Blog Community Management

    • 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging

      By Mark Schaefer I enjoy coaching people with their blogging efforts and there are 10 pieces of advice I seem to dispense the most often. So I thought you might be interested in these ideas. Whether you’re blogging for your business or for the pure joy of it, I think these ideas will help you: 1. We live in an increasingly information-dense world.

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  • How I totally screwed up my blogging strategy

    …, a speech we attend, or something we hear on the news. Being a good blogger means always being alert to these ideas — and most important — capturing them. For me, that means writing them down wherever I am and then simply writing the headline for the idea in WordPress as soon as I can. For example, recently I had a wonderful chat over breakfast…

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  • How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

    … business. Here are a few things I consider when I’m advising a client on posting regularity, whether it is a blog or any other form of content for that matter. 1. What’s your goal? Let’s start by clearly defining what you want to achieve. Answer this: If you looked back at today two years from now and declared that your content effort was a success…

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  • When Social Media Piranhas Strike

    … honest. Other Thoughts Mark does a great job of encouraging great dialogue on his blog and social media. I’ve always felt his community is a reflection of him, which is professional and very sharp. Gary also does a great job of engaging his audience when folks constructively disagree with him. So the problem may not really be with the influencers…

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  • Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

    … for a blog post and 3-4 key bullet points and let a professional work their magic. Start You cannot become a great blog writer in one day, in one week, or one month. It takes experience and practice. You will get better, faster, and more effective over time as you find “your voice,” get feedback from your community, and figure out your own system…

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  • What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

    …, and customer needs when deciding what kind of content is best for your business. What is the ideal blogging frequency? Like almost every business question, the answer is, “It depends!” Certainly consistent posting is a key element of success for a number of reasons: 1) Consistent posting “trains” your readers to expect something and builds…

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  • Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

    … enough. Commenters represent reliable reach I had a very interesting exchange recently with Jay Baer on his post articulating the idea that certain communication platforms have “reliable reach.” Twitter and Facebook do not have reliable audience reach because people may come by for a content snack but may not form active community. Blog and email…

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  • Creating the beautiful blog with Stanford Smith

    … Click here if you can’t see the video interview with Stanford Smith of Pushing Social. I recently had a chance to catch up with Stanford Smith, one of the best social media marketing minds in the business and certainly the go-to-guy for all things blogging. Stan was the co-author of the best-selling book Born to Blog: Building Your Blog…

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