Month: September 2011

Facebook paranoia: don’t worry, be happy


Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that Facebook has recently introduced some sweeping changes (with more game-changing things on their way). I’ve seen a number of my friends post this – a meme, I guess. I’m struggling with the idea that people are that paranoid about their comments. Facebook is a social network. Therefore it’s social and, well, a network. Both words indicate you might be meeting people and talking to them. […]

The state of social media – a Nielsen report


Nielsen recently issued a report called State of the Media: The Social Media Report detailing the current social media landscape and audiences in the U.S. and other major markets. Get a copy of the report here. The key findings from the report are: – Social networks and blogs continue to dominate Americans’ time online, now accounting for nearly a quarter of total time spent on the internet. – Social media has grown rapidly – today […]

Tweet ideas


Looking through the stats on my blog I’ve noticed that a lot of folks are searching for inspiration to help them come up with good ideas to post on Twitter. Previously I’d written about a post on Ari Herzog’s blog by Mark Havenner in which Mark describes his C.R.A.S.H formula when he’s stuck for tweet ideas. Comment. Reply. Ask. Share. Help. This is an excellent formula. I’d also like to share my tweeting philosophy with […]

Blog Like a Star: 99 ways to improve your blog


I’ve just finished reading a great little resource by Brankica Underwood, author of Blog Like a Star. Brankica put together a free ebook featuring 99 ways to improve your blog. Whether you’re a blogging superstar already or just starting out, I’m certain you’ll find her hints and tips useful. Is your blog published on Kindle? Brankica will tell you why it should be. Think you have the perfect ABOUT page? Brankica’s advice will help make […]