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My Life in the Gig Economy, Linkedin, and Running a Responsible Business

It’s 2016, My life in the Gig Economy is going well. I just hope my blog is still up to date?  With so much going on professionally, it’s hard to stay on top of your own marketing game sometimes! But I’m still me, and working solo has been great to me so far. And just so you know – I’m not that girl in the photo. That’s a little game I like to play with stock photos just to keep […]

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Are Poor, Impoverished Millennials, you know, Still Millennials?

On Millennials. I am happy to put myself out on the line here, and if only to make a point, I will play my ignorance card in spades – let me know in the comments if the following is entirely off base. I am genuinely curious – is anyone paying attention to the millennial age workers who are poor? Those who grow up without significant financial resources and who may be underserved in education, perhaps unable to attend college, and […]

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Don’t “Fluff” Out – Rich Content is the Only Content Worth Sharing

Beware of Promises of Cheap and Easy Content! I am always on the lookout for assistance in producing content, I simply only have so many hours in a day to do what I love. I’ve explored outsourcing, interns, guest writers, content clearing houses, and even fiverr.com as potential avenues to provide supplemental content development services. To date, I have seen little in the way of quality content that I would use – aside from unpaid communications from thought leaders and […]

Rich is a guest on the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show!

Thirst Productions‘ founder Rich Collins was a recent guest on The New Hampshire Brand Project on Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA, where he spoke about Thirst Productions, his digital marketing/content development consulting business based right here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hosts Michael Cameron and Kristi Baxter (also of Win-Win@Work) spoke with Rich on his philosophies on marketing, social media, and means to engage the millennial generation in content driven marketing efforts. There is a lot to be said about history, […]

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The Parking Ticket – How a Tiny Piece of Paper Represents Everything That is Wrong with America.

The Parking Ticket, Indicative of Everything that is Wrong with America. At a business meeting the other day in lovely Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I found myself running “late” in said meeting, and willingly came to accept that I would be receiving a parking ticket. I was aware of the consequences of my actions when parking in a metered space, and made a contract of sorts with the city to abide by their rules. I was an active participant. I […]

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Why I love Where I Live, Portsmouth NH

I confess. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I have been unfaithful. Having moved just outside your borders to the Town of Greenland, I sometimes tear up having called you my home for a decade or so. I miss you. The good news is, the entire Seacoast Community defines Port City – we all can’t live within her borders, with a population of just over 21,000 people – you’re just a tiny little town on the Coastline. But it is through this greater community that […]

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Exploring the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, Greenland, NH

When Seacoaster’s say, “Hey, let’s go for a hike,” few think about Portsmouth’s neighbor, Greenland, as a destination for rambling through the woods. But right in our own backyard is a small, but incredible trail system known as the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, part of the Weeks Brick House and Gardens, a New Hampshire Historic Site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1710 by Samuel Weeks, the Weeks House itself is one of the earliest […]

Technology and The Monetization of Everything.

Many of us, myself included, tend to believe that technology is free. Aside from Microsoft Windows/Office, and specialty programs like Photoshop, I don’t pay for a lot of technology outside of my Playstation and iphone/PCs….or do I. I dropped by People’s United Bank in Concord, NH recently and took $100 pocket money out of the ATM, seems harmless right? But then came the ‘terminal fee’ screen. Three Dollars and Fifty Cents. $3.50. For the pleasure of doing business at their […]

Where would we be without Corporate Philanthropists?

I am in mourning for a man I never met, nor ever will. A man I know little to nothing about, in fact, but a man that I respect. I don’t know his policies nor much about his politics, but I know through his actions he provided the world with a legacy that will outlast my time on this earth. That man is Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face, or #TNF as the youngsters may refer to the outdoor-oriented […]

Cold November Rain

I cannot tell a lie. November depresses me. Stuck somewhere between Autumn, my favorite season, amd winter snows that blanket New England (sometimes, but not always my second favorite season.) November sticks out like a pimp in church but life must go on. Not far from my residence is a series of trails connected together on conservation land, the Weeks Trails as they are known, which exists as part of the original Weeks’ estate. If you like history there is […]