The profile shot, more than anything, personalizes you. I begin to recognize faces and put names to them. Then, I am able to remember what they post about and a bit about their personality. Finally,…
Darin Hammond has done it again, bringing up a detail that seems small, but actually makes a big impact. I agree wholeheartedly with his approach on this subject. (And, no, Darin, you are not an ugly, old man!) But connecting a face with the words and images on a blog post does make a difference, and definitely personalizes the experience. I’m not just a name, but a face that goes with it. People have recognized me at conferences because they’ve seen my face. I remember faces again when I see photos of people on social media. No "Glamour Shots" are needed–both of the photos I’ve used in the last two years have been amateur shots. One was done by my husband in my backyard, and the most recent one seen on social media is a selfie! So, show us who you are, and read Darin’s article here for tips.
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This article came to me by way of Scott Nesbitt on Google+. While I don’t write my blog for money (well, at least not at this point it’s not worth a salary), there are some interesting tips in here. Some I’ve figured out to a point–I know when I’m redirecting things to my blog and when I’m not. (Like this actual post done through ScoopIt!). But I’m not sure if some of the other elements the author mentions–if done sparingly–is truly all that awful, like the latest badge for an award (not that I’ve ever had one to post myself).
What do you think?
Remember Orkut? Maybe this post about its demise is also your introduction to Google’s first foray into social networking.Started in 2004, Orkut saw impressive early growth and has been popular in
I barely remember Orkut being around, and it was long forgotten until I read the press release that it was going to be discontinued. Heck, I thought it was long dead already! But Google+ still fails to picque my interest much–I still can’t completely figure it out. But hey–it just goes to show that Google has been in the social media game for a while now. Now, Google Wave I remember. I did that for a little bit, and that one should’ve caught on. That was MUCH better than Google +. Oh well, we live and learn. Read Ken’s article in the meantime. It’s good.
About 75 percent of executives say they’re hiring more staffers with social media and digital expertise than they ever have before.
Another gem courtesy of Craig Cardimon. Good news!
A few months ago, I met someone who was just starting out as a writer. Following the advice given to many aspiring writers, he decided to start a blog. But instead of getting down to work, he was o…
Craig Cardimon posted this great Scott Nesbitt article, and I find it on target. I’m often asked how to do a blog, and in my mind, it’s not as hard as it seems overall, and this article makes a strong case for one of the main elements of writing a blog. Read it for a reality check.