Tag Archives: online

Thoughts after 10 years of blogging

  “I should write a blog post about 10 years of blogging, but I’ll do it after I watch this basketball game.” That’s how I was thinking tonight about acknowledging a decade of publishing online. No careful marketing plan, no … Continue reading

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Strong individually, strong collectively

One of my Tourism Currents business partner Leslie McLellan‘s favorite quotes is this one…. “It’s the CVB, Tourist Board, or Chamber’s job to get people to your town. It is YOUR job to get them through your door.” Leslie and … Continue reading

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What is SXSW Interactive?

It is that time of year here in central Texas. Time for “South by.” SXSW. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. “The thing that ate the month of March.” There are three parts to the SXSW festival – Interactive, Film, … Continue reading

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Best times to post on social media

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) There are a lot of blog posts and articles telling people about the “best” … Continue reading

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What kind of blogger coverage is best for you?

It seems to be a hot topic – connecting with bloggers for online media coverage – so below are some thoughts from my recent stint co-hosting a #blogchat on blogger outreach (#blogchat is one of the first and biggest regularly-scheduled chats … Continue reading

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See the new blog layout? It’s sure not ’cause I planned it this way.

Yes, the blog looks different. That’s because I made a mess. This is what happens when you are trying to improve a blog’s loading speed (a site that is slow to load = bad, both for readers and for SEO.) … Continue reading

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The 8 WordPress plugins that I recommend for your blog

The great thing about (powerful AND free) WordPress.org online publishing software is that you can customize it with plugins. The problem with this abundance of bloggy toys is that there are so many different ways to customize, you may go … Continue reading

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Protect your online reputation by listening and responding

Your online reputation built on many things, including the impression people get when they search for you and/or your business, organization or destination online. All of those reputation management services you read about don’t do anything mysterious; they basically churn … Continue reading

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A blogger is not always the droid you’re looking for

Some influential online communicators either don’t have a blog or it’s pretty dormant. Their channels are elsewhere. They might be big on Facebook, or very active on Twitter, or photo powerhouses on Flickr and Instagram, or busy with LinkedIn, but … Continue reading

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Why right click is wrong: proper use of online photos and images

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) “I found just the photo I needed on Google Images,” she said. “Did you have … Continue reading

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