Well, it was a thrill-packed New Year’s weekend. The new website seems to be functioning at about 90% (although we’re having a fascinating issue with post times) and now the blog is live.

When I was back in college, one of my least favorite classes was a playwrighting class I took as an elective. I was a directing major, and since I also had to take modern dance, voice, speech, acting, costume design, etc., playwrighting seemed like a good idea at the time.

I understood pacing, conflict, dialogue and denoument…but I still nearly failed the class.

Why? Well, as a relatively sheltered 19-year-old who still didn’t have a car, lived on campus, and spent most of my time on academics, I simply had nothing to say. I had very little life experience. And certainly no life experience interesting enough to share with other people (or so I thought).

Let’s hope I do better with Blogging 101.

After 19 years of earning my living with marketing and public relations, I hope I’ll have something to say. And that’s what you’ll find here. I’ll be reporting on my own marketing, copywriting and PR experiments, and the results we’re able to achieve for clients. Since I’m hands-on, I tend to test new PR and marketing tactics on myself first, so I can have some real-world perspective to share. I don’t like to recommend a tactic that I haven’t tried.

Here’s my latest find: “ShowYourself,” a widget that lets you combine all your social networking profiles into one simple (and customizable) badge. You’ll see my version at right (and yes, please do join my network on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter!)

Setup was simple. And if you know a tiny bit of CSS, you can easily match the badge to your site’s color scheme.

Happy networking!

Kathleen Hanover
Certified Go-Giver Speaker and Copywriting Trainer
Kathleen Hanover helps entrepreneurs tell their story, attract their ideal audiences, and persuasively communicate their value. As a highly-regarded marketing copywriting trainer, she teaches persuasion psychology and the magic words that build rapport and sales. And as Ohio's first Certified Go-Giver Speaker, Kathleen shares the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from the international best-seller, "The Go-Giver," by Bob Burg and John David Mann, with business and community audiences alike.
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