BC Supreme Court Okays Class Action Suit Against Facebook

facebook eyeThe BC Supreme Court  has given the go ahead today to a class action suit against Facebook. The BC class action lawsuit covers the period from January 1, 2011 to today. Unless they opt out of the lawsuit, anyone covered by the criteria is included in the class action. Continue reading “BC Supreme Court Okays Class Action Suit Against Facebook”

Gravatars as Branding Tools

A Gravatar image is universally associated with your web presence and it’s a very powerful branding tool. Register a Gravatar and add links to your Gravatar profile page that describe your brand and where you can be found in the digital world so your brand is easy to follow. Continue reading “Gravatars as Branding Tools”

The Who, What, Where and When of Blogging

handsBlogging is personal and interactive. Knowing who your audience is and what they want is the key to developing quality content. Once you are in the know you have a focus for your writing and social networking. Instead of thinking, “What should I blog about today?” you will have the beginnings of a blogging plan.*
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Identity Exposure: A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

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I have met many bloggers who assumed they could use pseudonyms to avoid being tracked online. But that expectation proved unrealistic as we all leave digital footprints and can be easily tracked. Realistically, somebody’s software is always watching us and taking note of our activities for marketing purposes.

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7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips

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There are positives to social networking but there are negatives too. Always exercise common sense when it comes to which social media sites you are active on and what you post. Not connecting cautiously and posting appropriately can ruin your reputation, so if you want to be a successful blogger think before you act.  Continue reading “7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips”

What’s your take on advertising on blogs?

These days we’re dog paddling in a sea of advertising. There are no public places and places offline or online where we are free from being targeted by advertisers. Different demographic groups have differing responses to advertising saturation. For the youngest among us it’s the norm. For the eldest, it’s a rude and unwelcome intrusion. Continue reading “What’s your take on advertising on blogs?”

How to Identify Your Blog’s Target Audience

Whether you blog to inform, to entertain, to persuade or to provoke controversy,  to have a successful blog you must identify your target audience and Let Your Audience’s Interests Guide Your Content Strategy.

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Think twice about social media campaigns

Humans have always created social networks and these networks have always been means of marketing products and services. Person to person either face to face or across miles by messenger services, mail and/or by phone and computer people network by all available means and they share their product and services experiences and preferences with their friends. Continue reading “Think twice about social media campaigns”

No Google Reader Replacement, Only Alternatives | TechCrunch

Google doesn’t care – it’s shutting down Google Reader on July 1 and we all have to leave. It’s the digital equivalent of bringing up the house lights when the rock concert is over.  via There Is No Google Reader Replacement, Only Alternatives | TechCrunch. See And the winner is…for alternatives. Have you made a decision about which feedreader service you will be using? Continue reading No Google Reader Replacement, Only Alternatives | TechCrunch

Creating an Effective Blog Description

to doSo you want to be a blogger, do you?  Blogging over the long term takes: Passion, Purpose, Productivity, People Skills, Planning and Persistence. Many bloggers don’t have what it takes because a significant number of blogs registered today will be abandoned or deleted in less than a year from the date of their creation. Continue reading “Creating an Effective Blog Description”

Auto posting to social media sites or not?

peopleBy joining social networks we agree to be notified of new posts published by a select group of “friends”. It’s a common routine. Publish a post on your blog and use an aggregation app like Publicize, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, or Buffer to have the title and link automatically posted to multiple networks, including G+ Facebook pages, Facebook Profile, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler, etc. Continue reading “Auto posting to social media sites or not?”

Instagram Widget for WordPress.com Users

Instagram is a fast and easy way to share your photos with friends and family free of charge. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Today WordPress.com Staff announced something Instagram users have been waiting for. Widgets » Instagram … Continue reading Instagram Widget for WordPress.com Users

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

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I know it’s not Friday when I usually publish this weekly feature but I can do more reading so why wait? Happy reading!

Five Things You Should Not Do On Your Home Page – Most people immediately press X button on their browsers after seeing cluttered home pages. If you want to avoid it, here are few things that you should not to do on your home page. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Twitter sets a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration – The Next Web

Today is the momentous day for some. Twitter set a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration  Twitter sets a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration – The Next Web. Are you among the bloggers affected by the kill switch? if so which alternations did you explore and which one did you select? Continue reading Twitter sets a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration – The Next Web

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

weekend reading8 Blogging For Business Tips You Still Mess Up – You might know a lot about blogging. But there’s also a few things you don’t know. Information that, if used correctly, can help you better your current strategy or even build a new killer one from scratch. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

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12 Types of Blog Posts You Need to Stop Writing – Remember, it only takes one bad post to make someone unsubscribe (or never subscribe in the first place).

Do You Know These Time Saving Blogging Tips? When Darren Rowse asked these 14 leading bloggers about their routines he also asked if they had any tips for other busy bloggers. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Blogging: Yoga Style

yogaA working definition for intention is: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Before my yoga classes I accept the invitation to set an intention for practice, away from worldly distractions and toward my goal of concentrating and remaining in the now moment.  An intention is a short powerful statement that affirms you have set a goal and intend to achieve it and I’ve been applying that to my blogging as well as to my yoga. Continue reading “Blogging: Yoga Style”

Google and Data After Death

globe, boxes, computer mouseMany sites make it very difficult for anyone other than the account holder to access accounts and that can create problems for your Executor and Beneficiaries unless you plan in advance.

Have you taken steps for the disposition of Your digital assets after death?