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Persistence is Required

Looking at the website for a local fitness center, I noticed that they had 2 portions of their site devoted to news. One was a banner across the top of the site, posting information about changes to their schedule. The other was a Twitter feed. The banner seemed to contain fairly current information – it […]

Social Media is Not a Strategy, but you need a Social Media Strategy

Trying to trace down the origin of the saying “Social Media is not a strategy” was more difficult than I expected, though I have been able to confirm that it’s been around since at least 2004. Some businesses get this – social media is a tool, just like radio is a tool, and sandwich-board men […]

Bad Marketing Pitch Raises Scam Alert

I use Twitter as a source of interesting articles, sites, and other content. Unusual for Twitter readers, I actually read an incredibly high percentage of posts in my feed (currently about 80% of what’s posted is actually read by me), and that’s without using lists or any service other than the website itself. When I […]

Twitter Strikes Again

I recently purchased a new computer from a certain manufacturer with whom I’ve done business many times before. I was purchasing a laptop they had advertised in a catalog, and the price I ultimately paid was $50 less than I had expected based on the price advertised, and included a [nice] carrying case. I immediately […]

Twitter Brings Business – and Loses Business

Various people have written about how Twitter can benefit a business, myself included. As small business owners, we hear about reaching out to prospective clients, listening to feedback, and in general being aware of conversations about our business. What worse than no policy on how Twitter can integrate with your business, though, is having a […]

Twitter – Boon or Bane of Business

For any of you who have yet to join the site, Twitter is a micro-blogging site in which each post is 140 characters or less. People “follow” the posts of other people, and have their own posts followed. Coupled with the ability to search for topics of interest and to share and filter information quickly, […]

How do you Network?

Where and how do you network? Why do you network that way, and how could your existing networking be improved? What changes might you make to your networking activities, if you were able to?

Book Review – Trust Agents

I just finished reading Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know the authors from their wide-spread online presence. If not, check out their blogs, from where you can find more information about them (for Chris’ blog, click here; for Julien’s blog, click here). I would […]