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"If someone wants to comment after reading a post, we want to be here for them."
Love it. And this is exactly what bothers me about taking comments off of a "blog," because to me without comments a blog is just a website that you update a lot. Like @creativeoncall said, it's plain old media. It's lost the social aspect because the writers no longer care to waste their time engaging with the little folk.
Of course, Copyblogger (while an excellent site) were never much for engagement, so I'm guessing it isn't part of their business model. And that's a choice that they've made, which seems to be working well for them.
Speaking of business, I wonder if they had an inkling of how much attention they were going to get for this controversial move?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Crowd Work: A Case for Not Removing Blog Comments
Congratulations @ginidietrich - I've already got my copy (as you know), and I can't wait to blog about it ... and review it on Amazon ... and tweet about it... :D
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
You're awesome, and I'm totally going to take you up on that offer. Thanks Gini!
1 month ago on Vanity Metrics in PR May Be a Necessary Evil
Here's my challenge: There's a lot of info on what metrics aren't
useful (and I agree with you on these, Gini, especially on advertising
equivalencies - UGH).
But there's far less info on what metrics are useful.
work for a smallish organization. For communications, I'm it. My boss
wants hard data and I want to provide it to him. But, I need to measure
across all types of communication (events, traditional press, owned
media, social media) and to make matters worse, we're not selling
anything. I'm basically a community manager, and my job is to inspire
warm fuzzy feelings. Oh, and it's just one part of a very, very busy
Digging through this mess to find appropriate
metrics has been painful, and I'm hoping to pick up some specific tips
on what to look for at SMMW14 ;)
I know what not to do. What I need is a viable alternative!