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Product Promotion

How To ‘Seed’ Information

Talkers are the ones most likely to generate conversation. For your ‘thing’ to become mainstream in your niche, they need to be aware of it. The best way to do this is sneezing. According to ‘Anatomy of a Buzz’, Seeding is when you give people in multiple clusters direct experience with the product in order […]

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Anxiety Disorder

What it’s like having a mental illness: 7 years later

Growing up, I was an overacheiver. Sure, I was an introvert and social phobic. Yet school was a breeze. I would get A’s despite barely trying. I would rock at most intellectual things I tried. I knew that despite my social failings, I’d probably have a pretty awesome career ahead of me. In my last […]

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Uncategorized

My name is Jade Craven and I’ve been a shitty blogger

I am so embarassed by my digital trail. It is full of half-arsed ideas and projects that never reached their potential. It’s like a train wreck of blogs and infoproducts. I’ve become the type of person that I dislike. That flaky chick who fails at online consistency.I own that and I’m not going to beat […]

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Conferences

Problogger Event: I’m Getting Better

Darren Rowse from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo. Darren Rowse from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo. 2 weeks ago, I watched the above video by Darren Rowse. It triggered a depressive/anxious episode. What right did these speakers have to talk about life as if it was simply a matter of motivation? Some people weren’t in a position […]

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Anxiety Disorder

How to help a suicidal person

Robin Williams died earlier this week. At first I was shaken, but then the conversation changed. People were talking about how they could support people in crisis. Many people had the right intentions but something about the conversation irked me. People believed that just talking about it would help. That reaching out and saying “No, […]

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Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety + Medication

Most people have very strong views about medication for anxiety and depression. Many believe that they are less of a person for taking medication that will affect their brain — the part of the body that is responsible for everything that forms their personality. I understand this mindset. I used to believe that meds were […]

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Online Business

How I got 10k Pinterest Followers in 5 Months

I´m obsessed with visual curation. I believe that we are on the verge of a major shift with how we organise and share information online. I don´t have anything to back up my hunches so I focus on creating the best effing Pinterest account possible. Last month we hit 10k followers at Digital Photography School. […]

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Rebuilding My Business

Knowing when it is time to let go.

Today, I caught up with a blogging friend. We spoke about many things but eventually, we got to the subject of the conflict surrounding my former work. She was advising me to cut myself off. The intentions were good but it was ultimately doing damage to me emotionally. I knew that. At the same time, […]

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Rebuilding My Business

New Beginnings and Second Chances

Yesterday, I was reading this post. Despite being mentioned, the post had very little to do with me. It was to do with stuff in the industry – the very industry that I´ve been part of for the past four years. When contemplating this transition, I tried to figure out how to keep my feet […]