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For the vast majority of people, confidence and ease come with practice and accomplishment. But even being at the height of your career is no guarantee you’ll feel comfortable in your own professional skin—”imposter syndrome” is common even for those at the top, experts say. It turns out not only are there ways to manage your feelings of being a fraud, but the worry about being unmasked actually has its upsides. More »
So your iphone just died and now you feel stranded and alone. You can’t facebook, pin, tweet, instagram, or you know… actually call someone. But don’t worry PENSA, a studio in Brooklyn have come up with a concept where street signs can double as charging stations. Basically making it easy to find these stations anywhere in the city. These solar powered lamps include usb ports so that anyone walking by can sit down and charge up.
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You might not want to know you’ve probably consumed a delicious treat that was manufactured with the aid of the anal gland sacs of a beaver, but you should be more worried about the salt and sugar content in your food than most disturbing additives. Here’s why. More »
Android: Sometimes a carrier will blacklist a phone’s ESN (electronic serial number) because it was stolen or if the phone was disconnected due to nonpayment. In these cases trying to activate the phone with the same or a different carrier will be unsuccessful and can bring police involvement if the phone was stolen. Save yourself from this worry by using Android app PocketESN. More »
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Back in 2009 I created two clubs, one called “Retweet Club” and the other one called “Facebook Club”, where members would share each other’s content, with the goal of increasing social media traffic to their blogs and websites.
The clubs worked as mailing lists (using Google Groups), but eventually the activity died down. The main reason was the following: sharing wasn’t fair. A member could be selfish and only send requests to the club, without ever sharing the content from other members.
A couple of weeks ago I started thinking about what could be a better model, and I came up with this: a club where members would earn points by sharing the content from other members, and once they reached a certain amount, say 10 points, they would be able to spend those points to post their own request to the club.
This would make the system pretty fair, because members who didn’t share the content of other members wouldn’t earn points and wouldn’t be able to post their requests. In turn members who were very active would earn more points and be able to post more requests.
I spent the last week or so coding such a platform, and I launched it yesterday in beta. I still need to add more features and polish everything, but the point-based system is already working. We also have 50 members already. The club is completely free and works on a website (so don’t worry about getting tons of emails).
Here’s the URL: http://www.socialmedclub.com
So far only the Twitter section is working (i.e., you can only retweet stuff from other members and request retweets on your own), but I am working on the Facebook section already and it should go live within a couple of weeks.
Any feedback is also appreciated.
Original Post: Come Join the Social Media Club
Here’s the link to the #Blogchat survey, thank you for helping me out!
A few weeks ago during #Blogchat, we were discussing how you should create blog content that your readers are interested in. And Collin asked how could you know for sure who your readers are and what they are interested in? I told him that you could always ASK them, by doing a survey and using a site like Survey Monkey to create one for you. Survey Monkey offers a free option, and surveying your readers is a great way to learn more about them!
Well recently I was having a conversation with someone about #Blogchat and I lamented the fact that I really had no way of knowing how many people are following #Blogchat that don’t participate. I know how many active participants #Blogchat has, but I have no idea how many people are actively WATCHING the #Blogchat stream, but not joining in.
And then I remembered that I had suggested to #Blogchat that they use Survey Monkey to learn more about their blog readers, so maybe I could follow my own advice about #Blogchat
So what I’ve done is created a VERY short survey that’s designed to tell me more about the people that follow #Blogchat. It will let me know basic information like your age and gender (don’t worry, I won’t be asking for your name or email so there’s nothing that will tell me who is answering what), as well as information like if you blog for a company, or just for yourself. Also, there’s an option that will let you tell me what topic you’d like to see #Blogchat cover in the future.
This survey is very important and will offer several benefits:
1 – It will give me a better idea of WHO is following #Blogchat, and for the first time will give me an idea of how big the #Blogchat community really is.
2 – It will give me a better idea of whether or not #Blogchat needs to focus on ‘personal’ or ‘business blogging’ topics.
3 – It will give me a better idea of what topics y’all want to see covered in #Blogchat.
4 – It will give me a better idea of who I need to bring on as co-host to address those topics.
And there’s also a couple of other reasons why I wanted to do this survey that I can’t talk about just yet, but that will definitely benefit the #Blogchat community!
So please take a minute or two to complete this survey, it really will help me tremendously. Here’s the link to the survey. If you can, please RT the survey link to others, as the more responses we can get, the better the data collected. I will of course share the data with everyone here and on Twitter!
Thank y’all so much!
The secret of good reviews and positive word of mouth is simple: if people get the joke, feel like insiders, finish the book, grow, learn, and are part of what you make, you win.
If they don’t, if your product or service makes them feel dumb or poor or excluded, they won’t talk about you the same way.
You don’t need everyone to talk about you. But obsessing about making a target group feel smart and successful is a great way to make those conversations happen.
The flip side: if someone outside of the target group doesn’t get the joke, don’t worry. That’s not why you made your art in the first place.