We all want more traffic to our websites, right? We dream of the day that we get that massive wave from Digg or StumbleUpon. And when we do, it's a rush, right? We watch our stats climb by the minute - 500....1,000....5,000....10,000 visitors - "oh God, don't let it end!" But it does end. It ends … Read more about Why Building Website Traffic Is About Content And Relationships
One thing I can say about myself is I don't stand still much. It seems I'm always to understand more of what and why I think, feel and believe the way I do. In my personal life, I don't often rest on good enough. Instead, I strive to be a better man, a better husband, a better parent, a better son, … Read more about How Do You Use Social Media To Grow Your Business?
Let's face it, people do business with people - not with businesses. A business owner may like, want and need something that a marketing coach, for instance, offers. But the single biggest reason they hire the firm is because of the people they meet, talk to and build relationships … Read more about Are You Building Trust With Your Target Audience?
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
Many bloggers, like Preston, have asked this question of whether they should fake comments on their blogs to begin the conversation. Darren Rowse had some great advice. As did Jason Kaneshiro from Webomatica and Dee of Blogozine. They each had some great suggestions of writing more conversationally … Read more about New Bloggers: An Idea To Get The Conversation Started
Is marketing about transactions? Is it about communication? Is it about conversations? Or is it about relationships? Of course, marketing isn't about one thing in particular. Yet marketing tends to focus on one, specific outcome - often the transaction. But what happens if we only focus on … Read more about How Is Marketing About Relationships?
I love to read. Yet being a solopreneur, a husband, a father, a constructrion worker (I've just gutted our kitchen), a friend, etc - it's hard to find time to read as much as I'd like. So Doug Karr helped me out yesterday when he posted about the book, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz & … Read more about The Four Agreements of Conversational Blogging