It’s been two weeks since my last 5000/365 report and, as reported last week it’s the blogging that’s causing me the problems. I had a couple of big posts in the works early in the week but, as is usual for me, I tried too hard to get them right instead of simply pumping them out. I’ve spent much of today (I’ll publish this post tomorrow) getting them finished and out the door. It’s a shame I spent so much time on them because they attracted almost no response on Facebook and no comments on the posts themselves.
Here’s my work for the past two weeks.
The One-Minute Guide to New Facebook Page Profiles. Big things happened on the Facebook Pages platform during the week and there are some major implications for marketers. This was my quick guide and marketer’s to-do list.
So Whose Client is That Anyway? I wrote this one after watching a discussion on a real estate industry Facebook group. It struck me that no-one owns a client and debates to the contrary are just a waste of breath. It was a post I put a lot into but it attracted few comments.
How to Measure The Effectiveness of a Real Estate Blog? Too many people use visitor numbers and unique browsers as measures of how well their blog is doing. In point of fact there amongst the worst metrics to measure the health of a blog.
Recommendations for Blog Commenting as a Marketing Strategy | SEOmoz This was part of an experiment I was doing with curating information using other web publishing tools. This one came from my Posterous account.
Building a Successful Team of Freelancers. Doing what I do for a living means working with people from all over the world. I have people in Sydney, India and Canada working on bits and pieces for me. It made sense to share a few tips about how to make these long distance relationships work.
Email Blows Away All Other Social Networks. Despite all the hoopla email is still the most common way for people to connect online. It’s easy for marketers to forget that.
Facebook Manners and You. I found this rather comical video explaining how to do relationships online. It’s well worth watching, particularly if you’re planning a breakup.
Most of what goes on this blog is original content. When I use someone’s material it’s always displayed as a block quote. But that’s not to say I don’t use the web to create notes for use later on. I’m going to call these blog posts although they’re really even less of a blog post than a tweet. Still, I’m including a couple here from my Tumblr account as examples of how the web can be used to curate rather than create content. I use Tumblr especially for information that’s a bit off topic.
Spiralling Stairscraper Solves Suburban Sprawl. The idea of a stairscraper solves a number of issues not the least of which is giving residents access to their own garden. I’m not sure if it’s technically possible but would love to see one built if it was.
RE BarCamp is Coming to Australia. It’s exciting to be part of a grass roots movement run by agents for agents. This post outlines what’s happening.
I created a post on my iPad using the WordPress application. It wasn’t lots of fun but I’ve had worse experience. As far as posts go it was ok.
The 5000/365 Report. I observed in my last post that blogging was the hard part of my challenge. Nothing’s changed. I’m struggling.
In total I’ve posted 39 posts in the 47 days so far this year. I’m slipping behind and need to up my work rate. If you have any ideas for a blog post let me know.
On the Jacob’s Ladder front I’m smashing it. As of writing this I’m at 845 for the year, which is well ahead of target. There’s a long way to go.
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