Debbie Weil

Q & A With Michael Stelzner on the “Launch” of Social Media Examiner

Debbie Weil

The site, started in October 2009, publishes fresh content (in the form of blog posts) about social media six days a week: irresistible case studies, how-to’s, interviews with experts, reviews and news stories. I spoke at SME’s Blogging Success Summit 2011.

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Q & A With Michael Stelzner on the “Launch” of Social Media Examiner

Debbie Weil

The site, started in October 2009, publishes fresh content (in the form of blog posts) about social media six days a week: irresistible case studies, how-to’s, interviews with experts, reviews and news stories. I spoke at SME’s Blogging Success Summit 2011.

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What Does It Mean to “Know” Someone?

Debbie Weil

They may be a longtime newsletter subscriber, or we’ve interacted on Twitter or via a Facebook group or on this blog. I posted a "gentle heads-up" on my Facebook page to announce that I’m slowly weeding out "friends" I don’t "know" or at least have some connection with.

What Does It Mean to “Know” Someone?

Debbie Weil

They may be a longtime newsletter subscriber, or we’ve interacted on Twitter or via a Facebook group or on this blog.

Not a Full-Length Book? Write a Kindle Single Instead

Debbie Weil

As one wise commenter phrased it on my blog, "please, take on some of these old canards , including the one that says (boomers) are self-involved." I’m OK with being an authority on corporate blogging.

Q & A with Seth Godin about writing the best-selling Poke the Box

Debbie Weil

DW : The book is written in short blog-like riffs. The words book vs. blog. Poke the Box , the first title to come out of Seth Godin’s new publishing venture powered by Amazon, The Domino Project , is selling like hotcakes.

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Friending Over 50: Sex, Lies and Baby Boomers

Debbie Weil

How cool that many of them are diving enthusiastically into friending, tweeting, blogging, texting and other social technologies, even as they face what will surely, inexorably, be their final chapter. Photo credit: Joey Devilla.

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10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. Many companies are still leery of launching a blog as a way to communicate directly with customers. Click here to read To Blog or Not to Blog… That’s a Good Question, which was published in ClickZ on Aug.

10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. Many companies are still leery of launching a blog as a way to communicate directly with customers. Click here to read To Blog or Not to Blog… That’s a Good Question, which was published in ClickZ on Aug.

Why I Love National Grammar Day

Debbie Weil

Be sure to visit the NGD site for teaching materials, 10 grammar myths, free e-cards, T-shirts, suggested blogs and more. It’s hopelessly old-fashioned to care about it’s versus its. Who versus whom. Affect versus effect. But I do. I really do.

Hey, Stop Procrastinating and “Do the Work”

Debbie Weil

I know I’m in trouble when I haven’t posted to my blog in several weeks. My inner voice chatters away: "For godssakes , write a new blog post. " And I’m a "blogging expert."

Revisiting the speaking styles of Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Tom Peters

Debbie Weil

I sent Guy the manuscript galley of The Corporate Blogging Book. The only thing he really liked was my chapter on "Top 10 Tips to Write an Effective Business Blog." The Corporate Blogging Book was published five years ago… !

Revisiting the speaking styles of Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Tom Peters

Debbie Weil

" *I sent Guy the manuscript galley of The Corporate Blogging Book. The only thing he really liked was my chapter on "Top 10 Tips to Write an Effective Business Blog." The Corporate Blogging Book was published five years ago… !

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Why I Attend Seth Godin’s Live Events

Debbie Weil

It was great to reconnect with Pamela Redmond Satran (we hadn’t seen each other in over 30 years), Elizabeth Marshall of Author Teleseminars and John Moore of Brand Autopsy (he called The Corporate Blogging Book the Best Business Blogging Book ). Through a blog, for example.

Secrets of Success Behind Blogging Success Summit

Debbie Weil

One of the reasons I’ll be talking about blogs and why they’re your social media hub on Feb. Another reason is that Mike Stelzner, creator of the online Blogging Success Summit , invited me to and he is persuasive. Recipe for a successful blogging conference.

Can You Really Write a Short Book in 8 Weeks?

Debbie Weil

Yes, if you start with a bunch of great content you can draw from: blog posts, articles, notes, lists, research. And are ruthlessly focused on shipping something in 8 weeks. But the fact is, it probably does take 10,000 hours to learn how to write well.

Newsjacking: David Meerman Scott’s New Book on Real-Time PR Is Released in Real-Time

Debbie Weil

I read about the book release on his blog. David Meerman Scott often writes with great clarity about stuff that the rest of us are thinking about but haven’t gotten around to articulating. His newest book, Newsjacking , released today, is no exception.

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Newsjacking: David Meerman Scott’s New Book on Real-Time PR Is Released in Real-Time

Debbie Weil

I read about the book release on his blog. David Meerman Scott often writes with great clarity about stuff that the rest of us are thinking about but haven’t gotten around to articulating. His newest book, Newsjacking , released today, is no exception.

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Just Because You Can (Publish an eBook), Doesn’t Mean You Should

Debbie Weil

It reminds me a bit of blogging. But there are millions of blogs out there. A book, whether it's e- or print, has much more gravitas than a blog. The wonderful thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. The unfortunate thing about the new world of publishing is that anyone can write, publish and start selling an eBook on Amazon Kindle. Sound too harsh? Maybe.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Context vs. Content: What Sells Your Book

Debbie Weil

Seth Godin on The Domino Project blog , Dec. Context is one of those words that sparks a multidimensional image in your head.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

eMarketer’s New Blogging Report: More Readers, Fewer Writers

Debbie Weil

There are two key points: first, the number of blog readers continues to rise appreciably, while the number of blog writers continues to grow, but very slowly. The word blog continues to have negative connotations. Thus many folks don’t knowingly read blogs.

My Three Words for 2012: Alignment, Quiet and Compassion

Debbie Weil

I have procrastinated big time on this blog post. Inspired by a number of other bloggers and authors, including Chris Brogan ( Temple , Untangle , Practice ), Jonathan Fields ( Serve, Inspire, Transcend ) and Chris Guillebeau ( Finishing ), I am starting 2012 with three words.

Attention Beta Authors: Get a Professional “Boost” to Publish a Kick-ass Kindle eBook in 8 Weeks

Debbie Weil

Please disregard earlier blog entry. The link was incorrect. The cool thing about publishing a book for Amazon Kindle is that you can think of yourself as a Beta Author. It’s easy to take the plunge and commit to publishing a digital book, knowing you can update your book later.

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Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Gotta Run: I Have to Do My (Facebook) Messaging

Debbie Weil

Blogging about 26-year-olds makes me feel old. Get ready for some snark. When I watched Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s live streamed announcement of Facebook Messages yesterday I was struck by a couple of things: his presumptuousness, his lack of speaking ability and the insular feeling of the event. First, his presumptuousness: “T alking with high schoolers makes me feel really old ,” he told the audience in a San Francisco hotel. Tell me about it.

Do You Know Your Social Media Sweet Spot?

Debbie Weil

" My advice: tread lightly if you’re just getting started with a Facebook page or a blog. Your sweet spot is where what YOU want to achieve using social media coincides with what your audience wants. It’s not as easy to find this spot as you might think. Most organizations are engaging in one-way news-dispersing conversations on their Facebook pages.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Why Writing a Corporate Blog Can Be Fun (and Profitable Too)

Debbie Weil

Read on for the dirt on corporate blogging. Susan is best known for her blogging at GardenRant and award-winning Sustainable and Urban Gardening. She writes for corporate blogs Mahoney’s and Homestead. Anybody out there losing their blogging mojo, like me?

Sweets and Tweets: Tony Hsieh Isn’t the Only One Delivering Customer Happiness

Debbie Weil

He’s been with Clearspring almost three years and previously advised the Library of Congress on Web and blogging strategy. Forget shiny object syndrome.

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

Debbie Weil

Debbie Weil on Corporate Blogging and Social Media

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