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Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. He figures he’s had his say by doing that and the comments are for everyone else to have their say. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me).

A Book Challenge: Why Banned Books Week Matters

Spin Sucks

I haven’t been to open house in a few years, but having been the most vocal parent voice in opposition to the school’s handling of a recent book challenge , I felt I had to show up this year. When a Book Challenge Hits Home. Would I automatically have chosen book with multiple F bombs?

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

Spin Sucks

By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. But creating that product, that book, can tear the soul from your body—especially if you don’t have a plan. A strong plan is your savior when writing a business book.

10 Additional Ideas to Generate Comments and Shares

Spin Sucks

Nearly two months ago, we talked about 10 content ideas that generate comments and shares. Apparently the seventh idea in that blog post (lists) worked because it had 190 comments and a gazillion shares on all of the networks. Book Reviews.

Top 10 Favorite Books of All-Time

Spin Sucks

If you read this on Margie Clayman’s blog, it won’t be new to you so you can either skip to the comments or go on about your day. Last summer I challenged Margie Clayman to write a blog post of her 10 favorite books. My mom gave this book to me many years ago.

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Book Review: The Social Media Strategist

Dave Fleet

” Not words you usually expect to associate with a social media book. Suffice to say, he has the chops to write a book about corporate social media. He’s honest and to the point about challenges, and this book is all the better for it. books social media strategy

Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

Divided into three sections— Planning (tactics, audience research, content), Implementation (persona development, keyword research, content optimization, measurement) and Scale —the book provides a comprehensive roadmap for using integrated digital marketing tactics to drive business results.

Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

I’d love to hear about them in a comment! Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

Patrick Hanlon discussed the need of defining your brand’s pagans , or nonbelievers, in his book Primal Branding. Sally Hogshead challenged us to provoke a reaction in her latest book Fascinate : The unfortunate reality is that most marketers set out to create messages that offend the fewest people. Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

One of the key goals when I started blogging was to encourage a healthy discussion area in the comments. I’ve always been a firm believer that the real gold to any blog post can (and does) come from the comments left afterward. Native Comments. Easier buy-in for commenters.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

There are so many layers to this topic that entire (worthy) books have been written on social media philosophy, content creation or audience engagement. The book begins with some branding 101 and then provides examples of the benefits of Wikibranding.

Poke the Box – Book Review

Justin Levy

Seth Godin recently released his new book, Poke the Box (Amazon affiliate link), as part of the Domino Project. As an avid reader of Seth’s, both his books and his blog, I was excited to read it. This is never the case with Seth’s books. Book Reviews Reviews

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

When you have a fairly popular blog, you have to deal with comment spammers. Unfortunately, blog comment spamming still works apparently, or at least the blog spammers haven’t learned that it doesn’t work. Occasionally I get some really funny blog comments.

Not a Full-Length Book? Write a Kindle Single Instead

Debbie Weil

I’ve been wrestling with whether the topic of Friending Over 50 (aka baby boomers and social media) is a book idea - or just a fascinating phenomenon (links to Pew Internet report on Older Adults and Social Media ) as well as a great subject for a five-minute Ignite talk.

5 essential books for geeks…

The Way of the Web

Having seen some recommendations for what Wired considered the essential books for any geek, and found it a bit esoteric in recommending the original Dungeons & Dragons manual, for example, I thought I’d recommend the five books I have read, owned, re-read and recommended on numerous occasions as the core of my own geek libary. So when the other books have inspired you to do something, now you’ll now whether that something is being successful or not.

Win a Copy of The Facebook Marketing Book

Ari Herzog

Want to win a free copy of The Facebook Marketing Book , a 262-page softcover guide that provides easy-to-follow advice and illustrations on profiles, groups, pages, applications, advertisements, events, and other Facebook etiquette you need to succeed? How does your book compare?

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

Twist Image

It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing. This is, without question, a tough time to figure out which brand new business book you should start with. My Kindle runneth over with books that must be consumed, contemplated and implemented. All of these books have either just come out (in the past month, or so) or will be coming out at any moment. business book.

Your Favourite Social Networks as Comic Book Heroes [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Therefore, if you at some point should have wondered how your favourite social platforms compare to your favourite comic book heroes, you can find the answer below. Social Media digital agency Freestyle Interactive Infographic Social Media Trumps social networks as comic book heroes

Strategy Lessons: The Water Book

Geoff Livingston

A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. The Water Book is the second primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book. Strategy Lessons: The Ground Book.

How Much is Your Professional Development Worth?

Spin Sucks

Comments I read voraciously (online and off). by Hanna Knowles Thank you for your comment Jody. If you want to stay ahead of your competition, if you want to cut through the noise and take your career to the next level, you need to invest in your professional development.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. I don’t even think an automated bot of some sort would allow comments like these on a blog.

25 Secrets – How I Wrote and Marketed a New York Times Best Selling Business Book

Convince & Convert

One of the key theses of my new book Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype is “radical transparency.” I’d be happy to answer any questions you have in the comments below – like McDonald’s.

Get More Comments: Focus on the First Comment

ProBlogger

That’s when you begin to wonder … why isn’t anybody leaving a comment? There are blogs with readerships in the hundreds of thousands with barely a handful of comments per post. Why don’t people comment? This may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve been navigating the blogosphere for any length of time, but commenting on a blog is not a natural or intuitive behavior. But for commenting to happen, they must understand it as an option.

183: 9 Types of Questions to Ask On Your FaceBook Page to Get More Comments

ProBlogger

In today’s lesson, I want to give you some really practical things that you can do to increase engagement – particularly to get people to comment – on your Facebook page and if you have them – groups. Getting people to comment on your Facebook updates is very important.

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

ProBlogger

7 Benefits of Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs. Building your own profile – leaving a comment gets you seen. Leaving a good comment can make people pay attention. You never know where a great comment might lead! 4 Types of Commenters.

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Why You Should Write A Book

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There are a lot of books that have already been written about Social Media. It also doesn't matter whether we're talking about Social Media, cooking, history, economics, business, romance, science fiction or even mystery, if you have something to say, and you feel that the medium of a book would act as the ideal platform to get your ideas across, then nothing should stop you. imagine how many more books have been published on the topic. book publishing. business book.

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.

One Last Comment About Blog Comments (Hint: They're Back)

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Sadly, I shut the commenting functionality on this blog down on April 16th of this year. In a strange twist of fate/timing the blog comments being shut off happened in and around the same time that the subject of commenting on blogs re-entered into the social media zeitgeist. Some notable sites had decided to shut their comments down, and allow the discourse to flow wherever it may (on Twitter , Facebook , someone else''s blog, etc.). blog comment.

4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand Advocates

Convince & Convert

Guest post by Chris Book , CEO and co-founder of Chatterplug , a user review and rewards platform. The key to surviving, however, is to embrace these negative comments for what they actually are: golden opportunities. If one of your customers is going to go to such great lengths to give you this negative feedback, whether tweet, Facebook post, comment card or review site, there’s clearly a great deal of emotion in the experience and passion within the individual.

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook said in a Newsroom post that users who post status updates in which they are seeking advice can turn on recommendations for that post, enabling friends to provide suggestions in the comments section, which are then bundled together in one place. Welcome to Facebook.

Book Review and Giveaway- The Commitment Engine by John Jantsch

Janet Fouts

More than one of those books that gets you all jacked up and inspired but doesn’t quite give you the tools to move forward, this book delivers real case studies to learn from and a process for planning your own successes. Not only that, I got a copy of the audio book too!

The Other Side Of Comments And Community

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And, in this case, visiting your blog and commenting is what they can do for you." " Gini goes into detail about certain Bloggers who email a personal note of thanks to people who leave a comment on their Blog to others who send handwritten notes to those who leave comments. it's just a comment on a Blog post (it's like using a rocket launcher to get rid of a mosquito or sending a thank you note if someone calls you), but I understand the spirit of the act.

YOU Get a Free Book! And YOU Get a Free Book! How to Use and Make Money Using Facebook Ads

Stay N' Alive

First, for every person that registers for the webinar by end of this Saturday (Mountain time), YOU GET A FREE COPY OF MY MOST RECENT BOOK with Jason Alba and Rachel Melia, "I''m on Facebook--Now What???" Post in the comments of this blog post. Post in the comments on my Facebook posts.

Disable Comments for a Better Blog

ProBlogger

Disable comments. In the past, whenever I did I’d usually receive a comment from the other blogger, thanking me for the link. That would be the comment in its entirety: some variation of “Thanks for linking to me.”. These comments and their brethren did nothing to propel the dialogue. In toto, most of the comments on my blog came from fellow bloggers with an agenda, and that agenda was getting links. of the comments were effectively meaningless.

The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

Spin Sucks

The Social Media Mob Jon Ronson has a new book out—” So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed “—and he talked to Sacco during his research. Don’t Read the Comments A few days ago, I made the mistake of reading the comments on an article Ragan syndicated from this very blog.

Amazing Things Will Happen – Video Book Review

Justin Levy

Chapman first shared an unedited chapter of Amazing Things Will Happen many months ago and explained the concept behind the book, I was really excited for him and knew that this would be bigger than just publishing a new book (which is big in its own right!). When C.C.

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

The magic happens not when you begin to get comments on your content, but when those people begin talking to one another. In fact, just yesterday I was emailing with a student who said he and his girlfriend are huge Spin Sucks readers and they met, not in class, but in the comments here.

How the P.S. In a Blog Post (And SEO) Landed Me a Book Deal

Viper Chill

This book aims to change that. I can see the “How a P.S. In a Blog Post Landed Me a Book Deal” headlines already. I was very honoured and excited to be asked to write the book. Actually Writing a Book.

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Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of posts about social media books, where I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. .

Want To Join Seth Godin And Me For A CTRL ALT Delete Book Launch At Google In NYC?

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It''s actually a private book launch party for CTRL ALT Delete. On June 17th, 2013, Google in New York City will be hosting the official book launch for my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete. This is a very private and intimate event for the industry and media (sponsored by Google and my publisher, Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group ) and it is by invitation only. business book. ctrl alt delete book launch. hachette book group.

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