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Done with Traditional Publishing

Geoff Livingston

Brian Driggs asked me to discuss self-publishing after reading my sordid Fifth Estate story. While I don’t want to dismiss traditional publishing altogether, I can only speak for myself. will self publish my next book. There are several reasons, but first let’s discuss two reasons to consider traditional publishing: Prestige. Learn How to Publish.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes). But it’s not required to do that for each article you publish: Maybe once in a while run the tool and keep it mind.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Publisher Platform (P3). Have an account? Used it?

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. He has a seriously engaged community. Building Your Online Community originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 5, 2011. used Drew Odom as an example. Via email.

12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared


In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks. AgoraPulse. Buffer.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Real journalist (and, yes, I knew many back then) were doing the work of the community. They were spending hours at the public courthouse or at local community meetings, and asking the very smart, tough and better-informed questions that the rest of society wasn't bothered with. They, in fact, were acting on all of our behalf to make our communities much more transparent.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For For both public relations and search engine optimization,  publishing content via other people’s sites is a critical part of their everyday duties. Gatekeepers are the ones who control what is published on their site. Guest Post by  Alicia Lawrence.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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meme that seems to be back in the public zeitgeist (the show will be published in the coming weeks). In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). This was another core component of what made a blog a "blog." It was the ability for readers/community members to "subscribe" to a blog feed. I'm not sure who a blogger is anymore. blogger. community.

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What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

There is no secret formula here; these are techniques every business blogger can adopt, and their marketing counterparts can help them build it. When I was running a PR agency, we quickly discovered the fastest way to get our clients into Forbes was to have them write a thoughtful contributed article that gets published. Get real with your community. By Aly Saxe. Every. Single.

Book Review: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

Akamai Marketing

Stay Akamai: It’s a natural step for bloggers to consider publishing; self publishing books is easier than ever before. People who could provide you the details of how to self-publish. And that is why I jumped at the chance to get my hands on an early review copy of APE-Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. And yet. Price: $9.99

Don't Confuse An Influencer With Influencer Marketing

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The one thing that brands often fail to understand is this: Influencers have that title, because they have become trusted by their audience and community. brands were trying to get bloggers to talk up their products and services. Some of these bloggers were being paid. Some of these bloggers were not all that transparent about their pay-to-play situation. It's not just about that relationship of trust, it is extended towards two very different sides of publishing - the content and the economy behind it. blogger. community. publisher.

The Other Side Of Comments And Community

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What can someone new to the Social Media world do to find and attract readers while building their own community? She answered today on her Spin Sucks Blog with a post titled, Building Your Online Community. Her answer was: "I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people's egos and scratching their backs. " Gini goes into detail about certain Bloggers who email a personal note of thanks to people who leave a comment on their Blog to others who send handwritten notes to those who leave comments. blogger.

Community Discussion: How Often Do You Post on Your Blog?


How Often Should A Blogger Post? How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? Be Consistent and Useful – Thoughts on How Often to Publish on Your Blog. The post Community Discussion: How Often Do You Post on Your Blog? Community DiscussionSometimes it can take years before we find a good rhythm to our blog’s posting schedule. Do you post every day?


Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

All for one and one for all. I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. HootSuite Publisher. Recently they introduced a “publisher&# tab, where you can see all your scheduled tweets in calendar view, and it’s pretty cool. Yes and no.

How to Consistently Publish Great Content While On The Go


Since publishing content and interacting with my audience is a huge component of my business, those were the apps I downloaded first. want to show you which smartphone apps I love and recommend, and exactly how I use them to stay productive and publish content consistently while I’m on the road. The best smartphone apps to track and publish content consistently. 1.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

You might remember my telling you about this ; long story short, we were asked to provide digital support for the campaign; specifically, to engage bloggers with the goal of raising awareness for the campaign and the work that OA does to empower women around the globe. Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign. The project.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The usual suspects were there – bloggers and twitterers I see around from time to time – and a handful of new faces. No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) e.g. my partner Gary Hayes being published in Wired and The Guardian. Fairfax?

9 Be’s: Successful Blogger Secrets You Need to Know

Rebekah Radice

The tips below will show how you to harness the power of blogging and become a better blogger…overnight. 9 Be’s: Successful Blogger Secrets You Need to Know.   1. Before you hit publish, review your post to ensure you maintain the integrity and credibility of your blog. This is a big one for bloggers to clearly understand. Be Responsible. How can you do this?

In praise of Econsultancy; a publishing model that works

Danny WhatMough

Econsultancy is a client, I’m one of its guest bloggers, I’ve been to Econsultancy events, parties, training sessions and have worked with them in partnership with several of my former and current clients. It also works very well for organic search and helps build a community (the Econsultancy Twitter account hit 100,000 followers this week (NMA has 37,000).

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012


As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. Her work is highly regarded in the social media community and she was recommended multiple times in the comments section on last year’s list. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then  just  being a blogger. He Enjoy! Deb Ng.

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Pinterest Basics for Bloggers


Their findings, based on aggregated data from more than 200,000 publishers that reach more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, show that Pinterest has driven more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined! Bloggers can make use of these “clickthrough images” to attract more people to our blogs. But don’t spam the community boards with your pinned images.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets


pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Unlike VIN, the communities I’m going to discuss here are free, bigger and well-funded. Meet the cast of new community players.

What Do the Best Bloggers Have in Common?


If you haven’t read about that many blog success stories , you may or may not know that it is in fact, the blogger’s attitude which plays a major role in the success of any given blog. As a blogger, your mindset defines your attitude. In any case, a blogger must always identify the end-goal before beginning a write-up. Someone you might call a “hobby blogger”. Good luck!

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How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach


Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. 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. What is Blogger Outreach? Business

Nominate Now 2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award

Blue Focus Marketing

2013 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women and Men Bloggers, Authors, PR, Journalists Award. Can be an author (traditional- or self-published). Nifty50 Branding Communication Employee Branding Marketing Social Business Social Media Community Social Media Marketing Strategy The Social Employee Know someone who deserves to be considered? About the Award. Recognition. Eligibility. Nominate!

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations.

8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger

Convince & Convert

Recently I conducted and published a survey capturing the input of 4,000 of the top bloggers on marketing partnerships. One of the key takeaways was that the majority of bloggers want to work directly with the brands. Bloggers don’t want to be used as a campaign or marketing asset—they do their best work when they are a part of the brand. Waking up at 7:30 a.m.

PayPal Research Shows Strength of Community Trumps Popularity

Geoff Livingston

Further some of the biggest names get outpaced by lesser known web-based personalities or weblebrities who activate deep ties to their communities. fundraising competition among bloggers —- including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington and All Things D’s Kara Swisher —- was dominated by a blogger offering to parade around in a tomato suit.

6 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Dr. Seuss


Here are 6 things that bloggers can learn from the legend, Dr. Seuss. In 1954, Life Magazine published a finding that concluded children were not learning to read because the books they were assigned to read was boring. Social media has allowed small, passionate bloggers to create communities around their work. As bloggers, success rarely ever comes overnight.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Cultivating community with authentic engagement every day. Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). Create and build a fabulous community that supports you? When a blogger hits the big time and earns a ton of subscribers or has a large community commenting, said blogger has to be there to reply, engage, comment, and return the favor.

Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page


As a blogger you’ve got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Let’s see some of the most important advantages for bloggers of having a personal landing page. Create a signature that’s linking to your landing page after every post you publish.

Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar


If you publish content when it’s culturally relevant, you’ll have significantly increased your odds of attracting readers’ attention because your content will be topical. Luckily for bloggers, there are several significant cultural events throughout the year that are worth leveraging. The best time to publish and promote Mother’s Day content starts on April 18 and runs through May 10.

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint


There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. Here’s what I found are the main benefits to this network for bloggers and businesses. The Benefits of PostJoint for Bloggers. Try It for Free.

5 Ebook Publishing Hurdles, and How to Beat Them


Bloggers don’t become popular by themselves: they build a network of friends and like-minded individuals who help each other out along the way. Don’t be afraid to reach out—as a matter of fact, you should reach out; you should talk to your friends, other bloggers, writers, and authors, and  you should use email to your advantage. And where will I publish it? publish through  Kindle. Publish through  Smashwords , an indie publishing website. Publish through  iBooks. publish through  Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Be original.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog


This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog. 1. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

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Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers.

NEVER SAY NEVER: Do You Always Have to Follow Writing “Rules” to Be a Successful Blogger?


There are myriad instructive articles such as this one geared toward bloggers and anyone writing to persuade or even sell. We are a literary community, and I’d love to hear from you. The post NEVER SAY NEVER: Do You Always Have to Follow Writing “Rules” to Be a Successful Blogger? This is a guest contribution from author Daryl Rothman. But how to do it? Well then.

Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers


Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. So when are YOU going to turn your visitors into a loyal community?

Repurpose Content with These Six Tools

Spin Sucks

For example, if you’re a blogger, reaching and attracting new audiences is probably on your goals list. But, at the same time, you already have a community of readers you’re writing for  and you write for that loyal group first and foremost. Take Advantage of LinkedIn Publishing . Just make sure the altered content aligns with the platform you’re publishing on (e.g.,

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