Miller Musings

Requests for Guest Posts Borrow Spammy Tactic

March 19, 2015

Guest posts have become a blog owner’s spam. In its purest form, guest posts are great. Bloggers share ideas We expand our reach Blogs are kept fresh Then certain bloggers discovered it was a great way to perpetuate their spammy links. Blog owners’ inboxes groaned under the weight of requests from strangers to include a guest post […]

Read the full article →

A Pollyanna View of Disruptive Technology

March 3, 2015

I had not heard the term disruptive technology. Please tell me I am not alone. My image upon hearing the term is far from its true meaning. I imagined technology revolting and taking over in HAL-like fashion. Disruptive technology is unprecedented advancement in technology. It transforms life and creates new markets from traditional markets. That doesn’t sound very HAL-like […]

Read the full article →

Customer Service Ploy to See Who Blinks First

January 21, 2015

Customer service is a mystery to me. Every living soul encounters customer service at some point in their life. So if we are all familiar with the theory, why is it so hard to receive good service? I’m convinced the strategy behind customer service is to see who blinks first. Yes, there IS such a […]

Read the full article →

Silencing the Inner Nag

January 1, 2015

We all have one. The Inner Nag. That voice inside that always has something to say. Some of us are better at ignoring the Inner Nag than others. I’d venture to say some of us are unaware of the existence of the droning drivel. Recently, I silenced the Inner Nag. The reprieve has been lovely. The Inner […]

Read the full article →

A Chillin’ State of Mind

December 12, 2014

Getting older has its benefits. How often have you read that sentiment? But it’s true. You learn (or at least I have) not to sweat the small stuff. I call it my chillin’ state of mind. Chillin’ Out Am I always successful at chillin’? Of course not. Deadlines loom Workloads bloat Worries creep in However, I’ve found as […]

Read the full article →

Thanksgiving Thanks Continues

November 27, 2014

My Thanksgiving thanks was inspired by my good friend and writer buddy, Anne Wayman. I loved Anne’s idea of an annual list of what we are thankful for. As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I share my 2014 Thanksgiving Thanks list. I warn you, the list is a typical example of my strange, wandering mind. To […]

Read the full article →

Halloween Nightmares for Pets

October 24, 2014

If you know me, you know I love Halloween. I have no shame and have worn all kinds of costumes. Like a million years ago when my 6 foot 5 boyfriend dressed as the Frito Bandito and I was a bag of Fritos. Or the year I attended an executive meeting in full Grim Reaper […]

Read the full article →

When Pink and Orange Go Together

October 3, 2014

What do you think of when you hear pink and orange? I bet for most of you, you don’t automatically think fashion statement. While I have seen clothes that combine pink and orange, it’s not a look I appreciate. Except sometimes. Pink and Orange Together I love, love, love Halloween. Always have. It’s the one time […]

Read the full article →

What Marketers Could Learn By Living With a 91-Year-Old

September 25, 2014

Marketers invest in all kinds of analytical tools. They split-test Collect surveys And conduct feedback groups If marketers want a cornucopia of marketing ideas, I have a simple suggestion. Live with a 91-year-old. Marketer’s Paradise I should tell you right off, my Mom is not your typical 91-year-old. Her memory is what mine used to be […]

Read the full article →

The Sticky Fingers of Guilt

September 18, 2014

Guilt. That burrowing, rooted grasp on your soul. Growing up Catholic, I remember debates with my Jewish friends on who held more guilt − the Jews or Catholics. As if either of us has the exclusive rights on guilt. Over the years, I’ve been able to loosen the hold of the sticky fingers of guilt. I no […]

Read the full article →