My client got this idea to import her LinkedIn connections to her Aweber account.
I told her that I wanted to make sure that it was compliant with the Can-Spam Act, so I gave Aweber a call.
Getting The Okay
The Aweber staff person said that it was fine for us to import those contacts reminding us that they would be invited to opt-in, which was fine with us. We further talked about customizing that opt-in message called the “confirmation message” to make it as enticing as possible so that they would agree.
Note: This is a very personal post. It has nothing to do with my business and everything to do with feeling immense gratitude for our veterans and two in particular on this Veteran’s Day. I’ve procrastinated doing this, but as you’ll see, a combination of the approach of Veteran’s Day and a rather startling coincidence made finishing this a reality.
Colonel Norman Schmidt’s POW Bracelet on the Viet Nam Memorial Wall 40+ years later
In 1970, I wasn’t much touched by the Viet Nam war. As a pre-teen kid, my parents sheltered me from most of what was going on, but there was awareness.
At the age of 11 (my best guess), POW & MIA bracelets became a fad. My mother and I each ordered one and wore it for many months, even a year perhaps.
When you see the name of a serviceman on your wrist every day for a long time, you remember it. Col. Norman Schmidt. Who was he? What became of him? Continue reading
Anytime you can make something visual in social media, you are going to attract attention. Especially if the image is unique, beautiful, or funny.
When it comes to your blog, by the way, I think that images are mandatory. I share hundreds of blog posts each week for my clients, and if the blog post doesn’t have a very good-looking image, I move on to the next post. See how important images are?
Images with quotes on them are particularly popular. They are very easy to “like,” and once you have one like you get another and so on.
How can you create quote images fast and free? Well, I’m going to show you. Check out this 5-minute video (sorry, it’s so long — I broke one of my rules about creating super short videos), or if you prefer, just read on. Continue reading
Comcast — Customer service is your most important job, and you’re failing
One day last week around 9:30 am, the heart of my work week, I lost all service: no internet, no TV, no phone. (Yes, I got sucked into their stupid bundle. I’ve never used the phone once.)
I called Comcast to report the problem. The technician said there wasn’t an outage, so she made an appointment for me later that afternoon. I’m always the first to report an outage and they never believe me.
I waited around all day. The technician was a no-show. Continue reading