Posted: July 15th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging | Tags: Blogging, Conceit, Conceit and Vanity, Hubris, mcsixtyfive, Michael Courtenay, Pharisaic, Pharisaicalness! Hubris, Vanity | Comments Off
I volunteer - for my own selfish gain – helping those with the impediment of bad-luck seems to allow me to feel more fortunate, it lends me a proper perspective of how I’m travelling through life.
The small community house where I help out has a pretty diverse group of souls floating in and out. From the elderly trying to stay in-touch to the homeless trying to stay warm, the mean seems to be human contact.
On Thursdays – I help setup blogs for folk who feel the need – one of my regulars kicked into a rather personal conversation, normally I’d abruptly curtail such talk, however with my current intrigue of pharisaicalness, I allowed the conversation a little space.
Apparently – according to Jo – I’m not bad looking, interesting as opposed to good looking. The line that most stunned me was: “compared to most of the men around here, your good looking.” Jo is a 65 year old homeless woman, who surely has more on her plate than what I look like? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogger, Blogging, Wordpress | Tags: Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Social Media, Wordpress | Comments Off
Blogging does so much more than simply create leads or generate sales. Blogging creates communities, reinforces branding, but most importantly, blogging instils trust…
Business blogging is an effective tool, an integral cog in your online strategy for generating traffic, leads, sales and brand recognition. Combined with other optimised social media, blogging speaks directly to your customers and prospects without editorial filters.
Blogs are the cornerstone of social media – meaning they are the perfect hub for social media campaigns. Problem is, blogs take a lot of time to write, edit and promote.
That’s where we come in: you provide the inspiration, and we provide the perspiration, from as little as $75 per post, why aren’t you blogging? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging | Tags: Herb Ritts, Herb Ritts LA Style, LA Getty Center, REBLOG | Comments Off
In the 1980s and ’90s, photographer Herb Ritts’ black and white portraits of movie stars and models like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell created a look that was emblematic of the era, and now they are the subject of a major exhibit at Los Angeles’ Getty Center.
“Herb Ritts: L.A. Style,” which launched on Tuesday and runs through August 26, features renowned work by the artist including vintage prints, magazine covers, commercials and music videos. Around 20 percent of the photographs are on display for the first time. Ritts died in 2002, age 50.
“These were either never seen before or published once in an editorial spread in a magazine, then just sat in the archive,” curator Paul Martineau told Reuters. “I was looking to balance the iconic pictures that everyone knows and loves with the pictures that no one knows.”
Photographs that “everyone knows and loves” include a seminal portrait of Richard Gere in a San Bernardino gas station in 1977, wearing a t-shirt and smoking a cigarette. The shot was taken while the movie star and Ritts waited for the station attendant to change a flat tire.
Gere’s “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” hit theaters a few months later with the actor in a memorable supporting role that launched his career. Within months, the young photographer found his photos in the pages of Vogue, Esquire and Mademoiselle, with the last publication offering him his first assignment photographing Brooke Shields. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging, Indeep Media, Technology | Tags: Google Ranking, SEO | Comments Off
Going From Black Hat To White Hat SEO Doesn’t Mean Google Will Like You. Matt Cutts himself shared results this week from a survey he conducted, finding only twenty percent of people in the U.S. have ever heard of SEO.
Much of the chatter in the SEO community over the past month has been on Google’s efforts to level the playing field for ma & pa vs professionally operated sites, comments to this effect by Google’s Matt Cutts at SXSW have indicated that Google is working on things that would make it so people who over-optmize their sites don’t necessarily rank better than others who haven’t put a thought into SEO.
Posted: March 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging | Tags: Blogger, Blogging, ELLA COQUINE, France, Paris | Comments Off
Here at Indeep Media we anonymously blog for people who are -we love all our clients – Too Busy, Lazy or Computer Illiterate to pen their own blogs. Whats that I hear you say – Go Corporate! – Eeew, Bugger Off!! We really do believe that if blogging isn’t personal, it’s not really blogging!!
Having a solid personality or point of view is a good start, taking blogging all the way back to it’s roots – Web Log – now that’s just downright impressive.
Ladies & Gentlemen, cats n dogs, let me introduce you to ELLA COQUINE!
Ms Coquine is an Italian New Yorker who has slipped herself into the city of love – PARIS – for a twelve month sabbatical, a respite from the humdrum, an adventure. By her descript, Coquine’s blog – Tales from the Chambre de Bonne, 365 Days of Starting Over in The City of Light – try saying that with a nose full of bubbly! Currently Coquine’s blog is at day 312 of 365, and wow she really has lived. Coquine is amusing, wonderfilled and a dream to follow, she is absolutely inspiring! Check her blog, and life at: www.ellacoquine.com
Posted: March 24th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogger, Blogging, Wordpress | Tags: Blog, Blogger, Blogging, SETUP, Wordpress | Comments Off
In today’s ultra-competitive world, online communities are fast becoming the preferred channel for organizations who seek unparalleled customer loyalty and engagement. Building online communities is much more than marketing, branding or product recognition. If it’s not personal your wasting your time, money and head-space.
Business blogging makes an effective search engine optimization strategy for generating traffic. Combined with a complimenting social media strategy, blogs talk directly to your customers and prospects without editorial filters. Blogs also are the cornerstone of social media – meaning they are the perfect hub for social media campaigns. Problem is, blogs take a lot of time to write, edit and promote.
That’s where we come in . . .