Ari Herzog

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

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?

6 Guest Blogging Emails That Suck

Ari Herzog

The top navigational bar of this blog makes it very clear that guest blog posts are accepted. Here are 6 real examples of emails that suck: The 6th reason your email sucks: You never researched nor read my blog.

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The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

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.” The Importance of Guest Blogging.

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My Blog is Changing Direction

Ari Herzog

If you subscribed to my blog to learn insights and strategies about the digital landscape, you may notice a change in focus. P.S. You may not have noticed this if you subscribe to my blog but I recently changed the physical location of my blog from ariherzog.com to ariherzog.com/blog.

90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media

Ari Herzog

When he's not blogging, Ari helps brands improve their digital media marketing.

Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Get Back Up and Do It Again

Ari Herzog

Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. Related Stories Why Minimalism and My Blog Lack Copyright Why I Never Appreciated WiFi Data Until Now How Paleo Eating Embraces Your Inner Caveman. Paleo eating includes fruits and vegetables, nuts, and anything that had a heartbeat. No dairy. No grains. No refined or pasteurized foods. No additives. In other words, eat what the caveman would eat. Be a modern hunter-gatherer , not a later agriculturist.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

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.

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Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Why You Should Clean Your Social Connections

Ari Herzog

Maybe we commented on the same blogs. Maybe we shared blogging advice. Please sign up to receive blog posts by email. The purpose of LinkedIn , according to the company, is “to connect the world’s professionals to allow them to be more productive and successful.

Happy Belated 9th Birthday to My Blog

Ari Herzog

May 2016 marked the ninth birthday of my blog! 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. Are you receiving my blog posts by email? Blog News birthday

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Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

Ari Herzog

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.

When I Was Hired Sight Unseen

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Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe

Ari Herzog

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. I discovered it today while reading Nate Riggs’ blog.

Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here

Ari Herzog

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.

Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

Ari Herzog

He blogged about the struggle of sharing the same information, and in some cases too much information, to everyone. I will share my blog posts there. If you were inspired, please add a comment and sign up to receive blog posts by email.

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

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Sign up to receive blog posts by email. Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission.

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SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly

Ari Herzog

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.”

Thanks for the support

Ari Herzog

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.

Tell That Story But Be Emotional

Ari Herzog

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.

Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.

Ari Herzog

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. Media blogging

How to Gain Productivity

Ari Herzog

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.

Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media

Ari Herzog

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!

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

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.

How a Brand is Born Online

Ari Herzog

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.

When a Tree Inspires You

Ari Herzog

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.

No Real Name, No Blog Comment Allowed

Ari Herzog

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. Blog News

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

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.

Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

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.

…and My Twitter Experiment Dies

Ari Herzog

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.

Analyze Your Visits to My Blog

Ari Herzog

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. Blog News Media Google metrics

Bloggers Unite Today Around Food

Ari Herzog

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 culture

Share Your Blog Here

Ari Herzog

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. Media blogging

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10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

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.

Testing

Ari Herzog

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

Hello 2015, Goodbye Comments

Ari Herzog

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.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

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.

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

Check related blogs. One of the easiest ways of getting targeted traffic to your blog is from other related blogsblogs that treat issues on the same niche as you. Both iBlogZone and Blog Engage can get you started. Tunnel picture by pixelplacebo.

Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu

Ari Herzog

When you create a blog using a free platform, such as blah.blogspot.com or blah.wordpress.com, you relinquish control. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why This Blog is Hosted with Tubu in your browser. How to Identify Spam in Blog Comments.