Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Image: AJ Cann via Flickr, CC 2.0.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0 What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. Initially I was trying to find something that worked with Flickr, but then I stumbled upon Cincopa.

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The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked.

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The Practical Guide to Writing Conversational Copy

ProBlogger

Image by Flickr user Rohit Rath. Conversational copy is one of the best ways of creating engagement with a reader. Famous copywriter John Caples delcares conversational copy to be about “You + Me.”. The basics of conversational copy are simple: write like you speak.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

By the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new. It was yesterday morning's keynote (which was also the last day of this three-day long conference) that brought out a ton of in-person discourse on Blogs, Blogging, Social Media and the future of media. In all of that, it seemed like everyone (including yours truly) grapples and struggles with the definition of a "Blog."

Blogging: Just like riding a bike.

SocialFish

One of the great things about Lindy’s post is her number one action for creating valuable content – writing a blog post, updating your website, or hosting a Twitter chat. we want to spark a conversation with you!” A lot of people may look at blogging as difficult or time-consuming.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Tyler Durdan via Flickr, CC 2.0 Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

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The One Secret You Need to Read to Increase Conversion Rates

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user Jerry Nihen. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. The One Secret You Need to Read to Increase Conversion Rates. Blogging for Dollars This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov of Devore Agency.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. The second-most popular tier includes YouTube, blogging and LinkedIn. The least popular major networks are Flickr, Tumblr and StumbleUpon. ( 500 companies maintain a blog. Blogging Facts and Statistics.

Connecting Your Business Blog with Your Readers (How-to)

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business blog have the livelihood of a funeral? When you look around at your blog and analytics, what do you see? You have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that anyone even cares remotely about your blog. What’s going wrong with your business blog?!

Monday Roundup: Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). Image: Mike Licht via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

They start conversations that will get their fans talking and thinking about hunger. Their Flickr page and YouTube channel are used to support Food Bank activities, for example, displaying photos taken at community events. Flickr.

Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter

Firebelly

» June 04, 2010 Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter Heres an interesting look at a breakdown of the several different Twitter user types.

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6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

If you have a conversation with any WordPress developer, they’ll likely tell you that less is more when it comes to plugins. Creating visually appealing content for your blog has become increasingly important, especially now with the advent of Pinterest.

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days

Kikolani

I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Why do you blog, Tony?

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. Image: terren in Virginia via Flickr, CC 2.0 It just did it on the Flickr link above.)

44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

I would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Blogging During the Holidays.

Writing Around the Web – Social Media, Google Analytics, and Conversions

Kikolani

Writing Around the Web is a monthly series highlighting guest posts I’ve written on blogging, business, SEO, social media, and other topics! 50+ Awesome Posts on Conversions – Catch up on the latest and greatest information in this list of over 50 awesome posts on conversions from 2011. Something for everyone, from blogging to social media, landing pages to squeeze pages, increasing conversions vs. conversion killers, design, and more!

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

Because I decided the night before, until 2:30am in the morning, was a great time to update my blog with new pages for my favorite subjects ( blogging , business , SEO , and social media ) and my new services. Do more than just a blog post for a product review.

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! I say “yikes&# because this could quite conceivably irritate people trying to find something on my blog. And they wouldn’t bother to poke around on the blog to find it.

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Why Livefyre Is The Best Blog Comment System Evah

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you publish a blog, there are three things I want to tell you today. Image: elventear via Flickr, CC 2.0. I’m not one to get overly excited by blog comment systems, but this one has me blown away.

6 Surefire Ways to Convert Traffic from Your Blog

Writtent Blog

While the basic function of a business blog is to convert your visitors into leads and eventually sales, you still want to entertain, educate, and delight. When you notice your conversion rates are low, there’s a good chance you’re not living up to your end of the bargain.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Showcase reviews: ArCompany, Blogging Wizard, BuzzBlogger, Catherine Pham/SlideShare, Express Writers, iag.Me (Social), Katie Lance, MarketingLand, Rebekah Radice, SnapApp, Visually. ” — StoreYa Blog. Showcase reviews: Entrepreneur, StoreYa Blog. Blogging Wizard.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Top 25 Must Read Content Marketing Blogs

Writtent Blog

The marketing industry is diverse and ever changing, and one of the easiest ways to stay on top is to read the most relevant and pertinent blogs. image credit: Flickr. For businesses who blog, content marketing is vital. Blog Growth.

Why Protecting Your Twitter Profile is a Bad Idea

Waxing UnLyrical

used to be to click through to their profile, read their bio, follow their site/blog link, look at their timeline, and if, after doing all that, they seemed smart/interesting/unusual, I’d follow them. (I’ve Image: maramillo via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Parsing Social Networks

Geoff Livingston

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations. A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment.

No One “Consumes” Social Media

Geoff Livingston

Or, “Can I have some Flickr for that blog?&#. Impressions about brands are formed through diverse experiences, media types as well as peer conversations, usually as a body of work. Rants Social Media consumption Disqus facebook Flickr media patterns Quora twitter use

Dear Airtel: It is about Customers & Conversations

The Marketing Blog

44 pm Dear Airtel: It is about Customers & Conversations Jump to Comments It was one of those evenings, when we were not in a mood to work. The conversation began with my first tweet. It wasn’t human for sure, it was ‘Automated’ and was understandably defeating the whole purpose of conversations through Social Media. Just started reading your blog and plan to subscribe to it. The scope of my blog-posts span across the Enterprise 2.0

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. First was my experience last week in talking with people about blogging and learning. Flickr photo via Nesster.

Enterprise 2.0 Conversations

The Marketing Blog

Conversations Jump to Comments Image by cambodia4kidsorg via Flickr Over the course of December, I have been closely following Jacob Morgan ‘s blog-posts on Social Media , emerging Enterprise 2.0 He has been having a series of exciting conversations with industry veteran Wendy Troupe and some of the points discussed are absolutely amazing ! Conversations (themarketingblog.wordpress.com) [.] Conversations (themarketingblog.wordpress.com) [.]

The Bamboo Project Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Bamboo Project Blog. Massive list posts ("50+ Ways to Use Flickr," "100 Social Media Resources", etc.) Flickr photo via BTal. You can: Take a picture (or several) and upload them to Flickr or to your blog. Write about your hometown in your blog. They are: For the most comments on a wide range of blogs (not just the â??topâ?? After several frustrating minutes of conversation, I ultimately gave up. Flickr photo via wok.

PB169: Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog – How to Make the Transition

ProBlogger

Transitioning From Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about hiring writers for your blog. Most bloggers start out blogging as single author blogs and many remain that way. Create 10 Blog Post Ideas for your Blog.

7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Write in a Conversational Voice.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogging often entails a lot more than technical writing. Blogging requires writing, graphic design, search engine optimization, relationship building, social promotion, and a lot more.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More

Pamorama

The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Flickr. On Flickr, the goal is to enjoy high-quality photos in collections, so only post your best ones.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Blog Comments (The blog is on WordPress) Disqus This is what I use to manage comments here at Convince & Convert. ChatCatcher This is a nice little tool that finds Tweets about your blog posts, and automatically adds them as comments. Flickr Creative Commons Search This is my go-to source for photos for the blog and presentations. Note that nearly 40% of all subscribers to this blog are via email, not RSS.

Kick-Start Your Blog With These Engaging Content Suggestions

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user mkhmarketing. Every single blog has a specific target audience, requiring content that engages that blog’s particular audience. Here are some content suggestions that can be used to help spark some interest in your blog: 1.

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191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Making the Most of Tools, Apps and Services to Create Visual Content for Your Blog. In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk tools for creating great visual content for your blog. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been exploring different types of content that you can use on your blog. Each are important types of content to be able to create for your blog – but one that is increasingly important today is visual content. Peg’s blog.

Fight Premature Monetization – Add a Second Step to Your Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Flickr image from Jurischk. That same trend toward premature monetization is rampant in content marketing too, especially on blogs. Blog posts are feathers. In the immortal lyrics of Eddie Rabbit , blog posts are “…That first step.