Reflections and Reviews of Septembers Gone By

At the turn of the calendar, let's revisit some posts from this and past Septembers: September 2010 Why You Should Be Keeping Score of Your RSS Metrics & Using Feedburner -Amazing how many bloggers don't measure their feeds - not just subscribers, but reach and item views. Here's a few examples of what you can glean from the data. Abuse Doesn't Warrant … [Read more...]

In the Conversphere – I Am Third

"Will 'They' gain value from this effort?" or "How can I make this more valuable for 'Them'?" That's what goes through my head. When I write a blog post. When I share something from my RSS reader or ReTweet (RT) something, or as I favorite a video. How will the reader or visitor benefit from my action? Yes, the thought of how I might … [Read more...]

Evan Carmichael’s Top 50 Social Media Blogs of 2010

  Like most, I enjoy being "awarded" badges by the automated, algorithmic rankings, but it's an even brighter honor when peers recognize your work. For the third year running, I've been included on Evan Carmichael' Top 50 Social Media Blogs This list is filled with brilliant folks that consistently share knowledge, experience, and information … [Read more...]

0-60 Series: Day 9 – Homework: Posting Practice with Images and Video

In this series, we will cover some of the first 60 days of integrating social media into your overall business strategy. Are you ready?  Our Two Weeks of Trash Talking (Practice behind the curtain) is almost complete. In a few days, we'll launch your blog softly to the public. Objective: Apply what we learned during Day 8 - Creative Commons and Using Someone … [Read more...]

Why You Should be Keeping Score of Your RSS Feed Metrics & Use FeedBurner

RSS isn't dead.  It may be used differently than we had just 4 or 5 years ago, but it's not dead.  Is RSS ignored? Possibly -- but not dead. And we'll see why in a minute. I often ask how many folks measure the numbers of their RSS feed. I (way) too often get blank stares in return. C'mon. Really? Just like the folks at the Storefronts as Conversation Stations the other … [Read more...]

Quotes n Notes: Share Your Remarkable

  "Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof." - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek One thing blogging does for many is it improves their awareness and sharpens their message.  I witness this by two statements I hear often: "...That would be a … [Read more...]

What Can You Do With 5 Years?

What can you accomplish in 5 years? Between the ages of 0-5, I learned how to walk, learned how to talk, to go potty, how to wear a mask (Casper the Ghost - my 1st Halloween), rode my first roller coaster (and lost my pancakes), that I preferred French Toast over pancakes (I wonder why), and many, many other things... Between the ages of 5-10, I learned how to really read for … [Read more...]

Whistle Stops: 09/26/10

Whistle Stops are conversations, eye-openers, or tools representing the brain train discovered while traveling along the Conversphere.  From business to education, life hacks to giving back, these are the posts and links that have in some way grabbed my attention this week! Elsewhere Content Lessons Learned from 25 Popular Posts by Jay Baer - Great numbers and data (and … [Read more...]

Strong-End Summit: Collaborative Sharing – Connections that Count

Friday afternoons are often a bit more relaxed, but relaxed doesn't mean lazy. The Strong-End Summits (videos that will keep brains and hearts afire) are a way to end our week strong and come back refreshed. Click thru if you don't see the videos - Loic Le Meur: Sharing Changes Everything  Dan Robles of The Ingenesist Project: The Last Mile of Social … [Read more...]