Why? Why not? I've been thinking about this a lot since David Armano talked about it at SOBCon last year. His basic point was that "blogging is a commodity. Anyone can do it. We are human beings with passions and interests that come out in our blogsâ€”not the other way around. Stop calling … Read more about Do You Call Yourself A Blogger?
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
You wouldn't believe how often I hear statements like this. And from intelligent, engaging and interesting people. People who are professional and well-spoken. Without a doubt we fear writing. But why? I've thought about this questions a bunch over the years. But seldom have I considered writing … Read more about "I’d Like To Blog, But I Just Can’t Write"
In truth, having a web-based business isn't difficult. What's difficult is getting really clear about who you are, what you do and who you do it for. The problem is, there are tons of approaches for doing this which sometimes leads to confusion. Do I need to write a business plan? What about … Read more about 3 Easy Steps to Creating a Web-based Business
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
A couple of days back I was speaking with a client of mine. She's a life coach who wants to know better how to use the web (and soon her blog) to increase her marketing reach and, ultimately, her business. We spent the better part of an hour talking about how a blog, when used well, can become a … Read more about In Business, Make It About The Relationship First
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
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
Daphne Gray-Grant knows writing. As a Publications Coach she works with corporate writers who want to do their work faster and better. So we know she's faced writer's block. If you're a blogger, a business owner, or a writer of any type, I don't have to explain to you what writer's block is. You've … Read more about 20 Surefire Ways To Beat Writer's Block
How many times have your read a great blog post and have wanted to add a comment, only to get to the bottom of the page and find that you have to login? I don't login. Which means, I don't leave a comment. Which means, no conversation and little chance at building a relationship with that … Read more about All I Want To Do Is Leave A Comment
I love my blog. Whenever I have something on my mind, it listens. If I need to explore a business idea, it patiently let's me fumble around until I get it. If I'm down, it picks me up. And if I'm feeling inflated, I know it will bring me back to earth. I love my blog. It's a life-long friend I can … Read more about Should I Date My Blog?
Or do you get that it's not about you? That's right. If you're the business owner - it's not about you. So, then, who is it about? It's about me - the client, the customer, the patron, the prospect - whatever term we want to use to mean, "who you're in business for." If you're blogging, it's who … Read more about Do You Make This Marketing (and Blogging) Mistake?