CategorySocial Media
Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers
5th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 46

Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers

Here’s a quick tip if you’re looking to get on the radar of another blogger (big or small). Bookmark their work using StumbleUpon. Two quick stories: Story 1 The other day I got an email from a blogger that I’d never had direct contact with before. The message was simply ...more
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Managing Facebook Friends
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Managing Facebook Friends

I was just over at Facebook and noticed that the option to create Friends Lists had been activated. Now you can organize your friends by type (handy). Now I’ve just got to find a spare 4 hours to sort through them all (feel free to befriend me here). Speaking of ...more
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Blogging vs Social Networking
9th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 53

Blogging vs Social Networking

Hugh McLeod writes: “So that’s why I have a blog, I suppose. I like the control. I write something, I post it, it gets read, hopefully good things happen as a result, somewhere on this small blue planet of ours. Unlike a book or a movie or a TV commercial, ...more
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Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog
2nd of November 2007 Darren Rowse 29

Social Media Marketing – Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Maki from Dosh Dosh has put together a great post titled The Importance of Social Media Marketing: Why You Should Learn and Master it which I think gives some great arguments for bloggers to familiarize themselves with (and participate in) the social media scene. Probably the most compelling article is ...more
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Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time
23rd of October 2007 Darren Rowse 44

Why Twitter Isn’t a Waste of Time

This post on using Twitter was submitted by Sheila Scarborough from Family Travel, Perceptive Travel and Fast Machines. I’m Twitter-pated. Admittedly, when I saw random user “tweets” projected onto a big screen at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive last year, it seemed like a mildly-amusing but rather silly new tech ...more
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Can having too many Digg Using Readers Be a Bad thing for a Site?
10th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 35

Can having too many Digg Using Readers Be a Bad thing for a Site?

A number of months ago I wrote a post titled How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog which explored a trend that I’d noticed on my blogs where getting on the front page of Digg once tended to lead to attracting other active Digg users to your blog ...more
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How to Know When A Post from Your Blog is Submitted to Digg
5th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 17

How to Know When A Post from Your Blog is Submitted to Digg

Amit has a great tip to help you keep on top of whether a post from your blog might have been submitted by one of your readers on Digg. It basically entails searching for your URL on Digg and then subscribing to the RSS feed of that search. Sometimes it’s ...more
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How Much Social Networking Do You Do?
1st of October 2007 Darren Rowse 110

How Much Social Networking Do You Do?

It struck me today that while I signed up as a Twitter user quite a few months ago – that I’ve never been back since and never have posted anything to my my Twitter account. So today I logged in and found that despite me never mentioning my account that ...more
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Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon
26th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 80

Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon

This guest-post on Building Your Blog With StumbleUpon is by Skellie. She gives away big and little ideas like these to bloggers, webmasters and web workers at her blog, Skelliewag.org. If you think this is another post about voting up your own articles on StumbleUpon, you’re mistaken. Every blogger should ...more
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