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In case you guys and gals thought we were gone we're not. We're in a serious push right now to increase our funding.

Ya, we know we should be still posting but unfortunately there's only so much time we have in a day. We'd rather not put anything out than put crap out.

Don't worry, we're still around and will be rocking things hard as soon as we secure a couple of more revenue streams.

Thanks to those who have stuck around.
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We're still alive and kicking.

We just wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know we're alive and kicking and thank those who have circled us recently as well as those folks who have stayed with us.

We've started a pretty big project, as you can see below. we've created the page +Doc Harvard in Detroit to accomplish a few things.

The most important thing we want to accomplish is getting information about Detroit from the people who live there and from the people who see the opportunities in Detroit on the front page of a search for Detroit. There's so many outsider negative points of view about Detroit on the front page search that we figure we should do something about it.

In case you didn't know we're a startup in Ypsilanti and Detroit Michigan so we've got some loyalty to The D.

Another thing we're going to do is show that there is more to do in Detroit than worrying about getting mugged. We want to show how things are changing, moving forward, and why people, businesses, and start ups are coming to Detroit. If you're a writer, live or have lived in Detroit, or your someone who is interested in helping us change the image of Detroit please reach out to +Doc Harvard [he's herding us all in the direction we need to go].

We're also being ambition in the attempt to show that our social strategy methodology works with individuals as well as groups of people. We've already proven that it works with individuals and now we're proving it will work with groups; e.g. marketing departments. We've given ourselves a year [the same amount of time we gave ourselves to prove it works for individuals] to reach our goal of being at least in the top 3 pages of search for Detroit, and a few other related topics.

If you'd like to help us raise some awareness please reshare, circle, and comment.

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The Digital Detroit Beautification team at 42wd Publishing
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Planning out the content series I'll be starting soon on social strategy so I'd like to know where you guys would like me to start.

If there aren't any suggestions then I'll probably start with...[it's a secret]
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Because it freaked us out.

Thanks for the nightmares +Bob Mulholland. :)
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Woah, that's kinda freaky :D
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Picture Inspiration - Don't tell us you've never needed to discribe a porch with flowers.

Thank +Rich Leighton for sharing his back porch.
 
Bought some new plants yesterday. This is my back porch (iPhone photo). I've got a lot of plants started, and can't wait until they flower. New this year: Spanish lavender, lobelia, verbena and peonies! Columbine, mint, and Tuscan rosemary is coming back with a vengeance! Also got a gift from a friend - oregano she grew from seeds that she brought home from Crete!
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Picture Inspiration - Well sort of.

We found this picture inspiring because some of us did food sculpting in our early professional lives - food is just another medium to work with.
 
Amazing food art
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Oh +George Takei you slay us.
 
From a fan. Spelling--and proofreading--DOES matter.
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Doc is on his way back. Means we got to get off our butts and stop drinking coffee and playing Pong - ok maybe not giving up the coffee.
 
Been gone but on my way back.

Many of you have noticed I've been gone and asked to my well being and I thank you. I'm on my way back into the social sphere as I get used to life style adjustments I've had to make due to what are now long term medical conditions. Nothing I can't overcome but it is a learning process.

Now to the good news, I've been slowly creeping back in with the share here and there and comments on various posts. I plan on dramatically increasing that amount of time as well as starting up my knowledge sharing again.

On the slate for content shares:
► Social Strategy in normal talk [stripping out as much jargon as I can]
► Long term content strategy vs Short term content strategy
► Using social strategy in business settings
► Using social strategy in personal settings
► Using social strategy one on one
► The data behind a good social strategy
► Tools of social strategy
► Using social strategy in selling your product

You'll probably notice that I didn't mention social marketing and similiar tools, I'll be leaving that to people like +Yifat Cohen. I'll touch on them but it'll be more for awareness than dedicated expertise and in struction.

I'm also working to find some local space to give free social strategy classes in the flesh world and digitally. Digitally I'll have to figure out, and may need help with this, the best way to do it.

I'll also be working to ramp things back up with +42wd Publishing LLC, specifically targeting our social data software; but, with expansion as well. It's time we found a way to make our growth quicker - instead of just self sustaining.

Again, thank you to everyone who checked in on me when I got scarce - I really missed the G+ family.
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Picture Inspiration - the tranquility just screams at you [yes, we know that's an oxymoron].

Another great picture shared with us by +Björn Heinrichs. Keep the great shots coming.
 
signs of spring in the mountains
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Check out this Google+ circle for some great contacts for publishing, agents, and editors to get you started.

A big thanks goes out to +RJ Blain for putting this together.
 
For my next trick, this is my publishers / agents / editors and professionals circle. If you're receiving a notification, it is because you're in this circle.

The people who are in this circle are either associated with professional publishers, are freelance editors or small presses, operate an indie publishing firm, or are somehow related to the business of publication.

These people tend to be good resources and sources of knowledge.

Once again, I totally recommend sharing this circle around to any writer friends who want to be aware of the state of the publishing industry or want to keep an eye on what the professionals are up to. :)
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Picture Inspiration - We're just going to let this one creep up on you.

via +Brian Buckley 
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A Kickstarter for Storyteller Cards - we like this.

via +Bliss Morgan 
 
Kickstarter: Storyteller Cards

Here's a neat idea that's looking for Kickstarter backers. These cards work on multiple levels. You can simply use them as playing cards. But they also provide inspiration for writers/games masters or anyone looking for some ideas.

At $10 for a deck they're very reasonably priced and as of writing this they are about 40% of the way to their goal with a month to go.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/storyteller-cards-a-playing-card-deck-to-inspire-c
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Us + You + Creativity = Success - 42wd Publishing is a community sourced publishing / ePublishing company that puts creators in direct contact with their consumers. Its goal is to provide opportunities to writers, authors, poets, artist, comic artist and creatives in general that otherwise would not be available to them. 42wd Publishing does this through creative mentoring, collaborative partnerships, marketing and software designed to facilitate the creative, marketing and sales processes. Join a group of artist, writers, editors and various other content creators coming together to create the type of publishing / ePublishing company that should exist.
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Us + You + Creativity = Success - 42wd Publishing is a community sourced publishing / ePublishing company that puts creators in direct contact with their consumers. Its goal is to provide opportunities to writers, authors, poets, artist, comic artist and creatives in general that otherwise would not be available to them. 42wd Publishing does this through creative mentoring, collaborative partnerships, marketing and software designed to facilitate the creative, marketing and sales processes. Join a group of artist, writers, editors and various other content creators coming together to create the type of publishing / ePublishing company that should exist.

Doc Harvard SMD [ Social Media Doctor ] is the founder of 42wd Publishing. We say founder because while 42wd Publishing is a company it is founded in community.

Doc Harvard SMD has almost 20 years of experience in helping make brands social and helping brands to build trust. Some of these brands include MTV, Xfire, DIY, HGTV, FoodNetwork, Detroit Zoo and many Indie-Companies [ This includes people like Indie-Comics and Indie-Authors ]. He believes so much in brands being social that he founded 42wd Publishing42wd Publishing is an open model community sourced publisher, epublisher and digital publisher; which is a fancy way of saying We Are You. The company's whole existence as a publisher was created out of a need to provide better opportunities for creatives [ poets, writers, novelist, authors, painters, sculptors, comic artist, and so forth ] to gain exposure to the people who would value most from their work, the community.

Every product and service that has been and is being created by 42wd Publishing is a direct result of social. These products are driven by community, consumed by community and are the direct result of the community expressing their needs.

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Sharon Henderson  -  I really like what you're doing to foster community among the writers on G+. Before this we had a loose confederation on Facebook and something a little more coherent on Livejournal--but this feels more comfortable somehow. Thank you for this!

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42wd Publishing got our business phone number and we think it's awesome: 313.74.42PUB