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How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

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.

Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

Spin Sucks

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. By Gini Dietrich.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Are Bloggers Community Managers? Your blog has spawned “memes.”

How the New York Public Library’s Blog Mobilizes Communities

Cision

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. Q: How did the NYPL decide to start a blog program?

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

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. When I began blogging, I did the same. He has a seriously engaged community.

Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers

Spin Sucks

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. You read other blogs.

Engaging the Hispanic Community

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How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

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. Community.

Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

Spin Sucks

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. By Gini Dietrich.

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

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. Your blog is your home.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

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?

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

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.

How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

Spin Sucks

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.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

Spin Sucks

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. It’s hard to cultivate a community.

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

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. What are you using to build and manage your community?

Seven Must Read PR Blogs

Spin Sucks

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?

A Community Manager’s Toolbox

Shift Communications

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.

Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym

Spin Sucks

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. Be Brave – Don’t Become Too Comfortable Being uncomfortable doesn’t just grow yourself, it can grow your community!

Five Tips to Grow Your Facebook Community

Spin Sucks

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 ?” Community news.

Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

Spin Sucks

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. It’s not even my sister’s blog, Pintology , that has 20,000 monthly views in its second month of existence. It’s a blog.

Applauding the community at the Fringe

PR Conversations

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. The social Fringe community.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Happy Monday!

Five Examples of Blogging Voices

Spin Sucks

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. and she blogs at Soulati-‘TUDE!

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

Sword and the Script

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? Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging.

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

PR Expanded

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.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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). Every time you reply to a tweet sharing a blog post link, for example, Livefyre counts it as a comment.

Essential sites for PRs: five communities you might have missed

PR in High Definition

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

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

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! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

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

PR Expanded

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.

Three Blogs You Must Read

Spin Sucks

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. It’s only increased since reading his blog consistently.

Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

Spin Sucks

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? But pause awhile and give some thought to your community. She also blogs , teaches , and cooks.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

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. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers

Onalytica

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.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

Pros and Cons of Co-Authoring a Blog

Spin Sucks

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. If we have dry spells at the same time, the blog sits alone.

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

Sword and the Script

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. The Blogging Gutenberg . Benchmarks: Blogs Press Releases and Coverage.

2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs

Spin Sucks

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.

Highlights from the State of Blogging in 2017 Survey

Sword and the Script

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. Bloggers, by an overwhelming majority (76%), choose to run their blogs on WordPress.

Making Your Blog More PR-Friendly

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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.

Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Waxing UnLyrical

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.