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Grow Your Blog Readership with Twitter High and TweetLater. Today Shelley Binkley from Heal the Woman (follow her at @healthewoman shares how she uses TweetLater to grow blog readership and be more effective on Twitter.

Grow Your Blog Readership with Twitter High and TweetLater

Spending time on Twitter is like mingling through a crowded room, trying to participate in a hundred conversations at once. This can lead two two opposing states of mind, “Twitter High” and “Twitter Dysphoria”: What are these and how do you balance them and your Twittering habit to grow your blog readership? Tweet with an Eye for Giving Other Tweeps Twitter High Like any party Twitter is populated by interesting people and not-so-stimulating people who seem compelled to recount mundane details of their day. Fortunately Twitter is inhabited by thousands of Tweeple who like to Think Big and ponder and pose Big Questions. Twitter High is the soaring feeling from connecting with Big Thinking Tweeple. It inspires you to write new blog content or follow up on a previous post with new information or just makes you happy. Shut Up- You’re Helping the Customer! Imagine your company is a Fortune 500 company that sells a product, an expensive product, the kind of thing that makes an Mercedes look like a value meal.

Shut Up- You’re Helping the Customer!

And imagine that your company is making a huge investment in a direct mail piece. This kind of effort will cost a lot, but it will net more interest in the product, and that might lead to a very rewarding sale. What if you’re a social media enthusiast? What if you start listening online and find that people are actually talking about the campaign? What if they’re asking how to get involved? Not too long after that, another manager from a different division of our company sent a note saying that he highly advised that no one from the company should be inteacting with customers online and it was a slippery slope to do this. What comes next is that Bob, being raised to be helpful, kept engaging with the customer base.

Conservation versus innovation. There were seven stages to the No Impact project: no trash, no carbon-producing transportation, sustainable eating, no buying anything new, no fossil-fueled electricity, careful water use and giving back.

Conservation versus innovation

The first six stages were all about conservation. About limiting. About doing less harm. There were incredibly discoveries to be made about the truth of where joy and the wonder of life come from, and it isn't, after a certain level, from resource use. But the final stage was to me the most important. The final stage was not about conservation. It was, in fact, the part of the project where I may have learned the most about people. Don't get me wrong. But I also think it's important to remember that the amount by which I can do less harm is limited by the harm I do. PS Thank everyone for their thoughts yesterday. Gemeente Nijmegen krijgt ‘Energie Atlas’: cijfers die verduurzam. Top 10 Security and Protection Plugins for Wordpress. With every site you build there are going to be security risks and issues, there is no way around this, it is going to happen.

Top 10 Security and Protection Plugins for Wordpress

All we can do is minimize the damage, be ready for it and take action. WordPress is now the most popular Blogging Engine, this will not mean an increase attacks, but it will have the highest potential of attacks. I haven’t included Akismet, because I am sure everyone has heard about it. Anyway, here are my Top 10 Security Plugins for WordPress. 1. URL: Description: This plugin does exactly what it says, it backs up your entire WP installation. 2.

URL: Description: Semisecure increases the security of your WP Login, it uses client-side MD5 encryption on the password. 3. URL: Description: This will secure your WP Admin with a very powerful htaccess password protection, preventing all unwanted bots from entering your site. 4. Death By Blogging: Writers Blog Till They Drop. New York Times: They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece -- not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home. A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment. Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment.

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We Shall Overcome « Saudi Jeans

When I saw this post over at Lalla Mona’s blog, I remembered Martin Luther King’s words. To her and everyone out there who aspires to reform this country, I want to say: don’t worry, you are not alone, and we shall overcome. Wilfred Rubens: technology enhanced learning: Discussies via web. Cramer moet zich verantwoorden over 'slurpende' dienst. GroenLinks wil veilige OV-chipkaart, anders uitgifte stilleggen. Planeet GroenLinks en de blog50 - deel 5 (slot) Meeste Nederlanders voor vuurwerkverbod. Planeet GroenLinks en de blog50 - deel 3. Planeet GroenLinks en de blog50 - deel 1. De Blog50 in 2008.

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