Archive | March, 2009

BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | March 29, 2009

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My Top Tips To New Bloggers

I meet many people who are asking me advices on the art of blogging. To start answering that question I compiled a to-do-list to ease up the launching of a new blog. Set up a self-hosted WordPress The blogging platform of choice these days are a self-hosted WordPress infrastructure. It unites flexibility and a vast […]

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Farm Town on Facebook

Farm Town on Facebook

Farm Town is a fun social game where you design and manage a farm. It takes advantage of the social element of Facebook. Having neighbors helps you make more money and gain experience more quickly. How to Make Money and Build Experience on Farm Town Visit your neighbor’s farms daily to rake or water their […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING | March 24, 2009

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How I Use the Facebook Fan Page of My Blog

How I Use the Facebook Fan Page of My Blog

I wish to share my experience with my Fagebook pages for my blogs. Yesterday, Jessica of How About Orange asked her readers to enlighten her on why it’s good to have a Facebook page for your blog? She received 42 comments so far. A good number of her readers did not see the point or […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING | March 23, 2009

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Blogs as a SEO power machine

Blogs as a SEO power machine

I often tell small businesses or consultants that they should build a blog instead of a traditional Web site. Two main reasons explain my recommendation of doing a blog: the rapidity at which a blog is referenced is second to none people can more easily figure out about who you are and build credibility through […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA

March 20, 2009

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The Ideas Campaign Uses Crowdsourcing the Old Fashioned Way: behind closed doors

The Ideas Campaign Uses Crowdsourcing the Old Fashioned Way: behind closed doors

When I first read about The Ideas Campaign I was excited. An Irish businesswoman launched the campaign two weeks ago. The goal is to ask Irish citizens what can be done to stimulate the economy. My deception comes from the lack of proper social networking skills. As I researched the story, this post transformed into […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

March 16, 2009

Comments Off on Cute as Hell: the latest Pet Community

Cute as Hell: the latest Pet Community

Cute as Hell: the latest Pet Community

If you are a pet owner or an animal lover, you will want to check this new community. Mashable described Cute as Hell as a mix between Cute Overload and MySpace for pets. Each pet has its profile page. It starts with community members assigning a cuteness level to pets in Cute as Hell. If […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

March 16, 2009

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WeFollow is the latest attempt at user powered Twitter directory

WeFollow is the latest attempt at user powered Twitter directory

Following Tweeple with similar interests is my goal. After all this is how you engage in valuable conversations. Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, officially launched yesterday a service called WeFollow. The idea is that you fill 3, only 3 hash tags to describe your interests. The idea is to find people with similar interests. […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING

March 13, 2009

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Using Facebook Fan Page to Promote Your Blog

Using Facebook Fan Page to Promote Your Blog

A few weeks ago I talked about the Quickest and Easiest Way to Promote Your Blog on Facebook. This was based on my own experience and it is still valid. In fact, it may still be the best solution for many bloggers. If you wish to build a brand around your blog, it is another […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

March 12, 2009

Comments Off on Excellent Use of You Tube by Vodafone and F1 Mc Laren for advertising the BlackBerry Storm

Excellent Use of You Tube by Vodafone and F1 Mc Laren for advertising the BlackBerry Storm

When I am telling that blogging and generating content opens doors I am not joking. In fact, in this case, I am because this is a well-done advertisement based on user generated content (UGC). Beware that I am an avid Formula 1 fan,  I could watch the video again and again. The Storyline McLaren with […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA

March 11, 2009

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Twitter vs. Blogging Dilemma: it is not one vs. the other

Many people frequently asked this question. I read several posts on that matter this week; I commented on Problogger and BlogHer. I feel the need to expand my thoughts. If you are a blogger, there is no doubt on my mind: you should be active on Twitter. I mentioned before that Twitter is a powerful […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING

March 10, 2009

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Mom Blogger Success Story: Les Chroniques d’une Mère Indigne on Radio-Canada.ca

Mom Blogger Success Story: Les Chroniques d’une Mère Indigne on Radio-Canada.ca

This post is about inspiration. It shows that blogging brings unique opportunities. This is the story of Caroline Allard, a French-Canadian mom blogger who succeed. I attended the launching party of a special Webisode series last night. It is special for two reasons. First, this is the adaptation of a mom blog chronicles. Caroline Allard […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS

March 10, 2009

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Watching your influence with Bit.ly

Watching your influence with Bit.ly

A cool functionality of Bit.ly is that you are able to track the numbers of clicks in real-time. The sad thing is that the statistics only work in real-time. It is supposed to show you the cumulative values but I have been waiting for days now. So I assume totals are not functional yet. Still […]

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