Your Marketing and Design Reading for The Weekend
- Schedule on Twitter two or three times per day for the next 30 days (changing the title).
- Create a Pinterest board specifically for your blog posts.
- Share posts on your LinkedIn profile, in groups and through ads.
Leverage bookmarking sites
- Submit posts to StumbleUpon.com, Digg.com. and Delicious.com.
- Try Reddit.com, one of the most popular bookmark sites.
- Technorati.com is the top search engine for blogs so take advantage of it.
Publish to your contacts
- Add to e-newsletters.
- Add to your email signature using Wisestamp.com.
- Make an RSS feed available to readers.
Tap into other blogs
- Comment on other posts (frequently) and link to your blog (judiciously).
- Submit guest posts.
- Join a blogging community and exchange contacts with others.
We'll be busy at Affinity Express trying out some of these tactics over the coming weeks!
If you are going to read the list, be prepared to admit that you have been guilty of saying and even writing some of these in the past (and maybe even this morning). In the spirit of full disclosure, I confess that I have "reached out to" people (always in business and never in personal life, for some reason).
I've also said, "We'll address it later" but most often to my kids and not colleagues. "You know what I mean" has been whipped out on occasion and almost always after I have just said something that I know was hard to follow.
The phrase I use most often—and it comes with a certain number of years in business—is that "I couldn't care less." I do not stress about certain things because I have learned it is a waste of energy when something is out of your control.
I agree with PR News because I can't stand when people use "literally" with such vehemence to sound smart ... but they actually mean "figuratively." It is worse when people pronounce it like they are from England ("litch'-rah-lee").