December 2011

Tweet Share2 Share7 +11Total Shares 10It seems that every blogger is doing a ‘Best of 2011′ list on their blogs, and almost all of these posts are a list of their 5 or 10 most popular posts for the year.  For me, that seems like too much horn-tootin’, and if I’m gonna do that, y’all […]

Tweet Share100 Share77 +124Total Shares 201Two of the most common complaints I hear from bloggers, especially during #Blogchat is: 1 – I wish I could figure out how to post more often and create more content 2 – I wish I better understood SEO and how to optimize my posts for search I’m going to […]

Tweet5 Share4 Share22 +1Total Shares 31One of the biggest improvements I have made in my blogging is writing better headlines.  There are three critical advantages to writing better headlines: 1 – You greatly improve the chance that your post will be shared on social media sites.  Think about it, we all have the attention-span of […]

Tweet Share14 Share25 +114Total Shares 53Subscribe to your blog’s feed via email, then read it on your smartphone. For those of you that aren’t aware, I live in a very rural area of Alabama.  Most days I work from home, but at least a couple of times a week I will go ‘into town’ to […]

Tweet Share13 Share13 +1Total Shares 26It really is fascinating the connections that are possible because of Twitter.  The site is a wonderful networking tool and I saw evidence of this earlier this morning when I got a DM from @TheOnlineMom.  I know Monica from her participation in #Blogchat, and she wanted to know if I […]

Tweet Share Share4 +1Total Shares 4Feed subscribers, click here to watch the video on YouTube. I am so happy to be able to share the following video from our Live #Blogchat session at Blog World Expo.  It’s technically not video, it’s a screenshot of the tweets that were coming in for #BWELA as the #Blogchat […]

Tweet Share6 Share41 +12Total Shares 49Because they measure what’s available, instead of what benefits their company. For example, let’s say your small business launches a Twitter account this afternoon.  How will you measure the success of that account?  By measuring number of followers, of course!  And if you want to get really spiffy, you could […]

Tweet Share1 Share15 +1Total Shares 16 I am thrilled to announce that Valeria Maltoni (@ConversationAge on Twitter) will be co-hosting #Blogchat this Sunday!  Valeria is one of the most respected blogging marketers on the planet for one simple reason: She creates incredibly valuable content on a daily basis.  Let me tell you a quick story […]

Tweet Share1 Share8 +14Total Shares 13As you know, I am always experimenting with my blog, especially when it comes to traffic and traffic sources, and I always like to report back to y’all what I learn.  One of the areas I wanted to focus on this year with my blogging was increasing my search traffic. […]

Tweet Share24 Share26 +17Total Shares 57Interaction and participation.  It’s something many community sites and managers struggle with and focus on increasing.  Engagement is the lifeblood of many online communities, and yet, so many struggle to reach that ‘critical mass’ of participants. When #Blogchat started in early 2009, participation wasn’t an issue.  Even in those 1st […]

Tweet79 Share21 Share31 +111Total Shares 142Think about it, Rockstars are amazingly effective content creators.  They create content (music) that we are not only willing to pay to get, but we also pay to view and hear them creating that content (concerts)!  And then there’s all the merchandise we purchase as well that celebrates them as […]