A Typepad Blog Resource for Smarties

It is no secret that I am an advocate for the Typepad blogging platform.  While I have many reasons for this that I plan to discuss through my ongoing Typepad vs WordPress Series, the foremost one is that when you are running a small business, your focus should be on your business, and blogging with […]

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Planning Now for a Futuristic Web

There are some amazing developments exploding on this social Web that are pointing to an increasingly human experience.  Right now the buzz is about real-time search and location-based services.  The only certainty is that these developments will be followed by others. You can try to predict what is coming next, or you can just accept […]

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The Bright Lights of Social Media Good

  Have you noticed how much social good is being generated as a result of social media influence?  You should, because this is telling us something about what our social media tools are best suited for, and how this powerful platform is changing the business environment.   The Business Environment You can use the social networks […]

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Using Foursquare to Maximize Engagement at Conventions

Move over Twitter, Foursquare is now the hot social media tool for maximizing engagement at conventions, meetings, and events. I've attended more conventions, meetings, and events than I could ever recount.  How about you?  Why do we continue to attend these events?  For the engagement with like-minded professionals, influencers, associates, and friends.   I have also […]

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Typepad vs WordPress Series – Own Your Blog

  This is the first in a series of posts in which I will compare the two most favored blog platforms, Typepad and WordPress.  The purpose of this is not to crown a winner in a contest, rather to help you find the blogging platform that is right for you. One of the difficulties in […]

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How Many Social Media Tools Do You Need?

Tools If you walk into Home Depot they will gladly sell you all the tools that you need.  How many is that?  That's up to you to decide.  It stand to reason that the more tools you have, the more you can get done.  Right?  Wrong?  Home Depot is in the tools business. They want […]

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Twitter Opens Anywhere Firehose of Friendship

Twitter refers to the data that streams through its service as a Firehose.  As they prepare to launch their new relationship model known as @anywhere (at anywhere) – you can expect to get "Twitter wet" by visiting any number of social media sites they have partnered with.   Open Format One feature that distinguishes Twitter […]

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A Big Social Media Mistake

Also happens to be the easiest one to fix – Inconsistency. Consistency of Effort If you study the habits of those who have been – and still are, very successful with social media, you will discover they are committed to this craft.  They have blogs that go back many years that are visible evidence of […]

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Facebook Tips You Should Know

Here are a few Facebook tips we were talking about today that will make for some light reading on a this Friday afternoon. Facebook Uses a BFF Meter In a recent update, Facebook took the liberty of keeping the flow of your friends' news to a manageable level.  I'm not sure if its to keep […]

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Using Social Media as Your Business Laboratory

One of the most powerful uses of social media is testing new ideas, surveying your marketplace, and otherwise experimenting with new ideas to build a knowledgebase for succeeding. As a chemistry major in college, I spent more time in the lab than I care to remember. Chemistry trials and experiments take time – hours, days, […]

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