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Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? So What’s a Blogger to Do?

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.

The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building

Spin Sucks

Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. I built a community. Soon, those bloggers came to my blog and commented on my content. The funny thing is that, when you comment consistently, the blogger wants to know who you are. Building Community. I wanted community. Our community grew. A highly engaged community.

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. He has a seriously engaged community. I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people’s egos and scratching their backs. Building Your Online Community originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 5, 2011.

#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. The brain child of Danny Brown and contributed to by Joey Strawn , Frank Dicksinson , Aaron Lee , and Judy Dunn , For Bloggers, By Bloggers is chock full of tips for everyone interested in blogging to the most sophisticated blogger. Get my drift?

Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky

Spin Sucks

Some brands have a fear of sharing, liking, or commenting on crowdsourced content. But it's a golden opportunity to work with your most loyal customers. Brandie McCallum has four ways to get started easily, and without risk. The post Crowdsourced Content Should Be Fun, Not Scary or Risky appeared first on Spin Sucks.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?

Community Discussion: Traffic Growing Tips

ProBlogger

It can be argued that getting traffic is the number-one priority for just about every blogger – for reach, for influence, for authority, for sales… it’s what we all aim to grow. If you were to give one tip to a newbie blogger for growing their traffic, what would it be? The post Community Discussion: Traffic Growing Tips appeared first on ProBlogger.

How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right

SocialFish

Related Posts How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups Community Management Fundamentals Five Web Design Trends to Watch Adapt Your Website to a Mobile World Did You Miss? My presentation for the Grouphigh Outreach Marketing Summit. Enjoy! ————– ( photo credit ). 22 MUST READS of 2013.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Think long-term.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

We’re very excited to be kicking off a 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. Big Idea: Embracing the Ecosystem. Flickr.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Do you have a great community building strategy? How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right

SocialFish

Related Posts Awesome Nonprofit Social Media Decks from #14NTC How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization Get Open Community on Audible Why They Don’t Follow You On Instagram. Here’s my presentation from the GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Summit. Enjoy.

How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Part of the strategy included reaching out to bloggers in the nonprofit space in hopes that they’d write a blog post about the grant. An additional 103 bloggers participated throughout March. Results. How we did it.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

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: GoPlow. Check them out: GoPlow Community.

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?

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? . G: What are you top resources for community management? E: Behind every good online community is a good community manager.

Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign

Waxing UnLyrical

You might remember my telling you about this ; long story short, we were asked to provide digital support for the campaign; specifically, to engage bloggers with the goal of raising awareness for the campaign and the work that OA does to empower women around the globe. Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign. The project.

Community Discussion: Guest Post Pitching Strategies

ProBlogger

What would you recommend to newbie bloggers just starting out with guest posting? The post Community Discussion: Guest Post Pitching Strategies appeared first on ProBlogger. Community DiscussionAs the editor of ProBlogger for the last three years, you can imagine I’ve seen every. pitch. when it comes to guest posting. Including it in your pitch isn’t necessary.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ And we may need those bloggers in the future.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.

Community Discussion: Do You Use a Schedule?

ProBlogger

You can read more about what I do and how I handle the ProBlogger content here: 3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger , and there are more tips here: 5 Ways to Make Your Blogging Life Easier. The post Community Discussion: Do You Use a Schedule? Community DiscussionPerhaps you’re using a schedule right now? Do you schedule? What kinds of tools do you use?

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first 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. First, I’ll say that I am involved in 3 major communities. #1 3 – The Volkswagen Community.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. The first was blogger relations. G: What are you top resources for community management? and the community members. This is so true.

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What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

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. Great investors love to send reading recommendations to their investees. I follow many great blogs.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. to make Twitter a more beneficial place for both you and your community. Identify valuable members of your Twitter community.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

Jessica Malnik is a PR/marketing coordinator, social media specialist, videographer and an avid blogger. What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

Community Discussion: How Much Video Do You Do?

ProBlogger

However, through conversations with other bloggers (aka people who started a blog to write, not necessarily to be an online influencer jumping on each new trend to stay current), I’ve noticed that people aren’t experimenting with video if that’s not their passion and that’s not what they started blogging to do. So it seems bloggers are divided. Do you already?

PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. The first is the one I wrote about online community and the second is the one Matt Royse wrote about how social is changing PR. Depending on what your goals are: Highly engaged community, lots of traffic, social shares, moving your content to other referral sources, etc.,

Community Discussion: What Social Platform Works for You (and why?)

ProBlogger

Where Twitter and forums used to reign supreme, you’ll find today’s bloggers fatigued with Facebook , confused about Snapchat , and getting their heads around the same capabilities, only over on Instagram. With each blogger comes a specific set of circumstances and needs, and therefore successful social strategies will look different from person to person.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. A more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content? Why invite Bloggers to a News.com Press briefing? Do you think bloggers can effect change? Fairfax?

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. And not just participate as in talk a lot, but share interesting pieces of information, so that your community knows you’re not just in this for you; you’re in this for them as well. Yes and no. Triberr.

How to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges

ProBlogger

One of the things we’re always told is to build community – it makes all the difference between traffic who don’t care and an audience who are invested in you and your story. And if it’s Instagram you’re after, one of the biggest communities on the platform is made up of hundreds of thousands of people across the world who play Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day.

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. How does a blogger generally relate to a forum? There are several community building tools for blog promotion. You get to know bloggers from different places, communities and of varied blogging spheres. Is that all?

General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm people have for cereal, there’s a new, “Hello Cereal Lovers” co-branded social media community from General Mills that is generating buzz for its creative and collaborative visual storytelling approach. What’s unique about this community is that it’s inspirational, versus highly branded. Love cereal? You’re not alone.

9 Be’s: Successful Blogger Secrets You Need to Know

Rebekah Radice

The tips below will show how you to harness the power of blogging and become a better blogger…overnight. 9 Be’s: Successful Blogger Secrets You Need to Know. This is a big one for bloggers to clearly understand. As a blogger, you’re not simply a disseminator of information. And last but not least, be considerate of your community. Be Steadfast.

Why Char-Broil’s Blogger Outreach Program Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies

Convince & Convert

A few months ago I was struck by the number of posts floating around that discuss digital marketing “fails,” and blogger outreach gone bad—so many posts that just focused on what not to do. While these posts are important, educational, and often very funny I had trouble finding positive examples of PR professionals going above and beyond when it came to blogger outreach. Enjoy!

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.