Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Five in the Morning 020409
I've always said that one of the best ways to grow your blog's readership, is to have a regular blog series. And an even better idea might be to take your series and give it to your readers.
This is what Steve Woodruff has done. He has a fun series called Five in the Morning, where every morning he posts five links to some interesting posts he's found. And lately he's been asking some others to help him out and run Five in the Morning posts on their blogs. And here's five interesting links I've found:
Have you checked out Historical Tweets? It's a hilarious collection of how famous historical figures would have communicated, if they had been on Twitter. There are SO many ways to have fun with this.
Love this post by Jay about how businesses can increase the visibility of their site/blog/communications by making them more relevant to others. Give people a reason to pay attention to you, create value for them, interact with them, and they are FAR more likely to pay attention to you.
Thank you! Dennis has nailed it, social media is turning into broadcast radio. I know that there are no rules for using social media, but it infuriates me to see so called 'thought leaders' in the social media space using these wonderful communication tools...to broadcast. *shakes fist* (Just for CK)
Shiv fears that we will soon be dealing with 'influencer fatigue'. I disagree, we are instead dealing with lazy companies that aren't targeting the REAL influencers.
SuzeMuse shares what her students taught her about online communities. No social media isn't the only way people connect online, and yes, the students can become the teachers ;)
Thanks again to Steve for letting me take over his fun series for a day. Make sure you subscribe to his StickyFigure blog and follow him on Twitter: Steve Woodruff