I want in order to include the new one. The page all of this is on is on the Post/Pages page in the Setting Tab.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2009 on Give us your feedback at Feedback on the new TypePad
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