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Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I stumbled across another gem, Lanyrd and it’s officially my go to site for all things conferences. Lanyrd uses your Twitter account to effectively crowdsource conference information and it’s working. In addition to simply listing conference details, you can get information on speakers, sessions & content. I’d love to see a more user friendly badge feature to give bloggers an easy way to implement dynamic content to their sites regarding their conference participation. Also Facebook integration would be a plus.

How to Apply Social to Conferences

SocialFish

Do you work in the Meetings or Conferences department of your association? Social media and conferences, just like chocolate and peanut butter are better together. When it comes to engaging conference participants before, during, and after, a face-to-face event, social media is a remarkably effective tool. Here’s a taster from the Conferences guide. This is how.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement. Read Part 1 here. Productive?

6 Great Conferences to Attend Before the End of 2012

Convince & Convert

And when it comes to getting educated on how you can grow your business and attract positive (while properly handling negative) attention through social media, there’s nothing quite like the experience of an in-person conference with the brilliant minds of digital unloading all of their tips to attendees. The first conference kicked off last year in Konstanz, Germany.

What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

I’m going to the conference next year. There is no secret formula here; these are techniques every business blogger can adopt, and their marketing counterparts can help them build it. Get real with your community. The post What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Aly Saxe. I follow many great blogs. A SaaStr Groupie. Every.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

ProBlogger

As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. Her work is highly regarded in the social media community and she was recommended multiple times in the comments section on last year’s list. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then just being a blogger. More bloggers to watch.

How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Kent State University YouToo Conference. It is the next step if you’ve already spent time carefully cultivating a community of peers, colleagues, employees, customers, and prospects. You can create a private Facebook group, Google+ community, or LinkedIn group. What are you trying to achieve? Open application process.

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6 Ways to Right Size that Big Blogger Ego

Geoff Livingston

Ever find yourself or one of your blogging friends suffering from a case of big blogger ego? Go to your community grocery store for the weekly eats. And when you talk to them, tell them you’re a blogger or an Internet personality. 3) Attend a Different Web Conference. Go to a conference about a different part of the web, one that is not in your community.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Open Communit

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Open Communit

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations. Enjoy!

Blogger Outreach ~ Make it tough for Influencers to ignore you!

Kikolani

So if you connect with top bloggers and influencer, that’s sure to expand your reach big time. One of the main issues we face as bloggers and online entrepreneurs is being able to connect with the right people and get them to stick around our blogs for a long time. You must first of all kick out anything that can compromise any attempt to build a community of influencers.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

How Social Media Has Changed Public Relations For Brands

Mindjumpers

According to recent data shared by Facebook, there are over 900 million objects that people interact with like groups, events and community pages. An average user is connected to 80 communities and pages while 30 billion pieces of content get shared each month (blog posts, notes, photo albums etc). Press Conferences vs. Blogger Outreach. Conversation Versus a Speech.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY

SocialFish

We weren’t able to go to Blogworld NY (this year Blogworld is in NY and later in LA, instead of the usual Vegas) but I did pay attention virtually to the flow of tweets coming out of the conference, and here are a couple of takeaway posts that caught my eye. And finally, last but definitely not least, here is a great slide deck by Shel Holtz from his session at the conference.

Grab Your Earlybird Tickets to ProBlogger Evolve Conference and Mastermind Today

ProBlogger

Today tickets go on sale for ProBlogger Evolve – two events in Australia for bloggers. Secondly – our new format of conference and masterminds. Day 1 Conference – in both cities the first day will be a single day conference to examine monetisation strategies through the lens of 4 key pillars of blogging – those of Content, Engagement, Traffic and Conversion.

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8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

ProBlogger

All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog. There are a lot of great blog posts about creating communities , but this one is different. Build your community on a single powerful idea.

PB161: 3 Things Most Bloggers Don’t Pay Enough Attention To

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I will highlight 3 things that I see a lot of bloggers ignoring – or not paying enough attention to – that could be limiting the potential of their blog. While we do each need to work out our own priorities with our blogging, these are 3 things I think most bloggers wanting to build traffic and income should focus their attention on. AWeber. MailChimp.

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Why Bloggers Should Consider Engaging on Google+

ProBlogger

Rather, I’d like to share a few first impression thoughts on how I see it as being useful for bloggers. Community plus. As a blogger who blogs in multiple niches, I’ve always had to have multiple social media accounts to interact in a relevant way with different groups. What other bloggers are saying about Google+. It’s not going to replace my blogs.

Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

This weekend I attended the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. If I attended the conference as a know it all writer who had published four books, then I would have denied myself a great experience. Here is a list of ways to exercise one’s mind: Attend an industry conference. What would a four-time author have to learn at an event like this?

Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 and Future of Social Media Government

Laurel Papworth

I’m speaking in Canberra next week - a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. How can you provide press releases that will be read and passed on through social media sites, blogged by bloggers and published by journalists. Did you know you can measure influence of a blogger or Twitter? And the main conference session I am presenting on Tuesday 26th October: A selection of case studies of how social media is being used in Australia and overseas. Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0

10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Many don’t know the most basic analytics of their blog or website traffic, conversion funnels or social media community engagement. They trusted what they read by the numerous bloggers and “thought leaders” delivering the step by step guides to overnight online fame. They talk about differentiation and how to stand out from the crowd. We must ask WHY. Are you ready?

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Business Development for Communications Firms

Spin Sucks

Your own research, which could be gigantic like Edelman does with their Trust Barometer or like what Andy Crestodina did this summer with his blogger survey. Also think about: Participating in LinkedIn groups, Google+ communities, and Twitter chats. Creating your own events (could a Spin Sucks conference be coming soon?). By Gini Dietrich. You heard me right. Segment targets.

Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger

ProBlogger

In this interview, we discuss what she has accomplished since becoming a full-time blogger. You became a full-time blogger earlier than planned. You do a lot of in-person networking at events and conferences. How did you get people to trust a ‘new’ blogger? 7 Vignettes is a creative online community centred around Instagram. Not really. Never! Growth.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

ProBlogger

What can a blogger learn from the worst criminals in America? Combining his wedding with a business conference (he was a romantic at heart) Lansky brought together diverse faces in the crime world, including many who had never worked together before. Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime. This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez. I’m just saying.

How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Geoff Livingston

Join me on September 22 in New York City for the Triberr Takeover conference. How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? Brands and Razoo, I compared my blogger list with PR firm’s list of preferred social channels. The recovery could not have happened this quickly without the blogger network.

PB136: The Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger

ProBlogger

Why Evergreen Content is the Best Investment of Time for a Blogger. ” I was asked this question while on a Q&A panel back in 2007 while at a conference in Las Vegas. Further Resources on Evergreen Content the Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger. What New (and Old) Bloggers Need to Know about SEO. Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging? [7

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The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations

prtini.com

Sep 17 The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations by Heather Whaling Logically, when a PR person sends a quality pitch to a blogger, the blogger will want to cover it, right? Ahh, if only it were that easy … The top bloggers receive hundreds of pitches a day. Even bloggers with less traffic to their site are still being pitched on a regular basis. A giveaway?

Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

ProBlogger

I was at a conference last week when three people told me that they’d started their own ‘Project Me’ campaigns. I’ve been thinking a lot about this over the last few weeks and have been wondering if there’s some way we could support each other more as a community in this area. So far the group is largely made up of bloggers or online entrepreneurs.

Sign Up for CopyBlogger’s Authority Rules Conference Today (closes Tuesday 17th)

ProBlogger

If you haven’t signed up for Copyblogger’s Authority Rules conference yet, you still can… but only until Tuesday May 17 at 5:00 PM Pacific (U.S.) Here’s where you can go to snag your conference pass. The conference kicked off this week with some fantastic sessions. Sign Up for CopyBlogger’s Authority Rules Conference Today (closes Tuesday 17th).

9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog

ProBlogger

In fact one of the most common questions that I hear from bloggers is: “How do I get my readers to interact with me?” But first – today I’d like to talk about WHY community and interaction on a blog is so important. The impact of adding more and more opportunity for community engagement on the site was immediate and big. Why Build Community on Your Blog?

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40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011

ProBlogger

Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. It was where thousands of the world’s best bloggers met to network and learn. I recommend that bloggers of any niche attend conferences such as this to check out the rising stars. Jaime is a fiercely talented blogger, but what I liked was how she approached the topic of personal finance. Discovered at BlogWorld.

PB153: How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger

ProBlogger

In Today’s Episode How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger. A membership site on ProBlogger – a closed community with webinars etc. Further Resources on How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger. Lastly, I worked on building engagement with my community and with my readership. My Blogging Income Streams.

The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

www.mizzinformation.com

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world. Can you really expect uncompensated bloggers to take heat and defend your industry? Score.

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mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

www.mizzinformation.com

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter. My hope is that this list can serve as an incentive for nonprofits to standardize both a social media/community manager job description and benchmark it appropriately salary-wise. the way the way Web 2.0

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PB153: How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger

ProBlogger

In Today’s Episode How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger. A membership site on ProBlogger – a closed community with webinars etc. Further Resources on How I Diversified My Blogging Income and Became a Full Time Blogger. Lastly, I worked on building engagement with my community and with my readership. My Blogging Income Streams.

In Defense Of TED

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TED is the most important conference out there. TED is so much more than a conference. News was announced this week that the annual TED conference would be moving from its current home in Long Beach, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. While it has been called a "conference," it is much more than that. The event/gathering/conference now has a global event (held outside of North America) and is also associated with TEDx events (local organizers leveraging the TED brand and blueprint to create their own event around a specific geography or topic).

A Community Starts with 1,000 Members

ProBlogger

It’s easy to see the successes bloggers like Darren Rowse and Chris Brogan are having with social media and think, “I want that.” Vibrant, engaged and growing social media communities are not the average. They don’t reach the starting point of 1,000 members to form the seed of a community. Communities start with 1,000 members. Only 1% of an online community are active content creators, the rest are not. 90% of a community is silent. They’re the kernel of your community. Grow your community through your network. They simply consume.

Time Management for Ridiculously Busy Bloggers

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Stepfanie Cuevas of The Lady Bloggers Society. I learned to embrace the new rules for time management for ridiculously busy bloggers like myself. Instead of ad building, maybe you should be participating in communities to network with other people. Instead of applying for all these blogger opportunities, maybe you should try guest posting on blogs to gain more credibility. Stepfanie Cuevas is a blogger and social media enthusiast. Stepfanie is also organizing this year’s Social Online Conference for women bloggers. Focus.