Remember when more people commented on blog posts than those who shared them? :)
2 days, 4 hours ago on Has Twitter been reduced to just another broadcast platform?
@KDillabough My unofficial observation about Google+ (communities inclusive) is the only people using the social networking site on an active basis (that is, at least once a day) are practitioners in the social media, PR, marketing, and advertising spaces. And Google employees. There are exceptions but they are exceptions and not the norm.
In other words, communities there are people talking to the mirror.
Good for you, @Soulati | Hybrid PR deleting it.
1 week ago on Are Google+ Communities A Thing Of The Past?
If a brand is ranked at the bottom -- a concept I disagree given the multitude of branded apparel seen everywhere by everyone from Nike shoes to Gucci bags to GoDaddy TV ads and recognized by everyone who just read that clause -- then where do you rank, @Howie Goldfarb? Are you not a brand too?
1 week, 3 days ago on Your Content Isn’t As Great As You Think It Is
@LauraOrban How do you respond to folks such as Seth Godin -- business author and global speaker -- who use Typepad blogs? Not even his own domain at that. He's hardly the anomaly. Many digital marketers use free wordpress.com sites, blogspot sites, etc. Are they doing it wrong? Are their clients?
Moreover, is there a scale? I would advise a company of 5+ people to have a professional wordpress.org site. But a 1-person consultant? It will be costly to build and maintain it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Tools I Use For Building A Website
No. No no no. I never suggest first-time bloggers (such as freelancers, authors, solopreneurs, etc) create a self-hosted wordpress blog with all the bells and whistles you suggest unless UNLESS they have a tech-savviness about them and/or have someone who can do the tech stuff.
For first-timers, I suggest the 2-step process of 1) buying a domain and 2) starting a free wordpress.com blog mapped to that domain. That way, they can get their feet wet. If they like their dot-com and their audience grows etc, it's easy to go dot-org.
I never heard of Amanda, Orbiteers, or Valentine, but I'll check her out...
2 weeks, 3 days ago on #FollowFriday: Amanda Gant
I'm not a large company but when someone sends me a message, writes a comment, etc., I'm quick to reply. Sometimes the reply is instantaneous (which causes a quick reply back to me with incredulity I wrote back so quickly); and other times it's within a day or two. But I never let things sit. And yet, brands do let it sit for reasons unknown.
3 weeks ago on Responding on Social Media is Crucial for Small Business
@LauraOrban Oh, you mean it creates a Pinterest-like board comprised of whatever feeds you say?
3 weeks ago on Tint WordPress Plugin Review – Social Media Aggregator
I don't understand this at all. I clicked to Tint's website, watched their intro video and clicked around their website to see examples -- and am very confused. What does it do?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Tint WordPress Plugin Review – Social Media Aggregator
Supporting indie publishers is as important as buying those books from indie bookstores. Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon, etc have their place -- but the more books that are bought there are killing off the indie stores. And with less indie stores, there is a correlation to less indie publishers as the mainstream stores are less likely to stock an indie title on their shelves.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Why It’s Important to Support Independent Book Publishers
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Social Life of Frank & Linh: Snow Daze
"The University of Dayton went a step further by offering free bikes to a random selection of freshmen who pledged not to bring a car to school for their first two years."
How can this be applied to cities and towns?
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-what-government-can-learn-from-colleges-about-transportation-policy.html
I confess I never heard of the new because before. What does that mean?
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116161/net-speak-because-making-english-warmer-language
I love this part: "If Twitter stresses you out, you're doing it wrong. The Internet is all about consuming what you want to consume. You choose who you follow and interact with those you want to."
I love it because some people stress out the moment I unfollow them. (They must have scripts running to tell them this as if my unfollowing them is akin to headline news.) I choose what I want to consume and who I want to tell me this. If I grow bored or uninterested, I unfollow. I don't know why people care so much. I don't.
1 month ago on Here’s Why PR Pros Should Use Twitter
My challenge is earned media labels me as an expert in X when I prefer to be labeled as Y. Brands that introduce new product lines or change missions know what I refer. It's not easy to change one's opinion of you. Thanks for this piece, Christopher.
1 month, 1 week ago on How much do you need to talk about yourself?
@danielghebert The fact a blog post is shared does not mean it's read. You know this. Look at the number of comments or, even better, look at your analytics to gauge the amount of time the average visitor stayed on the post before bouncing away.
The old adage of quality trumping quantity continues to be true.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Long-Form Content: It’s Time We Take it Seriously
Considering that I don't have a Snapchat account I've no idea, @mordecaiholtz but I'm sure the triumvirate of @kanter @johnhaydon and @juliacsocial have ideas.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 6 Ways Nonprofits Can Use SnapChat | Social Media Club
Hi @chelsearhane I've lately trusted the recommendations of strangers' reviews on sites such as @foursquare over Google searches and the like if I wanted to know if a certain place was worthy to eat or to pass by.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why You Should Opt-In To Google Endorsements | Social Media Club
@Ramon_DeLeon Very true. You are among a short list of folks who are proof.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 3 Reasons Why Restaurants Fail on Twitter | Social Media Club
Hi @paulandtucker when you told @fuelonline that you bought his book -- AND BLOGGED ABOUT IT -- how did he respond? Have you continued your relationship as a result of mutually sharing information?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Should You Buy Books on Social Media? | Social Media Club