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  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Lots of Blogging & Social Media Resources
    Will commenting harm your blogging success ? ways to increase comments on your blog. benefits of leaving comments while blogwalking. Comment design – considerations, best practices, and examples. 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. Blogging.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #30
    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? " Definitely the weirdest thing I've seen this week, and I'm sharing it for no other reason. What it says about how I spend my time is another matter entirely. Did you know that there was a plague of fatal dancing in Strasbourg in the 1500s? While this wasn't a medieval rave, it does seem to be a case of mass hysteria. " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Comments] The Blogger’s Dilemma: When Is it Time to Start Paying for Exposure?
    Make sure the site has a great PR, check to see the average number of tweets and comments that an article on the site receives, and talk with others who have contributed there. Let us know your story in the comments below. This guest post is by Amanda DiSilvestro of Highervisibility. When you’re a blogger, you want to gain as much visibility and authority as you can, and featuring your content on more established websites is one way to make this happen. So what’s the issue? More and more blogs are beginning to ask writers to pay to post content on their pages.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated
    Cottle has a long history of writing highly opinionated pieces that have, no doubt, helped her build a tough skin when it comes to antagonistic comments. That is the beauty of opinions; they are likely (particularly among dissenters) to provoke discussions in the comments and, if they are divisive enough, to prompt entire posts providing an alternate position. Let’s chat about it in comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. You may have voted for Sarah Palin.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Comments] I Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being!
    chatted, commented, liked, moderated, shared and tweeted like a full-on social media butterfly. This guest post is by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering. ve developed a tweet. It’s involuntary and annoying. My vision’s distorted. All I’m seeing are the letters S, E and O. Worse, I think I’m losing my mind because I don’t know who some of my friends are—at all—no idea who they are. play with my widget all day. m obsessively turning my plug-ins off and on, off and on. m stumbling and tumbling around most of the time and alarmingly, there’s a growth mutating out of the side of my name.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Comments] Klout and the Reality of Return on Influence
    I’m sure you experience this, and you mention this in the book, is that people maybe you don’t even know are tweeting you and maybe they’re leaving a comment, and in their mind they’re building up this social capital in your bank. Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Abbreviated transcript below. Please watch video for entire interview.). Jay: Welcome, everybody. It’s Jay Baer at Convince & Convert , joined today by a very special guest, my good friend Mark W. Schaefer. Mr. Schaefer, how are you, good sir?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Comments] Wealth Creation Through Blogging
    Commenting on blogs. can’t tell you how many times I have checked out a site because I liked a comment I read somewhere else, and Google Analytics tells me others do the same with my site too. If you want to develop your comment strategy, you might like this guide to writing killer comments. This guest post is by Shaun of MoneyCactus. There’s a blog for just about everything these days. Some are a lot better than others, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that any blog has the potential to become great. Good bloggers understand this.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Comments] What PostRank Helps Me Do
    When you mouseover the number to the right, you see how many comments the post received, whether it was shared on Digg, on Twitter, bookmarked on Delicious, etc. If more people bookmarked it, but there weren’t many comments, they thought of it as a resource. I use the PostRank WordPress Plugin to tell me which of my posts really took off beyond my site and into social sharing, and which stayed relatively flat. Most recently, the plugin showed me that my post, Storytelling for Business , really traveled far. The Cool Part. Lord knows I do, sometimes. PostRank for WordPress.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Comments] How to Grow Gracefully
    Comment on their blogs, share their posts and grow together. Write about what you know, but use reader comments and feedback to solve problems. This guest post is by Courtney Carver of bemorewithless.com. If anyone tells you that launching a blog doesn’t take blood, sweat, and tears, get your money back. There is no doubt that launching and growing a successful blog takes time, energy, and dedication. There are so many recommendations about how to grow your readership that you might find yourself focusing on the wrong things to start. Lots of them. Say thank you. Connect.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [Comments] Tell us what you think about Open Community.
    Please leave us a comment or question! Get this badge. We know lots of you have now bought the book. Please give us feedback, let us know what you thought, let us know how you’re sharing ideas with colleagues, let us know if you disagree with anything in the book… We’re dying to hear from you. Check out the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. Here’s where we traveled last week. 11/15/10 — Thanks for Playing | Elizabeth Engel - Monday Top 5: Open Community. Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
    [Comments] What You Need to Know About Your Stats if You Want to Work With Brands on Your Blog
    The whole way it works is complicated and, to be honest, a bit nonsensical because unlike with traditional media where you can know how many people bought the publication but not how many people actually read the bit about your business, you can measure exactly how many people clicked on a link about your post, how long they spent reading that post and what they did after they read it (comments, clicked away, clicked on a link to the business etc…). One of the biggest challenges for businesses is how to determine the ROI (return on investment) with bloggers. The impact of search.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
    [Comments] Three Easy Video Formats for First-time Vloggers
    Darren is known to do this himself on his YouTube channel , and you’ll see through the comments that people really enjoy getting a personal take from a blogger via video. I’d love to hear your thoughts on video in the comments. This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Sparring Mind. YouTube is the next big thing for blogging. Seems like pretty poor advice, since everybody is hopping all over Pinterest and people have known about YouTube for a long time. The thing is, few bloggers are utilizing YouTube to its full potential. Screen-capture videos. Interview videos.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Comments] How Do You Know if You’re Succeeding?
    Amateurs can make choices based on their raw enjoyment, their traffic numbers, their comments, and their links, but professionals need to measure their return on investment (ROI). It’s easy to forget, since blogging is a broadcast medium (you write, others read), that comments and emails are from real people who took a real chunk out of their day to not only pay attention to you, but to give you something in return. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by Josh Klein of Digital Strategy with Josh Klein. You had an idea for a blog.
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Comments] Personal and Digital Inventory for 2013
    It’s a sight to behold when you take the time to look at your entire digital fingerprint from status updates to photos, videos, blogs and comments. Tell me about you goals for 2013 in the comments below. In the past year countless choices have been made, relationships forged, and for the first time ever, much of what we’ve accomplished has been recorded digitally. In a digital world, there’s no hiding from the ripple effect of our actions. Both the good and the bad leave ripple effects across spacetime and the digital cosmos. What are you truly capable of?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Comments] Blog Writing: Answers to Top 9 FAQs
    It can be to download an eBook, request a consultation, or as simple as to leave a comment. Share them in the comments below and we’ll add them to this post or the next ones to come. 'As our customers approach us for blog writing services, they tend to ask the same questions over and over. Business blogging is different from personal, you are limited in time and have to set priorities… Often it’s just difficult to find the time to do the writing even though you know your business and your customers extremely well. Image Credit: LimeRed Studio. Will I be a good blog writer?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
    [Comments] How A Few Tweets Led to a 370% Increase In My Traffic
    I’d love to hear about them in the comments. This guest post is by Tom Meitner of The Practical Nerd. ?The The other night, I found out author/marketer Chris Brogan was in town. am a big fan of his and his book Trust Agents , so I wanted to go meet him. m not going to go through all of the details of the tweet exchange—you can read about how I wound up not meeting him after all on my blog. Photo by Aidan Jones, licensed under Creative Commons. However, as a result of trying to meet him, I had a conversation with him via Twitter. That doesn’t sound that interesting, does it?
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Comments] The Sweet Opportunity of Choosing Your Customer
    I had an interesting comment from someone at an event recently. Jump into the comments. We were picking apart my Twitter stream and I was explaining my philosophy around it. He raised his hand and said, “Well, to be really honest, I wouldn’t be all that interested in seeing your pictures of bacon.” ” In this case, he meant quite literally the picture above, but in the larger sense, he was saying, “I want a business-focused person to follow.” That’s a choice, though, and it’s something I encourage you to consider. Simple. My take?
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Comments] The 3 Dimension's of Great Business Ideas
    Depth is created by comments and futher sharing that give you concepts of how that idea can work better, can evolve, can be amended etc. Too often people feel as though they need to protect ideas. They feel those ideas give them control. As I always say it is not the idea's that give you control, it is the sharing of idea's that give you control. Imagine if Einstein had kept all his ideas to himself? He is considered a genius because of sharing his idea's and allowing others to benefit, add and evolve his idea's into different products. BUT people say.if
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [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.
  • GAURAVONOMICS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [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.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [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?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Comments] 5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows
    Writing a comment somewhere? See you in comments! ­­­­­. 'This is a guest contribution from Tim Soulo. This year I’ve managed to grow a photography blog by 500% in about 6 months and I think I’ve learned something along the way. was following five fundamental things that you can learn from any marketing blog, but I like to think that I’ve made a few personal discoveries about each of them. And the most important of all the discoveries is how these five fundamentals unite into one solid strategy. Once you comprehend it ­ your blog will start growing. Write Mind Blowing Content.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #71
    The comment thread on this one is just as informative." 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? "We're increasingly dependent on computers to manage our lives - from picking our route to work to testing the air we breathe and the water we drink. " (Alistair for Hugh). Silly name, silly company, silly product? The Economist. Well, you're not alone. " (Hugh for Mitch).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #56
    Not only is there some lively back and forth, but the comments are also hot and bothered. 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? "Pi is wrong. Okay, not really; it's just overcomplicated. Like saying 'four halves' when you could just say 'two.' At least, that's what Michael Hartl claims. missed Tau Day (6/28), but this is still worth reading." " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • 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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
    [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.
  • DANNY WHATMOUGH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [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.
  • 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.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [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 Staggering Social Media Insights – The Best of Twitter 20 eBook March 10th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet I’m very proud to launch my new ebook that chronicles the best moments from my Twitter 20 series of live interviews on Twitter. You can download it free below. If not.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [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 WordPress.com blog to the WordPress.org platform. We’ve discussed the differences between these two platforms before, because more than one blogger has been caught up by the limitations of WordPress.com (usually the limitation that this platform doesn’t allow you to monetize your blog).
  • JUSTIN LEVY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [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
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [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: payroll.intuit.com.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2007
    [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.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [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.
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010
    [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.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [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. 
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [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.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [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
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [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.
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [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.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Comments] Mobelize Your Wordpress Blog! | jasonyormark.com
    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 Mejasonyormark.com 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. 
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011
    [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.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [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.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [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!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [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.
  • TRADESMEN INSIGHTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Comments] From MAGNET: How to Sustain Lean Results
    Comment below or email at  michael.odonnell@magnetwork.org. '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. 
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
    [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 Brandonyawa.com. 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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [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!
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
    [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)"
  • WEB METRICS GURU  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [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.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [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.
  • TARINA.BLOGGING.FI  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [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 ?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [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.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [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?
  • 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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
    [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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
    [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."
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
    [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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
    [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 petridish.org 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).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [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).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [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?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [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
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [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.
  • TREY PENNINGTON  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [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.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
    [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)"
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [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!
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [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.”
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [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 [chrisbrogan.com] , I have a lot of ways one can share.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [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.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [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.
  • ALMOST SAVVY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [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.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [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 [chrisbrogan.com] 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?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [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!
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [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.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [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?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [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  Bloggingwizard.com. 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. Commun.it
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