Blogging 101 and Photo 101 Start November 3

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If you’ve new to blogging and missed September’s Blogging 101, never fear — a new offering starts up on Monday, November 3rd. We’re also excited to announce Blogging U.’s first photo course, Photography 101. Learn more about each and register:

Photography 101

This November, we launch a new track in Blogging U.: photography! First up: Photography 101, a photo-a-day challenge that combines a daily photo theme with photography and photo editing tips. You’ll publish new posts, make new friends, and hone your photographer’s eye.

Photography 101 is a month-long course, starting November 3 and ending November 28. This is an intro-level course open to all, from new bloggers and hobbyist photographers to veteran photo challenge participants and pro-shooters. Use the camera you like — a phone, a point-and-shoot, or a dSLR.

A note on cameras…

If you’ll be shooting mainly from your iOS or Android phone or tablet, download…

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The Lesser of Two Dating Evils

Relationships are tough. It’s hard to keep the good ones, good. It’s a never-ending struggle. You have to work on it everyday. It’s like you’re working with a giant zipper that keeps coming down just a little everyday creating a divide between you and your partner. The idea is you have to keep pulling it back up faster than it can come back down. Otherwise, your wind up getting caught with your fly open and, more than likely, with your pants down. By then, it’s a lot harder to bridge the gap.

I believe that when you are in a relationship, you have to grow together and get to know each other every day. We are the sum of our experiences and are molded by them. We are growing and changing every day. It’s important to share these experiences and grow together, before you grow apart. It happens to a lot of people. Plugging away, day in and day out, until one day you get home  and you realize there is a stranger in your bed.

What then? Do you save it? Or do you start over?

It could be argued that if you want a relationship to last you have to try to make it work one way or the other. Maybe that means putting up with something you normally wouldn’t accept, just to keep the peace. Like stinky feet or Friday night happy hour with the buddies (whatever the gets your knickers in a knot). So you bend… until you’re a pretzel. Deep down it still bothers you. So you hide it away inside, until one day… the pretzel breaks. Quite fragile aren’t they? But you want your relationship to last don’t you? (note: mild sarcasm) Something’s gotta give…But who ever said that the name of the game is, “Let’s see who can make the relationship last the longest!”?

Then again, is starting over a good idea? Go back out into the Dating world? I’m sure there are readers out there right now who are cringing at the thought. That dating phase is hard, isn’t it? Meeting your date’s “representative,” going though countless awful dates until you either find someone you can deal with  (you may or may not wind up back in the previous scenario) – OR – Give up and join the clergy. Maybe you’ll get lucky, like really lucky. You find, Mr/s Right, Perfect, Prince/ss Charming, Dr. McDreamy… whatever it is you fantasize about, there he/she is. You found it. Now you can get married and live happily ever after right? Just like on TV!

So what do you say?

Is it better to …

A)Stick with the whack job you’ve got and try to make it work? or

B)Play the Florida Lottery? LOL Figuratively speaking of course.

SocialBrew Miami 6th Ed at Will call

Thank you so much Wellington for the photo and for sharing this post. Check out his blog at http://wellingtonguzman.wordpress.com/ 🙂

Wellington Guzman Photography

SocialBrew Miami 6th Ed at Will call

Day 17 of the Social Media Club South Florida #SMCSFblog 30-day blogging challenge.
#SocialBrew is a lecture, panel, and networking series held at Will Call Miami. This month the topic was “Making Your Events Social Media Friendly”.
MODERATOR: Alex Wall @markethacker SPEAKER PANEL: Heather Lopez @HeLoEnterprises Daniella Veras @DaniellaVeras John D. Saunders @JDSaunders_ Nate C. Mendenhall @NCMSocial Christine De La Huerta @cmhuerta

Here’s a video recap

Repost, because sharing is caring! 🙂

Wellington Guzman

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‎”Press on. Not…

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‎”Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge

The 10 Absolute Truths About Men in Miami

THE 10 ABSOLUTE TRUTHS ABOUT MEN IN MIAMI
by Dirk DeSouza*

  1. No man will ever willing move away from Miami for any reason whatsoever unless it involves mandatory corporate relocation or family pressures
  2. Once a man, regardless of looks or income, has sex with a girl who’s approximately 2x hotter than any girl he ever dated from his hometown in another state, will ever forget the experience and will emotionally abuse lesser-looking girls as long as he lives here Continue reading

What lies beneath…

My mom gets into her moods. She can be a little extra… Some people when they say they want to freshen up their homes, they may use air freshener, change their drapes or paint a room. My mom’s idea of “freshening up” is looking like the set for Extreme Makeover – Home Edition. So after pulling off some drop ceiling we found this…

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Think your intellectual property is safe? A great blog post and some insight on a very hot topic today.

Michelle Villalobos' Blog

Recently I had an experience that taught me a lot about protecting myself and my business, and that I thought might help you as well.

For years now, I’ve regularly shared my proprietary intellectual property for free online. I post slideshows, record videos and write blog posts with stories and advice for small business owners, all with the ultimate goal of delivering lots of value to generate exposure and drive referrals.

I have often been asked “how do you prevent people from stealing your content?” And I’ve always answered the question by referring to one of my favorite fables. The way I see it, I’m like the goose that lays golden eggs: you can steal my “golden eggs” (AKA – my ideas, content and stories), but at the end of the day, I’m always one step ahead, producing more. In other words, you can take my content, but you can’t…

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