Benjamin Franklin was a blogger - without a doubt. He may not have had a computer to share his thoughts, nor the internet to spread them. But he did have a printing press where he printed regular installments of Poor Richard's Almanack. Ben Franklin was known to have a sharp and witty mind and a … Read more about What Benjamin Franklin Knew About Social Media
No hiding - I'm a huge fan of RSS. The only problem I see with RSS right now is that not enough people know what it is and how to use it. What's worse is so many don't know why they should be using it. So I'm always looking for simple explanations and tutorials that can help spread the message … Read more about RSS For Everyday People
I'll be the first to admit it...I love blogging. It's done nothing less than enhance the way I do business; opening relationships and opportunities that just weren't available before I started blogging. So I'm a huge advocate for people who want to begin blogging. As a matter of fact, while I still … Read more about Great Resources For New Bloggers
So what's the secret to blogging success? Yesterday Muhammad at Pronet Advertising wrote the 4 steps to success. His 4 steps are clear, good advice and probably similar to what you've seen before: Step 1: Good Content Step 2: Unique, Hosted Domain Step 3: Be Social Step 4: Invest Time, Be … Read more about How to Find Great Content for Your Business Website
If you use WordPress you likely know who Lorelle VanFossen is. If you don't know who she is yet, don't worry...you will soon. Lorelle VanFossen, of course, writes Lorelle on WordPress (RSS) - one of the best resources for anything relating to WordPress. Need a plugin? Lorelle's likely written about … Read more about Lorelle VanFossen Has Made Every Blogging Mistake
Are you blogging to build relationships? I sure am. And so are many other bloggers. Sure, if we're blogging, we probably like to write. We also probably enjoy playing on the internet to some degree. And for many of us, we've got businesses to promote. Yet the reason many of us blog is to create … Read more about 5 Ways Not To Make The Biggest Mistake In Your Blogging Relationships
Mike Sansone of Converstations has posted a simple seven question test that can help you decide if you're ready for a business blog. The test takes about two minutes. You calculate your score at the end. Mike then gives you three categories of blogging readiness based on how you answer the … Read more about Find Out If You Should Be Blogging Your Business
My friend Easton Ellsworth posted a neat article yesterday...When Is Blogging A Waste of Time? 10 Nasty Examples. When you publish a blog post that provides little or no value to your target audience. When your blog has no clear target audience. When you are only pretending to be "blogging" … Read more about More Than 10 Ways You Can Waste Time Blogging
This morning I Steve Rubel had a video interview that Tim Ferriss did with Robert Scoble. Tim, of course, is the author of the very interesting book, The 4 Hour Workweek. Still haven't read it. It's buried under the stack of books I've yet to get too. Anyhow, Tim interviewed Scoble on how he … Read more about Small Business Productivity: How to Read News Fast
SOBCon07 is only one week away. Who's coming? Are you? The Idea Dude started a neat little idea (I guess that's why he's called The Idea Dude). He asked, What's you SOBCon oneliner? Liz followed up with hers. Now it's our turn. Me first... … Read more about Whatâ€™s your SOBCon oneliner?
You've probably seen this meme going around called the Ultimate Technorati Favorites Exchange. Dosh Dosh Gary Lee kicked it off as an experiment to "break into the Technorati Top 100 and determine the exposure and traffic benefits of being included in the Top 100 list." Now this ISN'T the … Read more about Yeah, I'm In The Technorati Favorites Top 100 – So What?
It's a little known secret that I'm a want-to-be RSS evangelist. I'm not interested in RSS so much from the tech-geek side of things. No, I'm interested in the everyday person side of things - how to get the word out about the simple power of RSS to people who haven't found it yet. Perhaps when I … Read more about Best (Simple) Explanation of RSS I've Ever Seen