If you’re a successful leader, you have high standards. That’s part of what makes you successful. You constantly strive to improve, to achieve. You’re future oriented—most leaders I know are. You’re always working toward something better than you see right now. And that’s important, but there is also a dark side to this orientation: perfectionism. […]
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These days everyone knows that you need a platform to get published. But if you’re like a lot of people I meet, you’re overwhelmed, short on time, and not sure where to begin. It feels impossible. But what if I told you it’s easier than you think? Part of our problem is that we blow […]
This is a guest post by Ray Edwards. He is is a marketing strategist, copywriter, speaker, and author. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. (I recommend both!) If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. If you’re a blogger who wants more traffic, more readers, […]
The volume of my blog comments has risen dramatically over the past year. As a result, I am looking for 3–5 Community Leaders to help me manage my growing community.
Fiction marketing in the current publishing environment is an evolving art. Some have described it as the Wild West, where anyone can win big. Other have hailed it as the end of publishing as we know it. But for those willing to take a chance—and responsibility—it’s an environment that is full of opportunity.
You know you need to build a platform, but the thought of self-promotion makes your toenails curl. If so, you’re not alone. In this guest post by Robin Sullivan, she shares 5 steps for getting started in social media.
If you are going to succeed as a creative, you need a meaningful platform in addition to a remarkable product. Here are three benefits to building your own.
I recognize that my Twitter platform is a gift. And, I really like being helpful. But, no, I won’t retweet you. Here are six reasons why.
Civil discourse has become increasingly vicious. This doesn’t mean you have to put up with it on your blog. Here’s how you can keep the conversations on your blog civil.
I have been active on Twitter for about two years. However, Twittering has not been without its challenges. I think I have made just about every mistake you can make. Assuming you want to grow your influence and increase your follower count (and I realize that not everyone does), here are eight mistakes to avoid.
There’s nothing worse then writing something you think is important, posting it on your blog, and then waiting for comments … and waiting … and waiting. Conversely, there are few things more rewarding than having people comment on your post and engaging directly with your readers. More than any single factor, I think it is the one thing that has kept me blogging for all these years.
Our interaction with the Web and the expectations it creates have shaped what we expect from our leaders. Therefore, if leaders are going to be effective with the current generation of Internet-savvy followers, they must adapt their leadership style. I call this Leadership 2.0.