September 2010

When you publish content and provide an RSS feed for people to access that content, you lose a little bit of control over it. Scratch that – you lose a lot of control over it. You’re basically giving people a file which can be used to populate other blogs, websites, ezines – even print documents. Yes, you can copyright your blog content and require permission for reuse, but there’s still no way to completely prevent misuse of your RSS feed if you make it public.

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First time blog visitors are loyal readers in waiting. They deserve a little special treatment, too, and it’s not hard to impress them if you make getting to know them a priority. Some of these are more suited to blogs whose primary readers are bloggers, but the first two are suitable for all blogs. 1. […]

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Is the new Twitter hot, or not? It’s no substitute for HootSuite, from what I can see, but it’s got some cool, cool things going on. I did an analysis of it and listed 7 cool things about the new Twitter, along with 3 not-so-cool things, that you should check out on my new blog, […]

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This Week’s Follow Friday… Smaller than usual. I didn’t get around as much and had two guest posts on BCB, so I was able to take two days off from commenting and such. Because of that, I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked! A smaller list, however, is easier to […]

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Marketing a blog, a brick and mortar based store, or even an online store isn’t an easy task. It’s going to take time, effort, and of course, it’s going to take money as well. Most of us out there don’t have deep pockets like this mega corporations do. We can’t go out there, throw a […]

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This is part of the weekly Two Cents Tuesday series. There are three parts to every cold call: A salesperson A prospect An offer At least, that’s what it looks like from a macro-level. Taking another, closer look, you’d find A nervous, less-than-enthusiastic, often underpaid, sick of rejection salesperson A really-busy-all-of-a-sudden, why-on-earth-would-you-interrupt-me-for-this prospect An offer […]

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There are times when the tasks associated with running two blogs and consulting become quite demanding. I realized early on that if I wanted to be able to handle everything effectively, I was going to have to plan and create some type of schedule. You’d be surprised how something so simple as planning can really […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced on their blog that they will be doing 20 days of blogging for their safety campaign, “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.” KDOT has an existing http://ktoc.net/blog_list.aspx, and this is just one of them. The campaign kicked off with a post by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, and will […]

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The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), along with the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and Hispanic PR Blog are getting set to launch a series of free webinars created especially for a Hispanic audience. On September 29, the series kicks off with “Best Practices on Building a Corporate Facebook Fan Page for U.S. Hispanics.” […]

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Yesterday, the Search Engine Marketing Group announced the winners of its recent blogging contest, the “Bad Ass SEO Blogging Contest.” Thirteen cash prizes were awarded, ranging from $75 to $325, as well as two non-cash prizes. The winning post is titled Reasons Why You Should Blog Drunk and was written by Jennifer Van Iderstyne of […]

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