Ready-Fire-Review: Anagram

By rickColosimo / August 5, 2009 /

Anagram is a small piece of software that almost falls into the category that we used to describe in my Silicon Valley law days as “a feature masquerading as a company.” Many of those companies went away, some were bought and became features, but a few lived on as they became viable standalones. What does…

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Zero-based: use HARO efficiently with filters

By rickColosimo / July 15, 2009 /

Peter Shankman‘s HARO (Help A Reporter Out) service is extremely valuable, but his opportunity-packed three emails a day can be hard to review in a timely fashion and risk getting bypassed if you have a big incoming stream of email. Because the content is time-sensitive, putting them off to read like a newsletter is self-defeating,…

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Build credibility by writing your own posts

By rickColosimo / April 13, 2009 /

I recently saw an article with some tips on writing blog posts more quickly. They were all decent tips, but one caught my eye as being either completely misguided or crazy like a fox. Tim Scullin wrote: Outsource Your Posts Currently I write all my posts because I am very interested in my topic. However…

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Use self-BCC to tame your sent folder

By rickColosimo / April 2, 2009 /

Over on Simplifying Complexity, I recently doubled one of our software bounties from $250 to $500. Here’s a deeper background on the topic: Unlike people who use their sent items folder as a giant bucket to keep track of things they sent to people, I prefer to BCC myself and then file the actual email I…

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