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An Important Personal Branding Lesson You Can Learn From Rapper 2 Chainz

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Okay first of all, let me start by giving a quick background on 2 Chainz…just in case you are not familiar with him. He is a rapper (real name, Tauheed Epps) that used to be one half of the hip hop duo, Playaz Circle, who were a part of Ludacris’ recording label, Disturbing tha Peace. He has just released his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story, with the first single being No Lie featuring Drake.
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Reasons Why You Should Instagram Your Personality, Not Your Resume

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Instagram was recently sold for a billion dollars and has now hit 80 million users after becoming available on both Android and iPhone. It’s obviously extremely popular and makes even some of the most bland pictures look interesting.

Who would of thought that new technology would be used to get old-style results?
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The Top Tools to Help You Find Blogs That Actually Matter

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By now, it is no secret that you really need to get involved with your industry and topic of interest if you plan to build your personal brand around that area. The more involved you are with the industry, the more you will learn and the more people will begin to recognize you.

Just recently I discussed why blog commenting is important and ways in which to help you with it but I also stated that the first step is to find and follow blogs that are relevant to your interests and your targeted industry. Commenting on these selected blogs will not only help bring back traffic to your own blog and website but will more importantly, help get your face and name out there to the correct people. This is why it is important to search for blogs that have an audience that matches the type of readers you are looking for. Luckily I am going to share with you a few tools that can help make your search a little easier!
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6 Tips on How and Why to Comment Like a Pro

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If you are reading this blog post, I want you to make sure that you leave a comment once you are done reading…don’t forget! Actually more than forgetting, don’t get lazy! Commenting seems like such a simple and small act but it can bring you so many amazing benefits. If you don’t believe me, you are perfect for this post. At the end of of this I hope you leave excited and enthused to start leaving comments all over the web…or well smart comments at least.

First you need to start by reading and following some blogs that you find relevant to you and your interests. If you read ESPN but want to be known in a sector of the finance field, then commenting on ESPN will not exactly help. Read ESPN or other personal treat blogs in your free time but focus and start off with 2 to 5 industry related blogs that you find interesting and enjoyable. These are the blogs that you need to become more involved with in order to get noticed and start building or adding on to that personal brand of yours.
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How The Way You Write Can Affect The Rest Of Your Life

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I hate writing and always have. Throughout high school and college, I dreaded English and Writing classes because I just did not care for them. It just didn’t make sense to me, I am a math person so why in the world would I ever need to know how to write exceptionally well. I was always at least a B student in my English/Writing classes, so that should be good enough to get me through the rest of my life right?

Actually the answer to that question is probably yes, but it sure would have been advantageous to be an A student and have above average writing skills.

Whether you notice it or not, writing plays a huge role in this new social media, internet savvy world. Your writing has always helped represent who you are and what you know, but now millions of people have access to it. Did you even realize that? Every blog post, Facebook comment, status update, tweet and Quora answer will end up being a representation of who you are. Even the way you fill in your profiles help to give a preview of your overall image.
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LinkedIn Can Make You A God

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How many of you are extremely active on Facebook, Twitter or even Pinterest but let your LinkedIn profile dry and rot with absolutely no activity at all? Scratch that, how many of you even have a LinkedIn profile? How about a LinkedIn profile that is up-to-date and complete? Unfortunately, LinkedIn tends to sometimes become the forgotten child in the social media world but can also be the most powerful…in a fictional world it would be Harry Potter or Matilda.
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Make Sure You “Handle” Social Media Consistently

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Although most people know you by your name, in the internet world, you are also likely to be known by your social media handles. When I say handles, I am referring to your username or the personalized url. So when it comes to getting your name out there, you want your handles to correlate with the way you want to represent yourself, aka brand yourself.

How many of you currently have or have seen someone with a username/handle that really has nothing to do with anything? An example of this would be if someone had the Twitter handle @coolguy2012 (although you are able to change your handle on Twitter). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this scenario, as long as you want to be branded and characterized as “coolguy2012”. If that’s what you’re going for then this makes complete sense, but usually in the professional world, most people prefer to be recognized by their name.
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How Life Is Better When You Wake Up Earlier

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What time do you usually wake up in the morning? Actually let me rephrase that, how many hours before you actually need to start “work” do you wake up? If you are not giving yourself an hour or two of free time in the morning, then you are truly missing out! I am by far not a morning person! I never want to get out of bed, I like to give myself an extra 15-30 minutes of snooze time, and I feel tired and grumpy once I am finally up on my feet. I may be the wrong person to preach this but the days that I do wake up early and give myself a few hours of “free time” feel amazing!
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