Blogging

The Biggest Blogging Mistake I’ve Ever Made and Why All Engagement is Not Created Equally

October 15, 2014

Last week I got an email from someone that was interested in learning more about creating a brand ambassador program for their company.  I called them and during our conversation they told me they had been doing research on brand ambassador programs and came across my blog post 10 Things to Remember When Creating a […]

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Join #Blogchat Tonight, Co-Hosted By Scott Monty!

August 17, 2014

UPDATE: Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat with Scott! I’m very excited to welcome Scott Monty as co-host of #Blogchat tonight(8-17-2014)!  I’ve known Scott since his Crayon days and of course he did amazing work as the global head of Ford Motor Company’s social media marketing efforts.  Earlier this Summer, Scott moved on from Ford […]

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@ProBlogger Co-Hosts #Blogchat on How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing!

August 9, 2014

UPDATE: Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat with ProBlogger, officially the BIGGEST #Blogchat ever! BONUS: Here’s a FREE hour-long webinar that Darren recorded that teaches all he knows about monetizing blogs! This Sunday (8-10-14), Darren Rowse, better known as ProBlogger will be co-hosting #Blogchat!  Darren is one of the true blogging pioneers, having blogged for well […]

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The Art and Science of Blogging With John Wall at #Blogchat!

March 8, 2014

Here’s the transcript for this #Blogchat with John. I’m excited to announce that John Wall will be sponsoring the next two weeks of #Blogchat on 3-9-2014 and 3-16-2014!  For John’s sponsorship, he’s come up with a pretty cool two weeks of blogging topics. Over the next two weeks John will teach us about The Art […]

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Five Proven Ways to Build More Engagement On Your Brand’s Blog

March 6, 2014

One of the biggest struggles that blogging brands face is creating engagement with their customers.  It’s tough to sell your boss on how effective your blog is if none of your customers are reading your content.  Here’s five proven ways to not only build readership, but convert passive readers into active participants on your blog: […]

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10 Things You Can Do TODAY to Make Your Blog Better

February 23, 2014

Ready to take your blog to the next level?  Here’s 10 things I have learned about making my blog better over the last 9 years. Blog Maintenance 1 – Sign up for Google Analytics.  This will give you valuable information about the health of your blog.  I use it every single day to see how […]

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How to Turn Your Blog Into A Platform, Tonight’s #Blogchat Topic!

February 16, 2014

Here’s the link to the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat Tonight at #Blogchat (2-16-2014) we will discuss how to turn your blog into a platform for your ideas.  Many of us blog because we want to share our ideas and our voice with the world.  But if you are truly committed to having your ideas reach […]

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Sharing Your Voice Versus Building a Platform

February 13, 2014

Yesterday was the best traffic day ever on this blog.  I checked and the 2nd best traffic day came in January of 2011 and the 3rd best in July of 2009.  In other words, it took a long time and a lot of work to reach yesterday. Something else I noticed as I was going […]

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What Are the Top 3-5 Reasons Why I Won’t Do Business With You?

February 10, 2014

We are self-selecting buyers.  Thanks to the huge amounts of information, opinions and data available online, we can research any type of purchase decision beforehand, and know whether or not it makes sense for us.  This takes the ability of your brand to ‘sell’ me completely out of the equation. Or does it?  Last week […]

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Tonight’s #Blogchat Topic is ‘Content Shock’ With Special Co-Host @TheSalesLion!

February 9, 2014

Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat! Tonight (Feb. 9th, 2014), Marcus Sheridan, AKA @TheSalesLion will join us to discuss the idea of ‘Content Shock’ and whether or not it’s too late to start blogging.  You can read Marcus’ thoughts on ‘Content Shock‘ here.  One of the reasons why I wanted Marcus to co-host on this […]

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How to Expand Your Reach in Social Media When You Have No Budget

January 30, 2014

Last night I was thrilled to join Full Sail University for a special Think Like a Rock Star webinar.  It was an amazing turnout, and I wanted to talk about one of the questions that an attendee asked. Someone wanted to know how you can expand your reach in social media when you have no […]

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