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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. So how do I organize all of those blogs? In Google Reader, of course. Why I Use Google Reader. Google Reader & Blog Commenting.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. have been using various RSS readers for nearly five years now - Ive tried them all. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. Some of these may work with RSS readers from Newsgator, Bloglines and others but they are written with Google in mind.). Blog RSS Feed. Blogging.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also have the Google Calendar gadget on my Gmail sidebar, so I have an easy way to access my upcoming meetings, appointments, and phone calls. Get notifications via Gmail Notifier : Google Notifier is a small app that tells me about new incoming email, much like Outlook does with its native app. Google Docs. I don’t live in Google Docs. Gmail. Filter! Rapportive.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. Do you want to improve your engagement with your customers and readers? Identify valuable members of your Twitter community.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Keeping up a decent blog that people actually want to take the time to read, that’s much harder. Much faster than on my blog.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it. I did, at one time, make use of an RSS reader called BlogBridge.  I liked that it had the ability  to search through feeds to find specific content.  But little by little Twitter and Facebook have taken over the reader duties for me.  I like that my online communities help surface the content that is most relevant to me and it seems to keep me up to date with news and events.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. RANT ALERT! ) In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. As we think about that module and the fact that for most people, their primary interaction with blogs is to read them, Im growing impatient with this idea from a learning perspective. Week 3-- Blogs.

Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Kikolani

Here are my top 12 tips for making sure you get the most bang for your buck when purchasing conference passes, courses, and ebooks for your blogging education. They are all courses I have taken myself and have found valuable for my blog and my business. Instead of just writing down a tip, write down how you will apply that tip to your blog. Blogging Organize your emails.

Is Your Blog Spiraling Into An Echo Chamber?

Kikolani

Blogging is all about connecting with people and continually making networks of folks who read and comment. Most blog tip sites constantly tell you to “use Twitter or Facebook” to reach the masses. Then they give up their dreams of glory because of all the work it takes, and the blog dies by a thousand little cuts. When I first started blogging in 2001, I was a complete newbie.

How to Get More Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Most people can’t just write a blog post in 15 minutes. If you’re struggling to create enough content, then here are some great ways to get additional content for your blog. Use Google Reader to subscribe to your favorite sources.

Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Kikolani

Thanks to an idea from Michele McGraw on ways to prep your blog before an event, I decided to do two lists for newer readers as well as people I meet at Blog World Expo later this week. Without further ado, here are the posts readers have engaged with the most. Blogging Tips. Blog Marketing. To find your blog on PostRank, use the search bar under Topics.

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on. about iGoogle shutting down – if Google can’t find it on the ‘net, nobody can – but I’m sure there are services nearly as good.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Use WWSGD to include a little message before or after each of your posts, asking readers to subscribe to your RSS feed (or buy you a drink). Flickr Creative Commons Search This is my go-to source for photos for the blog and presentations. Despite being free, Google keeps adding functionality to Google Analytics.

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

Kikolani

Use this tool to really start talking to your Twitter community vs. broadcasting at them. 2. Promote your blog posts with discussions on Twitter. Invite people to come and talk about your latest blog posts on Twitter. How to Participate in a Nestivity Community. Participation in a Nestivity community is easy. How to Setup Your Nestivity Community. Bloggin

Five models of content curation

SocialFish

This is a pretty good deconstruction of how we actively curate content for you here on SocialFishing, and it’s a useful way to think about particular kinds of posts you could be posting on your association or nonprofit blog relative to your industry topics. Let’s run through them quickly, and I’ll point to an example of each from this blog. We like them a lot.

5 Sure Fire Social Media Tactics To Jump Start Your Job Search

Jason Yormark

Personal Blog – I can’t say enough about how having a personal blog that you contribute to regularly can stand you out from the crowd. Make the commitment to creating and writing to a personal blog 1-2 times a week, and you’ll be amazed at what doors can open up for you. How To Blog More Effectively Part 1: Keywords Social Media-ize Your Blog 5 Steps To A Professional Grade Blog On A Budget. It’s this keyword list that you should use regularly to describe yourself in your social media profiles and the blog posts that you write. Good luck!

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. For blogs, the answer is simple : your blog should be treated as more than just a platform to self-promote. month?

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. Your blog has to be excellent. Slow down!

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

discovered many of them tend to quit, lose hope, or even become less dedicated to their blogs when it seems they are not seeing any result for a period of time. In blogging, however, we all know that there is nothing like overnight success and you will only get what you put into it. You will notice that all these blogs did not just start yesterday or even last year. Clearly!

Sharing Content in Another Stream

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Sharing Content in Another Stream Written on January 21, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , social media , twitter 21 Comments - Leave a comment! Sure, I push my Google Reader shared items through FriendFeed and I share a handful of posts daily through my Twitter account.  Go for it.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. Some of the blogs I read on any given day range in topics from SEO blogs , real estate blogs , social media blogs , and blogs about blogging. First, you’ll need a Google account.

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Why I Share What I Share

Kikolani

I feel like I’ve been in a more opinionated mood recently, and I hope that is alright with you, my readers. In the last few weeks, I have been changing up my strategies quite a bit, from taking the time to comment on blogs to turning off my Twitterfeed and other social media automation services. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to read every article that all of the blogs I follow write. How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting. Benefits of Blogging – Building a Community. BloggingChanging My Approach.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that “The secret of getting your content shared by more people isn’t always producing better stuff – sometimes it’s making better connections or just thinking a little differently,” Courtney Seiter shares 15 strategies for getting making your great content “go that extra mile,” such as forming alliances, joining communities and rewarding sharers. ” phase.

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s by Tamar Weinberg on February 23, 2010 Share A few weeks ago, I posted about the seven characteristics of highly effective online video. Read a lot.

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#FollowFriday: Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Spin Sucks

She’s a fun part of our community and wicked smart! Free Traffic Tip is where you can find her blogging every day. Every Friday you can find a new tool to use, such as extensions you can use with Firefox, using different colors and fonts without knowing how to program, or using Google Reader more efficiently and effectively. And we’re back! Go ahead.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

Curate from curators – newsletters, communities, etc. Curate from curators – newsletters, communities, etc. They browse communities where stories are gathered and upvoted — crowdsourced curation, more or less. These are your go-to sites — maybe an unknown blog, or a low-traffic section of a major news site. Er, try a very specific Google search. Search

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

This was sparked by the death of Google Reader, which depressed me so much that I stopped reading blogs altogether for a while.  (By the way – I am currently using Feedly, but only reluctantly, and I’ve discovered I was tired of reading what I was reading, so culled it down to around 30 blogs. Anyway. It was a breaking point. ” Read more. ” 2. 

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Shannon Paul is a social media manager at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and blogs on social media for business at Very Official Blog. Shannon’s Little Known Social Media Secret : One of my secrets is to be a fierce editor. I’ve edited a lot of blog posts and with new writers especially, I almost always invariably move the third paragraph to the top.

Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

SocialFish

If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. ——————— Your blog’s most important asset is its community, and the most committed part of your blog’s community is its subscribers. Thank you so much Phil! What’s not to like?

5 MUST READ links this week

SocialFish

I’m still struggling to dig out from #12NTC  – by the way, all of the notes from all of the sessions can be found here – and one of my most important tasks when I got home was to dig through my Google Reader and catch up on all the posts I missed during the week I was away in San Francisco. Here’s the Google Blog post on the latest redesign).

Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

Just last year, I was running this blog on a self-hosted Wordpress instance, the same server I was running SocialToo.com. Being a one-man show at the moment (I do most of this on the side so I can help out the LDS Church with their Social Media efforts), occasionally that server would go down as a result of heavy activity on SocialToo, and with it, my blog as well. The Choices.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Many educators in successful schools are involved in their schools professional learning community and perhaps they even collaborate with other schools in the district, city, state, country or beyond, but Innovative Educators also have personal learning networks (PLNs) enabling them to connect with other learners around the globe. 2-Pick 5 Blogs you find interesting and start reading them.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

” The collection here provides guidance on getting the most out of Google+, Facebook and Twitter, as well as network-specific spam definitions and keyboard shortcuts. Google+, for example, allows you to link to as many of your other social profiles as you choose”) as well as specific suggestions for getting the most out of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Corey Eridon walks readers through the process of setting up the “new” Twitter profile page (okay, it’s been a few months now but a lot of Twitterers still haven’t done it) to add a larger header image, then highlights some creative examples from various media outlets, brands and organizations. Two new features for self-service advertisers by Twitter Advertising Blog.

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Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Business , Marketing , Social Media > Social Media Strategy from A to Z Social Media Strategy from A to Z by Tamar Weinberg on May 28, 2010 Share Social media might be old. Blogging. Who said that blogging was dead? If you can blog, you should. Join the Community.

Finding Fresh Voices

Justin Levy

have been seeking out fresh voices in two main ways: Google Reader – A few days ago I went through all of my feeds, analyzed the stats and unsubscribed from blogs that weren’t providing value to me any more. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader.

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6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

It doesn’t rely on free search traffic from Google. If you’re struggling to get people to your blog, Saas offering, eCommerce store or other kind of website, it could just be the key ingredient you need to take your traffic and income to the next level. Launch This Year : A 20,000+ strong community of people launching an online community this year.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t shy away from giving your community the information needed to find you elsewhere both online and offline. Don’t post it on your blog. Let it be posted on every social platform of choice and then watch as it seeds through other communities (which is likely to happen and shows that your marketing is viral). always make time to read your blogs! Want one?

Are Blog Comments Dead? | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Are Blog Comments Dead? Written on July 30, 2010 by Justin Levy in blog , community , facebook , interactions , social media , twitter 23 Comments - Leave a comment! But, I probably comment on about 75% less blogs than a year or so ago.  I know, I need to improve on that.