This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible. […]
Want to make your blog classier? You should blog like a Brit. I explain how to do this in ten easy steps.
Hope to see you at Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas on October 15-17, 2009. This conference is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment, and Communities. Plan A: There’s advance discount pricing, but it expires [...]
Have you noticed this tweet button on websites and blogs? A company out of England called Tweetmeme created a service that tallies all the times people have tweeted and retweeted a link. It’s a great way to spread the word about your websites and blogs. Read this interview with the founder of Tweetmeme to learn [...]
Ray Schraff is the person who convinced me to start a blog. He found this email (note the date!). At the time, I was running a mailing list for my book, Rules for Revolutionaries. Three years later I started my blog with this post and a brief history of mine. So much for me being [...]
Check out this site where Lenovo is aggregating the blogs, tweets, pictures, and video of Olympic athletes from around the world. Lenovo provided these athletes with Ideapad laptops and video cameras and let them go at it.
If you're going to BlogWorld Expo, you can get an additional 20% off even the early-bird prices (they expire on August 22nd) by using this special code: "Alltopvip." This conference is in Las Vegas on September 19-21. Click here to register.
Darren Rowse, Mr. Problogger, gave me a great interview about making money with blogging (or not), Seth Godin's "no-comments" policy, ValleyWag's "ask us permission to comment" policy), blogging tools to use, his personal favorite blogs, Google PageRank, Technorati's future, and the uses of blogs by small businesses. It's a long, eclectic river of blogging commentary. [...]
Over at the Sun Microsystems small and medium business site, I published an interview with Josh Bernoff about his new book (co-authored with Charlene Li) called Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. In this interview he discusses the impact of social media on sales, support, marketing, and branding. He and Charlene are [...]
A few weeks ago Chris Brogan published a list of the 100 blog topics that he wished people would cover. One of them was, “How Twitter Improved My Blog,” and I accepted the challenge to write something along these lines. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with Twitter, you can read “The Tao of [...]
I came across a very interesting blog called Life Remix. Actually, the site represents a bunch of bloggers who have banded together to make “enrich people’s lives.” Here’s an example of the type of articles you’ll find there: How to Work Like the Masters Even Simple Multi-tasking Can Make a Project 30% Late Things Your [...]
Many people have asked me how I made the trip to Québec blog entry, so here’s an explanation. I used three products: iPhoto Comic Life Skitch I don’t think one can use this style of blogging too often, but it is effective and fun for “special occasions.” All three products, by the way, are Macintosh-only [...]
Talk about unintended consequences, all I wanted to do with “A Review of My First Year of Blogging” was provide some factoids about my blog. However, this tidbit became quite the topic: Total advertising revenue: approximately $3,350 = $1.39 cpm. (This assumes that I can get Google to pay me. I’ve tried several times during [...]
2,436,117 page views for an average of approximately 6,200/day. 262 posts generated 6,961 comments and 1,937 trackbacks. That’s 25 comments/post and 7 trackbacks/post. 21,000 people receive RSS feeds via Feedburner and 1,457 receive emails via FeedBlitz. Total advertising revenue: approximately $3,350 = $1.39 cpm. (This assumes that I can get Google to pay me. I’ve [...]
I recently read a great explanation of Digg by Neil Patel of Pronet Advertising. It’s called the Beginner’s Guide to Digg. If you’re a blogger and want to increase page views, you should read it...I learned a lot, anyway. This cool image, by the way, is from Urlyart.
I learn something new every day. Little did I know, being the trailing-edge blogger that I am, that Digg is so powerful. I’ve focused on links and Technorati, but there’s a parallel universe of traffic and Digg. Here’s a good example. This is my traffic log for the first few weeks of September. The spike [...]
Had a great time at BlogHer today. Here are the pictures that I took. You’ll see about thirty pictures in this looplet. To see all 113 pictures, click on the looplet. To share this loop with other people, send them this URL: http://invite.filmloop.com/x?5-FjvzUuJRGnBfajNam41rL8GgqFlIiP If you see yourself in the loop (or can identify people), please [...]
Hope to see you at BlogHer. I’ll be there on Saturday, mostly at the FilmLoop table. By the way, FilmLoop is going to give away autographed copies of Sweet Swan of Avon in the gazebo presentation theatre at 1:10 pm. You will be amazed at how Robin autographed the books. I should be easy to [...]
About a week ago the design of my blog changed, and I wanted to thank the people who did this for me: Javier Cabrera designed the new pages. He is a designer in Argentina. You can learn about his company here. Neil Patel and Cameron Olthuis of Pronet Advertising implemented Javier’s design. You can learn [...]