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Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS

Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS
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Fun Fact Friday - Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS

Yup, it’s true!  Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven content management system (CMS).  This and other fun facts about the popular CMS were shared at this month’s JoomlaChicago North User Group meeting held at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine, IL on Wednesday, July 9th.  This group of Joomla! enthusiasts, newbies, users, and experts meets on the second Wednesday of each month to share and connect with all things in and around Joomla!  The topics vary by month and are listed on the JoomlaChicago website.  Sign-up is available to join the nearly 600 subscribers who receive meeting information not only for the JoomlaChicago North group but the sister group in the Loop as well in the email newsletter.  If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them, as I have recently undertaken the privilege of coordinating the monthly meetings for the JoomlaChicago North User Group, with lunch generously sponsored by Aluent Group.

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JUL
04
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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July is here!  

 The day where America celebrates it's hard won independence.  It’s a day where patriotism, family and being neighborly all come together culminating into a big explosion, both figuratively and literally, of red, white, and blue along with food, festivals, and fireworks.  You cannot help but get caught up in the spirit of the day.  As you gather with family and friends, I encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge those who fought so that we have the freedoms we enjoy; and for those who continue to fight so that others can also.   Happy Fourth of July, may it find you happy, healthy and safe!   
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JUN
26
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Weekend with Herjavec

Weekend with Herjavec

What does it say about me that I’m anxious for the weekend to start so that I can … read a book?  I know, the weather has been sunny and pleasant, and instead of thinking of outdoor activities, I’m thinking of homework.  I could make the excuse that rain is predicted both days anyway, or even say I will be reading it on a deck or beach somewhere.  But that would not be true.   

Does telling you that the book is The Will to Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding by Robert Herjavec from ABC’s Shark Tank second book make it any better?  For some, maybe.  I’m looking forward to reading this book, because I’m curious about this race car driving shark.  I received this book after attending a webinar hosted by PNC where Mr. Herjavec spoke about driving business.  His talk was entertaining and informational.  I came away from the 40 minute session with added inspiration.  I nearly missed the announcement about the contest to receive his book and assumed, wrongfully, that I’d responded too late.  

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MAY
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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to the service men and women who give of themselves on behalf of our country and the families who support them. Happy Memorial Day.

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MAY
22
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5 Tips for Beating Blog Block

5 Tips for Beating Blog Block

Ok, so I tried out a bit of alliteration with the title.  Creating content for your blog can sometimes leaving you blank.  Often the issue is not that you don’t have anything to say, it just when you sit down to say it, the words don’t come.  I see this with my clients with telltale signs of blank stares, phone silence or unanswered requests for content.  

Here are my 5 tips for beating blog block:1.) Embrace itYou’re stuck trying to string words together to create coherent sentences.  Just stop.  Write down any words that come to mind, it could be your to do list, grocery list, random movie quotes.  Write down how you feel at that moment.  Pick a letter on the keyboard and hold it down to fill the page.  The point is to lessen the pressure to create a perfect post and just start writing and get out of your head.2.) ReadYou probably have trade journals/magazines, newspaper (digital or otherwise), gossip sites/magazines that you enjoy reading.  Read an article or two, write down your thoughts or do a review.  If it happens to relate to your industry or business, perfect.  Now edit and post.  If not, then it was a great exercise for your writing chops.3.) Update Content MapYou may call it a Content Calendar, Editorial Calendar or Social Media Marketing plan.  Whatever the name is, the purpose of it is to provide a roadmap for developing your content.  Look it over.  When you put it together the topic, timing and tags made sense to you.  Do they still?  Are there new topics you’d like to add?  Change it, the content map is meant to be a “living” document. 4.) TalkOne “trick” I use with my clients is just get them talking, about anything and everything.  During a lunch meeting where we chatted about their family, their work, their hobbies, we came up with several “easy” topics for them to write about related to their business and customers.  Sometimes the mere act of verbalization spurs ideas.5.) ShareShare an anecdote, funny quote, or image.  If something made you laugh, got you thinking or was perplexing.  Share it along with why you felt the way you did.  Others probably had a similar experience.  You know what I’m talking about.  How many times have you seen a funny image that someone else has shared and found yourself chuckling.  Pass it along. These are a few I use, there are many more out there.  What works for you?