In your Facebook profile it says you are living the dream, what does living the dream mean to you?
For me living the dream is not having a boss, not having clients and that I can control what I do every day and control time. There is no limit on the hours of the day. You can create hundreds of hours a day. My philosophy about Internet is know – like – follow – promote me. When people are promoting me more every day, I create hundreds of hours a day. When I write a blog post and a lot of twitter friends share it, they promote me. I don’t need to promote my blog, I got 1000 of people doing that for me. Every day is big fun for me.
#8 Might be your lucky number today. It’s certainly the lucky number for SocialMedia8. They were willing to share 88 of the 600 social media and social monitoring tools they have mapped. Tools that might offer you powerful analytics and actionable insights across many of your markets…
The big tidbit for this article is this sentence "news source was deemed to have the biggest effect on a link being retweeted." This means people like to see the information is attributed to. So use those @mentions on your tweets.
This can also mean a possibility of a retweet from the author or company. It could also mean interaction (if your on Klout). For example, I sent a tweet and reference a product of a company. The company RT it. This is awesome because I have reached more people and can also start developing a relationship. Verrrry Cool.
"We all love the feeling of getting a retweet on Twitter – it’s a little affirmation that not only was the tweet shared good enough to inte...
To me social business is as simple and as complicated as a marathon. Marathons start and end with the simplest of things, a single step. We all know how to take a step and yet, very few of us run marathons because it turns out taking millions of steps is really, really hard. Social business often starts with the simplest of communications – a tweet, a status update, a post… done well and across and organization, it creates a self-documenting, adaptive network that can better respond to a complex market. Most people don’t run marathons without some kind of coaching and to me, community managers are the social business coaching staff of an organization – knowing when and how to encourage and knowing when to step back and let things play out.
Sometimes trying to get people to share your content feels like pulling teeth.
If you’re finding that your content isn’t being shared, these are most likely the reasons why:
1. You only talk about yourself
Everyone has been around constant self-promoters before—they aren't fun to talk to. Part of the reason they aren’t interesting is because they don’t involve you in the conversation.
To increase your site’s shareability, start addressing the topics your readers want to learn and talk about. People will then view you as a resource and be more likely to promote you. The Golden Rule prevails here: talk about others as much as you would like them to talk about you.
2. You pick topics that aren’t timely
In the age of the 24/7 news cycle, the pressure is always on to write timely content.
People like to share content that is relevant to what’s going on in their community at that moment, not content that was “so two days ago.”
Use an editorial calendar to help plan out your post schedule and ensure your posts are timely.
3. Your headlines aren’t catchy
You don’t have to have gimmicky headlines, but you need to them to be interesting and relevant enough to capture the small attention span of your audience. Keep your headlines less than eight words to make them punchy and memorable, just like your favorite tweets on Twitter.
See the criteria for a great headline: It’s exclusive and specific. Keeping your headlines short and sweet will make it much easier for your readers to share your content
4. You write huge blocks of text
Now that everyone is used to reading online, people have tiny attention spans. Most people want to scan your post before reading it so they don’t waste their time reading something that isn't relevant to them.
Having a few bullet points with multimedia will help your readers take home the main messages and easily share them with others.
5. You don’t make it easy to share
Do you have sharing buttons in an easy-to-use location on your site? Choose the right social media sharing buttons for your audience and place them where your audience can easily see them.