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Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

When the Author Dean Whitney says: "You need a “system” you can trust" I think it is right. Today we have so many information so that we really need a system [note Martin Gysler]


It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails. Then there’s the rest of life: mental, spiritual and physical realities. Our real world relationships, our dreams and our health needs to be in balance with all this digital information. Without proper and directed focus, years can go by without making significant progress.


Your life goals don’t ask you for permission to use “push notifications”


S.U.D.S or “Seemingly Unimportant Decisions”. Everyday we need to make hundreds, even thousands of decisions. From what to wear, eat, what time to get up, exercise, which emails to reply to, what to read, and how to spend our time. The problem is that all the really important and beneficial tasks don't bug you if you don’t perform them....

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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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The Best Blog Growth Strategy is to Say Thank You … a Lot!

The Best Blog Growth Strategy is to Say Thank You … a Lot! | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Everyone is looking for the best strategy for growing a blog. Is it SEO? PPC? CPV? Guest posting? Twitter? Facebook? CommentLuv? Networking? Attending conferences? Writing great content?

 

The list goes on—I could fill a page if I had to, and I’ll bet that you could, too.

 

Every one of these strategies will work for some people, and some of these strategies will work for most people.

 

But there’s only one strategy that I know of that will work for everyone, and unlike all the other strategies, I didn’t learn it from other bloggers or internet marketing gurus.

 

I learned it from my parents.

 

The “strategy” to which I’m referring is just the common courtesy that we all know and expect. When someone does something nice for you, say two simple words: “thank you.”...

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aa5e79ea-f1bb-4cd1-a672-1bcd8927194b's comment, November 20, 2011 9:57 AM
Love this - thank you for sharing it!
Martin Gysler's comment, November 20, 2011 2:01 PM
You're welcome... aa5e79ea-f1bb-4cd1-a672-1bcd8927194b... ;-)
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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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Promote Yourself By Using a Different Approach

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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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Collecting Effort like Rainwater

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SUMMARY: Although I didn’t know it when I started, the addition of sub-blogs to collect my thoughts into topical areas has helped me define a content generation system that is helping me bootstrap my way into other challenges. The big insight is this: for me, capturing many small changes is more effective than trying to plot giant changes.

 

When thinking of making a significant change in our life, it’s often accompanied by grand visions of preparation: stockpiling of resources, coordination of manpower, synchronization of swatches, and so forth. The Great Change, as it comes to be known in our imagination, will be the result of a concerted focusing of effort and resources...

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3 Secrets to Not Getting Discouraged as a Blogger

3 Secrets to Not Getting Discouraged as a Blogger | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The other night, I was catching up with a writer friend who is taking his first steps towards becoming a professional blogger.


He was frustrated and upset, wanting to quit.

 

Listening to him, I realized something: writing is discouraging work. It’s a time-consuming, underpaid, solitary activity. No wonder so many authors turn into drunks and most bloggers don’t receive their due appreciation.

 

If you’re feeling discouraged, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Relax. This is normal...

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The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery

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What does it take to be the best?


The best copywriter, the best graphic designer, the best blogger, the best content marketer?


The off-the-cuff answer is 10,000 hours, popularized by the great Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. That’s what you need to become a renowned concert violinist, a brilliant mathematician, a chess grandmaster, a Pulitzer-winning novelist.


That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years.


You may respond to this one of two ways. You might get depressed and re-consider applying for that barista job at Starbuck’s. Or you may decide to sit down and start plunking away at those hours.

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Kate Hay's comment, November 18, 2011 6:04 PM
Great post - copyblogger.com also has a great list of resource blogs...working on staying in flow mode.
Martin Gysler's comment, November 18, 2011 6:24 PM
Thanks Kate! I like the copyblogger blog it's one of the best one!
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4 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Relationships

4 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Relationships | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

One main facet of social media is its emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships.

 

All the content you create, all the following you build, each of these is designed to create and foster more intimate relationships with people, in some cases, people you might not have met any other way.

 

What’s interesting is social media is changing the foundation of the ways we relate. This article will examine how social media is changing our interpersonal psychology and what you can do about it.

 

Why Should You Care?

This has important implications for business because business, after all, is comprised of interpersonal relationships.

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