We all crave a loyal blog following. Preferably a big one. A lack of blog traffic can be especially frustrating, especially when we are just getting started. Put a bunch of effort into writing a great post and then wonder if anyone is even reading it. Building that loyal blog following is … Read more about 7 Tactics Sure to Help Build a Loyal Blog Following
Joe Hauckes over at Working at Home on the Internet is running a little contest. And you can be a part of it. Help Others and Win All you have to do is to write a post and share some ideas about business blogging. By sharing a little about your experience with business blogging, good, bad, or … Read more about Contest Highlights Business Bloggers
Today is Memorial Day here in the ole US of A. It's the holiday that unofficially marks the beginning of summer, a day when folks crank up the barbecues or head to the beach. It's a big boating day. More Than That But the day means more than that. … Read more about Memorial Day – Remembering the Cost of Liberty
You may have noticed that Technorati has been made over in the last week or so. Gotta say I like the new look. Check out what they have to say about the refreshed www.technorati.com. Here is a good take away from the announcement: We've also worked really hard at making our user interface … Read more about Technorati Has a New Look
I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time getting to know Lorelle VanFossen a bit while we were both at SOBCon a few weeks ago in Chicago. She is one of those high energy folks that I imagine would be exhausting to try to keep up with long term. She was incredibly helpful to us at … Read more about Book Review: Blogging Tips – What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging
We made it back to Savannah. But along the way it was far from a sure thing. We rented a little truck like the one here in the photo. Only ours wasn't as nice. To quote what the technician who checked us back in at the U-Haul store here in Savannah told his Assistant Manager, That truck … Read more about U-Haul Renting Tips
Well the U-Haul is all loaded up. Dad's house is empty. Gorgeous and I have one more night on the air mattress. When the sun rises tomorrow we will point the truck South and head for the coast. We'll be a bit out of touch the next couple days. In the mean time there is a bit of a lively … Read more about Heading Back South
Here's a question to get your synapses firing as you head into the weekend. Should your business blog author be anonymous or use a pseudonym? There are some good arguments for going either way. Some of them even make more sense than this Dilbert cartoon here. From a business … Read more about Anonymous or Pseudonym Blogs – Good For Business?
I keep saying that business is about people and relationships with them. Build the relationships and the money will follow. And in greater quantities than if try to reduce people to numbers and statistics. In his Breaking Up With Advertising post, David Armano points out this treasure of a video … Read more about A Glimmer of Hope in Microsoft’s Marketing?
Now don't get me wrong. I am not at all hostile to spending marketing dollars. In order to attract customers, they have to know you are there and what you have to offer. However I just experienced an eye opening instance when money spent on marketing would have probably been a complete … Read more about Sometimes Marketing Can Be Wasted Money
There is something amazingly exhilarating about sitting in a coffee shop overlooking picturesque Lake Michigan knowing that the entire world is just waiting at my fingertips to be explored. As Iâ€™m reveling in that wonder and the potential of the unexplored I run smack into reality by breaking … Read more about Exploring a Couple SOBCon Takeaways
All I can say is WOW! The response we got from the attendees of SOBCon â€™07 was overwhelming. If you couldnâ€™t make it all I can say is that you missed out. Everything from the hotel, to the food, to the speakers, to the conversation and the atmosphere created by all the wonderful folks who … Read more about Decompressing – SOBCon07 is In The Can