anti-hump-day wednesday

Finally some sun and a temperate above freezing in the Tdot today…first time in months.

Some interesting musings and fun facts on this anti-hump-day Wednesday.

 

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Facebook – hard not hear about, think about, use facebook almost everyday isn’t it? Well a fact that gets overlooked by a lot of companies, is that pictures and creative storytelling is a great way to increase your engagement in your posts.
Check out how some companies are doing it.

Awesomeness Fest – this event is put on by Vishen and the Mind Valley group. I profiled this in the Feb E2 mag issue but here is a recent video which gives a better idea about the event…this one is definitely on my list at some point…it’s runs in the same company as World Domination Summit which is always in Portland vs exotic locals…but I love Portland and the vibe about the event is the same. Check it out and see if Awesomeness Fest might be for you!

Stressed? – hmmmm I was talking to my sister on the weekend and she was feeling stressed and that her blood pressure might be up. We determined part of the reason was that with all the snow and generally bad driving conditions, that the drive back and forth from work was taking it’s toll on her. Being on the freeways with the transport trucks and all the loonies out there that don’t reduce their speed ( in such a hurry ) was creating undue stress for her. I’m sure we all feel a little more stress in the winter, the short days, less/no sun, less fresh air etc etc. Did you know that there are actually foods that help combat stress a bit…and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that things like dark choc, almonds, sweet potatoes, honey and green veggies all head the list. Read more here.

And don’t forget to get enough sleep!

Ipad – Iphone – if you are an Apple fan and have these devices I’m sure you love them…I sure do but are you always heading for your charger? Well there are some things you can do to slow things down…a bunch. Like turning off the push so your devices are not constantly trying to download email. Change it to fetch every 15 mins or 30 mins…plus if you must just by touching the mail icon it will download any new mail. Also, turning off location, not sending all your browsing info to apple, dimming the screen, getting rid of apps which will run in the background unless you close them. Some simple steps will dramatically change your battery life…I am now getting through 2 days before charging vs everyday…big improvement here.

Content – traffic – well can’t we all use more tips about producing content and maximizing our traffic. Neil Patel of quickspout and crazyegg and kissmetrics has pretty much the best site and resources (free) that I’ve come across. Check out his tips here. This is one of those sites you could easily spend hours and hours on. Please bookmark it.

Other Olympics – well given the Olympics are in full second week swing there are lots of people out there getting there own winter kicks with some outdoor sports. This vid is about 6 mins long but there is some incredible footage. While the producers seem to have some ladies in bikinis in some of their other vids, no one will be offended with this particular video and it just goes to show that even those that don’t do it for a living can do some pretty incredible moves on ski’s, snowboards, wakeboards, snowmobiles…you name it.

Cheers, have a great week, and live you best life now!

Brent