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7 June 2010

WordPress 3.0 Features “Featured” at Meetup

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Meetups are popular social gatherings usually organized around a particular business topic or hobby or other special interest. There’s a meetup.com site where you can learn if there are any events in your area. [Eight ways to maximize your meetup experience.] As a WordPress Blogger and student of technology, I’m a fan and regular visitor […]

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23 April 2010

How To Do Social Media By The Book

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One year ago today, I wrote my first blog post: Follow me along Social Media Revolutionary Road . . . and what a ride it’s been — life altering, for certain. The lessons keep on coming, especially on how to do this blogging gig. While there is NO one right way to blog — or […]

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4 March 2010

Social Media Helps Students & Teachers Learn from One Another

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 Blogging,Guest Post         3 comments

One of my greatest teachers these days is my newest student Gregory Stringer, a 56-year-old disabled retiree who has returned to school for retraining, and that includes a heavy dose of Social Media Networking — which is how we met not long ago. In the LinkedIn group, FUTURE SOCIAL MEDIA, Endaf Kerfoot presented a Discussion […]

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1 March 2010

What’s the ROI on Blog Comments, Anyway?

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 Blogging         14 comments

‘If a tree falls in the woods, and no one hears, is there a sound?” How can I get more comments on my blog? Wow, what a great question — especially for a couple of million people now writing blog articles! It’s an even better question for all the bloggers who’ve been writing long enough […]

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20 February 2010

Should You Set Up Your Own Blog?

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 Blogging         8 comments

My most recent blogging workshop gathered together a dozen participants with a wide range of experience and understanding of social media — from some attendees who weren’t quite sure what a blog was to a few people with active, sophisticated websites. What they all shared, however, was the question about whether or not they should […]

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20 February 2010

Just Starting Your Blog? — Meet Lyndit, Who Just Didit

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 Blogging,Interview         7 comments

Lyndi Thompson is an M&M peanut-aholic and treehugger-wannabe, but she has also taken her nerdy HTML and CSS skills into the Blogosphere with her new blog lyndit.com. I met Lyndit in Twitterville after she happened upon my article on 10 Mistakes Made by Social Media Newbies. Apparently Lyndit didn’t want to make any of them, […]

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9 February 2010

How Many of These Social Media Questions Can You Answer?

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My Laney College students are participating in social media to build writing and reading skills. For many of them, however, this is a significantly new experience, i.e., creating blogs and signing up for Twitter. What is Social Media and why is it important? and . . . here are many of their other questions: Where […]

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3 February 2010

What I Learned About Blogging and Life From Julie & Julia

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 Blogging         5 comments

It took me awhile to see the Meryl Streep/Amy Adams film “Julie & Julia” — kind of like it took me awhile to get into blogging. Here’s a movie story about A Blogger Who Made It. What could be a more wonderful story for any blogger who dreams of Fame and Fortune? So here’s how […]

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30 January 2010

Beginner Blogger’s Workshop: What do I blog about?

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 Blogging         22 comments

Q: Why do you want to blog? A: Because it’s new and I want to do it. Q: What do you want to blog about? A: I don’t know. You tell me. Blogging is a power strategy for Content Marketing, i.e., communicating about yourself and/or your company to win friends, followers, clients, and customers. Six […]

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28 January 2010

Avoid These 9 Blogging Blunders: Guest Post by Suzanne Vara

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“Blogging is a way to share your thoughts, knowledge and information like never before.  We blog for many reasons which are  unique to us as people, but yet share a community that is a part of us.” — Suzanne Vara Suzanne Vara is one of my new online friends/collaborators/role models, whom I mentioned in a […]

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26 January 2010

Here’s How Social Media Works — To Build Relationships & Knowledge: and improve customer service, as well!

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Chatting with friends has long been one of my favorite activities — and meeting new friends to chat with increases the joy. Is it any wonder, then, that Social Media is my Passion? My online activities in the past year have introduced me to so many wonderful new people from whom I’ve probably learned more […]

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21 January 2010

How to Handle the Web Like Our SuperKids

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 Blogging         4 comments

How many of us can truthfully say: “I like how life’s going” That’s what my 19-year-old neighbor James Hartje said to me last time he dropped by to swap Internet stories. I had just posted my article Three “F’s” to Achieve Your 2010 Goals which began with the advice to “Follow a Friend, who is […]

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