Rattlesnake Lake Post Picked Up By Schnizzle

My travel post, Best of the US: Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend, Washington has been picked up by Schnizzle.

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From the article:

“Rattlesnake Lake is one of my favorite places to seek peace and calm. The lake is filled with petrified stumps of wood. Washington’s state gem is petrified wood and it is abundant here! The lake flooded an ancient forest, leaving stumps everywhere. Fishermen calmly fish in this lake and you can see fish jump frequently.” Continue reading

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Pinterest is Too Pretty and Why Guys Won’t Go Near It

The other day my husband mentioned to me that Pinterest had missed an opportunity when they started up 4 years ago. That they weren’t a website men would ever want to visit. I argued with him on this, since I am an avid user of Pinterest, both personally and professionally. I see lots of posts about Men’s fashion, gardening and food, which are all commons interests that men share. After stumbling upon this article that talked about just what my husband mentioned (Pinterest’s image problem for men,) I found that it was true!

Why isn’t Pinterest popular with men?

Pinterest is like a giant bulletin board for the internet. You pin items to your board and categorize them based on your interests. I have always used Pinterest as a time waster and only recently have I gone back to my boards from when I first joined 4 years ago and was surprised to find a lot of awesome suggestions I could implement into my life right now. Continue reading

3 PR Lessons from ‘The Interview’ Picked Up By PR Daily

Sony’s ‘The Interview’ drew international controversy and attention. Here are 3 things we can apply to the world of PR from the movie’s release.

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From the article:

“A film about the most secretive nation in the world? Canceled interviews and online pirating? “The Interview” was one of the most followed movie releases of all time.

By creating a film with such a large possibility for error, both at the theater and on a global scale, ‘The Interview’ managed to grab the public’s attention and hold it for much longer than its 112-minute run time. It didn’t matter if the movie was good or not. People were enthralled.” Continue reading