Summer is officially here. So I will be doing much of my brainstorming while fishing for largemouth bass. By the way, if you are fishing for sales, leads, and readers then here’s some “lures” to consider.
5 Articles That Caught My Attention (pun intended)
Joel Stein wrote, “Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity” and promoted the living daylights out it. He did so well that he’s become a book promotion guru. Check out his unorthodox tips.
Now you can own a piece of Facebook. The question is; do you really want to? Chris Dixon offers a fascinating primer on Facebook’s business model. After reading it, I decided to pass.
Scott Hanselman is my hero. In this post he argues for the primacy of the blog. In his words
“I would encourage you all to blog more. Tweet less. Blogs are owned by you. They are easily found, easily linked to, and great conversations happen with great blog posts. The river of social media rushes on and those conversations are long forgotten. A great blog post is forever. Today's real-time social media is quickly forgotten.” Amen.
I didn’t get excited about Google Analytic’s Social Report feature until I read this post. It’s ninja stuff that you should use immediately.
I love Social Media Examiner’s blue-collar, always-consistent, always helpful, approach to social media. They didn’t disappoint with this basic and extremely relevant guide to blog promotion.
On Pushing Social This Week
PS Reader Spotlight
Every week I highlight a PS Reader who has asked me to review their blog. This is a shout out to them and a gentle nudge for you to check them out. :)
This week the spotlight is on Angela May Angela’s energy reminds me of Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo. Right now she is working hard to build a blog platform to support her business. I look forward to seeing how her story evolves.