I became a blogging maniac as the result of taking a 12-week webinar with Bea Fields, who offers a fabulous program for fairly new bloggers (not rank beginners). Her new course begins on January 11th and each session is recorded so you can listen/view on your own timing.
A few months ago I started a blogging alliance for like minded bloggers. Our blogging alliance is a mastermind group where we help and promote each other’s blogs. Instead of talking about my personal experiences with our blogging alliance, I interviewed Michelle Salater, Owner of Sūmèr, LLC. Sūmèr, LLC, specializes in web copywriting, SEO copywriting, and the promotion and marketing of websites after they launch.
I meet people either in business meetings or in my personal life that tell me how excited they are on using social media, how much fun they have blogging – though they are the only reader of their blog – or that they use Twitter to let people know what they are getting for lunch, or on Facebook talking to their friends. They assume simply being on these platforms means they “leverage” social media!
As a blogger you’re into engaging with your audience, right? You enjoy getting comments because it means you’ve inspired someone to interact. You reply back to establish an even more meaningful relationship. Being social, at a distance Social networks enable still deeper connections. Here’s where you can reach any number of people who share similar…
Earlier this year, Penelope Trunk wrote a blog about the best place to launch your startup. The title was, “Starting a Company in Silicon Valley is Stupid”. In her blog, she pointed out that the location for starting a new business, tech or otherwise, should be based on factors other than where the major venture capitalists reside.
There’s all this talk about journalists losing their jobs and the “real” news media shrinking which could be seen as a disadvantage since there’s now more online competition supposedly. I have found it to be quite the opposite in my local area for a number of reasons: