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6 months ago on Win a weekend getaway to Las Vegas from travel marketplace Peek
Thanks for including me on this list Frederic! It's great having you in the SME forums! :)
My latest conversation: Content Auditing Services
9 months ago on 10 Women That Rock Our Social Media World!
As I commented on the post itself, I don't think we can even take the post author seriously. She's a B.A. in English with a concentration in Writing, yet look at her tweets - https://twitter.com/cathrynsloane25. I've had to shorten things to make them fit, but it doens't hurt your 140 character limit to use proper capitalization. It wouldn't drive me nuts if she were an average person on Twitter, but if you write an article about how your age group deserves to be in any sort of management, including social media, you could do better with your own social accounts.
Ps., Not sure if you saw the official response on their site - http://nextgenjournal.com/2012/07/cathryn-sloane-response-controversy-social-media-managers-25/. Almost just as annoying.
My latest conversation: 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
1 year, 4 months ago on On Being Over 40 and Working in Social Media
Awesome list and resources Pam!
1 year, 5 months ago on 28 Attributes of Good Content Marketing to Rock Your Social Business!
Great tips! I found my writing productivity was boosted immensely when I stopped editing mid post. Now I just write it all in textpad, then do the spell checking, formatting, etc. once the thoughts have been expressed and content is completed. Of course, it's a bit shocking to see how many misspellings you have when you write like that, but it's worth it to clean them up in one swoop then stopping and getting frustrated every couple of sentences.
1 year, 5 months ago on 15 Ways to Be a More Prolific and Productive Blogger
Great information here Ray! I have to admit I'm guilty of pushing the same things across all networks sometimes, but not all of the time. Usually, if it's something really important, I'll hit it everywhere. If not, I tend to stick to Twitter. Then there are networks like my Facebook page which is specifically dedicated to my writing portfolio, but I figure people know that when they subscribe.
1 year, 5 months ago on What Drives and Inspires Me? – Google+ Video Interview
@DannyBrown I wouldn't want to necessarily censor anyone or myself. In my case, since I write for so many different sites, it's not a big deal if the audience doesn't like a topic I write about - I'll just write it for someone else instead of my own audience. It also (on the mailing list front) helps me decipher what products my list likes or doesn't. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Should You Care About Losing Blog Subscribers?
Definitely looking forward to having more friendly mobile options that allow you to access WordPress' features. Right now I just use the full version of the site to get to certain things which can be tricky if you click the wrong thing.
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1 year, 5 months ago on A Simpler WordPress for Mobile Devices and the Future
Sometimes, it can come down to having the time to either reply to all of your comments or continue to create content that helps your readers and gives them something to discuss. Personally, I'd rather take the time to create the content - although I'd love to reply to the comments that comes with each piece, it's tough, and if I have to choose, I choose to create. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
When it comes to my blog / mailing list subscribers, I'm more on the lookout for a major dip in subscribers after a particular post / email. If it's just one or two, then I chalk it up to someone changing their interest or the simple fact that you can't please everyone 100% of the time. But if it's more than that (which fortunately, it never is), then I'll take some time to look at what i recently published / sent and analyze it to figure out why it was poorly received.
@margieclayman Good points! You'll never get in touch with everyone, but I think you have more of a chance with social media than before. Even on a personal basis, I am now in contact with people I used to know in elementary school that I probably would never had "seen" again since I moved away from my hometown. Those kinds of relationships are priceless and thankfully, much less expensive than traveling. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Social Media: A Rich Person's Game?
I struggle with the costs of working for myself sometimes, but overall, those costs are worth it in the end! Definitely look at hiring a tax accountant - ours did miracles with my first self-employed return!
My latest conversation: A Look at the Changes from Google Places to Google+ Local
1 year, 5 months ago on The True Cost of Doing Business
Lovely themes... I personally like Marriage the best. Some would make for great wedding photography portfolios as well!
1 year, 5 months ago on 30 Wordpress Themes for Weddings and Family Events
I feel just the opposite - like social media is the average person's chance to do something extraordinary without having little capital. Before social media, you might have to travel somewhere to meet hundreds if not thousands of people to get them to hear your message. Now, you just have to travel to your computer - so long as you have something that can give you internet access, you have the chance to reach the masses. :)
Huge congratulations! He's a cutie! :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Introducing: Cal Viking Waldow
Awesome post Jay! I didn't think of the flip-side of some of the new features, like people using Messages to write good things the business would want on their wall instead. I wonder if that will mean some businesses will need to ask permission when someone messages them to add their comment to the wall too.
Ps. Thanks for including my images and linking it to my post! :)
1 year, 9 months ago on 14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business
If the worry is about people not pinning directly from your site, but downloading and uploading your images as their own, then that isn't just a Pinterest issue - that's an Internet issue in general. Using the opt-out code won't make a difference. If someone wants to steal an image badly enough, they can do it with or without the help of a social network. I think they shouldn't have allowed users to upload images directly in the first place to prevent image theft.
My latest conversation: The Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn
1 year, 9 months ago on Should You Block Pinterest on Your Blog?
Congrats Shane! :)
My latest conversation: How to Turn Your RSS Reader Into a Topic Generation Machine
1 year, 9 months ago on BlogWorld Welcomes Shane Ketterman as Conference Director
Congrats on the new addition to the BlogCast FM team!
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1 year, 11 months ago on David Crandall Joins the BlogcastFM Team and Other Major Changes Coming in 2012
Thanks for the mention Allison! Definitely a great list of bloggers monetizing! :)
1 year, 11 months ago on The 12 New Media Days of Christmas 2011: 12 Bloggers Monetizing