NOTE: Steve is one of my favorite photographers…the green-eyed girl on NatGeo…WOW!

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Steve McCurry, a professional photographer and author of several photography books, shares his reasons for why he blogs on WordPress.com. His iconic photo, Afghan Girl, graced the cover of National Geographic and was named one of the 100 Best Pictures of the magazine. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, to name a few.

You are a world-famous photographer. Why do you blog?

Steve: Who would even dream 20 years ago that we would even have the internet? Clearly the internet is changing the landscape of publishing, news, and entertainment. There are countless channels on television, infinite content on the internet, and stimuli literally everywhere we turn. . . . There is so much competition. My blog is just my way of…

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NOTE: Who sez marketing ain’t sexy…;)

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I can’t believe that another year has passed.  I also can’t believe that I haven’t told you about a group that I organized one year ago.  Tuesday’s Tips is a group of individuals that meet once a month to learn and implement marketing to increase their business.

Marketing isn’t a sexy as networking because it requires that you come up with a plan.  Networking is an important part of marketing, but isn’t the end of the story.  I like networking.  You get to meet new people and tell your old stories without boring anyone!  It’s like going to a friends party with people you don’t know.  Just kidding, the point of networking is to meet new people and make connections that can benefit both parties.  It takes a lot of work and time.

We meet in my firm’s conference room the first Tuesday of every month.

The purpose of the…

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NOTE: The only authentic prayer is “Thank You”!

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It’s Thanksgiving again and many will fleetingly acknowledge a few (or many) things they are grateful for today. Maybe you’ll go around the dinner table asking friends and family to share a few words. That reminds me of the year we did that. The kids were little and we had gathered pinecones from Plymouth and I thought it’d make a meaningful ritual to pass a pinecone and mention something we were grateful for. It was a disaster. Everyone was caught off guard and a few adults even seemed offended. How dare I require something of them when the whole idea of Thanksgiving was to stuff yourself to bursting? The pinecones sit at the bottom of a box of fall decorations never to see the light of day again. I learned.

I’ve always been a cup half-empty person. My focus was on a compulsive need to fill up the cup so…

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