On at least a weekly basis I get asked what the secret to blogging is. Here it is, the super secret voodoo hidden recipe for creating a successful blog. Enjoy!
You’ve Heard Think and Grow Rich
But Why Not Blog and Grow Rich!
Tell me, what do you think of when you hear these names?
- Chris Brogan
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Chris Guillebeau
- David Risley
- Penelope Trunk
- Chris Garrett
- Darren Rowse
- Pete Cashmore
- Jonathan Fields
- Shama Kabani
- Michael Dunlop
- Steve Pavlina
- Brian Clark
- John Chow
I’m happy to say I am featured along with some of my fellow blogging buddies. It’s a great book and I am sure anyone who reads it will be inspired and informed a whole bunch of times. When someone buys it through my link you get a great ebook and also I get a little something for my efforts (about enough to keep me in Chicken Tikka Masala or something) but I would suggest any blogger check it out even if I had nothing to do with it and nothing to gain.
This WordPress plugin makes scheduling your blog posts as easy as drag and drop. My blog in this example is my http://guestposting.info membership site and I use this Editorial Calendar plugin to arrange when to drip out all the bonuses that customers get in a logical order without having to do any date math!
I have been out of the loop a little bit with the news so have been catching up today.
One of the things that stood out was some discussions about how with social media you do not need SEO, or how social media tactics are awesome for SEO, and such.
Fact is, as anyone who actually uses SEO, social media and internet marketing will tell you, YMMV (“your mileage may vary”).
If I based my advice on just my own experiences as a blogger and information marketer then the information I share would be markedly different to the experience I have gained by working on client projects. Business and marketing reality is rarely the one size fits all theory that gurus talk.
I have and have had clients in every market from nuclear power stations through to drug rehab. Just today I have promoted Microsoft Excel tools and credit cards. Think every single tactic or strategy works the same for all of them? Think having a gajillion facebook friends would help sell dental drills?
SEO is not going away. Social media compliments good marketing, doesn’t replace it. And as always, test and tweak.
You have to work out what works for you and your business, not what a pundit thinks is true … even this pundit
Since Facebook decided to open up our personal details to the world I have been asked by folks how to secure our personal information. One area that was particularly confusing was how to stop sharing our friends list because it does not appear in any privacy setting. Here is how to do it …