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Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow!

May 3, 2011

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You may have noticed the new look chez raincoaster media today. Time to move into the 21st Century with a fresh look, methinks. We’re trying out some new themes, so let us know what you think of them in the comments. This is Inuit Types: It gets away from the linear, rather dated-looking, bloggy format […]

Blogging for Writers Online Workshop starts May 18

April 29, 2011

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Yes, we’re starting a new round of workshops mid-May online via Skype. As long as you’ve got a broadband connection and a headset with a mic, you can sign up for this, my favorite workshop to teach. Blogging and Social Media for Writers is taught on Skype, starting 7pm-8:30pm Wednesday, May 18, lasts ten weeks, […]

You’re Welcome!

March 21, 2011

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When I was in the hospital recently (and for those of you coming to this soap opera late, I spent five months in and out of the hospital, a tale chronicled elsewhere) I missed blogging, sure; any writer misses writing. I couldn’t even type straight because of the morphine. But the thing I missed the […]

EatDrinkTweet and Workshop Discounts

March 13, 2011

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Hey all, I’m overfed, overwatered, and overwined (as is only right at a kickass social media conference in the heart of wine country called EatDrinkTweet) but wanted to put up a quick note for attendees of the conference. First of all, a big thanks to Allison Markin of All She Wrote for putting together one […]

Lorraine Murphy of raincoaster media interviewed on the Bunker Project

February 18, 2011

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Long, long ago in the mists of time, by which I mean a couple of months ago, I was interviewed by the charming and decorative Bob Garlick and Andrew McGivern of the Bunker Project Podcast, a little podcast that’s gone bigtime, becoming #1 on iTunes in Canada in its category. Somehow they got it into […]

Canadian Digital Revolution in the Twenty-First Century

February 11, 2011

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Word, dat. Are we tired of this discussion yet? If so, why do we still have to discuss it: the role of social media in anti-governmental revolutions, big and small? And we do. Boy howdy, do we ever. Does anyone remember The Digital Revolution? First we were all “Social Media causes revolutions.” And then we […]

New Workshops, New Discount for WordCamp Victoria

January 22, 2011

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Yes, I finally got the new class schedule up at the Workshops page and on our Google calendar; we’ve a raft of old favorites and some brand new classes coming up starting March 2nd, so check it out. Some are online, some are taught in Downtown Vancouver (only registered students get to learn the Secret […]

I got engaged at Social Media Camp Victoria!

October 17, 2010

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Well, if my mother was alive, this would knock her on her butt, only my mother was too refined to ever admit she had a butt, so it would knock her on her posterior instead. After a dazzling and glamorous opening party in a romantic penthouse, I got a little carried away by the moment. […]

Social Media 101 at Social Media Camp Victoria

October 17, 2010

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This is video of my talk on Social Media 101 at, yes, Social Media Camp Victoria, which was brilliantly organized by ideazone and BWestInteractive and I’m not just saying that because they were smart enough to invite me! Although it counts, right? So here is the video, taken by BChannelNews, and constitutes, as well as […]

A Social Media Success Story. (via Wsmithdesign’s Blog)

October 12, 2010

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Another example of how Social Media is helping the marginalized; in this case, the homeless. [incidentally, this is also a test of WordPress’s Reblog feature] Many view social media as just chat; For some it is. It is also a method to communicate to the right people and let others know about what you provide […]

Getting my Judgmental On at Vancouver Startup Weekend!

October 10, 2010

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Sometimes I feel like I’m in some unnamed industry other than social media training, because ALL my best professional opportunities seem to happen in pubs. Last night, for instance, I was hanging out at the Alibi Room and got invited to come talk to Vancouver Startup Weekend about social media for startups. By the time […]