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10 Surefire Ways to Overcome Blogging Procrastination

10 Surefire Ways to Overcome Blogging Procrastination | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

If you keep telling yourself that you’re going to start blogging on a regular basis, and that intention has failed to materialize, it’s highly probable that procrastination is the culprit. My favorite definition of procrastination is the one provided by Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., creator of the popular web site procrastination.ca, so I quote it often. Here it is:

 

“Procrastination is the needless, often irrational, voluntary delay of an intended task.”

 

That is, you intend to write a blog post, but you go off and start doing something else which is not as important to you, and which doesn’t need to get done right away. Below you’ll find ten surefire ways to overcome blogging procrastination, so that you can achieve your goal of blogging on a regular basis...

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Social media has evolved into the art of storytelling, and we must all become masters of it.

Social media has evolved into the art of storytelling, and we must all become masters of it. | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

We view social media now as an essential form of communication – a new way to stay in touch with people, to share and discover information and to interact with brands and to consume increasingly large amounts of content in concise, compacted ways. But there is another side to social media that we don’t often consider, but that is becoming more and more prevalent: its role in the evolution of storytelling.


Throughout nearly every society and stage in history, storytelling has had a crucial role to play. It has been the way in which disparate communities can connect with each other, in which traditions are maintained and how we entertain ourselves. Social media is now at the stage in which we are all becoming expert storytellers, often without knowing it, and developing the skills to tell those stories effectively...

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Are You Building a Social Brand or a Social Business? Brian Solis

Are You Building a Social Brand or a Social Business? Brian Solis | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social media says so much and so very little at the same time. First, social media implies that media is just that, social. But when you study many of the best practices or test the advice dispensed through popular “top 10″ posts, you find that at the heart of notable social media successes is simply brilliant creativity and desirable incentives, not necessary authentic or genuine value or engagement. With every Tweet or Like to win campaign, hilarious viral video, and user-generated promotional series, businesses make social media more of an oxymoron than a movement to transform two-way conversations into improved customer relationships.


According to an annual IBM study, getting closer to customers is the overwhelming top priority for CEOs. And, social media is lauded as the great facilitator for engagement and renewed business relevance. What we tend to forget however, is that social networks are merely platforms for people to connect with friends, family and peers...

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The Dale Carnegie Approach to Blogger Outreach

The Dale Carnegie Approach to Blogger Outreach | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Learn how the principles in "How to Win Friends and Influence People" can help you develop a strong blogger network and create the perfect blogger outreach pitch. This post explores the 12 key points outlined in the book.

 

There’s nothing like curling up with a good self-improvement book to give you a swift kick in the pants. I remember reading my very first one (which shall rename nameless). Needless to say, I couldn’t seem to keep in good condition, as it was thrown across the room more times than I’d like to admit.

 

However, despite my unwillingness to come to terms with reality, these books have been an invaluable asset to my relationships with people. I would not have been able to connect and develop quality relationships with people without first knowing which areas I needed to improve upon...

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Conversation Agent: People don't Converse: they Comment. Big Difference

Conversation Agent: People don't Converse: they Comment. Big Difference | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
You have a conversation problem. And social networks have exacerbated it. People think they are conversing. Instead, they are commenting -- big difference. Here's why conversation and comments are not the same thing...
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Six Common Writing Excuses (And How to Overcome Them)

Six Common Writing Excuses (And How to Overcome Them) | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I promised I’d share some of what I learnt at BlogWorld, which took place from 3rd – 5th November. It was a fantastic three days packed with great teaching and awesome friends. Most of the session I went to weren’t very on-topic for writers (they covered things like webinars and community management) – but this one was.

 

Marty Coleman, also known as The Napkin Dad, delivered a great, inspiring presentation called Six Stop Signs on Creativity Road … and in this post, I’m going to take those stop signs and apply them specifically to writing.

 

The bits in bold text in this post are taken from my notes from Marty’s talk, paraphrased from what he said; the regular text is my thoughts...

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Can Social Media Make You Truly Happy?

Can Social Media Make You Truly Happy? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

“You are what you tweet.” – Alex Tew.


I’ve found myself wondering whether social media is all it’s cracked up to be.


Sure it makes it easier to connect with people from all over the world, from Nigeria to Nicaragua and from Pakistan to Poland, but how much satisfaction and contentment are we really getting from this online craze?


Social Media And Value
It’s common these days to see the youth of today heavily engaged in social media, chatting to their friends about any topic under the sun. They’re either on Facebook or Google+, or they’re on Twitter telling the world about the strange homeless man they’ve just walked past...

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Promote Yourself By Using a Different Approach

Promote Yourself By Using a Different Approach | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Thank you. You are the reason why I’m writing. Without you, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing this very minute. That’s the truth. I write because you read, and because you care. And, this post is really all about you. Keep reading, and you’ll understand why.

 

Let’s build strong relationships. That’s the thing about marketing. It used to be true, and now it’s the truth again, and I believe that it will be true forever. Relationships is the most important part of any marketing. But it’s also the hardest part.

 

Content is not the most important part of marketing

 

Some say content is the King, and that content is and will always be the most important part of marketing. It seems that close to everybody in the blogosphere are talking about inbound marketing...

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5 tips to avoid social media burnout

5 tips to avoid social media burnout | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Working in social media can be quite a stressful and overwhelming experience. The constant pressure of staying on top of one's niche to provide quality content may lead to a lack of proper physical and mental rest. The consequences are not fun. Burnout makes life miserable and kills efficiency and productivity.

 

Those who have experienced burnout know that there are ways to avoid it. In this article, I will share five tips that I have used successfully throughout my career...

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Entitlement Is The Way To Failure

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Entitlement in the online world

I feel like a lot of people have a sense of entitlement that they bring to the online world. People sniff around Facebook and Twitter and say, “Oh, well that person is making tons of money because of their online presence. I should be able to do that too.” The sense of the American dream – of going from “rags to riches” through hard work and dedication, seems to be dissipating. People are no longer willing to wait. if someone else has found success, they also want that success, and like the little girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt, they want it now.

Entitlement and Engagement Don’t Mix

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Yong Jian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:30 AM

From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

Yong Jian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:50 AM

From what i have seen, people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. With these thoughts, the people will be very selfish and only cares about themselves, but never spare a though for the others. With that sense of entitlement, they will never strive hard to achieve something they want. With that sense of entitlement, they would not be elated even after achieving something they want because they feel like they deserve it. Nothing in this world are being entitled to us. Food, oxygen, trees, tables, paper, people who love you, all of these are not entitled to us. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we  should fight with integrity and respect. This can be seen in the CEO of the google company. They started out as a small company, but because of the positive mindset, they become a huge company now. Sometimes, i do wonder if there is any other factors leading to failure other than having a sense of entitlement. 

Jun Liang's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:20 AM

From this article, I can see that people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. These people often becomes selfish due to their thoughts. They only care about themselves and doesn't spare a thought for anyone else. Too often, these people are unable to achieve something that they want and even if they do achieve, they will just feel normal as it felt as if they deserve it in the first place. I feel that nothing in this world is entitled to us, and this phrase "No one ownes us a living" is a best representation of it. It the fighting for what we want, that actually gets us what we want. Sometimes, I still wonder what other factors can lead to failure, other than the sense of entitlement?