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    [Comments] How I doubled my unique visitors in six months (and tripled them in a year)
    find it much easier to interact with superstar bloggers and influential people who are inundated with Tweets and Facebook comments, but are not so overwhelmed on Google Plus. 'This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts. Welcome to 2014, folks – a year we hope to bring you even more tips and advice to make your blog everything you want it to be! Let’s kick off with both feet in the direction of unique browsers, and how to get them to come to your website. Diversify – it’s the advice you hear in all sorts of blogging situations. Diversify your income streams.
    [Comments] Five for Friday 7.9
    Be sure to read the comments for the piece as well. Share your thoughts in the comments below or with your own networks. Comments - Leave a comment! blog comments powered by Disqus Stay connected Recent Posts Can influence be bought? Home About Archives Press Clips Spark Advisors Suggested Reading Five for Friday 7.9 Written on July 9, 2010 by Espo in Five for Friday How was your week? Mine was, well not a week, but two working business days. This post will be posted as I get ready for my brother-in-law’s wedding so the articles are from earlier in the week.
    [Comments] A Response to Social Media is Not A Vocation
          This website uses IntenseDebate comments , but they are not currently loaded because either your browser doesnt support JavaScript, or they didnt load fast enough. 1 comment… read it below or add one } NZmoores August 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm Yep, agree with you. Home About Pushing Social #FF Gratitude Journal 4 My Tweeps Archives Contact Subscribe Pushing Social A Response to: Chris Brogan’s “Social Media is Not A Vocation&# by Stanford on July 15, 2010 Spread it! It’s vintage Brogan.In My vote is no. A plumber isn’t defined by his wrench. You too!
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & a Cute Cat Commercial
    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. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a Japanese cat commercial, and what’s coming up on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging. WordPress.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Comments] For the NFL, a Good Problem to Have (Part 2)
    At the dawn of the NFL, the most influential American social commentator was H.L. It will be American historians, journalists, filmmakers, and social commentators, all with full, unfettered access to NFL content, just as NFL Films was granted five decades ago. 'When we left our hero —National Football League CMO Mark Waller—he sounded like a man drowning in a sea of content. . We have a responsibility and desire to tell the story of the past,” Waller told The New York Times. What we have to do is a better job of integrating all these stories.”. Ed Neal broke my nose seven times.
    [Comments] The Top 6 SEO Resources for Bloggers
    If you can recommend others, though, let us know about them in the comments. This guest post is by  Matt Beswick. For anyone involved in SEO, staying on top of the game is a difficult task thanks to the unpredictable nature of the business. As a blogger, however, it’s almost impossible—all you want to be doing is writing great content and generating traffic, right? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, things change in the blink of an eye, so keeping tabs on the latest SEO witchcraft inevitably demands a lot of research off the clock. SEOmoz. Search Engine Land.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Comments] The 5 Forgotten Keys to Extraordinary Blogging Success
    I’d love to hear about them in the comments. This guest post is by Mr. Self Development of Mr. Self Success is not the result of luck, chance, or coincidence.  Success comes when an individual decides to follow the principles of success. The principles of success will produce success every time.  So today I want to talk about five success principles that will result in successful blogging. Get motivated. Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.” Anonymous. Nothing happens without motivation.  You must have a vision that motivates you. 
    [Comments] Study Proves Facebook and Digg Visitors More Loyal; Twitter in Last Place
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Are you a loyal visitor? When you browse the web every day, when you log on, are there websites that you go to every day? We all have a few websites that we constantly watch or constantly read. And that’s a good thing. Apparently you feel that the content on those websites keep you coming back enough that they cause you to be a loyal reader. There is a new study out that shows that people who visit Digg and Facebook are more loyal readers than on other web sites. Visitors to and are not as loyal. Digg 16.09%. Yahoo!
    [Comments] AMA Handbook of Public Relations Published
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Before the invasion of YouTube , Facebook , and bloggers, the Internet was embraced by visionary PR professionals working feverishly to develop online content to advance a client’s agenda. But since the birth of social media, citizen journalism and an ever-evolving world of online communications, we are facing new challenges more complicated than ever before. If you are a Public Relations Specialist, how can you exploit what’s new and exciting on the technology front without overlooking traditional media that still matter? Hardcover). Robert L.
  • BILL HARTZER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Comments] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? This is only one seo tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point. For this search engine optimization tip, let’s talk more about content and adding content to your web site. That is simply not the case. They are, in fact, updated on a regular basis and contain a lot of good content on their subject. Web Sites that Rank Well Are Experts. Digg this!
    [Comments] Twitter IS NOT the Same As Facebook Status Updates « The Spinks Blog
    3) Conversation On the facebook feed, the conversation around an update comes in the form of comments that are listed under the update.  How does a conversation being listed in one group of comments somehow limit conversation? How do comments not encourage the initial poster to maintain the conversation? If anything, facebook’s compiling of all comments makes it easier to have a conversation because people can see all the comments. think that we want to be heard as much as we don’t want to leave comments in the wrong circumstances.
    [Comments] Great Way To Help Clean Up Stumbleupon
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Yes, that’s right. StumbleUpon has just released some fantastic improvements to its review pages. Rather than having the old way of a Helpful? Yes/No next to each reviewer, there is now a much more comprehensive Flag This menu. Don’t let the Flag this make you think it is only to report spam or offensive behavior. Personally, I liked the Helpful yes/no since I could see who I marked as helpful or not if I chose too, whereas now I’d need to click on the dropdown for each reviewer. Now you’ll have your say. Digg this!
    [Comments] 4 Ways to Sell More Products Online
    Comments on both your blog and on other blogs within your niche are also a great place to look for this, as are trending topics on places like Google+ or Twitter. In one respect, it makes sense again to think of yourself like a business with need for customer service representatives; if someone comments on your blog or tweets a complaint about a product, they deserve a response, even if it’s just a “Thanks!” 'This is a guest contribution from Rosie Scott of The New Craft Society. But there’s a difference between, “Hey mom! and, you know, actually making a living. or a retweet.
    [Comments] Content Creation vs Content Promotion: Where is the Balance?
    'A few days ago we published a post on ProBlogger titled ‘ Forget about Marketing: Concentrate on Blogging ‘, which led to some interesting discussion on Twitter and in the comments. love the points author Nicholas Whitmore made in the post but I wanted to give a few thoughts, based on my own experience, on developing great content and promoting your blog. Nicholas wrote some great arguments for focusing your energy on writing great content as the central way of growing your blog. ” I completely agree with this sentiment. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.
    [Comments] How to Launch a Product on Your Blog (and Sell Out in 12 Hours!)
    It worked, and my friend Eugene made a comment likening me to Freddy Krueger. Leave a comment and let us know… Danny Iny ( @DannyIny ) skyrocketed his industry-leading marketing blog to success by writing 80+ guest posts on major blogs in less than a year (earning him the nickname “The Freddy Krueger of Blogging”). This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. Congratulations, you’ve made it. You’ve worked hard and paid your dues, and finally you have a blog with healthy traffic and a large list of engaged subscribers. mean, at this point, what could go wrong?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
    [Comments] Optimize the Most Underutilized Page of Your Blog
    I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. He is always happy to connect to his readers through blog comments and ready to help those are beginning their journey online. This guest post is by Sid of GeeksMakeMoney. Whilst it’s easy to get excited about crafting your latest blog post it’s far less likely you’ll be kept awake at night thinking about your blog’s Contact page. Indeed many bloggers don’t even bother to add a Contact page to their blog at all—but this can be a big mistake. Site problems. Spelling mistakes. Grammatical errors.
    [Comments] 4 Ways to Use Video Logging to Grow Your Community
    Since I switched over to emailing video posts in my weekly emails, my open and click rates have doubled, my subscribers have tripled, and the comments have doubled. This guest post is by Erin Giles of Have you been telling yourself for months that you should start video logging? It wasn’t until I launched my new business that I realized the power that video logging has in growing a business’s community. Give your email subscribers some personal attention. Ensure more clicks. Think about it. Give them a call to action. Put a face to your story.
    [Comments] Lessons Learned from Cubetree; an Enterprise Social Software Company
    Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Lessons Learned from Cubetree; an Enterprise Social Software Company View Comments January 22nd, 2010 I had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Cubetree last night and one of the things we talked about were some of the lessons Cubetree has learned over the past 2 years of being in business.  I first became acquainted with Cubetree at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco where they won a best-in-show award.  ROI takes a while for a company to figure out.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    [Comments] Implementing Enterpise 2.0 at Vistaprint Part Three: Operational.
    at Vistaprint Part Three: Operational Impact View Comments March 7th, 2010 This is part three in a series of four posts on how Vistaprint has been implementing Enterprise 2.0 Thanks in advance 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, Social Media Globetrotter Home Consulting Speaking Travel Blog About SOCIAL MEDIA GLOBETROTTER Implementing Enterpise 2.0
    [Comments] Five for Friday
    The biggest reason because of this “But the leaked documents that are interesting to me are the ones that talk about how they are creating personas to “attack” journalists, bloggers, commenters, and real people to “smear enemies and distort the truth.” I love short weeks, especially ones where they are jam packed with stuff to do. On top of planning out some things at work, I also brewed the latest batch of my homebrew and guest lectured at my friend Ari Herzog ‘s social media class. Let me know if I missed any articles. Social Media Killing Blogs…Here We Go Again. Read on….
    [Comments] Five for Friday 01.14.11
    Really classy and  to top it off, the company hasn’t commented on the situation. You have to love weeks that have a day off somewhere in the middle, let’s call it Wednesday. Even though it wasn’t a full-fledged vacation, a snow day with some work from home was just as good as a off-day. Funny thing about the snow on Wednesday was that 49 of the 50 states had some snow fall, the lone exception was Florida. Here is hoping that the Ravens can make it two wins over the Steelers at Heinz Field. How about you any big weekend plans? Is your team still alive and well in the playoffs?
    [Comments] Five for Friday 01.07.11
    Since I commented on the original article and shared it with you, I would be remiss if I did not share with you. The first full week back after a long vacation including New Year’s Eve definitely drags. My week was filled with visitors starting on NYE with my buddy Nick, then a couple that we’re friends with came to watch football and then my brother was in to install some lights/fans for us. The work week was slow some days, but fast others. One of them was Scoble , who thought that things were taken out of context. Is Quora Just A Social Media Crush?
    [Comments] Blogging On the Go: Are Mobile Apps Up To It?
    The WordPress app is detailed, with a multitude of features including the accessible dashboard user interface, which gives you one-tap access to every blogging feature you need, from posting and creating new pages, to comments and checking statistics. Share them with us in the comments. This guest post is by Barry Cooke of With the rise of mobile technology and citizen journalism, being able to blog while on the move is increasingly important. Unfortunately, many blogging apps are limited, clunky, and make updating from your mobile smartphone or tablet inefficient.
    [Comments] The Complete Bloggers Guide to Facebook Marketing
    Did you know that two billion posts are Liked and commented on each day and, on average, Facebook users spend over 700 BILLION minutes a month on Facebook? In the left column, right below the number of fans, you’ll see a number that reflects the number of people who are talking about you on Facebook at that moment (sharing your posts, liking your content, commenting on your updates, etc.). This guide to Facebook Marketing is written by guest writer Amy Porterfield. Register to get access to this Webinar here now. One Billion. The powerhouse network continues to climb.
    [Comments] Selling with Social Media: The Old Fashioned Way in a New Media Day
    Chat with people, leave comments, click the like button and show that you are in fact active. Blast. “Knock, Knock&# is the sounds that use to symbolize a salesman’s presence, with a great haircut, suit to match and briefcase in hand. Although presentation was of importance, it wasn’t exactly what got him in the door; and even though what he was selling may have been what the client was looking for, it would be his persona that would get his pitch heard. Reviving Old Habits in New Media. Here are tips on how to apply old ways of selling to a new medium. Don’t Mask Yourself.
    [Comments] Turn Up the Beat: 6 Best Social Music Sites
    Musicians and fans also get the chance to interact through comments, messages and bulletins. The Internet is a great medium for a number of different activities. You can get your news, conduct business, or stay in contact with friends and family. Two of the most popular uses in today’s society are music and social networking. There are a number of great websites that perform one or both of these tasks. The following websites are the ones that I believe, offer the most unique features, have the biggest audience, or mix both aspects together most effectively: 5. Myspace. PureVolume. iLike.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
    [Comments] Social Equity: The Benefits of a BizBlog
    Tell us where we can find it in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'There can be some notable benefits of a BizBlog for your company, and you should certainly be taking advantage of them. First, what is a BizBlog? If you guessed the most obvious choice and figured it stands for business blog, you are right. And there can be substantial benefits of a BizBlog for your company. There are three main areas in which a BizBlog can add considerable value to your brand. First, there a substantial SEO benefits to a blog (and a BizBlog in particular). SEO Benefits of a BizBlog. Self-Promotion.
    [Comments] 4 Essentials to Consider Before Starting Your Next Blog
    ve found the best way to blog is to break up your post into three main categories: Cutting-edge: This usually involves commenting about recent/cutting-edge developments in your industry(i.e. This guest post is by Nivin of So, you’ve decided to start a blog? By now I’m sure you would’ve noticed that every man, woman, and their dogs seems to have their very own blog.That leaves you with the unenviable task of answering the ultimate question for any blogger: Why should your audience care? And to help you do that, consider these four points carefully.
    [Comments] Reusing Freelance Writing Online: the Pros and Pitfalls
    d been thanklessly blogging for about 18 months—five posts a week, very little to show for it in the way of traffic, and regular comments … all was going steadily, but not gangbusters—when I received a call from the editor of mX newspaper here in Melbourne. Share your negotiating tips and advice with us in the comments. This guest post is by Emma Merkas of $30 Date Night. It was my blog that landed me my weekly newspaper column. The Internet has more than levelled the publishing playing field—judging by the state of traditional media outlets right now, it’s all but demolished it.
    [Comments] Talking Funny: What Can Bloggers Learn from Comedians?
    ProBlogger is full of great examples of relationship building, such as showing your readers you care by responding to their comments. would love to see your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by Dan Meyers of Your Life, Their Life. recently watched Ricky Gervais’ new show on HBO, Talking Funny , with guest comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K. These guys are the top of their field and use the show to discuss their strategies. If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, you know they didn’t get to where they are by luck. Interested?  Check
    [Comments] Open Community Virtual Book Tour = Awesome.
    We’ll be paying close attention to any comments and discussions that happen in each of these places, and we’ll be there to answer questions or talk in more depth about whatever comes up. As part of our Open Community book launch, we are doing a really exciting VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR. The full schedule is here. Subject to change, of course, and no need to go and put all of these dates in your calendar – which we know you were about to do – because we’ll let you know each week where we’ll be over the next few days! 11/01/10 –  Engage365 Blog.
    [Comments] Published Social Media Research in Education
    Please comment below with additional sources, I will make updates to this post as more sources are found! 'Published research on emerging technologies, such as social media is becoming more and more prevalent. However, with lags in publication timelines and lengthly research methodologies and analysis, by the time a study is released the technology it once looked at may not be as ‘emerging.’ ’  For example, Myspace continues to be seen the research, as five or six years ago it may have still had high volumes of active users. Good luck! Enjoy this program here [link].
    [Comments] The Man in the Middle
    Some of his articles can receive 10, 15, even 20 comments within an hour. For nearly a month, a good portion of my daily routine has had me combing through the Twitosphere, looking for engaging finance related news to share on my own recently launched social news site for finance – Shmish. It is my hope that others will follow suit and Shmish will become a vibrant community for the sharing of finance related news. There are many notable contributors such as @ritholtz, @alea_, @reformedbroker and @zerohedge – each of whom provide real substance to the conversation stream.
    [Comments] Social Pros Podcast 6 – Chad Pollitt, Kuno Creative
    think that there are comments on the page. If you’re listening to this on the Social Pros page, you can leave your comment below and give us your opinion as well, because we’d love to hear it. Essentially, pruning or unfriending or deleting friends or deleting comments and photo tags is way more popular than it was just a couple years ago. Forty-four percent have deleted comments that people have made on their profile, which is up from a third two years ago. This is Episode 5 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. Right?
    [Comments] Google’s Panda Update—the Lessons I Learned
    ll give you a few suggestions, and maybe you can recommend others in the comments: is a blog I’ve mentioned before. If you have a Panda experience to share, or some tips to add, I’d love to hear them in the comments. This guest post is by Kevin Sanders, of Things were going well over at my fitness blog. was not an A-lister, but traffic was steadily increasing. was starting to get ranked for several lower competition keywords. Organic traffic was improving. Then suddenly my search engine traffic dropped dramatically.
    [Comments] Soleil Shines a New Light, Thank Yous
    Just below his comment my sister said something similar, every time a baby is born, a parent is also born. Soleil Maya Livingston joined us this morning at 3:31 a.m. The parents thought a blog was in order to wish her a very warm welcome. Before waxing poetic, we want to thank the great people who wished Soleil a warm arrival today, and congratulated Caitlin and I. So many people reached out to us on the interwebs. It was amazing! Hundreds, from Norway to Argentina, and that was just incredible. It literally brought tears to our eyes seeing all of the responses. Totally unexpected.
    [Comments] Two Paradigms of Digital Activism: Empowering With Information and.
    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 45 queries. Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! In the second paradigm of digital activism, you work with a group that is anything but disadvantaged. For more, read my bio.
    [Comments] What I Learned from an Indonesian Resort about Blogging
    Inviting comments in your posts. Using ‘Gravatars’ in your comments so people have the opportunity to see their own face on your blog when they do interact. Responding to comment. Over the last two weeks I’ve been lucky enough to have some time away with my family in Singapore and Indonesia. With our 3rd child arriving in early July it was our babymoon and a last chance to get away with our two little guys for a bit. I’ve never been to a resort quite like this one before. This continued for the coming 7 days that we were guests. The list could go on.
    [Comments] and You Mr. Jones
    If this has been useful, leave a comment to share your thoughts, or LIKE it to share it with your friends. and You Mr. Jones : Comments If this has been useful, leave a comment to share your thoughts, or LIKE it to share it with your friends. Recent Comments Seo Services on Typepad vs Wordpress Series - Own Your Blog Jeff Korhan on Authenticity Guidelines Supra Skytop II on A Social Networking Theory Walter Adamson on 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding Walter Adamson on Authenticity Guidelines Jeff Korhan on What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You?
    [Comments] The Intangibles of Social Media
    and the commentators were talking about a particular player and what he brought to the team. This weekend I was watching football (Go Gators!) They talked about his touchdowns and rushing yards, and play making abilities. All the reasons you recruit a player. But then they started talking about his intangibles – what he brings to the team that doesn’t show up in his scouting report or post game stats. They talked about his work ethic, how he makes players want to come to practice and perform. They talked about his leadership abilities and how he rallies the team to work together.
    [Comments] YourHealth — clever consultation, minor issues
    10) Keeping tabs (2) Tagged as: australia , community , government 2.0 , participation Cancel reply Leave a Comment Additional comments powered by BackType Previous post: links for 2009-10-16 Next post: links for 2009-10-20 Find Featured One to watch What now for Government 2.0 Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community. For this, I think the folks at YourHealth deserve some congratulations. stuff. of course, they’re moderating.
    [Comments] How to Harness Your Email List to Help Pay Your Rent
    Engage people in email, Twitter, comment threads, etc. As a general rule, I reply to every comment on my blog, and Twitter and Facebook accounts. work from home so it’s easy for me to do this, but even if you work in an office, you should make an effort to reply to contacts and commenters each evening when you get home. I’d really like to open up the comments now and ask you guys for any advice from your own email campaigns. Do leave a comment and let me know. He has sold several blogs for $20,000 plus and answers every comment he gets on his blog.
    Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment. Share this on Facebook Share this on Linkedin Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Reddit Tagged as: Law Firms , Legal Marketing Association , LMA , Managing Partner , Marketing Partner , Professional Development , Social Media { 1 trackback } Zen & The Art of Legal Networking May 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm { 2 comments… read them below or add one } Lindsay Griffiths March 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm What a great post, Nancy! Your comments and friendship are very valuable to me. I know, what’s new?!
    [Comments] How to Get Your Headshot to Appear in Google Results—Wherever Your Content is Published
    Let us know in the comments. This guest post is by Jeff Foster of WebBizIdeas. Many people who blog want their image to appear next to their listing in Google’s search engine results (SERP) when either they publish a post, their guest contributors publish a post, or when they guest post on other sites. What is the correct way to code your blog to ensure your content looks like this in First, does having this picture in the SERP results increase Click Thru Rate (CTR)? Yes. Cyrus Shepard had a great blog post on SEOMOZ about how just changing his picture increased CTR by 35% !
    [Comments] Social Networking with Your Grandchildren
    In these, you can set what emails you would like the social networking site to send that notify you of upcoming birthdays, new comments, and more. 'I’m sure you’ve been hearing about Facebook and Google on the news for ages now. You wonder how your grandchildren can find the time to update these sites every couple of minutes, and yet they don’t call you more than once a month. In the past decade, social networking has caught on as the preferred communication method of the younger generation. Anyone can join who has an email address and Internet access. Socialnomics
    [Comments] How to Create a Website and Sell it for $200,000
    created a fan base in a simple two-step process on my website: I engaged my readers by opening discussions with them about my articles, encouraging them to leave comments, and having conversations with them. Let me know in the comments! This guest post is by Patrick Meninga of  Make Money with No Work. Over the last four years, I created a single website that exceeded $2,000 in monthly income, and sold for six figures to one of my direct advertisers. When I started this journey, I had no idea what I was doing. Looking back, it is easy to see which actions produced the most income.
    [Comments] A Day I’ll Always Remember
    In the comments, fire away with any questions you have about the book, the tour, the process, or otherwise. And as one chapter ends, another begins. Today is the official release date of The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter & More Social , my new book co-written with my friend Amber Naslund about how companies need to retool from the inside out to meet the real-time business challenges presented by social media. Many of you have purchased the book , and I thank you vigorously. Some of you have received it and have begun reading it. Organize Your Armies.
    [Comments] It's Time for Real-Time
    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 It’s Time for Real-Time June 11th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet When I was a kid, I set a few goals: Having a laundry chute (I’m easily amused) Having a pool table Owning my own company Learning to play guitar Writing a book The first three I got handled pretty easily.
    [Comments] The Secret to Blog Popularity
    I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments. This guest post is by Ankesh Kothari of Psychologist Antonius Cillessen of the University of Connecticut wondered how kids became popular. So he started researching social behaviors and peer relations of early adolescent kids in American schools. And he found something very interesting. He found that every school had a bunch of very friendly kids who are socially accepted and liked by everyone. But they are never considered popular. Copyright mangostock - Apple. Rolex. Rivendell bikes.
    [Comments] Stand Out in the Popular Pet Blogging Niche
    Over time, I got over my shyness and started asking people to tell their friends about my blog, share a post, and comment on an article or status update. Share your tips for success with us in the comments. This guest post is by Kimberly Gauthier of Keep the Tail Wagging. When I was planning the launch of  Keep the Tail Wagging , I heard the question “Do you know how many pet blogs are out there?” As ” As John pointed out yesterday , this is a big niche, with a lot of competition. Keep the Tail Wagging launched January 1, 2012.  In Keyword research. Simple SEO.
    [Comments] Web Journal and Jeremiah’s Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights
    This was a long week and the insights keep piling up – in this case, Jeremiah Owyang’s latest matrix on Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights was posted today and had some pretty perceptive comments in what it said and what left out. suspect Altimeter Group does a bit more than create matrix diagrams like the one on Brand Monitoring, as I find matrices  both satisfying yet limiting, especially if that’s all we ever get to see publicly (as an unpaid client).   Category. Description and Example. Current State. What no one tells you. Brand Monitoring. Aware.
    [Comments] 8 Tips To Launch Successful Challenges at Your Blog
    Throughout 30DLBL, my site received over a thousand comments from readers. read through as many comments as I could and replied to all the questions that they asked. also made a point of responding to as many participant comments as possible, so that they would be encouraged to share more. Tell us about it in the comments. This guest post is by Celestine Chua of The Personal Excellence Blog. Earlier this year, I launched a challenge called 30 Days To Live a Better Life (30DLBL) on my blog. was proven wrong. By the end of the day, there were over 100 participants.
    [Comments] How I Make Money Blogging: Income Split for July 2010
    few comments: Obviously there was a big eBook spike in June as we launched a photography eBook that month. Over the last few months I’ve been sharing a monthly breakdown of where my income comes from in the hope of illustrating some of the methods bloggers might like to look at when making money from blogging (see previous months linked to below). The month of July was the second month in a row where eBooks were the biggest money maker for me. Here’s a pie chart showing the percentage breakdowns. have also added a ‘total’ line to this chart to track total income.
    [Comments] 4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog
    Without the why, you may soon find yourself questioning your motivation and your resolve as you have to write yet another post, make a tweak or design change to your blog, search for affiliates, comment in forums, and do solid keyword research. Content Promotion (Social Media, Blog and Post commenting, telling friends and family). This guest post is by Matthew Setter of The Dreamers Manifesto. Have you wanted to start a blog, a website or an online business, but you’re not sure where to begin? searching for and getting in touch with affiliates and partners (i.e., Measurable.
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #86
    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? Literally Unbelievable. " The Onion is funny. But nobody would take it seriously, right? Turns out, plenty of people -- including the occasional congressman -- do, frothing with righteous indignation all over Facebook. Hilarity ensues. What the Internet needs is a healthy dose of skepticism." " (Alistair for Hugh). Is GPS All in Our Heads?
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #70
    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 piece struck two chords with me. As a kid, I loved the Paddington Bear story about a game show: The host asks Paddington, 'If you cut an 8-foot plank in half, and those pieces in half, and those pieces in half, how long would each piece be?' Paddington replies, '8 feet.' The announcer yells, 'wrong!' I've also long hated tailored Lego. Ben E.
    [Comments] Put Out the Welcome Mat: How to Run a Blog Contest with Panache
    You will get more comments, social media props, and testimonials than you thought possible. The easiest way to invite people to participate in a giveaway is to have them comment on a blog post. First, gather the contestants and have them comment or film videos, then set up the finalists in a poll. This guest post is by Nathalie Lussier. Whether you’ve got a new blog or want to jump start your existing blog, you have two options: 1) keep blogging and hope it pans out, 2) try something different. In this post you’ll learn how to run a blog contest with panache.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Comments] Blogging at Home? Fight Lethargy With a Solid Morning Routine
    Jokes aside, the truth is that I can’t find any good research on the positive effects of wearing business attire (please let me know in the comments if you can hunt down some relevant studies). This guest post is by Chris Martucci of For those of you who work from home, lethargy can be your greatest adversary. It’s not always easy to get your head in the game when you’re sitting on your couch in your tighty-whities eating a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. But don’t be so quick to blame the Fruity Pebbles—Fruity Pebbles are delicious. Get a routine. Brew my morning coffee.
    [Comments] The iPhone 4 Review You've Been Waiting For!
    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 / Apple / The iPhone 4 Review You’ve Been Waiting For! Subcribe via RSS The iPhone 4 Review You’ve Been Waiting For! July 1st, 2010 Posted in Apple Tweet Share I always find it amusing to find reviews of gadgets the DAY they launch. Really? Unless you’ve had a device for a good few days (and I would argue weeks), can you really give a review that’s based on regular usage?
    [Comments] The iPhone 4 Review You've Been Waiting For!
    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 / Apple / The iPhone 4 Review You’ve Been Waiting For! Subcribe via RSS The iPhone 4 Review You’ve Been Waiting For! July 1st, 2010 Posted in Apple Tweet Share I always find it amusing to find reviews of gadgets the DAY they launch. Really? Unless you’ve had a device for a good few days (and I would argue weeks), can you really give a review that’s based on regular usage?
    [Comments] Tweet Post regarding Social Media ROI
    3 comments } Ventego October 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm Thank you! Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ Tweet Post regarding Social Media ROI by trey on October 21, 2009 Though I'm not saying making close friends through social media addresses "the ROI question," it definitely speaks to the value question. Though there is an answer, it will forever be unsatisfying for those who demand a formula. I’m eager to hear what you think, too. link] Social media ROI? Good point. ROI is ROI.
    [Comments] Take a Twitter Audit
    For instance, I went to a marketing professional’s blog, saw that none of his posts had any comments, and then when I went to his Twitter account, I noted that it was all blurts of his posts and self-promotion. Wondering how you’re going to use social media to build business and grow your presence? Do you ever stop to look around and see how you’re faring? Services like Twitter are great for listening and connecting, but they work a lot better if you take a look back. Break open your Twitter account and see what you answer to the following questions? Is less more?
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #177
    " (Mitch for Hugh), 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 ran a Strata online event on November 5th that looked at privacy and ethics in a digital age. While lots of the content was good, Amanda Pustilnik blew my mind. There were plenty of privacy-smart people on the event, and most of them wanted to put on their tinfoil hats when she was done. Mind, quite literally, blown."
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #171
    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 was in Oakland the weekend they switched the bridge over. After years of engineering, the earthquake-weakened Bay Bridge was replaced by a shiny new successor. Google was updating Maps in real time as the connections were made. It was a much-needed upgrade to a vibrant economic hub. But what to do with what was left? " (Alistair for Hugh).
    [Comments] Social Pros 18 – Ike Pigott, Alabama Power
    It’s not a full-featured blog, we’re not running sidebar stuff, we’re not throwing content on there every single day, and we disabled comments. The nice thing is that more of our employees are already familiar with those interfaces, so now you’re just going to have comments and feedbacks and other messages popping in from other social channels in a dashboard you already recognize. She’s one of the very first people who saw me commenting on things years ago, 2004, 2005, and encouraged me to keep speaking out and to keep bringing my perspective.
    [Comments] Reaffirming the Internet Breeds Incivility
    From Kami’s provocative stance to spark a conversation to pointed personality attacks from a supposed industry leader and finally, the pile-on commenting from fans, it wasn’t the most loving conversation I’ve seen. Perhaps you saw the dust-up yesterday. Peter Shankman called out my business partner Kami Huyse for a post about one of his tweets (pictured above). Kami was using it as an example to create a conversation about Internet civility… The original tweet was a demonstration. asks Peter). Poor Peter. All in all, it was not a pretty day on the Internet.
    [Comments] 10 Steps to Writing Mindfully for Your Blog
    Simply observe what it feels like to inhabit your body, without mental comments or judgments. This guest post is by Sean Madden of Mindful Living Guide. These past few months—in my summer and early autumn creative writing classes—I’ve not focused so much on the mindfulness aspect of my teachings. Perhaps this had to do with the energetic pace of summer, which only recently faded here in the South East of England. Just last week autumn seemed finally to arrive and with it the cozy, heartwarming smells of wood and coal smoke rising from the chimneys of local cottages. releasing tears of.
    [Comments] Add That Special Something That Makes Your Readers Adore You
    The person who comments on every post, and opens every email you send. This guest post is by Kirsten Simmons of Personalized Productivity. Imagine your dream customer. The person who replies to your tweets and tells their friends about you on Facebook. The person who immediately scrolls down your sales page to hit “Buy Now” without even reading through the pitch. The people who don’t get the reference are none the wiser, and the people that do love you all the more for including it. Must I give up on ever using this valuable tip?&#. Of course not! But that’s not the point of this post.).
    [Comments] 9 Steps to Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog
    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. This guest post is by Ryan Barton, author of Smart Marketing. You’ve got an editorial calendar, you’ve scheduled blog posts weeks in advance. Look how professional you are. Well done. You’re an inspiration. You’re “resonating” with your “tribe.” ” You’re prolific. You’re a cocky so-and-so. Then it hits: the loathing. You’re exhausted. You’re ignoring your calendar. Sort of.
    [Comments] Make Your Facebook Fan Page a Party
    We respond to every comment left on our Fan page. Managing fan comments has become much easier since we started using a great free app called Hyper Alerts. This guest post is by Caz Makepeace of y Travel Blog. Facebook Fan pages are swiftly becoming a standard extension to blogs’ brands and messages. This is a highly effective form of engaging with your target market and building a community around your brand. If you focus on making your Fan page your homepage for the social web, you can create a page that serves as your mini-hub. Today’s currency is engagement.
    [Comments] How to Set Up an Email Account that Uses Your Domain Name
    However, if you feel I’ve missed something, or you’re not able to follow up, then let me know in the comments. This guest post is written by Kashish Jain of digiupdates. Most of the people who are new to web design and blogging don’t understand the capabilities that come free with their domain, so they don’t take advantage of them. How many times have you visited a site for and on the Contact Us page, you find that the sales or customer service personnel have email addresses like ” What is email forwarding?
    [Comments] Choose a Blogging Niche You Can Expand On for Life
    Let’s face it—blogging is tough work and those that have kept it up will tell you that not hearing feedback, and not receiving comments can be devastating. This guest post is by Ronique Gibson of Freshome. After one year, I have written 773 blog posts about one topic: your home. After 240 posts for Freshome , 430 posts for Stagetecture , and 103 posts for various ghost writing and personal blog clients, the numbers don’t seem real to me, but I feel I have at least 250,000 good posts still left in me! The real question isn’t “what niche should I write about?&# Write for yourself.
    [Comments] #DearKen: Should You Put Ads in Your Tweets If You’re Not Kim Kardashian?
    Please share why or why not with us in the comments section below. Twitter is on the move, continuously launching features to enhance the advertising experience on Twitter. Last week Twitter took the wraps off a beta service that will allow brands to target Promoted Tweets–the ad units that are actually Twitter messages–by country.) But what are the rules of engagement and to what extent (if any) should we promote goods and services in our Twitter stream? Ken Herron, social marketing authority and CMO at social applications and solutions company SocialGrow Inc. What fun!  Hell no.
    [Comments] Five for Friday Halloween Edition
    This is mainly due to things like emotion, sarcasm and backhanded comments. Cliff notes version – they use a picture of a girl bending over looking for her Chapstick asking for a response on Facebook, blogger gets pissed posts comments, comments deleted, rinse repeat. While I know that Halloween is not until Monday, many folks will be celebrating this weekend. My family will be taking Baby Espo to a party with some other babies in his sweet dragon costume and then dressing up as a cow for daycare on Monday. Do you have any big plans or parties to attend?
    [Comments] How to Write Like Your Teacher Told You Not To
    I’m a blogger, you’re a blogger, most people who end up commenting on this post will be bloggers too. This guest post is by Karol K of These days, everyone’s a blogger. And literally every one of us has the main goal of providing the elusive “quality content” However, the main problem is that virtually everything around us—social media, other commitments, you name it—tries to prevent us from doing so. And despite the fact that there’s a massive number of tips online on how to write properly, the advice isn’t structured. Karol K.
    [Comments] Google Hotpot Review: Rate Places and Get Recommendations
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Finding reviews of different places can be very helpful for people in general. Especially when its something new that they are trying out for the first time, such as a restaurant, or a mechanic. You can easily search Google to find reviews for different places, but the results are not always useful for your situation. For example, if you were to search for “italian restaurant reviews new york&# you may find some really in-depth restaurant reviews for several places in New York that are too far away from you to be practical. Digg this!
    [Comments] Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? Open Source Matters , Inc. OSM), the not-for-profit organization that supports the Joomla! Project , today announced that Joomla!, the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. In addition, the Community Oversight Committee has elected several new board members including Steve Burge, Javier Gomez, Marko Milenovic, Jacques Rentzke, Robert Deutz and Akarawuth Tamrareang. “February has been an exciting month for OSM and the Joomla! Project. Project. Joomla!
    [Comments] WebVisible Contest to Award Free Local Online Advertising to Small Businesses
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? WebVisible has recently launched a nationwide contest and a new original Web video series – both calling attention to the still-vast divide that separates consumers looking for local products or services and the very businesses they’re seeking. From the business owner whose daughter is helping her learn to use “Happy Face” (aka, Facebook), to the one who doesn’t believe people go online to look for a barber, it’s clear – there’s still a Great Divide. View the series premiere here: [link] and here: [link]. Submit answers by 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 30.
    [Comments] Beginner Week – Katie180?s success story
    I work on my blog every day, even the days I don’t post – I’m replying to comments, emails and connecting via Facebook and Instagram,” she says. Follow, ‘like’, comment, share, recommend, email directly, stalk – ha ha! 'The name “Katie 180” was gaining traction in Australian blogging circles before Katie Rainbird’s site was even launched. Two short months after she first pressed “publish”, Eden Riley , one of Australia’s best bloggers, pointed her out in the crowd of a Digital Parents conference. If you want to know how to start a blog ,” she said, “ just go and read Katie180 ”.
    [Comments] The lies behind online ratings and reviews
    So if we allow reviews we’ll end up with loads of nasty comments…&#. Ratings and reviews lie. Simple, subtle lies, but lies all the same. And I suspect most people will never know. Professional” reviews. The first time I realized what a con ratings could be was when I visited Dubai. was travelling with a group of friends and one of them booked the hotels. It was quite a surprise to hear we’d booked into a 5-star hotel for what seemed like a 3-star price. At least that’s true so long as the reviews are honest and any bias is stated. And I am sure they are. The result?
    [Comments] Analyzing and Changing My Online Self
    look at other people’s Facebook announcements here and there, add a comment when inspired, but it’s few and far between. Jason Verhoosky announced he unplugged from technology for Independence Day weekend. did not send or check email, send even a singular tweet, check facebook, or even so much as make a non-family related phone call. During this time my many computers sat idol, my iPhone received a much needed break, my thumbs took a mini vacation, and I spent uninterrupted time with my family and friends over the holiday weekend. wonder why he stopped. Which leads to me.
    [Comments] How to Generate Massive Traffic, Excitement, and Even Jealousy with a Hollywood-Style Launch Trailer
    also had 673 likes and dozens of comments on a new Facebook fan page. My blog consisted of two pages, a video, and over 200 comments from readers who were so excited they could barely sit still. This guest post is by Jon Morrow of You know that feeling you have when you’re onto something big? Your heart is thump, thump, thumping, your mind races down the roads of future possibilities, and you drift through the day with strange grin plastered on your face, like someone shot you up with happy juice, and you’ve yet to come down. It’s true.
    [Comments] How Print Magazines Should Be Using QR Codes
    Questions or comments? I have a confession to make, and it may surprise you. Despite the fact that I am a self-proclaimed social/mobile/online/digital/tech enthusiast, I still like getting print magazines sent to me in the mail. There, I said it. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but I have to say that there’s still something nostalgic about getting a new issue of my favorite magazine sent to me in the mail, and having the ability to actually flip through its crisp pages as I scan from page to page. Why is this the trend I’m seeing with print magazines? Maybe.
    [Comments] Six Top Tips for Success #QLDBLOG
    I’d love to hear your top tips for blogging success in the comments. This guest post is by Mei of  CCFoodTravel. Not too long ago—in the middle of this year to be precise—I got an email stating that I was one of ten special bloggers chosen to participate in the Queensland ProBlogger event. was over the moon, to say the least! also learned that blogger collaboration is indeed a huge aspect of reaching out to people—something that is yet untapped by my blog. Here are six other handy tips I picked up from the ProBlogger workshop. Do not be afraid to test out new ideas.
    [Comments] 7-point Checklist For Bloggers Who Want to Create a Profitable Blog
    Do you provide proof either through testimonials, comments, featured articles, endorsements, and statistics—in text, audio, and video format? This guest post is by Peter G. James Sinclair of Motivational Memo. Before I aggressively started to build my Motivational Memo blog at the beginning of this year I had already owned a web design company for over seven years. During that time I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly in web design, and now that I have entered the blogging industry I continue to see the same mistakes being made by many bloggers. How well is your blog structured?
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Comments] What Video Games Have Taught Me About Social Media
    Comment on 4 blogs every day from other people in your industry, but only when you have something to add to the conversation. Leave those in the comments and if I get enough I’ll write a follow-up to this with all the new ideas. Digg Digg In life, you can take lessons from anywhere to help you in your journeys (this blog was started as a testament to that idea). I’ve been playing video games for most of my life and would like to share some of the lessons I’ve learned from video games that can easily be applied to the world of social media. Super Mario Bros.,
    [Comments] Social Media Events Calendar and Advice Guide
    please put them in the comments. The social media events season is again upon us. It’s going to be an exciting Fall for me, as I hit the road to talk about The NOW Revolution and other aspects of social media and content marketing. I’m often asked what social media events I recommend. It’s a tougher question than it seems because there are many events I’ve never attended, and what you take away from an event is often – I find – driven by three things: 1. Your expectations and attitude. Your experience level and it’s fit with the event. Of course.
    [Comments] 7 Reasons to Believe Guest Blogging isn’t Dead
    firestorm of comments and social media posts broke out after Cutts published his original post, causing him to quickly add an addendum. Share your thoughts in the comments! '“So stick a fork in it. Guest blogging is done, it’s gotten too spammy.”. Image credit: WordStream. Every marketer with an internet collection gasped when Matt Cutts, Google’s head webspam fighter, published these words on his personal blog a little over a week ago. For decades, guest blogging’s been the backbone of many brilliant brands’ outreach strategies, and often with remarkable results. Spam is Spam.
    [Comments] Did Sandy Affect Your Blog?
    We’d love to hear your stories in the comments. Last week’s Hurricane Sandy really had am impact on those in the United States. Image courtesy stock.xchng user piuse. While obviously it affected those in the East most of all (thankfully, I was holed up, safe in my hotel  in New York City; so many others were not so fortunate), the connectedness of the US to the rest of the world meant that the implications of this storm stretched not just across the country, but all over the globe. Ordinarily,  we’d have seen an upswing on that day. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
    [Comments] My 3 Words for 2013
    strongly encourage you to share your 3 words with us here in the comments, and also share links to posts you write about the process and your ideas as well. Remember: leaving a comment with a URL means I’ll have to find and unblock it, so please give me a few days). Every year, I choose three words to help focus my goals and efforts. It’s a bit like turbo-charged goal planning. I’ll explain the process. How 3 Words Fits Into Your Planning. If there were a hierarchy to planning out your year, it would look like this: The big story. Vision. Goals. Make sense?
    [Comments] Why Gawker is Writing Better Headlines
    Why don''t you tell me all about it in my comments section, in the article you''re currently reading, with the headline you followed to get here?". 'It''s almost impossible not to click on a link to a Gawker article. It doesn''t matter if you see one on Twitter, your RSS reader or scrawled in Sharpie on the interior of a bathroom stall, it''s a moth-to-fire, trancelike pull. You could say it''s because they have the best content on the web (but 98% of #wjchat would probably disagree), or you could give credit where I think it''s due: to the headline. Here''s why*: 1. Because they: 2.
    [Comments] Take Vacation Time From Your Blogging Business
    No tweeting, no blog commenting, none of that stuff, for an entire week. Cleaning out spam blog or forum comments if you have those on your site? This guest post is by Stephanie Foster of Home With the Kids. did something recently I haven’t done in a long time. took a vacation from my blogging business just about entirely. For once on vacation, I didn’t spend the evenings making up for lost time. didn’t write blog posts. Sure, I still used my computer for fun. brought it along and I even had internet access most days. Many home business owners do the same.
    [Comments] Do Not Share: For Your Eyes Only
    You are here: ViperChill » Business » Do Not Share: For Your Eyes Only Do Not Share: For Your Eyes Only Written by Glen, this post has 48 Comments This is one of the most important blog posts I’m ever going to write. Comments were up, subscribers were up in the 700-800 range for the month and traffic was in the hundreds of thousands of visitors. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 48 Comments Henri @ Wake Up Cloud says: December 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm Awesome post once again, Glen. don’t even know if this comment is related to the blog post anymore.
    [Comments] How Content Marketing & Digital PR Affect Your Business
    They’re reading the Tweet stream and commenting as they watch.  'Guest post by Cokey Falkow. Why is digital content taking over the marketing world? What is it that makes it so powerful and why should you be concentrating more on becoming a content creation machine, rather than using only traditional marketing techniques? One reason above all: The return on investment of customer acquisition and retention. Most marketers agree, through survey and actual business experience, that you have to impinge on your target audience at least 7 times. Or they’re searching for additional info.
    [Comments] Criticism is an Important Part of Thinking
    You may or may not know, but I receive a criticism about me (my ideas, people’s perception of me, how I comment, how I don’t comment, whatever) about once a week. For instance, Danny Brown , a long time critic of mine, said he didn’t like that I answered people in my comments section in a snarky way, and so he unsubscribed to my blog (which was a surprise, because he still comments on it pretty regularly, I feel). Some strange events lately have led me to write this post. What Makes for a Good Criticism. Perfectly good criticism. can be snarky.
    [Comments] Discover the Secrets of 9 Productive Bloggers: Blog Wise
    number of common themes emerged – one of the strongest can be summed up in these comments from readers: I just don’t have time to blog like I know I should. 79% of ProBlogger readers identify ‘finding time to blog’ as one of their biggest challenges. Last year I ran a survey among ProBlogger readers to identify what the biggest challenges that bloggers face are. can barely post once a week… how do you guys do it? After a day of work, kids and keeping a house running my blogging is getting neglected. The Creation of Blog Wise: How to Do More with Less.
    [Comments] Weekend Project: Get Focused With Your Multi-topic Blog
    And if you have—or have ever had—a multi-topic blog, we’d love to hear about it in the comments. It’s standard professional blogging wisdom that to succeed in blogging, you need to choose a niche. This is a point that I’ve made many times, and it’s advice I still stand by. That said, there are many, many bloggers out there with multi-topic blogs who aren’t about to “niche down” any time soon. They love their blogs, topics, and readers too much to narrow their focus. Take, for example, Dooce. Also, it’s just one of millions.
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas
    Please share these in the comments. This guest post is by Katy Farber of Non-Toxic Kids. When I started Non-Toxic Kids four years ago, I had no idea I would never run out of things to write about. In all those four years of posting between three and seven times I week, I never struggled for more than a few minutes with a topic to post about. Maybe it has to do with my tech-savvy mom who is constantly sending me interesting links to articles about current parenting and health issues.  Seriously, how lucky am I? Write about what keeps you up at night. Just think about what matters to you. 
    [Comments] Can Social Media Help Me Drive Off With an Electric Car?
    The first way social media can help you with your electric car purchase is if you look for reviews and comments from current owners. 'Social media is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family, and even a way to follow some of your favorite companies. But it can also help you find a great deal on an electric car, if you do a little research. From tapping your network for recommendations and reviews, to finding insurance for your new electric vehicle, social media can be an essential part of the process. Reviews. Deals. Insurance. Photo credit: the
    [Comments] Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launches video blog
    First, you asked for commenting on the site and I’m glad to say we have now got this. You can now post comments to the site and I hope you will do so. have already listened to your feedback with great interest and look forward to reading your comments. Medvedev posting his video blogs and allowing people to comment and respond to them. hope that he continues to do this and that he not only reads but also engages with the comments. Image via Wikipedia. Politicians can make great use of social media and online communities to engage with the public.
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