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@AniseSmith  Thanks Anise...The Video is a gem :)

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Conference Calls and Hangouts Don’t Work

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Thanks for the comment Neicolec. Yes, well there are exceptions to the rule. Also, I think you can still be successful even if one participates in inefficient meetings. My experience over 20 years in corporate is spot on with video. A lot of nonsense, wasted time, and it's just forced because most managers think it's must because that's what they were told or read somewhere. 

When I was managing a group of 10, I would have one-one's consistently and keep team meetings short and sweet, with a lot of energy. That worked for me and my group. Definitely saw many that loved meetings. Where is he, meeting. Where is she, meeting. There are definitely a group of professionally trained meeting experts.

7 months ago on Why Conference Calls and Hangouts Don’t Work

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Just wanted to make sure this thing still works :)

7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Costs of Job Stress and How to Combat

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Hi Kimberly - It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The whole nation is high, but taxes down, and states flourish. I'm a bit removed from the "Pot" scene, so have no idea about demands. As you mentioned, looks like Feds will look the other way. So this could grow quickly across the nation if WA and CO rake in the dollars. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Washington State sees Tax Revenues Light up

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Reddit can be great when you hit that first page, I'm talking 40K views great. However they are the toughest by far with ghost banning. Even lightly promoting your own stuff will land off the networks. It's not jail (as in Twitter jail, which is temporary), you're gone and will need open a new account. It's too control spamming, but they take it to another level. That's what a friend told me anyway. :)

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Reddit: Five Tips to Earn Front Page Status

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Thanks for stopping by Ryan...Yes, great story indeed. Some welcomed good news.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Nebraska Fan and Brain Cancer Patient Scores another Touchdown

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@TheTweepleQueen @GeeklessTech Well if you don't follow anyone it's not a problem :)

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@Clint Butler Hi Clint. Well, TweetAdder is kind of Black Hat in this world. Twitter had sued TweetAdder. TweetAdder works outside the Twitter API, and I've seen people accounts taken down that have used TweetAdder. Anyway, yes unless you're a celebrity or well know in your niche Twitter can be a bit overrated. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@JohnAguiar Hi John Paul - Yes, they are becoming more and more corporate each day. No longer the idea that evolved from a dorm room or garage. It's the kiss of death. Let's see how many rules we can come up until no flexibility remains. 

I agree, decisions like this just chip away at the foundation of the network. If they keep on this path they'll continue to lose users and truly hurt themselves. We'll see...

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@leaderswest Hi Jim, thanks for the comment.  Ugh, one can spend all day there with this exercise now if they choose.  Twitter is creating inefficiency with this, no other way to say it...

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@catalystpart

Hi Jorgen - I just don't have the time to analyze each user that follows me and decide if I should follow them or not. It's not worth the time. By following everyone automatically this process is eliminated. I look at a follow as a social media handshake.  If someone follows me, I shake there hand back. 

My unfollow process leads with inactives. I don't want to follow anyone that has been inactive for more than 2 weeks.  If they're not actively on Twitter, I don't care who they are, bye-bye. I'd say on average most users have anywhere between 20-40% of they're followers that are inactive.  Who I follow is a better depiction of my account than the people following me. In the end, the engagers rise to the top, and the numbers are secondary. 

If you want to take the time to do the reports that is fine. I just ask that you do the report on yourself and post as well.  We can compare and contrast.

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@TheTweepleQueen There's nothing good about the change. On a macro level it means that less people will get followed, because most will not be able to keep up with the manual effort.

1 year, 1 month ago on Twitter Fails, Changes TOS and Outlaws Automated Follow Back

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@Ruskyle Howser Thanks Ruskyle, was correcting as you blessed us with your comment...

1 year, 3 months ago on 9 Things You Will Quickly Need to Learn to Run a Successful Blog

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@t_1_m ah, jealousy...

1 year, 4 months ago on Instagram: How to Become Instafamous

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@ALifeOfLight I like your avatar. ;) - I think most have dropped the ball at some time or another with replies, while others have no interest in being involved in replying. 

Yes, it's always an opportunity to make a connection.  Basically, not replying or acknowledging is on the rude side.  Every blogger should put forth their best effort to reply.

1 year, 4 months ago on How to Contribute to a Blog and be Seen

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@patricksplace Hi Patrick - I think if you spell out that you don't accept guest posts that is a different story.  I don't see that often, but receiving requests when you spell out that you don't would be aggravating.

1 year, 4 months ago on How to Contribute to a Blog and be Seen

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@wellnized Thanks Lesly for stopping by and commenting.  I agree with you, I'm a bigger fan of contributor as well.  Thanks for the kind words.

1 year, 4 months ago on How to Contribute to a Blog and be Seen

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 @kennethns If I was starting a niche site today I would be on the warpath to find an EMD for that particular niche.  Now the content behind that domain had to be relative with some quality.  Google doesn't want the sites with low quality to benefit from an EMD, and they won't anymore.  Thanks for the question/comment.

1 year, 5 months ago on SEO: It’s moving fast, keep your eyes on Google

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 @Chery Schmidt Thanks Chery.  It definitely offers a great platform to network.  I think people just have to be patient with the process.  It isn't an immediate gratification activity...

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @WillenaRose Thanks for sharing Willena.  Ten years of blogging seems like a lifetime. That is impressive.  Blogging has an endless list of pros...

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @Gregory Bowen Thanks Gregory.  It is a powerful forum indeed.  Have a successful week.

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @ZakirBorodin Coming from a guy with no photo and no profile.  Entertaining.  Have a great week Zakir, assuming that is your real name.  There's always one...

1 year, 5 months ago on 10 Ways to Optimize your LinkedIn Experience

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 @tomsmith0914 Thanks for the comment Tom.  If you can get buy-in from the writers, keep them happy, and manage the ship, the advantages are great.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @mdiekhake Thanks for the comment...

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @Lydia Brown Hi Lydia - The blog world is certainly a home away from home.  A lot of great people from all different places and cultures.  It does make the world seem smaller.  It's a great experience.

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @mithuhassan Thank You Sir..

1 year, 5 months ago on 6 Reasons Why Blogging is Incredibly Awesome

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 @DenaLynn Hi Dena Lynn - As long as you have one or two managing it properly you should be off to the races.  The growth of traffic happens quickly.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @Yourinda Hi Yorinda - In this article, the multi-author concept I was referring to was original work.  Everything on SteamFeed is original, and I won't publish the same article on my blog.  Social Media Today and B2C are multi-author sites, but they republish articles.  They may take some hit since it is a duplicate, that's up for debate.  The original article should have full juice. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @jareds_mum   I think your best friends are onto something :) - Give it some thought.  Thanks for the comment.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @basilpuglisi Thanks for sharing Basil, and glad you've had success with the multi-author model.  Going to take a look at your FB Page now...

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @Naukri Definitely have to manage properly, again easier said than done.  You're likely going to be dealing with many personalities and views.  It surely takes an effort.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @marquita.herald Hi Marquita - Yes, in many cases such as yours a multi-author blog wouldn't be the correct approach.  Yes, it does get the brain thinking about some possibilities and opportunities.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @fa2marketing Thanks for the comment Teresa.  It's definitely a winning way to build a powerful blog.  Yes, if one allows others to play in their sandbox it takes away some pressure and workload. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @GaryHyman Hi Gary - Yes, I think that is a challenge especially at the beginning.  As much as you want to get it going, finding the right people that are a good fit for your blog is paramount.  Easier said than done.  Agreed, you don't want to spend an hour to edit, that kind of defeats the purpose.

1 year, 5 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @BruceSallan Hey Bruce - Yes, the SEO thing has become a moving target, but the basics should implemented.  Persistence is very important.  Showing up every now and then isn't going to cut it.  Taking a day off is almost criminal in this world.

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @HarryRorarius Hi Harry - Sure, mixing it up is important especially when your blog is a tight niche and less general.  I've seen a suggestion box on some sites, it can definitely be helpful.

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @jupiterjim So much more than in the brochure.  There's just too much of "start your blog in 10 minutes" out there making seem like a breeze.  We know the reality is far from a breeze.

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @donnamerrilltribe Consistency is the name of the game Donna.  Those pets have certainly changed the tide, and will continue to do so I presume.

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @hassaankhan Thank you sir, glad you enjoyed...

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @SarahArrow Hi Sarah - The perception is definitely that blogging is a breeze.  There's a lot of moving parts as we know.  You're never caught up, you can always be doing something.  Slow days don't exist. 

1 year, 5 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @HotBlogTips You know as well as anybody Brian.  Definitely a ton of work, and a multitude of variables.  Networking within social media takes a ton of time, and yes I agree no better way to spend the day, and night.

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @HarryRorarius That's an e-book.  Some of the top methods are affiliates, Adsense (Google), and advertising on your site.  Just scratching the service.  It's a challenge.

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @haroldgardner It is Harold...Definitely have to love it, or anyone would go bonkers...

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @GaryHyman You know it Gary...Tomorrow's post will be all the good things about Blogging...

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook

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 @franckxethee Thanks for the comment Franc...

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @GettysburgGerry It hurt to publish that, but I had no choice :) - The SteamFeed T-Shirts can't be far behind...XXL please...Thanks for stopping by Gerry and have a great weekend...

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @kellymccausey Thanks for sharing Kelly.  I'll be sure to check it out.

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @BruceSallan Hi Bruce...That is certainly the trade-off.  The good news is you have the freedom, the bad news is you have to do all the work.  If you go the solo route, there are going to be 5000 reason to quit in the first six months.  If you have consistent contributors, that 5000 is going to be reduced significantly.

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @danielghebert  @Mark_Harai Daniel - My pleasure.  I don't throw around compliments and accolades freely, but you and DJ are very deserving.  The model and execution have been nothing short of spectacular thus far, and see no reason why that will stop.  Mashable, TechCrunch, etc. are machines at this point.  It has a broadcast, corporate, one-way feel.  There's no coziness with the machines, SteamFeed feels more personal for both the Authors and the readers.  I hope and trust that small town feel continues to exist as SteamFeed grows. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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 @Mark_Harai Hi Mark - SteamFeed really incorporated a model that works, and their executing with flying colors.  I'm not easily impressed, but they are hitting on on cyclinders. If one is just starting today and wants to do big things with their site/blog they seriously need to consider involving others.  It gives the newbie a lot better shot at succeeding.

1 year, 6 months ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog

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