Influential Bloggers – Niches and monetization

Welcome to writing/communications Wednesdays. Last Spring I went to a blogging conference (BlogWest 2013). It was a general conference about a variety of topics related to blogging. One of my biggest take-aways from the conference was hearing from the leaders in the “Mommy Blogging” niche. This week in Understanding Social Networks by Kadushin (2012), I read that self-designated opinion leaders or influentials are: “the ‘multipliers’, and trend-setters, the source for…

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BlogWest Conference – Meeting the moneymakers

I attended one day of the BlogWest Conference this weekend and I have to admit that this is the first conference I have attended out of personal interest. Since it was a Canadian bloggers conference the scope was wide an generalist. I heard presentations from a CTV Anchorwoman (Erin Isfeld), a life coach, a inspirational speaker, money-making mommy bloggers and a social media/wordpress expert. Lessons learned: 1. Anchors are expert…

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Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest – Social media strategy & Row80

Working in Communications and being a writer and blogger, I’ve heard my fair share of theories on social media numbers and klout. I’ve been blogging for over two years now and I’ve been actively using Facebook and Twitter to engage with other bloggers and writers for over a year, and it’s time to look at growth opportunities. My (new) strategies for gaining klout and a dedicated blog readership I think…

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Communications Today: How people come across in writing and ROW80 check in

People communicate in so many ways through writing these days that different forms and even “languages” have been created. I think how someone writes reflects on their person whether for good or bad and some people seem to forget that others are only meeting their “writing persona”. As a communications professional and a writer, this dichotomy has interested me lately. Twitter – Shortcuts to fun, engaging content People use so…

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Writing Daily – Keeping the machine well oiled

So I’ve been bad. Bad probably since about March 2012. It haven’t been completely abstaining from writing, but I sure have taken my time to: take a break from fiction writing think about new fiction ideas debate whether or not to edit novel #1 move back to Canada get full-time employment in Canada settle back into Canadian lifestyle. I’ve posted a blog here and there, but I’m ready to write…

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