July 2010

#Blogchat schedule for August

July 26, 2010

Hey y’all. We are coming off a huge July for #blogchat, including having a pair of stellar co-hosts, first Ann Handley, and then Geoff Livingston. And last nite’s OPEN MIC #blogchat was the second most popular ever, with over 3,500 tweets and 500 participants. Can we top that in August? It will be tough, but […]

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This is Why You Don’t Bury Your Blog’s Gold

July 20, 2010

This morning I checked my blog’s traffic and discovered this: Now that’s a pretty big spike from 5am – 7am.  So I checked my referrals and couldn’t really tell where the traffic was coming from.  I did see some referrals from a link shared via this FriendFeed user, but I couldn’t tell for sure if […]

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10 Steps to Creating a Successful Twitter Chat

July 13, 2010

#Blogchat is now about 16 months old and based on number of tweets and contributors, it looks to be the most popular chat on Twitter.  It’s definitely been a labor of love for me, and I am a HUGE proponent of Twitter chats.  So I wanted to write down the ten steps I’ve taken to […]

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Be VERY careful when letting other sites run your blog content

July 12, 2010

Last week I was contacted by Roula Amire, the managing editor at Ragan.com, who wanted to know if they could run my ‘5 smart ways to create additional content for your company blog‘ post on their site.  The email explained that they wanted to run the post, with my bio and a link back to […]

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Understanding why Social Media works, in less than 3 minutes

July 6, 2010

Yesterday I saw a special on Pixar’s movies, and the documentary included the opening to Toy Story 2, which is the following: The film’s director, John Lasseter, explained that if you saw this you didn’t think of these items as toys, but you believed they were real.  How easy is it to watch that video […]

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5 smart ways to create additional content for your company blog!

July 1, 2010

How many of you have considered starting a blog for your company, but really have no idea how you could blog on a regular basis?  I get it, most bloggers have this problem, hell I constantly struggle with getting posts out on a regular basis and keeping the content fresh here. But over time, many […]

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