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Waxing UnLyrical

Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping. The world doesn’t need another fashion blog, yoga site, or recipe roundup.

Tips for Creating a Profitable Trade Show Experience

Spin Sucks

You can: Blog about the upcoming event and your company’s involvement. Share images of your booth (and a map highlighting your booth’s location) on Flickr and your other social networks. You can: Have someone in the booth to live blog the event using your event hashtag. Email the hot prospects with something of value, such as a valuable or educational article or blog post.

Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

This used to be a classic SEO “trick” and not best practice, but easy and fast to do because of the amazing ability of blogs. We now call them “splogs” or spam blogs. And some blog owners code their site to use the “nofollow” tag, which tells Google to ignore any links in comments.But heh, be a friend and leave a blogger a comment! Drupal).

5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog


Image via Flickr user Liquine. This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key elements in what makes a blog “make it” or not. Key #1: Make Sure Your Blog is Visually Great. So what makes a good-looking women’s blog? General

10 Steps To Help Turn Your Blog Into A Number 1 Bestselling Book


Image via Flickr user triedandtruetutoring. Although not everybody wants to make money from their blog, it is  undoubtedly the goal for many. wanted to share some of the tips that helped me first of all get the book published, and secondly, how blogging helped it to the top of the book charts. The really good blogs focus on one thing and they do it well. Find your niche.

8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community


There are other people blogging about the same subject as you, maybe better or maybe worse—but, as you probably have figured out by now, content is no longer king; context is. Getting repeat readers who become brand ambassadors for you is pertinent to the success of your blog. There are a lot of great blog posts about creating communities , but this one is different.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment. As you can see, each has a function and a purpose, used as stools to achieve professional function to old fashioned hanging out. Flickr is where I host my better pictures. Work Networks. Bridge Networks.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jillian Jackson

Spin Sucks

But I do remember being completely compelled to learn more about her after I read her blog, Mama, Things Are Okay. It isn’t just another PR or marketing blog. It’s not another fashion blog. It’s not another sports blog. You can find her on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn , Google+ , Flickr , Pinterest , YouTube , StumbleUpon , Tumblr , and Pandora.

Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

When I sit down to craft a proposal or to build a blog or troubleshoot a marketing problem, I go deep into many layers of experience, technology, human behavior, internet psychology, the client’s budget level, etc. Photo Credit: Mute by woodlywonderworks on Flickr. Consider this yet another free tip from your early adopter, Rox. The bold emphasis is mine. Want to talk to me?

10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog


The list is always growing, and as our offline lives get busier and online worlds more cluttered, our blogs are getting more and more neglected. And while it’s great spending time learning everything the above social sites have to offer, let’s not forget the importance of our own blogs, and the significance of providing readers with quality content. After all, without quality posts, you’ll be slow to take your blog to the next level and will have little original content to push out to your followers. Kill your TV and breathe new life into your blog. School. Friends.

17 Words You Must Use in Your Headlines [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Interested in how to write headlines that make articles and/or blog posts go viral? Image Source: Roadsidepictures via Flickr. 5. Using the word “you” and “your” in titles and headlines is effective because it implies that the information conveyed in the article or blog post pertains to directly to the reader.In Image Source: Jared Cherup via Flickr. Secret.

I Started a Blog But No One Cared | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media I Started a Blog But No One Cared Fri, Jan 8, 2010 Enterprise 2.0   Image Courtesy of Flickr user cogdogblog As many of you know, here at Booz Allen, we’ve got an internal suite of social media tools available on our Intranet – How do I get people to read the blog? Post your blog entry, wiki content, forum thread, etc.

Drive Blog Traffic Without Using Twitter | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

In it, he talks about ways we can each help drive blog traffic without using Twitter. Because that means our traffic is totally reliant on me and my network to get the blog posts retweeted every day. And I tweet blogs of people I respect and admire. But for the core business, the blog isn’t driving as much new business as it could and should. Blog Roll Book Rec.

Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The.

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The Greatest Thing Ever October 14th, 2010 Tweet by Herwin Icasiano; this is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Do you want to know how to do the greatest thing EVER in EASY , numerous steps?!

Keynote: The Social Web Is More Than Tweets the Eye | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Some from clips I had in my archive from 3-4 years ago, some from YouTube, some new video slide shows I made using photos from and also from Flickr. showed them my computer, in WYSIWYG fashion – when I goofed on switching applications, I made a manini mistake and they got to watch as I fixed it. Mahalo Yasmin Dar. Tools of the Trade: Use Twitter. Or Hubspot. Hawai?i

Snooki v. Toni Morrison

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Hector Alejandro via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: NVS_Inc via Flickr, CC 2.0. hope Toni takes her Nobel Prize, melts it down, and fashions a club for beating the stupid out of the student body. Guest post by Brian Meeks. I don’t know Snooki. I can say with confidence. And yet, I feel like I want to write a lengthy rant, mocking her and the show, because of my perceptions.

Starbucks – It’s Time to Brew Some Tweets

Waxing UnLyrical

Image:  bfishadow   via Flickr,   CC 3.0  . And that’s not even mentioning the non-urban population that has imbibed traditional Indian coffee the old-fashioned way, such as Kerala coffee, or Mysore coffee, for generations. With a keen interest in social media, she blogs regularly at In My Humble Opinion. Caffeine. Will it be unrequited? Global reach means global tweets.

How to Use Viraltag to Schedule to Pinterest, Tumblr, and More


These include Canva, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox, and any RSS feed you choose. You will start by uploading an image from your computer, finding an image using Google search, or getting an image from specific networks (Instagram, Picasa, Facebook, or Flickr). You can click on any of them to go directly to the post, pin, Tumblr blog entry, etc. Blogging Final Thoughts.

How Social Media Makes The World A Better Place

Waxing UnLyrical

Just like the glitterati from the worlds of fashion and business, we Twitterati are busy seeking the attention of our followers on the Twitterverse. Image: Geoff Livingston  via Flickr, CC 3.0. With a keen interest in   social  media, she  blogs regularly at  In My Humble Opinion… ;  other passions include singing (professionally trained  for over a decade!), Dushyant K.

Disagreements and Debates Are Good Things

Social Media Strategery

Development Image Courtesy of Flickr User pboyd04 Have you had a disagreement with your boss about the direction of a project? It involves risk-taking, debates, differences of opinion, and often, some good old-fashioned arguments. link] Nike air force Here products xx, has fashion model, superior quality and service, cheap price and updates quickly.I Government 2.0 evangelists.

How could your organization use Instagram?


This post on The Next Web lists ten early-adopter brands using Instagram for news, fashion, behind-the-scenes info, and, really, anything visually interesting. The photo-sharing app Instagram hit 5 million users this month, sharing 100 million photos. Maybe. Maybe not. But I’m spotting some very interesting business uses for it. How could you use Instagram?

How Young is Too Young?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging > How Young is Too Young? by Tamar Weinberg on June 10, 2010 Share I started blogging at age 20. Today, there are young bloggers who have their own websites and blogs. Her blog reads better than some blogs I’ve stumbled upon that are written by adults.

Influence is Not a Number

Waxing UnLyrical

My initial reaction (and it’s also in the comment that I left over on the Klout blog post, since I didn’t think it fair to simply write about it here and not comment there as well) is … that it’s very pretty. Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0. Here I go again: Klout does not equal Clout. And while it may in the future, it certainly does not right now.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: digitalbob8 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Shannon Mouton , who blogs at Shannon Sez So , served in health missions in the Caribbean. Image: Shreyans Bhansali via Flickr, CC 2.0. When we talk about building community, aren’t we really talking about getting to know each other in a deeper fashion than that allowed by 140 characters? Social media is an interesting animal.

Interested in Being at the Tip of the Spear? Be Prepared for…

Social Media Strategery

Development , Social Media   Image courtesy of Flickr user Percita Over the last three years, I’ve met a lot of people who are their organization’s social media evangelist, lead, POC, pioneer, ninja, guru, etc., Recently, I found some wedsites which commodity is colorful of fashion. Recently, I found some wedsites which commodity is colorful of fashion. prepared 4.([link

In Public Relations, The Customer Is Your Media

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: han Soete via Flickr, CC 2.0. I’ve written before about how good customer service is the best kind of PR. Finally I went on Twitter when I’d had enough of the “senior fashion writer&# giving me what I thought was fluff. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, a blog, an online community, you name it – we can reach them directly. Far from it. Sheesh.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

Methodology   Wikis  High Tech  United States  Peter Kim   Bayer   Berocca Blogger Relief pack   Blog/Blogging  Healthcare  United Kingdom  John Galpin   Bank of America   Medal Me! Whittemore   DC Goodwill   The DC Goodwill Fashion Blog   Blog/Blogging  Not for profit  United States  C.B. Blog   Blog/Blogging  Media & Entertainment  Vietnam  ePi.Longo   ePi Tech Inc. Whittemore   Wear-Dated carpet fiber   Wear-Dated Photos on Flickr   Photosharing  Consumer Goods and Services  United States  C.B.

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57 Notable and Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Writtent Blog

Today, your typical brand is investing in original articles, social media, blogs, eBooks and more. We’ve expanded beyond your basic blogs, eBooks, and white papers to incorporate some truly groundbreaking concepts: 1. You can turn your blog into an interactive debate or strategy session with this awesome tool. 6. Old-Fashioned Serials. Top Blogs. Co-Creation.

Everyone’s a curator now…

The Way of the Web

And as always, I was carrying my phone (a Nokia N900 for the record), and taking a mix of personal family pictures and ones which I intended to make public on my Flickr account and possibly elsewhere. And the blog post it inspired was a thought about how the rise of communications technology etc seems to have sucked all the glamour and excitement from air travel. All totally normal.

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach


What this means is that you keep communicating with bloggers regularly and don’t just get in touch with them, when you want a guest blog to be posted. Along the way, if they are willing to give me an opportunity to post a blog on their site, well and good; if not I still would like to keep engaging them at various levels. Photo Credit: Kenneth Yeung on Flickr. Use Google.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools


Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. By continuously monitoring what is written in blogs, discussion forums and other social media, Attentio provides organizations with the ability to listen, analyze and react to what is happening in the “webosphere&#. $. Blog Grader. BlogPulse is an automated trend discovery system for blogs.

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Tailoring Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

In fact, my friend Harrison Kratz recently wrote a post on this blog about the very topic of fundamentals in public relations. Image: Hello Turkey Toe , Flickr, CC 2.0. Last week I went to visit the team at P. Johnson Tailors to pick up a jacket they were making for me. There are similarities and differences between the professions, and in comparison, the PR profession feels young.

Fastrack Adopts Social Media

The Marketing Blog

Yeah, I am talking about embracing of social media by Fastrack,a leading youth fashion brand by Titan. traits in The site has been given the shape of a blog (why are comments closed?) and they’ve used a stand-alone a blogging platform think it’d be much better if the site Flickr stream uses dynamic thumbnails for images. prefer you to check out his blog at [link] [.] The flickr dynamic feed was enabled but we have for now chosen to put specific images and might go to the dynamic feed soon. Theme: Pressrow

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

If your audience hangs out on a blog, you may want to offer that publication some guest posts or even a regular column. If you pick up someone’s work and put it on your blog, or mention a fact without crediting the source, you’re not building shared credibility. Sharing info and giving proper credit where it’s due is also huge in the blogging community. Share.

How to Get an Influencer's Attention

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > How to Get an Influencer’s Attention How to Get an Influencer’s Attention by Tamar Weinberg on March 24, 2010 Share Influence is everywhere, but it’s up to you to spot it. Dharmesh also blogs at No hype.

On Pink High Heels, Holi and International Women’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twicepix via Flickr, CC 2.0. Photo: Shashi Bellamkonda via Flickr, CC 2.0. If anything, people should be super-awed at the fact that we can carry that off, not dismiss us because we happen to like fashion. Photo: ben.chaney via Flickr, CC 2.0. There’s something terrible about women when they get together. Like these pink high heels. Electric energy. Fyi, Ms.

Everything You Need To Know About Social Media


Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « 4 Tips To Start a Blog Big Mashable Social Media Meetup in Antwerp » Everything You Need To Know About Social Media Posted by Anne Herngaard Jun 24th, 2010 Tweet We have stumbled across this useful resource made by the Candadian marketing company Eloqua. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

Driving Traffic From Blog Comments

The Marketing Blog

November 14, 2007.12:31 pm Driving Traffic From Blog Comments Jump to Comments Today morning, I was listening to the Episode No. PR Evangelist Neville talks about one of the blog-posts on Darren Rowse’s blog which addresses the power of commenting on blogs. The blog-post talks about Caroline Middlebrook. Caroline Middlebrook has done some analysis of her blog traffic/stats for the month of October and she’s got about 700 visitors just from blog comments. The time spent on Blog-reading and commenting is really astounding.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Streaming only your blog’s RSS feed on Twitter. (If you’re following anyone like this, feel free to take my advice and unfollow them right now. In a recent instance, a “bury&# on a popular social site upset the submitter so much that he resorted to an unprofessional attack on the person who buried the story by blogging about her. Many call this spam. Usually.)

Top 30 social media, marketing, pr blogs « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Top 30 social media, marketing, pr blogs 16/01/2010 tags: advice , Marketing , PR , Social Media , top blogs by Gemma Went I spend a lot of time on the web. This is a great blog for that and, written by Rajan Sodhi,  covers a range of topics across marketing. Brand Strategy Insider As the name suggests, great blog on branding. Chris Brogan The master of trust and social media. A guy that just ‘gets it’ Subscribe to his blog. This is the blog for you.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

Images courtesy of iStockphoto , flyparade and Flickr, First bloggers started blogging because they loved writing. Everybody has shelves… As for blog you could say that everybody had notebook. always thought that “informed curation” which just seems to be using your knowledge to put something in context, was what blogging was all about. Reply.

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

Learn more about it here or keep up with all Webtrends Social products by following its blog. They will also tend to be natural conversationalists and passionate about a personal area of interest, actively engaging in conversations and networks around that, possibly even writing a personal blog.&# Platforms like Twitter aren’t just micro-blogging, [theyre] micro-publishing.&# 5. Learn more about it here or keep up with all Webtrends Social products by following its blog blog. What is the ultimate purpose of your social media team? Studard agrees.

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36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Blog App for Your Fan Page by Trailblaze Social Media with Josh. Joshua Lyons explains how the Networkedblogs app makes it easy to automatically feed your blog posts through a Facebook fan page tab, and easy for your fans to follow your blog. Richard MacManus explains how to create 10 common types of Facebook tabs, including Flickr, Slideshare, Questions and YouTube tabs.