Ari Herzog

Why You Should Clean Your Social Connections

Ari Herzog

The purpose of LinkedIn , according to the company, is “to connect the world’s professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful.

Drink When Thirsty

Ari Herzog

The earliest fossil evidence for anatomically modern Homo sapiens dates back 300,000 years. Do you think your ancestors cared about eating, drinking, and sleeping schedules? Or, is it more likely they ate when hungry, drank when thirsty, and slept when tired?

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Infographic on My Next Job

Ari Herzog

This infographic displays the most frequent words for my preferred job description. Culled from a dozen job vacancies posted on LinkedIn, small words appear a few times and large words appear a lot.

No Thanks to Digital Book Reading

Ari Herzog

“I can’t fathom reading a book without tactile sensations of turning pages and smelling paper,” I wrote six years ago about the newish fad of digital book reading.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Do You Read Blogs in 2018?

Ari Herzog

This is my first blog post of 2018. Are you still reading blogs? If so, who writes them and what are they about? I started blogging in 2004; and I launched this blog in 2007. Here’s a look back at why I did it. During the years, I strived to publish articles several times a week.

Alt and Rogue Twitter Accounts are Unofficial But They Are Not Necessarily Fake

Ari Herzog

Shortly after Inauguration Day, the Trump Administration issued a gag order to federal agencies to cease online communications and other media outreach until transition teams were in place. The White House is creating national unrest on multiple fronts.

Why LinkedIn Throttles My Searches

Ari Herzog

[Image from Esther Vargas] LinkedIn’s mission is to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”

Why I Cut the Cord to Cable

Ari Herzog

My adventure began six years ago. I resisted online streaming for a long time. I liked my digital cable channel lineup. I borrowed movies from friends and checked out DVDs from the library.

Why I Am Addicted to @CSPAN

Ari Herzog

I admit it. I am addicted to CSPAN. I don’t receive cable TV and I get my news from various sources. I don’t mind reading or watching news after the fact (as it’s sometimes better then) but I also enjoy real-time and unfiltered news. CSPAN fills that void.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

When a Tree Inspires You

Ari Herzog

And the boy loved the tree — very much. And the tree was happy. – Shel Silverstein. I photographed this tree on December 2, 2016. It’s easy to stare at this tree as it stands less than 200 feet in front of me. It’s easy to ask aloud, “How old are you?”

Infographic on My Next Job

Ari Herzog

This infographic displays the most frequent words for my preferred job description. Culled from a dozen job vacancies posted on LinkedIn, small words appear a few times and large words appear a lot.

Write it Down to Be Real

Ari Herzog

It is cathartic to write. Unless I translate ideas and thoughts from my head into written words (on this blog, post-it notes, emails, or other communication), I’m distracted from focusing on what matters. Remove your clutter and improve your life.

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Write it Down to Be Real

Ari Herzog

It is cathartic to write. Unless I translate ideas and thoughts from my head into written words (on this blog, post-it notes, emails, or other communication), I’m distracted from focusing on what matters. Remove your clutter and improve your life.

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Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Meet the Fediverse

Ari Herzog

Mastodon, Pleroma, GNU Social, PeerTube, Friendica, and Hubzilla are among the more popular social networking services that collectively form the Fediverse. Each service has the ability for people to create their own gathering places, called instances.

Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

Ari Herzog

When I wrote last month about throwing away my social networking rules , I was unprepared what happened next. First: People were elated I connected with them. This tweet from Jeff Cutler is indicative of what I see: It's been a long time coming, but finally Ari saw the light!

How GDPR Impacts Your World

Ari Herzog

If you haven’t seen or heard the acronym, the General Data Protection Regulation is a new law that enables citizens and residents of the European Union to control their online data. It is enforceable on May 25, 2018.

Why Sharing on Social Media is the Water Cooler

Ari Herzog

This quote is the kind of quote that we need to say over and over to ourselves. It’s not a new idea to me and it shouldn’t be one to you. The honesty about our changing world is why I share ideas on my blog and why you share this post in your own way.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Thoughts on Simple Living

Ari Herzog

Here are some thoughts on simple living: Buy less and give more. Malcolm Forbes said, “He who dies with the most toys wins,” but he was wrong. Consumption and accumulation create clutter but not happiness. Decide what you don’t use anymore and give it away.

Trump Administration Hires Official Bloggers

Ari Herzog

In response to the rising tide of fake news and misinformation, senior White House officials are approaching bloggers who may not have necessarily voted for the President to nevertheless work for the administration, counterpunch the naive, and promote verified stories.

Activism Through Blogging

Ari Herzog

Women marching in London in 1911. Activism is defined as “a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.”

If the Media Boycotts the White House

Ari Herzog

Will life go on if the White House Press Corps boycotts the daily briefing? Yes, says David Frum , The Atlantic’s senior editor. He wrote a series of tweets on November 29, 2016 that suggest White House reporters boycott the daily briefings and focus on research-based accounting.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? How do you manage the relationships between the people you follow and the tweets they write? Do you feel guilty that you won’t see everyone’s tweets?

Finding Order in Social Networking Chaos

Ari Herzog

That is my mission for 2014. I am throwing out the rules. I am eliminating the notes and disclaimers. I am retreating into the past. When I began speaking at social media conferences in 2009, I auto-followed 7,000 on Twitter and had nearly 1,000 Facebook friends.

Meet Social Restaurant Co Co. Sala

Ari Herzog

Whenever I am asked to speak about digital marketing, I mention a chocolate lounge in Washington, D.C. called Co Co. Sala. I talk about how I visited the lounge five years ago to celebrate someone’s birthday, yelped about my experience, and received a private message from the co-owner. Co Co.

26 Words That People Use to Describe Donald Trump

Ari Herzog

Donald Trump was inaugurated four days ago — and my friends and family members continue to talk about our new President with mostly negative words. Authoritarian. Bully. Charlatan. Disturbing. Egomaniacal. Frightening. Gross. Hateful. Idiotic. Kleptocrat. Loudmouth. Megalomaniacal. Nepotist.

This Is My Last Post of 2018

Ari Herzog

I tallied the number of blog posts I wrote this year, compared it to last year, then the prior year, and all the way back to 2007 when I started blogging. The farther back I went correlated to an increased sensation of depression that I don’t write as much now as I wrote then. I don’t need to tell you that social media is more prominent these days and there’s less of a motivation for me to write a long-form post such as this.

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How Thanksgiving Lost Its Meaning

Ari Herzog

Thanksgiving, according to President Abraham Lincoln, exists to offer “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” ” That’s hardly true today when most Americans engage in extravagant feasts, march in parades, and watch football games.

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SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly

Ari Herzog

Imagine my shock when I attempted to invite someone (who I did not know) to join my LinkedIn network: Huh? LinkedIn’s mission is explicit to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”

Stop Dividing Marketing and Media

Ari Herzog

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?

Meet the Power of Blog Syndication

Ari Herzog

I recently wrote 19 best practices on tweeting like a human. Please visit that link and focus on the number of people who clicked my social sharing buttons. As of this moment in time, 9 people shared it on Facebook, 46 shared it on Twitter, 10 shared it on Google+, and 3 shared it on LinkedIn.

Fact-Checking and Spinning Trump on Twitter

Ari Herzog

I recently created a Twitter list all about President-elect Donald Trump. The list comprises three accounts: Trump himself who writes about everything under the sun, The Washington Post fact-checking team that provides true/false accuracy, and an anonymous third-party that provides humorous spin.

10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 (on my mother’s birthday) and currently has 277 million members — with two new people creating accounts every second. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom.

Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! It’s seen three URLs and numerous designs. You can visit the archive and read my initial blog posts about apartment life, later posts about digital marketing, and ultimately about minimalism and productivity.

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The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

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.

Why Your Website Might Lose its Google Rank

Ari Herzog

Starting April 21, 2015, Google is penalizing any website from appearing in its search results if the website is not mobile responsive.

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