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Looking for Offense

You've seen them. The social media hijackers who reply to your benign, funny post about puppies by telling you to repent of your sins.  Those people who search for offense in things that are clearly all in fun and have no hint of evil in them.  Or...the social media mavens who blame you for the ills of the world because you are in a good mood.  These are people who are looking for offense in all the fun places and creating arguments out of lollipops.  If I'm making lemon aide out of my lemons, why are you raining lime juice on my parade?  The majority of today's society has gone into either one of two corners. Either they feel justified to speak their...

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Why 99 Cents is NOT a Fair Price for an eBook!

Part of communication is perception.  Perception plays a huge role in whether or not something is accepted and whether or not something is deemed worthy of time, attention and monetary compensation. And, if so, how much is fair. The Information Age has changed these views in recent years. Here are my thoughts:  The Age of the Information Superhighway: The Information Age has changed the way society views many artists and writers.  While they may value their work enough to give it their time and attention, they often don't value it enough to believe it is worthy of a price tag...or at least not one that is more than 99 cents. Most people these days point to Amazon's 99 cent promotions...

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Social Media: More Connections; Less Connected!

I've been saying it for years and it's never been more true.  We are now able to connect to people around the world, but we have never been LESS connected to each other!  It seems life on the internet is all about ME.  Social graces like listening, connecting, and supporting are rare.  The more commonplace posts are bold, condescending, and inwardly focused.  Here are a few of the ways in which this plays out online:  1. Buy My Stuff Barbara: Barbara PMs Facebook friends she never talks to in order to get them to join her network marketing business or buy her latest product.  She takes the time to explain all about her stuff, but has no response to personal details...

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Gundar, the Technology Gremlin, Has Put Me Behind Schedule...

Many of you have been taking advantage of our Sizzling Summer Sale this month and I have good news for you.  Although we originally had planned for the sale to feature all 14 of our titles for only one week, we are going to continue to leave them all on the sales list for a little while longer.  You see, Gundar the Technology Gremlin and his minions have been hard at work at our house the past several weeks.                                                                                    ...

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Enter Our Contest! For a chance to win $100 gift certificate!

Want to win $100 worth of Art of Eloquence products? All you have to do is share our product pages or sales page links! That's it!  Each month we will be hosting our AoE Share-A-Thon Contest!  Just be the person with the most share points and you will win a $100 gift certificate to our store!   Here's How:  1. Share any individual product page (you can view all of our product pages from our catalog) or our sale page on any social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blog, etc) along with a short note asking folks to click through and check us out.  2. Email me (JoJo @ ArtofEloquence .com) the link that shows you shared it.   3. Be...

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