You can write for three reasons only. 1. It makes you money. 2. It extends your brand or influence. 3. You get your yayas off.
Check your Facebook privacy settings. Check your Google privacy settings. And use Duck Duck Go instead of Google, you’ll love the results and enjoy the LACK of advertising. Sure, it’s what I do for a living, but I believe in content, permission-based marketing. Let’s clean up the web. Let’s start by cleaning up our participation with Facebook Privacy Settings and Tools.
I kept hearing myself say something dumb like, “You can’t afford me…” I am a bit full of myself at the moment. (More on that in another blog.) “But I’m going to do this for you for free, just because I want to support you. I have plenty of money, and now I want to give it back to my friends and people/artists I want to support.
Facebook would love you to think it is still a social network. And they would also love you to believe that they have their finger on the pulse of your potential customer. The lie is, Facebook is no longer a social network. Facebook is an advertising and marketing platform to billions of consumers globally.
Drop it. Leave your phone behind. See how much more you can get out of walking through your life.
The chart from Pew Research below, gives a glimpse at what people are doing online and how much they are visiting social media sites. There’s only one problem: the social sharing on these sites has dropped dramatically in the last few years. This is due to the over-monetization of our news feeds and streams of […]
I’m guessing my trend is not unlike many others. I no longer subscribe to any physical newspapers, though I have a love of the Sunday Times. And when I’m opening my day, I usually turn to Facebook first. Yes, I get most of the day’s news from Facebook. My friends are the aggregators of what […]
The once proud LinkedIn has passed the threshold of being a useful social media network. It is now simply a place to keep and update your public resume. It’s amazing to see how Microsoft has killed the golden goose so quickly. By first making the page and interface more like Facebook, they might have gone […]
Here are my 60-day stats for Uber.la. And the most amazing thing I notice about these numbers is how low my social referrals are. I socialize my content daily on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and according to these referral stats only 57 people came to Uber.la via Facebook. That seems very low. And how can […]
Facebook is fun. It’s addictive. It’s designed to be addictive. The more Facebook can keep you on Facebook the more ads they are able to serve up to your account and your friend’s accounts. But Facebook is killing your productivity. Take a break from Facebook for the day and see how much more you get […]
Here are my happiness books. I have marked in the margins, quoted on FB and LinkedIn. These are my go to books when I’m stuck or struggling. I hope they give you some courage and insight.
What is necessary is an action plan AND a process for getting the work done. And a feedback loop for sharing the results with the team, allowing for reassessment and reassignment if the roles are not well suited for the team members.