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    [Comments] 3 Ways to Tap into People's Emotions - The Engaging Brand
    February 03, 2010 in Customer Service | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 3 Ways to Tap into Peoples Emotions : Comments 3 Ways to Tap into Peoples Emotions The social in the phrase social media gives you a clue on what people are looking for.When people get their social media strategy right, they tap into the emotional element of people's lives. But how can you tap into that emotional element? think there are 3 key ways with social media Tap into memories.
    [Comments] Show 288 - Reinventing Business
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days. How to make tough choices on strategy How hard is it to create accountability.
    [Comments] Show 296 - Inspiring Resilience - The Engaging Brand
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following  [link] Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. Jill is an expert in talent management, leadership development and well-being. Is resilience a predictor of success?
    [Comments] Show 299 - The 24 Hour Customer
    How you can listen to the Engaging Brand 1) You can listen on your PC now without downloading any software just click hear to listen to the latest marketing podcast 2) You can subscribe to the show via  iTunes or 3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following   [link]   Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. Adrian Ott joins me to talk about her fabulous new marketing book - The 24 Hour Customer.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Comments] On the Elusive “Next Level” of Blogging
    Please do share your experiences with us in the comments—we’d love to hear your stories and advice. We’ve all heard of it—the elusive “next level” that so many bloggers talk about online. But what is the next level? How many levels are there? Is there an end point in leveling up? These are all worthwhile questions—especially for more experienced bloggers who have spent a lot of time and energy in reaching the level they’re already at. In my experience, both approaches are valid—different techniques work at different times, after all.
    Validate the other person by showing them their comments matter in your conversation. Send to Kindle. In honor of the official start of baseball season in this household [Cubs, yes, sigh], I had to pay homage to the sport by using this photo. couldn’t find a Cub without paying for him, and John Myrland reminded me that some people pay too much for some baseball players, so I’ll leave that to them. Plus, I like the focus on this gentleman’s face.). Have A Question For You. Do you ever get interrupted? know, me too. Another Question For You. Do you ever interrupt? Really?
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #89
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This week, I had the pleasure to hang out with Jon Bruner of Forbes as we ran a conference on business and Big Data. He finds fascinating stories in the nooks and crannies of the otherwise mundane, and this is a good example: an inside glimpse at the LA traffic light system." " (Alistair for Hugh). Paint By Numbers - This American Life.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #46
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "After last week's extraordinary events in the US -- the shame of Obama being forced to prove the country of his birth, the shaming of Donald Trump , and the killing of Bin Laden with an immediate froth of blame, credit-taking, and hand-wringing -- this New York Magazine article is timely. " (Alistair for Hugh). The Wave - Ron Jones Website.
    [Comments] 11 Tips to Breaking Bloggers Block Through Solving Reader Problems
    Let us know how you go in comments below! Have you ever had bloggers block? If so – you’re not alone. Almost every blogger I’ve ever asked has admitted to having it at least once! Below is some practical tips on how to break through it (including a little homework to action it). Recently I was speaking with a blogger of a ‘ how to ‘ type blog who told me that he’d been struggling over the last few weeks with coming up with things to write about. “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem.
    [Comments] How to Build a Thriving Blog by Being Yourself
    Emergent by Design is the brain child of futurist Venessa Miemis who has an entirely unique take on the intersection of technology, communication, and culture, and attracts intellectuals, academics, and big-picture thinkers to her blog and with them a wide array of opposing comments. You’ll also witness your blog community react strongly by sharing your content across the social media sphere and commenting like crazy. This guest post is by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. When you first start blogging it can be difficult to find your real voice. Seuss. They want that.
    [Comments] The Power of Facebook: One Man’s Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons
    Every day, I was on Facebook either reporting on my latest adventure or planning my travel to the next stop, and after I left each city, I felt validated and “liked” by all of the people who commented on my posts.  'This story was written by David Menasche – former teacher and author of The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. My Diagnosis. Six years ago, I was told that I only had a few months to live. Just a few weeks before, I had started hearing a ringing in my left ear.  Instead, I lived more than ever. 
  • ENGAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Comments] You Won’t Believe What These Cats Do Next
    If I could somehow bottle all that cat magic up and spread it out over my own website, my content would never go hungry for shares or likes or comments again. 'I am a sucker for cat videos—one of the millions who will click on any and every cat-related.gif or video forwarded to me via email by friends, or posted to my Facebook timeline or Twitter feed. don’t know what it is about those furry little critters, but I just can’t resist. And I’m not entirely sure why. Part of the reason is because I love cats. But there’s got to be more to it than that, right? And what’s wrong with that?
    [Comments] The Five Worst Ways to Title a Blog Post
    I’d love to hear how you title your posts in the comments. Post titling seems to be something of sacred territory for many bloggers. We feel that the title contains the essence of our post, and therefore, it’s the essence of ourselves—our personalities, our messages, our brands. On the other hand, we see a lot of post titles on the Web, and there appears to be endless variation available to us. Many factors play into a title: the post’s topic, the angle we’ve taken, SEO and keywords, and so on. Always follow a formula. Readers may well get bored. The ideal title.
    [Comments] How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media
    Perhaps this is more of a statement about how people consume data than it is a comment on Facebook’s brilliance in mobile technology. 'Scott Gulbransen, H&R Block @sdgully. Scott Gulbransen , Director of Social Business Strategy at H&R Block , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the structure of social that allowed 90,000 H&R tax professionals to mobilize in unison earlier this year, driving engagement at a local level, and dealing with federal regulations as a financial services company in social media. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now .
    [Comments] Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?
    For criticizing, commenting, and news reporting, short quotations are considered fair use. Tell us how you do it in the comments. This guest post is by Shahzad Saeed of Recently Google announced on its official blog that it will start penalizing sites that are accused of copyright infringement. The announcement may reduce the content theft around the web, since now it is clear that if a site continuously violates copyright laws, it will lose search rankings and possibly even be removed from Google’s index. Here are a few tips. Reusing content? Source ].
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Comments] Anatomy of a Theme: Key Design Ideas for Abstract Concepts
    And let us know what you think in the comments 'Every November, I’m tasked with creating a design concept for the annual Mathematics Teacher (the magazine for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) focus issue. Illustrating mathematical concepts is always challenging, but coming up with a singular, overarching design theme for an entire issue pushes me creatively. The 2013 issue topic was “Beginning Algebra: Teaching Key Concepts.”. Geometry is one thing. But how do I illustrate algebra ? Variables? Numbers in the abstract? No concrete visuals there. Or unlocking equations?
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible
    Share your advice in the comments. This week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. So here are my top tips for using images in your blog posts. Use an image per post. At Digital Photography School , I include an image at the top of every post. This provides a visual point of interest that draws people to read the post. Whilst the audience is particularly visually oriented, I think this is true across the board. The web is filled with rich media, and great images now.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #218
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "I''ve never been an architecture buff, but from the moment I saw Fallingwater , I knew it was something special. It''s an incredible example of tying structure into surroundings, functionality into creativity. And now, you can go visit it online, and understand how it was put together from the ground up." " (Alistair for Hugh). bitcurrent.
    [Comments] How to Blog to Build Your Product Sales Business
    There’s no way I would have been able to create products that responded well without having a blog to see which posts were popular, which ones received comments, which ones people shared, and which ones got the most traffic. Let us know in the comments! This guest post is by Amy Harrison of This article is the final part of a three-part series on how your blog can feed different types of business models. The final piece of the puzzle is looking at one way a blog can be used to sell products to customers. Here’s how. This does a couple of things. Staying flexible.
    [Comments] Why’d You Choose That Domain Name?
    If so, let’s hear about it in the comments. These websites are more likely to get blog comments and will inevitably build larger email followings. The Blogger is a 25 year old guy from Manhattan who answers 150 blog questions before breakfast and holds a world record for comment response time. This guest post is by The Blogger. Let’s admit one thing. We all started this web thing honestly, naively. Our first site was designed to help people, to fill a gaping void we saw in the online world. We wanted to do so much good. Where, then, did it go so wrong? And why?
    [Comments] The Only SEO Your Blog Posts Need
    If you learn something by the end of this, post a comment and tell me. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by  The Blogger. Okay, I know you’ve read posts about SEO, PageRank, and other things we bloggers should all know about. This stuff is helpful, but it has come to overshadow some of blogging’s golden rules, like that original content is king. doubt  this fantastic blogger  ever focused on “Search Engine Optimization,” yet her fan page is bigger than yours or mine will ever be. Find popular keywords. Weird huh?
    [Comments] Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!
    This stems from a comment by Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz (video included below), whose argument is that if you’re doing things to “get” links then you’re doing it wrong. The reason link building is under fire is because certain methods (black blog networks, comment spamming, keyword stuffing) try to “game the system” and outsmart search engines. Good content always makes an impact—whether it makes someone want to reexamine their Google Analytics data, want to ride their bike, want to leave a heartfelt comment, or just makes someone laugh. with bitterness and vitriol. Spammer!
    [Comments] Our Many New Phones
    LinkedIn Google Wave Comments back to people who’ve commented on my blog or others (not always, but I try) Contact form (thank you, Steve Brogan, for blocking and tackling most of this) Face to face. We have really messed ourselves up, haven’t we? It used to be that we could expect correspondence from two (at most three) ways: phone, mail, face to face. Look at us now. Have we really improved the world? I’m not alone. This isn’t just me doing this. Companies are faced with this. “The social phone is ringing. Is your company answering?&# Or could we?
    [Comments] Niche Social Media Sites: Rebelling Against the Mainstream
    Fans all over the globe “put their paws up” and connected with the famous singer on a site that combines the trending topics of Twitter and the recognizable “Like” and “Comments” of Facebook. Foodie allows followers to add recipes and photos from their favorite restaurants, in addition to liking and commenting on the photos of others. 'Facebook still tops the list of popular social networking sites. Here’s a fun comparison of some lesser-known emerging social media networks, with an ultimate decision of which site reigns supreme for their niche audiences. Music and Lifestyle.
    [Comments] How to Brand Your Blog’s YouTube Channel
    If you’ve had experience with becoming a YouTube partner, please tell us about it in the comments. This guest post is by Jenny Dean of Business Blog Writers. Whether you run a business with a YouTube channel, you’re a blogger whose blog has a complementary YouTube channel, or you’re someone with a blog who’s thinking of setting up a YouTube channel, you may be interested in knowing how to brand a YouTube channel. Why is branding important?  The most famous brands in the world are identified by their logos. Your brand gives people a way to easily identify you.
    [Comments] Obama School Speech Addresses Facebook for “Glass House” Generation
    Candidate made discriminatory comments – 26 percent. The transparency of social media mandates that you need to live your life as if your mother is watching, because what happens in Vegas stays on YouTube.  Based on President Barack Obama’s speech to our nation’s schools yesterday our commander-in-chief is in agreement. Obama cautions students about what they post on Facebook. When Obama was asked for advice on becoming President from a group of 14-15 year old students, he replied:  “Well, let me give you some very practical tips.  Krieger and Lisa Fernandez.
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting
    Check back to answer questions and follow up on comments. This example received several negative comments but when the guest poster didn’t return to address them, they got out of hand. Lesson: Stirring controversy in a guest post is risky business, particularly if the host blogger disagrees or the comments get out of hand. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. So it makes sense that, this week, we’ll be focusing on the art of the guest post. What topics are covered? Emmy Awards.
    [Comments] Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs
    Home About Archives How To Pitch SME Newsletter SME-TV Speaking Work With Me Social Media Monitoring Grudge Match: Radian6 vs. Scout Labs April 13, 2009 · View Comments Share Jason Falls Ever since I reported on the launch of Scout Labs , I have had people ask, fairly or not, how it compares with Radian6. The comments, as always, are yours. If so, then why not: Leave Comment Below | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter | Petermenzies111 How would you say they compare to the new Vocus Social Media tool? JasonFalls Thanks for the comment. monthly.
    [Comments] Use a Facebook Campaign to Find New Fans
    Back when I implemented this plan, you had to get someone to actively share or comment on a story to get it to show up in their News Feed. I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Matt Robison of Propdrop Web Development and Marketing. In mid-April of 2010, I officially launched , a site for Pit Bull owners to connect with other owners and read accurate training and health information about their pets. At the same time it would help curb some of the myths out there about the breed, and promote rescue shelters in general.
    [Comments] 7 Reasons Your New Blog Visitors Bounce, and How to Stop Them
    Tell us in the comments. This guest post is by Christian Schappel of Progressive Business Publications. The last thing you want is for people to land on your website or blog only to immediately hit the Back button. The vast majority of the time, it’s an avoidable scenario. Something on the page turned the visitor off to make him or her move on to another site. To find out how likely your site or blog is to drive visitors away, consult this list of the top eight blunders that spark abandons and see if your blog guilty of any. Your blog requires browser plugins (from the start).
    [Comments] New Year, New Start – What Have We Done?
    Feel free to have a chat in the comments, or link to a post you’ve written about your blogging goals for this year. 'It’s January 31 – the end of the month where we make and break New Year’s resolutions and swear to do better next time. If you’re anything like me, you may have thought about what you want to do with your blog this year, and where you want to go. Maybe wrote down a couple of changes, or a few ideas to try. Unlike me, you’ve probably also made a start on a few of these, and started 2014 blogging with a bang. Community Discussion General
    [Comments] PR at Sunset – Time to say goodbye
    And slowly but surely, the blog began to attract more readers, more comments flowed in, PR at Sunrise gained notoriety, I was approached to speak at conferences, and was even quoted by AdAge. This blog would’ve been nothing had it not been for all of your social shares, comments, and overall interest in participating in this community. I started this blog on New Year’s Day in 2010, so I figured it’s only appropriate that nearly three years later I let you all know that the sun will no longer rise with new articles from this site.
    [Comments] Plan the Blog; Blog the Plan
    Blog more often, guest post more often, add sponsors, or get involved in the comments? This guest post is by Tricia Lawrence of Oh, it’s a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it? If you’re feeling a bit dismayed at your lack of resolution to blog better in 2011, you’re not alone. But I’m here to help. How can you get that resolution back on track? Revisit your plan. What did you decide to do this year? You can pick yourself back up again. It’s only February, and there’s a lot of 2011 left. So, where did you lose heart? What made you trip?
    [Comments] 8 Must-Dos For Aspiring Writers | Brass Tack Thinking
    Brass Tack Thinking Make Things Happen Home About Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Contact Speaking Amber Naslund Tamsen McMahon Brass Tack Reading Archives 8 Must-Dos For Aspiring Writers May 21, 2010 | by Amber Naslund View Comments If writing is part of what you do or want to do, calling yourself a “writer&# isn’t as simple as putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, now is it? Write private thoughts in a journal or comments on a blog. Some of you will think to yourselves or comment here that you don’t do things this way. don’t watch much TV.
    [Comments] How Kodak CMO Jeff Hayzlett Uses Twitter
    pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact How Kodak CMO Jeff Hayzlett Uses Twitter by Pam Dyer on January 21, 2010 Share Here’s a great interview with Kodak’s Jeff Hayzlett in which he discusses his approach to his role as CMO. The company is in the throes of repositioning itself as a B2B, and you can tell that he really loves his job. Social media is a key ingredient in Kodak’s marketing strategy, and Hayzlett is an avid Twitter user. Several months ago, Kodak released a primer on how to leverage social media for marketing and engagement.
    [Comments] Blogger Accountability 101
    They’re not only reading, but commenting and coming back every single time you hit publish.  Let us know in the comments. This guest post is by JC of JCDFitness. Every blogger who’s responsible for a sizeable readership knows the excitement associated with gaining new subscribers and exposure. The process is encouraging and humbling at the same time – people are actually reading what you have to say.  They have your site bookmarked, and never fail to tweet about it whenever you publish something new. It’s a basic need that everyone shares: community. By being accountable.
    [Comments] How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]
    While there are still some posts that are more of a grind to write and can take time (for example three days ago I spent most of the day working on the Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments on Blogs ) I do think that my writing has sped up when I compare it to how I used to write. I’d love to hear a little about how you tackle the task of writing in comments below. 'Image by Jonathan Cohen. Earlier today I was asked for tips on how to speed up the writing process when writing longer posts. And before I share them – one quick note/disclaimer… sometimes slow is best.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Comments] Homage to Brady, Our Family Cockapoo
    In the days after we put you to sleep, I remember scores of Facebook comments from people who could relate to family dog deaths. One comment in particular was from someone I never met but who occasionally comments on this blog. One of the comments to John came from Allen Maxfield who suggested dog owners read a book called, “Merle’s Door.&# Recent comments When I started blogging someone was grumbling – what's with. It’s been nine months since your 17-year-old body breathed its last breath and your soul went wherever doggie souls go. Musing
    [Comments] In a Blog Slump? Here’s What to Do
    You’ve spent a ton of time on other people’s sites, commenting and being involved, and the bloggers have never responded.They don’t come to read your blog either, like you’d hoped. 'Image via Flickr user Toni Birrer. Do you ever want to chuck blogging in sometimes?” came the question at the end of an email recently. Yep”, I answered. At least twice, pretty seriously.”. It’s a situation I think many of us find ourselves in at some point in our blogging journey: we’re not quite sure, but we think we might want to throw in the towel. Time to hang up our keyboards and call it a day. Right?
    [Comments] 3 Reasons No One Comes Back to Your Blog—and How to Fix It
    Your content teaches people something useful, it’s immediately applicable, and you get tons of comments and feedback, so you know it hit the spot…. This guest post is by Alexander Heyne of  Milk the pigeon. You do a series of incredibly useful posts that get a great response, or you get some massive traffic spikes from guest posting, Stumbleupon, Youtube, or your content randomly going viral. Yet no one comes back. Your next post goes into the black hole of the Internet, with little to no response. What gives? Your readers are confused. What happens when a new person comes to your site?
    [Comments] How to Make Everybody Happy
    They visit your blog every day and are the first to comment, retweet, and mention your posts. They are infrequent commenters but frequent retweeters. A Guest post by Stanford from Pushing Social. Image by superbomba. Your blog is like the popular kid at school. It needs to look great, be funny, smart, and remember everybody’s name. It’s a tough job. But the hardest part of the job is keeping everyone happy. You are probably figuring out that your readers are not all cut from the same cloth. Some are casual readers, while others are hardcore fanatics that devour every word. Not so.
    [Comments] Taking a 5+ Figure Blog to the Next Level
    These conversations often start with the comment, “I’ve done really well, but growth is flattening off. ” Being a straight-down-the-line sort of person, my response to these comments isn’t always what the business owner wants to hear. Simply by making that comment, though, you’re admitting that your To-do list is longer than you can handle, and that in itself is costing you money. This guest post is by the  Web Marketing Ninja. In my work, I get to speak with a lot of people who’ve done really well from the web. Taking stock. Trust me!
    [Comments] Cognitive Surplus - Use Social Connectivity to Change the World.
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Cognitive Surplus – Use Social Connectivity to Change the World June 29th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet My TIVO hates Clay Shirky. link] blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to Convince & Convert Jay Baer Greetings. Who we are. Who we want to be. Bravo, Clay.
    [Comments] Five for Friday 7.30
    The comments are. Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Comment - Leave a comment! blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Five for Friday 7.30 Written on July 30, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday Despite starting slow this week really picked up for the better and closed out July on a good note. Hopefully August starts out on the same foot.  She wrapped up the bar and now just needs to wait for the results.
    [Comments] Is Blogger Copyright Dead?
    Don’t make snide comments on the ripped version of your post on their blog. I’d love to hear your feelings on this topic in the comments. If you’re reading this blog post anywhere other than, you’re reading an illegal rip of the original. Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. They are illegal. There’s no two ways about this. Tomorrow?
    [Comments] SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians
    I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments. Have you tried podcasting on your blog? Not long ago, Carol Tice wrote a couple of posts on the topic for us, covering the benefits of podcasting and how to get your first podcast up and running. know Carol advises against using a hosted service for your podcasts, but after listening to this podcast on—and about—SoundCloud , I began to wonder about the hidden benefits of using a service like this. Why give it a try? By the end of the podcast I was thinking, this service really makes sound recording and distribution easy.
    [Comments] 3 Blogging Rules You Should Break
    Let me know in the comments! This guest post is by Anish Majumdar of The most valuable piece of writing advice I ever got was from an editor at a print magazine after I’d handed in the first draft of an article. d spent hours poring over old issues to “get the tone right” and had fought my natural style every step of the way. The end result? returned draft shot through with corrections and a one-line response: “Write from the inside and trust that we’ll get it.”. You know them: keep pieces short. Use bullets. Link to other articles, etc. Make posts scannable.
    [Comments] 10 Of The Web’s Best Sidebars
    In my previous post on the best comment areas we saw that they used badges and rewards to “level up” their readers and make them feel invested in the site. Leave a comment and let me know which sidebar is your favorite. This guest post is by the Blog Tyrant. The sidebar is the second most important place on your site. It is where, after engaging with your content, people head over to subscribe to your list, follow you on Twitter, or buy your product. It is vital that you get it right. NOTE: You might also like the best About Us pages and the best Contact Us pages.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #206
    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Gizmodo. "Take a step back. Way back. Back to the point when you think about human existence. Why are we here?'' is a good question to ask, but unfortunately, the related conclusion is that as sentient life in the universe, either ''we''re rare, we''re first, or we''re f-d.'' Damn, it''s time to get off this rock." " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Comments] It’s Not Who You Circle; It’s Who Circles You
    Comment with meaningful and useful information or ideas. Comment with relevant links to your own work, if it makes sense. In Google+, one of the main activities we perform is finding people of interest to follow. In this graphic to the left, I started following journalists and news professionals based on a great list that I found at Muck Rack (hat tip +Steve Garfield ). This will prove to be great, because I’ll get to learn what they’re doing with Google+, figure out what has their attention, and also, it never hurts to know some reporters and journalists.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #128
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Jackie at Krispy Kreme Delivers! YouTube. "What if you decided you needed to learn to handle rejection as a basic life skill? Maybe you'd try to practice it by making outlandish requests. What if those requests were answered? As a parent, I wonder about how to instill these things in my daughter as she grows up." " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #78
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This is sure to polarize people. Documentary about a sex worker? Fair enough. What if that sex worker specializes in helping people with disabilities? Here's the trailer for a movie that makes you think, no matter where you stand on the issue." " (Alistair for Hugh). What tricks do you use to get customers to spend more money? Reddit.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #69
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "As we use computers to communicate more and more, wiretapping doesn't work -- there's no 'middle' to tap into, and the end nodes of a phone call are easily encrypted. So, the German government introduced 'Quellen-TKÜ' (source wiretapping), a complicated way of saying 'software we put on your machine to spy on you.' " (Alistair for Hugh). Slate.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #53
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "The most eviscerating (and funniest) piece of political writing to come along in a while, It's filled with poisonous barbs and it became news in its own right. And that's just the first few paragraphs. " (Alistair for Hugh). The First World Problems Rap - YouTube. But mostly, it's just a great video that hits too close to home. ClickZ. amazon.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #32
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Horizon. "From the BBC 's Horizon , a trippy answer to an apparently simple question. Alan Davies gets complicated responses that question the fabric of the universe from. length of string? " (Alistair for Hugh). Emotion and Music - McGill University. "From our own McGill University , here's a study of how music affects us. Until now.
    [Comments] 9 Facebook Marketing Tactics that’ll Triple Your Fans
    Meanwhile, the community over at the SmartPak Facebook page is very active, leaving hundreds of comments on the dozens of videos and 1,000 plus photos that SmartPak has posted. This guest post is by Neil Patel of  Quick Sprout. Would you like to double, or  even triple the number of fans you have on your Facebook business page? Are you looking to turn those fans into loyal and active fans? Your Facebook business page can die on the vine without a loyal and active following. But success will never come overnight. Tactic #1: Crank out a lot of content. Tactic #3: Train your staff.
    [Comments] Blog Wise Tip 3: Plan for Productivity
    We’d love to hear your take on planning in the comments. Given all the tasks that can crop up on a blogger’s to do list, it’s no surprise that many of us struggle with task planning and control. Even the big-name bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise grappled with these issues. Having realized the negative impacts of stress on her productivity, Amy Porterfield has adopted a range of tools—from physical calendars to Google Docs—that help smooth her daily workload, and make sure she gets everything done. Outer order contributes to inner calm,” she said.
    [Comments] Social Currency and Curation Online Branding Blog
    Leave a Reply Recent Post Online Brand Protection Social Media and Brand Evangelism Building Brands In a Digital World Preparing for Mobile Branding The Shift of Brand Marketing With Social Media Google Instant Search Most Viral Brands of 2010 Internet Branding Is Key To Today’s Marketing Must Read Roundup Eroding Site Equity With A Brand Strategy Recent Comments Mark Nicholson: Branding doesnt happen overni Jan: I think branding a product wel Mark Nicholson: Ive heard xerox used as a ver Em: Genericide examples:Coke." Being able to deliver creates advocates. Entertainment?
    [Comments] Starting with a Virtual Assistant
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Starting with a Virtual Assistant View Comments February 1st, 2010 Starting this week I’m going to be experimenting with a virtual assistant to help me and Chess Media Group get tasks done.  In the meantime if you have any questions at all on getting started with a VA please feel free to ask me in the comments section and I will respond.  The company that we are using is the top rated VA company on Elance called Transform Solution.  Happy clients = increased turnover for us.
    [Comments] 7 Little-Known Strategies To Get Your Deadbeat Blog Working For You
    You stare at the 0 comments accompanying each of your most recent posts. Blogs are supposed to bring you traffic, collect comments, and spread your name across the Internet as everyone happily shares the content you so painstakingly created. If you’re building an email list, why does each post end with a comments section instead of an email signup form? You get more comments, more readers, and more people clicking through to your other articles. This guest post is by Jarom Adair of Solopreneur Marketing. You lazy, ungrateful, good-for-nothing blog!”. Get a job!
    [Comments] Instagram now supports hashtags and launches Brisk Pics SXSW contest
    today with support for hashtags also known as topics, and the ability to manage and delete your own comments. Instagram one of my favorite iPhone apps released version 1.1 You can find more about the SXSW Instagram Brisk Iced Tea contest on [link] It seems as though brands are starting to use instagram as I predicted in this post: How brands can use Instagram and other mobile photo sharing applications today for customer engagement Do you use Instagram? What are your thoughts on the SXSW Instagram Brisk Iced Tea contest? Mobile apps sxsw brisk iced tea instagram
    [Comments] Top 10 Firebelly Blog Posts of 2010
    Thank you to all who read, commented, contributed and shared this past year. Here are the 10 most viewed posts on the Firebelly blog in 2010. The Battle (and Blending) of Social and Search Rages On. Social Media Bootcamp: Facebook for Business. Facebook Fans Mean Business (And Are More Likely to Buy). Easy Ways To Make Your Facebook Page More Welcoming. Learn from Others’ Mistakes: Promote Your Facebook Promotions. How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media. BP Facebook Sentiment. Hook A Facebook Fan Up: They’re Looking For Discounts.
    [Comments] Time well spent with Zig Ziglar
    4 comments } Bob Burg May 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm Thank you, Trey. Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Time well spent with Zig Ziglar by trey on May 1, 2010 Thank you to Bob Burg and Thom Scott for inviting me to be on the program at this year’s Extreme Business Makeovers where I would share the platform with Zig Ziglar. Zig is my role model in so many ways. When you read my blog posts, you’ll see Zig’s fingerprints all over my philosophy. Thank you Zig. You ROCK, my friend!!
    [Comments] Get Creative About Your Content … Consistently
    In one of their experiments, they asked participants to read an article about an experimental new toy, and then they read comments made by “judges” of the product. Tell us in the comments. This guest post is by Pratik Dholakiya of E2M Solutions. You’ve heard it a thousand times. You need great, original content.” And it’s becoming increasingly obvious that “original” isn’t the same thing as “not plagiarized.”. There’s just one problem. Doing something truly original is hard. How can you make original ideas happen? It doesn’t matter what. Just publish.
    [Comments] Escaping from Desktop: Online Document Editing Tools for Bloggers
    The Sharing feature is simple enough: as well as the options shown below, you can share the document with anybody and set up access rights to let them edit, comment, or just view the document. As a positive, the Comments feature is amazing and appears to be a huge advantage. I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Nina Gorbunova of TeamLab. first faced the problem of document immobility a couple of years ago, when I was far away from my PC. That’s what we call epic fail. Google Docs. Zoho Documents. Microsoft Office 365.
    [Comments] When You Don’t Have “One Reader”: Writing for a Diverse Blog Audience
    Look through your blog comments (or those on other blogs or forums in your niche) and try to track down some key facts about each segment: Their attitudes: Consider their motivations or reasons for holding certain opinions. Tell us about them, and how you’ve tackled them, in the comments. “Write for one reader” is advice we hear often in the blogosphere, and it can be a useful way to get a consistent voice going on your blog. But the longer you blog, the more likely you’ll be to get to know your readers, and the more diverse their needs may seem. match.
    [Comments] Find Your Voice: Blog Like You’re In a Closet
    Comments, those strange creatures unknown to me previously, started to come in.  Tell us how you connect best in the comments. This guest post is by Brian Lund of bclund. Writing a niche blog is all the rage these days, but they require a different type of content than is typical of a “mass audience” blog. And And that content can be hard to come up with. It took me five years to figure it out, but you are going to learn about it in the time it takes to read this post. Learning from experience. Way back in 2006, I decided that I was going to start writing a blog.  It was flat. 
    [Comments] A Technophobe’s No-tears Guide to Podcasting
    If you’re using something different, let us know about it in the comments.). If you have other simple approaches to getting up your podcast, share them in the comments below. This guest post is by Carol Tice of  Make a Living Writing. You’ve probably heard that adding multimedia to your blog is a great way to grow your audience. But if you’re like me, and technology makes you assume the fetal position and cry like an overtired baby, you may have put off the idea. So I’d like to save all of you the agony and share how I now do my podcasts. Here’s how.
    [Comments] How Writing Confidently, Quickly, and Effectively Saved my Blog
    still remember the day when I got my first spam comment. Share them with us in the comments. This guest post is by Kraig Stewardson of IT Manager HQ. My blog was failing. My subscribers were nonexistent. My posts were disjointed. My writing was awful. My confidence was shot. Honestly, I felt like giving up. knew that I needed to make a change. knew that I couldn’t continue this way. Sound familiar? That was me a little over month ago, before I took some drastic steps to turn things around. How bad was it? was elated. bot found my blog—no one else did—but hey, a spam bot did!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
    [Comments] Blog Content Strategy 101
    the quantity and quality of comments, discussions and feedback. Through this process, you’ll find outdated posts, incorrectly categorised or tagged posts, broken links, spam comments, typos — all kinds of issues! Content strategy might seem like the domain of giant content sites and big-brand online publishers. But if you run a blog, you’re a content publisher. And a solid content strategy can help you to more clearly define your goals, and identify how you’ll achieve them. What is Content Strategy? Content strategy frames content as a tool. Share This.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Comments] Blogging Like a Shark: 10 Secrets to Bootstrapping Your Blog into a Business
    Run searches to connect with interested parties through twitter, blog commenting, and  everything in between. 'This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of Shark bloggers are experts in their field of choice. However, they rarely call themselves experts or gurus. Skilled blogging pros, such as James Altucher , establish their authority on social networks and search engines by creating immensely authentic and valuable content, establishing strong connections with their readers. James hardly resembles a shark, but make no mistake. Stop stalking. Start connecting.
    [Comments] Why Small Business Trends Matter
      You can also leave a comment to share your thoughts, or share this post with your community of friends with the LIKE or ShareThis buttons.   You can also leave a comment to share your thoughts, or share this post with your community of friends with the LIKE or ShareThis buttons.   This means you have to apply critical thinking to everything that is happening around you, and especially on the trends associated with this social Web. The social Web is a platform where the small business owner has to be especially astute. Remember the massive dot crash? 
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Comments] Not sure how to monetise your eyeballs?
    May 3rd, 2010 · View Comments While newspaper and magazine owners are still trying to decide whether or not they should aim for eyeballs or paywalls, there are several other companies who are happy to take up the challenge. Tags: Digital Publishing · Magazine Publishing · newspapers blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← M-Publishing – a must attend event for publishers… Taking a quick security break… → Not sure how to monetise your eyeballs? and Mashable and CNN. This won’t change.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Comments] A rather busy week…
    Or just politics… → A rather busy week… May 16th, 2010 · View Comments It’s Sunday evening, and I’m staring down the barrel of 725 unread items in Google Reader, pondering why I haven’t organised any food, and yet feeling like I should make the most of relaxing for an hour or two before the new week begins. Tags: Blogging blog comments powered by Disqus Blog Partners Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Taking a quick security break… Bored of slogans?
    [Comments] Attack of the Customers Roundup, July 25, 2013
    The challenge is to sit on your hands until that extraordinarily compelling urge *disappears* so you can comment without being in the red flare of unstoppable… Open this article. 'Recent stories of customer attacks, bad business behavior online and advice on how to prevent the latter. Don’t ignore customer service on social media. Social media gets discussed ad nauseam as a marketing tool, but it does have other business applications. Open this article. Easy Steps To Turn Business Failures Into Customer-Generating Positive Case Studies. Alas, it’s human nature.
    [Comments] Social self-importance: Why content curation will never be king
    Home Comment Caviar Be 3-D. My Work Content Curation Subscribe Dare To Comment Fresh insights on social media and content curation marketing from a young professional in the field Social self-importance: Why content curation will never be king by Ian Greenleigh on September 9, 2010 · 9 comments Let’s be clear: Content curation will not save any of us from having to author our own content. Share this on Facebook Subscribe to the comments for this post? Thanks for the comment and your additional thoughts. Dare to Comment. There’s the rub.
    [Comments] 15 Tips for Creating Great Blog Landing Pages that Convert
    We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 'Do your landing pages successfully convert visitors into subscribers, buyers, or leads? If they convert fairly well, implementing a few tips can help you squeeze even more benefits from them. But if they don’t do a good job of guiding visitors into your sales funnel, it’s time for some serious conversion rate optimization. To help you get started creating landing pages that work, we’ve collected the top 15 tips from conversion experts around the web. Align your offer with your audience. Align your ad copy with your headline. client logos.
    [Comments] 7 Self-doubts New Bloggers Can Beat
    It’s all too easy to become disheartened when you see your carefully crafted content languishing with no comments and very few visitors. Getting subscribers, attracting thoughtful comments, reaching a target of earnings, and establishing a reputation as an industry expert are only a few examples of possible performance benchmarks that you might use. Please share your experiences in the comments section. This guest post is by Scott McIntyre of Vivid Ways. Image by R'eyes. Then, slowly but surely, you begin to doubt what you’re doing. Disappointment sets in.
    [Comments] 14 Things I Think I Think About Social Media
    Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search 14 Things I Think I Think About Social Media May 26th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet This is a video interview that my friend Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner did with me a few weeks ago. Stelzner on Vimeo. don’t believe Twitter and Facebook will always dominate. awesome.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Comments] How to Blog to Build Your Service-based Business
    Study popular posts, comments, and posting guidelines. Let me know in the comments! This guest post is by Amy Harrison of Earlier this year, through emails with ProBlogger about upcoming guest post ideas, I thought about an article about how blogging fed my business model. This was the first time I’d really considered how my articles linked to the revenue I’d earned in the past three years. m not a particularly prolific blogger, and I haven’t written anything outlandish, controversial—or even had a viral post. businesses wanting coaching or training.
    [Comments] The End of the Monomyth: We Need New Myths in the 21st Century.
    View Comments Gaurav Mishra helps global brands benefit from social squared, or the intersection of social as in connecting people and social as in benefiting the society.Follow the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again. Powered by WordPress and K2 Entries Feed and Comments Feed 44 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! However, in highlighting similarities between myths, the monomyth hides the important differences between cultures and genders.
    [Comments] Building Momentum with Digital Influencers
    A: Many major influencers have so many followers that they don’t have the time or bandwidth to respond to each comment, retweet or content share. 'Q: My company is on social media, but I don’t have. many followers or fans. Where do I start? A: The first step to bolstering your brand’s digital image via social media is identifying and engaging key “digital influencers” in the industry. Q: Who are these digital influencers? They''re like a large-scale, digital version of a trusted friend who offers advice or recommendations — and typically they aren''t trying to sell anything. Never fear!
    [Comments] Super-Automate Your Online Life
    Let us know in the comments which are your favorites and any interesting ones you find 'Would you find it useful if you received a text of the weather every morning? Or if every time someone tagged a photo of you in Facebook it was added to your Dropbox account? Or if you got an e-mail when one of those Barcelona chairs that you’ve been eyeing pops up for sale on Craigslist? Would you like to create a Google Calendar event from your iOS reminders ? Or add your Foursquare check-ins to your Google Calendar for posterity? Here are the recipes for the above examples. Choose a trigger (i.e.,
    [Comments] 5 Life Skills You Already Have that Can Make You a Great Blogger
    Respond to their comments. Leave comments on blogs that you like and respond to your readers’ comments. This guest post is by Sarah Von from Yes and Yes. If you’ve just started a blog you are, no doubt, using your best Google-fu to hunt down every last post giving advice to novice bloggers. There’s heaps of great information out there, but it can get a bit overwhelming for the true beginner. Tweeting and SEO and HTML, oh my! Never fear. Many of the skills that make you an awesome friend/partner/human being will also make you a great blogger! Be reliable.
    [Comments] Behind the Scenes of the DPS Pinterest Strategy: Case Study
    Some of the comments on Darren’s earlier Pinterest experiment post suggested that we achieved a lot of success because of the strength of the brand name. Look at the questions Darren asked in the launch post : If there’s a topic you’d like to see us develop a board for, please suggest it in the comments below. If you have a photography board of your own, please let us know about it in the comments below—we’ll be following as many as we can and repinning the best of the best from our community. So far, the account has nearly 5000 followers. Pinterest foundations.
    [Comments] Why Measuring Success Using Social Media Tools Isn’t Always Cut and Dried
    Because I know Jason and stay up to date with his comings and goings, and because I comment back and forth on his various postings, I’m comfortable asking Jason for an introduction to some of the spirits people in this region, so that I, in turn, can introduce this woman to them and so that she might open up a sales channel. It lets me feel like I’m up to speed on what he’s been doing, plus it gives me the chance to promote his efforts when they seem interesting, and to comment on what he shares, to let him know I’m there. How would I help her plan for the human digital channel?
    [Comments] How My Family and Friends Help Me Blog Better
    Up to this day, that blog post received nearly 300 comments. If you have other stories about how those closest to you have helped you become a better blogger, or some tips to add, please share them in the comments below. This guest post is by Jonathan Dunsky of lot of bloggers work alone. started out the same way. hardly talked about what I was doing and never got into details with the people closest to me. You can use all this to make your blog more appealing, interesting, and popular. Pushing me to make difficult changes. have to admit that I love my blog.
    [Comments] Why Google Loves My Blogs (and How to Get it to Love Yours)
    Friendly and open: user-friendly blogs with easy commenting. This guest post is by Melody McKinnon of Canadians Internet Business. The latest algorithm updates from Google have broken the hearts of many blog owners. The search engine appears to have lost interest in many of them. Yet on every website and blog I own, my attention from Google has increased—even on blogs less than a year old. Naturally, I want to stay in Google’s good books so I’ve given this a lot of thought. I’ve concluded that Google is simply looking for blogs with a personality worthy of its love.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Comments] How Video Can Replace Student Textbooks
    Recent comments Okay, let's agree that “never” is too strong a word. Photo credit: dave. This Feature Friday article is written by Charles Sipe. The recent documentary Waiting for Superman paints a bleak picture of the US education system that is falling behind other developed countries and failing to provide the high skilled workers that are needed to drive innovation and compete with the rest of the world. According to the film, by 2020, 123 million US jobs will be high skill, high pay, but only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them. Flip the Status Quo Upside Down.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [Comments] Ayan Sen on Making Money Online
    Leave him a comment below. -- Thank you for reading Ayan Sen on Making Money Online at AriWriter. The following is a guest interview with Ayan Sen, a 21-year-old internet entrepreneur. He lives in Canada and blogs about making money online. When did you start blogging? have been blogging since January 2009, when I started my first website on steps to create a website. then began a project at ; and later at mostly write about website creation and web traffic. Internet marketing is my favourite topic to write about. Got a question for Ayan?
    [Comments] Let's Work Together in 2010!
    View Comments December 31st, 2009 Before I get into how we can work together let me start off by letting you know where I’m going to be over the next month in the hopes that we might be able to meet in person at one of these locations: In LA until Jan 4th At CES in Vegas from Jan 7-10th In Washington DC from Jan 13-19th In Turkey from around Feb 9-12th If you want to get together at any of these events/locations to discuss how we might be able to work together then please let me know now. I realize that some companies have large budgets to work with while others do not. 
    [Comments] At the Corporate Social Media Summit -1
    I’m attending the Corporate Social Media Summit #csm10 this morning and late this afternoon and, in fact, will be moderating a panel on Social Media Analytics Wednesday. I’ll take a couple of paragraphs to explain why I’m here today and what is going through my mind now. Over the last 7 days – as Internet Week has washed over NYC and last Friday’s RWW real time web summit – I found it challanging to post as much here. Note: I’m writing this post on my iPhone so please forgive formatting and spelling errors that are often present when I write this way.
    [Comments] Protect Your Content from Being Copied in 3 Steps
    Share them with us in the comments. This guest post is by Abhishek of  Budding Geek. Content scraping still haunts the entire blogosphere. No matter how hard you try to defend your creation, content thieves will always find a way to steal it! It really feels terrible to find exact copies of your original work distributed all over the internet, often without any credit or link back to your blog as the source. The most frustrating part is when you find the copied content outranking your own blog in the search engines. How can someone copy content from your blog? by scraping your RSS feed.
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge
    Then share a link to your post in the comments. Please share your accomplishments in the comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers! Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Click any trend to see posts about it.) Let’s take a look at this week’s most popular stories…and your challenges: 1.  Ground Zero Mosque. Read more about: The importance of being opinionated. Star Wars.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Comments] How to Back Up and Move a WordPress Blog
    If you have a lot of posts or comments, this might take a few seconds. Now check your blog homepage and you should see a fully working blog, with posts, comments, theme, and plugins working correctly. This guest post is by Caimin Jones of Genius Startup. Sometimes you’ll need to move your blog from one host to another. It’s a bit of a pain and might seem a daunting task if you’ve never done it before. But transferring a site is a fairly straightforward process that you can do yourself with an FTP program and this step-by-step guide. What you need to begin. Sep 6.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #160
    Now it''s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "An amazing look at Sid Meier , the nicest, smartest guy in gaming, who has sailed relatively unscathed through the ups and downs of the gaming industry because, well, he''s just that good." " (Alistair for Hugh). Let Us Blaze New Trails - Letters of Note. "Last week I looked at Mad Men. This letter may explain why." bitcurrent.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #157
    Now it''s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. 'Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "I''m always looking for interesting historical content. This is no exception--a book on the madness of crowds from Charles Mackay. It explains a number of popular delusions, so I''ve made this link point to one in particular, on the great tulip mania. Also, I win the Most Obscure Link This Week award automatically." " (Hugh for Mitch).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Comments] How to Use Data to Enrich Your Content
    Share your tips with us in the comments. This guest post is by Conor Powers-Smith of Blog posts, whitepapers and other shareable content rely on supporting data—not because people just love a good color-coded pie chart (though they are pretty), but because numbers give stories shape. They add scale. They provide perspective. They quantify that something meaningful is happening. Think about it: which statement would you rather share? Teenagers are texting like crazy, more than ever. The average teen sends 60 texts per day, up from 50 in 2009 ( Pew Research Center ).
    [Comments] 5 Reasons to Be Authentic Instead of Generic
    I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Nihara of Doing Too Much. ll never forget what my sister said when I showed her the first iteration of my blog. BOH-ring!,” she announced after scrolling through the first few posts. It’s all so very dull and generic.” Fortunately, she did have some constructive advice: “You always have the most interesting stories. Why don’t you try telling some of those instead?”. At first I wondered why anybody would be interested in hearing about the little snippets of my life, and what I have learned from my experiences.
    [Comments] Rogue Snapnames Employee Bids on Domain Name Auctions, Drives Up Prices
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Snapnames, an aftermarket domain name auction service, has reportedly discovered that a rogue employee set up an account and bid against other bidders. And was doing it for several years. In a letter that I received today, Snapnames explained the situation: From: []. Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 12:23 PM. To: Subject: Important Update From SnapNames. This is a clear violation of our internal policy and was not approved by the company. Extent of impact. SnapNames. must-read.
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