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Sarah Bray
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Attended Regent University
Lives in Virginia Beach, VA
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Ha! +Gwen Bell, thinking of you with this chair "for the modern nomad." :) 
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"A whisper in a quiet room is all you need." Seth's take on signal-to-noise ratios is a perfect explanation of why our work has to become less about the noise and more about the signal.

A class-act example: my friend +Gwen Bell and the work she's doing at http://howtoreverb.com. She's a pioneer in lowering noise and increasing signal, and I've been tremendously inspired by the second version of her book.

We can't control the noise, but we can control its quality and quantity in our own space. We can also give ourselves permission to stop competing for attention and to focus on our signal instead.

Ahh...and that just makes me feel happy and light. And a little more philosophical than usual. :)
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Okay. Most couples have a song. +John Bray and I have THE BEST song. Just saying.
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I like the interface. On my wishlist: when I open the screen larger, the stream gets wider and there's more whitespace, rather than adding on the chat bar.
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Yesterday, I tried writing with my eyes closed so that I wouldn't self-edit (courtesy of +Daphne Gray-Grant's super rad writing suggestions). In 30 minutes, I ended up with 1700 words...of eye-stabbing horribleness. Today, I was so overwhelmed with the editing that needed to be done that I procrastinated all day. Then it took me two hours to fix it, and I'm still not happy with it. Surely I'm doing this wrong.

Has anyone else tried the stream-of-consciousness, quick-writing approach? How does it work for you? (+Colleen Wainwright, I know you read Daphne's work; do you write that way?)
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Hahaha...I am a raging river of flotsam. Thanks, Charlie. :)
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Thanks Jeff, for sharing this. I want to try it! So many possibilities. "If [really awesome person emails me back], then text me with the following message -- Yippee! [Awesome person] responded! Aren't you glad you didn't have to obsessively keep checking your inbox?". Technology FTW.
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Just found this customized alert/action building site called If This Then That, and it's pretty damned handy.

Just like the name says, you make your own rules to say If This happens, Then do That. For example, If the weather tomorrow is lower than 32 degrees, email me. Or When a new book is added to the Kindle free ebook list, send me an SMS. You can save these as "recipes" and share them with others, or browse popular ones.

It connect with dozens of services including Gmail, Instapaper, Evernote, and SMS. If you use it and have any personal favorite recipes, let me know.
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This makes me feel indescribably small. (via http://openculture.com)
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I need to stop making these videos or somebody's going to think I'm like this in real life.
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Thanks, +Kelly Parkinson...Burnout Mountain has a siren call for me, for some reason.
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Who's just getting started (at 2am)? This girl.
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Oh wow! My wi-fi went out, and I discovered Google Hangouts via iPhone. Wooooo! I think I like it even better than the desktop version. 
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I don't see a 'Start a hangout' option anywhere. May get someone to try it out with.
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Oh my gosh. Epiphanies at 3am are so annoying. In a good way?
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My first Google+ post of the year. I took a break when I realized that most of the people circling me were spammers -- so much work/wasted effort evaluating each person to see if I wanted to circle them back. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Glad I am not the only one finding that most who have added me to their circles are in fact spammers! Time for some more culling..,, 
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Commander in chief of A Small Nation
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    Commander in Chief, 2011 - present
  • S.Joy Studios
    Web designer, 2005 - 2011
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Happy when I'm eating toast and surrounded by stacks of books in my garden. Currently building digital nations with A Small Nation and leading a brand new way of experiencing your business with the Tour de Bliss.
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  • Regent University
  • Liberty University
  • Old Dominion University
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October 20
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Gwen Bell - Practice & Publish - Blog - Experience Telling: Don'...
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Front Door. About. The Skinny. News. Connect. Writing. Digital Warriorship. The Letter. Blog. Experience Telling. Catalog. Inventory. Discov

REVERB: Get the Attention You Deserve
howtoreverb.com

How to do the ask and squeeze. How to bake the price into what you're selling. How to walk them down the slot. How to let go of outcomes

People Deliver Higher ROI Than Technology
wegrowmedia.com

I spoke at two events this week, and today I want to reflect on common themes I found, and something I don't think is talked about often eno