Testing a Page

Testing the Compose a Page are in Typepad This is a post originally published on my blog site. Typepad just took a lot of work off my plate. I could lose money!  Then again, maybe one of their latest upgrades frees me up to do more/different work. You can now quickly create your own pages in Typepad (big yawn from the WordPress users, hmm?). All Typepad Users have access … [Read more...]

TypePad Pages Just Put Me Out of Business (Sort Of…)

Typepad just took a lot of work off my plate. I could lose money!  Then again, maybe one of their latest upgrades frees me up to do more/different work. You can now quickly create your own pages in Typepad (big yawn from the WordPress users, hmm?). All Typepad Users have access to this feature! For TypePad Users, the second blue tab formerly labeled as 'Post' is now … [Read more...]

Mike – You’re Not Really a Tech Guy

"Mike - You're not really a tech guy, are you?" I wanted to give him a hug! I'm not a tech guy. I'm a small business owner unafraid of technology. And the "tech-guys"...at one time in their life - they weren't. There is a high hurdle in some people's imagination about technology. It limits their growth. Does it stem from fear of failure? Maybe. Fear of … [Read more...]

What Worked? What Hurt? What’s Next

During the Iowa caucus portion of the SOBCon event, we asked three questions: What worked: What have you done in your blogging that worked well? What hurt: What did you do (or miss) that hurt most? What's next: What needs to be implemented or found to help your efforts reach the next effort? We got some great answers (and will share that mid-week). What are your answers? … [Read more...]

One Big Huge SOB Link Hug

Lovin' the hugs we're giving and getting at SOBCon07 Here's who we've hugged thus far (if you're missing - I'm emailing you a hug) SOBcon2007 Chicago Attendees: Sandra Renshaw Brad Shorr Timothy Johnson Tammy Lenski Muhammad Saleem Lorelle VanFossen David Dalka - Mobile Search Marketing Todd And John Yedinak Joe Hauckes Tim Draayer Jeremy Geelan Carolyn Manning Sheila … [Read more...]

Blog Posting Mantra # 4 – One Link Out

People I work with kinda get drilled on the Blog Posting Mantra, especially the centerpiece at No. 4 [cupping my hand to ear to hear from the back pew]... Blog Posting Mantra No. 4: At Least One Link Out The challenge many business people and busy bloggers have is, well, time.  Who has time to look for links? I hear (and feel) your pain. Still, linking out is important … [Read more...]

Whos Your Blog Coach?

Even Blog Coaches need a blog coach, right? If you ever decide to fire me or prune me (or if I should graduate to Blogger Heaven someday), here are some (but not all) of mine: Mark White at Better Business Blogging Claire Raikes at Business Blog Angel Divya Uttam at Blogging to Fame Laurence-Hélène Borel at Blog Till You Drop Shonnie Lavender at My Blog Coach Derrick … [Read more...]

Pruning Your RSS Bush

In gardening, those who excel at growing and caring for roses will place high importance on pruning your rose bush, allowing light to reach the inside branches of the plant. Proper pruning allows for the plant to blossom to full potential. If you're just getting started reading RSS feeds, you may eventually find yourself with so many feeds - you may want to throw the whole … [Read more...]

Blog Your Help Wanted Openings

We talk a lot about how companies can use blogs to engage with their customers and prospects, promote events and specials, and use other media like YouTube and Scribd to repurpose valuable content. One other type of post is a help wanted article. Please don't think of this is as simply a help wanted ad in the classifieds, because it can be more than that. It's similar to … [Read more...]