Girl Really

The Subjunctive Mood: Why It’s “I Wish I Were,” not “I Wish I Was”

Singers and songwriters never need to worry about grammar. In fact, they actually benefit from flouting grammar rules. It simply wouldn’t be the same if the Rolling Stones sang “Whom Do You Love” or “I Can Get No Satisfaction,” right? Songs don’t typically contain correct grammar, but that’s O.K. because they don’t need to. The only thing that matters when it comes to music is whether or not it has the ability to make us do this:

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Three Less-Talked-About (But Really Helpful) Twitter Tips

After I wrote my post about the less-talked-about aspects of Pinterest, I wanted to do the same thing for another social media site. My pick: Twitter.

Twitter is extremely user-friendly, and it doesn’t take long to get the hang of the site. But there are a few lesser-known features that can be really useful. So here’s a guide to three of those: Twitter lists, the two ways to retweet another Twitter user, and embedded tweets.

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Broken iPhone

Mainstreethost Podcast #2

This week on the podcast, the hosts dive into some new things around the office, including The Biggest Loser winners and the launch of our new website. We have our first iteration of consultant’s corner, where we introduce you to a new consultant each time. Also, watch out for the new Panda update from Google.

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Five Dollar Subway Pair

How to Figure Out Subject-Verb Agreement

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “subject-verb agreement.” People often refer to it when they’re talking about common grammar mistakes. In some cases, subject-verb agreement is really easy to understand, but in others, it’s pretty confusing.

Subject-verb agreement refers to the rule that subjects and verbs must agree in number. Singular subjects take singular verbs, and plural subjects take plural verbs.

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Content Marketing

Five Pieces of Panda-Resistant Content Worth Adding to Your Website

So Panda hasn’t battered your website for thin, useless or duplicate content. You’ve taken the necessary steps to “Panda-proof your website.” Blogs are a great way to drive traffic and build brand awareness, but there are other types of content you can offer your visitors besides blogs. Here’s a list of some types of Panda-proof content that you can add to your website that your visitors will love.

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Pinterest Beyond the Surface: The Why and How of Pinterest Marketing

Last week Pinterest announced Pinterest Web Analytics, a free tool that lets businesses track their pinning activity. It’s big news for marketers hesitant to get on board with Pinterest due to lack of measurement tools other than third-party ones like Curalate and Pinfluencer. Pinterest Analytics grounds Pinterest more deeply in data, and it tells businesses what people pin from their websites, how many people pin, what pins get the most repins, and how many impressions Pinterest content generates.

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