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  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #47
    This has to be one of the best written pieces of content I've read online in a long time (especially the comments). 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 feeling a bit bleak this week, so here are some sobering links. First: Reporter Paul Lewis refused to let a story die. When Ian Tomlinson died during G20 protests, Lewis dug in. " (Alistair for Hugh). Tweeted). content.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #220
    Facebook ''s research suggests that happy sentiment begets happy sentiment, and we know that angry comments on articles makes people dig in to their existing positions and ignore facts that don''t agree with them. 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 just came back from two weeks at Burning Man. So I learned all about Rampart, the emergency medical services on the Playa. gigaom.
    [Comments] How To Be Happy: Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things.
    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! New York Times reconfirms what I already know: the secret of happiness lies in spending money on experiences instead of things.
    [Comments] NDTV Profit Panel Discussion on the Business on Social Networking.
    Here are a few comments I made during the panel discussion – 1. 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 43 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! For more, read my bio. Lets talk. Unported License.
    [Comments] Five for Friday
    The Weird Thing I Want You To Do On My Blog – This is a guest post on Danny Brown’s blog from Michael Schechter that stirred up a heated debate in the comments on selling premium content and giving things away on blogs. While the post stirred the pot, the heated debate in the comments is one not to miss. Man, I love short weeks. While I am off from work today, I am going to have my hands full with my first full solo day of kickin it with Baby Espo. am excited, but nervous at the same time so it should be a barrel of monkeys. How was your week? Don’t believe me? How about you?
    [Comments] PR’s crisis of confidence as it looks to define itself (again)
    This was originally published over at Econsultancy where there is a good discussion in the comments and a response from the PRSA. There’s nothing more predictable than the PR industry’s constant urge to ‘define itself’ So today, true to form, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced that it is to develop a new ‘modern definition’ of PR (again). Following attempts in 2003 and 2007, this time, there’s a microsite , a piece in the New York Times and even a crowd-sourcing initiative. Why do we need to define PR? It won’t be.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Comments] Is “Ooh, Shiny!” Destroying Your Blog?
    There were no visitors, no comments … nothing. This went on, and on, and on—to commenting, social bookmarking, PPC, email marketing, and back to content. Please leave a comment and let me know. This is the story of a blogger. He started his blog, taught himself about copywriting, and figured out who the one person he was writing for really was. He worked his tail off creating content. But his blog was a ghost town. In a mad rush to find traffic, he created a Twitter account and followed every blogger he could think of. He tweeted and tweeted, but didn’t get much traffic.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #99
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. 93Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "Nathan Morris makes a good case that 60 years of suburban dreams have ended, and that we'll no longer crave the suburbs. Technology, infrastructure, and lifestyle changes might turn the countryside into a ghost town the way the flight from urban cores has abandoned some cities." " (Alistair for Hugh). Startups, this is how design works.
    [Comments] Weekend Project: Sharing a WordPress War Story
    For now, if you have a WordPress war story of your own that you’d like to get off your chest, feel free to vent in the comments. While we love blogging, we all know there are some aspects that really do seem impossible sometimes—none moreso than transferring a blog to the platform. We’ve discussed the differences between these two platforms before, because more than one blogger has been caught up by the limitations of (usually the limitation that this platform doesn’t allow you to monetize your blog).
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, OMS Takeaway & Swagger Wagon Rap
    Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away ( DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing. Why guest posting was not working for my blog (good tips on what to do about it). Complete guide to live blogging. Facebook.
    [Comments] Doesn’t It Really Pay to Find the Right Payroll Provider?
    If they offer relevant and updated comments on social media, that is a good sign. What is your greatest fear running a small business in today’s world? For some business owners, it can be not meeting customer needs. Others, meantime, may fear that they do not have enough funds in place should a rainy day arrive. Still others worry about being squeezed out by the bigger chains. You may be surprised to hear, but there really are those running companies who worry about keeping their employees happy, specifically making sure that they get paid on time. Photo credit:
    [Comments] Three Words for 2013
    Share them in the comments below and if you’ve written about them, share the link. Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! As the holiday season fades into a memory, we spend time reflecting on the year that has past and on what the next year will bring. The start of a new year represents another opportunity to achieve the goals we have set out for ourselves. Inevitably there will be a number of unforeseen moments, some high and some low, that will impact us over the coming year. My three words for 2013 are: Learn, Create & Attack. Learn. obsess over it. Create. Attack. Your Turn.
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Comments] Using Impressions as a Success Metric
    If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the feed to receive future articles delivered to your feed reader. Before getting into my thoughts on whether or not media impressions are a useless success metric, this post was inspired by Rob Clark’s post over on Dave Fleet’s blog on whether or not “share of voice” is a useless PR metric. One thing that has struck me lately is the reliance on “media impressions” as a measure of success in PR campaigns. That means that if your PR team reports that a specific article had 8.2
    [Comments] Building Blogs is Like Building Muscles
    The more I posted, the more people would leave comments on my blog. might leave comments on their posts.&# ’&# You can interact with your readers in the comments of your blog—that type of activity can be scheduled in. “Building blogs is like building muscles—in order for them to grow you need to use them.&#. tweeted the above statement a few weeks back and it got so much traction I decided to create this video on the topic. Their feedback was that they felt like they’d all signed up to the gym together and had just had a month of intense training.
    [Comments] A Rebuttal on So-Called Useless Twitter Cat Updates
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Greetings all – thought I would start off by setting the record straight and rebut the post from Brian that Twitter is just for useless cat updates. Even Mashable seems to poke fun at my brethren. The nerve! You’ll find my not so useless Twittering activity here , as I am regarded as a thought leader in feline social media. People and cats alike are attuned to the microblogging that is Twitter. It’s all about quick notes to self, dropping subtle hints, and bookmarking. There’s value in noise. Twitter Etiquette. Mashup List.
    [Comments] What Is Your Favorite Flower?
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? When you have completed reading this post you will understand my babbling, but to do so I will tell you a little bit about myself. Up until recently my favorite flower was a Yellow Rose. Something about a Yellow Rose was always calming. Maybe that was wishful thinking. Again that was until recently. Now I have lost all relevancy to them. We will not go into the reasons today… As writing this I would have to say that the Dandelion has taken the place of the Yellow Rose as my flower of choice. The field was often covered in Dandelions.
    [Comments] Aquisitions & Web Journal Aug 11th – 14th, 2010
    If you’ve been underwhelmed with Facebook’s public search portal, Booshaka offers a better way to peek at trending topics on Facebook with ranking based on popularity, number of comments, and recent activity. Heard the news yesterday that Oracle is Suing Google Over Patent Infringement Of Java Within Android - this refers to Oracle ‘s acquisition of Sun Micro -systems and the patent for Java, which arose at Sun.   Since Oracle technically owns the patent and Google is using Java in Android – Oracle wants to be paid (big time).  June 2010. Location. Reach. Brazil.
    [Comments] Working with SmallBizTracks
    Consider leaving a comment! 'We believe that building a better presence for your business is a practice of constant movement. Changes don’t always need to always be made in large packages or expensive replacements, but can often be made by implementing in a tweak or modification at a time. We call these SmallBizTracks. Depending on the level of change(s) you’re looking to make, we have three levels to choose from: Basic Tracks. 50 Quick and Simple Solution. Keep it Simple. Advanced Tracks. 100 More Dynamic or Detailed. Make it Dance. Master Tracks. Go Plush. Small Business
    [Comments] Finding the Right Signal With Engagement
    Consider leaving a comment! 'It’s noisy on the outside of a place a crowd gathers together – online and offline. The din becomes louder as you enter. Enough noise to drive you away. If you’re looking for a reason to exit, you’ll find it as soon as you enter. However, if you’re looking for a signal, simply engage. First with your ears and eyes, then with subtle smiles and nods (if warranted) – and then your voice. New tools and platforms are going to keep on coming. Seek your signal slowly. You’ll find it with engagement.
    [Comments] Strategic Principles for Enterprise 2.0 Implementation
    Implementation View Comments December 21st, 2009 This is the fourth post of a multi-post series covering the discussion between SOCIALtality founder and 20-year Fidelity-enterprise veteran, Wendy Troupe and myself.  Thanks for the comment! blog comments powered by Disqus Connect with me Subscribe to Social Media RSS RSS About Jacob Email Me Jacob Morgan is the Principal of Chess Media Group , a social business consultancy that works with medium and enterprise companies on developing Enterprise 2.0, movement and the issues facing companies contemplating adoption. 
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
    [Comments] Should We Drop the Enterprise 2.0 Pilot as Andrew McAfee Suggests?
    View Comments May 24th, 2010 This post is perhaps a few days late but it’s something that I have been thinking about ever since Andrew McAfee wrote that organizations needs to “ Drop the Pilot&# for their Enterprise 2.0 I’m not going to comment specifically on his six step roll out plan because that’s an entirely separate discussion.  Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Should We Drop the Enterprise 2.0 Pilot as Andrew McAfee Suggests? initiatives.  failure vs. the serendipitous benefits of E2.0. 
    [Comments] Finding Readers: From Seed to Sequoia – Growing Your Blog One Reader At a Time
    I’m talking about real people who engage with you in regards to your blog on a regular basis (these could be people whom consistently share your blog posts, leave thoughtful comments, or maybe they respond to you when you ask a question in your newsletter). If they’re a blogger themselves make sure you share their content, if appropriate, and/or comment on their content. 'Today we welcome DJ from SteamFeed to our Finding Readers series. This post is chock-full of things you can do today to build your traffic – and have fun while you’re doing it! . Email.
    [Comments] Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010
    Not all comments have been good but I think a lot of issues have been around training and understanding of it’s core purpose, and overly rigid implementations by IT. Interesting. mentioned on Twitter that I would like to go to Australia Sharepoint Conference but can’t justify the price of the ticket (not core business for me). So Kerriann contacted me on LinkedIn (not Twitter) and offered me a ticket. I’m going and so is my mate Jodie Miners aka JodieM. You can follow Sharepoint Conference on @AUSharepoint. What is Sharepoint and why do I want to go? – 200 Level.
    [Comments] A Journalist’s Approach to Blogging
    When you are talking to someone, other thoughts and comments come up. Many of the folks I’ve interviewed read, subscribe and comment on my blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views. Journalists and bloggers are doing double duty these days. With massive layoffs and fewer staff, many are publishing press releases word-for-word. It’s been nicknamed churnalism. It’s when we get a little sloppy and use press releases as our own words. Some hotels only welcome small and medium sized dogs.) Michele C.
    [Comments] The Better Blogging Formula: Think, Do, Write
    No comments, no re-tweets, no interest whatsoever—just crickets chirping. Then I compared the number of comments each one received. This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology. Have you ever gotten an amazing idea for a blog post, spent hours putting it together, and then released your work of art to the world … only for it to fall flat on its face? Chirp… chirp*. No worries if the answer is “yes.” It’s happened to me dozens of times. Maybe more. But it pays off big for those who adopt it. The think/do/write formula for blogging success. Think, do , write.
    [Comments] How You Could Help
    Comment on the up and comer’s blogs with as much kindness as you do on mine. Use your thoughts and ideas and your abilities and make something as opposed to commenting or reflecting. People ask me every day, “How can I help YOU?&# I am SO horrible at this. was just recording something with Keith Ferrazzi , he asked me, and I had nothing I needed. I’m just not good at asking, nor am I good at thinking about what I need. You know one thing that would help me? If you’re into personal development and business growth, subscribe to my free newsletter. Anything.
    [Comments] 9 Steps to a Daily Blogging Schedule
    have many people comment and ask me how I manage to do it, especially since I have two children, one being three months old. This guest post is by Caz Makepeace of y Travel Blog. publish almost daily on two blogs. While it is by no means easy, and I spend a lot of my sleeping time awake, there are still many strategies I employ to make it more manageable. Write short, snappy content. The old adage less is more works here. You don’t have to write a lengthy, verbose story to gain a following. Use guest posts. Why not have someone do the writing for you? Write daily. It’s simple.
    [Comments] Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog! |
    View Comments to “Mobilize Your WordPress Blog!&# Leave a Reply blog comments powered by Disqus 105 SUBSCRIBERS 50161 FOLLOWERS Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Wordpress / Mobilize Your Wordpress Blog! Subcribe via RSS Mobilize Your WordPress Blog! October 20th, 2009 Posted in Wordpress Tweet Share I could spew all the stats about mobile browser usage, but the cold hard facts are that more and more people are using their mobile devices to browse the web.  Mine really wasn’t. 
    [Comments] Four Simple Traffic Strategies for a Post-Panda and -Penguin World
    Return visitors clearly enjoy your content and are much more likely to give word-of-mouth referrals, share your content to their social networks, comment on your posts and act on any call to actions you may have included in your articles. d love to hear about them in the comments. This guest post is by Lisa Angelettie. For many years, there were bloggers who could follow a few basic SEO rules, publish a post, wait for Google to spider and rank it, and watch the traffic flow in. In fact, many of these bloggers made a living primarily from the incoming traffic that Google sent them.
    [Comments] From MAGNET: How to Sustain Lean Results
    Comment below or email at 'This post originally appeared on MAGNET’s Manufacturing Success blog and is reposted with permission. How To Sustain Lean Results. Michael O’Donnell, Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET. Sustaining “Lean” results is a critical challenge for many organizations. Although Lean knowledge and tools are important to implementation and results, they are not sufficient to ensure sustainability. Many organizations, hungry for quick fixes, focus heavily on tools and achieve short-term results, but no long-term impact. Toyota Kata. 
    [Comments] How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy
    Share your thoughts and progress in the comment section. 'This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. It all starts by building a connection. Keep it clean.
    [Comments] Facebook So Far
    As Facebook is a lot more like a stream these days, I note that others tend to comment at varied times of day according to where they live. I’ve done a lot to interact with the people who comment back and forth on that community. This is how we do it in blog commenting. I’ve been reinvesting in my efforts to understand and use Facebook. My first big experiment has been to build a Blog Topics Facebook community to accompany my subscription service. What have I learned? Be Consistent. With Blog Topics, I put up a post or idea 3-4 times a day. Be Specific.
    [Comments] The Well-rounded Blogger: How to Become the Best at Your Craft
    We look forward to hearing from you in the comments. This guest post is by Brandon Yawa of It goes without saying that every writer who has excelled has his or her niche. A “niche” gives writers a focal point, a demographic, a particular place in the world where his or her voice resonates. But niches without proper attention kill great writers. The problem with specifications. You are walking down a busy street and fall. Unfortunately, you break your leg and the ambulance rushes you to the nearest Orthopedist. Dr. Niche is absurd. How to be well-rounded.
    [Comments] Blogging Without a Computer
    If you’re blogging (which means doing research, commenting, using social media, etc.) Share them with us in the comments. This guest post is by Janek Makulec of paylane. Blogging is actually a set of activities, but writing is always fundamental. Promoting your blog or presenting an outstanding layout is one thing, but you always have to offer good content first. Otherwise, the best you can achieve is being “the master of the form.”. What’s wrong with a computer? Nothing, of course. People are the problem here, computers are just tools. It’s our psychology, the human nature.
    [Comments] Is Blogging Still Relevant in a World of Social Media? [6 Reasons Why I Think It Is]
    The above thoughts (both mine and others) are just scratching the surface of this topic – I’d love to get your perspective on the relevancy of blogging for today in comments below! '“How relevant is blogging for today in a world of so many types of social media?” ” I must hear this question – or a variation of it – at least once a week. So I thought I’d open it up for some discussion to the wider ProBlogger community. What do you think? Why I Think Blogging is Relevant. Note: there will always be exceptions to the above. Add Your Thoughts.
    [Comments] Social Networking, Bookmarking, and Sharing
    One of my commenters last week asked about the difference between social bookmarking and social networking sites. think of social networking sites as ones where you can communicate directly with other members, where as social bookmarking sites are ones that you can add bookmarks to be shared with other members without as much direct communication. There are sites that are definitely considered one or the other, but some sites offer both bookmarking and networking features. Here are some networks that can be used for both purposes. Twitter. Favorite a Tweet on Twitter. Facebook. Diigo.
    [Comments] How to Hit Content Scrapers Where it Hurts
    Share your story with us in the comments! This is a guest post by Robert from The College Investor. If you’ve been blogging for any period of time, you’ve inevitably had your content stolen.  In fact, you’ve probably already taken steps to protect your content from being copied. And And you’re also probably familiar with how to go about filing a DMCA takedown request. However, I’m here to tell you to wait on doing that, and follow these two steps first!  As such, to really hit them where it hurts, you need to hit them at these basic levels. And And it only takes a matter of minutes!
    [Comments] Social TV: Social Marketing Practices That Translate Beyond Television
    among new series, with an average of 94,000 social comments per episode as recorded by Bluefin. For us marketers engaging in a dialogue with your key audience and cultivating that ongoing relationship is crucial to maintaining brand awareness and loyalty.  Social TV is no exception.  In the largely uncharted waters of social media, Social TV is an arena marketers can no longer afford to ignore.  People are using this space at a rapidly growing rate, and certain television networks, like Discovery Communications, LLC and USA Networks, are reaping the benefits.  Plenty. million followers.
    [Comments] The Social Strategist: Social Marketing Discussion with Chris Barger
    You can also post your questions for Chris in the comment section of this blogpost, On Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn. ateWhen it comes to social media for the enterprise, you’d be hard pressed to find a more qualified expert than Chris Barger. He spent four years as Director of Global Social Media at General Motors, served as IBM’s “blogger-in-chief”, and is now the Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Voce Connect. Chris also recently penned The Social Media Strategist: Build a Successful Program from the Inside Out. Follow Statler and Waldorf on Twitter?
    [Comments] Introducing Social Business One
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Introducing Social Business One View Comments February 3rd, 2010 Towards the end of last year I was approached by Bob Thompson from Customer Think and Axel Schultze from the Social Media Academy to be a part of a new type of community that just debuted a few days ago called SocialBusinessOne.  SBO was designed to be a home base for everything from Enterprise 2.0 to Social CRM (anything social business related).  social CRM, adoption strategies, and how to build collaborative workplaces.
    [Comments] The Decision
    Get Shareaholic test Filed under Media , Personal | Tags: ads , decision , super bowl | Comments (9) Site settings comment help? Get notified of updates in this conversation "> Follow conversation Stop receiving notifications "> Following conversation people listening Followers Livefyre is in Offline Mode - you can still post comments. Sign out Leave your comment here. Comment as pts moderator Sushi Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! Reply Rate Up div.livefyre-comment).removeClass(livefyre-hidden)"
    [Comments] Social Monitoring Journal – May 14th-16th 2010
    It was after this that he made the comment about this summer and the competition. That’s an enthusiastic “no comment” at least! Some people, like Sam Flemming , the co-founder and CEO of the Chinese Social Media Monitoring company CIC (who I met in NYC a few weeks ago) started using the term “ Social Media 2.0 &# when talking about the evolution of Social Media into something more strategic: At the risk of cliché, I am starting to use the term Social Media 2.0 PR or Digital or Media etc.) to being housed as a strategic element of corporate planning. Ha ha. million so far.
    [Comments] Newsmastering Architecture for News Radars
    September (1) My comments at Nokia Open Lab ? blog comments powered by Disqus. Teemu Arina About Blog Speaking Concepts Archives ? 2010 (9) ? September (1) Cloud Company & Service Design ? June (1) Cloud Company – a New Form of Organization ? April (5) Rethinking Digital Marketing: From Awareness and Engagement to Empowerment Social Media in Education, Disorganizations and the Lifecycle of Emergence Six Non-Thinking Socks Social Media and the Volcano: an Overview Future of Digital Reqruitment, Employment and Work ? February (1) Newsmastering Architecture for News Radars ?
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #196
    Ultimately, I feel that the conference is a lightning rod for contention (check out the comments) simply because it has become so popular. 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? "If something doesn''t kill you, as the saying goes, it makes you stronger. Guess what? The rest, you can probably figure out." " (Alistair for Hugh). Lumo Play - Give It 100. Don''t laugh.
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Comments] Jeff Korhan Moves to WordPress
    Please leave a comment to let me know how, and of course, feel free to share this with your friends. Many of you know that I have been blogging on the TypePad platform for more than five years – on this blog and few I have since abandoned. While I will still recommend TypePad to small businesses who are new to blogging, it is time for this blogger to get on a faster horse if he is going to accomplish some higher objectives. For quite some time I’ve known that WordPress offered greater capabilities than TypePad and other platforms such as Tumblr. More Relevant Content.
    [Comments] $1m Case Study: My $550 Domain
    You are here: ViperChill » Business » $1M Case Study: My $550 Domain $1M Case Study: My $550 Domain Written by Glen, this post has 37 Comments I was blown away with your response to my new $1m website project (read about that here ) so I have decided to kick things off with the next installment. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 37 Comments Henri says: November 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm Woo, exciting stuff. See you Reply Glen says: December 13, 2009 at 11:16 am Indeed I will Thanks for your comment, buddy! Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!" Perfect. Cheers!
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #77
    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 went to see The Ides Of March recently. It was the first film I'd seen since getting Lasik surgery in the summer. As the trailers started, I noticed some really cheap titles -- poorly rendered, so I could see the pixels of the letters. " (Alistair for Hugh). What Business Can Learn From Organized Crime - Harvard Business Review. That's big."
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #119
    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 crowd-backed project model is on a tear. Sites like Kickstarter , Indiegogo , and even specialized ones like give people a new way to make their vision a reality. Kickstarter alone has given out hundreds of millions of dollars since it launched. But as the model grows, it's forced to confront issues. " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #51
    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? " My friend, Shane Simmons , is a screenwriter, aviation buff, and film critic. Until recently, I didn't know he was also into coin collecting. When Shane was in Europe this year, he set upon a quest to buy fake coins. Which, it turns out, is difficult since the vendors insist that they're real. " (Alistair for Hugh). " (Hugh for Alistair).
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #18
    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? " Matthew Ingram pointed me at Snarkmarket recently, and I felt dumb for not having been reading it sooner. It's chock-full of long, chewy, thoughtful posts, and you may well already have seen it; but I'd be remiss in not pointing it out. recent post looks at the nature of language, and points to author Tim Carmody 's Bookfuturist Manifesto. apple.
    [Comments] How to Tackle Controversial Topics in Blogging
    And who can forget the faux pas of the Dixie Chicks, some years ago when their public comment (and disapproval) about the president caused their “wings to be clipped&# and almost caused irreparable damage to their careers. Heck, even Hope Clark, the popular editor of Funds for Writers, sometimes shares how her editorials inspire critics and negative comments. But don’t spew a lot of mean, belittling comments about a person or organization just to get even. This is a guest post by Jennifer Brown Banks , veteran freelance writer and blogger at Blogging Pro.
    [Comments] Weekend Project: Set Safe, Secure User Roles on Your WordPress Blog
    They also have access to the comments section and can manage comments. This is the account you should use to add new posts, edit pages, moderate comments, and all sorts of other content-related things. This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. One of the final steps of the famous five-minute WordPress installation is to set up an Admin account. This account, by default, is assigned to the role of Administrator, which is the most powerful user role in WordPress. But Administrator isn’t the only role available. WordPress user roles sounds like a boring topic. Author.
    [Comments] 6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Blog
    But it also lets them connect with you—through comments, feedback, and social sharing. Last week’s Blogging in Brief post looked at a really surprising business blog post. In fact, this was a post from a government body, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention—not the kind of place you might expect to have a raging sense of humor. Image courtesy stock.xchng user wagg66. Business blogging doesn’t have to be dull. Many business owners I speak to who aren’t bloggers scoff at the idea of having a blog. Don’t believe me? Six reasons to start a business blog.
    [Comments] 3 Tactics I Used to Develop a PageRank 5 Blog in 5 Months
    It’s not a boring blog, either, with an average of 45 comments per post! I’d be interested to hear what’s worked for you in the comments. This guest post is by John Saddington of  TentBlogger. We all know that having a blog can enhance your freelancing business and serve as an effective marketing tool for your products and services—that’s given. And although it’s easy to get a blog started (and to start a freelancing business) it’s much harder to make a dent in search engine rankings so you can win those viewers (and new customers and clients). Was it worth it?
    [Comments] Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible
    You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one about how to make money, and signing up with the next big thing in case it can help grow your blog (Vine, anyone?!). 'When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. But that’s not all. while ago I was listening to the How they Blog Podcast with Kat Lee.
    [Comments] 5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making
    If you know any others please leave a comment and let me know. Please leave a comment and let me know. This guest post is by  the Blog Tyrant. If you take your blogging seriously you’ll know that you have to wear a lot of different hats. We We are content marketers, SEO students, social media savants, and sometimes web designers. But what a lot of bloggers seem to forget is that our blog hosting setup is an extremely crucial piece in the puzzle. Yet it often gets overlooked because it is scary, boring or just too darn hard. It is really complicated stuff. I
    [Comments] Pageviews are Good. Pagereads are Better.
    The more direct way to improve PageRank is to spend a few minutes pumping out garbage, then devote the rest of your time to activities that directly build rank—such as commenting on do-follow blogs. Any moron can go through the mechanical steps of commenting on do-follow blogs and submitting to link exchange directories. This guest post is by Paula Pant of Afford-Anything and Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Have you noticed how so many blogs are just … terrible? There’s no polite way to say it. The writing is garbage, the design inelegant, the content inane. Period.
    [Comments] 6 Fiction Writing Techniques to Improve Your Blog
    Comments on your blog and interactions on your social networks are the dialog between you and your reader. This is a guest post by Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn. Many people want to write a book and maybe you’re one of them. Perhaps you don’t want to write a novel, but these fiction writing techniques can still help you improve your blog. Character. At its core, fiction is about characters and how they live, who they are and what they go through in the course of a book. If a reader doesn’t care about the character, why should they bother reading on? The same is true of your blog.
    [Comments] 10 Tips for Summer Job Search Success
    Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ 10 Tips for Summer Job Search Success by trey on June 4, 2010 Summer is no time to abandon a job search. In this guest post, Career Coach Ford R. Myers offers the following 10 tips to keep your search on track during the heat of the summer. Every year as summer approaches, most job seekers and career changers make the mistake of halting all their efforts. Ford R. Summer is the perfect time for career advancement.&# Invest in Career Coaching. Tune into the Network.
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and 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 5 Ways to Make Friends with Strangers on Your Blog March 23rd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Remember in high school, when someone would throw a party when their parents were out of town? At first, you knew everyone at the party. But then, it all changed. The party got bigger. So true.
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and 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 Information as Theater – The Power of Humanized Description April 27th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I am typing this on a US Airways flight from St. link] – RT @jaybaer [link] jaybaer Thanks for the comment Kim. link] jaybaer Thanks for the comment Kim.
    [Comments] How NOT to Send an Email: A Day We’d Rather Forget But a Story We Need to Tell
    The incoming emails were a mixture of direct emails from subscribers complaining of spam and unsubscribe notices from Aweber – mainly from ProBlogger readers with comments that indicated they were not happy. Even as I chatted with Shayne I drafted an email that I began to send in response to every person who was emailing me to complain or who had unsubscribed and left a comment via Aweber. 'In this post Shayne and I share the back story how we mistakenly sent an email to almost a million people that should have gone to a few thousand – and what we did about it!
    [Comments] Do Unto Others
    Get Shareaholic test Filed under Business , Networking , Personal | Tags: golden rule , social karma | Comments (2) Site settings comment help? Get notified of updates in this conversation "> Follow conversation Stop receiving notifications "> Following conversation people listening Followers Livefyre is in Offline Mode - you can still post comments. Sign out Leave your comment here. Comment as pts moderator Tinu Getting info Pending approval share On Facebook On Twitter flag Delete Hide Unhide Ban user New! Reply Rate Up div.livefyre-comment).removeClass(livefyre-hidden)"
    [Comments] What I Learned From Liars and Journalists, and How it Made Me a Better Blogger
    If the content gets people talking in the comments, there was a good chance it was controversial. For example, this recent post engages the gender controversy , and generates some rather insightful and open discussions in the comments. Tell me in the comments how far you’re willing to go for a click. This guest post is by Austin Gunter, of WP Engine. Ryan, author of controversial posts like  The Top 5 Performing American Apparel Ads, And How They Get PR For Free (NSFW) , is the Director of Marketing at American Apparel, and is a self-proclaimed “media manipulator.”
    [Comments] Social Hunter-Gatherer Programs | 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 Social Hunter-Gatherer Programs May 26, 2010 | by Amber Naslund View Comments Today’s is a guest post from Matt Ridings, a friend of mine who has a sharp mind, even sharper wit, and a refreshingly pragmatic and holistic approach to all this social stuff. Thanks for the comments! -= Matt Ridings – @techguerilla´s last blog. Thanks for the comments! -= Matt Ridings – @techguerilla´s last blog.
    [Comments] Our Digital Lives
    We must be vigilant with all of this technology, and we must also stay positive and do our best to self-educate ourselves about what it means to be putting all of this "stuff" out there for the world to see, share and comment upon. 'Don''t blame technology. Technology is ambiguous. Yesterday, I blogged about a new documentary that was being aired on TVO titled, Life After Digital. The documentary depressed me on many levels. It''s sad. In fact, in many instances, it''s tragic (as the documentary displays). or our society. It would be easy to create a documentary on any city.
    [Comments] 5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic
    Alternatively just leave a comment on one of the pins requesting that someone invite you. Competitions, if done correctly, can be used to build engagement with your site (comments, sharing, collaboration). So over to you, share your best actionable tips in the comments below with step by steps (if you can!) 'This is a guest contribution from Scott Purcell, co-founder of Man of Many. People often speak in very broad terms when giving tips or suggestions to improve blog traffic. It seems that it’s all too rare these days. Let’s jump in. Steps. Alternatives. Steps.
    [Comments] Sharing One Journey: New Ways to Continually Engage Your Users
    Show each user who demonstrates some genuine interest in your blog—via comment, reply, retweet, or something else—that you appreciate it and that you’re not taking them for granted. Then: comment, comment, comment. This way, you can connect over blogging tips and information, while creating a list of blogs that you can regularly visit and comment or guest post on. Even with professional blogs, important users or numerous readers may decide at some point to distance themselves from the site by making comments on social media, in blog posts, and so on.
    [Comments] Make Shareability a Priority
    Inside Disqus, my commenting system, there are a few more ways to share and extend my community’s relationship with my post: Of these, I imagine that people most often click to subscribe to comments, as I don’t yet have accurate stats to know that for sure, but have some anecdotal evidence. I have three stages to how I encourage sharing of posts on my site. Sharing, I believe, and shareability (not exactly a real word), are important for your blog (for most websites). Here’s my methodology. Stage 1. On [] , I have a lot of ways one can share.
    [Comments] How to Break Your Blog Traffic Addiction
    Maybe they sent me an email or a comment?’ Go to another blog and write a comment or have a look on a forum to see if anything interesting has been talked about that, day and if there is anything you can help with. This guest post is by John Burnside of MoneyIn15Minutes. My name is John Burnside and I am a recovering traffic addict. got sucked into the analytics quicksand , and barely got out alive! used to wake up in the morning and check how many hits I had over night. would check at least once an hour and sometimes twice. I’ve had one more person on my blog. Method 1. Method 2.
    [Comments] LinkedIn Tip - “Hey, Baby. What's Your URL?”
    Additional comments powered by BackType Click ‘Like’ to join us on Facebook! Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search LinkedIn Tip – “Hey, Baby. What’s Your URL?&# You exchange business cards and decide to connect on LinkedIn.? Reply A.
    [Comments] How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic
    For this reason, limit your blog post to the most important Groups: The ones with the most members or the highest level of comments and interactions. Sign up if you see a lot of peers commenting in the Group – healthy conversation is a great form of networking. 'A Guest Contribution from Fiona Hamann. Whatever topic you blog about, whether it’s your business or your life, getting your name out there and expanding your blog community can be a challenge. The answer is LinkedIn Groups. What is a LinkedIn Group? The benefits of LinkedIn Groups: It’s free. It’s social. Ca-ching!
    [Comments] 7 Blogging Goals to Skyrocket Your Sales
    Comment on Other Blogs. Become an active member of other bloggers’ communities, and establish a goal of commenting on at least two other blogs each day. 'Every content creator has one thing in common: they need goals to succeed. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in fashion or inbound marketing, you’ll struggle to reach your company’s sales goals if you haven’t taken the time to set smart targets. HubSpot’s Ginny Soskey states that “blogging willy-nilly is like going on a roadtrip without a destination or map to help you get there.”. Increase Blog Subscribers. Earn More Backlinks.
    [Comments] Tactics: Actions, Not Tools
    Comments may be used in the final edition. The following is draft material for my next book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate (the follow up to Now Is Gone , which is almost out of print). You can download the first drafted chapter of the new edition — Welcome to the Fifth Estate — for free. If strategy is the plan about how to achieve a desired goal (A to B ), then tactics represent the actual actions of engagement. In a social media sense, tactical mastery is the art of contacting and interacting with your stakeholders via the outreach strategy and tools you have chosen.
    [Comments] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and 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 Social Listening and Analysis for the DIY Inclined August 26th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet If you are conducting any level of online reputation management or campaign tracking using social media data sources, you have to get beyond the obvious. They provide numbers, not insights.
    [Comments] Make Your Blog a Call to Action?!
    These are just a few ideas—I’d love to hear some of yours in the comments. Yesterday’s posts here at ProBlogger looked at the question of driving readers to take action on our blogs. Whether we blog for profit or pleasure, for most, reader action is an extremely important part of blogging. We need readers to action if we hope to: build a communtiy. create loyalty. use organic techniques to find readers. and more. On the most basic level, we want that first-time visitor to our blog to click to another page on our blog, rather than hit the browser’s Back button.
  • 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] Who Is Your Audience
    When I look at the comments, the people who are reading are a mix of people. Most of the comments come from people I believe who represent small or solo businesses. Christopher S Penn wrote a great post about marketing and how it starts with audience. What’s great about it is that it’s exactly what was on my mind since yesterday. I’ve been thinking about who my audience is at [] and furthermore, I’ve been looking around at other people’s blogs and wondering who they’re hoping to attract with their writing. Who Are You Writing For?
    [Comments] Are You Following these 5 Headline Writing Tips for Better SEO Traffic?
    At the end of each day, calculate the clicks, retweets, and comments that you received with each headline. This guest post is by Garrett Moon of Todaymade. There are so many variables to a great blog post. There’s the topic. There’s the writing style and overall quality. But few things compare to the headline. After all, your headline is the first thing that your readers will see, and is probably the most important factor in determining if they will actually read your article. While getting actual human readers is our primary goal, search engines also matter—a lot. Step 1.
    [Comments] 6 Essential Twitter Tools to Find and Connect With Influencers
    d love to hear more in the comments below, whether you use them for Twitter or any other social platform. 'This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell,  blogger at In the following post you’re going to discover a wide range of powerful and useful tools that will help you find and connect with the influencers on Twitter. There have been a lot of great posts here on ProBlogger, a few of the best ones can be found here , here and here. m going to be taking a different look at what is possible on Twitter. Influence Marketing. Twitter Influencer Research Tools.
    [Comments] 2014 Reboot: Finally Finding Time to Blog
    Whether you are just starting out and blogging as a hobby, blogging as a part time job while juggling work, home, and a social life or even blogging as a full time business amidst other demands such as up-keeping of social media accounts, responding to comments and emails etc. -  finding time to write is a consistent challenge. I’d write an intro to a blog post, then jump onto Twitter, then talk to another blogger about a collaboration, then go back to the blog post, then moderate some comments, then jump on Facebook and then…. Today we tackle a common topic – time.
    [Comments] Make an App to Engage Your Blog’s Readers
    Utilize the fact that it’s not just an RSS feed, and have them vote, fill out forms, and leave comments without having to use a different interface. Share your experiences in the comments. This guest post is by Leah Goodman of AppsGeyser. few months ago, when I started working for AppsGeyser, a friend asked me if I could turn her blog into an app, to which I responded, “Yes.” ” Then she asked me the more important question: why would she want to do that? There are loads of reasons. Raise the level of engagement. It’s a different level of engagement.
    [Comments] Google News Now Recrawling Updated Articles
    Google News Optimization Tips Google JavaScript Changes Put Publishers in Violation of Sponsored Link Guidelines Yahoo News Syndication: Attribution Links Not SEO-Friendly Leave a Comment Subscribe (1-2 posts per week) Connect with Me Recent Posts Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement? Google employee “Inbal” later provided a more specific time window, indicating “the rate at which we recrawl may vary, but we try to go back and check for changes in article content within the first 12 hours after we first find it.” Does Google News Sitemaps New Format Help Publishers?
    [Comments] 4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why
    Disqus integration for commenting. comment management. Let us know in the comments. This guest post is by Matt Setter of As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via think that, if you’re a blogger and you’ve not used it, then you’re likely in an odd minority. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. But is it necessarily the best choice? Yes, “everybody’s doing it,” but does that make it the right choice? Ready?
  • ENGAGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Comments] Forget the Ice Water; Conquer Your Real Fears Instead
    Check out the Fearless Challenge below—and let us know your fears in the Comments—or better, post them to the website in support of cancer research!  . 'While the #icebucketchallenge continues to dominate your Facebook newsfeed, there’s another challenge that could be trending soon. The Canadian Cancer Society has launched the Fearless Challenge, its effort to “reframe some of the conversation around cancer, and also raise a load of money in the process.”. Created by Lowe Roche, the effort challenges everyday people to post their deepest fears on the society’s website. Image: Flickr
  • 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] Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps
    Again, writers have versioning, copy commenting as well as approval modes. 'Image via Flickr user Andrew Pescod. This is a guest contribution from Poulami Ghosh of PPC Ads Management. If conversion rates really matter to you, you should be aware that every marketing campaign has to have a dedicated landing page. This is particularly true with regard to PPC where you have to pay for every single click. Ask any PPC company and it will tell you the same thing. However, it is not enough to know that you should use a landing page. There are seven steps to creating an effective landing page.
    [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] Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
    June 2nd, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Is the interconnected Web bringing us together, or making us all distracted voyeurs? Want to know what your friends are reading and commenting upon? Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: 4 Detective Tricks to Find Your Customers in Social Media Is Social Conversation a Myth? The last thing I need when I'm shopping is a barrage of comments that say “no&# and “are you crazy?&# Presto! Better?
    [Comments] Real Valley Stories: "The Missiles are in the Air. Please Stay"
    Citing Bush''s comments at the time as we started battles in Iraq, I said, "Marketing needs a regime change." 'Editor''s Note: Part 10 in an irregular series of stories from my 15 years in Silicon Valley. Part 9 talked about the time I emailed the entire company about impending layoffs days before they took place. This time, a story about how, during a stressful time at the office, I got a job offer at a competitor, and over not much more than a weekend''s time, rescinded and stayed instead - all while gaining new promises for career growth. Our online advertising budget was deleted.
    [Comments] The Imperative Of Hope
    It''s got the date, time and even who else liked it and commented on it. 'How are you feeling these days? Facebook is a fascinating social experiment. Post Robin Williams , I feel a steady stream of people dealing with anxiety and depression coming forward to tell their story. As stigmatized as this may still be in our society, I often wonder who among us doesn''t have some form of anxiety and depression about something at some point in their lives? Most of us dull it via things like drinking or drugs, and simply think that we''re just numbing the stress of the day. Amazing. it us.
    [Comments] Don’t Forget to See the Larger Ocean
    But then I got this comment from @pdjmoo : The only problem with using your ocean analogy, Chris, is that that is why are are in such trouble with our oceans and environment. appreciated your thoughtful comment. On my post about how the ocean might hold the key to better defining your business , I made the point that if you tried to serve the entire ocean, your business was doomed to failure. It wrapped up very nicely in the context of the post. This has created chaos among the other industries that depend upon the ocean too. Otherwise good article Chris. business
    [Comments] 5 great articles you may have missed (April 15-21, 2013)
    Share the links in the comment section below. 'Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. magazine. Also, feel free to check out and join my groups on Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. They are great places to discuss social media and connect with like-minded people. Any articles you have read and liked recently? Great Resources Social Media best articles of the week
    [Comments] 12 Essential Tips for Revitalising Your Blog in 2012
    Use a comment. Take a comment from a reader on your site that states something positive, and use it as social proof. Share your plans in the comments. This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Sparring Mind. As 2011 comes to a close, now is a better time than ever to evaluate your blog, its performance, and most importantly, what you can do to improve your blog in 2012! point I always like to drive home is that you will never find blogging success by turning into an “eternal student”, one who always consumes information but never creates or takes action. ebooks.
    [Comments] The Biggest Lie in Blogging and How to Disprove it
    Please share your thoughts in the comments section! This guest post is by Ryan Biddulph of You lie to yourself. Every day as a blogger. Okay, maybe you don’t. Maybe you don’t buy in. But you probably do. If you moan about struggling to blog. Writer’s block. The lie is writer’s block. You have no ideas. You can’t write. So you don’t write. Lose leads. Miss creative practice. Feel comfy cozy in your excuse zone. The worst part about the lie? You can disprove it now. And ten hours from now. Or whenever you pen your next post.
    [Comments] 2014 Reboot: Get Ready for the New Year With a Blog Overhaul
    You press “publish” and bask in retweets, praise, and a flood of comments. Leave a comment below so others might be inspired to do the same. 'We are mining ProBlogger content this week for super-useful information to kick-start your blogging year with gusto. Today we delve into the world of giving your blog a shake-up for 2014 when you’re a bit weary of the same-old same-old. Ryan Barton,  author of  Smart Marketing , shows us the way. This post “9 Steps To Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog” first appeared in May 2012. Look how professional you are.
    [Comments] Is Your B-to-B Content Effective?
    More comments mean more discussions. 'I think we all struggle with understanding ways to match content with the sales process to help the prospect through the sales funnel. recently read an article by   Paul Gustafson   about mastering effective B-to-B content. His points are thought leadership, content that’s easy to consume and the ability to listen to what the customer is saying. to-B audiences can be demanding and we need to help the prospect through the sales funnel. At each stage we have the appropriate content to move them down the line. Original. Comprehensive.
    [Comments] The Practical Guide to Writing Conversational Copy
    Tell me in the comment below how you intend to apply some of the information within this practical guide. 'This is a guest contribution from Monika Mundell, communication strategist and copywriter. Image by Flickr user Rohit Rath. Conversational copy is one of the best ways of creating engagement with a reader. It sets a welcoming, familiar tone that invites readers in. Famous copywriter John Caples delcares conversational copy to be about “You + Me.”. Many people believe they have to be a skilled copywriter to write conversationally. You don’t! Getting the Basics Right. Pain motivates!
    [Comments] Blogging in Brief: Engagement Tools, App Auctions, and Brutal Realism
    Tyler really follows through on this one, turning off comments on the post to encourage readers to get out and act on the post, rather than stay in their chairs and write responses. Share any innovative ideas you’ve spotted with us in the comments. This week has turned up some really interesting ideas for blog reader engagement using technology as well as creative content techniques… Mini reader surveys … and more. Taking a sponsored post one step further. The old-timey vibe on The Art of Manliness stretches even to their images. Realism counts. Get appy. Maybe.
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