Why You Need to Connect Your Blog To Social Media

Blogs and Social Media: Keep your marketing afloat

Social Media Keeps Your Blog Aloft. You need your marketing to include your website, blog and social to compete in today’s business arena.

I’ll be appearing on a blogging panel for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America tomorrow — Yay!

But, there’s no way I can share all the resources new and intermediate bloggers will need in the short amount of time we will have. So… I’m sharing some of this information on my WickedBlog today to help all those bloggers and any would-be-bloggers in my wicked readership!

Are Websites and Blogs Dead?

I had someone tell me recently that social media has replaced having a website and that blogs are no longer important. I call BS on that one. Why? Because blogs and websites are the anchors to which the lofty, popular, social media balloons are attached. Without that foundation, they would just float away.

Social media is also a platform of immediacy — and can have amazing results (think of viral posts!) but like the helium that keeps any balloon afloat, it dissipates. Social media deflates quickly and is soon forgotten. The good stuff gets lost in the graveyard of ancient feeds. If you don’t stay active in social media, constantly releasing new balloons, you will get buried there. Only fresh content survives — and only briefly. Continue reading

What Can Happen if A Blog Post Goes Viral? Here’s the Buzz!

What's all the Buzz about Viral Marketing?Soooo…last summer I wrote a blog about my Pop’s Carpenter Bee Traps that he made for me (because they were driving me CRAZY on the farm — and eating holes in my cabin!) I helped build them. Well, mostly I got in Pop’s way and made him stop repeatedly so I could take photos for my blog. You know me, I wanted to help my blog readers who might ALSO have this problem. I wanted a good, step-by-step DIY guide to help them figure out how build one for themselves!

This week, that year-old blog went viral and — suddenly — I had requests from readers to see if I would either 1.) Loan out Pops (not happening, folks) or 2.) See if he would make one, or two for them. Continue reading

Online Gaming: My Unconventional Experiment in Marketing

Online Gaming as an Experiment in MarketingI’ve recently started playing an online game in my *cough* free time. Since I have it on my phone, it happens during those moments I used to spend learning something — reading articles I’d saved, checking email obsessively, and similar pursuits. But, I’m having quite a bit of fun with it and I’m testing out some… are you ready… marketing theories! Continue reading

Louisville Ky Real Estate Professionals: FindHomesInLouisvilleKY.com is For Sale!

 

Great Domain for Louisville Real Estate AgentIn an attempt to lower the number of domains I currently own, I’m selling one this week over on GoDaddy Auctions:

FindHomesInLouisvilleKy.com

It’s a great little domain for SEO and only has a single bid (for $101) right now. If you are a real estate agent, brokerage, or builder in the greater Louisville Kentucky area — you may want to pitch your bid into the mix.

But don’t wait — the auction only lasts for 7 days! Thanks for looking!