Is your website a ‘billboard in the desert’?

In December of last year, I embarked upon an experiment to see if I could leverage a website with a blog combined with social media tools to increase traffic to a site. In that month, my sandbox site had a grand total of 670 pageviews. In the month that ended yesterday, I had a total … Continue reading Is your website a ‘billboard in the desert’?

My 14 top tools for thought leaders

It's always interesting to go back and see where you were a year or so ago thoughtwise and what you may have learned since then. My 'old post promoter' randomly brings up old posts and this one, looking back on 2009 is very interesting to me. In it we find the genesis of what I … Continue reading My 14 top tools for thought leaders

5+ reasons why you have to love tumblr!

Leaving for Germany as I am tomorrow morning, I'm moving way too fast to do this justice, but if you're a social media maven or online community manager [or both!], tumblr is a tool that you may have overlooked for it's sheer simplicity. If that's the case, look again. Here are at leas 5 reasons … Continue reading 5+ reasons why you have to love tumblr!

At least 3 reasons why I’m not Buzzing with enthusiasm

Image via CrunchBase At least two people in the Googleverse are underwhelmed with Buzz; me and internet maven Richard Scoble. Scoble bats first... "Together with a lot of web workers, I depend on being able to skim through information sources quickly. Services like Google Reader are well-optimized for doing this, especially in List mode. (To … Continue reading At least 3 reasons why I’m not Buzzing with enthusiasm

Writing a killer blog

...without killing yourself in the process. Good thoughts from Louis Gray... Writing a Killer Blog (Without Killing Yourself) http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=hpblogginglg-100325040701-phpapp02&stripped_title=writing-a-killer-blog-without-killing-yourself View more presentations from Louis Gray.

With new Facebook Groups, FriendFeed’s gone mainstream. Two years late.

Image via CrunchBase What’s really striking about the new Facebook Groups is that they truly are “FriendFeed gone mainstream”. When I first saw the new Facebook Groups I thought, “My, they look a lot like FriendFeed”. That’s no surprise either, the team that pioneered realtime discussion and sharing groups at FriendFeed now works at Facebook … Continue reading With new Facebook Groups, FriendFeed’s gone mainstream. Two years late.

Every once in awhile…

...I stumble upon something that I had used once and had forgotten and can't remember why I stopped. This morning I fell in love with Shareaholic all over again... "Shareaholic makes it easy for you to submit the web page you're on to your favorite sharing or bookmarking service, including: digg, del.icio.us, facebook, friendfeed, bit.ly, … Continue reading Every once in awhile…