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Dan Blank
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Still checking in here on Google+, trying to find a meaningful and unique use for this channel. Each time I log in, it seems like a much more visual version of Twitter - lots of links. And I do like that, but it is also missing maybe 50% of the folks I normally see on Twitter. I'm very much trying to resist the urge to just use Google+ as another promotional channel, or just view it as a way to build Google-juice. From a purely logical standpoint, that alone is more than enough reason to just share share share here on Google+. But from a true connection standpoint - connection to other human beings - I'm still searching for the distinction. 
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G+ feels disjointed to me, but I think it's because I'm not used to the "flow." I don't think of it as a "much more visual version of Twitter" but find that an interesting description. 
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I've spent the morning redesigning my website - all is going surprisingly well. Months of thought went into it, and weeks of whittling down content. But only a couple hours of actual design/development (thanks to the amazing power of Wordpress, themes, frameworks, plugins, etc.) 

A lot of folks I know spend MONTHS on expensive and complicated (and frustrating) website redesigns...what has your experience been like?
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Just launched my new site last week, Dan. Always wanted to make it more of a website than a blog. You guided me on that front! One big change is I switched to Squarespace. Selfishgiving.com. 
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Taking another look at Google+ after awhile away...
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+Dan Blank challenges writers to accept and embrace the risks inherent in writing and use them to expand our work in new ways in this thought-provoking post
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Reflections from seeing Seth Godin speak, attending the Creative Mornings meetup and walking The High Line: http://wegrowmedia.com/your-platform-is-not-a-stage-you-stand-on/
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I loved seeing Seth live too - it's awesome when people in the flesh are the same as you know them online - that's authenticity.
I also loved the Highline, buzzy bees and flowers overlooking all kinds of cool stuff, including some great graffiti art. #lovenyc
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Today on my blog, I'm reflecting on the power of small moments: 
http://wegrowmedia.com/the-small-moments/
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My respect for Google+ continues to grow, and I am hoping to make it a daily habit in 2014... Nice to see all of you here!
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enjoyed your workshop a couple of weeks ago. I'm now taking an audiobook class from that.
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Already finding wonderful things. I schedule my day in a similar fashion to +Joanna Penn - placing creative tasks during times when I have the most energy. Nice interview! 
 
"I love quiet and even wear earplugs in the library to work. If I do listen to something, it is usually rain or violent storms, which helps me reach some level of concentration for creativity. I used to think I was a bit strange, but there’s a site called RainyMood which is tremendously popular, so I think it’s more common than most admit."

Interview with me about #writing practices, travelling and sense of place, the future for books and authors - and more!  http://www.jane-davis.co.uk/2013/11/14/2848/
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Build Your Author Platform - my 6 week online course for writers starts Wed! http://ow.ly/kBcz2 
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I help writers share their stories, and connect with readers.
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    Founder, 2009 - present
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    Director of Content Strategy and Development, 2000 - 2010
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I am the founder of WeGrowMedia.com where I help writers share their stories and connect with readers.
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I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of writers, helping them share their stories and connect with readers. Some of these folks are bestselling authors, with millions of books sold, while others are first time authors, and many more are somewhere between those two points. I teach online courses, run events, provide consulting, teach workshops, and via writing, such as the blog I have written since 2006.

I also work with amazing publishing houses and organizations who support writers such as Random House, Workman Publishing, Abrams Books, Writers House, The Kenyon Review, Writer’s Digest, Library Journal, and many others. 

In addition, I have had the honor of speaking at some of the top conferences in publishing including BookExpo, Digital Book World, AWP Conference, Romance Writers of America, Backspace, and at universities such as NYU, Columbia, SUNY, and Pace. 

If you are a writer who is looking to connect with readers, consider checking out my work here: http://WeGrowMedia.com or reaching out to me directly: dan@wegrowmedia.com

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