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Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, of Thorne Communications LLC, a business author, blogger and editor with over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations, including a decade in the hotel and trade show industries, 17 years as a promotional products distributor and 15+ years as a trade newspaper editor. My writing and blogging focuses on small business, marketing and self publishing topics. I hold two advanced business degrees and taught at the college level for 5 years.

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    • Love Q&A

      Love Q&A

      3 weeks ago

      I just want to thank the HP team for adding the Q&A feature! I have gotten some very good questions that are now sparking ideas for new posts. It really has been helping me figure out what my audience is concerned about.

    • Promotional Comment Spam

      Promotional Comment Spam

      5 months ago

      I've been seeing a number of what I call "promotional" comments lately from new users. They're not negative and actually read quite well. However, at the end of the comment, there's a "I love this (whatever)" with a link. I'm sure not clicking the link AND I'm denying all the...

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      Word Count Missing?

      11 months ago

      I love the new cleaner hub creation interface! But I noticed that the Word Count is missing (or maybe I just don't know where to look for it). That was a helpful feature. Is that coming back?

    • Share Option to Facebook Pages

      Share Option to Facebook Pages

      11 months ago

      When the share window pops up for Facebook, it only allows us to post to our Facebook personal profile. However, I typically post hub shares to my Facebook Page. This option is usually available on other sites, but not on HP. Thanks for listening!

    • HTTPS issues for HP site

      HTTPS issues for HP site

      20 months ago

      There's a lot of tech chatter about HTTPS secured sites, with non-secured HTTP sites being dinged in search going forward. I see that the HP login is HTTPS and the network sites appear to be mostly HTTPS, too. But links on regular old HP seem to be of the HTTP variety. How is HP addressing the...

    • Option to have Links Open in New Window?

      Option to have Links Open in New Window?

      3 years ago

      A reader noted that he would have liked to see the links in my posts open in a new tab/window so that he could easily look at and reference multiple articles at the same time. I don't think this is necessary on all links, of course. But I do think that especially on links that go away from...

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      How to get a link to all posts in a category so that it can be shared?

      3 years ago

      How to get a link to all posts in a category so that it can be shared?I would like to share all the hubs that I have published in a particular category (i.e. Sales). Ideally, I'd like the link to show them a list of all the hubs in that category. For example, I'd like to post a link on my own...

    • Sorting HP Notifications and Feeds

      Sorting HP Notifications and Feeds

      4 years ago

      When I published my hub "How to Manage Email in Less Than 30 Minutes a Day," a couple of the commenters asked for suggestions on how to sort HP notifications and feeds. The reason they asked is because when following a large number of hubbers, it gets to be overwhelming.Could we get some...

    • RSS Feed URL: How to Find for Profile

      RSS Feed URL: How to Find for Profile

      4 years ago

      Is there a way to get an RSS feed URL for profile pages? Not sure how to do that. Any input appreciated!

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      Newbie question: What is the difference between QAP (1 to 10) and Hub Score (whi

      5 years ago

      Newbie question: What is the difference between QAP (1 to 10) and Hub Score (which is WAY higher)?Or maybe a better question is: Where do I find the QAP rating for my hubs? Hub Score is obvious in stats.