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Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? How do you manage the relationships between the people you follow and the tweets they write? Do you feel guilty that you won’t see everyone’s tweets? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? million. love Twitter lists.

When a Tree Inspires You

Ari Herzog

The tree inspired me to write a blog post. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. And the boy loved the tree — very much. And the tree was happy. – Shel Silverstein. photographed this tree on December 2, 2016. It’s easy to stare at this tree as it stands less than 200 feet in front of me. It’s easy to ask aloud, “How old are you?” Musings

6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

Ari Herzog

The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. But reviewing the email submissions from wannabe writers, it is pathetic how frequently people think I will publish anything and it is disappointing they view my blog as a trophy to place on their article marketing case. want you to write for me. What has a cost here? Unique content?

Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! You can visit the archive  and read my initial blog posts about apartment life, later posts about digital marketing, and ultimately about minimalism and productivity. Are you receiving my blog posts by email? Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News birthdayIt’s seen three URLs and numerous designs.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

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It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive. Media bloggingEditors talk.

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Happy 7th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

Today is the seventh birthday of my blog! If you’ve never visited the archive , you can trace my first blog posts about apartment life and the environment and see when I started writing about digital media. want you to know about them and I want my blog to be the conduit. You can sign up here for emailed blog posts. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email.

90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media

Ari Herzog

When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person. The takeaway is clear. You need to be where your customers are.

Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

Ari Herzog

When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4. The Pew Internet & American Life Project indicates your age says a lot about your friends. Generation Xer, my friends today number 334. That number is decreasing every day. But why?

Why 84% of Your Facebook Fans are Lurkers

Ari Herzog

How many times has your social media consultant, the local chamber of commerce, a conference presentation, and your favorite blog encouraged you to create a Facebook fan page? You can understand that 90% of blog readers are lurkers but you don’t understand why you can’t tap into the Facebook market. ” someone cries out to you. ” urges another. What do you do?

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Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

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Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me without asking who I am and what I do? Sign up to receive blog posts by email. If we’re only connected because of a shared interest or geography, is that enough of a reason to sever the weak link? Why am I there? What are yours?

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

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This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. Blogs — “web logs” as they were first called, began to appear. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. This is his story. 2005: Flickr. Do I want to treat Flickr as a serious base for showcasing my photographic works? Or, do I want to use it as a base for experimentation? 2007: Facebook.

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When I Was Hired Sight Unseen

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Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. At the time, its primary competitors were SAP and Oracle (which later bought it). I don’t remember how I found the company. LinkedIn wasn’t yet around but Monster.com was two years old so maybe it was there. It was a short-lived job — but my point is I was hired after two phone interviews. Nobody hires like that anymore. Medi

Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

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Maybe we met for a beer or maybe we commented on each other’s blogs or maybe we tweeted enough times to be considered mutually influential. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Comments …and 29 months after sharing your insights in this blog. First: People were elated I connected with them. Bring on the chaos. Make sense?

Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe

Ari Herzog

It’s a WordPress plugin (and works with other blog platforms or any website for that matter that lets you add code) that lets you record a short voicemail message to any website owner or blogger who has it installed. You can see the voicemail record button on the far right side of this blog post. discovered it today while reading Nate Riggs’ blog. Have

SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly

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Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Imagine my shock when I attempted to invite someone (who I did not know) to join my LinkedIn network: Huh? LinkedIn’s mission is explicit to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.” They could as easily ignored my request and I’d never have seen this pop-up warning.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

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To the non-Facebook users who read my blog, is the commenting system so important to you? If you don’t comment on blogs, it shouldn’t matter what sort of system exists. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Comments Good topic Ari, If a blog requires you to log on to comment. Danny’s reason? Got a question?

Thanks for the support

Ari Herzog

wish the circumstances were different but I’m glad to have my life (and this blog) back. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. On March 26, 2014, I announced my candidacy for State Representative of the First Essex District in Massachusetts. On November 4, 2014, I received 1,122 votes in Newburyport, 278 votes in Amesbury, and 206 votes in Salisbury. Got an idea?

Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

Ari Herzog

He blogged about the struggle of sharing the same information, and in some cases too much information, to everyone. “[My friends] never said as much, but I’m betting they’re annoyed by my daily posts from my blog… I know I’m annoyed when my friends use their personal Facebook only for promoting themselves… I’m going to tire my friends out. didn’t.

Tell That Story But Be Emotional

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. It was a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Maybe an ’89. It was my first car as a high school junior. I got my drivers license a few weeks earlier and Dad bought the used 4-door sedan for me as a gift. The year doesn’t matter because it was totaled that Saturday night. I was a mile from Jeff’s house. I was going to drop him off, having watched “Wayne’s World” at the movies that night. also remember the thud from behind. His sister was with him that night. Jeff first. Musings

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

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Sign up to receive blog posts by email. Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission. Did you know that every photo and video you take — and share on Facebook, Instagram, and other apps — from your smartphone is also sharing the exact latitude and longitude of the location where the photo was taken, enabling hackers, burglars, and pedophiles from knowing where you live? No joke.

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Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.

Ari Herzog

Another takeaway is to stop using social media for sharing big thoughts — and to blog about it instead. The shelf life of your blog post is as long as people link to it, comment on it, and search engines give it high rank. ” If you don’t know if you should be blogging, or need help setting one up, let’s talk. Media blogging Thanks for reading.

How to Gain Productivity

Ari Herzog

There were dozens of blog posts on my Feedly reading list. That happened when I sold a heavy piece of furniture this week, again when I washed and emptied the dishes in my sink, and again today when I removed all those unread blog posts. If you enjoyed this, follow my tweets at @ariherzog and sign up to receive blog posts by email. already feel accomplished. Productivity

Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media

Ari Herzog

Have you visited the blog archive ? The following feature article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. Do you know where Nike’s Just Do It! slogan came from? serial killer was about to be executed by firing squad. When asked if he had any last words, he said, Let’s Do It! The advertiser who transformed this into the Nike slogan said it encompassed everything Nike stood for. So do it.

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

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Sign up to receive blog posts by email. Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. Mashable and other sites spread it the following day. Companies such as J Campbell Social Marketing continue to spread it. It’s everywhere. And, it’s a failure. Who spends so much time creating a hashtag? Do corporate boardroom sessions dedicate time to review these flowchart actions?

How a Brand is Born Online

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Thank you for reading  my blog where I write and explore digital media. This will be a work in progress and I will write subsequent blog posts analyzing what happens. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Top Blog Posts of 2013 Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting Analyze Your Visits to My Blog. Blog News Meet AriHerzogDotCom. On the first day of 2014 I launched a series of social media channels under this name. Follow my brand on this Twitter page. You can be my first. Join me.

…and My Twitter Experiment Dies

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. I thought it would be intriguing to spend a week and tweet like Aaron Lee , Martin Zwilling , and other so-called influencers. The fallacy is I already am an influencer. Over 4,800 people follow @ariherzog. If that’s not a sign of influence, tell me a better one. Why should I try to be someone else?

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

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Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. Thanks for reading my latest blog news and I encourage you to share your thoughts below. Blog NewsSee the current screenshot below.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

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You want to follow my thoughts on digital strategy , blogging, and internet best practices. I won’t be sharing these on my profile anymore; and I created a new page for this purpose. My blogging will definitely increase — and with a slant around my new Facebook page on digital strategy. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing.

Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of ChamberOfCommerce.com. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just a type of phone or a data plan. It’s not just an application or a QR code. Mobile technology is all these things and more. It is a way of life now. Are you being left behind?

Analyze Your Visits to My Blog

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Thank you for reading my blog. suppose I should be blogging more frequently and sharing posts to enable more people to click links and visit. That is a telling statistic compared to my blogging frequency of the past. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News Media Google metrics Many returned.

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. You’re returning here to read more. I’ve been blogging since 2004 (and on this blog since 2007) and with each year comes a swatch of new places for us to connect with each other. Thanks for reading my blog in 2015. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. hope you stick around.

Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

Ari Herzog

I blogged in 2008 about poverty. blogged in 2009 about climate change. blogged in 2010 about water. This year this blog is about food. Media blogging cultureGoodbye pyramids and hello plates. The U.S. Department of Agriculture eliminated their food pyramid earlier this year and created a better representation of the five food groups. The brand is more sensical.

10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

used to accept connection requests from people who commented on my blog and from people I randomly met at conferences. Here’s a blog post I wrote about that bulk unfollowing. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom. Keep your profile updated. Be the latter.

Share Your Blog Here

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Can you describe your blog in a few sentences? All you have to do is scroll to the comment section below, fill in your real name and email address, and type in the URL to your blog. Then, write to your heart’s content to describe your blog. Whatever you write about — internet marketing, mobile devices, gardening, frog leg delicacies, or something more eccentric — this is your chance to share your blog with me and with other readers. Let’s see how many blogs we can all learn about. How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments.

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Testing

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This is a test of a new blog-to-email system. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. If you’re on the list, you should be reading this in your email inbox. If you’re not on the list, click here. Thanks for reading. Related Stories Why I List My Facebook Friends Follow Me, Friend Me, Do Me Wherever Why Foursquare and I Split Up. Media

Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting

Ari Herzog

Phil Gerbyshak asked me to provide background to my last post on Twitter that occurred October 17, wondering if that action had any impact on blog visitors. Keeping in mind that my last tweet was October 17, this blog has seen more unique visitors collectively from September 19 to November 18. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email.

Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu

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When you create a blog using a free platform, such as blah.blogspot.com or blah.wordpress.com, you relinquish control. After migrating this blog from Google’s free platform to a self-hosted WordPress platform in the fall of 2008, I followed Chris Brogan’s blogging advice and contacted Tubu Internet Solutions (affiliate link) to host my blog for $10 a year.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

by Christopher Roberts@Philosophy Blog. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. But is it true?

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

Check related blogs. One of the easiest ways of getting targeted traffic to your blog is from other related blogsblogs that treat issues on the same niche as you. If you are able to find blogs with high and constant targeted traffic already, that is the best, you will profit more. Both iBlogZone and Blog Engage can get you started. Features searc

My Story About Living My Life

Ari Herzog

Before I share it, I want to say this blog post is about me. Maybe they wanted help understanding Twitter or building a Facebook page or designing a blog or starting on LinkedIn. I did it all. Here’s a link to his blog on minimalism. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. A picture by Joshua Becker and a tweet by Kim Garst work together to tell a story.