January Holidays on Frugal Guidance 2

Our monthly holiday list is a new feature on Frugal Guidance 2. It can be used for: Writing prompts for writers and bloggers, Travellers, Meeting planners, Businesspeople, Partiers (who need an excuse for a party, or not), and People who [...]

Merry Christmas

The Madonna and Child by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1609-1685) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to people of all faiths. May we spend 2016 bringing people of all faiths together in a spirit of good will for [...]

Bloggers: Live Writer Returns as Open Source

Open Live Writer Replaces Windows Live Writer WINDOWS LIVE WRITER (WLW) was one of the most popular tools for beginning and intermediate-level bloggers over the past ten years. Originally Onfolio Writer, Microsoft bought Onfolio back in 2006, later packaging Writer [...]

WARNING: LinkedIn Fakes, Crooks and Spies

Why LinkedIn Users Need to Be Aware and Beware! Lately, I’ve been binge watching Liam Austin’s LinkedIn Summit rolling series of 30 presentations (during the 48-hour period he posts them for free). Great series. All of the speakers talk about [...]

The Future of LinkedIn Job Hunting

LinkedIn Previews New Tools for Hiring in 2016 In the past few months, Frugal Guidance 2 has published several articles on using LinkedIn, most recently The Job Hunter’s Guide to LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn for the Holidays, Have Yourself a [...]

Holiday Calendar for November and December, 2015

In our last post, LinkedIn for the Holidays, we noted that LinkedIn has a broad, international membership, with people who celebrate different religions and national holidays.This time of year is a great one for reaching out to others and connecting [...]

LinkedIn for the Holidays

Have Yourself a Merry Little LinkedIn November and December are great times to celebrate the holidays, and you can do it on LinkedIn (and other social media), too. Use the season to reconnect with older LinkedIn acquaintances and develop new [...]

LinkedIn Launches a Pilot Program for Freelancers

LinkedIn ProFinder - bringing Freelancers and Employers Together Although LinkedIn promotes itself as a platform for Business-to-Business (B2B) networking and provides lots of tools for businesses looking for full-time professionals, the business site has done little to actively promote the [...]

The Job Hunter’s Guide to LinkedIn Recruiter

What a Web We Weave – LinkedIn Recruiters and Job Hunters For job hunters, one of the great mysteries of LinkedIn is how to be found by corporate recruiters. You may have heard about LinkedIn Recruiter upgrades and the mysterious [...]

Surviving LinkedIn Change, Confusion and Chaos

Coping with LinkedIn’s Culture of Change without Angst Even by LinkedIn’s standards, the social network is going through a great deal of change lately. It is most visible today in major changes to LinkedIn’s messaging, the upcoming re-invention of Groups, [...]

LinkedIn Groups Seeing Big Changes

The LinkedIn Curmudgeon on LinkedIn’s Big Announcement The LinkedIn Curmudgeon makes a guest appearance on Frugal Guidance 2 again, inspired by LinkedIn’s recent announcement of changes to Groups. The LC is delighted with the announcement, not only because he really [...]

Creating and Using Custom Gmail Addresses

Plus (+) Address Tricks with Gmail Gmail is a great free service. Sometimes it seems that everybody in the world is using it, making it hard to register your favorite email address. But did you know there are ways to [...]