Are You A Rude Blogger By Accident or On Purpose?

Are You A Rude Blogger By Accident or On Purpose?

Blogging
Hey bloggers and content creators, how well are you monitoring your brand? Are people talking about you, linking to your content on social media, without tagging you or using your hashtag? Probably! Now comes the bigger question: do you know who's talking? Are you listening? Are you being a rude blogger by accident or on purpose? If you didn't realize that people could be talking about you and your brand without tagging you, then you're accidentally being rude by not acknowledging these shares. However if you know better, and you're not doing anything about it, you're being rude on purpose. Don't be a rude blogger on purpose, that's not cool. It's time for you to monitor your brand mentions. Of course, you can PAY for tools that monitor your mentions,…
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10 Quick Twitter Tips for Beginners

10 Quick Twitter Tips for Beginners

Social Media
Need a little more twitter-savvy? Use these quick tips and have fun! Save hashtags you like. I save them for offline events and tweetchats so I can go back and review the discussions I like. Think of it as building your own transcript. Build lists so you can target specific tweeters, and make sure you have lists for local tweeps, tweeps in your industry, and target clients tostart. Lists will make a big difference as your following and timeline grow. You already know to get rid of that egg pic. Use a human picture, not a logo. Logos can’t tweet and we want to know who we’re talking to. Make sure it looks like you. Suppose we cross paths? I want to recognize you. Use your location in your bio.…
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3 Quick Tips for Marketing With Paper.li

3 Quick Tips for Marketing With Paper.li

Social Media
We've introduced paper.li and what it's useful for. Now I want to dig a bit deeper and suggest 3 simple ways you can use your paper.li newspaper as a marketing tool.    1. Promote people you follow. I’ve notice people will often retweet my paper.li tweets when they’re mentioned in the “today’s top stories via” tweet, and I do the same. It’s a nice way to give a mention, and it lets people know you’re paying attention to their tweets. Who wouldn’t like that? 2. Provide a content source that directly relates to your industry, thereby demonstrating your understanding of the power players in your industry. For example, I'm in marketing – a rather extensive industry. So instead of creating a “Marketing Daily”, I created a niche paper called Social Media…
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Quick Tip: Stay In The Know With Paper.li

Quick Tip: Stay In The Know With Paper.li

Social Media
Do you publish a paper.li newspaper? If not, do you subscribe to someone else’s paper.li? If you’re scratching your head wondering what I’m talking about, a paper.li is a free service that basically takes links from the people you follow on social media and organizes the links into a virtual newspaper.  You can create your own paper.li based on a list, hashtag, a user, or a custom setting with advanced features.  Once you choose your source, you can name your paper and set it to generate daily or weekly and receive the latest editions via email. Just like a newspaper, there are sections for Headlines, Business, Arts & Entertainment, etc. and popular hashtags. So go ahead and create your own paper.li newspaper or subscribe to one you like. I’m sure…
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3 Quick Tips For Using RSS For Business

3 Quick Tips For Using RSS For Business

Social Media, Strategy
Ever been puzzled by this little orange symbol that appears on blogs and websites? And why should your business be using RSS feed anyway? If you are in business of any kind, here are 3 quick tips for using RSS feed to subscribe to websites and blogs to help your business. 1. It provides one neat place to keep track of updated content from your favorite sites. No more surfing individual sites for content. aka time-saver 2. Makes industry research a much simpler task. Keep up on trending topics by following the leading sites, experts and authorities in your industry. aka easy-research 3. Your clients/potential clients can subscribe to your updates if you give them the RSS feed option. Not everyone wants to share their email address to receive your…
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5 Tips To Freshen Up Your Business

5 Tips To Freshen Up Your Business

Tips and Tools
As any entrepreneur can tell you, there are always outstanding tasks that can easily take control of your day: last-minute meetings, unexpected phone calls, tech nightmares, places to go, blog posts to schedule, etc. Unfortunately, many biz owners never actually schedule time to work on their own business, always working on client projects or participating in activities that just don't fall into the productive category. With this in mind, and having to 'fess up to my own challenges for the first quarter, I figured I'd share my top 5 tips to freshen up your business and get back on track: Review your networking activities for the quarter. Where did you go, who did you talk to, how did you benefit? Did you walk away with business cards, flyers, miscellaneous notes, souvenirs, etc. that you…
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