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Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. My reason is simple: You’re reading but you’re not commenting. It is a time management task to ensure comments are real and not spam and I’m seeing lots of spam comments try to get published. Commenting is not that place anymore. I’m fine with this. hope you stick around.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

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Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. Need help?

Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments

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A year after disabling blog comments, I’m bringing them back. At the time, I removed commenting partially because more people were sharing posts on social media than taking the time to write a comment and also because it was unproductive to manage increased spam. Epoch  improves WordPress commenting. Or, you can add a comment… Thanks for reading.

Why Mashable’s Comment System Fails

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The sites also fight for the most amount of comments, retweets, and social shares. But if you are inspired to add a comment (either to the author or an existing commentator), you must have either a Twitter or Facebook account and be willing to sign-in to Mashable through that third-party channel. Updates in your feed when your friends post comments. 4. Until now.

Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

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Maybe we met for a beer or maybe we commented on each other’s blogs or maybe we tweeted enough times to be considered mutually influential. Add a comment below or send me a message on your favorite sharing site. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Comments …and 29 months after sharing your insights in this blog.

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

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There are many reasons for the change back to the default, most notably that many long-time commentators had complained about various functions (or lack of functions and didn’t want to wait until future plugin versions included their wish lists). Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one. The company’s customer service team is top notch and the Livefyre system does allow for robust interactions among people commenting — but while it may work well for some blogs, my presumption is now is not the best time to continue with it.

Why 84% of Your Facebook Fans are Lurkers

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Whether you have 100 fans, 1,000 fans, or 30,000 fans, you notice that every time you post an update that is shared among those fans’ walls, a small percentage are liking, commenting, and sharing. Focus on the fans who interact with you, whose names frequently like, comment, and share what you post. Try to get more likes and comments with every post. What do you do?

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Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

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It’s not like we’re liking, commenting, and sharing each other’s updates on a daily basis. ” Please continue reading Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends and leave a comment if inspired. The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4. Generation Xer, my friends today number 334.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

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Please continue reading Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old and leave a comment if inspired. Comments Comments Related Stories How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts Wondering If Mobile Technology Kills Creativity Tips and Tricks for Productive Telecommuting. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story. 2005: Flickr. Ask Chiaki Williams. 2007: Facebook.

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Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

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Comments Great post and very true! Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me without asking who I am and what I do? If we’re only connected because of a shared interest or geography, is that enough of a reason to sever the weak link? Why am I there? How wrong I was.

Why You Should Stop Writing Blog Comments

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Valeria Maltoni challenges you to comment less and converse more. You don’t get that from commenting alone. This is seen whenever someone adds a new comment and enables you to have a nested back-and-forth conversation with as many people who choose to hit reply. When Brandon Yanofsky replied to Extreme John , he extended John’s comment into a discussion.

Why You Write Blog Comments

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love reading your comments. Your personal brand and your wanting to share that social identity with the world is the primary motivation for you to take time out of your day and write a comment. You want to add your comment to the continuing saga of who you are online. Any social media strategist will tell you that a simple way to get your blog known to other people is by commenting on their blogs. Please continue reading Why You Write Blog Comments and leave a comment if inspired. Related articles you may enjoy: 910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here.

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

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Comments I am astonished at the naiveté of people who leave clues to. Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission. No joke. Because today’s smartphones are preinstalled with GPS technology (that power your maps and Foursquare apps so you always know where you are), that technology is also added in the form of metadata that is attached to every photo or video your device records.

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Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. In the spirit of Vine, SnapChat, and other applications that enable you to record your voice (or any sound) in combination with video to your friends, meet SpeakPipe. Best of all, there is a free version which is currently installed here. You can do it on your mobile device if you prefer.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

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Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! Take those negative comments from your pagans, and address it in a way that talks to your core believers! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc. Inspire me below… -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted on his blog. Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog. Features branding commentsYes, I am.

Tell That Story But Be Emotional

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. It was a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Maybe an ’89. It was my first car as a high school junior. I got my drivers license a few weeks earlier and Dad bought the used 4-door sedan for me as a gift. The year doesn’t matter because it was totaled that Saturday night. I was a mile from Jeff’s house. I was going to drop him off, having watched “Wayne’s World” at the movies that night. also remember the thud from behind. His sister was with him that night. Jeff first. Musings

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

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Follow me if you want to see my public timeline updates (as not every update is shared to the public) and you desire to comment and share those updates so I can get to know you better. Please continue reading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013 and leave a comment if inspired. Comments All the best for 2013, Ari. I am sure you are doing something. Facebook in 2013. 1. Need help?

6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

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But the moment your email about guest blogging opportunities turns into a spamfest of SEO qualifications, pluralized pronouns, and irrelevant content you make it painstakingly clear you never visited my blog, commented here, or would ever think of replying to my readers liking what you have to say. Please continue reading 6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck and leave a comment if inspired.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

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One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. image: ilmungo.

Rethinking Blog Comments Again

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If you look at every blog post I wrote in 2014 in reverse chronological order from yesterday’s post rationalizing why I tweet to my first post on branding , the above numeric series indicates how many comments people wrote on each post. This includes my comments, too. Why do I allow people to comment if few do? If you start at the beginning of the series (on the left) and skip over the 3, 0, and 1, the next three posts have zero comments. The first no-comment post (on naming your blog ) saw 8 shares on Twitter, 1 share on Facebook, and 2 shares on LinkedIn.

10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

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used to accept connection requests from people who commented on my blog and from people I randomly met at conferences. Add a comment below and share with me and other readers. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom. Keep your profile updated. Be the latter.

…and My Twitter Experiment Dies

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. I thought it would be intriguing to spend a week and tweet like Aaron Lee , Martin Zwilling , and other so-called influencers. The fallacy is I already am an influencer. Over 4,800 people follow @ariherzog. If that’s not a sign of influence, tell me a better one. Why should I try to be someone else?

Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

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Please comment and share those Facebook posts if and when inspired. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. With over 39,000 fans today, Jon Loomer struggled to create a Facebook page. It was the winter of 2011 when Jon understood the value of a page but didn’t think his consulting business needed its own. didn’t.

Stop Dividing Marketing and Media

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Comments Amen to that Ari! Why are we creating schisms in marketing and media? Digital marketing. New marketing. Online marketing. Social marketing. Social media marketing. Digital media. New media. Online media. Social media. The list goes on. Why are we fighting to be the expert and guru in each of these subcategories? What are the elements of online media that differ from social media?

How a Brand is Born Online

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How many months until Facebook sees an average of 20 people commenting on every post? If you want to learn what I like, comment, and share, please click into one or more of the above channels and join me as a new follower. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Thank you for reading  my blog where I write and explore digital media. Meet AriHerzogDotCom. On the first day of 2014 I launched a series of social media channels under this name. Follow my brand on this Twitter page. Follow my brand on this Facebook page. Join me.

Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media

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On Facebook, what updates get the most comments and likes? The following feature article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. Do you know where Nike’s Just Do It! slogan came from? serial killer was about to be executed by firing squad. When asked if he had any last words, he said, Let’s Do It! When emotions begin flooding your brain. But you overcome it. You stop thinking. So do it.

Why a Municipal Website Moved to Facebook

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Mayor Keisuke Hiwatashi of Takeo, Japan, a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, frowns when people leave comments on municipal websites (especially those with blogs or other interactive content) with anonymous names and handles. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why a Municipal Website Moved to Facebook in your browser.

The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

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People follow my feed there and like/comment when inspired. I started 2014 with a mission to use social networks without rules. On Facebook and LinkedIn, I wrote that I needed a pre-existing relationship to connect. Whether meeting for coffee, talking over a meal, or the digital equivalent of having a Skype conversation, I needed a mutual bind to be friends on those sites. Curious?

Like, Comment, or Share This

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For every item posted on Facebook, there are three choices for you to do: like, comment, or share. I am creating a social experiment and starting a new Facebook page called Like, Comment, or Share This. You will see articles, videos, songs, anything that I think you might be inspired to like, comment, or share. It will be a stream of unfiltered things I discover online. Curious? Click here and be a fan. Thanks for reading. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Media Facebook

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

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Please continue reading The Death of Blogging: Part 271 and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.”

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Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

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have to have some sort of pre-existing relationship with you, whether it’s going out to eat or talking at an event or tweeting or commenting on blogs or something. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Comments Cheers, Phil. I''m also reading more blogs these days — and. And that’s how it’s been ever since.

The ROI of Social Media

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Pam Moore created a Twitter chat last night and asked people to explain the return on investment of social media. Some responses: One thing I'll offer off the bat: ROI is vital, but not every social activity should have ROI. Sometimes other KPI. getrealchat. A2.Yes. SocBiz ROI is achievable.

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Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.

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Engagement = likes, comments, shares. The shelf life of your blog post is as long as people link to it, comment on it, and search engines give it high rank. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Social media posts expire very quickly. Consider Facebook, for instance. 75% of its impressions occur within 150 minutes.

Reintroducing Blog Comment Moderation

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It is common for companies (who don’t comprehend a blog comment is akin to having a conversation) to hire people to write manual comments on blogs all over the place in the hope an unsuspecting reader will click to learn more about the company product. In an effort to combat a rise in this manual spam, I am (re)introducing comment moderation which used to be in place here.

Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

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Please continue reading Mobile Technology and Your Small Business and leave a comment if inspired. This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of ChamberOfCommerce.com. Mobile technology is not one thing. It’s not just a type of phone or a data plan. It’s not just an application or a QR code. Mobile technology is all these things and more. It is a way of life now. Need help?

Why (and How) I Forced 912 People to Unfollow Me on Twitter

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If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. This screenshot, courtesy of TwitterCounter , shows a 3-month tally of my Twitter followers. Notable milestones include 4,419 on December 23; 4,721 on January 14; and 4,887 on February 2. Do you see the downward slope on the far right? That is no accident. forced inactive accounts to unfollow me.

Facebook Changes, Part 2

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Leave a comment below. Related Stories A Facebook Funny Facebook Changes For Me — and You Rethinking Blog Comments. Three weeks ago today I wrote about my Facebook divorce. wrote how I would continue to interact with people on groups and pages but I would cease writing on my wall. It’s been successful. If they miss me there, it’s news to me. Questions? Thoughts?