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  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [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 ”.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
    [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."
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
    [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).
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [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.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Comments] Can You Stand Out and Brand Against the Machine
    Let me shift to a blog post you did recently I was reading, and some people were leaving some comments and things, and you come in and you were commenting. Video production by my friends at Candidio. Fast, inexpensive, great service. Excerpts from the interview. Watch video for the whole conversation). Jay: Hey everybody, it’s Jay Baer at Convince & Convert. John, how are you, my friend? John: I’m doing great. How are you doing? Jay: I am excellent. Tell me about the book. What’s it been out, two weeks now, something like that? Jay: Yeah. That’s it.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [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 boostblogtraffic.com. 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.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
    [Comments] 5 Viral Marketing Campaign Features I Learned from Clients
    Subscribe to the comments for this post? I’ve been static from this site, rather shamefully but not without reason, I have a pretty hectic lifestyle these days and am barely getting enough time in to blog myself. Although I’m working on it, and with my new website design out of the way I am going to be contributing more time over here at Collective Thoughts and hope you guys enjoy what I have to say. So without further ado, here’s what I learnt: 1. Give something to Charity. Get others to do the promoting. Use their Offline Presence for Online Gain. Digg this!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [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.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [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?
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [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?
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [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 expiredmeter.com.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
    [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.
  • ONE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [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.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [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.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [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. 
  • 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.,
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [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.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
    [Comments] Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Taylor's Tale
    Sidebar : If you want your nonprofit included in Stories From Smaller Nonprofits drop a comment and I'll send you the questions The Back-story - Last week I met an amazing women, Laura King Edwards, who told me the story of the nonprofit she launched to support her little sister Taylor. Taylor has Batten disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease, with no known cure.    Laura and Taylor touched my heart and inspired this series, Stories From Smaller Nonprofts. In the spirit of the season, to give back, the month of December will showcase wonderful nonprofits. in St. Goals.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
    [Comments] How to Get Your Guest Posts Accepted Every Time
    learning experience—especially if you rarely or never get comments on your own blog. The conclusion to your post should round things off and provide some call to action which will help the blog—perhaps encouraging readers to leave a comment. in the comments. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Aliventures. Maybe you’ve written guest posts, but they’ve been turned down. Maybe you don’t feel brave enough to target a big blog, because you’re afraid of rejection. And you might feel a little bit envious. How come they can get their posts on sites like ProBlogger and Copyblogger?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Comments] Blogging in Brief: Looking Good, Saving Face, Tags and Lags
    If you’ve ever had to apologise for an error you’ve made publicly, online—perhaps even on your blog or with your valued subscribers—we’d love to hear how you handled it in the comments. I’d love to hear of your experiences in the comments. We all make mistakes, but making mistakes in the media can be costly—especially to your authority! …Or can it? We all know readers appreciate honesty. And our first story this week is all about that. Saving face online. Last week, I got my regular flippa.com newsletter … and another a few hours later!
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Comments] Why Bloggers Should Pay Attention to the New Affiliate Tax Laws
    Let us know in the comments! This guest post is by Yasmine Mustafa of 123LinkIt.com. The Business Insider recently reported that ten thousand affiliates were recently dropped from Amazon’s Affiliate Program with little warning. How much income would you lose if you were no longer permitted to use the program? This is an issue that bloggers in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are currently facing. They were instantly cut from Amazon’s affiliate program due to a new affiliate tax law. How did it happen? All about the affiliate tax law.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Comments] Use Expert Tips to Build Authority on Your Brand New Blog
    Let me know in the comments. This guest post is by Daniel Kidd of Best Money Saving Blog. ve found out over the past couple of months that the hardest part of blogging isn’t thinking of things to blog about, it’s getting people to read them. There are thousands of helpful sites out there (especially this one) that give you advice on how to build a readership, but the first couple of months can be a real struggle. now know why there’s such a large amount of bloggers who give up after the first couple of posts—luckily, though, I’m not one of them. Solving the authority problem.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [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.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Comments] Inbound Marketing vs. Content Marketing – What’s the Difference?
    It’s a pretty hot topic, so share your thoughts in the comments! 'Are there any major differentiators when it comes to inbound vs content marketing, and what are they? Caution. You’ve just unwittingly stepped into one of the fiercest marketing debates today. While both inbound and content marketing are relatively new practices, they’ve both won some serious proponents (and probably a few detractors) during their years in use. Simply Googling the phrase will bring up search results with strong opinions on both sides. However, the very next year, it was a whopping $400 million. Or does it?
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Comments] Kick-Start 2014 with Trends and Insights from Mitch Joel
    Share your thoughts in the comments – we’d love to hear! 'Today I’m thrilled to catch up with one of the most influential people in today’s marketing world, Mitch Joel. Mitch is the President of digital marketing agency Twist Image and author of the popular blog Six Pixels of Separation. Mitch is also a sought-after keynote speaker, and recently published the book Ctrl Alt Delete. He kindly shared a few moments with me today: @HNesterenko: Mitch, I know how busy your schedule is, and I’m really excited that you get to share some marketing wisdom with us.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [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.
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Comments] Crossroads: 7 Questions that Twitter, Digg, and Others Must Answer in 2011
    comments) of the social news site scares away those who may not be worthy. When I originally posted this article on Techi , I forgot to take one major thing into account. Most people who are passionate about their favorite social media sites are often blinded by their feelings. They understand the need for change and innovation but often do not take honest feedback very well. That was the case with these questions as I received a barrage of emails, IMs, and even phone calls from people telling me that their favorite sites “are doing just fine, thank you very much.&# AOL and Yahoo!
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Comments] Haven’t Had Time to Blog
    You could answer in the comments with three things you commit to stopping so that you’d find the time you want. I met with someone yesterday who said to me that he didn’t have any time to blog. Moments later, he told me what was happening on “Ice Loves Coco.” ” Earlier in the day, a woman explained that she didn’t really have the time for another social network, and then she explained how she volunteers for six different organizations in her town for various purposes. We Choose Our Own Adventures. We pick our paths. We decide what we make time to do.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Comments] 3 Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Blog
    I’m not currently doing this on my blogs, as I use the space under my blog posts for other things, but I’ve found over the years that the area under your blog post (and directly above comments) is a ‘hot zone’ where readers often look for what to do next. have barely scratched the surface here on how to increase subscribers to a blog and would love to hear your suggestions and experiences on the topic in comments below. '“ I have hundreds of readers coming to my blog every day – but nobody ever subscribes to my newsletter. Help!?! Under Posts.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Comments] Brands need to be consistently disruptive!
    Comments Brands need to be consistently disruptive! Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « From powerless manager to powerful dreammaker | Main | Show 285 - How to video in your marketing strategy » Brands need to be consistently disruptive! For strong brands they understand the complex relationship between disruption and consistency.
  • ENGAGING BRAND  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Comments] Why growth is not always good!
    Comments Why growth is not always good! key areas of focus in a world of mass information  Relevance Value Surprise Free Podcast Google Search Join me on Twitter Facebook Fan Page The Engaging Brand on Facebook Our Community Recent Comments ANSHUL GUPTA on How Not to Become Boring. The Engaging Brand Home Podcast Online Social Media Training Speaking Contact & Bio Subscribe/RSS « The Life Cycle of Thinking | Main | Does your brand create celebrity customers? » Why growth is not always good! Kathy Garolsky on Social media can be your brand trigger!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #159
    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? "Since Mad Men is about advertising, and since its stars like Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks are celebrities in their own right, the ads have become a little meta. Okay, more than a little: tone and tenor borrows from a bygone age, blurring the line between show and ad. Who needs product placements when the pitchmen are doing the pitching?"
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #94
    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? "For a font nerd like me, there's something soothing and organic about this. Watching hands smoothly transition letters from upper to lower case. Okay, I'm a dork, but this is Type Zen." " (Alistair for Hugh). Warp Tight Shut Like Doors - Vimeo. There's something beautiful, and profoundly troubling, about it. " (Alistair for Mitch).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #57
    Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This week is all about cheating. First up: Panos Ipeirotis is a professor at NYU who wrote a detailed post about rampant plagiarism and how he tried to tackle it, using tools that try to detect content copied from elsewhere. The original post (which I've linked to) has since been taken down pending legal review; check in later if it comes back.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #23
    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? recipe infographics! and interview) - Cool Infographics. "I came across the Cooking for Engineers blog a few years ago, and was immediately impressed with this unique way of documenting a complex process. Now the guys at Cool Infographics have deconstructed Michael Chu 's approach, and published an interview with him. " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Comments] 5 Ways to Use Facebook Graph Search
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'Do you know about some of the interesting ways to use Facebook Graph Search? The Facebook Graph Search feature was rolled out a little while ago, but has not had quite the impact Facebook was hoping for. The social search tool geared towards providing people with personalized search results and competing with search giants is very impressive, but seldom used. It is a shame, because there are some great ways to use Facebook Graph Search. Search by Keyword, Interest and More. This is nothing new when it comes to search. Filter by Location.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Comments] 5 Questions to Determine if You Should Outsource Social Media
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'When deciding whether or not to outsource social media, there are a few questions you need to answer first. There is always a lot of debate over whether or not brands should outsource social media. For some brands, running a program internally is going to be the right call. Others might benefit from having an outside firm run the program for them. In order to figure out if your brand should outsource social social media, you are going to need to answer five questions. What will go into your social media program? How long will it take?
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    [Comments] 5 Steps to Make Your Company a Social Business
    Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter ! 'There are a few key steps your brand needs to take in order to be considered a ‘Social Business’ In the last segment of this week’s ‘Social Business’ theme, we thought we would focus on the steps a brand needs to take in order to make itself a ‘Social Business’ Some of these steps may seem redundant or a little too simple, but the reality is that every one builds off of the last, and the transition of a business into the social era needs to follow a clear outline. Step 5: Go Beyond Marketing.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Comments] The Google Plus 50
    With G+ seeing our comment streams, their ability to better plot social graphs and integrate AdSense and maybe even Google Affiliate opportunities is huge. If Google+ offered a WordPress comment integration, I would give G+ my comments in a heartbeat. If you’re curious about Google+ , the new social network platform from Google, you’re not alone. I’ve logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing. It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more.
  • PAMORAMA  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Comments] Video: 2009 in Social Media
    pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Video: 2009 in Social Media by Pam Dyer on December 30, 2009 Share Rob Cottingham, of the “ Noise to Signal &# Web comic, produced this terrific 8-minute video retrospective of 2009 through the lens of social media. It’s so chock-full of events that it definitely feels shorter than 8 minutes.) From Rob’s blog: From the election of the first American social media president… to a nod to social media from the mainstreamiest of mainstream media (Oxford Dictionary, for god’s sake!)… Gattiker, Pam Dyer.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Comments] Blame Email, Not Web, For Lost Productivity
    Recent comments Recent comments. The conclusion of a recent harmon.ie survey is virally spreading across the web into newspapers and blogs. All you need to do is run a Google search on the clause that the “proliferation of collaboration and social tools designed to increase productivity is actually costing businesses millions of dollars per year in lost productivity&# to see over 2,600 matched results. The Daily News of Newburyport, the local rag here, includes that quotation as part of an op-ed that surmises Facebook is a waste of time. As if this is news. Productivity
  • SHIFT DIGITAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Comments] How to Find Warm Leads Using Twitter’s Advanced Search Function
    Please feel free to share them in the comments below. As a business owner, it’s important to invest in social media activities that result in viable leads. Return on investment is of utmost importance, especially when budgets are tight. Instead of focusing on a variety of social media platforms, we’re suggesting you focus on one at a time. Today, we’re discussing how to find leads on Twitter with Twitter’s advanced search function. In the past, I’ve written about Twitter’s new tailored trends simplified and the ultimate Twitter profile cheat sheet. Here’s how: 1.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Comments] Join Me and Stop Using Social Media
    Please add a comment below if you will join me. -- Thank you for reading Join Me and Stop Using Social Media at AriWriter. On behalf of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and charitable organizations in 40 countries that seek to raise funds to cure autism, I challenge you to stop using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites on November 1, 2010. ask you to participate in the Communication Shutdown. If you can’t see the video, watch it here.). Related posts: How Climate Change Will Link Global Bloggers. Advancing a Social Media Monitoring Conference in Boston.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Comments] 8 Non-writing Apps for Writers
    Share them in the comments. This guest post is by Ben Ellis of www.b3n3llis.com. lot of “app talk” in the world of writing revolves around the main applications used to compose your piece of writing, such as Scrivener , iA Writer , and my weapon of choice, MOApps’ Write , plus a whole load of others too. use a few additional apps to help me research and record things when I’m out and my notebook or laptop are at home. These assistant apps are ones you can fire up on your phone or tablet when a moment of inspiration hits you or you need to double-check something.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Comments] 12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs
    Tell us about the challenges you’re facing in the comments. Earlier this week I explained why every business needs a blog. Today I want to show you just how much potential there is for businesses to connect with their customers through a blog. Image courtesy stock.xchng user zd The blogs I’ve chosen here are all for small businesses I know of. I’ve tried to look at local businesses, so most of them are Melbourne-based, though the lessons they teach should be useful for any business thinking of starting a blog. The bookstore. But shoppers can buy books online anywhere.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Comments] Show Don’t Tell
    took a copy of the video off YouTube to embed in this post, but you should also read Jessica’s post and comment there, so that she can be part of the conversation. Remember that ditty from english class or writing lessons? Show don’t tell. Show the action. Don’t tell people that someone has done something. That’s what struck me when I saw Jessica Levin’s great piece on the importance of getting a web camera for your computer. Jessica talks about this being her first videoblog. See how she incorporates the learning and the lessons into the medium?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Comments] The Fascinate Book Review
    So go get the book, read it, and be ready to weigh in with your comments!       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 } Brian August 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm I heard some of this content from Sally at the unGeeked conference in Milwaukee I attended. Share Email This I’m a pretty tough critic of non-fiction books. So I had the great experience of being entertained and educated all in one sitting.
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
    [Comments] Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience
    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 Wow Online Influencers With An In-Person Experience July 9th, 2010 |Written By: Paula Hahn | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Paula Hahn Managing Director at Marina Maher Communications (MMC). Time is proving that no matter how much social media changes, the core rules of engagement remain the same.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [Comments] Top Five Rules for Running an Online Community « Online Community.
    The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. Writing a book Contact Media Popular Industry Interviews Press Speaking Tips Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.com 3 comments Comments feed for this article June 20, 2009 at 3:05 am links for 2009-06-20 | burningCat [.] Author Janet Thaeler asked me to share my top five rules of community engagement and I was happy to oblige. can create a major dialog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Comments] What Is Cyber Liability, and Why Should You Care?
    Has one of our members or staff made derogatory comments about a person or organisation? we have a fair usage policy in place for commenting on posts and participating in our forums, and that it’s enforced. Share your experiences with us in the comments. This guest post is by Matt Setter of  MaltBlue.com. Recently, here on Problogger , I was discussing the topic of privacy breach notification and how it affects us as bloggers. Today, I want to look at another, closely related, topic— cyber liability. But from time to time, mistakes happen. how it may affect you. What is it?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Comments] The Science of Storytelling: 6 Ways to Write More Persuasive Stories
    Here’s what to do next… Let me know in the comments what you thought of this research. Guest post by Gregory Ciotti. When it comes to crafting “words that sell”, the research shows us that stories are among the most persuasive forms of writing out there. Persuasive writing is an essential part of blogging —there’s no two ways about it. So if you plan on selling anything, connecting† deeply with your readers, or going viral with a post that bares all about your life ( like Jon Morrow did ), you better be prepared to create stories that actually move people.
  • ACIDLABS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
    [Comments] Social media? It's not actually about selling anything…
    3) Tagged as: business , community , engagement , innovation , rant , social media , strategy { 15 comments… read them below or add one } Damien Donnelly June 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm It is about enabling a community, standing back and letting them achieve their goals. Mark Reply Stephen Collins June 12, 2009 at 10:37 am Mark, thanks for the comment and glad you agree. And I stand by the comment that your sweeping statement about marketers not getting social media (I assume you do though, yes) is probably too broad and a little smug. Collaboration. Community. Social media?
  • ACIDLABS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Comments] Money lenders, temple, door
    7) Tagged as: business , community , engagement , marketing , social media , social networking 3 Other Comments { 13 comments… read them below or add one } Matt Balara July 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm Enh. Remember, not all marketers are as switched on as you Kate Carruthers July 20, 2009 9:39 PM This comment was originally posted on CopyWrite Reply Kimota July 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm Ooh, praise! Home Work How acidlabs works Meet Workshops Speaking Past speaking For conference and meeting planners Press Clients Tumble Subscribe acidlabs Conversation. Collaboration. Community.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [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.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #164
    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 love writing. It''s like a less-absent-minded narrative of myself, without the breathless tumbling-over of ideas and side roads. But because I also do it (partly) for a living, sometimes it feels like a chore. Drew Hoolhorst ''s piece on Medium reminded me of some important things about the act of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard."
  • LAUREL PAPWORTH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Comments] Got a Rubbish website? Social Media evaluation – Special Offer – $1800
    Does it have all the social media elements to gain comments, to be distributed through networks and to form a community? Very very rare for me to blog about our special offers, whether it’s social media evaluation discounts or something else. I usually offer them through my fortnightly email newsletter ( signup form ). Anyway. was reading 10 ways to make a rubbish website … …and thought about how often clients ask me to do a social media audit or social media evaluation. To put together a document on what they could be doing better. Overall: What could be done better?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Comments] 8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Facebook Fan Page Today
    Share your tips with us in the comments. This is a guest post by Raag Vamdatt of The WordPress How To Blog. If you have been paying even the slightest attention to the blogosphere lately, you would have noticed that it’s abuzz with talk about the new Facebook fan pages. And there is a reason behind it—the Facebook fan page’s new timeline view is a drastic change from the old fan pages we are used to seeing. These changes came into effect from March 30th. The changes are far-reaching, and are pushing people out of their comfort zones. Pin announcements or sales pitches.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Comments] The Myth of Reputation
    love that they spend so much time commenting back and forth on such posts with why I’m wrong. We worry about our reputation. How are we perceived? What do people say about us? If we’re not around, what gets said differently? The trick is that reputation comes from the perspectives of others, and as such, it’s not ours to worry about. The Myth of Reputation. Ask my dozens of haters and they’ll say I’m overrated, have nothing new to say, and am in it for the money. Both are right. It’s a perspective. Both are right. You can get topics anywhere for free.
  • KIKOLANI  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Comments] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Journey through Boliva
    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 journey through Boliva, and what’s coming up on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Writing.
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Comments] On Writing for the Web
    Light-hearted comments can make your writing much more interesting, meaning your readers will probably bookmark you and come back again. Comments are one of the most positive elements of your blog, so keep them coming. This is a guest post by Andrew Rondeau of We Build Your Blog. When I was at school, I was told a number of rules on the etiquette of good writing. It now transpires that most of the things we have ever been taught about effective writing don’t actually apply to writing for the web, and updating our blogs. Do we opt for humour, to try and pull people in? Use Humour.
  • JEFF ESPOSITO  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Comments] Some PR resolutions for 2011
    At the end of the day we’ve all got things that we need to be better at, but may not be ready to admit them, so let’s think of the comments below as a group therapy session where we can make the best resolution list for 2011 that we’ll create together as a definitive list. This post originally ran on  PR Breakfast Club. However I wanted to share to readers of this site who may have missed it. The 2010 calendar is running out of daylight and the liquor stores are. stacking up the bubbly. Instead we’re going to take a look at some resolutions that will help us professionally as PR folks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Comments] The Keys to Creating Unmissable Content
    And not just seen, but commented on and shared? This guest post is by Jonathan Mead of  Trailblazer. Over 1.6 million blog posts are published each day. That’s an average is 18.6 posts per second. That’s a staggering number. And with so much content being published, how do you make sure that yours gets seen? Many people focus on the tactics of getting content spread. They put up the appropriate buttons, ask for sharing directly in their posts, solicit their network, and do lots of things to push their message. This method used to work very well. Not anymore. Write about that.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009
    [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?
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Comments] Looking Back at 6 Years of JibJab Videos
    Look at 2009′s, for instance, and add a comment below if you disagree with me that last year’s review was so much better than this puppet crap. JibJab released their 6th annual video this week and continue to parody American life. Problem is, it sucks. Note: If you’re reading this by email, you may click here to see the videos. Viewed in a vacuum, the video is not bad. But the JibJab team has been producing year-in-review animated videos since 2005 and this one marks a departure from animatronic faces and into puppetry. The choral pieces were among the best.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Comments] Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Guest Posts?
    Are the comments moderated there?). 'This is a guest contribution from Alex Strike, writer and blogger. During my writing career, I’ve had the good fortune to have appeared on many cool and informative blogs and websites – but it hasn’t always been this way. Writing for blogs appeared to be not as easy as I at first thought, and I must confess that the more I learned the nuances of guest blogging, the more the fear ate at me. There were a few moments when I just wanted to give it all up despite the fact I liked the process of writing itself. Give me more! More blogs! .
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Comments] New Series: Where Can Blogger Collaboration Lead? #QLDBLOG
    I’m always surprised to see what speaks to readers in my posts, as explored in their comments and emails. We’ve been talking a lot about the value of blogger collaboration recently. Most recently we looked at how it can help you to boost traffic to your blog over the longer term. But I mentioned also that the benefits of networking and collaboration can be subtle and difficult to “measure.” ” The Queensland blogging team. Over the coming days we’ll be looking a little more deeply into the ways collaboration can help bloggers. Collaboration is big.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
    [Comments] Set Up Social Media to Give You Great Post Ideas
    If you have any suggestions or other great curating tips and ideas, do share them below in the comments section. This guest post is by Douglas Lim of The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Social Media Marketing People. Finding articles and ideas for blog posts is an important skill for bloggers to master—and one that can now be leveraged through the power of social media. High-quality content is tweeted, liked, bookmarked, and shared around. Twitter. One of the nice features of Twitter is that it gives us the ability to create Lists of Twitter accounts. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Paper.li.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Comments] 10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days
    If you have any thoughts on any of the ideas mentioned, or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or reach me on Twitter. 'This is a guest contribution from Marcus Taylor of Venture Harbour. In Western cultures, there is a prevailing belief that you ‘work your way to the top’, ‘climb the ladder’, and make slow and steady efforts to achieve success. This way of thinking is undoubtedly a smart approach, particularly for bloggers. However, there is an equally smart, yet opposing, belief that’s more common in certain Eastern cultures: leapfrogging straight to the top. agree.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Comments] Content Week: An Interview with Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim – Where Does She Find Post Ideas?
    It always overwhelms me the number of comments, and social media feedback I get on posts like that. 'Chantelle Ellem is a blogging powerhouse – if you’ve not read her blog Fat Mum Slim , then you’ve probably seen her pop up in your social media feeds with her Instagram Photo A Day challenge. Over her five years of blogging, she’s not only come up with almost two thousand post ideas, but she has also written for leading Australian parenting websites, magazines and blogs. Choosing blog post topics. But coming up with thousands of blog post topics can’t be easy, can it?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Comments] How to Use Images in Your Blog Posts
    Feel free to share your opinion and advice in the comments. This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” ” I’ve always liked this adage even though it’s one of the biggest cliches ever. Pictures, photos, image—they are all great for visualizing your posts and making them more memorable. know that it’s the content of the book that’s important, but what would be a book without a nice cover? Okay, let me stop being poetic and get straight down to business. Why you should use images in your blog posts. Karol K.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [Comments] Is a Social Crash Coming
    In a comment I left at Julien Smith’s blog , I talked about how time and friendship are being distorted by the Internet. Social networks push human interaction to the utmost limits. want to elaborate on the ideas, and also talk about the math. Internet Time and Interactions. In the old days, we’d see friends when we saw them. We’d write or call now and again as well. The frequency of touch was far less often than today. Let me explain. Old days: I’d see you at a family event. We’d talk. I’d send a letter or call you some time after that. You see it.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Comments] What’s Your Blog Worth? How to Value Web Properties
    It will likely have another one by the time you are done reading and commenting on this post. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. This guest post is by Sunil of Extra Money Blog. have sold an ecommerce website for $250,000 and several other niche websites for a five-figure price tag. want to share with you one valuation method you can use to put a price on your web property today. At least they will have wondered how much their web property is worth—especially when it begins to generate a decent amount of money. If so, do you know what your website is worth?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Comments] 5 Reasons Why Dai Ling Ping is Going to Win On YouTube in 2012
    By keeping it simple, cranking out funny videos and illustrations, and chatting with his fans in the comments, Dai has built something that is growing faster than he could ever control. This guest post is by David Edwards of A Sitting Duck. I’ve just passed three years on YouTube and I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved so far. But over the last few months I’ve become mates with a guy who owns one of the fastest growing channels in the UK—and he started just over a year ago. Dai Ling Ping has gone from zero to over 25,000 subscribers! He is original.
  • BARE FEET STUDIOS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008
    [Comments] Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism?
    Tagged as: blogger , campaign , free , hawaii , HVCB , podcaster , residency , Social Media , tourism { 3 comments… read them below or add one } Bill Streeter August 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm Awesome idea. We appreciate the connection and hope you will leave a comment or let us hear from you. Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism? by Roxanne Darling on July 25, 2008 I have always loved the concept of artist-in-residence or writer-in-residence, like our client Lannan supports. Alas I am a Capricorn and many roads lead back to business in my mind. He He. Hawai?i
  • BARE FEET STUDIOS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
    [Comments] Rox is Named to List of 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media.
    Tagged as: award , inflience , list , ronhudson , Social Media , top50 , women { 1 trackback } Here Comes The Guide's Blog October 20, 2008 at 8:11 am { 2 comments… read them below or add one } Joe Philipson October 13, 2008 at 7:36 pm Yay for Rox! :-) Roxanne Darling October 14, 2008 at 10:35 am Thanks Joe. We appreciate the connection and hope you will leave a comment or let us hear from you. She share’s this listing with manyother awesome women, including our friend and Hawaii neighbor Deborah Micek. Hawai?i Our dog Lexi does! It was great, yah?
  • SOSHABLE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Comments] How I Studied Digital Networks to Drive over 36 Million Pageviews
    For instance on Twitter, a point of exposure can be an @reply, hashtag, comment on a wall, link to external website over which you have control. Blast. learned how to drive 36 million pageviews to web properties through social media platforms by employing three levels of adoption. The Social Trinity is the foundation of a social media policy that allows you to use communication tools on digital networks for the purpose of building your own community. The Social Trinity. Identify all points of exposure for your digital assets. Identify all points of private contact. Blast.
  • THE WAY OF THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Comments] Why 'journalists' might need the likes of Wikileaks
    → Why ‘journalists’ might need the likes of Wikileaks July 26th, 2010 · View Comments There’s obviously a lot of discussion and debate about the value of the service Wikileaks provides, following the release of 90,000 documents on British and American involvement in Afghanistan.  We also published what we claimed would be the cover of this game, solicited comments from a family member impacted by the recent tragedy and criticised Rockstar Games for their alleged plans. You can see more about it unfolding all the time.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Comments] Cash In by Paying for Guest Posts
    Leave a comment and tell us your approach. This guest post is by Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing. If you’re looking for a way to grab attention for your blog and grow your income, I’ve had great success with this one: I pay writers. Since May 2011, I’ve been paying $50 for guest posts on my blog. started paying because my mission is to help writers earn more, and I needed to walk my talk. usually buy two or three posts a month. thought it would just be a cost I’d have to cover every month. Fair enough. Quality goes way up. You are news. You learn and improve.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Comments] Interview with Michael Skok, Founder of Startup Secrets
    Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Any entrepreneur will attest that starting a company is anything but easy. As business gets off the ground, entrepreneurs wrestle balancing long hours, wearing multiple hats, and figuring out problems and issues that distract from the ultimate goal of building a successful company. Just ask Michael Skok.  Michael spent the first twenty one years of his career building companies as an entrepreneur. For the last ten he’s been helping entrepreneurs build their own startups as a Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. How did it go?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Comments] Build Blog Products That Sell 1: Match a Unique Idea to Your Audience
    Just because someone leaves an insightful comment on your site doesn’t make him your confidant. Read the comments they leave. This guest series is by Greg McFarlane of  Control Your Cash. How do you get readers to part with their money, especially when said money is scarce? As the worldwide recession enters its umpteenth year, it’s difficult for most merchants of any kind to make a sale. It’s particularly so if you’re a blogger who wants to advance from engaging readers about your subject of interest to getting those readers to buy something. If that describes you, great.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Comments] What’s the Secret to Monetizing Social Media?
    Both these channels generate a lot of comments and discussions. This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Have you been able to make money from social media? Has your effort and time on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and your own blog paid off? If you’re like most bloggers, you probably realize it’s not so easy. However, no matter how difficult it seems, it’s not impossible. Just like Darren Rowse of Problogger, there are people and companies out there who are turning a profit with social media. Let me introduce them to you and show you how they do it. You’ll see almost 4.5
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Comments] Doing The Best He Could
    Get Shareaholic test Filed under Personal | Tags: columbus day , doing your best | 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 Alexandrafunfit 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  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Comments] Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns
    Second person is the best choice when you’re trying to encourage interaction and, although the rest of this post is written in first and third person, most of the comments directly answer the second-person question from the headline. Please share your thoughts and unicorn stories in the comments. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Before you zone out, stick with me for a sec: It’s not as bad as it sounds. I’m trying, you guys.). Magic Trackpad – Telegraph.co.uk’s Share This.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011
    [Comments] 6 Killer Writing Tips from a Great-Grandmother of a Copy Editor
    Of all the mistakes, this one seems by far the most important to Ailsa, as is evidenced by her comment, “Dammit—if you don’t stop using apostrophes when you mean plurals, I shall murder you.” This guest post is by Aman Basanti of Ageofmarketing.com. Meet Ailsa Campbell. Ailsa is a great grandmother of an editor (pun intended): she’s been teaching English longer than many of us have been alive. Needless to say she knows a thing or two about writing well. Here are Ailsa’s top tips for becoming a better writer. Get your homophones right. compliment—to praise (e.g. right—correct.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Comments] 6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog
    Let me know in the comments below. 'This is a guest contribution from Kerry Jones of CopyPress Community. Interviews have become popular features on many blogs, and for good reason. In addition to being fresh content, interviews can help you build relationships with other experts in your niche, provide your audience with different perspectives, and encourage influencers to promote your blog. Recently, Darren even  shared a few tips on how to get high-profile bloggers to agree to be interviewed for your site. Six Tips for Hosting an Interview Series. Choose the Right Format. Phone. Email.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [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.
  • JACOB MORGAN  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
    [Comments] I'm Attending Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, are You?
    View Comments June 12th, 2010 For the next week or so I’m going to be commuting between New York and Boston.  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 I’m Attending Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, are You? I’ll be in Boston for E2.0 I attended the E2.0
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Comments] How to Build a Dominant Google+ Presence
    You’ll want to add excellent content to your profile to keep people engaged and interested, commenting on your posts, and so on. This guest post is by Ryan Howard of Denver SEO Kings. Google+ is the hottest game in town when it comes search engine placement gains—at least for the time being. We’ve run multiple tests and so have a few other agencies we know, almost with unanimous consent that preferring Google+ for the hours you dedicate to social media offers the greatest ranking benefit. In this post we’ll discuss the top 5 ways to make Google+ work for you.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #87
    is worth it for the thoughtful comment section. 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? "Economies of scale mean that a few big players can dominate an industry. When they get too big, they can dictate pricing, control standards, and generally become uncompetitive -- which is why monopolies are regulated. In the rise of new monopolies, author Barry C. " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #43
    The post is a great starting point, and the comment thread is filled with much good explanation." 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? "Every startup's dream is to become a platform, creating an entire ecosystem of developers and users that rely on their product. But nobody comes close to Google. " (Alistair for Hugh). Your flaws are my pain - LabSpaces. Sturdy Blog.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Comments] Platforms and Networks: Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012 #techticker
    Please use comments below to suggest additional posts. Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012. Here’s my compilation of 2012′s best posts about managing startups. assembled similar lists at the end of 2011, 2010 and 2009. Many thanks to all of the authors. The generosity of the startup community is amazing, and these insights are invaluable to those of us who teach and coach aspiring entrepreneurs. Apologies to authors whose work I’ve omitted. Please Happy New Year! via Platforms and Networks: Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Comments] #GEOChat Transcript from September 21, 2010 – Tweets about location-based services
    If you have suggestions/questions/topics for #GEOChat please let me know in the comments. Original graphic by Jess3 ! GEOChat covers all things location/geo related offline and online. The discussion also covers your favorite location-based applications such as Foursquare, whrrl, brightkite, Gowalla, TriOut, Facebook Places, SCVNGR, MyTown and more. Other topics includes privacy, API application mashups, offline marketing of location-based campaigns, and how does the entire GEO spaces affects businesses today. GEOchat is held every Tuesday at 2:00 P.M.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #41
    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? "With the Web, everyone's a broadcaster. Which means anyone can slander anyone else with the click of a button. It's not sending the message that costs money -- it's squashing it. Twitter has 'verified accounts,' Reddit checks identities for its Ask Me Anything discussions (or not, depending on who you ask). " (Alistair for Hugh). bitcurrent.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
    [Comments] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #39
    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? "In World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide an airplane factory in plain sight in Burbank, California. They went to some pretty serious lengths to create a realistic cover for their factory, even going so far as to pay people to walk around above it. This site has some shots of the cover-up from the 1940s. " (Alistair for Hugh).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Comments] Backing Up WordPress? Don’t Make These 9 Mistakes
    And if you only have a backup of your files you have lost all your settings, posts and comments. The database might change daily if you get many comments or release new posts. ? This guest post is by Anders Vinther of The WordPress Security Checklist. Do you have insurance on your car? And on your house? Of course you do. Do you have insurance on your WordPress site? Insurance?! good backup plan is your insurance policy on your WordPress site! You might be a serious blogger who is already aware of the value represented by your WordPress site. The income stream it provides.
  • ONE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Comments] Friday Clicks [Volume 6] | The Best of the Social Web
    Share YOUR favorite links from the week in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter. The biggest news of the week is the Kindle Fire getting into people’s hands to mixed reviews. Wired isn’t quite sold on it (click here ), but social guru Chris Brogan really enjoys it because he’s not confusing it with an iPad (click here ). And the best of the rest: Kate Spade hops on the Tumblr train – along with Barack Obama and the Washington Post. Click here ). Foursquare is giving itself a major overhaul for your desktop and tablet devices. Click here ).
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