Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
The conversations that I have on Twitter usually arise out of attending chats, reading blog posts, or if I happen to check in on a stream to see what someone is sharing. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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? million.
6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck
MARCH 25, 2012
The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. But reviewing the email submissions from wannabe writers, it is pathetic how frequently people think I will publish anything and it is disappointing they view my blog as a trophy to place on their article marketing case. I want you to write for me. What has a cost here? Unique content?
The Death of Blogging: Part 271
APRIL 24, 2012
It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. 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.” ” I and others responded at the time why Verne was nuts and blogging was very alive. The Importance of Guest Blogging.
My Blog is Changing Direction
APRIL 22, 2014
If you subscribed to my blog to learn insights and strategies about the digital landscape, you may notice a change in focus. While I won’t use this blog to share press releases or campaign news (as a separate and less-updated blog will be created for that), it is natural for me to change direction here. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News
90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person. The takeaway is clear. You need to be where your customers are.
Why 84% of Your Facebook Fans are Lurkers
APRIL 18, 2012
How many times has your social media consultant, the local chamber of commerce, a conference presentation, and your favorite blog encouraged you to create a Facebook fan page? You can understand that 90% of blog readers are lurkers but you don’t understand why you can’t tap into the Facebook market. You begin to hate that consultant and those blogs. What do you do?
Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends
AUGUST 26, 2012
When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4. The Pew Internet & American Life Project indicates your age says a lot about your friends. A Generation Xer, my friends today number 334. That number is decreasing every day. But why?
Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends
AUGUST 14, 2013
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? Sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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? What are yours?
Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. Blogs — “web logs” as they were first called, began to appear. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. This is his story. 2005: Flickr. Do I want to treat Flickr as a serious base for showcasing my photographic works? Or, do I want to use it as a base for experimentation? 2007: Facebook.
Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
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. 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. First: People were elated I connected with them. I say bring it. Just because.
When I Was Hired Sight Unseen
AUGUST 5, 2015
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Considering the multiple steps of job searching today — telephone screenings followed by multiple levels of in-person interviews followed by an offer or rejection — I think back to the spring of 2001 before the end of the dot-com bubble. At the time, its primary competitors were SAP and Oracle (which later bought it). Media
Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends
AUGUST 30, 2016
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Every story about social media eventually mentions Dunbar’s number , a theory popularized by psychologist Robin Dunbar about the relationship between the size of your brain and the size of your average social group. He proposed that 150 friends is the average cognitive limit that our brains allow for stable relationships. It is therefore irrelevant how many friends you claim to have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites. Whether it’s 20 or 2,000, most of them are destined to be acquaintances.
Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe
JANUARY 31, 2014
It’s a WordPress plugin (and works with other blog platforms or any website for that matter that lets you add code) that lets you record a short voicemail message to any website owner or blogger who has it installed. You can see the voicemail record button on the far right side of this blog post. I discovered it today while reading Nate Riggs’ blog.
Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here
DECEMBER 19, 2012
To the non-Facebook users who read my blog, is the commenting system so important to you? If you don’t comment on blogs, it shouldn’t matter what sort of system exists. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. Comments Good topic Ari, If a blog requires you to log on to comment. Danny’s reason? Got a question?
When a Tree Inspires You
DECEMBER 2, 2016
The tree inspired me to write a blog post. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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?” Musing
SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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.” They could as easily ignored my request and I’d never have seen this pop-up warning.
Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
He blogged about the struggle of sharing the same information, and in some cases too much information, to everyone. “[My friends] never said as much, but I’m betting they’re annoyed by my daily posts from my blog… I know I’m annoyed when my friends use their personal Facebook only for promoting themselves… I’m going to tire my friends out. I didn’t.
Thanks for the support
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
I wish the circumstances were different but I’m glad to have my life (and this blog) back. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. On March 26, 2014, I announced my candidacy for State Representative of the First Essex District in Massachusetts. On November 4, 2014, I received 1,122 votes in Newburyport, 278 votes in Amesbury, and 206 votes in Salisbury. Got an idea?
Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live
AUGUST 14, 2013
Sign up to receive blog posts by email. Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission. Did you know that every photo and video you take — and share on Facebook, Instagram, and other apps — from your smartphone is also sharing the exact latitude and longitude of the location where the photo was taken, enabling hackers, burglars, and pedophiles from knowing where you live? No joke.
Tell That Story But Be Emotional
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
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. I remember playing some tape and pressing the fast-forward button to get the next song.
Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.
MARCH 2, 2014
Another takeaway is to stop using social media for sharing big thoughts — and to blog about it instead. 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 don’t know if you should be blogging, or need help setting one up, let’s talk. Media blogging Thanks for reading.
Alt and Rogue Twitter Accounts are Unofficial But They Are Not Necessarily Fake
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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. President Trump called climate change a “hoax” during his campaign. resist.
How to Gain Productivity
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
There were dozens of blog posts on my Feedly reading list. That happened when I sold a heavy piece of furniture this week, again when I washed and emptied the dishes in my sink, and again today when I removed all those unread blog posts. If you enjoyed this, follow my tweets at @ariherzog and sign up to receive blog posts by email. I already feel accomplished. Productivity
Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Have you visited the blog archive ? The following feature article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. Do you know where Nike’s Just Do It! slogan came from? A serial killer was about to be executed by firing squad. When asked if he had any last words, he said, Let’s Do It! The advertiser who transformed this into the Nike slogan said it encompassed everything Nike stood for.
Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Sign up to receive blog posts by email. Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. Mashable and other sites spread it the following day. Companies such as J Campbell Social Marketing continue to spread it. It’s everywhere. And, it’s a failure. Who spends so much time creating a hashtag? Do corporate boardroom sessions dedicate time to review these flowchart actions?
Fact-Checking and Spinning Trump on Twitter
JANUARY 4, 2017
Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. 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. Very strange! — Donald J.
How a Brand is Born Online
JANUARY 1, 2014
Thank you for reading my blog where I write and explore digital media. This will be a work in progress and I will write subsequent blog posts analyzing what happens. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Top Blog Posts of 2013 Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting Analyze Your Visits to My Blog. Blog News 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. You can be my first. Join me.
No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed
MARCH 19, 2012
Riffing behind a commenting layout convention by Matt Cutts, such as his latest blog post when he wrote about giving up news consumption for a month, I’ve decided to require every blog comment here be associated with a real name. Thanks for reading my latest blog news and I encourage you to share your thoughts below. Blog NewsSee the current screenshot below.
…and My Twitter Experiment Dies
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
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 LinkedIn Twitter in 2013
DECEMBER 28, 2012
You want to follow my thoughts on digital strategy , blogging, and internet best practices. My blogging will definitely increase — and with a slant around my new Facebook page on digital strategy. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. That is the order of my priorities in 2013. Facebook in 2013. You can like Digital Me right now.
Mobile Technology and Your Small Business
JANUARY 3, 2013
This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of ChamberOfCommerce.com. When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing. 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. Are you being left behind?
Analyze Your Visits to My Blog
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Thank you for reading my blog. I suppose I should be blogging more frequently and sharing posts to enable more people to click links and visit. That is a telling statistic compared to my blogging frequency of the past. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News Media Google metrics Many returned.
Bloggers Unite Today Around Food
OCTOBER 15, 2011
I blogged in 2008 about poverty. I blogged in 2009 about climate change. I blogged in 2010 about water. This year this blog is about food. Media blogging cultureGoodbye pyramids and hello plates. The U.S. Department of Agriculture eliminated their food pyramid earlier this year and created a better representation of the five food groups. The takeaway is simple.
Share Your Blog Here
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Can you describe your blog in a few sentences? All you have to do is scroll to the comment section below, fill in your real name and email address, and type in the URL to your blog. Then, write to your heart’s content to describe your blog. Whatever you write about — internet marketing, mobile devices, gardening, frog leg delicacies, or something more eccentric — this is your chance to share your blog with me and with other readers. Let’s see how many blogs we can all learn about. How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments.
10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn
MARCH 4, 2014
I used to accept connection requests from people who commented on my blog and from people I randomly met at conferences. Here’s a blog post I wrote about that bulk unfollowing. 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. Thanks.
Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments
JANUARY 1, 2015
I am disabling blog commenting on this post and into the future. I’ve been blogging since 2004 (and on this blog since 2007) and with each year comes a swatch of new places for us to connect with each other. Thanks for reading my blog in 2015. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Blog News blogging comments I’m fine with this.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
This is a test of a new blog-to-email system. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. If you’re on the list, you should be reading this in your email inbox. If you’re not on the list, click here. Thanks for reading. Related Stories Why I List My Facebook Friends Follow Me, Friend Me, Do Me Wherever Why Foursquare and I Split Up. Media
Blog Visits Increase Despite No Tweeting
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Phil Gerbyshak asked me to provide background to my last post on Twitter that occurred October 17, wondering if that action had any impact on blog visitors. Keeping in mind that my last tweet was October 17, this blog has seen more unique visitors collectively from September 19 to November 18. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email.
How Social We Are With Social Media
JUNE 30, 2011
by Christopher Roberts@Philosophy Blog. 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. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social. But is it true?
Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic
MARCH 17, 2011
Check related blogs. One of the easiest ways of getting targeted traffic to your blog is from other related blogs – blogs that treat issues on the same niche as you. If you are able to find blogs with high and constant targeted traffic already, that is the best, you will profit more. Both iBlogZone and Blog Engage can get you started. Features searc