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How to Build a Community that Thrives

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We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.

Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

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Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. Related Stories Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts Gin and Topics: Tom Cruise is Still Hot.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

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Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Your blog has spawned “memes.”

How the New York Public Library’s Blog Mobilizes Communities

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However, blogging is one of the leading tools in any brand’s content marketing strategy. And for nonprofit organizations on a budget, blogging can often be the most effective way to engage and mobilize communities. Since 2007, NYPL Blogs has showcased content that continues to inspire and educate a devoted audience. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program?

Building Your Online Community

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One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. I make that point because some people have email automation set up to send you a note after you comment on their blog. When I began blogging, I did the same. I used Drew Odom as an example.

Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers

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By Eleanor Pierce It’s a common complaint: You have a business blog , but no one’s reading. Maybe your blog’s boring, hard to find, or poorly written. But maybe the reasons no one reads your blog are a little harder to suss out. Business Blogging: You’re Too Clever for Your Own Good Look, I love clever wordplay as much as the next nerd. You read other blogs.

Engaging the Hispanic Community

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How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Community. Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. Email.

Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

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Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? How to build community, like we have at Spin Sucks. The post Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Gini Dietrich. or phrases. .

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. It’s one of a handful of blogs I have come into my email (instead of my RSS feed) so I don’t miss it every day. I love that.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

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If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Let’s back up… when you launched your blog , was it your goal to earn 500 or 1,000 subscribers in 12 months? Applying for ranking with the Ad Age Power 150 to get that awesome badge in the sidebar of your blog.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

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PRStack began life as a blog post railing against the t he lack of mature workflow for public relations. Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community.

How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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Therefore, next Thursday, I am going to host How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. Andy and I have a friendly competition and, let’s be real, this is my blog, so I’m hoping to beat him in number of attendees and in the super positive feedback. How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. How to generate blog post ideas. By Gini Dietrich.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

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But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. My guess is many people or companies say, “Let’s start a blog!” It’s hard to cultivate a community. I get it.

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

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I spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. From my perspective, what really differentiates MarketMeSuite, is their community. You may have seen Tammy here on Spin Sucks guest blogging for us.

Seven Must Read PR Blogs

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On the seventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…seven PR blogs, six must-watch PR webinars , five PR books , four PR podcasts , three productivity tools , two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. Let’s talk about PR blogs, shall we? Seven Must Read PR Blogs. It’s impossible to talk PR blogs without mentioning PR Daily.

A Community Manager’s Toolbox

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Being a community manager may sound like a cool, trendy job filled with fun and creativity. Whether you’re managing a community of thousands or one of 100, you are the eyes and the ears of the company on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Luckily there are some tools and assets out there than can help make a community manager breathe a little easier on a day-to-day basis.

Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym

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I was in need of work, and, at the same time, I had started a new blog to act on my passion for helping people build better bodies and minds for stronger business. When I saw Life Time Climb (a brand new venture) was hiring, I smelled an opportunity to reflect on my career direction and combine my passion for community management and fitness. That’s when I knew I had to go for it.

Five Tips to Grow Your Facebook Community

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Someone recently told me they are the admin for their company’s Facebook page but didn’t know what to post about in order to help grow their community. We get this question all the time, “H ow can I grow my Facebook community ?” If your boss finds a YouTube video hilarious, post a link for the community to laugh along. Community news. The answer? Post engaging stuff.

Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

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A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes, the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years and I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back. In 2007, we all took turns blogging. It’s a blog. Mistakes Made.

Five Examples of Blogging Voices

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Attaining voice is part of that 12-month blogging journey. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Jack Steiner has been blogging for more than eight years. Erica Allison, who blogs at Spot On! is a natural blogger in style and voice with ability to create community. Snark.

Join #PRStudChat on Feb. 16th for a Discussion on #Creative #Content to Excite Your Community

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ET, the #PRStudChat community will gather to discuss Creative Content to Excite your Community. Joining us that night will be special guest and co-moderator, Jacqueline Jensen , who is the Community Evangelist at Piktochart. Raising levels of engagement with interactive content in different communities. On Tuesday, February 16th, at 8:30 p.m. Read more.

Applauding the community at the Fringe

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It’s understood that the play’s the thing; however, it was the vibrant community found around each performance that proved an unexpected volunteer adventure at The Toronto Fringe festival 2015. Boom (as she calls herself) promised a fun and rewarding experience, with a fierce declaration about how much volunteers were valued as stakeholders within the Fringe community. ”

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

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You spent the first few months creating great blog content (in your opinion, and let’s assume, for the sake of argument, your opinion is spot on). You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together.

Essential sites for PRs: five communities you might have missed

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So, here at Firefly Towers we’ve decided to take some of the strain and tell you about five must-see community-oriented […]. The post Essential sites for PRs: five communities you might have missed appeared first on Firefly Communications. Blog PR tips There are dozens of new social networks, tools and sources of industry intelligence created every day.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

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Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails.

“Community Manager” Confusion

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about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do&# social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. The whole concept of online community is evolving.

The #PRStudChat Community Celebrates “Ethics Month” With a September 15th Discussion

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The month is jam-packed with twitter chats, webinars, blog posts, newspaper articles, and in-person presentations. He will engage students, professionals and educators in a community chat session focusing on the importance of ethics in our professional communication. This was an important question and one that should be explored beyond one student or one blog post. Read more.

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

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If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should it take to write a blog post? How often should I publish blog posts? In corporate blogging and more broadly, in B2B content marketing , it’s not so simple. Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging. Answer: 1,000 words.

Three Blogs You Must Read

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A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane , wrote a blog post title, “ Three People You Must Read.&#. Three Blogs You Must Read. Instead, I’m going to look at really thoughtful leaders that have business, entrepreneurial, or leadership blogs. It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently. I concur! Jeff Jarvis.

Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

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They build community. They build community. And if you use social media well, it is a great way for you to build community. Have you already pre-seeded your community? When I talk about pre-seeding (not “preceding,”) your community, I don’t mean simply using a hashtag you’ve decided on. But pause awhile and give some thought to your community. The reason?

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

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At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.

The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers

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Mums are fast becoming a powerful economic force in the economy, and a very influential community. Many of these mums are running small businesses on eBay but a lot also run blogging sites giving tips on being a mum and everything that comes with parenthood. MAPPING THE MUM COMMUNITY. The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers Click To Tweet. Ohsoamelia_blog. Futures.

Making Your Blog More PR-Friendly

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This is true for the earned media we generate, the thought leadership content we produce for clients and for our own blog content. Any company blogging today must have a strategy for boosting the visibility of their content and ensuring it is shareable and shared. Harness the power of guest blogging. Invite popular influencers and other subject-matter experts to guest blog.

Blogging Upstream

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Tootzypop , the lifestyle blog I founded for savvy women over 40 , is no exception. In women’s online media, the formula is one part fashion and beauty, one part yoga and fitness, one part recipe swap, a ginormous dose of mommy blogging; mix and cover with a thick frosting of e-shopping. The world doesn’t need another fashion blog, yoga site, or recipe roundup.

Pros and Cons of Co-Authoring a Blog

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I have a blog Q for you (and anyone else who feels like chiming in) Q: Are there any truly successful blogger ‘partnerships’ out there? I mean, two ppl working together on the one blog with the one vision. We have our own blogs, too, and co-authoring this one spawns creativity for our individual efforts. If we have dry spells at the same time, the blog sits alone.

Highlights from the State of Blogging in 2017 Survey

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It’s easy to believe there are a million marketing blogs but that’s just not true. If you blog about marketing – especially with any semblance of frequency – you are in fact among a fair small group. There are more blogs focused on personal development than any other topic, according to the survey. The Average Length of a Blog Post. State of Blogging Benchmarks.

Blogging vs. Press Releases vs. Coverage; Unscripted Marketing Links

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Aside from the well-deserved round of congratulations, it occurred to me the acquisition is an indication of a maturing industry for content marketing, which of course includes blogging. While blogging certainly isn’t the only aspect of content marketing , it’s pretty clear blogging was (and still is) a critical part of the evolution into the trend as we know it now.

2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs

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After that we finally move to social needs—community, friendship, love, and affection. Community Drives Everything One prevalent argument is the third tier placement of social need and belongingness in Maslow’s hierarchy. During Thanksgiving I volunteered with Wayside Food Programs , a fantastic organization that provides community meals weekly across Portland. M.B.A. (a

Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

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Alison Kenney asked this question yesterday in a Facebook group I belong to: “When it comes to your own website, do you think a blog is a must?” ” You’re reading this blog on a business website, so you already know what my answer is. Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? Managing your own blog takes time. are not.