I have finally had time to check out Facebook’s new scheduling feature. The only question I have is – are they kidding? Every other website on the web uses a simple calendar to pick the date with the current time showing next to the little calendar box if you’d like to change say the hours from AM to PM. Didn’t the software engineers ever book a flight or hotel on Travelocity? Schedule the sale of something on eBay or book a meeting or trip on Google calendar? How about the two companies in the business of scheduling posts? Have they ever heard the names Hootsuite or TweetDeck? Okay, I have one more question for the FB geniuses – why didn’t they add a sixth pull-down next to the “Minutes? so we could choose Seconds?
Another name for this malady is “writer’s block.” I’m not sure I have been suffering from this sickness over the past few months, I’ve been so busy working on the launch of a new project (more to come on this in the coming months) that I was just running out of steam. I’ve rearranged my schedule so that I have time to write about what’s happening in small business. I love writing. I hope you like reading and commenting on my thoughts.
So, when thinking about topics to write about I thought how do people (bloggers) get started. I search the web and come up with plenty of good ideas and thought I would share some of them if you’re facing blogger’s block.
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by one of the local radio shows in Colorado Springs, the Saturday Business Magazine Show which is broadcast over 105.5FM and 1240AM each noon. Robin Roberts and Ted Robertson co-host the show a couple of real pros. The show usually highlights local businesses and community events at times they have special guests on their show like me. It was a real pleasure working wit both of them. We must have hit it off, because now we’re working together. Each day the radio station does a 30-second promo of the show in the morning and afternoon. They were generous enough to ask if I anted to do a business tip within those 30-second spots. I excitedly said yes so I’m glad to announce you can now hear my John Leavy’s One-liners each day. I’ve created a page on this blog to store the 30-second spots, just click on the Saturday Business Magazine ad in the upper left corner of my homepage. Leave a comment and tell me your tip or trick of the day.