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Start Your Week Right Sunday: Links and Goals

Start your week right! Every Sunday I post my favorite links from around the web and share my goals for the upcoming week.

Links

On Social Media:

Hashtags Considered #Harmful: When I saw Alexis Grant share this post on Twitter, I knew I had to read it. After all, I use hashtags often on Twitter! Daniel Victor, social media editor for the New York Times offers an interesting perspective in this Nieman Journalism Lab piece on why perhaps using a hashtag actually isn’t helping more people find your content.

Google Glass: Why It Won’t Go Mainstream Until 2023: Have you seen Google’s awesome promotional Glass videos? While Glass is currently in the process of being rolled out, communications professional Arik Hanson outlines the reasons he doesn’t think Glass will catch on until years from now.

On Careers:

Not Getting Hired: The Fall Out and Recovery: Melissa Anzman of Loosen Your White Collar guest posts for Life After College with this great piece on how to pick yourself up after being rejected from your dream job.

Why I Decided To Quit My Job (and Think You Should Too): Wow! Carrie Smith from Careful Cents announces she’s quitting her day job and taking the leap to full-time freelancing. Be sure to subscribe to her blog now so you can see all her future posts about this major transition.

On Freelancing/Entrepreneurship:

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social ProofKristi Hines of Kikolani explains how you can use positive tweets on your website to bulk up your recommendations/testimonials page. I need to do this ASAP! I favorite tweets all the time, but hadn’t yet figured out a way to use them.

This Week on JessicaLawlor.com: 

Niche Blogging vs. General Blogging: How a Multi-Passionate Approach Can Help Grow Your Blog: If you’re struggling with choosing or sticking to a topic for your blog, my latest post explains why I think it’s okay to blog about whatever you want, without sticking to a specific niche.

Goals

  • Rock my presentation to Temple University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter this week. This speaking engagement is especially important to me because I was a member of this organization and served as president for my senior year. I hope I can do as great a job as all the speakers I heard from throughout my three years in the organization.
  • Enjoy the Maroon 5 concert in Philadelphia on Thursday night. I’m calling this summer my epic summer of concerts because I’m seeing ALL of my favorite musicians (Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw, Train and John Mayer). My first concert is this week and I can’t wait to see Maroon 5 live again!
  • Downsize my purse. Remember at the beginning of the year when I vowed to use the word ‘simplify’ to guide my 2013? I finally purchased a new purse (MUCH smaller than my current bag) in an attempt to downsize all the “stuff.”

Have any links or goals you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments!

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