Archive for the Tag 'Arts'

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When a wine blog is a personal journal

If you’re reading this blog, please note, it’s my personal journal about being in the wine business…

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Imitation is the highest form of flattery and the lowest form of creativity

After yet another email from a client, who is being shadowed by what I could only call a “younger brother” imitating his every move, I had to calm him down; “Imitation is the highest form of flattery and the lowest form of creativity,” I said. The Art of War… What can anyone do, when you’re […]

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A Wine Editor and a White Feather ~ Why Being Perfect Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

A Wine Editor and a White Feather… I just read on Facebook: That moment you realize an email you sent, which declared your credentials as an editor, contains a typo. This kind of realization always brings me back to my Happy Daze, and how I learned to ease up on myself and – more importantly […]

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Content Marketers: If you’ve *really* been reading my blog …

Content Marketers: If you’ve *really* been reading my blog, then you know it’s my personal wine journal [Definition of content marketing: Wiki ~ “Content marketing is any marketing format that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire customers.”] I have to go on record with this one. Many […]

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Thirty Years of PR and writing: Top 10 things I’ve learned as a PR agent who’s also crossed over to being a wine blogger

I just realized I’ve been doing PR for 30 years, having started in February 1982. This coming December, I will also have been blogging for the last seven years. I’m in a bit of a precarious position, being on both sides of the bridge; and have been, since I started blogging in 2005. It also […]

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Dewey Decimal System and other dinosaurs

Travel agents encounter CheapTickets.com = direct on-line shopping Hotels.com + Avis.com = the inevitable Dewey Decimal System + Encyclopedia Britannica = Google.com Newspapers encounter AOL = On-line publishing Magazines + MSN = On-line “living section” Name the industry + Internet = evolution Wine writers encounter wine bloggers = writers That’s where we’re at with wine […]

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Confessions of a wine publicist, social media junkie

My wine blog has allowed for me to get my “stuff” out there. That’s what writers do, get the stuff from inside of themselves into the outside by communicating. And, now this blog is six years old. As I sit here eating a spring salad that Mother Nature and I’ve just grown, and thinking about […]

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Wine Journal Entry

Today I’m so bored with writing on this blog. It’s not writer’s blog; it’s just exhaustion. So, I’m signing off. Are you having a great day? I am now.

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Inspired Poet in Wine Country ~ Children Are Our Very Special Cargo ~ Happy New Year to You and Yours

Children are given to us. They’re Our Very Special Cargo on the Way to the Future… Just as Khalil Gibran has written, Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they […]

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Fixed before broken

Having Entered through the exit, she had in essence assured that the ending was going to read much more differently and so it did. Oh it did. Work and Words by: Melissa Nelson Riverview Station, Studio #314, 191 Lyman Street, Ashville NC [828]-707-6845 I’ve told my husband that I wish Elizabeth Barrett Browning hadn’t written […]