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Should I have Separate Social Media Accounts for Personal and My Brand?

Short answer: No. Long answer: No. Unless you have a reason you want to keep some things private. In 2015, the best way to gain a following is to have great content and: 1. Be famous, friends with someone who's famous, or go places with famous people frequently. 2. Engage in conversations with as many

By |2019-07-04T19:21:32-04:00May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Ideas Are the New Currency

On Thursday night, I went to a “Choose Yourself” meetup, which was titled as an “Idea Mixer”. The point is to come up with ideas – ideas are the new currency – and take one idea and combine it with another idea, until you have a completely new idea baby. We broke into groups as

By |2015-11-23T14:26:29-04:00May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

What Stories Do You Have?

I like to ask people questions. One of my favorite activities is to ask people who are probably ignored by the general population about their day, or for their greatest story while on-the-job.It's actually reached the point where I do this without realizing. A few weeks ago, my wife and I went food shopping  at

By |2015-04-14T15:04:39-04:00April 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Have You Ever Had a Conversation with a Homeless Person?

I was interviewed yesterday about a young man I met who was homeless. I was in Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ. He walked up to me, ranting and using expletives. He couldn’t have been more than 25. I listened to his story, which was terribly sad. He’d been in multiple shelters, he’d had no

By |2015-04-05T19:09:46-04:00April 4th, 2015|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Are You Bored At Work?

Are you on Buzzfeed right now? Or Facebook? Or LinkedIn? Let me guess what you’re doing. You’re sitting at work, reading articles all day, pretending to be working. You’re bored. You’re frustrated. You feel trapped. You know you’re slowly wasting your life sitting and working for someone else. But you’re earning a paycheck, who wants

By |2015-03-13T12:36:11-04:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How To Lose 30 Pounds

Everyone says "I want to lose weight." But very few make the changes needed to accomplish their goals. Here's my story. I remember the moment I decided I needed to lose weight. I went to buy new jeans, and I hunted through the entire store looking for jeans that could fit me, as long as

By |2014-12-31T13:25:55-04:00December 25th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Have You Ever Felt Lucky Just to Have a Job?

Can you imagine if someone told you they were in an abusive relationship, but then, in the same breath said, "well, I just feel lucky to have a boyfriend (or girlfriend)!" You'd think, "Wow, you need help." Not all abusive relationships happen in our personal lives. It was mid-2008. The economy was getting bad. I

By |2014-09-22T12:07:07-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

Would You Recommend Buying Twitter or Instagram Followers?

This question came up in the online session I did on Tuesday night (watch the replay here!) and since some people prefer to read, here's the answer. The general opinion of social media professionals is that buying followers is wrong. It's not authentic. It's not organic. On one level, I totally agree with that.  But

By |2019-07-04T19:21:23-04:00September 13th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Who Are You?

Hi. I'm Daniel Hill.  I have to ask you a couple of things, if you don't mind.First, I don't know who you are. You're kind enough to come to my website and read my writing, but I don't know a lot about you other than that. I read a number of websites every day, some of

By |2014-09-09T16:56:40-04:00September 1st, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How To Be Happier

  Everyone wants to be happy.  In 2011, 33% of Americans claimed to be happy, a drop of 2% from 2008. That means 66%, or most people, aren't happy. And I know why. I'm a people-watcher. I could do it all day, every day. My favorite part of vacations is going somewhere new to watch

By |2014-09-08T21:11:20-04:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

What’s Your Worldview?

How do you view the world? What statement defines your personal outlook? When building a following, it's necessary to determine your worldview before doing anything else, because it gives prospective members of your tribe something to identify with.You don't need everyone to identify with your worldview - but the ones who do identify with it are the

By |2014-09-01T13:12:45-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

My Idea to Improve Social

Twitter has been described as the world's largest cocktail party. I think that's a great description. But with that comes the sheer volume of information that goes 24 hours per day.  Managing that flow of information can be hard. To help manage it, the phrase "Follow easily. Unfollow even more easily," gets thrown around. Here's

By |2014-05-28T16:04:42-04:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

Are You Trying to Be Great At Everything?

Everyone has strengths and other things that they’re … not as good at. In 1993, after winning 3 championships, the greatest basketball player in the history of the sport quit to play baseball. His father had always wanted him to play professional baseball, so he tried. And while he wasn't terrible, he wasn't great. How could

By |2014-05-11T10:56:29-04:00May 11th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

What No One Is Doing in 2014

Everyone wants to have more followers. When you get one on social media, you think "yay! New follower! I must be doing something right!" And typically, you'll look briefly at the person's profile. If you go the extra mile, maybe you'll Google them. Maybe you'll even try to reach out to them personally with a

By |2014-04-19T12:07:19-04:00April 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How To Build A Following

If you've read the first article I wrote, you know "Why A Following Is Important". Now, let's talk about how you grow one of your own. The first step is to start figuring out a way to tell others what you're passionate about.  It doesn't have to be huge steps.  Here are some small steps

By |2014-04-16T20:38:33-04:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Know Anyone for Social Media Marketing Platform?

Earlier today, one of my contacts, Rachel, posted on Facebook the following: Know anyone that needs an internship (there is a small stipend) ...See below: message me for the inside scoop.  Successful Construction and Real Estate Services Company is seeking an Intern to assist with Setting up our Social Media Marketing Platform. We’re an established

By |2019-07-04T19:21:13-04:00February 26th, 2014|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Why (and How) To Get An Online Following

In my daily life, I often ask people to tell me about themselves.  I usually start with the question - "what do you love"? The responses I get frequently amaze me.  People tell me incredible stories about their passions, including lengths they've gone through, money they've invested into their passions and money they've earned.  Often,

By |2014-02-16T19:08:51-04:00February 16th, 2014|Categories: Articles|2 Comments

JFK’s Message — Still Relevant 5o Years Later

    Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK's death. A lot has changed in 50 years. Like many others my age, I learned about JFK from history books, watching Kevin Costner directed by Oliver Stone, and Jerry Seinfeld mocking Kevin Costner directed by Oliver Stone. Watching TV earlier this week, I saw footage of

By |2013-12-25T18:43:40-04:00November 24th, 2013|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

My Biggest Problem

I read a blog post by Jon Morrow the other day that really got me thinking. It was called “How to Be Smart in a World of Dumb Bloggers” (I’ll give you the link to read it at the bottom).  The post impacted me because in my career, I’ve firmly tried to be a “jack

By |2013-12-25T18:45:21-04:00October 5th, 2013|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

My Biggest Failure

So This Is What Failure Feels Like: My boss had called me into his office.  I was responsible for selling software no one seemed to want.  On his desk was a piece of paper listing all the issues he had with my performance. Some of them were true, some of them weren’t. Some of them

By |2013-12-25T13:26:55-04:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

5 Things Blackberry Can Do To Save Itself

  Every morning, I walk past a giant screen advertising Blackberry’s latest devices.  I have a Blackberry for work, and I am not interested at all in their devices, mostly because I’m already invested in an app eco-system – Android.  Which got me thinking – what could Blackberry do to save itself? #1. Give away

By |2013-12-25T13:28:24-04:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Articles|0 Comments