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Love this one and I could relate, could not swim as a kid and took lessons as a young adult. Very inspiring - just jump :)  It can be applied to many things in life. It's not easy to connect with someone who always has to be right. Came here via Sonia's direction.

2 years, 1 month ago on How’s Your Cannonball? Lessons From The Edge Of The Pool.

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Hi Danny, found your post from Nancy's recent post. I recently did a post that was negative about a service/company and I cringed when I published it. It was about a share button that drives me nuts and I learned it drives many others bloggers nuts too. 

I've gone back and forth about publishing more or less each week. The weeks I publish less I do receive more comments and engagement; the weeks I publish more I receive less comments but get more visits. Go figure! I know Google would like us  to update more often as my rankings go up when I do. But  I miss the engagement and conversations that go along with it. It can be a catch-22 at times. I prefer the conversations on the blog vs a social network that may not be around in another year. 

Blogging sure is a learning experience, every day there is something new to learn. Whether it be about your audience, or technical issues or new social networks, there is always something new to explore. I believe that's why I love blogging. 

Thanks for sharing your tips with us Danny.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Understanding Your Blog Audience and What You Want From Them

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Great tips Zac, I hadn't thought of #4 too much, good thinking! #3 I do often and have alerts set up as well. Thanks for sharing these tips Zac! 

8 months ago on 7 Tips to Improve Your Brand in 2014

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Hi Lisa, I still use it - not as much as I did in past but to really give thanks to those that share so much on social media and to get others to follow them too. I find it does add followers each week that  I do participate. I think it helps if you have some unique ways to recommend them :) 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Do You Need to Participate in Follow Friday?

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Love this post John - trust and authority can only be earned and can never really be bought. Consistency is an area where many people fail because they give up too quick when they don't see big results. They want everything to happen fast. It all takes time.  

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Social influence: 4 tips for building a loyal following from a guy who blew it

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Itender, I had no idea this could be done - I love it! What a great way to stay organized on your computer. I can't wait to try it out, thanks for sharing this with us! 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Change Windows Folder Color Safely

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 Nick, I am so excited about this one! I love Twitter lists and List.ly = it is a match made in heaven for me! Will be using one today on my newest post. Thank you for this one! 

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Twitter Lists: Love, Hate, Hot or Not? Let Us Change Your Mind

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Lisa - I love Triberr and log in daily. I like to use it a blog feed too. It is a great way to meet new bloggers and share stuff along the way. It does take time to build up your tribes and some people quit before they have an success with it. I really love what Dino and Dan have done with this and they are great to get back to us with any issues that may arise. 

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Using Triberr to Boost Your Blog Readership

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Tinu, I love Android and love how it backs up all my photos - I can always delete ones later that I don't want to keep. Anytime a phone needs replacement i don't worry about photos anymore like I used to. Look forward to more in the series! 

10 months ago on There’s something about Android You don’t know – Google+ Series

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@nickkellet @lisabuben290 So there is no need to get the plugin correct? 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on 8 Reasons Listly Lists Are SEO Machines

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Love this Rebekah! I tweeted once very tired (as your #6 mentions) and it was not pretty with errors. At least we can delete but still not a good thing to do. I can also be guilty of #8. It's hard to say NO. #5 I learned too many times and use a spellcheck now each time. Even after updating. Awesome tips to share! 

12 months ago on 12 Most Simple Social Media Mistakes We All Make

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I love how you distinguished those that influence by the fact that they actually influence others on decisions and are not just liked and apear popular...There is a difference! 

12 months ago on Do You Stalk Influencers?

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I've noticed a little decrease of late (and today since my cache plugin enabled CommentLuv, eeks! I believe it's fixed.) But prior to that YES, I had noticed a drop and thought it was due to summer and back to school :)  Plus those Google algorithm updates too always put a wrench in our blogs and websites Jayme. I do LOVE Triberr but if I love a post and have time I may comment on both still.

1 year ago on No Comments On The Blog!

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So glad you mentioned to stay active, I was doing an overall of Twitter followers and it was amazing how many did not tweet in 21 days or more.  If you are going to be on a social network you must be able to be active on it at least one every other day... Thanks for the reminder of SocialMention, a great source to get valuable information.

1 year, 1 month ago on Social Media and SEO: They Just Go Together!

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Hi Susan, great post and very true points you make. I love #7. Once you have more eyes on your blog it's embarrasing to make a mistake :) And boy I've made some myself. Thank goodness I found a great online spell checker. #10 is true, it takes time to answer comments and emails and they get bigger as your blog does. Glad to see you posting again Susan.

1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Powerful Aspects of Small Bloggers

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These points are great Brian! #6 and #7 are so key to one's social success online. 

1 year, 2 months ago on 10 Slam-Dunk Social Suggestions

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Lisa, I have to try this, I spend too much time especially on Twitter. Great #infograph! 

1 year, 3 months ago on How to Rock Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day [Infographic]

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Erica, Love it, I'd been thinking about this one too. Who are all these people doing the endorsements that don't really know me or my work well?  I have no problem endorsing those I know. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Before You Endorse Me, At Least Get to Know Me

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Very interesting. I will have to check it out more. I think I had signed up but not used much. Thanks for sharing with us! 

1 year, 4 months ago on 8 Reasons Listly Lists Are SEO Machines

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Nice, I love Triberr and that's how I came across your post today. I find it the easiest to get the latest news from posts and getting my own seen and shared as well. It's a win-win system. 

I did not use the Google reader often. I also subscribe to some blogs to receive via email. But with more joining Triberr I may not have to deal with many emails. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Hey Honey I Shrunk My Differentiation: Death by News Feed

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Never heard of Bootsuite, must check it out, thanks for sharing

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 Simple SEO Tools to Improve Your Website

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Hi Nick, how does one get stared with Listly Lists? Something I have not delved into yet. Thanks for sharing.

1 year, 6 months ago on 8 Reasons Listly Lists Are SEO Machines

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 @andersorsander I also check their profiles to see what their interests are. I have so many  that sometimes it's hard to narrow them down. 

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 things to check before you follow

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Anders, I do check if they tweet other's stuff and not just their own. That is huge for me. Because if they only push their own stuff they will never engage with you and that's what social is all about. 

1 year, 6 months ago on 3 things to check before you follow

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Great post Frank, I once wrote a piece called "Don't put all your social eggs in one basket" . So many just hung out on Facebook and never joined another social site. I think it's good to be on at least 3 with equal time spent on each and if one goes you have at least 2 other very active places. Of course our blogs should be our #1 source because only we can take them away. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Wear Sunscreen When Social Media Sites Die

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Jayme, I agree with point number 5 but not point number 7. Facebook is more about social and friends and Google+ can be more about business minded people. Twitter is not a graveyard to me. Most of my activity still comes from them and Pinterest. 

I do love the communities on Google+. I just had to limit how many I am in :)

1 year, 6 months ago on 10 Reasons Why Google+ Rocks For Companies

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Thank goodness! I was tired of those eggheads and non-users too. I wonder how the other changes will effect followers too Twitter has coming Lisa.

1 year, 7 months ago on Twitter Finally Cracks Down on Fake Twitter Followers

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What a great debate, fascinating to read through it and see how data was being used. And how data can be analyzed differently by people.

1 year, 7 months ago on Learn About Social Media ROI from an Epic Twitter Debate

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Yes, notebooks are great to have everywhere because you never know when an idea will hit you. Mine are usually in the shower so I should have one in the bathroom. I'd add pens or pencils with it too :) 

1 year, 7 months ago on Why You Need to Keep a Notebook

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That is sad Susan that we have less friends today than before. And just RT ing is not being very social either. Sometimes I find that I'll tweeting so much from Triberr that I need to start to interact with those Triberr folks as well. It all takes time to develop relationships but I've developed many via Twitter. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Friendship, not What’s In It For Me, Is the Future of Marketing

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Interesting - I've always wondered who buys all the brand new stuff, especially the new iPads and iPhones that they wait for hours in line for. Not I. I wait until my Droid dies before getting a new one. (had to recently) If it's not broke, why fix it  right? Right now I can't think of anything I really want that I don't need. I think the older you get the less you want "stuff." I would just want more TIME.

1 year, 8 months ago on I don’t need you

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I think we should still thank people AND Re-tweet them. Give more than we receive. Give more than they expect :) 

1 year, 8 months ago on Would you Rather be “Thanked” or Re-tweeted?

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I think we all enjoy getting positive feedback and the like on Facebook does just that. It can also work the opposite way if someone posts something and gets no likes, they may wonder, what's wrong with me? (I wonder why they never came up with the dislike button, too degrading I'd imagine.) I like to share things that I believe others will be interested in. I think it makes both the sharer and the one being shared feel good that it is share-worthy. Very interesting post. 

1 year, 8 months ago on The Paradox of Sharing: The more we share, the more we share

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Good points here for retail websites which are sometimes harder to make for SEO. Love the long-tail keywords too.

1 year, 8 months ago on Wanna Rank? Fix Your Pages First.

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Oh yes, bloggy friends like you Susan help to energize me through the blogging ups and downs. I too haven't been to Empire Avenue in months. I'm looking to ditch some places I visit for 2013 to spend more time creating an eBook and newsletter. This piece has me inspired. Thanks!

1 year, 9 months ago on Bloggy Friends and Challenges to the Status Quo #30dbc

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I have found #1 to be very helpful Susan and with Google Webmaster tools too. It shows when you gain or lose ground. Love that new feature. I haven't done well with the surveys yet but blogging is another great way and it just takes time. 

1 year, 9 months ago on The Amazing Ways Customers Inform Our Content Strategy #30dbc

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You bring some interesting tidbits to think about here. I really need to clear out of some groups and just focus on a few. #7 is a wonderful reminder  too. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips on LinkedIn! 

1 year, 9 months ago on 10 Ways to Optimize your LinkedIn Experience

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I would add Pinterest, Scoopit, BlogEngage, Squidoo, Tumbler, Stumble Upon and G+. Not all everyday but at least 2x weekly.

1 year, 9 months ago on How many social networks can you handle?

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I think it is Susan, it builds relationships and a community around your blog too. It does take a lot of time. Is it worth it? Depends what you are looking for. If just to make money you may be better with an online store and buy some advertising.... 

1 year, 10 months ago on Critical Thinking is Sexy

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Love your image - I like to have followers that are engaged with me on Twitter and share. 

1 year, 10 months ago on The Best Followers You Could Possibly Have On Twitter

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I haven't baked since I blogged. But the holidays are coming up and I love to bake too for others, not myself.

1 year, 10 months ago on How Blogging is Like Baking

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This sounds like a great tool Susan. I can't wait to try it out later, I'm on lunch reading posts :). Thanks for sharing this one.

1 year, 10 months ago on Maximize Your Business with Targeted Tips

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Susan, this one is too cute and funny. I have seen a few ghosts and still wonder what happened? They were so into it and then just disappear. The tingler is another I've seen a lot of too around the social circles. Please....really? If it was that easy we'd all be working from home. Luckily I haven't experienced the rest too often :) Have a great Halloween Susan.

1 year, 10 months ago on 12 Most Blood-Curdling Social Media Horrors

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I've seen the title all day and I had finally had time to come and read - awesome title! I love to know about my errors - so please find that spinach in my teeth, I'm sure there is some there.

1 year, 11 months ago on Does Your Blog Have Spinach In Its Teeth?

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I've never liked the Facebook comment system, I would rather have my blog's link in a comment. I don't want to be connected to everyone on Facebook either :) Great pro's and cons you listed.  Had not thought of the duplicity issue. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Pros and Cons of Using the Facebook Commenting System for Wordpress

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I love this Susan - what a great idea! I'm sure I will come up with questions for you. I guess my number #1 question now is does paid PPC trump SEO? and how to deal with it. Thanks Susan.

1 year, 11 months ago on #SearchTherapy ; Send in Your Stories

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Hi Erin, I would mind a call-out via a direct message. I love when people do tell me my mistakes so I can learn. Or for crazy typo's. No matter how much I re-read there will always be a typo somewhere :) 

1 year, 11 months ago on Why I Write about the Writing Rules

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Business blogs are not as easy as this type of blog. I have several retail blogs besides an SEO, Social, blogging blog and there is quite a difference. But the bottom line, keep to it and don't give up.

1 year, 11 months ago on Some Benefits of Having a Business Blog

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Ever since Klout made recent changes I've lost my Facebook friends on Klout, They emailed that they were checking into it but haven't heard a word in weeks. I haven't logged into Bing but will do to see how it works, thanks for sharing this!  Interesting about Quora too. I need to log in there more often too :) 

1 year, 11 months ago on Klout Gains Influence: Will it become a Factor in SEO?

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Thanks for reminder on the course - I just signed up- nice. I'll have to test your theory to see if I can see patterns, thanks for this series! 

1 year, 11 months ago on Keywords Are Half the Battle of SEO

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