The blogger’s kryptonite

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I don’t have any data of course, but it seems like things started to happen for me when I finally shed all these other projects and put everything I had into my own content and community. Is guest posting a viable strategy to gain attention or a blogger’s kryptonite?

Online Communities are Not Virtual

Biznology

Do you consider message boards, forums, virtual realities, and virtual communities to be a waste of time, populated by losers? Abraham PR respects online community; Abraham PR respects the online life. There is a general misunderstanding that online virtual communities are escapist.

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The evolution of a blogger

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As I’ve observed bloggers from all walks of life, writing about every subject imaginable, and as I’ve taken the journey myself, I’ve found that there is an evolution that takes place. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

Are anonymous communities most authentic?

Biznology

And all will be well in the communitys garden. I am a proponent of “real name” communities. I am also a proponent of safe communities — and real name accountability tends to civilize people’s behavior online in a big way.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

Biznology

I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? What My Clients Have Taught Me about Blogger Outreach (business2community.com).

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch

Biznology

And, it’s so very rare that anyone who pitches bloggers and expects them (us) to do stuff for free ever asks bloggers (us) out to do stuff IRL (in real life). Share their posts on your personal social media profiles. Bloggers and their readers know each other.

How do you REALLY build a blog community? A love story.

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I’m sorry that I don’t have anything particularly profound to say to commemorate this milestone, but I thought I would address a question I hear constantly — “How did you build such an awesome blog community?&# that I wrote personal notes thanking people for their help.

Blogger outreach is scary

Biznology

Unlike a few years ago, today everyone at least pays lip service to reaching out to bloggers the same we PR people have always reached out to mainstream media. But I am still surprised that many companies don’t do blogger outreach, even today. Image via Wikipedia.

6 Engagement Marketing Lessons from Successful Video Bloggers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Elaine Ip If anyone has mastered the art of engaging an audience, it’s successful video bloggers (otherwise known as vloggers). Furthermore, data shows that a YouTube personality needs almost 800,000 subscribers just to break into VidStatX’s list of top 100 vloggers.

One person can change the world. Thank you, Internet

Biznology

If you thought “it only takes one person to change the world” was bull, think again. It’s an awesome power and too many people have forgotten the power that each and every person who has a reliable connection to the Internet has.

5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have

Hubspot

Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales; so why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? You know, the person that manages the whole thing? Where does the community manager role fit?

Building a blog community? Don’t overlook “digital babies”

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Instead of focusing on the A-Listers, look at emerging talent as a way to grow a loyal blog community. New Bloggers Need Encouragement. Baby bloggers become big bloggers. My friend Bernardo Ramirez recently started a personal development video blog.

Case study: Using social influence to build a personal brand

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By {grow} Community Member Don Stanley. One of my favorite courses focuses on building personal brands with blogging and social media. Students, many of whom have never blogged or used social media for professional reasons, are required to: Identify their personal brand.

Why Now Is The Time To Build Your Personal Brand

B2B Marketing Insider

And those who know how to use social channels to deliver helpful messages will ride the wave of this new era in personal branding. And I’ll offer tips on how to get there… Foundations of The Personal Brand. I had never spoken in public about personal branding.

Are there any ethical bloggers left out there?

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There must be a critical mass of influential bloggers out there accepting money for blog posts, otherwise these people would go away! I’ve only changed the real name of the writer and her company because I don’t need to embarass this person … Hello Mark!

Should we have multiple company bloggers?

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Let’s look at the implications of this decision by comparing three different corporate blogging strategies: The multiple blogger strategy. A team of bloggers contributes content, with or without attribution. The single blogger strategy.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who's Next?

Hubspot

That’s exactly what happened to a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea. Worse, Bohemea claims other Tumblr bloggers have been similarly wiped out. But shutdowns like the one that happened to Bohemea could scare business bloggers away, Balboni says.

How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche

Hubspot

So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success.

How to Build a Memorable Personal Brand on Twitter

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We’re talking Twitter, of course: the 300-million strong whirlpool of information that has emerged as a personal branding, relationship-building nirvana. Yet, too many people have joined the community simply because they know they should be there, not because they’re strategic or focused.

Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it?

Biznology

My definition of blogger outreach has always been about acquiring earned media coverage from bloggers and online influencers. My definition–and my assumption–has always been that blogger outreach is public relations and not paid media.

Do you want a blog community or do you just want nicey-nicey?

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There was an almost total lack of any meaningful debate or community. Sure, everyone SAID they wanted community … that was the big buzz word … but that is NOT what was happening! For the most part, the top bloggers of that period hated any form of debate.

4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.

Earned-media micro-influencer marketing master class

Biznology

My Personal Digital PR Philosophy. Blogger outreach tends to focus on only identifying and engaging top-25 influential bloggers. We collect every blogger who has ever had a thematic interest in our customers. Most good pitches don’t require a personal relationship.

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Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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Michele Linn was the first guest blogger. There was a group of us who guest blogged for each other at the beginning to help our communities get started. It’s funny that nearly all of the “top bloggers” I wrote about seven years ago have moved on to other things.

Why most marketers should ignore A-List bloggers

Biznology

And it feels tantalizingly possible–I mean, don’t you just need to know the right person and get the most interesting angle to them? It’s about as easy as your PR person calling up the New York Times and getting them to print your story. The D-List bloggers!

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4 Promotion Strategies Used by the Best Business Bloggers

Modern Marketing

70% of business bloggers have had their blogs for more than two years. ?44% 44% of business bloggers have more than two blogs. There is an exclusive group of business bloggers, which we’ll call “The 10K Club”, who receive more than 10,000 page views per month.

Courage and blogging

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I would rather be a person who is known as fair all the time instead of a person who is liked all the time. In my personal life? ” I also think this has made me a better blogger. In my personal life? I also think this has made me a better blogger.

New Blogger? Get Started on WordPress.com

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For bloggers with limited technical experience or no time to spend on that aspect of managing a website, wordpress.com is the way to go. The first step to becoming a WordPress blogger is to register your account. You’re part of a whole blogging community.

The Long Tail of Blogger Outreach

Biznology

That’s fair enough, and surely a common question, and a question we must address close to the beginning of every sales call we make at Abraham Harrison , when we propose blogger outreach to a prospective client. Image via Wikipedia.

What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

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4) Committing to a schedule helps you to be a better blogger through practice. For most business and personal blogs, great quality content coming out at a clip of once a week is an achievable goal that can result in real business benefits.

The best advice I ever received for my business, and my blog

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I was recently asked by an interviewer, “Who has had the greatest influence on your personal growth?” Most bloggers adopt a mantle of invincibility and that is certainly the easy path to take: “I publish, therefor I’m correct.”

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Social Media’s Mass Attention Myth

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This is how audiences and readers turn into tribes and communities. Ask any of his fans what they think about him and you’ll get something along the lines of “I can’t wait to meet that guy in person.” B y Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. 100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Track things like audience/community sentiment (positive/negative) if you want to map effort to results. But most people who want to develop a personal brand do. It’s a good idea to build an account on some of these sites to further extend your personal branding. Community. Remember that community and marketplace are two different things.

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

Bloggers: Feel Free to Repeat Yourself

B2B Memes

But what if the person who made the point was you ? If you aren’t actively engaging with your community by reading, asking, and listening, your ideas, old or new, won’t be relevant. Big ideas justify repetition.

One thousand posts. No navel gazing.

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Should I honor my community in some way? Maybe I’ll get to these subjects another time but I think the focus today needs to be placed on the {grow} community. This was a revealing exercise and a lesson in building a blog community. This is my 1,000th post on {grow}.

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Blog comments are serious business

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If you have a company blog, you’re probably dying to drum up a few comments that can lead to a community. yet established bloggers have some surprisingly diverse views on the value of commenting and engagement. How can you create a community if you don’t engage?

Why you shouldn’t bring your social media (completely) in-house

Biznology

Someone who has completely rebuilt itself to over-serve its communities. It always lands on one person’s shoulders. The moment work (or personal life) picks up and gets busy, will the social media responsibilities suffer? Photo credit: edrabbit.

8 Practical motivations to blog when no one is reading it

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I’m going to assume you are blogging to build a personal or business brand, not just for the joy of it, and you’d like somebody to eventually notice you. 3) Personal improvement. Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger? 3) Personal improvement.

My five biggest blogging mistakes

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If you really want to build community, you have to do it one reader at a time. 3) Being a marketer instead of a blogger. So I started to relax and write about things that interested me , to show a little more of my personality, and to take risks creatively and intellectually.