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our stories one day at a time

Building our businesses and our stories one day at a time

Money and health

Money and health may evoke images of bills you have to pay. Or financial hardships. Or stories like A Christmas Carol. Being a small kid, I've always been suspicious of power. I noticed early on that people who were considered rich behaved differently than people in...

The new Facebook interface

The new Facebook interface is now available in beta. This new interface is for the website, not for the mobile site. The Facebook mobile app interface hasn't changed, but Facebook is finally updating its website to modern standards. Facebook is inviting all its users...

Off-Facebook Activity

Off-Facebook Activity has been in the news recently. This new feature lets you see what apps and websites share information with Facebook. That data helps Facebook put tailored ads in your news feed, for better or for worse. If you missed those news stories, then...

Installing business strategies

Installing business strategies isn't the way you may think of building your business. Sports teams use the term "installation" when they're implementing a game plan. To me, implementing business strategies feels like installing operating system updates. That is, the...

Finding trends to write about

Finding trends to write about is vital to getting more eyeballs to your blog. And I've been blogging wrong. So says the blogging expert, Mike Allton of The Blogging Brute. I'm a Bad Blogger I don't research trends and write about them. Instead, I write about what I...

Managing Facebook Likes

Managing Facebook likes isn't something I thought of during my annual New Year's editing. That editing included deleting old e-mail messages, shredding papers I no longer needed for tax purposes, and updating my social media cover photos. However, at the end of last...

Time out

Time out is not just the name of a seminal Dave Brubeck jazz album. And time out is not just what you give kids when they misbehave. We all need to take time out but for adults it’s called self care. You’ve probably heard of this term. We know self care is a real...

Listening to understand

Listening to understand is hard to do. This is true even for someone who received a master's degree in communication. You know the saying: We don't listen to understand. We listen to reply. I recently thought about how I should be authentic in business as we approach...

Quality not quantity

Quality not quantity is my key to managing my social networking profiles. An Instagram user reminded me about this recently. This user commented on a post by my Instagram for Dummies publisher about the book. The user wondered how I'm an Instagram expert because I...

The future is almost here

The future is almost here, I thought to myself as I turned the calendar page to November. I felt that way in part because my 50th birthday arrives later this month. But I also noticed that this is the last year that for nearly everyone will have the number 19 in it....

About Eric Butow

Eric is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. Eric has authored or co-authored 35 books and has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, and Udemy.

Articles

As TikTok Teeters…
This article Eric wrote for Entrepreneur.com talks about the state of TikTok and its major competitors as of August 31, 2020.

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