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Social Media for Writers

Internet, Personal Branding, Social Media, Web 2.0
I have the pleasure of working with some brilliant writers and have seen similar social media patterns. The list below has been put together from my workshops and consulting. Here's the deal. Writers see social media as simply a marketing tool As a way of finding an agent Are afraid that social media will take time away from writing Question whether or not they can make money blogging Many are not sure about the idea of "friending" someone he or she does not know. Can see the value of participating in Social Media every day, but don't believe they have the time. If you’re a writer who is worried about the step to social media, don’t be. More and more people are realizing that social media (&blogging) is one of…
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3,2,1 lift off! @peterclang

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Social Media Preparation, Part 1 Are you already familiar with social media and looking to jump in? Over the next weeks  information and tools will be given in order to overcome the fear of taking the initial social media plunge. 1st. Before you begin marketing - Actively listen and observe The Foundation- Answers the questions bellow What are blogs? (http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs) What is Social Media? (http://www.commoncraft.com/socialmedia) What is syndication? (http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english) Social Media is taking the personal empowerment and liberation that the Internet has given us and added an ongoing conversation between your customers. Before you can build your social media campaign each of you must understand, and hopefully enjoy, the environment. As you begin, skills will develop and so will the understanding of proper etiquette and rules in the Web 2.0 world. Part…
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How many days do you live?

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Without calculating- just by feeling- how many DAYS do you think the average American lives? A. Tens of thousands? B. Hundreds of thousands? C. Millions? D. Billions? Ok, don't do the math- the answer is A. Tens of thousands of days. According to the National Center of Health Statistics. Now I know what your thinking- What does this have to do with social media? Considering survival is a key aspect to life and communication is key to survival- then having dynamic social  interaction, which is a comprehensive mental component to life, can be expressed through social media and therefore, making it important for your survival. Like how that ties together? Successful beginning in social media requires more then just creating profiles and gaining friends/followers/subscribers. Expertly executing a game plan that…
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Guitar Hero online – JamLegend

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After a visit from an Italian obsessed with Jam Legend- I decided to check it out. Now, I love it. Check out the video bellow, oh ya and it's free. Plus, any thing you can do to enjoy your time infront of the computer is important. Enhancing the enviornment will make sitting there, all day at times, tolerable. Play here: Play this music game and more at JamLegend In addition to your 20 min stretch I recommend playing a game that is interactive and challenging (plus Rock-in out) as way to break up the day. Rem a head set would be best if you work in the office with other people. ;)
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The “Get First” WordPress Plugins

Personal Branding, Social Media, Twitter, Web 2.0, Wordpress
[caption id="attachment_87" align="alignleft" width="181" caption="Plugin"][/caption] When beginning a blog one of the first things to come to mind are plugins. Great example- web.splesh.net. The 10 "Get First" Wordpress plugins when starting Wordpress Blog. 1. All In One SEO Pack – It's top on the list for a reason because it is essential for all bloggers!!! All In One SEO Pack allows tweaking Meta Titles, Descriptions and Tags of your blog without changing the content. 2. Comment Luv – Comment Luv enables you to show some love as soon as a comment has been posted by including a titled link to their last blog post or tweet at the end of their comment. This plugin drastically increases user interaction on your blog through increased exposure. 3. Popularity Contest – A great…
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