Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 586 Eclipse Over Cleveland: A Moment of Cosmic Wonder Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 586

The eclipse has come and gone in almost a blink of an eye, but more accurately, in 3 minutes and 13 seconds. And if you know me, you know that I’m usually “all in” on any project and most certainly on one that is a once in a lifetime for me and my Fujifilm XT5 camera. I’ll admit that I was preparing for weeks for the eclipse with special lenses, tripods, and a special solar filter along with my futuristic,...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 585 Mastering the Digital Chessboard to Outmaneuver Your Competitors Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 585

Let’s embark on a thought-provoking journey together. Picture this: Who stands against you in the digital arena? What strategies do they employ, and in what areas do they outshine you—or perhaps, where do you eclipse them? Imagine harnessing these insights to not just compete, but to truly distinguish and elevate your business. Sounds compelling, doesn’t it? Understanding the digital battleground where you and your competitors stand is more than just beneficial—it’s essential for your enduring growth and triumph. Here’s why:...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 584 Sailing the Seas of Content: Why Humor is Your Best Compass? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 584

In the ocean of podcasts, it’s like trying to find a message in a bottle. It feels like everyone’s trying to be the captain of their own show, doesn’t it? Sailing the high seas of content creation can lead to some pretty dry spells, especially when you’re charting the technical waters. The challenge is to not drown our audience in a sea of details that could make watching paint dry look like a Vegas act. Just last night, my family...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 583 Breaking Through the Dreaded Blank Page Syndrome Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 583

Every Wednesday, like clockwork, I gear up to craft my newsletter. This ritual begins with a moment of reflection on the week’s highs and lows, a practice that usually sparks a stream of ideas. Failing that, I dive into my treasure trove of topics saved in Evernote. This method never fails to inspire… until it did. This week, I hit a wall. Not just any wall, but the Great Wall of Creativity Block. Absolutely nothing sparked joy or even a...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 582 A Journey Through Time: A Chat with My Great-Grandparents Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 582

Last night, nestled in the realm of dreams, I found myself in the warm company of my great-grandparents. Our conversation, vivid and touching, spanned the breadth of modern innovations—those very technologies that occasionally astonished yet befuddled me. Though the morning’s light diluted the memory, the essence of our dialogue remained, inspiring me to capture its spirit here: “Oh, how I’ve longed to hear your voices again,” I began, my heart swelling with emotion. Me: “You know, sometimes my video calls...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 581 Unlocking the Pillars of Creative Online Marketing Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 581

In the dynamic realm of digital marketing, the quest for creativity and innovation is unending. As I revisit the foundations of creative online marketing—a topic I’ve extensively explored—it’s clear that mastering these fundamentals is more crucial than ever. Here’s a distilled wisdom to energize your strategy and captivate your audience: Audience Insight: Mastery begins with a profound understanding of your audience. Know who they are, including their needs, challenges, aspirations, and behaviors. This clarity is the cornerstone of impactful marketing....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 580 A Journey Through Time and Knowledge Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 580

In the heart of Cleveland lies a treasure trove of knowledge, architecture, and inspiration — the Cleveland Public Library. Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of exploring both the historic and contemporary facets of this remarkable institution. It’s not just a place where books reside; it’s a gateway to the past, a mirror reflecting the present, and an inspiration revealing the future. The Architectural Marvel: A Harmony of Past and Present The Cleveland Public Library, established in...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 579 One Word at a Time Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 579

Occasionally, I ask a guest contributor to write my weekly newsletter. Today I decided to ask my wife to do so. Thank you, Laurel, and here it is: I must be honest; I wake up each day and immediately open my phone to see what has happened in this wild world for the few hours that I closed my eyes and left my troubles and burdens rest too. For some odd reason, I signed up for the Word Daily, an...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 578 Go Faster Alone but Farther Together Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 578

Over the recent Super Bowl weekend, an exhilarating showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs unfolded. The Chiefs’ last-second victory in overtime was not just a display of skill but a masterclass in seizing opportunity. This game, much like the stories of LEGO and the Cleveland Cavaliers, serves as a powerful metaphor for the principle: “Go faster alone but farther together.” Let’s delve into these examples to uncover the profound lessons they offer. LEGO: A Blueprint...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 577 If You Don’t Ask, the Answer is Always No! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 577

A few years ago, I embarked on a journey with my trusty Apple Watch Series 6 on my wrist. This device wasn’t just a piece of technology; it was an extension of my daily life, tracking workouts, steps, and calories with precision, as well as sleep tracking, emails, events, and other business functions to just name a few. However, time revealed a flaw – its battery life began to wane. Recognizing the need for action, I approached the local Apple...

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