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Diane Ferraro
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One of my favorite cold-weather comfort foods. #food  

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What got you there is just as gold as what's keeping you happy in your current situation.

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#SirenChat  transcript on the #blog! Happy chirping :)

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Leadership is a key motivator for any individual working for themselves or for someone else. And it can lead a person to their next best level or crush their confidence. Share your leadership stories on the blog or in the comments. I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

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From the #blog:
For all those days, the ones you may have and I may have and folks you wouldn’t fathom having have, do us a collective solid: burst someone’s bubble and burst it good.

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Absolutely enjoyed this piece in The New York Times about the deep study of English literature decaying in colleges today. Long live the word!   #education  #poetry

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“The writers of the world do this to themselves. Lock away in cabins with no contact.” Latest up on the #blog! #newsletter  

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SEO Tip of the day

"Images are the new call to action (CTA). If people come to your blog and can’t share it easily, they won’t." - +Peg Fitzpatrick 

A good tip from +Peg Fitzpatrick (Author • speaker • rockin' a positive attitude • passionate about social media • innovative idea girl • visual marketing maverick • naturally caffeinated • Google+ evangelist • travelista • and so much more.
Co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. ) in this article:

Other tips coming from +Peg Fitzpatrick in the same article ( 

" Choose the right size

Cover photo 851 x 315 pixels
Facebook post 940 x 788 pixels
Facebook ad for a Page 1,200 x 444 pixels
Avatar size upload 180 x 180 pixels, preview 160 x 160 pixels

Cover photo 2,048 x 1,152
Google + post 800 x 600 pixels
Avatar size 250 x 250 pixels minimum

Image 640 x 640 pixels – 1:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 180 x 180 pixels

Header image 1,500 x 500 pixels
Tweet image 1,000 x 500 – 2:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 400 x 400 pixels

Channel art 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Video thumbnail 1280 x 720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels)
Channel icon  800 x 800 pixels

Pin 735 x 1,100 pixels – ideal size for a long, vertical image
735 x 735 pixels "

Note: Everything included in the quotation marks above is a direct quotation from the +Peg Fitzpatrick' article: Quick Tips for Great Social Media Graphics(

The awesome graphic that you see attached to this post was created following one of the tips in the article (article by +Peg Fitzpatrick) use And it only took me 5 min :-)

PS None of the quotes above should be associated in anyway with Royal Sofia ( 

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Always had a hunch about being a dirty birdy. Relieved to know I'm in the majority.  #jeans  

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Perhaps taking a semi-sabbatical on the #blogging   front wasn't the worst thing in the world to jumpstart my #writing. Sometimes stepping away and coming back fresh puts things in perspective.
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