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You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

Sep 17, 2014

You have done everything by the book. You started your blog, you wrote quality content, and you shared your posts on your social media networks. Then you stayed consistent by posting regularly, you researched other blogs similar to yours and stayed up on the trends, and you read articles about how to drive more traffic to your site. You updated your site with...

5 Reasons I Intentionally Follow Less on Twitter

5 Reasons I Intentionally Follow Less on Twitter

Oct 5, 2012

I’ve been active on the major social media platforms for roughly a year and a half, and I’ve already discovered the wisdom in quality over quantity–particularly on Twitter. If I followed rookie protocol, I could easily increase my number of followers, but I’ve followed intentionally instead of freely. I’m currently sitting happy...

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Anatomy of a Facebook Network with Wolfram Alpha

Sep 3, 2012

Last week the powerful answer engine Wolfram Alpha, which is a big part of Siri’s software, added a new feature that allows users to get a detailed view of their Facebook profile. By going to Wolfram Alpha and inputting Facebook Report in the query box, then giving Wolfram Alpha access to your Facebook account and setting up an account on Wolfram Alpha,...

Pinterest Can Help Fill the Relationship Gap in Your Networking

Pinterest Can Help Fill the Relationship Gap in Your Networking

Jul 13, 2012

The past several years have seen an incredible growth in social networking. Ten years ago people would have never been able to imagine the impact that sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Twitter would have on the lives of so many people all over the globe. Social networking has allowed the world to become more connected than it has ever...

Goal Setting for Networking

Goal Setting for Networking

May 24, 2012

I realize setting goals is an important part of being successful. I have daily goals set for what I want to accomplish, monthly goals set for which metrics I want to increase, and yearly goals for what I want to do with my business. I ended up missing an important goal though, and when it comes to networking it’s the one type of goal setting you need...

Expanding your LinkedIn Network

Expanding your LinkedIn Network

May 4, 2012

You are on LinkedIn, you filled out your profile and connected to your coworkers, but now your account is dormant. There are some conflicting views concerning whether you should connect with people you do not know, or only connect with users you know personally. The power of LinkedIn is in connecting with users that may be able to help you in the future, so most...

Long Term Goals for Social Networking Part 2

Long Term Goals for Social Networking Part 2

Mar 9, 2012

Continued from “Long Term Goals for Social Networking” So you’ve realized now that you may be wasting time in social media. You’re making some insignificant revenue, but you’re spending so much time that it amounts to only a few pennies an hour.  You spent a lot of time building your following on Google Plus, and even though you have 50,000...

Long Term Goals for Social Networking

Long Term Goals for Social Networking

Mar 8, 2012

This is the first installment in a 2 part series Social Networking is what’s hot on the Internet right now. In the strictest sense there are four social networking sites in the top 10 for hits according to Alexa. Facebook users spend 23 minutes per visit on the site, and visit approximately 40 times each month on average. The popularity has represented a...

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