People tell me all the time that they only use LinkedIn as a contact management site where they keep the links to business connections and little else. Wow, way to miss an opportunity. LinkedIn is an amazing resource for information and it’s really easy to establish yourself as a resource to boot.… Read More


So, you’ve got a WordPress blog. Now what? In this short step by step video tutorial, Janet shows you how to edit a post and use the WordPress text editor to format your post. She includes helpful tips for how to format quoted material, create lists and add links.… Read More


A brief introduction to the video-sharing site Vimeo. Vimeo is also a social community used by a wide variety of users including non-profits, businesses and video-journalists.  Providing you with an overview of the different features and how to find videos that you might find useful.… Read More


Do I have to repeat at this point that it’s not about you? Sure, you want your personality and your opinions to come through, but if you really want to be a good community member you need to support others as well. Before you post a link to a blog post you just read, do… Read More


FriendFeed was initially a place where you could bring your social network RSS feeds into one place and share your information and your favorite links with your friends and see theirs too. FriendFeed helps you share your stuff, discover the stuff your friends think is cool and discuss how cool it is. Seems simple right?… Read More


Flickr is often thought to be just a place where you share the family reunion photos or the blackmail pics from spring break. It can be some much more. Have you got a new Powerpoint demonstrating the highlights of your product? Pull the most interesting slides and save them on Flickr.… Read More


Blogs (short for web logs) started as on-line updates and diaries. Bloggers posted their thoughts and shared them with their friends, posted progress on a new project, or documented the birth and growth of their baby. It didn’t take long before writers and journalists picked up the idea and soon we were reading posts from… Read More


There are cases where Facebook worked beautifully for a business. Dean Koontz built both a Facebook and MySpace profile for a character in his book “Odd Thomas” and the two sites quickly became fan sites and were fairly effective for sales of the books, complete with fan testimonials.… Read More


AKA the “Ready To Learn Mom” is an excellent example of building your personal brand through social media. Stacey founded Cedar Valley Publishing; Mom Central Consulting;  Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited; and Mother Talk and she’s leveraged her understanding of relationship development and social media to build a multi-million dollar presence using social media and spending very… Read More


Seems like a load of work doesn’t it? Well it’s not really. If you paid attention you’ll see that once the accounts are set up a lot of this is done automatically through RSS feeds and auto posts, leaving you to reply and respond, carry on conversations on other blogs, Twitter and groups on LinkedIn… Read More


Find other blogs in the same space and add your voice in the comments section. If you’re signed up with backtype or Disqus any comments you make will be tracked and links to your comments and the blog they are on will show up on backtype’s site. Clip interesting posts and share them in Amplify… Read More


Write up a few blog posts with information that will be valuable to your network. These don’t have to be long. In fact from an SEO standpoint they are more valuable if they’re short, to the point and rich with information and keywords. Upload a great product demo to YouTube, and some pictures of the… Read More