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Q & A With Michael Stelzner on the “Launch” of Social Media Examiner

Debbie Weil

The site, started in October 2009, publishes fresh content (in the form of blog posts) about social media six days a week: irresistible case studies, how-to’s, interviews with experts, reviews and news stories. spoke at SME’s Blogging Success Summit 2011. I’ve known Michael Stelzner , the man behind the popular online magazine Social Media Examiner , for years.

Q & A With Michael Stelzner on the “Launch” of Social Media Examiner

Debbie Weil

The site, started in October 2009, publishes fresh content (in the form of blog posts) about social media six days a week: irresistible case studies, how-to’s, interviews with experts, reviews and news stories. spoke at SME’s Blogging Success Summit 2011. I’ve known Michael Stelzner , the man behind the popular online magazine Social Media Examiner , for years.

What Does It Mean to “Know” Someone?

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They may be a longtime newsletter subscriber, or we’ve interacted on Twitter or via a Facebook group or on this blog. I posted a "gentle heads-up" on my Facebook page to announce that I’m slowly weeding out "friends" I don’t "know" or at least have some connection with. As I put it: "I joined fb four years ago and initially said yes to every request. Not clear enough.

What Does It Mean to “Know” Someone?

Debbie Weil

They may be a longtime newsletter subscriber, or we’ve interacted on Twitter or via a Facebook group or on this blog. I posted a "gentle heads-up" on my Facebook page to announce that I’m slowly weeding out "friends" I don’t "know" or at least have some connection with. " Oops. Not clear enough. So what does "know" mean?

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

Free for 36 hours: The (Updated) Corporate Blogging Book is $0.00 on Amazon

Debbie Weil

Download The Corporate Blogging Book (Updated Edition) for $0.00. My premise is that blogs, far from being overshadowed by Facebook or Twitter, are the hub of an effective content marketing strategy. My favorite chapter is still Ten Tips to Write an Effective Blog. Hint: always package your blog posts - write about 10 Tips, 7 Mistakes, 5 Rules, etc. promos for your book.

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Friending Over 50: Sex, Lies and Baby Boomers

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How cool that many of them are diving enthusiastically into friending, tweeting, blogging, texting and other social technologies, even as they face what will surely, inexorably, be their final chapter. Photo credit: Joey Devilla. I’ve been searching for a catchy way to describe ( what may be ) the focus of my new book: baby boomers and social media. But it has a nice ring. just wait).

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Why I Love National Grammar Day

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Be sure to visit the NGD site for teaching materials, 10 grammar myths, free e-cards, T-shirts, suggested blogs and more. I’m the kind of person who was REALLY good at diagramming sentences in 4th grade. I can remember my 4th grade teacher drawing out the elegant diagrams. It’s hopelessly old-fashioned to care about it’s versus its. Who versus whom. Affect versus effect.

Q & A with Seth Godin about writing the best-selling Poke the Box

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DW : The book is written in short blog-like riffs. The words book vs. blog. Poke the Box , the first title to come out of Seth Godin’s new publishing venture powered by Amazon, The Domino Project , is selling like hotcakes. The book has been out less than 30 days and you can already read close to 60 five-star reviews on Amazon. Poke the Box is a seamless read. Provocative.

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Repetition is In and Blogging Is Back

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One of the (feeble) reasons I give for not blogging frequently enough is that I don’t like to repeat myself. As I’ve been blogging for eight years I’ve said a. stuff about business blogging. But it turns out that repeating yourself is a good thing when you have a longterm blog. Your blog should have a focus. As for why blogging is back.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

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22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. In the past decade I’ve delighted in traveling to China and Dubai and Paris and London and Montreal and many places in between - most recently to Sydney - to convince marketers and executives that corporate blogging is not a passing fad. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Big announcement soon. 22, 2001.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. In the past decade I’ve delighted in traveling to China and Dubai and Paris and London and Montreal and many places in between - most recently to Sydney - to convince marketers and executives that corporate blogging is not a passing fad. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Big announcement soon. 22, 2001.

Hey, Stop Procrastinating and “Do the Work”

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I know I’m in trouble when I haven’t posted to my blog in several weeks. I can feel the wall of resistance rising higher and higher. My inner voice chatters away: "For godssakes , write a new blog post. " And I’m a "blogging expert." Something. Anything. Panic. What should I write about? What is important enough? Paralysis."

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Revisiting the speaking styles of Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Tom Peters

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Garr also notes: "All three have great stories to tell and useful content to share.". *I sent Guy the manuscript galley of The Corporate Blogging Book. The only thing he really liked was my chapter on "Top 10 Tips to Write an Effective Business Blog." The Corporate Blogging Book was published five years ago… ! Still as true as ever. Good writing is important. It works.

Revisiting the speaking styles of Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Tom Peters

Debbie Weil

" *I sent Guy the manuscript galley of The Corporate Blogging Book. The only thing he really liked was my chapter on "Top 10 Tips to Write an Effective Business Blog." The Corporate Blogging Book was published five years ago… ! The official publication date of the original hardcover edition of THE CORPORATE BLOGGING BOOK was August 3, 2006. It works.

Why I Attend Seth Godin’s Live Events

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It was great to reconnect with Pamela Redmond Satran (we hadn’t seen each other in over 30 years), Elizabeth Marshall of Author Teleseminars and John Moore of Brand Autopsy (he called The Corporate Blogging Book the Best Business Blogging Book ). Through a blog, for example. have not been nearly consistent enough in delivering regular blog posts and e-newsletters.

Secrets of Success Behind Blogging Success Summit

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One of the reasons I’ll be talking about blogs and why they’re your social media hub on Feb. 2, 2011 is that it’s a great topic and one I sincerely believe in. Another reason is that Mike Stelzner, creator of the online Blogging Success Summit , invited me to and he is persuasive. Recipe for a successful blogging conference. Which brings me to my point.

Can You Really Write a Short Book in 8 Weeks?

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Yes, if you start with a bunch of great content you can draw from: blog posts, articles, notes, lists, research. And are ruthlessly focused on shipping something in 8 weeks. But the fact is, it probably does take 10,000 hours to learn how to write well. If not 10,000, then a lot of time over a period of years

Newsjacking: David Meerman Scott’s New Book on Real-Time PR Is Released in Real-Time

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read about the book release on his blog. David Meerman Scott often writes with great clarity about stuff that the rest of us are thinking about but haven’t gotten around to articulating. His newest book, Newsjacking , released today, is no exception. Two things are notable about Newsjacking : 1. the topic is real-time PR and how to get it. That sounds like a real-time book to me.

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Newsjacking: David Meerman Scott’s New Book on Real-Time PR Is Released in Real-Time

Debbie Weil

read about the book release on his blog. David Meerman Scott often writes with great clarity about stuff that the rest of us are thinking about but haven’t gotten around to articulating. His newest book, Newsjacking , released today, is no exception. Two things are notable about Newsjacking : 1. the topic is real-time PR and how to get it. That sounds like a real-time book to me.

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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My Three Words for 2012: Alignment, Quiet and Compassion

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have procrastinated big time on this blog post. Inspired by a number of other bloggers and authors, including Chris Brogan ( Temple , Untangle , Practice ), Jonathan Fields ( Serve, Inspire, Transcend ) and Chris Guillebeau ( Finishing ), I am starting 2012 with three words. I was tempted to say "launching" 2012 because that's what it feels like. More about that in a minute. Quiet.

Context vs. Content: What Sells Your Book

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Seth Godin on The Domino Project blog , Dec. Context is one of those words that sparks a multidimensional image in your head. That is key to understanding why context ( who , where , how , what , why ) has as much to do with the success or popularity of a new book as does the actual content of that book. Who recommended the book to you? That counts for a lot. 16, 2011. Was it the $.99 price?

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Just Because You Can (Publish an eBook), Doesn’t Mean You Should

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It reminds me a bit of blogging. But there are millions of blogs out there. book, whether it's e- or print, has much more gravitas than a blog. The wonderful thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. The unfortunate thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. Sound too harsh? Maybe. Seems obvious, doesn't it? In fact, they will get the opposite result. Write something, anything, hit the button and publish.

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Why Writing a Corporate Blog Can Be Fun (and Profitable Too)

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Read on for the dirt on corporate blogging. Susan is best known for her blogging at GardenRant and award-winning Sustainable and Urban Gardening. She writes for corporate blogs Mahoney’s and Homestead. Anybody out there losing their blogging mojo, like me? Ever notice how many small-business blogs fail? Wanna guest post on this blog? Then another.

Sweets and Tweets: Tony Hsieh Isn’t the Only One Delivering Customer Happiness

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He’s been with Clearspring almost three years and previously advised the Library of Congress on Web and blogging strategy. I’ve known him for just about that long and can say he’s the real deal: generous, savvy about all things social media and a connector. Forget shiny object syndrome. It makes you happy to buy from Zappos. But Hsieh is not the only one doing this.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Do You Know Your Social Media Sweet Spot?

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" My advice: tread lightly if you’re just getting started with a Facebook page or a blog. Your sweet spot is where what YOU want to achieve using social media coincides with what your audience wants. It’s not as easy to find this spot as you might think. Most organizations are engaging in one-way news-dispersing conversations on their Facebook pages. While they may get "Liked" a lot (which requires only a click), their social media content is not prompting fans to take a specific action or provide more substantive feedback. What to do?

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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eMarketer’s New Blogging Report: More Readers, Fewer Writers

Debbie Weil

There are two key points: first, the number of blog readers continues to rise appreciably, while the number of blog writers continues to grow, but very slowly. The word blog continues to have negative connotations. Thus many folks don’t knowingly read blogs. predict that in the near future the word blog will disappear from the main navigation of most sites.

Gotta Run: I Have to Do My (Facebook) Messaging

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Blogging about 26-year-olds makes me feel old. Get ready for some snark. When I watched Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s live streamed announcement of Facebook Messages yesterday I was struck by a couple of things: his presumptuousness, his lack of speaking ability and the insular feeling of the event. First, his presumptuousness: “T alking with high schoolers makes me feel really old ,” he told the audience in a San Francisco hotel. Tell me about it. Spare me. Am I the only person who is starting to feel strangled by Facebook’s increasing hold on my online experience. You’d think Mark Z.

Attention Beta Authors: Get a Professional “Boost” to Publish a Kick-ass Kindle eBook in 8 Weeks

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Please disregard earlier blog entry. The link was incorrect. The cool thing about publishing a book for Amazon Kindle is that you can think of yourself as a Beta Author. It’s easy to take the plunge and commit to publishing a digital book, knowing you can update your book later. And forget BOOK in all caps. When you write an eBook it can be as short as 30 pages. Nor do they care.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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