Done with Traditional Publishing
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Brian Driggs asked me to discuss self-publishing after reading my sordid Fifth Estate story. While I don’t want to dismiss traditional publishing altogether, I can only speak for myself. I will self publish my next book. Learn How to Publish. Image by Hash Milhan.
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
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. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher.
6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”
JUNE 15, 2015
published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. I have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes).
Building Your Online Community
APRIL 5, 2011
A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). 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.
12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared
JANUARY 19, 2015
In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research.
Open Community Case Study – GoPlow
MARCH 9, 2011
Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.
Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community
JUNE 29, 2011
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. In addition, WUL goes through to a secret Facebook group that I’ve set up for all the regular guest bloggers.
Case Study: Blogger Outreach for Oxfam America’s International Women’s Day 2012 Campaign
MARCH 26, 2012
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.
Social Media Community Manager's Management
Social Media Network Marketing
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
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?
Journalism Is Not Content Marketing
AUGUST 11, 2016
Real journalist (and, yes, I knew many back then) were doing the work of the community. They were spending hours at the public courthouse or at local community meetings, and asking the very smart, tough and better-informed questions that the rest of society wasn't bothered with.
What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr
JULY 15, 2015
There is no secret formula here; these are techniques every business blogger can adopt, and their marketing counterparts can help them build it. The results were published articles that really didn’t say much of anything. Get real with your community. By Aly Saxe.
Book Review: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch
DECEMBER 28, 2012
Stay Akamai: It’s a natural step for bloggers to consider publishing; self publishing books is easier than ever before. People who could provide you the details of how to self-publish. From Blogger to Author? The Social Role in Self Publishing.
The Changing State Of Blogs
DECEMBER 10, 2015
meme that seems to be back in the public zeitgeist (the show will be published in the coming weeks). In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). It was the ability for readers/community members to "subscribe" to a blog feed. blogger. community.
The Other Side Of Comments And Community
APRIL 6, 2011
What can someone new to the Social Media world do to find and attract readers while building their own community? She answered today on her Spin Sucks Blog with a post titled, Building Your Online Community. Her answer was: "I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people's egos and scratching their backs. What if you Blog because the platform just makes it so easy to publish? blogger. online community.
Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media
OCTOBER 22, 2011
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?
In praise of Econsultancy; a publishing model that works
JUNE 23, 2012
Econsultancy is a client, I’m one of its guest bloggers, I’ve been to Econsultancy events, parties, training sessions and have worked with them in partnership with several of my former and current clients. First of all, a giant disclosure.
Don't Confuse An Influencer With Influencer Marketing
JUNE 17, 2016
The one thing that brands often fail to understand is this: Influencers have that title, because they have become trusted by their audience and community. brands were trying to get bloggers to talk up their products and services. Some of these bloggers were being paid. Some of these bloggers were not all that transparent about their pay-to-play situation. That's how all successful publishers across all of the media channels have won to date. blogger.
9 Be’s: Successful Blogger Secrets You Need to Know
JUNE 8, 2015
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. Before you hit publish, review your post to ensure you maintain the integrity and credibility of your blog.
The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets
MAY 11, 2014
I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Meet the cast of new community players.
How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. What is Blogger Outreach? As can be imagined, there are two ways of approaching such bloggers.
Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
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.
Bloggers to Watch in 2017
APRIL 19, 2017
I curated Bloggers To Watch column here on Problogger for four years and it is phenomenal how much has changed since I wrote my last post in 2012. In that time, popular bloggers have pivoted multiple times. So fascinating that I asked to compile another list of bloggers that haven appeared on my radar. This post features bloggers who have gotten my attention over the past year. It doesn’t reflect the top bloggers online. What bloggers are you watching in 2017?
What Do the Best Bloggers Have in Common?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
If you haven’t read about that many blog success stories , you may or may not know that it is in fact, the blogger’s attitude which plays a major role in the success of any given blog. As a blogger, your mindset defines your attitude. Someone you might call a “hobby blogger”.
PayPal Research Shows Strength of Community Trumps Popularity
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Further some of the biggest names get outpaced by lesser known web-based personalities or weblebrities who activate deep ties to their communities. Over the next few weeks, expect to see several full case studies outlining the principles of the paper published here.
8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger
Convince & Convert
JULY 17, 2015
Recently I conducted and published a survey capturing the input of 4,000 of the top bloggers on marketing partnerships. One of the key takeaways was that the majority of bloggers want to work directly with the brands. Q: You’re a travel blogger.
6 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Dr. Seuss
AUGUST 10, 2011
Here are 6 things that bloggers can learn from the legend, Dr. Seuss. In 1954, Life Magazine published a finding that concluded children were not learning to read because the books they were assigned to read was boring. As bloggers, success rarely ever comes overnight.
20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
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. Deb is an accomplished blogger.
Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Cultivating community with authentic engagement every day. Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). Create and build a fabulous community that supports you? Here’s why: You need to be consistent in publishing.
How to Consistently Publish Great Content While On The Go
JUNE 26, 2016
Since publishing content and interacting with my audience is a huge component of my business, those were the apps I downloaded first. The best smartphone apps to track and publish content consistently. but not at the cost of my audience, community and my day-to-day business operations.
Pinterest Basics for Bloggers
MARCH 25, 2012
Their findings, based on aggregated data from more than 200,000 publishers that reach more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, show that Pinterest has driven more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined! But don’t spam the community boards with your pinned images.
What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community
MAY 2, 2014
Other things take priority over the time one spends blogging, tweaking, editing, linking… and when there is a team of bloggers to manage, that is a lot of time, even if one has help. We are a community.
Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page
JUNE 15, 2011
As a blogger you’ve got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Let’s see some of the most important advantages for bloggers of having a personal landing page.
Community Discussion: How Often Do You Post on Your Blog?
OCTOBER 16, 2016
How Often Should A Blogger Post? How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? Be Consistent and Useful – Thoughts on How Often to Publish on Your Blog. The post Community Discussion: How Often Do You Post on Your Blog? Community Discussion
Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint
OCTOBER 25, 2012
There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. The Benefits of PostJoint for Bloggers.
Does your brand take bloggers seriously?
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Bloggers offer brands enhanced value through their own social media activity.
How to structure glocal communication on Social Media
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Which tools are necessary to create, manage and publish content? Like our guest blogger Sandie, we believe that localization is crucial if a global brand is to succeed in producing valuable and engaging Social Media content. Best Practise Cases Brands Community Management Engagement Facebook Guest Post Guidelines Marketing & Communication Research/Study Social Media Strategy Social Network g glocalization guest blogger how to local content strategic communication
Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers
JANUARY 27, 2015
Yes, I know there is controversy about whether to enable comments , but I fall firmly on the side of “you can’t build community or distribute your content” (particularly when you’re starting out) if you don’t have comments open.
Repurpose Content with These Six Tools
APRIL 16, 2015
For example, if you’re a blogger, reaching and attracting new audiences is probably on your goals list. But, at the same time, you already have a community of readers you’re writing for and you write for that loyal group first and foremost. Take Advantage of LinkedIn Publishing .
10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MARCH 17, 2010
Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.
Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.
APRIL 8, 2010
When you publish content or information to your Page we have no obligation to distribute your content or information to users. One of the reasons I moved off Blogger (Google hosting) onto my own ISP hosted site, by the way, was for that very reason. The new Fan page is Community page.