Monthly Archives: March 2012
There is Social Media and there is SPAM, never should the two meet at any time. The instances of people spamming to get a link is growing to ridiculous proportions. Seriously spammers, this is NOT AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY!
I have read articles and posts about how people chase bloggers to post comments for a backlink. Social Media really is NOT about this, it is about engaging, creating great content and sharing with people that follow your social media channels. I am at a loss as to what goals are being accomplished by leaving lame and totally ridiculous comments on blog when most bloggers have some sort of comments system in place to catch spammy comments. Take a look at the ridiculous comments below, like I would seriously allow that nonsense to be left as a comment.
It may be me, but my thoughts are, why not do it the good old fashioned way by doing the work to build your own followers? Oops, My bad, that would actually involve doing work and obviously we can go that route. It could be my opinion but I would think trolling blogs on a regular basis would involve more work than actually creating a blog and building a following.
A few steps you can take to STOP looking like a Spamming Troll:
- Create Your Own Blog. Take a look at the video below on how to create a wordpress blog!
- Curate content using some of the available tools. Scoop.it is great!
- Reblog posts This is a great option if you find content that you like and would like to utilize on your blog.
In the meantime, STOP TROLLING ME! Nothing else
- 2012: How New Media Works, THE 12 Social Media Platforms Explained (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- #Triberr: 8 Steps To Being A Great Tribe Mate (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Add Some #Google Juice To Your Static Website (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Stop Spamming And Start BLOGGING [Infographic] (anisesmithmarketing.com)
I had a discussion this week about technology, surprise, surprise. :-) Well the conversation was about viruses, Windows and the immense holes in their structure that allows such things. This is in fact in comparison to Mac, which of course although not flawless does lend less opportunity to idiots hackers that feel a need to create issues continuously with the Windows operation systems.
I am a huge of fan of technology in general and of Microsoft for really creating a marketing for the PC. I am, however not a fan of their inability to create a safe, reliable and hack free system in which to enjoy the PC. I know, I know its not their fault that people target them, however I think there should be more effort place on ensuring safe pc computing to those that wish to dabble with the pcs of the world instead of going the Mac route.
This conversation had me thinking about technology growth, big companies like Microsoft and people that create viruses. As a person involved with technology my mind just can comprehend why someone would create a virus to wreak havoc with the computer systems of the world. Logically my mind just couldn’t wrap around this until the person that I had the discussion with mentioned that if there were no computer problems there would no longer be a need for tech people.
My mind instantly rejected this although it held logic beyond anything about creators of viruses and such than anything i’ve ever heard. If there is a modicum of truth in this I am either extremely stupid or naive for not thinking of it before. This theory is in fact is very logical, but just because it’s logical it doesn’t mean that it is true. My mind rejects that there are people that would jeapardize businesses and the livlihood of others in order to insure their own.
What do you think? Could there be any truth to this? I would love to know your opinion or thoughts?
- The First True Cyberweapon -Anatomy of a Virus – Stuxnet (dphilosophy.wordpress.com)
- 1988 News Report Gets SERIOUS About Computer Viruses (videogum.com)
- The History and the Evolution of Computer Viruses: 1991-1996 (privacy-pc.com)
- Computer viruses could cross into biological realm, researchers say (infoworld.com)
I honestly never thought I would be a blogger and I think this was due to a bit of writer burn out after completing an accelerated Masters Degree in Internet Marketing in one year. Since the degree program was totally online, so fast pace and very writing intense I never thought I would want to write again after completing the program. However I’ve found that it has not been the case and that it is one of the things that I enjoy most about being an Internet Marketer. There are so many things to love about being a part of this changing Internet Marketing industry and blogging has moved to one of the top spots on the list of things to love, especially after finding my blogging voice so to speak.
I have been blogging now for about two years, but I have just recently found my blogging voice. I think an important part of enjoying the blog process is the ability to find your voice because once you do, you then are able to build a great audience and take so much more pleasure from writing. The process for me has been mentally moving beyond what I think people want to hear to a combination of what I want to say and what needs to be said. This allows me to bring the very “keep it real” philosophy that I have in my off line life, to my blog.
I am not an extremely talkative person offline, although I do speak my mind and talk when I have something to say of importance. So, when I decided to incorporate more of my own personality into my writing style it has really helped with the ability to continue the flow of conversation going, by way of blog post. Ultimately it has allowed me to have an ongoing source of topics that I use for blog posts.
So, the take away when developing a blogging strategy keep these three things in mind when trying to find your blogging voice:
- Be Yourself
- Be inspired by situations that happen in your daily life
- Be playful and have fun!
- How to be a Social Media Writer in 10 easy steps (scoop.it)
- Internet Marketing C.O.D.E. #SocialMedia Marketing Beyond Status Updates and 140 Characters (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- What Happens Every 60 Seconds In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] (scoop.it)