I was contacted by a fledgling religious oriented startup that wanted to get various celebrity ministers and church leaders to make a specific declaration during one of their sermons. Their goal could not have been achieved given their budget and timeframe so I offered some free advice which also happens to apply to almost every business no matter … Continue reading Empower Your Community To Spread Your Word
Blogging Without A Contact Form = You Miss Out
I've said it before, and I’ll damn well say it again – “If you don’t have a contact form on your blog or site, you’re not worth my time following”. Having spent a large part of this morning building a contact list of local bloggers for outreach, I’m shocked by how many don’t have even … Continue reading Blogging Without A Contact Form = You Miss Out
The Blogosphere Is Dead And Its Your Fault
Warning: ** If you're easily offended I suggest you click off to another blog this instant because I will offend your delicate sensibilities. This post is about the blogosphere in its entirety and not about any one particular individual or their actions. ** I am sick to death of the blogsphere. It's weak, it's spineless … Continue reading The Blogosphere Is Dead And Its Your Fault
You may have boobs and kids, but you aren’t a mommy blogger!
It doesn’t matter who you are, we all feel the need to be part of a group, part of a collective which we can identify ourselves with. It gives us a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging and direction. In the blogging world, this is a great thing. Groups create influence and help drive … Continue reading You may have boobs and kids, but you aren’t a mommy blogger!
Are you losing money because of your sites comment system?
Even though I’ve had some pretty strong (and not so strong) opinions to express, I’ve not been commenting on a lot of sites lately because they won’t let me leave my URL when I sign up to comment. For example, I was going to comment on Urlesque today, but when I scrolled down to the … Continue reading Are you losing money because of your sites comment system?
Dear Bloggers: Networkers Network. Everybody ElseJust Dhouts!
I had an awesome conversation on IM this morning with Sara from SuburbanOblivion about networking and bloggers and with her permission I've shared this gem of segment with you guys. Sara: who says we have no power? ;)me: nobody didThe problem lies with the definition of "we"Sara: ?do tellme: We is a collective term99% of … Continue reading Dear Bloggers: Networkers Network. Everybody ElseJust Dhouts!
Can You Buy A Blog Community?
What is the value of the O'Flaherty community? If the prices was right could I sell it? Those two question have been on my mind since Chris Brogan asked "is your community for sale?" in his reactionary post to Andrew Baron putting his Twitter account up for sale. What value would a purchaser take with … Continue reading Can You Buy A Blog Community?