Tag Archives: Blogs

Three ways to cultivate your community at work

We are all working so hard to identify and garden communities among our clients or websites users that we often overlook the community closest to us – our colleagues.  This is mad. And it misses a great opportunity to learn. … Continue reading

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The 10 questions I ask myself before I publish any blog post

I used to publish my blog posts immediately after writing them. Now I write, save, reconsider, save, rewrite, save, sleep, wake…oh, and then publish. The more time I build in before publishing a post, the more visitors I get to this blog. … Continue reading

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A list of counterintuitive behaviour that will improve your use of the web

Traditional media people – journalists, marketers, editors – are just like other professionals. They do the same things in print and via emails year after year because of intuition. Success came about by hoarding the content broadcasting to the users expecting a response … Continue reading

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Five more online skills you must master BEFORE you start a blog

Earlier this week, I launched the first of my two part campaign to encourage people to master five online skills before they start a blog. I promised five more online skills. So here they are. Once again, I make suggestions for … Continue reading

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Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start a blog

 When did people mistake blogging as a platform from which to mouth off their opinions?  As a result of being asked to read one too many this week, I am launching a new two-part campaign. Five online skills you must master BEFORE you start … Continue reading

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What to do when your social media is frustrating you

We’ve all done it. We’ve been so frustrated by the lack of traditional response to our social media activity, we’ve gone back to our old ways. We’ve written what we thought was the best-blog-post-ever and then no one read it. … Continue reading

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Six steps to get started in social media

I am often asked by my colleagues and people on Tweets how to START in the world of social media, particularly blogging. So here’s my six step plan I would follow (ie sign up for their email alerted postings) blogs by former journalists … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 achievements: Matt Parsons’ blog achieves 600 hits in an hour

Congratulations to my colleague Matt Parsons and his blog. Let me allow him to tell you in his own words of his success. I actually notched up 600 hits this week in one hour after correcting a Wired blog on … Continue reading

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These Digital Times named today as one of WordPress’ “Growing Blogs”

How delightful. Tonight I discovered that this blog has been named one of WordPress’ “Growing Blogs”. It states “these WordPress.com blogs gained the most popularity recently”. Sounds pretty neat apart from the fact that there are 100 listed for today … Continue reading

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A posting about Andy Murray’s Twitter is my most seached item – what’s that about?

It was a normal posting. Tennis player Andy Murray’s Twitter goes dead! merely noted, on the 9 July, that the tennis player had stopped sending Tweets to his Twitter account after losing at Wimbledon. If you are a blogger, you … Continue reading

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