I help you grow your business and muscles.
I love it. I understand you work for a publishing company and they should publish YOU. I loveeeeed the story. You can write.
By the way, I agree with Elissa, wonder woman!!
1 year, 5 months ago on Business Lessons Learned: The Meeting I Completely Blew
@jordanbehan @andrewconnell that is what I did right away. love it. have all my sites in one stream for easy sharing and then a separate stream based on topics. love it.
1 year, 7 months ago on HootSuite Syndicator: Power your Social Media with Content from RSS
@Derek Weidl just wanted to chime in on the sites with no RSS link. If they are WordPress sites and that is pretty easy to see, you can simply type in domainname/feed and it will pull up their RSS, so you can just manually add it to HootSuite.
@FabioScarsi why integration when it does what Reader does?
@jordanbehan @lutyens I have both Feedly and Hootlet in the browser. No problems with any.
@readyau if they will have to confirm the subscription to your list (for example using Aweber or Mailchimp) then you can add them. that way if they don't want to be on the list, they just won't confirm .
2 years, 3 months ago on 7 Things That Make You Look Like a Total Amateur Blogger
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing hahah I am here every Friday :) can't believe you didn't notice me :P
@Carmelo you can actually make both categories and tags work for you even if displayed on the blog, as long as you pick them right :)
@wmwebdes @Danny Brown I definitely don't think of Livefyre in this case, it is much better than what I had in mind, like some Blogger blogs asking to register only with your Blogger ID or something like that
@readyau @Danny Brown @chalet lowonahill no need for that widget really. it is just draining your link juice and taking space. you can log in by going to link Danny mentions, you don't need the widget and unless you have a membership site, I would not even let people subscribe to your blog by registering.
@dangerouslinda open your eyes lol
@Hajra not to mention that 99% of the time I can't read the Captcha ahha
@Kelly Stilwell that is exactly how I feel about it! Paid links are penalized by Google and I am just not willing to do it. I am so glad you found this post useful.
A client of mine recently did some reviews and the company came back saying they want the links in those reviews. Do follow links. Well, she contacted me to ask me what to do, I asked her if they ever mentioned links, she said no, they just said they want me to review the stuff. So I told her she did her part and guess what, the company didn't bully her about it anymore. they are always trying to pull that stuff on people who don't know, but unless they specifically asked for a link and you specifically agreed on giving them one, I do not see how anything entitles them to have it ;)
2 years, 3 months ago on Paid Reviews “Case Study” and How to Get the Most Out of Them
@lindaw @Brankica @MSchechter @ginidietrich haha I am not sure, I guess you can call it that :)
2 years, 4 months ago on How To Prevent Content Creation Burnout
Just switched but not sure if I did everything ok, one of the feeds is showing weird stuff. But I am happy I did, I don't like depending on unreliable services like Google's are. I will stay with Aweber though, just love it :)
2 years, 4 months ago on We’re Leaving Feedburner and Why You Should Consider Moving Your Blog Too
@SLWrites agreed, bad experience here too, but the more offline I go, the better I feel when I have to write :)
@wmwebdes making small changes in the way you work on your blog can actually refresh you so much that you feel the new energy for writing more posts :)
@Carmelo I do that too! You can write a title that attracts clicks and then change it into something more SEO friendly months later. Or not even that, you can just change it to something you think is better. Google loves seeing pages updates and the only thing you don't want to change is the URL of the post, everything else is a fair game ;)
@MSchechter @ginidietrich I write directly into the Wordpress, draft or a whole post, doesn't matter. It is just the easiest :)
@KenMueller I have tried posting every day, 3 times a week, 2 times a week and now, I just post when I feel like it. making myself write never brings anything good so why do it ;)
@ginidietrich @lindaw lol at the liking :)
actually, yes, you can make money from blogging and other online activities. I've been working from home since 2010. pretty much just running my online stuff. but that is probably the reason why I sometimes feel the burnout so I am turning more to offline stuff ;)
@MSchechter I have the same experience with reading others's stuff, either I want to expand on what they wrote, or disagree or sometimes I just get a brand new idea that has nothing to do with what I am reading but at the same time came from it, lol
@Carmelo as far as polishing, it can be so useful, after a while your old posts will start ranking on Google and you will get more and more visitors to them and you don't want them to read those unpolished ramblings. I have to go back to older ones from time to time, either to change some wording, make it less "wikipedia-like" or at least update the data if needed.
@thejoshuawilner I agree but seems when people start they just think they have to write a lot and when they do write a lot they think they need to write more. So unconsciously they bring themselves into this situation.
@Danny Brown I've been there a few times this year. Trying to get out. I basically let my own blog suffer to try and keep up with other blogs I post on :) but the less I worry the easier it gets. I also turned off internet for some things so I do more stuff offline and it has helped a lot.
@Danny Brown @rymould I swear by it too, amazing app, the best tool you can use for anything! Definitely try Evernote, works better with mobile devices and easier to use on them than G.Docs.
@Danny Brown @Brankica @SarahArrow Haha, that is a good edit cause it is true :)
2 years, 4 months ago on Blog Comments and Experimentation – Or Why @Livefyre Is Here to Stay
@SarahArrow I got confused a few times myself ;) I am still toying with idea of putting it back on my blog... can you edit comments people leave?
PS - Danny Brown is as strong as Hulk! ;-) (added by moderator to show editing features)
@Gary @ Solavei great point you make about replying to comments. I saw today a short comment on a very popular blog, the guy left the first comment (which usually means he will get a lot of visitors from that blog), then the blog owner actually answered to his comment and asked him something and never got the answer. yes it can happen, that you won't know someone asked additional questions, but if I really want to connect with a person I will bookmark the post and come back later to see if I got a reply from the blog owner. I guess I just think what you put it in is what you will get out of it, and you want to be genuinely helpful
2 years, 4 months ago on Why Your Blog Commenting Has No Results
@Keith Davis aw, I am so glad you find us here worthy to make comments on the posts. That is actually a big compliment, cause I know it takes time to read a post and then think of a comment and type it. Which is why I really appreciate all those who comment here and on my blog. I know how long it takes me to do it and how sometimes it takes extra effort but that is why I love this blogging world, when you do put some time into it all, it comes back with some great people connecting with you !
@SallyE Thanks, glad you think so :) And I always carry a can of insect repellant.... just in case, lol
@Simon Duck Unless I am mistaking, you were one of those I was running into often when I started. The name is so familiar :) Glad you found your way and that it is working now!
I have it on iPhone and it is definitely not working like that. Any ideas??
2 years, 4 months ago on Facebook Adds 'Read it Later' Functionality To Mobile Apps
Thanks so much for including me!
2 years, 5 months ago on Blogs I subscribe to (A Growing List)
@tonygreene113 not anti-Livefyre. I did try it on my blog before and removed because it lacked some features at the time. I am partially against making it hard to comment for people so you aren't really wrong. But on blogging blogs it isn't that big of a deal, it really makes difference on niche blogs where people really have no clue how to comment and then you slap a commenting system in their face. But overall, I don't mind it that much... ;)
2 years, 5 months ago on How To Get Paid To Do Reviews
@tonygreene113 why are you surprised about me writing here? Been writing here forever :) Not sure what it has to do with Livefyre :) The strategy you are using sounds pretty cool and like it brings results! :)
@LeanGainsGuide I am thinking it is a joke too, lol. But great post. Has anyone tried running in the bare foot shoes? I run in my Vibrams a lot.
2 years, 5 months ago on 5 Golden Rules when Running to Lose Weight
Sadly, I think the guy is right. He says his restaurant is the only honest one and it really fits with some of the research done regarding restaurant meals and the wrong number of calories they are displaying.
2 years, 5 months ago on Good Nutrition: Something You Can Bet Your Life On
@CorinneRodrigues thanks and glad you liked it :)
2 years, 5 months ago on 5 Tools You Need Throughout Your Whole Blogging Career
@YusufChowdhury that is one of my favorite plugins, makes it easy to have an overview of posts and drag them around to different dates. also makes it easy to create a quick draft, straight from the calendar
@KenMueller me too. I just can't wait for them to integrate it with iMail. I've been using it that long too, one of the tools I will be using long after I stop blogging LOL
@Tzvika Avnery well thank you for inventing it :) I am really upset that you don't have integration with iMail yet, though, so PLEASE do that soon :))))
oh you gotta try it, you will love it, I promise :)
@mduncanmoore if you don't mind telling me what you see, maybe I can help you make sense of them? Or go to Kissmetrics blog, they have a lot of simplified Google Analytics post. I do love Clicky though, the simple and fast solution :)
2 years, 6 months ago on 5 Reasons Why Being a Blogger Sucks
@mduncanmoore you can just add a plugin for Google Analytics or Clicky adn your problem is solved :)
@RmSorg glad you like it :)
@Ari Herzog Agree, both ways are great and they work differently for different sites. I use mail for my favorite blogs because I have always more than 1.000 unread items in my RSS. It also gives people a list they can't get by only having a RSS link. #6 is awesome :)