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Congrats @Lisa Cash Hanson on your new product. So happy for you girl!
3 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226940
This is a great list, most I already know and a few I don't. I love Twitter too because of its fast conversation and easy access to see who and when your content is shared. Plus you get to meet other bloggers out there when we share their message too.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter
@allenmireles @Sonia (Sunnnee) Sorry for the late reply. I saw a video called, "Give em a pickle", 15 years ago and when I heard the presenter say that it didn't make sense to me. After being in different types of work over the years; whether it was Customer service or Marketing, I understand the meaning now.
From a personal standpoint, I think about issues I have faced and how I reacted to it, either negatively or positive. I was more quick to promote the "bad" than I was the good. When they made it "right" I was slow to tell. I found that I was looking for my own problem to get fixed and once it was, I forgot to give back the same reciprocation they gave me.
Thankfully, I don't think that way anymore and it has changed my outlook ever since. Now I am proactive of telling my story and how certain companies have helped me in the "good times".
3 months ago on Protecting Your Online Reputation? You’d Better Be!
Excellent post! My notes usually end up as drafts that don't get published and I end up either deleting them or never revisiting the idea altogether. There is allot that goes into creating a blog post and I love the analogy you described in your post. I did a post about the show The Walking Dead as a guest post for a friend and it took me two days to create it.
I wasn't sure if the idea would be something that would set well with me or readers, but then I got an idea from some images from the show, jotted down my first thoughts from each picture and boom: created a post. Another idea I get is from movies I watch. When I hear a quote that jolts me, I immediately write it down and see how I can fit it into a blog post.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Think Of Blog Posts Like Meeting Minutes | damondnollan.com
I saw this picture online and had to come over and check it out. I love bell peppers and can remember my mom always making stuffed bell peppers when I was a kid. This brought back memories, but with a twist. Thanks for the idea because I will make this for sure!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on For the Foodies: Southwest-Style Stuffed Peppers | damondnollan.com
I use Triberr too and I am picky about what I share. If someone is talking about Food, what does that do for the people that follow me and I blog about Marketing? Maybe there is some angle somewhere, but I don't see it. There are some articles I will stop, read and comment providing the title has merit.
I am not a fan of automating much of anything, but in some areas it might help. Do I do it? No, but for others with busy schedules I can see why they do it. I learned a long time ago to retweet content that helps others and adds value. Not every blog post does that and there are times when I tweet funny stuff too. That's just my way of staying "human".
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Automation, Reciprocity, and the Value of a Recommendation
Mine was spending way too much money and not having the blog I really wanted to do. I wasted tons of money on templates and not having the direction to take me where I wanted to be.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Two years and many blogging mistakes later
Excellent post Allen. You have to watch just about everything to always make sure that you not only sound human, but that you respond to all and any negative feedback that comes your way. I saw what I call "trolls" on one twitter account I follow and every chance they got, it was disagreements with no real reason behind it. They were complaining to complain quite honestly and I put it on the ignore button. But what I liked was that the owner responded, apologized for their unhappiness and moved on. They "owned" it and let it go. People will tell thousands how bad your service was, but when its good how many do they tell then?
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Protecting Your Online Reputation? You’d Better Be!
Terrific analogy. I always end reading your posts with a smile and this was good girl. I don't swim at all ( you know blacks don't swim...LOL) seriously, but this reminded me of some sports I use to play in high school and college and how competitive I use to be. It was like no matter what I did I felt like I wasn't good enough because all I focused on was comparing myself to others I wanted to be.
When it all came down to it, they were much more horrible than I imagined and I was glad I was still "me". It's hard for most to just accept that "they" are already good enough. It only defeats the purpose if you let people tell you what they think you are. The older I got the more I could give a "hoot". I love just sitting behind the scenes looking at everything and then making a move.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on How's Your Cannonball? Lessons From The Edge Of The Pool.
@lisabuben290 Thanks Lisa!
1 year ago on 12 Most Mind-Blowing Content Curators to Follow
Hey Susan, thank you so much for the mention here! I am so honored and glad I know you. I don't know the other bloggers except Kristi and will have to check them all out. Again, thanks for including on this list alongside some great bloggers. You made my day girl!
When I get pitches out of nowhere I am always on the defense because where there is scammers, there are spammers. I think when a email is sent to directly to me and not part of some blind copy set of emails I might take it a bit more seriously, but when I can clearly see I am apart of a mass email campaign, I see I am not so special anymore, which devalues the email.
Nonetheless, I loved your post and it's a good lesson for people getting pitched for anything from guest posts to other business ventures with people that appear out of nowhere.
When in doubt always check em out!
1 year, 1 month ago on If You Want to Pitch A Blogger Successfully, DON’T Do This
I think that is why I am more present on some social media outlets than others. As a business you have to really evaluate if that network truly matches what you will be putting out there anyway. Like you mentioned Fashion is huge on Pinterest, but another subject might not be. It also helps to make sure that the product or message you decide to market actually provides a want as well. I can post pictures about cars all day, but if half the audience is female it might not work. I don't want to waste my time putting so much work into a network and not get any feedback. Some networks feature certain products prominently while others don't stand a chance. You really have to just use your own methods of measurements to see what works and what doesn't. Great post Harrison.
1 year, 1 month ago on Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network
Yeah I get to go. I love just being one state away and a 45 min play ride there. Can't wait!
1 year, 1 month ago on BlogWorld & New Media Expo: We're Heading Back to Las Vegas, Baby!
Talk about a fairytale ending. They simply created a product that people like, wanted and used. This is when you wish you were working for Instagram before the acquisition.
1 year, 2 months ago on The $1 Billion Instagram Success Story, Instagram Style
You know this is exactly what I forgot to do myself. I do use the blog roll and Akismet, but I do see other blogs that still leave the other stuff on their blog. It's always the simple stuff that we are reminded to do that keeps our blogs looking better, thanks Bob for the reminder!
1 year, 2 months ago on 8 Things to Consider Deleting After Your WordPress Install
@DannyBrown Not that person, but I think I suspect who you mean. I love the new site and design. I pinned your book on Pinterest too!
1 year, 2 months ago on It Just Takes One
@rdopping Thank you! I can't stand people that acts a certain way because they think that is what they are suppose to do. I would rather a person call things like they see it no matter what the situation is. At least I know I am getting the real person and it makes it easier to accept them for who they are. Some people might be stead-fast from a person's brutal honesty, but I want someone to be honest then to lie. I can smell BS a mile away.
People are watching you from the moment they meet you. How you carry yourself, how you interact with people, how you conduct yourself with customers, everything. That ultimately spills over to your business online as well. If they meet you and you turn out to sound like a jerk and but has a different "voice" online, you come off "fake" and people don't get to see the real you.
I remember meeting someone I admired a long time ago who's message I enjoyed immensely over the years. When I saw them get on stage to deliver a seminar, they started shouting cuss words that I wasn't use to hearing from them. My ears have heard worse, but his message wasn't consistent with what I had already known. Needless to say, them impression after the fact, wasn't the same.
From the beginning, set the tone on how you want to be perceived because changing it years later won't be so well received. If you speak a certain way, speak that way all the time. Changing it up for the sake of others, make you look phony. I can respect a person for keeping it real at all times.
Playing for the audience starts to make me suspicious of you.
I loved this Tia because I use many of those same products to run mine. Google voice is awesome...it's FREE and forwards directly to my cell phone. What I also like is that it sends me a text to my phone so I can see the message right on my phone. I don't think people realize how easy these products are and how they can really help you run your business without paying a ton of money for more expensive programs. Different strokes for different folks, but I love the idea of having programs available that also don't cost a boat load of money.
1 year, 3 months ago on How Google Can Truly Transform Your Small Business