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?
Sorry, I don't want to be presumptuous. Wendy Piersall tagged me with this question a few days back: What Does It Take To Write A Great Blog Post? Kim Dushinski tagged her as part of Mohit Singhania's Be Original Project. My first thought...I have no idea. But I know, that's a cop out. The very … Read more about How I Write Great Blog Posts
Yesterday I wrote about how being part of the Ultimate Technorati Favorites Exchange was a waste of my time. I saw it a few weeks back, tried it and found it to have little, if any, benefit for me. I may have gained a couple of readers, but nothing more. And certainly no massive wave of … Read more about I'm Done With Technorati Favorite Swapping.
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?
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to make a difference in people's lives. When I was 3 years old, I told my parents I was going to be a firefighter so I could "make people's houses not burn down." Around 10 I decided I wanted to be a doctor so I could help sick kids. By the time I was on my … Read more about What Is Your Contribution?
Back on March 28 I wrote about how you've helped me create some good conversations. The day before I received my 750th comment - which I felt was a big milestone. Then Phil inspired me by writing about his 1000th comment from Carma Dutra. And now, less than three weeks later, and I'm thank you for … Read more about Guess Who Left The 1000th Comment On My Blog?
You know, I've never really been one for conferences. Outside of MacWorld in San Francisco, they've never really lived up to the hype. So while I still go to conference from time to time, it's often without much excitement. Yet, as SOBCon07 gets closer, I can't help but be excited. I going to get … Read more about Are You Going to SOBCon07?
As bloggers, what do we want? Well, we want traffic and readership. We want readers to engage in conversation through commenting. And we want links back to our blogs. When I began blogging, I knew commenting on other blogs was important. My comments created interest in my blog, which led to … Read more about The Single, Most Profound Way To Thank Your Commenters
Of course you would, right? Afterall, it is your voice and you should know your voice. Read your last 5 blogging posts, do you really hear your own voice? The voice that you speak with in everyday life - to your friends and family? Or do you hear a different voice? On one of her podcasts, Heidi … Read more about Would You Know Your Blogging Voice If You Heard It?
As bloggers, how do we balance the needs and expectations of our readers who are fellow bloggers, with the needs and wants of our readers who are new bloggers and nonbloggers? Ever since I built Dave Schoof's Engaging the Disquiet, I've had this question. To date, most of his readers are not blog … Read more about Keeping The Door Open To New & Non Bloggers – Join In The Conversation
How many times have you left a comment on someone's blog because you really wanted to engage in a conversation? I've done this plenty. But to keep in the conversation, I've had to do one of three things: Either I grab a comment rss feed - but those are rare; bookmark the page - easy to forget … Read more about Who Else Wants An Easy Way to Be A Part of the Conversation?
Unfortunately, that's exactly what I did yesterday. I wrote what I believe to be a really good post about what I've learned about writing blog posts so far. I covered seven major blogging lessons I've learnt: It's all about the conversation. Be an expert. Be willing to learn. Voice your … Read more about You Don't Want To Hide a Great Post Behind a Bad Title