"...Average Jane spends nearly an hour a day on Facebook, every single day... [yet] people spend just 1 minute each day on Twitter!" If we believe these stats (which would make me a super-outlier), 1 minute is not much to work with to build a community.
Writing a story on Twitter isn’t easy. But what if we layered a series of tweets, one leading into the next, to build a much bigger story. Imagine the possibilities - the ability to share much larger stories, to engage with the community by lengthening or shortening the story based on likes or even changing the narrative based on feedback. Wouldn’t that be fun?
If you hang around bloggers long enough, you will hear about the many books that resulted, or were heavily influenced by blogging.
Are you blogging, publishing, or managing a web site? Then make sure you are keeping Google indexes up-to-date! We always complain that they know too much about us, but this is one of those edge cases where we want them to know even more!
I’m one of those that can’t write if not inspired. My productivity varies but my desire to have all my tweets reach the whole world, or at least my followers, doesn’t.
Though long in coming, the writing of this piece has been on the wall for a while. My interests are consistent but my track record on delivering things is not. So, here is my entrepreneurial contract between me and myself.
This is the type of post that Solo and Weekend Entrepreneurs love to write. We desperately want to get there and if airing things out in the public keeps us honest, accountable, and maybe even benefit from unsolicited feedback, we'll be all over it.
As Twitter users, we've all retweeted but how many of us have stopped and pondered the process? According to Omnicore, we send some 500 million Tweets a day and according to Sysomos, 19% of those are retweets.
Instagram bots are everywhere. They scurry around liking posts, scraping and vomiting back content, following and unfollowing unsuspecting people, and so on. They are annoying as hell, bring nothing constructive to the table, and, on the whole, diminish the Internet experience. But for those who take the time to observe this phenomenon a little more closely, especially how humans interact with them, the lessons can be rich, at scale, and highly transferable to real accounts.
I've been making online classes for a couple of years now. It's been a fun and challenging adventure that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys teaching and creating audio-visual material. Oh, and there's the money thing too. Nothing remotely compared to the top 10 instructors of 2015 but I've had a few 4-digit months.
This is something us content creators should always be thinking about, and if you don't, you're definitely leaving money on the table. Let's start with what I did right before delving into my numerous missteps
This post isn’t directed towards office cogs hiding behind big corporations, or those selling crappy garbage through clickbait. This is for those that care that their reputation is online and on-the-line, those developing an honest personal brand, those looking to build a community of friends with intersecting interests.
The idea of being a tech entrepreneur is great but taking that leap can be intimidating. What if there was a way of doing it without "leaping"? Here is a gentle way of launching side projects with minimal risk and at your pace.
Spend less time on obvious one-offs, automate if you have to, but if the task is rich and interesting, squeeze it for all its worth!