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Two Great Happenings: Guest Post and Panelist Opportunity

18 Sep

Basic Blog TipsFirst, my guest post, Quick Lessons on Live Blogging, was posted on Basic Blog Tips. Thanks to Vernessa Taylor (@CoachNotesBlog) for encouraging me to post and Ileane Smith (@Ileane) for approving it.

Second, I will be on the The Power of Social Media for Social Activism: Can Social Media Create or Advance Social Movements? panel for Social Media Week Chicago on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. These events are free, but you do have to register. Thanks to Carl West, CEO MG Media, Founder/Managing Editor, for this opportunity.

I just wanted to share. Have a great week!


Check out My Interviews on The Write Design Company and Shorty

18 Aug

Progress Report

Remember I said I was going to start interviewing bloggers and business owners for The Write Design Company? Well, I started my blogger interviews at Blogging While Brown. I conducted an audio interview with Danyelle Little ~aka~ The Cubicle Chick and a video interview with Chrystal from the Duo Dishes.  They came out very well. I just have to learn how to wrap up my interviews.

Also, I have two audio interviews on Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource. The first is an audio interview with Claudette Redic, the Servant Leader for the Deborah Movement. This is a group of serving families of young victims of violence. I also had a chance to interview Tommy Perez, a Chicago-based actor who absolutely loves Comic Con.

I’m so excited to have just started. Just wanted to share my progress!

Check Out Our Live Blogging Feature in Rolling Out Magazine

26 Jul

Zondra Hughes featured The Write Design Company’s Live Blogging services in Rolling Out Magazine. Read more…


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I Have Been Nominated for the 2011 Small Business Influencer Award

1 Jul

Marcie Hill, Writing Coach


In addition to being a writer, blogger, live blogger, roller skater and community servant, I am also an entrepreneur.   My business, The Write Design Company, boosts the online engagement and bottom lines of companies and events of all sizes through writing, blogging, live blogging and social media.  We also provide training and coaching services.

I have been nominated for the 2011 Small Business Influencer Award as a live blogger.  Read my story now.

You know what this means, right? It means that I will be posting messages for votes in the near future and your support will be needed.


The Write Design Was Nominated for Best Business Blog!

20 May

2011 Black Weblog Awards The Write Design Company was nominated for the Best Business Blog for the 2011 Black Weblog Awards.  So, I’ll be attending the awards show on the same day I present Live Blogging 101 at the Blogging While Brown Conference. Woo hoo!

What’s even cooler is – I got VIP seating because my blog was nominated. I feel like the Queen of Blogging and Live Blogging.

Do you think it would be strange to live blog the event even though I was nominated? Let me think about that.

Get Your Free Copy of The ABCs of Blogging Today!

13 May

ABCs of Blogging eBook CoverFinally, it is finished! I never knew so much work was involved in creating a book from writing to editing to designing the cover to adding designs to the content of your book. And that’s not all. You still have to promote your own book. That is no small task. But I am certain I will be the best rookie salesperson I know.

Anyway, sign up to download my eBook, The ABCs of Blogging: Blogging Tips from A to Z. This guide will highlight things your blog should have.  It is a good resource for beginners and experienced bloggers.  Download it now!

I Can Finally Explain the Difference Between The Write Design Company and Shorty

29 Oct

After several conversations and years of contemplation, I think I can finally explain the difference between my writing consulting business, The Write Design Company (WDC), and my community resource, Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource (Shorty).

The Write Design Company

I provide writing,  blogging,  and social media consulting as well as entrepreneurial training through The Write Design Company.  My clients are businesses of all sizes.

Go Shorty Header

Shorty: Your Chicago South Side resource is a community site where resources are shared. I share very little news because that is not of interest to me. I am interested in the people in the community – their thoughts and feelings (they just haven’t been posted yet).

This distinction is important because people who know me know I am a blogger and share information on Shorty; however, they look at me at cross-eyed when I mention WDC. (It could also be the fact that I mention the rate along with the services, especially when they’ve gotten over 8 years of FREE in Shorty).

So, long story short: I am a blog consultant at The Write Design Company who owns and manages a blog, Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource. Thus, I am a blogger who blogs for my business, I have a couple blogs that are hobbies, and I’m working on building a blogging business.

Please keep in mind that anything related to the South Side is community.  At this point, I don’t know if it will be profitable financially, but it fulfills my purpose of  sharing information with others.