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How to Embed Video in your Blog Posts

Something somewhere somehow got a kink in it when WordPress updated again and all of a sudden, all of the plugins and tricks we were using to embed videos STOPPED working. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But wait. There is a way to fix that! The problem comes in two places: When you paste the url for your video […]

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The Ugly Reality of the Craft Industry That No One Wants to Deal With

Yesterday I saw post after post on Facebook about how PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking magazine was closing its doors. I have yet to see the email myself and the PC&S website looks like business as usual but the people posting are trustworthy so I have to think that it’s true that the magazine is closing. All […]

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4 Ways NOT to Promote Your Business on Facebook

How many times have you seen someone do something to promote their business on Facebook and it has rubbed you the wrong way? Or maybe, you thought it was a genius idea and decided to start copying what that other person did to promote your business on Facebook just to discover that the tactic was […]

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100 Tips About Being a Good Designer – Tips #66-100

I’m continuing this series where I left off last year. My husband had surgeries (yes, plural) so I kinda of put the blog on idle while that was happening, Then, I separated all the business stuff from the craft stuff on Hydrangea Hippo, moving business posts here to Rainmaker Media Works. The two preceeding posts […]

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Free-Marketing is Officially Over on Facebook. Now Where Do We Go?

This week, Time.com released this article: The Free-Marketing Gravy Train Is Over on Facebook  http://ti.me/1nOwuM2 Please take a moment to read the article and bookmark it. In my opinion, things are over once the big magazines and news outlets get ahold of the news – it’s pretty solidly done at that point. So now, where […]

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The Hashtag Explained. “Why do they say “hashtag”? That’s a pound sign.”

“Why do they say “hashtag”? That’s a pound sign.” This is what my dad said while watching the ads during the football game last Sunday. The teenage grandkids were reading off the hashtags as each ad showed on the TV. And it was irritating my dad because he didn’t understand it. “What is a hashtag? […]

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How to Invite People to Your Facebook Page

http://thefinerlist.com/bad-social-media-etiquette A friend posted a complaint about people who “friend” her on Facebook (FB) and immediately post a public note on her wall inviting her to “like” their business Facebook Page. It is good to have a Facebook Page if you have business because our profiles are for non-commercial use. I look at FB like […]

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