I’d like to invite you to join me and my friend Jeff Goins for a free, LIVE platform-building teleseminar on Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 5:00 p.m. Pacific). During the call, I’ll be interviewing Jeff, who will share how he …
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Agents and publishers are looking for authors with meaningful platforms. Most look at specific social media stats as a proxy for this. Here are six stats that most agents and publishers deem relevant.
Guest blogger Jeff Goins has grown his blog traffic more in the past six months than in the last six years. How did he do it? Guest posting. Here are severn steps to success.
As a blogger, I love getting comments. This is one major way in which blogging is different from all other forms of writing. You get near-instant feedback. This is tremendously gratifying, but it can also be a challenge to keep up with them.
How can you keep up with all your favorite blogs? I track over 200 a day and it takes me less than 30 minutes. Here’s how.
Whether you like it or not, people are talking about you, your brand, or your organization online. Right now. Do you know what they are saying? Do you like what they are saying?
Social media have created a shift. According to author Charlene Li, it is creating a culture of sharing. If this is true, then the only way to succeed is to share more.
It’s inevitable. If you are successful as a blogger, people are going to steal your content. You’ll wake up one morning to a Google Alert, notifying you that your name was mentioned on another blog. You then click on the link to read the post. To your horror, you discover that another blogger has re-posted one of your entire blog posts, word-for-word. What do you do?
I am often asked how it all works together. People say, “Okay, I get the blog thing. I understand Facebook and Twitter—sort of. But how does it all work together?” A good social media strategy has three components.
In preparation for my talk, last week I asked my Twitter followers to tell me how my use of social media has changed their perception of my company, Thomas Nelson Publishers. I received more than one hundred responses, including numerous direct messages and some rather lengthy emails. All but one were positive. As you might expect, there were recurring themes. As I sifted through the responses over the weekend, I catalogued five specific ways Twitter has positively impacted our brand image.
I have been blogging for four years. During this time, I have learned a good deal about blogging. I’m sure I still have a long way to go, but I thought I would summarize what I have learned so far.