Category Archives: Hot Blogs

No Twitter?! Heaven Forbid!

Earlier this morning, I had been using our list of Twitter followers to compile a spreadsheet of autism/disability support organizations in Georgia.

While in the process, a thought occurred to me: how much traffic is Twitter actually bringing us? Continue reading

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In regards to yesterday’s blog entry…I want to stress that my idea about using the “chatterbots” to work with people who have disabilities was only a thought on my part, and does not represent the opinions of GCSS as a whole.

I admit that I’m not an expert on autism, and although I’ve met quite a few individuals with varying forms of the illness, this does not mean that I have the training to develop a computer program for them.
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Golden Goals: Achievement Collage

I don’t know if “collage” is the proper word, but it’s the best I could come up with. In the ongoing effort to think of a design theme for the Golden Goals Awards programs, I considered the idea of taking photos that would represent different types of achievements. Continue reading

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Nonprofit Writer’s Block…

As I felt the urge to write a blog entry this morning, I realized I had almost no idea what to blog about.

Therefore, I once again turned to one of my personal favorite blogs, The Fight Against Destructive Spin. Continue reading

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How Criminal Minds Relates to Disability Support…

As I was pondering various professional blogs this morning, wondering what to write myself, the show Criminal Minds, on CBS, somehow came to mind…

Obviously, our organization isn’t trying to catch criminals or rescue crime victims. However…

Each of our programs, and the people who work in those departments, have different areas of expertise upon which we focus our efforts. Continue reading

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On a More Personal Note…

Things have been a little hectic this week, as I’m moving into a new apartment in Midtown Atlanta with my fiancée. It’s right across the street from Piedmont Park, one of our favorite locations.

Not that this is a bad thing, of course…just that any move can be stressful, and it tends to show at work!

I hope that in my new apartment, I can get a better feel for the neighborhood and learn some of the secret “hot spots” that Creative Loafing is always blogging about.

By the way…I am also aware that Creative Loafing is a very liberal paper in general, and that some may not agree with its viewpoints. Continue reading

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The Poetry of Work is…Image, Image, Image!

Once again, I’ve borrowed my title from an important person in my life, namely a college screenwriting professor.

My fiancee recently sent me a link from Yahoo! HotJobs entitled What Your Workspace Says About You, and I thought it worth sharing here.

It makes a number of excellent points about what conclusions people might draw from the image of your workspace.

I once visited the office of CosmoCom, Inc., whose “mission is to optimize communication between organizations and their customers.” Continue reading

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Update: The Face of Facebook

Recently, while perusing our Causes page on Facebook (Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), we were reminded that a number of the members of our Cause have been inactive for quite some time.

The difficulty with Causes, in many cases, is that people often invite friends to sign up for a cause (e.g. “Help Wildlife Impacted by the BP Oil Spill”), and then those friends don’t participate any further in it. This is especially true of causes that aren’t updated frequently.

We are not necessarily looking to receive donations through Causes, as that has never been a major source of money for us. Continue reading

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Google-ization Without Representation

On this day off, I happened to be “Googling myself,” so to speak, just out of curiosity, and came upon some different profiles on social networking sites that represent me quite differently.

I realize that, for employers, there is certain information I wouldn’t want to put on the Web, and in general, I don’t put that stuff out there. Still, being that I recently joined a social network for horror movie fans, and am also on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and LinkedIn, you could see a very different Eric depending on which link you clicked.

So, I would like to ask Sherry Heyl, at Mindblogging, is there a way to at least keep outdated information from being the first Google result when you type something in? Would it help to have more Web resources about our programs and what we do? Continue reading

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Ad-versational?

An area of online promotion that has basically been around since the invention of the Web, but is still somewhat new to me, is the creation of banner ads (and all other types, for that matter).

I hate pop-up and pop-under ads, and basically all other intrusive forms of advertising, so I refuse to design those.

You might ask, “How did you get your position if you don’t know much about online advertising?” Continue reading

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