It amazes me that we are all on Twitter and Facebook. By “we” I mean adults. We’re adults, right? But emotionally we’re a culture of seven-year-olds. Have you ever had that moment when are you updating your status and you realize that every status update is just a variation on a single request: “Would someone please acknowledge me?”
Our first goal is to create and cultivate a genuine network in order to enhance real and effective human communication.
Carl William Brown
Social media spark a revelation that we, the people, have a voice, and through the democratization of content and ideas we can once again unite around common passions, inspire movements, and ignite change.
If you want to promote your thoughts, your art, your business, and your critical ideas, then join us!
Carl William Brown and the Daimon Club
Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it.
Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.
I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging.
Joshua Micah Marshall
Not only are bloggers suckers for the remarkable, so are the people who read blogs.
Blogging is not a business by itself. It is only a promotional platform.
When you write remarkable content, you stay engaged and excited with your blog. Your readers follow suit.
Blogging is a communications mechanism handed to us by the long tail of the Internet.
Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.
If you want to continually grow your blog, you need to learn to blog on a consistent basis.
It should feel genuinely good to earn income from your blog – you should be driven by a healthy ambition to succeed. If your blog provides genuine value, you fully deserve to earn income from it.
Social Media and Blogging
Create Opportunities for Sharing-Every time you blog, you create an opportunity for your audience to share your blog with others. Whether they link to your blog post, tweet it, or email it to others, it’s free marketing and it further validates you as a credible business.
Managing some blogging strategies gives you the opportunity to create relevant contacts for your customers and readers. Use this as a marketing tactic to drive traffic back to your website.
Social media technologies take on many different forms including magazines, Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, social networks, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, music-sharing, crowdsourcing and voice over IP, to name a few. Many of these services can be integrated via social network aggregation platforms. By applying a set of theories in the field of media research (social presence, media richness) and social processes (self-presentation, self-disclosure) Kaplan and Haenlein created a classification scheme in their Business Horizons (2010) article, with six different types of social media: collaborative projects (for example, Wikipedia), blogs and microblogs (for example, Twitter), content communities (for example, YouTube and DailyMotion), social networking sites (for example, Facebook), virtual game worlds (e.g., World of Warcraft), and virtual social worlds (e.g. Second Life). However, the boundaries between the different types have been increasingly blurred. For example, Shi, Rui and Whinston (2013) argues that Twitter, as a combination of broadcasting service and social network, is better to be classified as a “social broadcasting technology.”