I'm always amazed at people who think that bloggers mostly write about their personal life. Think about how often you've heard someone say, "why would I want to blog? I don't care about what someone at for breakfast." What's often missed in statements like this is that blogging isn't just about … Read more about How Well Is Your Blog Selling Your Business?
One thing you have to say about blogging is that it's a great way of generating traffic to your website. You write a blog post and promote it a bit. Your posts goes out to your feed subscribers and can gets picked up by social services. With a little effort, your blog can generate gobs more traffic … Read more about Are You Being Misled By How Much Traffic Your Website Is Getting?
Want to learn how to write with confidence? Well my friend and fellow blogger, Joanna Young, is back! Where'd she go? Well, first she moved her blog from TypePad to WordPress - a move that I fully support and applaud her for. Then, she took a week off from writing to move into her new home. Can you … Read more about Welcome Back Joanna
People want what you know! They want your stories, your perspectives, your perceptions and your ideas. And in some cases they want your help or they want to learn how to do what you know. Either way, they appreciate the value your blog adds to their life or their business. The value, after all, … Read more about How to Create Information Products With Your Blog
A number of the clients I work with blog. Either they want to get started and need to learn how or they're already blogging and want to make a greater impact with their blog. But one thing is similar between almost every client...they somehow see their blog as their business. I'm not sure where … Read more about Business Blog Advice: Your Blog Is Not Your Business
What does it take to have a successful blog for your business? Denise Wakeman of Blog Squad fame asked that question of Chris Garrett. The conversation that grew created a bed of blogging tips. Watching the interview (5 1/2 minutes) Chris makes it pretty clear that a successful blog, like a … Read more about SOBCon08: Chris Garrett Asks ‘So What?’
First off, I love Christine Kane - the person and the musician. Though, truthfully, they really seem to be one and the same. Anyhow, I find Christine's music full of witty lyrics (free song download) and tons of emotion - like she's singing from her soul. I've only seen her play live twice - once … Read more about SOBCon08: Christine Kane On Blogging, Marketing and a Musician’s Future
SOBCon08 - Biz School for Bloggersâ€¦ A report, part 2 Amazing that it took a whole blog post to cover the first day of SOBCon08, but it did. Friday was great. The boat ride stellar. And the conversation even better. Seeing Lorelle first thing Saturday morning started the day off right. Got a … Read more about SOBCon08: Is Your Blog Serving Your Business?
SOBCon08 - Biz School for Bloggers... A report, part 1 Liz and Terry sure nailed it this year. Not only in concept but in execution. Their goal - create an event where business owners and bloggers come together to learn from each other - both about social media and about running a business. In my … Read more about Boat Rides, Indian Food and Great Conversation at SOBCon08
Are you coming to SOBCon08? I've been set on coming ever since I left Chicago last May. The event in 2007 was great. Lots of great people. Lots of great information. And, of course, lots of of great conversation. But what would I expect from an event that was partially the brainchild of Liz … Read more about A Business School for Bloggers
I get asked all the time why a business owner should be blogging or engaged in social media. The answer I give almost always revolves around creating relationships. If you've been reading a while, you know one of my favorite statements is people don't do business with businesses, they do business … Read more about Social Media Advice: You Are What You Share
Speaking of bugs...who's that guy up there in the corner? Well, that's me, of course. You finally get to see what I look like (without having to dig around my bio page). Well, I'm back. Yeah, I know it's been a while. But I've been pretty hard at work. You'll also notice that in my month-long … Read more about Working Out The Bugs