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Akdoide. 13 Idea-Starters for Stuck Bloggers. The dreaded “writer’s block” afflicts us all from time to time.

13 Idea-Starters for Stuck Bloggers

I struggle with it almost weekly. Occasionally, I have an easy run of several days, when the ideas seem to flow effortlessly. But that is rare. Most weeks, I get stuck at least once or twice. Photo courtesy of © So what do I do? Tell a personal story. The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template] We have a 9 a.m. meeting?

The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template]

Yikes! Hold on -- let me just click around the internet like a maniac to find something for the morning tweet. Sound familiar? Scrambling for social content is not a new phenomenon. We have meetings. How To Write Your Social Media Plan in 8 Steps. Maybe it’s because you’re in marketing.

How To Write Your Social Media Plan in 8 Steps

Maybe it’s because you’re from the younger generation assumed to be digital natives. 5 Key Tips for a Successful Social Media Content Strategy. Frank Marquardt is director of Content Strategy at The Barbarian Group, a digital services and creation company with an almost radical devotion to Internet culture and nice red Swedish Fish™.

5 Key Tips for a Successful Social Media Content Strategy

Good, smart, fun and relevant content should be at the core of any social media strategy. Great content should reflect your brand and give people a reason to stay engaged. That’s why it’s critical to build a content strategy into your social media campaign. Without a framework for what you say and a plan for how and when you say it, you risk leaving your audiences, at best, confused. At worst, they’ll ignore you. These five content strategy techniques will build better relationships and earn your brand better results on the social web. 1. 4 Steps to Integrate Social Media in Your Company. In the past 6 months Dado Van Peteghem and I have interviewed 25 companies on whether or not they integrate social media in their marketing and company processes.

4 Steps to Integrate Social Media in Your Company

In the past few months we already made some results available for you, in articles on ‘the first steps to integrate social media‘ and the description of the integration process at Cisco. We have now finalized our research and would like to share all insights we gained from these conversations. Every company faces 4 phasesThe main conclusion from the survey is that each company faces (or should face) 4 phases when integrating social media in their organisation: Building knowledge: During this phase the internal knowledge and conviction is built, in order to deal with social media in a structured way.

Furthermore it is important in this phase to build the necessary infrastructure. Pilot projects: during this phase concrete projects are devised and executed. How to Build and Operate a Content Marketing Machine. 10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox. If you’ve been using Dropbox for a while, you may not have noticed that a whole ecosystem of applications have been built up to use the service.

10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox

Over time, these apps have sprung up to fill all of the little holes Dropbox left unfilled. There are apps now for just about everything. What Is the Point of: #Hashtags? Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?

What Is the Point of: #Hashtags?

" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is the point of #hashtags? Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection. More than a few people have been clamoring for Daniel Hooper’s thoughtful iPad text editing concept to become a real thing since his video started making the rounds, and now all you mobile text editors have reason to celebrate.

Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection

Thanks to the efforts of an intrepid iOS hacker named Kyle Howells, that awesome vision of quick-and-painless text editing has been realized with a new (and free) iOS tweak called SwipeSelection. How Often Should I Charge My Gadget's Battery to Prolong Its Lifespan? The 10 Commandments Of Social Media Content Marketing. It was in 2002 that the first social media network emerged with the funky name of Friendster, which to my ear sort of sounds like a hybrid cross between a “Friend” and a “Hamster”.

The 10 Commandments Of Social Media Content Marketing

As with any good idea it was quickly copied (“ripped off” is another phrase that comes to mind) and MySpace was created and launched in 2003. This social media network dominated for the next 5 years as teenagers became addicted to the interactive and multimedia rich, self publishing web platform that allowed them to share music, content and information with their friends. The addictive power of the social network was on display to many parents as dinner tables around the world were deserted by teens after gulping down their meat and potatoes, as they rushed off to their computers to continue their “MySpacing” In 2008 Facebook surpassed MySpace and became the dominant social network. Since then we have seen the rise of the “smart phone” connecting people to the web without wires or a desk bound computer. 1. 2. 3.

Creating original content remains top issue for B2B marketers. Written by Industry News on January 6th, 2012 According to MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Insitute's recent study, titled B2B Content Marketing: 2012 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends, about one-quarter of marketers' annual budgets is spent on content marketing.

Creating original content remains top issue for B2B marketers

In addition, nine out of 10 B2B marketers are currently using content marketing to grow their businesses, while around 60 percent plan to increase spend in the area over the next 12 months. However, content curation remains the biggest issue. Researchers found that 41 percent experienced challenges producing the type of content that engages prospects and customers.

Similar results were found in an earlier study from HiveFire, which revealed the No. 1 content marketing challenge to be creating original content (73.6 percent). Starting in Social Media? The 5 P’s of a Perfect Program. What Does It Take To Be a Social Strategist? [INFOGRAPHIC] Looking to break into a social media career? Here's pretty much everything you need to know about the job and the people who do it every day. Social Media Management Tools. The 5 Models Of Content Curation. Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art. Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has rarely been used outside of the world of art … until now.

One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation – thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. How to Become a Freelance Hard-Ass and Get Paid What You’re Worth. 9inShare40 Want to learn how to turn your passion into a revenue-generating business and make an impact? Join Brazen Careerist for an innovative online bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs called The Big Idea, March 6-31. 10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers. Liz Borod Wright, a freelance writer based in New York City, runs the popular travel blog, Travelogged. She is also a social media consultant and an adjunct for social media at Columbia Journalism School’s continuing education program. When it comes to building an audience and driving traffic, bloggers are turning to social media with record results.

Instead of relying on organic search or (gasp) IRL friends, successful bloggers know they have to develop a following on key social networks as a way to promote their brands and ultimately get more clicks. Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and now Pinterest provide the savvy blogger with plenty of opportunities to attract new readers and engage with regulars, but it can be overwhelming if you’re new to social media or if you only use it for fun. Here are 10 tips to help bloggers navigate the increasingly complex world of social media — while still making time to write content. 1. 2. 3. 4. 11 Social Media Marketing Lessons from the Old Spice Campaign. The Old Spice campaign has proven to be one of the most memorable creative marketing and advertising concepts ever executed. Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits and Businesses.

Which Blogging Platform Should I Use? Joomla is primarily a CMS, which, as a side option, may also double as a blog. Wordpress is the other way around. Its primarily a blogging platform, and additionally, with a few hackles, may double up as a CMS. I'm with you on absolutely HATING WordPress. Help. How to use Pinterest. Chances are you've heard of Pinterest, the latest Web addiction for millions. If you haven't heard of it, find the nearest twenty- or thirtysomething woman. Starting Your First Blog? 29 Tips, Tutorials and Resources for New Bloggers. 5 Tips To Make Your Blog Posts More Social.

This is a guest post by Andrew K Kirk from Face The Buzz. Social Media and Blogging have always played nicely together. 26 Tips for Writing Great Blog Posts. 7 (More) Reasons Why No One is Reading Your Blog. Email Notifications Getting Out of Control? Zap 'em With This Handy Tool. The last time you cleaned out your inbox, how many of those emails were auto-generated notifications from social networks and other websites?

Unless you're particularly aggressive about turning off default notifications, it was probably more than a few. You've been meaning to get around to going through and changing all those settings, but - oh hey, hang on, there's another email. Editing the notification settings on a few big Web services doesn't sound like a big deal, and in reality it's not. But in all the digital, real-time chaos of life online, it's easy to put off.

You might zap one when you think of it, but what about the rest of them? It's with this very basic, but nonetheless undeniable reality in mind that one teenaged entrepreneurial duo set out to create Notification Control. Yes, that's it. Notification Control is the brainchild of Ben Lang and Tim Kendall, both of whom are in their late teens. SOPA.