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Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

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 2015, Goodbye Comments

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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.

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.

Comment by Facebook or WordPress

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When presented the choice between two different commenting systems, which do you choose? The Facebook commenting system (alternatively by Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail login) appears first. The WordPress commenting system appears below that. Please continue reading Comment by Facebook or WordPress and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. Will one beat the other? Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Musings

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 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 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog

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Today, I’d write that much differently with screenshots and an accompanying video. I’ve created a lot of content since 2007 — and people continue to visit, comment, and share. Related Stories Why I Chose SiteGround for Web Hosting Introducing a New Design at AriHerzog.com Hello 2016, Welcome Back Comments. May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! No filters.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.

Ari Herzog

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.

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.

…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?

Rethinking Blog Comments Again

Ari Herzog

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.

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?

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?

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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Stop Producing Noise

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think his comment is as valuable today as it was then. Comments By: Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter | Ari Herzog by Questioning Why I Still Use Twitter | Ari Herzog If your retweets are being retweeted, then you're doing. by David@Quillcards My comment wasn't a criticism but I felt compelled to comment. How vain of us. We We know it’s a difficult task.

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.

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.

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.

How Social We Are With Social Media

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If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit How Social We Are With Social Media in your browser. Recent comments I believe that people just shifted from one form of. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. Photo by Funkdooby. But is it true?

Happy 7th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

Progress. I’ve created a lot of content since 2007 — and people continue to visit, comment, and share. hope you stick around. A lot of people read my blog by email and click over when inspired to add a comment. Today is the seventh birthday of my blog! It’s seen three URLs, multiple names, and many designs. What you can expect between now and May 2015. Thanks for reading.

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.

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

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You can start by leaving quality comments on those blogs and with time you can extend your efforts to guest posting. I‘ve been guest posting almost right after I launched my reviews and coupons blog. Blog commenting plays a major role in forming a community around a blog and attracting new followers and subscribers. Tunnel picture by pixelplacebo. Why will they return often?

Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

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If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Bloggers Unite Today Around Food in your browser. Commenting to 17 Bloggers. Recent comments Its quite obvious that we ought to eat more vegetables and. I blogged in 2008 about poverty. blogged in 2009 about climate change. blogged in 2010 about water. This year this blog is about food. The U.S. by Raj-PB.

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?

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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Interview with Storyteller Susan Murphy: Monday Muse #3

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Please continue reading Interview with Storyteller Susan Murphy: Monday Muse #3 and leave a comment if inspired. Recent comments Recent comments. From her blog to her tweets , there is a down-to-earth quality that attracts me to Susan Murphy. discovered her about two years ago and haven’t looked back. The social media bubble is still alive and well. If you need help, ask.

910 Blog Comments You Wrote Here

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Old content is especially helpful when one sees lots of comments, tweets, and other social sharing metrics reflecting the value of whatever is written. 90 is the number of comments about blog lurking , illustrating why you choose not to comment. 75 is the number of comments about the value of writing negatively , which according to Jeannie Chan, speaks volumes about what you think. 140 is the number of comments about my Foursquare account deletion , proof that you want to know where and what I eat. Why Do You Subscribe to Blog Comments? Media comments