Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Waxing UnLyrical

Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? So when you have a bunch of “hosts” out there, all ushering you into the window seat, why bother with the hassle of creating your own? Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Anyone that goes to the trouble of self hosting a blog typically is serious about their blogging. Most of the successful and lasting blogs you find online are self hosted.

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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter developers, come together: Twitter announced the launch of Twitter Developer Communities Wednesday. Senior advocacy marketing manager Kelly McMichael said in a blog post that the program is aimed at enabling developers to form their own communities worldwide and connect with each other locally, or with the @TwitterDev team. We’re ecstatic about the momentum of the communities and how this program will take connecting developers to the next level.

General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. General Electric also does a good job ceding new and previous Vine content to keep the community motivated.

How’s your community manager doing?

SocialFish

Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers. And yet, most CEOs and executives probably would respond with a blank stare if you asked them about community management and/or social business.

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

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How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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? .

The Complete Bloggers’ Guide to Web Hosting

ProBlogger

Blog hosting can be a confusing thing to navigate , particularly if you’re new to the blogging game or just striking out with your own domain. While I fully agree that these three are quality hosting companies, I wouldn’t label them as the best WordPress hosting choice for every blogger.

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1. Private: This content cannot be shared outside of that community and can only be viewed by members. Why Use Google+ Communities? Here is a really big thing: Google indexes the community and its content when ‘public’.

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific 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. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration

Convince & Convert

To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. » Social Media Case Studies bloggers campaign case study celebration community facebook influencers outreach social media twitter

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#measurePR: Learning From the Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, Spin Sucks ran a guest post I authored on how Twitter chats can be a doorway to your community. With no agenda and no guest, we ended up having what I called a “fireside” or community chat. How do you learn from your community?

All You Need to Know About Instagram Takeovers: How to Host a Takeover in 6 Simple Steps

Buffer Social

With a takeover, the host gets someone who can bring value to their followers while the guest gets to reach a new audience with their content. Engage the community – Number of interactions (likes, comments, views, or direct messages), number of live viewers, etc.

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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.

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

Diva Marketing Blog

What makes Jay especially relevant to the Diva Marketing community is his use of social media, aka Social TV, to promote his on-air opportunity on the Food Network and to leverage the social buzz to encourage Scripps Networks Interactive to pick up the Deep Fried America pilot.

HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community

Idaconcpts

Estamos trabajando con nuestros proveedores de hosting para resolver la situación cuanto antes. On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. Among the affected are HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services.

6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution from Kerry Jones of CopyPress Community. Six Tips for Hosting an Interview Series. Use social media to crowdsource questions or host a live Q & A session with the interviewee. Have you had success with hosting interviews on your blog?

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? Over the past 8 years I’ve moved from moderation and moderator management through customer support and community management and then into social media, content and community management within the marketing industry. G: What are you top resources for community management? G: How do you reward your community stars?

Engaging community members through game thinking [#asaetech]

SocialFish

I was invited by the ASAE’s Tech Council to host the first # asaetech Twitter chat last Friday. – how can you make it fun for people to engage in your community sites? To figure out what they can do in your community site? Open Community

Nike Celebrates Instagram Milestones by Thanking Its Community

Convince & Convert

To commemorate both milestones, the company hosted a 24-hour long community celebration on its @Nike account. So, what can companies looking to celebrate their community on Instagram learn from Nike’s approach? Milestone’s aren’t about you – they’re about your community.

Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

www.clickz.com

› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

What community means to me: 17 teenage perspectives

Firebelly

Community makes your who you are image credit duncan alney (c) 2011. Part 1 of 2: teenage perspectives on community and trust. While community can be experienced in countless ways, the meaning of community might be pretty universal. “Community is based off trust.

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?

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? How to build an engaged community in your Facebook group.

How a Tweeting Town Can Revive a Community

Shift Digital

Our claim to fame was our hills of citrus groves, and our community was largely made up of small and family run businesses. Maybe it’s because I’m a small town country girl at heart, but I really want to see the family business succeed and become the lifeblood of my community again.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. As a Wildlife Works community relations officer , he regularly meets with people engaged in projects throughout the region.

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UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional

Laurel Papworth

Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

SocialFish

Well, this is exactly what Milaap lets you do, all through the power of online community and collective goodwill. It’s that critical element of community that drives them to lend, and we hear wonderful stories as a result.

Interview with Community Manager: Will Long

Social Media Citizens

Will Long currently works as a Freelance Community Manager across a range of clients. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? I’d always had an eye on Social Media, managing communities at uni and for other project I was involved in. The opportunity cam up to become a Community Manager and I took it, now I’ve just turned Freelance. G: What are your top resources for community management ? G: Where is the best place to build the community?