It's funny how sometimes things just jump up to make themselves obvious. Yesterday I share my opinions on what to do when a commenter isn't hearing your correctly. The conversation that arose was interesting and stimulating about how our commenters can sometimes take us out of context or comment on … Read more about Small Business Advice: Think More Creatively
My friend Sujan Patel posted this video last week. I normally wouldn't share something that's this vulgar with you, but I think it goes a long way to showing the price we pay for using Digg. Boy can the comment box get interesting. What's been your experience? … Read more about Is This Your Experience On Digg?
Did you all catch Liz's last installment of our one2one conversation? It was great. I asked her , "What have you thought would work on your blog that bombed with your readers? And what did you learn from it?" Her answer was a lovely example of how the blogosphere works. If you need a reminder, Liz … Read more about What Do You Do When A Commenter Just Isn't Hearing You?
People want to do business with people - not businesses. A few business owners seem to get this. But don't seem to get it, though. It makes me wonder how business owners see themselves relating to their target audience. Perhaps that's the first mistake...target audience. What image do you create … Read more about Business Owners…Try Making It A Conversation
Hard to believe, but it's true. Normally, I post almost daily. But this is my first post in a week. WOW! And you know what, the blogosphere didn't curl up and wither away without me. Not only did it continue without me, it seems to be thriving. Just going by my own traffic stats and comments, I … Read more about I Was Away And The Blogosphere Continued Without Me
Oddly enough, I was outside the box thinking about thinking outside the box just the other day. What I discovered was something interesting...once I was outside the box, I was free. I could run, dance, play all I wanted. There were no boundaries, only wide-open spaces. No responsibilities, no … Read more about Are You Thinking Outside The Box?
If you blog do you really need a newsletter? That's the question I asked the other day which led to an interesting, and in some cases spirited, conversation. I love that we have the space and freedom to openly share our opinions. And I'm grateful that you feel comfortable enough to be open and … Read more about Why Your Newsletter Content Should Come From Your Blog
Do we still need email newsletters (or ezines, as some call it)? Many websites today are setup to get visitors onto a newsletter list. When you read the copy on their site, much of it is geared toward selling you a free report or workbook. And how do you get this workbook? You have to 'pay' with … Read more about If You Blog Do You Need An E-Newsletter?
Don't you want your blog to be noticed? Sure, we each blog for different reasons. Some of us want to express our views or write about something we love. Others of us want make a buck or promote our business. And some just want to share their lives with others. Regardless of why you're blogging, … Read more about What To Do When People Aren't Paying Attention To Your Blog
You know what you know, right? You know something that other's don't. Or at least your perspective on a topic is unique. But does any of that matter of you can't communicate it? From my post yesterday, How Not Knowing Something Makes You More Of An Expert, an interesting conversation emerged. I … Read more about Are You An Expert If You Can't Share What You Know?
Does being an expert mean you have to know more than everyone else? Not according to Confucius. He once advised, "When you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it-this is knowledge." In other words, we should not only know what we know, but also what we don't know. Hence, it's in … Read more about Small Business Advice: Admit Your Lack of Knowledge
You'd think the latest question Liz asked me would be simple to answer. And on the surface it is. Yet, I've needed an extra day to think about where to take this one2one conversation next. When you go around the Internet, what mistake do you see most often? That's her question. Think about it for a … Read more about Are You Having A Conversation With Your Niche Audience?