How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog
AUGUST 9, 2016
It was from an editor at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world – she’d stumbled across my travel blog and noticed I was working on a book about my adventures; she wanted to know if I could send her a draft of what I’d written so far. When I’d decided to write a travel memoir, I hadn’t been sure I’d ever finish it. It turned out I was a terrible traveller.
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. In our Diva Marketing interview Jay generous shares his insights on Social TV, how to social media tips, some of his Food Network Star backstory and what it was like to be a dude blogger back in 2009! Enjoy Jay's Story.
For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers
Bare Feet Studios
JANUARY 5, 2011
Today I want to share with you some tips I have put together for the destination partners, which apply to any type of social marketing with bloggers. The LVB has invited seven well regarded new media “bloggers” to visit as New Media Artists-in-Residence. Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit. Introduce them to others in the community. It is a rather unique concept, a “New Media Artist-in-Residence Program.
Building a New Kind of Cruise Community
APRIL 15, 2015
Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. know that my peers in the digital generations don’t want to traipse down to a storefront to spend an hour with a travel agent.
Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media
OCTOBER 22, 2011
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?) Why invite Bloggers to a News.com Press briefing? Their own staff? Fairfax?
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
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. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.
8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger
Convince & Convert
JULY 17, 2015
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.
Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business
JANUARY 26, 2011
Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?
Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
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. Enjoy!
What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager
JANUARY 26, 2011
Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager, these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.
How to Reach Out to Bloggers
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same. Bloggers can be fickle and often work to the beat of their own drum. I get dozens of pitches a day.
Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. WRITING : are food bloggers moving towards to more conventional food writing? Bloggers can have different voices for different blogs or outlets. Decide who you want to be as a blogger/writer. Are you a food blogger? Who made it?
Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
What can a blogger learn from the worst criminals in America? For many entrepreneurs and bloggers, making acquaintances and building friendships lead to interview opportunities, traffic building exercises, and even the odd friendship or two. 4) Always Look to Expand Your Empire. Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime. Crime in America has many names. General
Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
to increase visibility in the online community. These updates can keep your brand fresh in the minds of your community members and will also make them feel like they’re part of your extended corporate family. If you have a blog-based website (through WordPress or Blogger), you may be able to automate some of the posting process by installing the Social RSS application. Web 2.0
How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, wanderingtrader.com. What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. It seems there aren’t very many new ways that bloggers can make money from blogs. Below are some examples of the travel-related lists that my blogs are listed on on. Exposure.
Beginner Week: We Asked Veteran Bloggers to Reflect on Mistakes Made in Their Early Days
MARCH 5, 2014
As our blogs and their communities grow, so too do the lessons we’ve learned from the early mistakes that we’ve made. During Beginner Week, we checked back in with some bloggers who blundered with the best of us, only to come out the other side stronger and smarter than ever. But when I realised I could engage and create community-based stuff, I loved it. And
20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. Image courtesy stock.xchng user saavem This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks. If you want to read a genuinely very funny Dad blogger then you can’t beat Mark Richards. One blogger I really enjoy is Katie from Wellness Mama. Mark Richards.
Are You Ready to be a Full-Time Blogger?
JUNE 9, 2013
This is a guest contribution from freelance writer, Ayelet Weisz. A big part of the pro blogger dream is to be your own boss. Being a full-time blogger leaves you plenty of opportunities to get lost – online, in sleep, in your own fears. 3. Fortunately, tools and skills to be a successful full-time blogger are learnable. Are You Ready to be a Full-Time Blogger?
Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities
Bare Feet Studios
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Small communities are great for mutual support. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case. The FTC blogger guidelines don’t get invited to the party on many occasions, so here is a quick reminder about the federal law and why I think it is GOOD thing to disclose! As someone who has hired bloggers for my client the L?na?i ohana – that means family.
Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community
AUGUST 2, 2011
With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. How to build community on membership sites. Here’s how we did it. Epilogue.
New Media Artist-in-Residence Program for Lanai
Bare Feet Studios
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
I’ve been meaning to write more about the innovative travel blogger program I am doing with the L?na?i started the conversation here with some advice for travel destinations. I am very grateful to my clients at the Maui and L?na?i Six of the seven are currently in the top 100 Travel Bloggers. Shannon Hurst Lane – Traveling Mamas. link]. link].
Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
these people need supportive communities in order to develop their craft. While writers and bloggers may have a mystic reputation as hermits, they need people. Bloggers want people to love our blogs. That’s where online communities come in. Online writing communities, like Writers’ Café , Writers’ Beat , or my company’s Foboko , enable bloggers to get help throughout the process of creating an ebook, a short story, a report, or any other blog post. The size of online communities is limitless. Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community.
Ignore the A-list Bloggers
JULY 4, 2011
But I believe I need to get the message out to all newbie bloggers. Hundreds of thousands of fans, followers, and subscribers shows that the A-lister knows how to grow a community. You can’t even give your ad space away for a dollar while A-list bloggers easily command 500 times that amount. Of course you shouldn’t ignore A-list bloggers! Community is queen. In my opinion, second behind content is community. Rather than bore you with my drivel, check out Darren’s 8 Tips For Building Community On Your Blog. Ignore the A-list Bloggers.
How to Rock Instagram to Promote Your Small Business
JULY 6, 2016
Since my number of followers has grown I’m not as pedantic about when I post but generally speaking in the morning when people are travelling to work or later at night when people are just getting home or when it might be dessert time! also do a lot of charity donations as well in my local community this is something really important to me, and I am a big believer in karma! Hashtags!
How Young is Too Young?
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JUNE 10, 2010
Today, there are young bloggers who have their own websites and blogs. Some even boast high rankings and good sized communities. contacted a handful of young bloggers, all under the age of 17, to get an idea of whether they see their age as a hurdle and what advice they would give to new bloggers. Also pictured (center) is mom Ciaran Blumenfeld, who is also a blogger.
AUGUST 4, 2014
One thing that became clear at the conference (at least in my mind) is the day of a blogger launching a book to their social media community is not a sustainable model. Travel to a different country and study a different culture. Writing Blogger change conference ego goodreads grow humility learn pundit teachable Writer''s Digest Quite a lot apparently. Take a class.
Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors
Bare Feet Studios
JUNE 23, 2012
Ask any traveler: would you rather stay in a tourist compound (aka tourist ghetto) or get out and meet the locals? Overwhelmingly, travelers want to meet the locals! Today I am promoting the idea of connecting guest travel bloggers with local bloggers, to enhance the coverage of the destination and to build a deeper, more personal community online among the many voices in travel.
How to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges
JULY 13, 2016
One of the things we’re always told is to build community – it makes all the difference between traffic who don’t care and an audience who are invested in you and your story. And if it’s Instagram you’re after, one of the biggest communities on the platform is made up of hundreds of thousands of people across the world who play Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day.
Lessons in Listening and Customer Outreach From Chobani
MARCH 25, 2013
And the company has used a lot of the techniques I discussed recently, right here on WUL, on growing your Facebook community. Here is a short Q&A with Ashley Butler , Chobani’s Community Coordinator, who is based in NYC (the center of their marketing operations): WUL : I am curious: how many cups of yogurt do you guys sell in a day? Seriously. What a deal, for both of us!
Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. The idea is to take ‘the road less travelled’ and to be able to take the risk than to accept failure. She is trying to help people connect – and you can connect with her on Twitter @nabanita_roy. Social media is no more the next thing.
10 PBEVENT Speakers Share their Morning Routine
JUNE 21, 2015
Everywhere, people are chatting about where they’re going to be when, sessions are being highlighted, and bloggers are stalking the guest list, wondering who they’re going to meet. Ruth will be presenting the keynote session The 5 Ordinary Habits of Extraordinary Bloggers, and breakout session Pinterest Marketing 101: The Three Elements of the Perfect Pin. THE EVENT.
The 23 Blogger Breeds—Which Are You?
JULY 29, 2011
This guest post was written by Stephen Guise of Deep Existence. A new blogger is born today! This baby blogger does not know the perils of comment moderation, stalkers, low traffic, and spam that await her. wonder what type of blogger she’ll be. With millions of bloggers out there, there are a certain number of very identifiable qualities that are seen. This blogger aims to cover as many of those qualities, or “breeds, as possible. Blogger machines know how to pump out content … like a machine. The Copy Blogger. Enjoy! 1.
Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. 11/22/10 – CareNetworks Blog | Brian Geyser – Brian’s great blog deals with online community building for the long term care industry. Get this badge. Shoot!
The Social Cost of Unpaid Tweetup Teams
Bare Feet Studios
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Here in Hawaii community, is not just a buzz word, it is a really big deal. Words, deeds, and intentions travel quickly on the coconut wireless as well as on social media. It has made me more sensitive, I believe, to the pulse of the community as an ongoing aspect of what I do and how I experience the community. Bloggers in particular are held to a very high standard.
7 Truths About Social Media Marketing
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
APRIL 8, 2010
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. Once you fire up your social media strategy, it doesn’t travel as fast as that silver bullet either. month? Three?
31 Social Media Networking Communities For Women
Diva Marketing Blog
MARCH 11, 2009
The long tail concept comes to life in the hundreds of thousands of niche communities that are exploding on to the social media scene. discovered that when it comes to dishn' with your virtual girlfriends the communities are as diverse as well. In addition to communities for moms, the focus ranges from cars to sports to business to age and status to cultural niches. 1. women!
Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
JUNE 19, 2012
Earlier this year, I traveled to Norway to share a stage with Mitch Joel , Valeria Maltoni , Chris Brogan , and Maggie Fox. So we have three camps: The blog is widely read, but no one comments (Valeria); The blogger has his or her say and leaves the comments open for everyone to debate, argue, or agree with one another, but the blogger rarely responds (Mitch and Geoff); and.