Cranked RSS Reader – Never miss the best stories

Cranked is a nice looking self hosted RSS Reader. Click through on the link below and check out their demo:

Cranked is a self hosted RSS reader that separates the wheat from the chaff and floats articles most worthy of your attention right to the top at your command…It grabs ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ data from Facebook & Twitter to determine the best stories. If 10,000 people recommend an article, it’s probably worth checking out. ~ Cranked RSS Reader – Never miss the best stories

Emphatic – Handcrafted content for your social media networks

Confession: I clicked on a promoted link in my Twitter stream. This one looked useful, so I’m saving it for future reference: is a solution for companies wanting to maintain an authentic presence on social media without tying up their own staff. Here’s how they describe their service:

Done-For-You Social Media in 3 Easy Steps

1) Build a profile
Share some basic info with us and we’ll create a unique content profile for your brand.

2) Receive your updates
U.S.-based writers will create & send amazing social media content to you every week.

3) Review and schedule
Review the updates and then we’ll post them to your networks for you. Easy!

~ Emphatic – Handcrafted content for your social media networks

New Year, New Bullet Journal

Last year I came across the Bullet Journal technique. It’s billed as an analog journal for the digital world. It is a combination of rules that my make my work journals into efficient daily organizers and quick references for days and months in the future.

This past fall I started my first Bullet Journal as an experiment. I found that it is great at helping me keep track of a myriad of tasks. Plus, I enjoyed working in a physical journal that compliments my digital work. So today, my first full day back in the office for the new year, I started with a fresh journal. Here’s to a productive 2015 and my first full year of Bullet Journaling.