New BloggersFive Reasons to Consider Blogger for Your First Blog, by Kuldeep Khatri, via Hot Blog Tips.com – Starting out as a new blogger has its down falls when you aren’t sure what you’re doing. For most bloggers, using Blogger is not only user friendly, but easier to learn. If you are considering what to begin with, check out 5 reasons why you should consider Blogger today. Video Blog Challenge: How To Create A PowerPoint Presentation Part One, by Barry Wells, via BarryWells.com – If you ever want to learn how to create a video for your blog, you have to visit Barry Wells. He started a video challenge a short while ago and it’s really taken off. This video really shows why and how to take your presentations to a new level and he has Part 2 already posted as well. I highly recommend a look at Barry’s site. How to Learn WordPress in One Week (Without Spending a Cent), by Tim Gregg, via WPMU (The WordPress Experts) – Want to learn WordPress fast? WordPress is a learning curve and for some they just don’t get it, but this post creates some useful easy to learn tips to get you started. With anything, easy isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, but having a good start helps.
Social MediaFacebook Fan Page Tips and Tricks, by Adrienne Smith via AdrienneSmith.net- If you’re looking for information about where to go to get information about changing your Facebook Fan Page or Person page, this post is for you. Adrienne also created a very informative video with tips and tricks as well as additional information for more inspiration. Pinterest: I Love You, I Hate You, But Should I Use You? –By Carol Lynn Rivera, via Web.Search.Social – Whether you like Pinterest or not, there are questions still about whether it is safe to use, what your obligations are and how to protect yourself when posting. Educate yourself and use it wisely. Pinterest Blog Roll, by Ken Pickard, via The Network Dad.com – This I just had to include. My good friend Ken has a new great idea for you “Pinteresters” (me included) on how to generate more traffic to our blogs using Pinterest. Check this out! Thanks Ken…awesome idea. Is Your Blog Ready for Mobile? By Dee Ankary, via Moonpreneur.net – When people visit your blog via their mobile device do you know what it looks like? Have you ever looked? Having your website mobile-ready is just as important as having your blog online look presentable too. With more and more people accessing the internet via their mobile device, it’s no wonder why mobile apps are taking off. Don’t worry most mobile apps are Free anyway. Check out the ones you might know, but I found 2 news one too! Thanks Dee!
MotivationWork Where You Belong, by Jens Berget, Sly Marketing – Do you have a special place where you create you best work? Do you have a special place where you feel more inspired? Jens shares a great story how to find an inspiration anywhere to work and do your best. If you work from home, or in your jammies, your work still has to be at its best. Experts Speak: How to Stand out from the Masses and Build Your Brand Online, by Dr Bob and Rosemary – No matter how different you are, you still have the ability to build your brand, stand out and be unique. Dr Bob has some great bloggers share some valuable tips to help other bloggers build their brand, how they did and how you can too! Success Is a Story (And You’re Telling It Wrong), by Jason Ryze, via Ryzeonline.com – What’s your story behind your success? Even if you think you don’t have a story, we all do. From your humble beginnings to where you are now. How did you start your blog and how did it get to where it is now? We all have a story to tell, but how well do you tell it? Hint: Steve Jobs. How did he tell his story? Determination, Teamwork and Collaboration.
EntrepreneurshipInternet Marketing Myths Exposed! By Catherine Alexandra, via CatherineAlexandra.com – You think you know everything about marketing? Just because you read a few posts from a few bloggers, doesn’t mean you know it all. Learning most tasks take time and just because it says its “easy”, doesn’t mean it’s what it is all cracked to be. A must read post for would-be entrepreneurs. Calling Bulls–t on the Lie Your Prospects Tell You, by Danny Iny, via Firepole Marketing – How good is your listening skills? Do you know what your customers want or do you simply guess? Most times the simple words stated have a complete different meaning. This post covers tactics you can use to change your approach with would-be customers and change “no’s” into “yes”. Branding is About Consistency Not Only Advertising, by Ashvini Kumar Saxena, via Thoughts On Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Motivation – Does your favorite brands consistently deliver when you shop them? What about that favorite restaurant you love going to, do you feel they have fell short from what they use to be? What are you doing to stay consistent with your brand, or is all your focus on how to advertise your business? The Power of No Choice: Why Giving Your Customers Fewer Options Is Better, by Carol Lynn Rivera, via Web.Search.Social – Is too many options a good thing? When you’re out shopping, how difficult is it for you to make a choice to buy the purse (ladies I know what you mean) or getting your kids to make up their mind on what Ice Cream flavor to pick as the line behind you gets longer. Maybe if our choices were narrowed on a smaller scale, picking wouldn’t be so hard? What do you think? Read on… How Google Can Truly Transform Your Small Business, by Tia Peterson, via BizChickBlogs.com – Looking for some free products you can use to help run your business? Google if you haven’t heard offers many FREE products from Calendars, Voicemail and many others programs to help you run the backend of your business. The best part is that they all cost nothing.
SpiritualLife’s Way of Helping Us Change Courses, by Nicole Moulton via herSocialNetwork – This poignant post was the inspiration for my post earlier this week about how to stop and live. We all have busy lives with work or entrepreneurship, but do you ever stop to look or wait for something tragic to happen before you realize what matters most? 10 Reasons Why to Forgive, by Shari Lynn, via Faith Filled Foods for Moms and Grandmothers – How many of have had something done to us and we never thought about forgiveness. For me, I might forgive, but it takes time to forget. This post really helps bridge the gap and make you think about a little word that might be difficult for most to comprehend. Great post Shari!
Makes You ThinkWhy I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs – by Greg Smith, New York Times – This post I wanted to include because it was not only a good read, but makes you wonder how some business practices treat their customers. Can We Teach Patience, by Q, via Thankq.me – How much patience do we really have? How do you teach your kids patience when they want to run into starting something and not read the directions? Even with us, we sometimes avoid reading the fine print to only get left with something that we don’t want after all. Phonestack: Stop Being Rude at Dinner with Your Cell Phone, by Tony Taylor, via Deep3rSocialMedia.com – Ok, fess up, how many of you actually do this? I am so guilty of doing this and I actually felt bad after reading it. Most times I don’t even realize I am doing it, but I do recognize the times I have done this and others time when I won’t do it at all. Tony proposed a simple game we can play next time for us addicts and with a potential prize of a FREE dinner if one of our friends fail. What do you think?
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