Building An Online Community (Tool #1: Blog)

For the next few months, I will be putting on the hat of an Online Community Marketing Manager and pretending as if I’m starting my own from scratch. For simplicity reasons, let’s assume I’ve already got all the back-end server stuff taken care of. Some questions to ponder about building an online community are: who […]

How to sell social media to your boss

Many of us understand and realize that social media is powerful for individuals and businesses. However, there’s a vast majority out there who either disagree or are too old fashioned. Unless you work for a young company, those people are probably your boss.So, I want to start my own community marketing program at my company…how […]

Social 2.0 and How to utilize it’s full potential in Business

Social media, or Social Business has really been on my mind lately. Not because its a hot topic now-a-days, or because its buzzy…but I don’t feel like Businesses (overall) are really benefiting for the “social” side. Don’t get me wrong, becoming a social business can help, but it takes more work than just launching a […]

The 4 C’s of Blogging…what really matters

I just finished reading an interesting blog post about what matters most to bloggers by Darren Rowse, and I can’t help but put my own two cents. Keep in mind though, some of the topics might overlap (note: ive only read the bold bullet points, I have not read his full explanation yet, I want […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Social Media Works

I’ve been thinking a lot about Social Media and why its so valuable. So, I’ve noted the top 5 reasons why I think Social Media works today. Top 5 Reasons Why Social Media Works Normal, everyday people are given the opportunity to reach out of their comfort zone and explore new areas of interest, meet […]

How To Make The Best out of a Business Trip

As an intern, I did not expect to ever go on a business trip, so when I first heard about the opportunity I was excited.  Yet, the excitement was soon overcome by nervousness.  What was I going to do?  How would I act?  What would I say?  I will no longer be in my comfort […]

UPDATE: How To Become A Successful Blogger

UPDATE:  Robyn Tippins just added her own characteristics of a successful blogger that are worth reading.  With her list and my list combined, I think we have something here.  I encourage you to read her list on how to become a successful (business) blogger as well!  I recently wrote about how to become a successful intern, since I […]

How To Become A Successful Blogger

I recently wrote about how to become a successful intern, since I am an INROADS intern, but Robyn Tippins thought it would be a good idea to write about being a successful blogger. I will give this my best shot, but these are characteristics that I currently working towards since they seem to be prominent in most […]

Blogs are really a REALITY CHECK for Corporations

I don't know about you, but when I hear someone talk about how much money corporations are making, I tend to think of the agressive, fast talker agency that is trying desparately to get $$ from you. They conceivable make a product/service sound the BEST, when sometimes thats not the case. Do not get me […]

Why blogs are like diaries, NOT books

I have been thinking a lot about if blogs should be used to make money or not. Now, before I continue, I know that many people may have blogs and indirectly making money.  This is fine, but I have a problem with those who are running a blog, have Google Ads, and using their blog […]