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    [Blog] Website redesign launch of Concentrics Restaurants! : Blogger.
    Register to join us on November 16 at 2:00pm EST. Search This Blog. Tip: Adding a submission form to your blog. Name of blog. Blog URL. Relation to blog [select] Owner Developer Contributor Fan Contact email What makes it special? Blog Archive. Blog Archive. But if you go beyond that, it also has free hosting, a built-in blogging functionality, search engine optimization benefits, and much more. Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. About Us. Templates.
    [Blog] Real “Friends” Create Meaningful Value
    Not blogging, or emailing or even texting. How would you define a “friend”? Most people would say they are the people who would be there for me without asking why. In other words real friends are people who know and love you. They are people who will give you advise when you ask for it and they also have enough relationship capital to hold you accountable. The purpose of a real friend is to be your friend when you need them. With the onset of social technology we all have friends, followers and connections. Commercially speaking all messages are designed to sell something.
    [Blog] Making heads and tails of the new Facebook Insights
    If you manage a Facebook page for a company, entity or personal blog you are probably aware that Facebook has rolled out a new Insights tool. To get to your Insights click on the "Insights" link on the left hand side of your fan page. Instead of the bare bones metrics from the old Insights tool, the new tool offers more data than most folks truthfully need. If you aren’t into crunching numbers, the main Insights page for your brand is probably more than enough as you can see where new fans are coming from, reach of your wall posts and people talking about you.
    [Blog] Are you signaling honestly?
    A few weeks back, I was having a conversation with my friend Geoff Livingston in the comments of a blog post. One thing led to another and he recommended Honest Signals from Alex (Sandy) Pentland. The book itself is a very smart read that took me out of my comfort zone of sorts. Instead of talking business, marketing or social, the book focused on an area that I have no background in – science. Throughout the research report, Pentland takes you through a number of studies and how her team was able to use computers and sensors to accurately predict the tells of humans.
    [Blog] The future of Online Video
    Maybe that’s why people are still texting on each others wall’s rather than posting video comments as it is much more personal and real. I bet that’s why the video service  like Joost (where you could comment on videos in the real time) didn’t grow as expected, as people  were still getting familiar with idea of sharing (what and why to share?) on the net and opportunity to blog or comment live just seemed a bit frightening and came too early. But situation is changing – services like and Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional | Valid CSS 3
    [Blog] Corporate Twitter Account Train Wreck! The 3 Types of Self-Destructive Tweets
    analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. (Happy Holidays! This is #3. Everybody loves a disaster! Enjoy. – Jay). Twit happens. As more and more companies ramp up their Twitter presence, the likelihood that something off-message will slip by the digital goalie goes up considerably. The question is not whether your company will have to deal with self-destructive corporate Tweets, but what kind of tweet it will be, and by whom. Twit Happens #2 – Tone Deaf. Trade-off?”
    [Blog] Where Influence Measurement Tools are Stymied
    For example, you may subscribe to a mothering blog because a friend writes it, but haven’t put anything in your profile that you are a mother because you don’t want that included in your professional persona. But just because you engage with people on Twitter who blog about motherhood, you are put into this community by default. This post was written and published on Huffington Post. Measurement platforms that say they measure influence are misleading their users. Influence is the power to sway and the ability to change behavior. So What DO They Measure?
    [Blog] Email Lists: What are you doing to grow yours?
    recently read a post on by James Penn entitled, 10 Ways to Get More Email Subscribers For Your Blog that I thought brought home some key points. I know we all know “CONTENT IS KING” and we focus on putting out good stuff. But we should be just as focused on building the list to whom we’ll be sending all this valuable info.  There are so many sources for gathering data from trade shows, PR and leads from advertising. We need to formulate a plan to separate them by market, industry or other criteria so specific targeted messages can be sent with a strong call to action.
    [Blog] @MNBurgess Rutgers Executive Ed Interview on Social Brand Strategy #RBSEE #socialmedia
    Originally published on Rutgers Executive Education Blog , Tue, May 19, 2015  Blog by:  Mark Burgess. 1. To read the entire blog post … Below are recent endorsements for The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, August 2013) by Tom Peters and David Aaker on their social networks, but if you want to see more of their endorsements click here. Please tell me how you started out in Social Media? What are the current trends in Social Media Marketing? This is definitely one of those questions where the answer can change on a dime. Please check out @SocialEmployee media buzz!
    [Blog] New York Times Story on Delhi Traffic Police's Big Brother.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Niche Social Networks Turn to Social Gaming and Social Entertainment Four Reasons Why Gamers Cheat: How to Design Social Games to Optimize Cheating? » New York Times Story on Delhi Traffic Police’s Big Brother Facebook Initiative Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! The online rap sheet was impressive.
    [Blog] Killer Startup Idea: CrowdQuest White Label Platform for.
    Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Are We Becoming Digital Nomads? The Opportunity at the Intersection of Social Entertainment, Social Gaming and Social Commerce » Killer Startup Idea: CrowdQuest White Label Platform for Crowdsourcing Q&A Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Subscribe to my blog to never miss a post again. 2.
    [Blog] The Facebook PR Mess with “60 Minutes”
    But if you’ve given an outlet (TV, radio, blog, magazine, newspaper, etc.) On Sunday night, “ 60 Minutes &# had Mark Zuckerberg on to discuss the new Facebook layout and changes. It was pretty funny to watch people on Facebook before it aired – everyone was waiting for the game to end so they could watch “60 Minutes.&# And then, of course, we all discussed it during and after the show. It was fun and a great sense of community. It was interesting to see that Zuckerberg still rarely blinks (how does he do that?), And I wouldn’t blame them. Their PR team.
    [Blog] The Value of an Existing Customer
    Check out this fab infographic from the ever-awesome Flowtown blog – and draw your own conclusions. Remember the old “retention&# versus “acquisition&# debate?  Oh yes.
    [Blog] Social Context Done Right: The November Project
    Social media expert Chris Brogan said in a recent blog post that, “What I don’t love is when an ad of any kind (but definitely these in-stream sponsored ads are kind of the worst) has no real tie to the stream or location where it’s placed.” In the context of Facebook, that stream is news from the people and events that make up the user’s life. Last week, my friends Mari and Brett were featured in a photo album along with 700 other participants in the Boston-based November Project. Questions like, “How do Mari and Brett know one another?” Why did it work so well?
    [Blog] Great Barrier Reef Competition Winners Have Been Notified #QldBlog
    also hope you’ll follow along with us as we blog/tweet the trip in June. This has been one of the most fun things I’ve done so far in my almost ten years of blogging … and the best part is still ahead! Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. I’m really excited to announce that the ten winners of the Great Barrier Reef Competition that we’ve been running here on ProBlogger the last couple of weeks have been chosen. Over 800 entries were received. But only ten can win and I received the list last night from the judges at Tourism Queensland.
    [Blog] Experts in the Industry: Ari Herzog (54 of 45)
    Listed on his Twitter profile as "online media strategist for business and government," I know him mainly because of his blogging and Twitter efforts. For instance, I can always count on Ari keeping me honest when he comments on my blog posts -- something I'm not always good at doing with others. While I've blogged since 2004, I didn't focus on social media until the summer of 2007 while tossing job ideas during a bout of unemployment. To everyone who thinks Twitter and other microblogs are replacing blogs like "Citizen Marketer," think again. Blogs are here to stay.
    [Blog] Make Sure Your Social Media Evangelists Feel the Love
    Most of these individuals serve, in some fashion, as social media evangelists – they’re the ones leading the charge to get their organizations on Twitter, to start blogging, to start using new technology to really change how their organizations operate. While writing my last post , I got to thinking about all of the conversations I’ve had with the talented, ambitious, entrepreneurial colleagues I’ve gotten to know over the last few years. Image Courtesy of Flickr User AndYaDontStop. It’s not that they aren’t appreciated – they are.
    [Blog] Color trends for 2011
    How Color Meanings Can Affect Your Blog ( According to color experts Pantone , no colors ever go completely "out," the colors just “evolve.” Like avocado green may be out, but lime green is in.    So this is their take on colors for 2011. Overall, they believe we’ll see cleaner colors that give an emotional uplift. And they predict that colors will be combined in unusual ways. Here's the scoop: Black : Black's presence will diminish in 2011. Blue: Will be more important next year. It suggests hope, healing, serenity and tranquility. Organic.
    [Blog] Want to Write a Book?
    It’s basically WordPress with all kinds of powerful book-making goodness developed into it, so if you’ve ever written a blog post, you know roughly how to use most of the features already. Brilliant ally Hugh McGuire and I sat down recently on my podcast to talk about his company, Pressbooks. Brilliant, right? want to give you that interview here, too, so you can listen to it. This came from my radio show , and I’d LOVE for you to subscribe via iTunes or via Stitcher radio (my favorite). But for now? Let’s listen to Hugh: Those Are The Tools. BiggerStories
    [Blog] Can You Understand Popular Culture, If You Don’t Consume Popular Culture?
    More importantly, ‘Everything Bad is Good For You’ argues that we don’t consume popular culture anymore, we co-create it, by deconstructing plot twists in elaborate blog posts, by contributing to extensive fan wikis that delve into the motivations of each character, by documenting 500 page game walk-throughs, and by creating our own narrative in virtual worlds and alternative reality games built around films and TV shows. The only honest answer is: no, not really. have a particular point of view about the shape of these shifts. Now, the question is: where do I start?
    [Blog] [VIDEO] Ride the Möbius Strip to #SocialBusiness Success @SocialEmployee #SocBiz #SocialSelling
    Solis’s observations come during a blog post and video interview with Porter Gale, former VP of marketing at Virgin America (@ VirginAmerica ). A few days ago, we unveiled our most recent video in support of our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee. As our roster of video content continues to expand, we find ourselves circling back on our earlier videos as a way of revisiting the concepts presented in them and exploring some real-world examples. Today, we look at our video, “ What is a Möbius Strip ?” How does this work? Watch the video to find out. Community Comes First.
    [Blog] Bayler Healthcare System Takes A Leap Into Pinterest: Interview with Ashley Howland (Part 2)
    The secret to success in any social network, or blog, marketing strategy is elevating the content direction to beyond just messaging about the brand product. If you have an awesome pin or a compelling blog post, share it across the board. . The challenge is to ensure that this value-added, or what I call "selfless content", supports the brand promise and values. . Ashely Howland , Bayler Healthcare System's social media manager,talks about how she and her team are executing a successful Pinterest strategy. Part One of Diva Marketing's interview with Ashley Howland.
    [Blog] 29 Things That Every SEO Should be Thankful For This Thanksgiving 2013
    Blogging. It’s the day before Thanksgiving, November 27, 2013, and that’s got me thinking: as an SEO in 2013, what should we be thankful for? Well, I have come up with a list of things that every SEO should be thankful for this year. Certainly, these aren’t in any order of importance. They’re just things that I really think we, as SEOs in 2013, should be thankful for. Some are on my list “just because”, some are a complete joke (ha, ha), and others truly help me get my job done. If you’d like to add anything to the list, feel free to comment. 1.
    [Blog] The Question of Longevity
    Make your blog your fountain of knowledge as opposed to your drainpipe of loose facts. If you take a look at a list of the oldest businesses in the world , you’ll see the glaringly obvious fact that the majority of the companies listed are Japanese. Germany makes a good argument for having a fair few, while the U.S. begins a late charge once they broke away from British rule. The rest is a mish-mash of European countries and developing countries (at least in the later part of the list). So why does Japan have such a strong command of business, and what it takes to survive?
    [Blog] NFL Week 2 NFL Picks via Social Media
    If you are new to the blog or this series, I’ll be selecting winners of the weekly NFL games using social media mentions charted by Lithium Social Media Monitoring and run through a series of formulas ( full stats here ), against a friend from across the interwebs. Unlike the NFL this is no typo, we’re picking games via social media. week into this young NFL season, our social media NFL picks sit at 8-8, one game shy of the numbers predicted by Michael Pace. This week’s combatant is my friend Mandie Boardman , a New England transplant in Charm City. NFL Week 2 Picks.
    [Blog] Build Keyword Density the Right Way
    Visit the blog at to learn how Bill Achola can write high conventional marketing content for bloggers and affiliate marketers. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This guest post is by Bill Achola of It would be great if the only purpose of your copywriting was to sell your products. Unfortunately your copy often has to serve two purposes: attracting visitors to your site, and then selling to them. Attracting traffic using copy requires using search engine optimizing techniques, and adding keywords. Keep it natural.
    [Blog] Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015
    It was a real delight to be invited by Mike Stelzner to speak in the blogging stream this year. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman. Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. 500 Off!
    [Blog] Is Your Brand Building Social Employees? via #pivotcon (@SocialEmployee – McGraw-Hill) #socbiz
    This article was originally posted on Pivot Conference’s blog.  A recent IBM global C-Suite study has provided the latest volley of evidence demonstrating that the age of the social business is well underway, and that it’s time for brands to get on the bandwagon. This isn’t necessarily news by itself, but coupled with one of the key findings of the study, the reasons for why brands must start accelerating their social adoption initiatives is beginning to come into much sharper focus. And what is this key finding that is causing so many analysts to do a double take?
    [Blog] How to Organize Finances with FreshBooks
    Also, subscribe to the mailing list to download a free copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide! When I was approached to do a review of FreshBooks , it couldn’t have come at a better time. have to admit, I’ve never been good with organizing my finances beyond Excel. tried another name brand accounting product on two different occasions, and both times gave it up because I could never reconcile my accounts correctly. Not to mention that there was no suitable import option for PayPal with it either. Organize my clients’ information. Search for invoices quickly. Summary.
    [Blog] Why Medium Might Be Large
    If I wrote this way on this blog, it’d be hard to know whether to subscribe or not. Should Medium Replace Your Blog. I’m pretty interested in Twitter’s nifty longer-form platform, Medium. I don’t normally like to write about specific tools (especially after I keep telling people I’m not into social media , but this might be an exception. First, Typography and Clean Design Is Ruling. love Google+. I’m a huge fan of the look and feel of the platform, and it’s serving my business interests well. It’s gorgeous. ” Beautiful, right?
    [Blog] Breaking Bad Habits: We did with iDoneThis
    Read this blog on how I use Slack with my team: How I increased productivity by slacking off. Going from working solo to hiring your first team member is a big day in your entrepreneurial life. It feels like a big leap. Suddenly, you’re responsible for someone else in your biz. And, all your worky quirks are visible for someone else to see. Of course, the benefits outweigh the negatives: it pushes you to work smarter and grow your bottom line. By taking the time-consuming stuff off yer plate you’re left with more space for income-driven tasks – yipeeee! Eeeek. Over to you.
    [Blog] Host yourself: Don’t leave your digital space in someone else’s hands
    When it comes to running a small business or blogging about your recent travel adventures to Spain, anyone who works online understands the need for speedy and effective Internet hosting service. You can find her blogging about all kinds of random things, spanning from technology to social media. While the quality of various hosting companies can vary widely, having 100% up-time is very important for the business or individual to stay productive. So, about web hosting services? Web hosting companies provide several features that vary. Security? Forgoing specials and promotions.
    [Blog] 10 Ways to Reduce Friction in Your Purchase Process
    Including direct order links from your emails or blog posts. When you’re promoting a product or offer in a communication (such as an email or blog post), don’t send readers to a sales page—send them directly to your checkout page, with the product already in the cart. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Tags: Blogging for Dollars Miscellaneous Blog Tips This post was written by the Web Marketing Ninja—a professional online marketer for a major web brand, who’s sharing his tips undercover here at ProBlogger. Curious? So are we! Doing what the big guys do.
    [Blog] No more excuses! Apply these accountability butt-kickers…
    Post a blog about it. Some things in business are easy. The things we’re really good at. They’re the reason we walked the path of self employment in the first place. Our creative genius. The spark. Our flow. We can do it with our eyes shut. It’s magical. Then there’s the other stuff… That which overwhelms us. Makes our eyes glaze over at the slightest thought. We’ll tackle any other task but THAT one. We’d rather. Dust every inch of the house. Wash the car – inside and out until it sparkles. Sort emails into folders to reach coveted inbox zero. And do it willingly. Your mum.
    [Blog] Is Facebook All Wrong About Our Sharing Psychology
    ” In a fascinating blog post titled “ The Liquid Self ” from SnapChat’s in-house sociology researcher Nathan Jurgenson , the case is made that our current notions about social media and identity are restrictive and largely, fraudulent. In this edition of The Baer Facts, I am indeed wearing an Evel Knieval robe, and I talk with  Kyle Lacy  of  ExactTarget  about  SnapChat stories , the new wrinkle from SnapChat that enables users to compile a daily stack of short clips. It’s like GONE gone? In 10 seconds?” Fascinating approach.). Knees get scraped.
    [Blog] The Carrot and Stick of Social Media Disclosure
    The Carrot and Stick of Social Media Disclosure is a post from: Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting. Did you cringe just a bit when you saw the word disclosure in the title? Did you assume this post is all about regulations and company policies that may limit your use of social media for promotions, marketing programs and corporate communications? Well, relax. How can you do this? The 3 Types of Disclosers. How could they have missed the recent ban of Nike tweets in the UK ?) Which sometimes comes as a surprise to the agencies.) Brands
    [Blog] How to Choose a Good Personal VPN Solution
    If you decide to go down the route of using a VPN service provider, Tech Surprise Blog highlights that you should shop around and do some research before you choose one. There are several reasons to get a good personal VPN. For some people, the main motivation is security, as it allows them to use things like public Wi-Fi hotspots (such as you might find in hotels, airport lounges and restaurants) to browse the web without fear of their activity being ‘snooped on’ and their personal data, like their email and social media passwords, compromised. Royalty free photo. How To
    [Blog] What I Wish People Knew: Andrew Norcross
    read the local paper, magazines, blogs, etc. Today’s Wish People Knew is from Andrew Norcross , one of many ongoing responses to this post. I’m delighted to share the more personal side of some of the folks you might know online and that I’ve enjoyed getting to know better. Beneath Andrew Norcross ‘ colorfully tattooed skin and lanky frame beats the heart of a competitor, a guy whose eclectic background as code geek, athlete and punk-scene lifer has coalesced into a fiercely creative, independent and energetic methodology. He knows the languages. So money was usually tight.
    [Blog] Now Is Really Gone
    New draft material continues to be created, and some of it is blogged here in the Really Gone category. I’m happy to announce that I am currently writing the second edition of Now Is Gone ( Bartleby, the Publisher ), which will be released in 2011. Only a few hundred copies of the book remain in stock. Before describing planned changes for the second edition, it’s really important to thank Engage Author Brian Solis for his work in writing the introduction, consulting on direction and content, and promoting the first Now Is Gone. If you don’t own Engage, you should.
    [Blog] Either You Love or Hate Twitter | Spin Sucks
    Our conversation led me to thinking about a comment I made a few months ago on my friend Maureen Blandford’s blog. It was even hard for me to tweet our blog links, but I figured out that if you do it by engaging people, it works so much better than selling it yourself. After I said Twitter is just a big networking event, Maureen thought I should blog about it. even write about it in my blog ( [link] ) and talk about the time issues and people’s reservations about logging on. The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain?
    [Blog] Autoresponders on ‘Roids
    Darren has written a lot about how he has evolved his autoresponder sequences on his blogs. Segment B: Blog Commenter: if you’re requesting people include their email addresses when they post comments, match against that to determine how connected they are to your blog. Segment C: Community Member: if your blog includes a forum, chances are you’ll have a record of user email addresses from your forum signup process. These are fresh faces to your blog. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips. Tags: Blogging for Dollars Curious? So are we! Share This.
    [Blog] 19 productivity and time management apps for 2016
    Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. You know what they say, ‘time is money’. And, rightly so! Productivity and time management go hand in hand. While you cannot buy time, you sure can buy tools to better manage it and use it in the most productive manner. The fact that technology has bombarded us with countless tools for managing our work life makes it easy for us to improve our productivity levels, especially when everyone is running short on time. Managing your schedule is not some sort of rocket science.
    [Blog] Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism?
    Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Social Media , Strategy > Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism? Joe Cascio January 9, 2009 at 12:00 am Sign me up!! :) I blog, I vlog, I podcast. at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N? H?k? So I had this great idea! And post 2-3 videos?
    [Blog] Online Phone Number Revelation Prompts Calls, Texts
    But when I tried to explain that putting a phone number on the Web wasn't all that different from having one's personal number in the local yellow pages, it didn't always compute - even after years of having my number publicly posted on my blog, in my e-mail signature, and even in the footer of my RSS feed, so anybody can call for any reason they like. I Was Warned My Phone Number Was Online Despite the number being so visible for the better part of five years, it's never really been an issue. Lots of people. Others wanted to let me know, in the event I hadn't already found out. privac
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    [Blog] Are Digital Devices Making Us Less Creative? | Spin Sucks
    17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. Our brains need downtime; we need to digest information in order to think more strategically.  We have too much information and it’s really impossible to filter it,&# Mikhail tells 60 Minutes. But I don’t know if I remember what real downtime feels like.  All good.
    [Blog] No patience for the ROI of Social Media discussion
    In a blog post last week, Dell revealed that it has generated more than $2 million in revenue from @DellOutlet, one of its many Twitter sites. In a blog post a few weeks ago called - Why is measuring Lead Gen in Social Media so hard? - I detailed a few ways that companies used to track lead generation such as: a unique 800 number in their white papers or a unique hotlink or email address embedded in their white papers. These would be only accessible via the various social media outposts they use to share their story like on RSS, syndicated Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter.
    [Blog] Who Are We When No One Knows Our Name?
    What Carra says won’t resonate with everyone though. I got a lot of criticism earlier this year and most of it from people without real-world names on Twitter or the comments on this blog. I read a great line in a post by Carra Hughes Greer on “ Virtual Values “ In it, Carra discusses the virtual reality of things like ethics, morality and values, citing bullying and therefore cyber bulling as one of her main examples that the online world is by no means an ethical utopia, but requires the same kind of social awareness that we have offline. really resonate with this.
    [Blog] Harvard Business Review #Fail, Poop Talk and Influence
    The Problem with Blogging – this is a great read from Valeria Maltoni that anyone with a blog should really give a quick read. Good morning and hello winter! I am not sure about where you live, but in New England Ole Man Winter had his coming out party with every morning of the week starting at either below or at freezing. It has been great to dust off the winter coat and gloves even if there hasn’t been any of the white stuff. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and that you have a good weekend teed up. Thanks in advance and catch you next week. Don’t believe me?
    [Blog] Top Tips to Let Go of Fear
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Image via Flickr user audiolucistore. This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Louden. . What I’m about to tell you is the most overlooked key to being a successful teacher – as well as a successful business owner, parent, writer, athlete, and all around happy human being. It’s the precursor to more sales, to repeat business, to turning customers into raving fans, to your ideas having a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your students, readers, and clients. It’s also how you unlock your own potential to thrive.
    [Blog] Why You May Want to Date Online
    Ari Herzog invites you to join his Facebook blog community. The following is written by Brianna Phillips. It used to be the way to find a date was going out to the bars, being set up through mutual friends, meeting at the gym, or by merely holding onto the hope of running into a tall, dark and drop-dead gorgeous stranger in the produce section of [.] Please continue reading Why You May Want to Date Online and leave a comment if inspired. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Recent comments Recent comments. Features
    [Blog] Meet The Founder of The Bees Awards
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare Blowing Bottles With Viral Potential » Meet The Founder of The Bees Awards Posted by Jonas Klit Nielsen Jul 6th, 2010 Tweet Last Saturday, July 3 rd , I met up in San Francisco with the founder (Bastien) and the creative executive (Cara) behind the first international social media award for marketing and communication professionals. This post is more about the founders thoughts behind the why, how, when etc.
    [Blog] Experts in the Industry: Josh Hilliker (56 of 45)
    kept a journal, updated my blog almost daily and in the end it made for the best trip report I had ever taken as the data was real time and I wrote what I heard, felt & discovered. Upon returning to the states I started to see the trend emerging and at that point I realized that I wanted to blog more, participate heavier and join the online world in a new way. Today's special guest is one of my very first podcast victims at Office 2.0 in 2007. Not only is he a cool guy but he's always been willing to help me out on webinars, etc. Why am I good at it? motor on!! Grove.
    [Blog] Experts in the Industry: Shannon Paul (57 of 45)
    For the project I launched a blog about literature that absolutely nobody read, but through that project, I learned how blogs work, a bit about HTML, what an RSS feed is, etc. It was during that time that I started reading blogs about blogging and social media. What a great day to feature my friend (on Twitter and IRL), Shannon Paul. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Shannon last week at SXSW in the blogger's lounge, at the Social Media Club meeting and at a variety of parties across the event. Then I found Twitter and forget about it. have ideas.
    [Blog] Preparing Students and Young Professionals for the Business World.
    guest lectured at DePaul a few weeks ago and part of the discussion we had there was about creating a blog. Create a blog! Check out I’m Working On It to see what I mean…we all read her blog and most of us have more experience than she does. Use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs to build online relationships with these people. Comment on their blogs. Blog about tree frogs!! also started a blog to document my experiences at work and school and I am loving it! LOVE the blog! Blog Roll Book Rec. But I’m baaack!
    [Blog] Why Use a Facebook Fan Page for Your Business?
    Next post: Facebook Changes Connect with Grandma Mary Categories blogging case study Facebook Facebook Events fun Getting Started interview Linkedin Other Social Tools Pep Talk Reviews RSS SEO Social Bookmarking Social Media social media case studies Text only Twitter twitter street walking Video Workshop YouTube How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Latest Tweets Im planning on it! October 22, 2009 Still questions on why people should create a Facebook Fan Page for your business. break it down for you in this video tutorial.
    [Blog] Facebook Like – I don't like it
    Leave a Comment Previous post: Twellow Tutorial Next post: Follow Friday – Some Remarkable People Connect with Grandma Mary Categories blogging case study Facebook Facebook Events fun Getting Started interview Linkedin Other Social Tools Pep Talk Reviews RSS SEO Social Bookmarking Social Media social media case studies Text only Twitter twitter street walking Video Workshop YouTube How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Latest Tweets Im planning on it! You can only see the Fans who were already your friends.  Thanks for your comment!
    [Blog] Hidden Twitter Retweets
    Leave a Comment Previous post: Follow Friday – Some Remarkable People Next post: How to Use Facebook Favorite Pages Connect with Grandma Mary Categories blogging case study Facebook Facebook Events fun Getting Started interview Linkedin Other Social Tools Pep Talk Reviews RSS SEO Social Bookmarking Social Media social media case studies Text only Twitter twitter street walking Video Workshop YouTube How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Business Latest Tweets Im planning on it! Some of them are hidden in the web application of Twitter.  Phooey.
    [Blog] Finalist For Best Business Book 2011, Finalizing New Mobile Industry Guide
    Check out the Digital Natives website and blog here. It’s exciting times at MobileGroove. The contributors to this book include the editors  Michelle Manafy and  Heidi Gautschi , as well as Mary Ann Bell, Shashi Bellamkonda, Sarah Bryans Bongey, Jami L. Carlacio, Albert M. Erisman, Brynn Evans, Susan Evans, Lance Heidig, David Hubbard, Richard Hull, Marshall Lager, Christa M. Miller, Emilie Moreau, Carolina M. Reid, Michael Russell, Arana Shapiro, Dan Schawbel, Rebecca Rufo-Tepper, and Robert J. Torres. Millennials are mobile. But it’s a two-way street. Guide goes live.
    [Blog] Delicious' Decline Already Evident In Traffic, Sharing Trends
    In 1999, I wrote a story (this is pre-blog, so I'd love to say "post") on Internet Valley's Web site about how Compaq was not leveraging Alta Vista after they acquired Digital Equipment Corp. I've personally tagged more than 3,000 items in the last few years, most of them capturing external links to the blog. The age-old guidance of buying low and selling high has appeared to escape the halls of Yahoo! If we ignore the Microsoft and Yahoo! acquisition dance of 2008 , which ended up in Yahoo!'s Yesterday's news leaked that Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo! Buy high, kill.
    [Blog] A Day I’ll Always Remember
    Blogging Success Summit – 23 Tips From Blogging Top Dogs. And as one chapter ends, another begins. Today is the official release date of The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter & More Social , my new book co-written with my friend Amber Naslund about how companies need to retool from the inside out to meet the real-time business challenges presented by social media. Many of you have purchased the book , and I thank you vigorously. Some of you have received it and have begun reading it. Engineer a New Bedrock. Find Talent You Can Trust. And Again.
    [Blog] How to Deal with Brand Controversy on Social Media
    From the Monsanto blog to the America’s Farmers campaign, the social media team makes sure to address negativity while also creating positive content surrounding the brand. Janice Person, Monsanto @JPlovesCOTTON. Janice Person , Social Media Director for Monsanto , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dealing with controversy on social media, respecting transparency, and proactive versus reactive social media strategies. Read on for some of the highlights and tweetable moments, or listen to the full podcast. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now . Tweetable Moments.
    [Blog] Why You’re Pissing Off Half Your Facebook Fans
    analyzed my Top 6 blog posts for 2011 by total page views, and am re-running them this week as a “greatest hits” compilation. (Happy Holidays! This is #4. One of several posts I based on the outstanding research from my clients and friends at ExactTarget on how we REALLY use social media. Enjoy. – Jay). Sure it has 600 million members and is significantly more compelling than any film made by Nicholas Cage in the past five years, but even with those inherent advantages, Facebook for business is hard. Those are just the operational challenges. Downright Scary WTF?
    [Blog] Google Give PR Pros a Holiday Gift
    ” The official Google search blog. According to SearchMetrics, the winners in this new search landscape will be news sites or blogs, broadcast sites, and video portals. Are you using your blog to best effect? In the summer of 2010 Google completed the Caffeine update, which allowed them to rapidly index fresh content across the web. This week Google announced that they had done another major update based on freshness of content to cope with the burgeoning amount of social content available online. Why is this such a gift to PR? Trending hot topics.
    [Blog] Simple and Easy
    Writing a blog post on a consistent, frequent basis is not easy, but it is simple. A lot of business owners are looking for easy. Some call easy, simple. Yet, simple can sometimes be hard. Easy is not always lazy. Simple and Easy are not the same, and there can be great value in both. We We use an acronym for EASY – though it’s more for the decision-making than the work or practice. Christopher Penn writes, “ Easy is a minimum amount of effort to produce a result ,” and follows with “ Simple is the removal of everything except what matters.”
    [Blog] How to Get More Followers and Give Back at the Same Time
    Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Courtney Mroch @HauntJaunts Courtney Mroch blogs about paranormal tourism on Haunt Jaunts and her adventures with social media on her new blog, The Sociable Scribe. The project turned out to be Haunt Jaunts , my travel blog for restless spirits. This was my way of not only increasing my blog’s visibility and my Twitter followers, but also showing readers they’re valuable to me in more ways than one.
    [Blog] Spammer of the Week Episode 1: Ad2Me
    It’s not just restricted to blogs, mind you. It might be a comment left on this blog, or an email I receive, or a lovely Facebook spammer (something I’ve written about before ). Comment spam is a pain in the ass. If you’re a blogger, you’ll know yourself how much fun it is to clean up spammy comments left by companies desperate to shill their services. Emails, Facebook Pages, Twitter direct messages, etc – all a lively source of some of the crappiest and most blatant spamming approaches around. Crabby post? Maybe? Fed up of spammers? Always.
    [Blog] Getting (Marketing) Things Done
    If it’s blogging, then set your writing schedule and post–come what may. 23 September 2010 Tags Age of Conversation authority blogging blogging tools blog tools book reviews books branding building community business plan business tactics cluetrain Conversations credibility economics economy evangelists FAQ getting started GTD human innovation Leadership Linchpin links marketing Networking notebooks partnerships periodic review real-world examples relationships Remarkable SOBCon social media literacy social media strategy Suggestions think! Here’s how.
    [Blog] Priceless in so many ways…
    The combination of the importance of the leaked content, and the fact that it was disseminated with the maintstream media made for something which grew beyond most anonymous blog posts or forum messages, for example. I was originally going to write that even if it had just made a handful of the governments and companies which engage in behaviour damaging society pause to reconsider, then it had done something valuable – at which point a paradox hit me. Information to action: The interesting thing for me is what comes after the information is released.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Blog] Which Tasks Matter Most
    I’m late writing this blog post. I don’t have any “extra&# posts in drafts waiting to go. But I’m also due to send out my Blog Topics newsletter, which people have paid to receive. also have work to do in promoting my other projects like Kitchen Table Companies. also have to give my part to the HBW newsletter that we send out Tuesday. But which tasks matter most? How do you decide? What are you doing in your own business to decide what matters most? So I’m asking you. Which tasks in YOUR business matter most to you? How do you organize your day?
    [Blog] Ignore malware warning – site is safe
    Thanks for reading the blog and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. If you see a malware warning when you click on a link to a post on SocialFish, please rest assured that the site is clear and safe to proceed to (we did find malicious code several weeks ago). Google is super slow to clear it on their end, unfortunately, so the malware warning some people are now seeing states that malicious code was found 3 times in the past 90 days.  We’re trying to figure out how to ask Google to sort it out. Maddie. Potluck
    [Blog] The Best Kind Of Content Curation Is …
    One reason it has become so popular is that it doesn’t take as long to compile a list of links on a particular topic and add those to a blog post as it does to create new, original content. Content curation has become a popular way for bloggers and online marketers to create new content for their audiences. But … and here’s the rub … original content is better for you and your readers. It’s less filling, goes down easier, and tastes better. Not to mention, it helps your content rank better and provides more value for your readers. Don’t believe me?
    [Blog] Tweetdeck to Facebook: See Ya Later!
    But that’s not all that Tweetdeck recently announced on its blog. Tweetdeck is dropping Facebook like a hot potato. beautiful relationship has come to an end. They’re also dropping some of their own apps, including Tweetdeck AIR, Tweetdeck for Android, and Tweetdeck for iPhone. That means they are going fully web-based. Of course, Tweetdeck’s web-based platform has been increasing in popularity. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices. Social Media facebook Tweetdeck
    [Blog] Quora Gets A Boost From Bing
    Earlier this month, WebProNews reported that bloggers can now embed Quora quotes into their blog posts. Bing, the search engine, has recently started promoting specific Quora content in its search results sidebar. If you search for information on Bing and you are logged in, you’ll see a sidebar featuring your Facebook friends who have posted information or liked information about that subject. If those friends are also on Quora, then you’ll see a link to an answer they’ve provided on Quora with a snippet. This is a cool feature. Social Media bing Quora
    [Blog] Google+ Adds Ripples
    Let’s say, for instance, that you share a post from your blog. Have you ever wondered where your social media posts went after you shared them? Whether you were on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or somewhere else? Well, Google+ is making that possible. It’s really a recycled idea from the Wonder Wheel. Remember that Google product? Not many people used it, but some people did. It essentially allowed you to search for a keyword then see what related keywords return in their SERPs. Then you can look at related keywords to that keyword, etc. Here’s an example.
    [Blog] How To Get Instant Credibility
    By writing a book on your topic and offering it for sale on your blog or website, you tell your prospects and your customers that you are a person who knows your business. If you are a small business owner and trying to pave a path to your door for your customers to follow in getting to know you better and do business with you, then the one thing you should prioritize above everything else is writing a book. That’s right. Writing and publishing a book will give you instant credibility. Here’s why. When people hold something tangible in their hands, they know it’s real.
    [Blog] Ready For Your Facebook Timeline?
    Why not the head to your blog or website? According to John Jantsch , Facebook’s new Timeline will be rolled out to everyone on October 14 (but you can get yours early, he says). haven’t seen anything yet that says the official date is October 14, but I’ll take his word for it. The question I have for small business owners is, Are you ready? This could be the most important change to Facebook for small business owners since Fan Pages. In fact, you’ll have the option to exchange your fan page for a subscriber base. But should you do that?
    [Blog] Where Does Internet Marketing Begin?
    Are you subscribed to their newsletters and blogs? What is the beginning of Internet marketing for your small business? If you thought I was going to say your website, sorry to disappoint you. Effective Internet marketing begins long before you start building your website. Internet marketing begins with research. There are three really important areas of key research that you should undertake before you do anything online. Keyword Research – Not necessarily first, but definitely not least. Competitive Research - Who is your competition? What are they doing and what have they done?
    [Blog] Klout Now Measures 10 Social Media Websites For Influence
    Among the services that Klout now tracks are: Tumblr – A blogging platform somewhat like a cross between Twitter and Blogger. Klout just keeps getting better. recently noticed that the service has added several other social media services to its metrics, which increases its value a hundred-fold (though I’d still say it’s overly weighted toward Twitter). Flickr – The photo sharing platform. Blogger – Which needs no introduction. – A site for uploading and sharing your favorite music. Instagram - A photo sharing site for the iPhone.
    [Blog] 5 Tips for Brands to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Latest Update
    Twitter’s blog offers the instructions below : Photo Tagging on TwitterPhoto Tagging on Twitter. New Twitter Layout April 2014. As you have likely already seen, Twitter began implementing a new design this week that has a major impact both on the interface and functionality of the site. The new look shares many similarities with Facebook and focuses more on improving the overall user experience while making it easier to navigate and filter through tweets. The most visible area of the latest Twitter upgrade are the changes to profile and cover images. Latest Mobile Functionality.
    [Blog] 9 iPhone Apps for the Introverted Socialite
    Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus Find Me: Get Updates by Email Pages About Contact Disclosures Guest Post Guidelines How to Pitch Me Lifestream Blogroll Alyssa Gardina In This Economy? Colin Alsheimer Digital & New Media Strategist About Lifestream Contact How to Pitch Me Guest Post Guidelines Disclosures RSS Feed Twitter Facebook 9 iPhone Apps for the Introverted Socialite By Colin – 11/19/2009 Posted in: Social Media , Tools , internet marketing Share I'm going to let you in on a secret.  Despite what you may or may not think, I'm an introvert.  Shared.@agardina
    [Blog] The Online Community Secret Sauce
    Ever had someone visit your store, buy your product, or even read your blog who is a huge fan? People ask me all the time what my secret sauce is for online community building and I always make some self-deprecating comment about how my mom pays people a lot of money to be nice to me. But I’ve really been thinking about what it is that creates such a strong sense of community and why they want to continue giving. And not just the Spin Sucks and Arment Dietrich communities, but all of our communities. And it’s not easy work. Human beings. Humility. No one likes an egomaniac.
    [Blog] Use QR Codes to create a mobile vCards and websites with Tappinn
    Of course that lead me to following Nick Ford on Twitter and subscribing to Tappin’s QR Anywhere blog. Nick’s tagline on the QR Anywhere blog reads “Captain of the QR Code galaxy&# and he’s not lying. If you read his blog you’ll find out that he’s been waiting for QR Codes to take off in the USA for a while and he has Tappinn in prime position to be a leader in the space. As in a few of my previous blog post about QR Code analytics platforms here and here Tappinn is one of the best. Thanks Nick!
    [Blog] Blogger Support Resources
    I’m fortunate to know a number of helpful people in the world of blogging tools and software and design. The team at 9seeds are doing all my development work and all my site support at this time (well, except for 1 blog, but that’s out of a dozen). I met John Hawkins at a WordCamp in Las Vegas and never looked back. They have innovative design and work well beyond just blogs. Blog Wranglers. Jim and Don at Blog Wranglers can help. Tags: Promotion blogging Here are some services that I think might be useful to you: StudioPress. 9seeds.
    [Blog] SXSW – Addieu makes it easy to connect on all social networks with people you meet
    Prior to SXSW I’ve been thinking about my blog/content strategy and/or how I plan to cover the event. This is my third year attending SXSW and the first two years I did a lot of podcasting, interviewing, live streaming and live blogging sessions but for 2011 I think I&# m going to have a simpler approach and write about various people and startups I meet during the conference. Yes, I’m already in Austin, TX for SXSW interactive 2011 and extremely excited about conference this year while feeling a bit overwhelmed at the same time. Your address book entry is your login.
    [Blog] Level 5 Leaders Need Level 5 Employees | Spin Sucks
    This can be tricky to do in an interview setting or based off a resume, but if you research them from a social media aspect (do they blog? 17, 2010 #FollowFriday: The Bike Whisperer A Rose By Any Other Name…Might Not Be As Marketable Blog: Share Your Link Love Spinonomics Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm? The Ghost Blogging Debate The Age-Old Question: Can I Pick Your Brain? Blog Roll Book Rec. What about Generation Y? Last year, Gini wrote an article on CEO Leadership Skills: What Does It Take To Be Level 5? Speak up.
    [Blog] My one prediction for 2010: Access denied « Online Community.
    The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. StatCounter Blog Stats 66,103 hits Recent Readers View Entire Community Provided by MyBlogLog Pages About Angela Book Reviews Who is @Communitygirl? Blog at shared my thoughts on this over on SiliconAngle, where I am a contributing writer and decided to cross-post for you. But I do have one and I feel rather strongly about it. Great. But that’s us.
    [Blog] Brand influence vs Consumer influence – Who will win the fight.
    love the idea of the consumer empowerment by social media, actually this blog is all about that, but I think there has to be a balance in communication power between brand and consumer. Advertisement blog comments powered by Disqus Top Videos Previous Entry SES London 2010: Get ready – it is kicking off on Monday Next Entry TFM&A starts tomorrow SMC QUOTE “.As Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Brand influence vs Consumer influence – Who will win the fight? Yes, it is. Valid XHTML 1.0
    [Blog] All Saints Dress & Christian Louboutin Wedges
    If you’re thinking of going to Santorini, check out my Best Things To Do In Santorini blog post. I’ve had this All Saints dress for years…it’s an old faithful. love the way it falls, it creates a nice silhouette but doesn’t overly cling. The straps are made of rope…making it quite heavy at the top, easy to wear…but hell trying to keep it on a hanger! On holiday in Santorini recently, I paired the dress with some Christian Louboutin wedges. love these though. Dress // All Saints. Peep toe Wedges // Christian Louboutin.
    [Blog] 7 Steps Towards A Successful Twitter Account For Businesses
    Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Why Stands Out As a Best Practice Old Spice: Successful Social Media Campaign » 7 Steps Towards A Successful Twitter Account For Businesses Posted by Tehneyat Waseem Jul 15th, 2010 Tweet is a great site to figure out how to do things. came across this video which gives you a very easy 7-step-by-step on how to use Twitter if you have absolutely no clue about what it is. Here’s the 7 steps as explained in the video: 1. Make it easy for your customers to make their decision.
    [Blog] Link your AdSense and Google Analytics Accounts for some Profitable Analysis
    click on the AdSense Pages menu item, which opens up a report of the pages on the blog that earned money in the last month, and ranks them by earnings. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Are you an AdSense publisher? Do you use Google Analytics? Have you linked them together? If your answers are yes, yes, and no, you’re missing out on some interesting stats. It’s been possible to link Analytics and AdSense for a while now, but I come across plenty of publishers who are either yet to do so or who are not actually doing anything with this information. Give it a go!
    [Blog] Shiny Object Syndrome: Don’t Fondle the Hammer
    Since the first Now Is Gone was written, this has shifted from blogs to Facebook/Twitter to widgets and applications to iPhone apps to now geolocation networks FoursSquare and Gowalla, as well as Facebook again (thank you, Open Graph ). As unsexy as it is, a blog or a widget may still be your most powerful tool. The following is draft material for the second edition of Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print. Comments may be used in the final edition. You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free.
    [Blog] How BP Swept Dispersants Under the Rug
    Geoff Livingston is a regular contributor to the Live Earth blog. The PR battle continues between Obama and BP ( image by boxhai ). With the climax occurring today between BP top brass and Obama at the White House, another major danger continues to spread in the Gulf, BP’s widespread use of Corexit toxic dispersants. More than 1,000,000 gallons has been deployed by BP in an effort to break up surface and underwater oil. Corexit is deadly. It is toxic and it has even been banned from use in BP’s home country , the United Kingdom. regulators. Details are here.
    [Blog] 3 Proven Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
    You can also promote blog posts to increase traffic to your website. Guest Post by Brian Wilkins The acquisition of new customers grows a small business, but retaining the ones you already have sustains it. 2014 report by BIA Kelsey and Manta found that repeat customers outspend new ones by 67 percent. The report also found that 61 percent of surveyed businesses said half of all their sales come from repeat customers. It’s common knowledge that customer retention is significantly less expensive than acquiring new customers. Organic reach has dropped from 16 percent in 2012 to 6.5
    [Blog] Doing better, Oreos and the Boston Marathon
    Instead of cowering, the company’s COO took to their corporate blog with a commitment to change and spelling out what he really thought about the poll. Who’s ready for spring? I can safely say that I am gladly holding my hand up and hpping that this warmer weather will help kick this nagging cold that I’ve got.  This has been a good week for me as it’s both my and my son’s birthday fell during the week. So it means that there will be a good time and some cake at the Esposito household. mile run that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester : DONATE HERE. Image  Newbirth35.
    [Blog] ICMM Podcast with Scott Carner
    Scott blogs at Scott blogs at Today’s podcast features a discussion with Scott Carner and his new Kindle book In your Shoes: Leadership Advice for the New Leader. Scott’s book has some great advice for leaders and we talk about some of the bigger points: Accountability as part of your business culture. Figuring out how to help your boss. Advice for line-level supervisors. Asking questions to open a dialogue. Communication skills and tools. Organizational systems for people away from a desk most of the time. Working with veteran employees.
    [Blog] How I Got 180,000 Page Views in the First Month of Being Online
    Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. This is a guest post from M. Farouk Radwan of In April 2014, I launched my social network, and by the beginning of May we already had 180,000 page views and a few thousands registered users. Our Alexa Rank jumped from 4 million in the beginning of May to 680K in a very short period of time, and we had more than 5,000 posts made on the network in the first month by our visitors. It seems like a successful launch right? It was the third attempt. Remember when Google plus was an invitation-only site? General
    [Blog] Duck Master Chris Brogan at the Memphis Peabody Hotel
    Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Duck Master Chris Brogan at the Memphis Peabody Hotel by trey on May 31, 2010 There are NO tips, NO habits, NO secrets, NO steps to success in this clip. HOWEVER, if you’ll pay close attention to it, and to the subject, Chris Brogan, you will see a way under-utilized key to success anyway. Chris doesn’t talk about ROI, making money, building connections, or creating compelling content. You already know why he’s successful. Well done, Chris! Amazing.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Blog] Self-Promotion Through Social Media – Don’t Be A Narcissist
    This is a guest post from Cori, is a wildly hire-able freelance ‘ghost’ as well as the creative brains and dubious brawn behind her blog Big Girl Branding. The first half of the title of this blog post is a shining example of an oxymoron, as in: don’t be a moron. You should use your social media accounts—Twitter, Facebook and blogs—to share information. If you want your fans or followers to get hooked, you need to post blogs and tweets on a regular (or in my case semi-regular) basis. Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion. Just sayin’. Cool!”.
    [Blog] Why I’m Writing This On An iPad
    want to be able to deal with email while having alerts for new Twitter replies, or to flip back and forth between a game and a blog post. When the iPad came out I was vehemently against the idea of getting one, for several reasons: No multitasking. No flash video. No USB. railed against the device online, I said similar things on the Social Mediators show and I argued against getting one privately. How things change. I’m writing this post on my shiny new iPad, while sitting on a plane to Montreal. Why the U-turn? Several key reasons. Testimonials. Travel. Multitasking (soon).
    [Blog] Free is Free – or Its Not Free
    Some of the better ways to distribute your expertise are through a blog like this, a YouTube channel , or a Facebook Page. They do charge for access to the blogs, which for the most part is for the superfans – and that’s not me. When you treat your friends and advocates as customers, some will become customers. Those that don’t may spread your message to future buyers. The old model is treating customers like royalty, while encouraging others (via marketing) to become customers so that they can enjoy the same preferential treatment. Here’s an example.
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