There are still a large number of folks who believe that Twitter is a very amateur and even entertaining task. After all, how hard could 140 characters be? Who needs a strategy for telling people what you had for breakfast?
In the past, I’ve often emphasized upon the importance of building and adopting a social media strategy that works. Last year, I wrote several posts to uncover why businesses must formulate and practice a social media strategy that works.
Marketing podcast with Carmine Gallo (Click to play or right click and Save As to download - Subscribe now via iTunes or subscribe via other RSS device (Google Listen) Foursquare boasts over 10 million users and some 400,000 businesses, and even...
When disaster strikes, emergency trackers and responders realize people are probably more likely to reach for their phones or computers to text, tweet and update their status on Facebook and look for ways to get and give help.
How do you get lots and lots of people to follow your brand? Don’t know where to start? First, make sure you share your Twitter and Facebook information everywhere your brand exists in the real world or in cyberia. You could spend months and months developing these lists and groups of followers, encouraging folks to retweet your content and so forth
Freelancers fly solo, take on projects and make bank – like a boss, because they are the boss. With specialized skills and mad self-discipline, US freelancers brought in over 400 billion dollars last year! As you can see in the graph, the money is coming from a variety of fields including software development, writing, design, fine art and photography.
I’ve never thought of myself as a “writer.” I can write. But I didn’t call myself a writer.
Just the other day, as I was working on a blog post, it struck me. I like to write. I’m good at it. I’ll bet I’m probably in the top 1% of people in terms of writing skills and comfort. By golly, I might just be a writer. And you know what? Blogging and Twitter made me a writer.
Social media has three essential prongs of activity: broadcast, rebroadcast, conversation. This is true for everybody, not just writers, but it’s worth noting just the same. I say something or repeat something someone else said (broadcast/rebroadcast), and from that social seed-bed, conversation may arise