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Resist Isolation…There’s strength in connection


“Resist Isolation…There’s strength in connection!”

I just love this graphic! Connections often are unseen resources created by reaching out to those around you who share your values and space.

Reach out to someone today…after all, isn’t that what ‘social’ media is all about? 😉

Community connections strengthen you...

There’s STRENGTH in CONNECTION!

via Twitter @JoelBoggess @M_P_Matthews

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Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success


What are your philosophies about Giving and Receiving?

 

Interesting read I found on Twitter written by Vincent Burris and Maria Popova on these three personalities and their effect on #success. http://bit.ly/1r4kTqj

 

Click below to read the first chapter of this book FREE on Amazon!
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

CHAPTERS:
1 Good Returns
The Dangers and Rewards of Giving More Than You Get
2 The Peacock and the Panda
How Givers, Takers, and Matchers Build Networks
3 The Ripple Effect
Collaboration and the Dynamics of Giving and Taking Credit
4 Finding the Diamond in the Rough
The Fact and Fiction of Recognizing Potential
5 The Power of Powerless Communication
How to Be Modest and Influence People
6 The Art of Motivation Maintenance
Why Some Givers Burn Out but Others Are On Fire
7 Chump Change
Overcoming the Doormat Effect
8 The Scrooge Shift
Why a Soccer Team, a Fingerprint, and a Name Can Tilt Us in the Other Direction
9 Out of the Shadows

Read more about the concept of Givers, Takers, and Matchers: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/10/adam-grant-give-and-take/

What is the PURPOSE / GOAL of your blog?


What will your blog message be?

What will your blog message be?

Blogging is becoming more and more popular everyday and there are many reasons WHY people blog. While blogs can be written about any topic, the reasons WHY the blogger started the blog usually helps guide the blog’s most effective style and desired audience.

Should you join the blogosphere? Before you start a blog (or as you continue developing your existing blog} take a moment to consider the reason WHY you want to be a blogger…ask yourself:

  • What are my short- and long-term goals for my blog?
  • Is my blog personal or business/professional?
  • Do I want to make money, inform, share, have fun, other?
  • What would be my ultimate desired end result from my blogging investment in time, focus, and energy?
  • Who would my ideal audience be? Who do I want to reach?

Make sure the reason why you want to blog matches your blog goals, or you won’t be able to keep churning out quality content and your blog will most likely fail. Be aware of your own personal WHY and align your goals with this, and you could have a very popular and successful blog that fulfills you personally and achieves your higher purpose.

I’m interested in hearing why YOU are interested in blogging.
Please take a moment to join your fellow bloggers in the poll below.

  1. CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
  2. ADD YOUR OWN reason in the OTHER field at the bottom.

Wishing you success and fulfillment in your blogging endeavors! 😀

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How to Get Past Twitter’s 2000 Following Limit Ratio


When talking with new clients about setting up a Twitter account, one of the initial questions they ask me is, “How many people should I follow? 100? 1000? 5000?” It would seem like ‘more is better’, but this time it really only applies to Followers. Also Twitter imposes an arbitrary limit on the number of accounts you can follow…and that limit is you can Follow 2000 other Twitter users on each account. When I get this question, I tend to share with them my own experience ‘pushing Twitter’s limits’. 😉

At the time, I had about 1400 Followers when I hit my 2000 limit and found I couldn’t Follow any more Twitter users. I did some online research and found a few articles that said, to get over Twitter’s limit, I’d need an approximate 80%-90% Following:Follower Ratio (this is not an exact ratio because no one knows… Twitter won’t tell anyone what their rule for this actually is). So I did the math and it looked like I needed about 1600-1800-ish FollowERS to be able to be FollowING more people. Once achieved, then I’d be able to follow new Twitterers again.

The article, and info on Twitter Support, seemed to say that all you had to do was get over the 2000 Follower mark and the ratio limits would be lifted from that point forward. After all, I had seen accounts following 10,000 or more users, SO I rolled up my sleeves and got to work, spending the next three full work days getting my next 600 Followers. This required a great amount of pleading, begging, messaging, UNfollowing people who weren’t following me back (btw, my online tool of choice was http://www.Tweepi.com.), then finding users willing to follow me once I followed them. All a very convoluted and frustrating process, even with supposed accounts to help you find people willing to do this. Many still did not return my follow which meant I had to then UNfollow them and try to find more people to take a chance on. Over and over, round and round, unfollow 100, follow 100, get 10 follow-backs, unfollow 90, follow 90, get 5 follow-backs…blah blah blah…UGH!!

FINALLY! After three days of this I was able to Follow my 2002nd person. Woohoo!! I was home free, off and running, nobody could hold me back now!! hahahahaaaa! But then… as soon as I went back to FollowBack all the people whom I was unable to before, I AGAIN ran into Twitter’s ratio limit at about my 2150th FollowBack. W…T…H?? I went BACK to researching and re-read Twitter’s support page (https://support.twitter.com/articles/66885-i-can-t-follow-people-follow-limits). The language is a little ambiguous, and could be read a couple different ways…EITHER the ratio applies up to the 2000 Followers mark OR remains in effect forever even past the 2000 mark. NOW I see that the 80-ish% ratio continues to be in effect forrrr…ehhh…verrrr even after 2000 Following. Boooooooo! 😦

Now, I’m having to rethink how I’ll use Twitter moving forward. Do I need to create more accounts to get more followers? I can now see why there are so many multiple and spam accounts out there. I think Twitter may actually be causing their own worst problems with their arbitrary rules. Not sure, but at least I can FollowBack those who Follow me, even though I still cannot Follow ALL the accounts I find interesting or helpful.

If you found this post helped you, please let me know in the comment box below. I also have other posts about how to use Twitter more effectively.

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UPDATE 2014-09-25:
For UNFollowing people who don’t follow me back, I’ve also found and been using these free sites…let me know if you try and like them!
Unfollowers.com
JustUnfollow.com
ManageFlitter.com

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UPDATE 2014-12-10:
I’ve chosen NOT to add additional accounts to increase my following. Rather, I’m learning to play within the Twitter guidelines. Ugh, I feel like such a conformist haha. I’m more proactive about monitoring my Following:Follower ratio.

If you visit my Twitter account at ConnectWithGreg™, I usually have maybe a few hundred fewer Followers than Following from my natural progression of Following, Waiting To See IF They FollowBack, Then Unfollowing Those Not Interested In A Mutually Beneficial Connection.

I’m finding better people to follow (more likely to follow back) using Twiends.com.
I usually give them 3-7 days to Follow Back, before I have to unfollow them to be able to follow more people.
I like JustUnfollow.com to manage my Unfollowing.

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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Here is a link to Ted Coiné’s blog – a fantastic explanation of my Twitter Follow-Back Policy and why I use it…AND much expressed much better than I could have written it myself. haha
http://openfor.business/2015/04/teds-twitter-follow-back-policy/
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How about you? Have you had or heard of any similar experiences? Agree? Disagree? Any thoughts? Workarounds? Strategies you’d care to share? I look forward to discussing them in the comment section below.

Follow me on Twitter and I will Follow You Back!

How Do You Measure a Twitter Campaign?


Some great advice and 16 tools (many totally FREE) to measure the success of your Twitter campaign, depending on your goals.

Twitter's Analytics Tool

Twitter’s Analytics Tool

  • How far did my message reach? [Reach]
  • How did the audience react to my message? [Engagement]
  • What was the outcome of the broadcasted message [Leads, Brand Awareness, Sales]

SOURCE: Business 2 Community
http://www.business2community.com/twitter/measure-twitter-campaign-0853892

How to Add Cool Symbols to Your Tweets


Set Your Tweets Apart With Some…  😉 ‘Symbolism’ 😉

If you want to ►Get Noticed◄ and ▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ show off your unique individual personality █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂ at the same time, try adding some quick and easy ♥✩♬♡►♪☺♫ Symbols♥✩♬♡►♪☺♫ to your Tweets!

The Ultimate Guide to Adding Cool Symbols to Your Tweets
http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-adding-cool-symbols-to-your-tweets

ASCII Charts for Keyboard Shortcuts
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Copy/Paste These Symbols into Your Tweets
http://www.khoavo.com/technology/2011-02-10/ascii-art-and-symbols-for-facebook-and-twitters-status-update/

50 Tweetable Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago


Check out this massive list of 50 Tweetable #TwitterTips.
These are in an easy Click-To-Tweet format.
Let us know which is your favorite? http://buff.ly/QsEjbj

 

 


Here are some additional ideas to make your Tweets more successful! 

11 Social Media Platforms for Business: Side-by-Side Strengths & Weaknesses Comparison


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Which social media platform will be most effective for your desired outcome?

Great quick comparison of some of the most popular Social Platforms and where you should be to distribute your message most effectively.

Compare Customer Communication, Brand Exposure, Site Traffic, and SEO qualities of 11 social platforms.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/312226186639222505/

 

Best Time to Post on Twitter and Facebook by Time Zone


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SOURCE: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/312226186639133997/

FLASH VIEW: 

Big AHA moment here with Time Zones and best times to tweet and post. If your business is nationwide, 48% of the U.S. population lives on Eastern Time and another 33% on Central Time, meaning 80% of the U.S. population lives east of the Mississippi.  You might want to schedule your posts to your biggest audience.

 

Add Pinterest to Your WordPress Blog or Website


Want to embed your Pinterest Profile, Board, or Pin in your WordPress.com blog or self-hosted site?

Here’s how on your WordPress.com Blogs…

Here’s how on your WordPress self-hosted site…

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