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Kelly Page

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I suppose it was only a matter of time until they made a movie about food blogging, and then quickly after announcing it, started making fun of it. I know I'll be curious to watch it, even if it does just feature beautiful people!
First-time filmmaker Chris Wiegand recently debuted the trailer of his documentary ‘American Blogger,” and was met with ridicule. (Rightly so.)
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Hadn't heard about this, thanks for sharing!
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Hi All-
it was recently brought to my attention that a notorious content thief was admitted into the community.  I was alerted by a member of the community and the person was removed from the community.
I also blocked him, which is fairly simple to do.  

Go to any persons page and under their profile image there is a little arrow that opens up a drop down menu.  You can Mute  Report or Ban someone this way.

I urge any member of the community that finds these people on G+ to let me know so I can keep an eye out for them

thanks
Dennis
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I appreciate the vigilance of you, +Chef Dennis Littley, and the blogger who alerted you of the situation.  Please private message me so that I can make sure the individual is also blocked from seeing my posts.  
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Toni Dash
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Some food for thought:  Would You Ever Discontinue Allowing Comments on your Blog?  +Copyblogger is.  Read why.
We're moving the conversation around our content elsewhere (most importantly, to your own blog), and see how that works ...
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askimet +Andres Regalado 
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Dorothy Stainbrook

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For enhancing photos and adding text etc. I know a lot of bloggers use pic monkey.  A couple of other tools that are really good are:  ipiccy (ipiccy.com) and simple diagrams (simplediagrams.com).  
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Thanks Nicole, I'll take a look at Ribbit.
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Do you have a business card?  What info do you show?  Do you have a photo of yourself?  Should I include social media connection info?
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Thanks +Pepper Ferguson I only ordered a minimum amount of cards and will keep your info for when I'm ready to re-order. 
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Stephanie Manley
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Be aware of being hacked. 

Last Monday both my Facebook and Google accounts were hacked.  The hacker ended up deleting my access rights to my facebook fan page, and then deleted my facebook account.   They also attempted to change my google password, and had deleted all of my google email. 

I would urge you to do a couple of things.  Here are my key takeaway points.   

1. Be paranoid. No really, someone is looking over your shoulder grabbing your info. Always.

2. Never use variations on passwords. Use completely New and unique ones each time. (I used a variation on a password between Google and Facebook, bad move). 

3. Use a site like StrongPasswordGenerator.com they will come up with passwords you will never remember, get ones with at least 15 characters, they are harder to break.

4. Store your passwords which you can’t remember on something like LastPass.com. It will securely keep your passwords you can’t remember for you. It will help you generate ones. It will also work on your cell phone.

5. Whenever you can use a double verification process do so. Google will allow this, Facebook does too. (This works well unless you violate rule #2).

7. Keep your browsers up to date, and make sure you are using software that will assist you with Malware.


8. Stop linking everything to your Facebook login, if this is compromised and you didn’t create separate ID’s for everything, guess what, you have lost access to everything else you signed up using Facebook. Bad move in my opinion.

9. Don’t consider using a universal sign in username, pick new unique ones. You are just making it easier for someone to track you.

I did not get my Facebook account back, nor did I get my Facebook fanpage back.  Be cautious and remove this possibility from happening to you. 

I still don't know the full impact of the hacking.   I remember when it was happening I was thinking do I secure things with my bank, my credit cards, my hosting company.  So many choices to make when in the moment. 
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thank you that is such sage advice, all the passwords make my head spin.  Again, thanks so much
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Kelly Page

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Check out this site I just found. Insert any 2 foods & they'll give you a full nutritional analysis of each. Can't decide whether to use a banana or avocado in your smoothie, compare them here.

No, this is not an infommercial. I just thought it was a really useful tool when cooking or debating between using different products.
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What a sudden help you did. Thank you so very much +Kelly Page! :)
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So, if you had the opportunity to meet and interview  +Curtis Stone     , Chef Lorena Garcia, +Donatella Arpaia  and Chef Ming Tsai  -- what would you ask them?
I am very excited, but a tad nervous too.
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Ask them what they cook for themselves. I know they can make amazing food, but on a random Tuesday, what do they make at home?
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Hey everyone... we're making history on stage at SXSW by demonstrating and then launching a cookbook - live on stage and we need your help!  I've asked +Chef Dennis Littley  if it was cool to post cause we need your help (and good taste).    

If you're not familiar with that conference, it's a tech/music conference attended by more than 72K people every year. The cookbook we're creating is a crowdsourced cookbook made by the food community on our platform (what we're demonstrating on stage). In the audience will be hundreds of media checking out the cookbook and seeing who added a recipe to it. 

This is where you come in... want to share a recipe?  We're looking for any type of recipe.  You can add a photo with your blog name on the pic, a description of the recipe with your blog URL in the backstory and video (simply copy the link from youtube). To add a recipe go here: http://bit.ly/NsksHW

Our presentation is here: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP25772   Once the panel is over.. I'll post a link here with the live cookbook - sometime this weekend. 

Thanks for your help!  I am on my way to Austin at the moment... so if you don't hear from me for a while.. I'm at the airport! :) And we know how that goes... 
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+Babette Pepaj it was great connecting with you here in Austin #SXSW
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Betty Cahill

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Thanks for inviting me to join your food blogger's community! 
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Matthew Robinson

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Seems to me that these are the basic qualities food blogger need, too!
 
Leadership Qualities
The basic of qualities, which a Leader must possess.
#leadershipskills  
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Kresha Faber

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I don't think I've shared this here before, but if anyone here likes to do link-ups, I host one each with the very wide topic of real food and natural living. If you'd like to link up, you can always find the most current link-up at http://nourishingjoy.com/category/thank-goodness-its-monday-link-carnival/
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Thanks for posting the information here.
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Toni Dash
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I'm sure you've all heard about the Heartbleed bug that is affecting many websites leaving it questionable what the best course of action is to protect your privacy and personal information.  Here is an article from +Mashable about the sites affected.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Thanks +Toni Dash!
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Here you go. A really cool website that promotes "food porn" for #healthy veggies" It is also an interactive site. Get yourself over there and make some music with the carrots. Have a nice day! 

http://www.foodpornindex.com/
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Excellent Post.  Given our past social media discussion on pinterest, FB and Twitter we should not forget about Instagram.  I think as food bloggers and brands one of the interesting points made here is about short attention spans.  In a past post there was a question about what food blogging will look like in 5 years.  If we put the "short attention span" lens over blogging and brand building it might give us an interesting perspective and help us innovate and create something new in our food blogging space.   #innovation   #instagram   #foodblogging   #foodbloggerscommunity  
 
WOW! After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back! And I've written one mother of a post that should help you in your social media efforts.

So here's the dealio:

Instagram is projected to skyrocket over the next year likely thanks to ever-growing short attention spans & the need for immediate gratification, growing visual media and the acquisition by Facebook. With this in mind, I want to provide you with the tools to take your company, blog or brand from zero to sixty (thousand) followers in as little time as possible so you can get ahead of the curve and make it a platform that works for you.

Get it here -> http://ohksocial.com/engagement-101-how-to-use-instagram/

#Instagram #HowToUseInstagram #SocialMedia #SocialMediaStrategy  
With Instagram projected to skyrocket this year, it's key you know how to use Instagram & engage in the right ways. Here are 3 key ways to stand out!
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SO awesome +Maria Zioga !!!! Glad I could help! If there's any lingering InstaQuestions, let me know! :)
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Recently, I've had several people come to me telling me how hard it is to find my blog via Google Search. When I first created my blog I gave no thought to such an issue but can see how the name of my blog, "The Low Carb Diet" wouldn't show up considering how many websites high ranking sites show up for that phrase. Should I be looking into changing the name?

I'm just scared that it may confuse my current readership/followers. 
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I know in email if you switch you can forward email to the new address. Is there such a thing for a URL?
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Is it just me, or did Google search go through some upgrades last night or this morning? It looks....different.  -Marc
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I like it so far! It's definitely crisper.
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Matthew Robinson

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More fuel for the marketing fires.  Interesting trends and numbers that are of interest to the food minded!
 
50 Most Important Marketing Metrics Tips

There area unit several social media metrics. Some will assist you verify WHO it’s that likes your pages and on what network. Others will assist you to higher perceive however customers connect together with your company. Some metrics allow you to grasp a lot of concerning what social media posts area unit the foremost effective in spreading the work concerning your business, or wherever you rank once it involves a spoken communication concerning the trade that you simply area unit concerned in. Social media may be a fantastic tool for obtaining your business a lot of recognition, to make your complete, and to quickly get customers attached your business during a style of ways in which, from conversions to comments. 

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#infographic   #infographics   #marketingtips   #marketing   #socialmediamarketing  
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This is important
I was listening to the second half of +Ross Dunn 's interview with +Chef Dennis Littley today and learned quite a lot. One thing hit me like a wet turbot and I thought I should share it here.

In an effort to meet more people here on G+, I have joined quite a few foodie communities. I've interacted on those communities and also posted my own recipes.

Apologies if this is old news to some of you but as there are currently 2,282 members of the G+ Food Bloggers' Community, I'm assuming some of you have made the same BIG mistake I have.

Chef Dennis mentioned that if you post your recipe to more than two communities, the third post could be considered spam. It's up to the owners of the communities whether they block you for being a spammer. 

That can get you penalised so don't go there! I won't be doing it again.

You can hear the whole podcast here http://www2.webmasterradio.fm/seo-101/2014/more-blogging-and-google-plus-insight-with-chef-dennis-littley
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Thanks so much for sharing +Dan Toombs! Super helpful!
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WatchLearnEat

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Thank you for the invitation to join the group. We are excited to be a part of this community!
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Thank you +Andria Tejada !
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