For the last few days, I have been working on what I call “My Life Files”. Part of this includes my international CV/resume, a business plan, geographic outreach projections, marketing strategy and materials, and a few other little items. Because I work in the arts, these documents are structured toward a creative and cultural community. I’m excited about this project. After years and years of creating this type of business collateral for my clients, it is really nice to be able to do it for myself.
I thought it might be helpful to share with you what I learned about creating an international CV and how I created my own. The art world is becoming a very small place and I’m seeing it more and more as part of a global community. I think as we move forward, artists will be embracing an expanded culture, and international documents will become a greater part of their outreach arsenal.Read More»
Welcome to the newly designed and updated blog and portfolio for LisaMikulski.com. After days of ripping apart the old design and replacing it with something fresh, here we are, ready to kickass in 2013. I thought long and hard about re-establishing this blog and with all the recent privacy issues surrounding some social media sites, I felt that what I needed, perhaps what we need, is a space where conversation can be had in a safe online environment. Additionally, while I had created 2Sweden4love and believe it to be a very beautiful site, I always felt somewhat fractured writing there . . . and here.Read More»
I’ve been on Google+ for exactly one week and have logged some pretty serious hours learning and experimenting so that you don’t have to. While the platform is still in BETA and is fairly simple in scope, the more I got into it the more compelling it became and the more there was to learn. Much of this was due to some of the extraordinary content being published there by members. I’m sure I’m going to have to post a follow up (or two or three) on Google+ but here are some of my thoughts so far and hopefully a bit of info to get those of you new to Google+ up and running.
Let’s start by explaining what Google+ is. It’s Google’s roll out of a new social media platform. A bit like Facebook, but cleaner. A bit like Twitter but more expansive. By invitation only, G+ is growing like crazy. As of this post, estimates are that G+ has amassed 18 million members. It still doesn’t compare to Facebook’s 500 million members, just announced by Zuckerberg yesterday, but considering G+ has only been available since June 28 and is not yet available for public consumption, it’s numbers are pretty impressive.
Google+ is a suite of several different start up products, with more to come. At present Google+ offers, of course, a newsfeed. Sparks culls together various recommendations based on your interests…art, design, fashion, photography etc. Hangout is a video chat service where you can chat with one friend or hold a conference with up to ten people at a time. Huddle is an sms/text messaging service, which I’m hoping will save me lots of dollars on my international sms fees. The main cool feature is called Circles which is how you organize your friends and deal with some pretty slick privacy features which neither Twitter or Facebook can compare. There is also intergradation with Picasa, Google’s photo platform.Read More»
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m having some issues with the new Facebook Pages upgrade. While the upgrade offers some noteworthy improvements, I have found some deep gaps in usability for admins. Am I missing something? So, I explored and poked around, and after about ten days of using Facebook’s new upgrade on my page, here’s what I see:
- Photos listed along the top only show what you want to show. This means your business page will not show images posted or tagged by your fans or friends. This enhancement improves the selection of visuals which are unique to your business and maintains the integrity of your business page and your brand.
- The new navigation bar at left is, of course, a plus. Consistency should be a priority in any website, whether it be Facebook or the tiny freelancer site. The left hand navigation now corresponds to Facebook’s profile setup. Everything in place.
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