Chris Brogan

Blog Show and Tell: 3 Blogging Lessons With Examples

show-and-tell

Do you remember show and tell? In nursery school, I had to bring in an unusual item and explain it to my classmates. Unlike my friends, I didn’t settle for an ordinary toy or household object. Instead I brought my sister. The great advantage was that she was able to talk for herself. Over the years, I’ve found old-fashioned show and tell to be a useful teaching technique because it illustrates the point better than describing it can ever do. Here are three blogging elements where show and tell can help you learn and improve your craft.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We ♥ Bloggers Contest

To celebrate American Heart Month, we’re offering bloggers a little bit of love. We’re renaming February, Blogger Love Month and using the hashtag, BloggerLove (#BloggerLove) to mark our tweets and posts. We’re offering you 125 Free Blog Topics based on things we learned from hanging out with kids.  To show that every one of you is a winner with us, all posts that use one of these 125 titles will be featured in a roundup blog post on March 7th and be eligable to win a special prize.

Tags: , , , , ,

125 Free Blog Topics-Corporate and Personal Blogging

Help! I can figure out what to write? Blank screen syndrome is a very real affliction for bloggers and other types of writers. Here are 125 free blog topics. These are surefire ideas to get your creative juices flowing inspired by childhood. P.S. Stay tuned for our BloggerLove contest!

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Blog Help: No One Reads My Blog

What do I do? No one’s reading my blog. Understand that, no matter of how good a blogger you are, there are always ways to improve what you’re doing particularly where driving blog traffic and blog comments are concerned. Here’s blog help in the form of twenty-one blog challenges and fixes to remedy them.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

2010’s Top 12 Social Media Experts

To understand social media’s non-stop, multi-directional conversation, a road map can be useful. Here’s a list of 12 top social media experts to help you tackle the terrain of this evolving landscape. In addition, there are 5 up and comers to keep your eye on.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why Have a Personal Blog?

Before starting your personal blog, here are seven reasons to consider. They are closely tied to your goals for your blog.

Tags: , , , , ,

Social Media Hearts Cause Marketing

Cause marketing is the coordinated efforts of both for-profit and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations towards a common charitable and/or social goal. Unlike other forms of marketing, cause marketing has 5 goals and 8 distinct target audiences. (Contains useful research and chart.)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Does Your Brand Need an Elevator Pitch?

Elevator pitches are short descriptive statements that can be told in the time it takes for an elevator ride. When used for a brand, the pitch is longer than a tag line and conveys more information than a logo. Here are 5 steps to help you develop elevator pitch for your brand.

Tags: , ,

Does Your Blog Have Personality? 7 Points to Help You Create Your Writer’s Voice

When faced with a blank screen, many bloggers and other social media content creators are at a loss as to what to do. Here are 7 points to help you find your writer’s voice based on last night’s #blogchat.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

DMA 2010 Social Media Face-Off

DMA 2010 hosted a Social Media Face-Off, a panel of 9 social media gurus. When gathering 9 experts in a panel, it’s critical to lay ground rules to ensure that everyone can make their points. Here’s 7 ways to enhance your next large panel effectively.

Tags: , , , , ,