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. We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Guest Post by J.D.

How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog

ProBlogger

It was from an editor at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world – she’d stumbled across my travel blog and noticed I was working on a book about my adventures; she wanted to know if I could send her a draft of what I’d written so far.

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For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

Today I want to share with you some tips I have put together for the destination partners, which apply to any type of social marketing with bloggers. The LVB has invited seven well regarded new media “bloggers” to visit as New Media Artists-in-Residence. Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit.

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Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Condé Nast Traveler (@cntraveler). We all need accounts in our Instagram feed that make us feel like we are traveling, even though we’re still sitting in the same office under the same neon light. Screenshot from the Instagram account of Condé Nast Traveler.

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.

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8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger

Convince & Convert

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.

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.

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?

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. I love hashtags used for community purposes.

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

198: 6 First Income Streams Recommended for Bloggers

ProBlogger

I’ll suggest 6 income streams that I see bloggers often starting with and at the end nominate my favorite one that I think can be a good place to start for many bloggers. So if you’ve been wanting to start monetize your blog – whether you’re a new blogger or an established one – or even if you’ve been monetizing but want to add another income stream – this episode is for you. Links and Resources on 6 Recommended First Income Streams for Bloggers.

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. I love hashtags used for community purposes.

PB170: 9 Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Bloggers Burn Out

ProBlogger

How to Stay Inspired and Avoid Bloggers Burn Out. In today’s lesson I want to talk about blogger burnout and how to avoid it. Some bloggers push through it and others get stopped in their tracks by it. Further Resources on 9 Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Bloggers Burn Out.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

ProBlogger

What can a blogger learn from the worst criminals in America? For many entrepreneurs and bloggers, making acquaintances and building friendships lead to interview opportunities, traffic building exercises, and even the odd friendship or two.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

www.chrisbrogan.com

Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

to increase visibility in the online community. These updates can keep your brand fresh in the minds of your community members and will also make them feel like they’re part of your extended corporate family. Be sure to stay in touch with the community.

New Media Artist-in-Residence Program for Lanai

Bare Feet Studios

I’ve been meaning to write more about the innovative travel blogger program I am doing with the L?na?i I started the conversation here with some advice for travel destinations. Six of the seven are currently in the top 100 Travel Bloggers.

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

Here are just a few social media nuts and bolts that keep the Tripawds Blogs community together. How to build community on membership sites. Also create a forum discussion for welcoming new bloggers, and update the topic after first posts get published.

20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice

ProBlogger

It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. Image courtesy stock.xchng user saavem This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks. One blogger I really enjoy is Katie from Wellness Mama.

Beginner Week: We Asked Veteran Bloggers to Reflect on Mistakes Made in Their Early Days

ProBlogger

As our blogs and their communities grow, so too do the lessons we’ve learned from the early mistakes that we’ve made. During Beginner Week, we checked back in with some bloggers who blundered with the best of us, only to come out the other side stronger and smarter than ever.

How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel

ProBlogger

It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. I have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, wanderingtrader.com. What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. It seems there aren’t very many new ways that bloggers can make money from blogs.

Are You Ready to be a Full-Time Blogger?

ProBlogger

A big part of the pro blogger dream is to be your own boss. Being a full-time blogger leaves you plenty of opportunities to get lost – online, in sleep, in your own fears. Fortunately, tools and skills to be a successful full-time blogger are learnable.

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.

Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community

ProBlogger

these people need supportive communities in order to develop their craft. While writers and bloggers may have a mystic reputation as hermits, they need people. Bloggers want people to love our blogs. That’s where online communities come in. Online writing communities, like Writers’ Café , Writers’ Beat , or my company’s Foboko , enable bloggers to get help throughout the process of creating an ebook, a short story, a report, or any other blog post.

Ignore the A-list Bloggers

ProBlogger

But I believe I need to get the message out to all newbie bloggers. Hundreds of thousands of fans, followers, and subscribers shows that the A-lister knows how to grow a community. You can’t even give your ad space away for a dollar while A-list bloggers easily command 500 times that amount. Of course you shouldn’t ignore A-list bloggers! Community is queen. In my opinion, second behind content is community. Ignore the A-list Bloggers.

Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015

ProBlogger

Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. WRITING : are food bloggers moving towards to more conventional food writing? Bloggers can have different voices for different blogs or outlets.

Lessons in Listening and Customer Outreach From Chobani

Waxing UnLyrical

And the company has used a lot of the techniques I discussed recently, right here on WUL, on growing your Facebook community. WUL : Do you conduct your blogger outreach via a listening program? AB: O ur CHOmobile travels the country all year round.

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.

Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors

Bare Feet Studios

Ask any traveler: would you rather stay in a tourist compound (aka tourist ghetto) or get out and meet the locals? Overwhelmingly, travelers want to meet the locals! This week the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau is hosting a group of travel bloggers for a new media press trip.

Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

One thing that became clear at the conference (at least in my mind) is the day of a blogger launching a book to their social media community is not a sustainable model. Travel to a different country and study a different culture.

How to Rock Instagram to Promote Your Small Business

ProBlogger

Since my number of followers has grown I’m not as pedantic about when I post but generally speaking in the morning when people are travelling to work or later at night when people are just getting home or when it might be dessert time! Business Blogging Pro Blogger Interviews Social Media

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. The idea is to take ‘the road less travelled’ and to be able to take the risk than to accept failure.

The Continuing Evolution of the Indian PR Landscape

Waxing UnLyrical

Their customers are online and, in order to connect with them, it is essential that they have a social presence to connect and engage with their target community. Online & blogger engagement. reading and traveling.

Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour

SocialFish

Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. Here’s where we traveled last week. Tags: Open Community

10 PBEVENT Speakers Share their Morning Routine

ProBlogger

Everywhere, people are chatting about where they’re going to be when, sessions are being highlighted, and bloggers are stalking the guest list, wondering who they’re going to meet. HEATHER ARMSTRONG: Author, speaker, and blogger at Dooce. General Pro Blogger Interviews

How to Rock Instagram to Promote Your Small Business

ProBlogger

Since my number of followers has grown I’m not as pedantic about when I post but generally speaking in the morning when people are travelling to work or later at night when people are just getting home or when it might be dessert time! Business Blogging Pro Blogger Interviews Social Media

The Library Is Dead. Long Live the Library!

Geoff Livingston

In fact, the library stands as a critical part of American communities, and a fundamental aspect of a child’s formative years. He thought technology would change our world from textual to experiential (as many bloggers already predict), and from written back to oral/visual storytelling.

180: 7 Types of Facebook Live Videos that Grow Your Audience, Build Your Brand and Make Money

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I want to talk about Facebook live video which is a technology that has been around for a while now on Facebook and that I think continues to be something that bloggers could get a lot of value out of. Similarly if you’re a travel blogger to show a destination.

180: 7 Types of Facebook Live Videos that Grow Your Audience, Build Your Brand and Make Money

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I want to talk about Facebook live video which is a technology that has been around for a while now on Facebook and that I think continues to be something that bloggers could get a lot of value out of. Similarly if you’re a travel blogger to show a destination.