The Blue Kite Blog

6 Irrefutable Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

By | July 14, 2011

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about blogging, now is the time to take the leap. Even though blogs are old news, it doesn’t mean their power has diminished. In fact, as the web becomes more focused on ways to share content and filter through all the noise online,... Read More »

Reading Roundup: Need Some Inspiration?

By | July 07, 2011

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m taking a short social media break for my sister’s wedding this weekend. Before I come back online in full force, I wanted to share one more Reading Roundup with you this week. I don’t know about you, but on short weeks, sometimes you... Read More »

How Do You Handle Social Media While on Vacation?

By | July 01, 2011

I was going to talk to you today about goals. After all, we’re now in the second half of the year (can you believe it?!) and it’s a good time to see if you’re on track and consider any adjustments that need to be made. But, I decided that no... Read More »

4 Reasons Businesses Shouldn’t Use Social Media

By | June 23, 2011

Last week, I shared the following post on Stanford Smith’s blog, Pushing Social. I’m always thrilled to be a guest on his blog and really enjoyed sharing this post with his readers. We have a great discussion going and I’d love for you to join in. Whether you’re just getting... Read More »

How to get the results you deserve for your business

By | May 25, 2011

If you’re like most people, you suffer from information overload. There is so much information online about how to grow your business, improve your blog and sell more stuff that it’s enough to make your head explode, right? Because there is SO much information to churn through, you tend to... Read More »

7 Reasons Business Leaders Should Run a Half Marathon

By | May 13, 2011

Two weeks ago, I ran in the Country Music Half Marathon. It was my third half marathon and each time, I learn amazing lessons that can be applied to business and life. Now, before you think I’m a life-long runner, I’m not. Yes, I played sports growing up, but running... Read More »

3 Reasons Why Feedback is Critical to Your Success

By | April 28, 2011

I’m doing something a little bit different today and bringing you a video post! I’ve done one of these before, but thanks to the feedback from my reader survey, I heard that you want to see more videos. I’ve heard you, friends. Even though I tend to prefer writing, I’m... Read More »

3 Ways to Never Miss Another Opportunity on the Social Web

By | April 21, 2011

A few days ago, my friend Arminda asked me about hotel recommendations for her upcoming trip to Nashville. Although I live in Nashville, I’ve not stayed in any hotels here. Naturally, I turned to Twitter to ask for recommendations. My Twitter contacts came back with all sorts of suggestions. However,... Read More »

The Key Ingredient for Social Media Success: Social Slam Recap

By | April 15, 2011

On Wednesday, I was fortunate to attend Social Slam – an amazing social media conference in Knoxville. I was planning to write a post capturing highlights from the awesome sessions and share nuggets from my pages of notes. But instead, I want to talk about something a little different. Relationships. Yes,... Read More »

6 Essential Tips for Better Writing

By | April 12, 2011

Effective writing is essential for small businesses, regardless of your industry. And, chances are you could use some help to sharpen up your writing skills. That’s why I’m excited to bring you a guest post from Jeff Goins, a writer and non-profit marketer. Jeff is a fellow Nashvillian and I’ve... Read More »