SuperPost Sunday – Weekly Roundup #14

paperboy SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #14Hello My Lovelies,

And welcome back to another kick-ass SuperPost Sunday over at the Grid house!

Yeah, okay, I don’t know where that came from…sorry, forget I said it like that.

I made it sound like I should be hangin’ your coats and makin’ you popcorn or somethin’ LOL.

Alright, let me get straight to the tooting – I mean the point.

I was very honored this week to have 2 of my pieces published elsewhere and I’d love for you to check them out if you haven’t already.

I promise you that the rambling is useful and entertaining ;).

The Great Debate: Long vs. Short

I’ll say it again, damn it. Get your mind out of the gutter please! I’m talking about word count for crying out loud! Sheesh!

As many of you know, I’ve somehow been labeled as “the girl who writes a lot” (cough – I’m  being kind to myself). I’m also talking about posts and comments of course – and not about my personal diary of hopes and dreams.

So to write a guest post called “How Long is Too Long” for the fabulous Gini Dietrich from Spin Sucks was somewhat in order.

And guess what?

It seems that for the most part, people enjoyed it and had quite a few things to say. Seriously – check out the debate it stirred up and all the wonderful views that were shared.

Oh, and did I mention that many of the comments on there are “Griddy length”? Either I’m contagious (as in viral) or people do indeed leave longer comments when they have something valuable to share that they need more words for.

I wanted to thank all those who took the time to read it and leave their 2 (more like 4) cents for being so supportive and engaging.

I would tell you more about how grateful I am to Gini and what a SuperWoman she is, but instead, I suggest you read this short post to see what I really think of her.

Marketing Your Facebook Page

A couple weeks ago, Alex Whalley from asked whether he could interview “the Tzarina of SEO”, Ana Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe, “the King of Podcasts”, Hector Cuevas from and I about our respective Facebook Group tactics.

My answer to that email was: “Hell Yeah!” (and another paragraph or so – of course lol)

So please check out “Facebook Marketing Unmasked. 3 Top Bloggers Reveal All!” and see what each of us had to say. I guarantee that there’s a ton of insightful information from Ana and Hector (and me too, but I’ve tooted myself enough lol) that you can learn from. They’re both excellent bloggers with different styles.

Oh, and if you’re not familiar with The Whiz of all things SEO, Link Building, Affiliate Marketing and Niche Sites, then I highly recommend you rush over to Alex’s blog and see the myriad of valuable information and random outbursts that he has for ya.

Thanks again Alex for asking me to do this. You’ve done a hell of a job writing up this fantastic piece.

Me Reminding You

Last week, I asked my amazing readers for their help in giving a name to my new series.

I was actually overwhelmed with the amount of fantastic suggestions which in turn left me even more dazed and confused then when I first started LOL.

So, what I’m thinking of doing this coming Wednesday is putting my favorites (including 2 of my own suggestions) to a final vote – and I would love for you guys to take the time to stop by and tick that little box.

Thanks again to all of you participated and threw ideas my way :). Much appreciated!

Oh, and Danny Brown needs your help too in naming his series. So head over there once you’re done here and share your bright pennies with him.

Alright, enough of all that. I said my peace. Now let’s move on to what you’re actually here for ;)!

This Week’s Goodies

And so…

“Without further ado and blah blah,” here are this Sunday’s SuperPosts on all things Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more.

Social Media

The onslaught of new social media sites has fundamentally changed the role of any marketing or communications professional. Every day millions of users are spendingsignificant periods of time on social networks. In 2010, social media…

Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. A few caveats before we launch into the list: This is my own list of the people I’m watching. I was approached to do this list because of my work as a professional connector. These are the people that have stood out…

Last week, I was given the opportunity to do a live question and answer session on Social Media Examiner’s Facebook page. I would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience…

I am fascinated with uber-blogger Chris Brogan as a cultural icon of the social media revolution.  Whether it’s trying new business models or pioneering sponsored posts, he is our canary in the coal mine, exploring the leading edges…

Although as business professionals we all understand that putting an implementation horse ahead of a plan and strategy cart is a recipe for disappointment, the reality is that in many organizations this is still what happens…

Blogging Tips

There is really no (reachable) limit to the number of different blog post topics that someone can write about. I write about four subjects currently, each for a different blog. Still, many people find that they are unable to think of…

Want to maximize sharing of your content on Facebook? Here are seven tips that are sure to help. 1. Publish on the weekend. Many companies block Facebook access from the office, so sharing of stories on Facebook tends to increase over the weekend…

Your blog is a business. I’m not saying that your blog should make money. If you’re a Copyblogger reader, that’s probably already something you’re focusing on. I’m saying that your blog (independent of the other parts of your business) itself has…

When a post moves off your blog’s home page, fewer readers will see it. If it’s a piece you were particularly proud of, well, that can hurt. Maybe you wrote it just one month after you started blogging, so only three people read it. And one of them was…

He is an American icon, having over 12 Number 1 singles (more than any other male artist) and won 13 Grammy Awards and 26 American Music Awards.  As a musician he is a legend, but just what can the King of Pop teach us about great blogging…

On December 20 I announced I was taking a holiday break from blogging here at I explained that I was house-sitting in Santa Cruz and Soquel, that I had a lot of freelance projects for textbook publishers, and that I wanted…

Last week, I spoke with Joe Hackmanabout blogger ethics and transparency (you can listen to the podcast here), and one of the things we chatted about was the topic of disclosure. My belief – and something we instill into any clients…

Here’s the truth. Most bloggers are being controlled. Their articles, content, styles and brands are being dictated by the “rules” of traditional blogging. Here’s the truth about traditional blogging – it doesn’t exist…

Since you liked last week’s post on 5 ways to spice up your WordPress blog, I thought I’d share a few more plugins I’ve been playing with, and stuff I’ve been doing. Why not give them to you all at once, you ask, a little miffed…

Get your mind out of the gutter people! I’m talking about posts and comments. Jeez! When the fabulous Aunt Gini (editor’s note: She calls me this because of the Christmas video with my nieces and nephew) asked me to guest post…

Internet Marketing

For a Social Network that gets something like 7 quadrillion hits every 34 seconds it has done a good job of remaining a mystery to me. I know I used to connect with old friends there, plant an occasional crop, maybe kill a few Mafia Bosses…

Traffic Building

A reader asked me on Twitter the other day if I would start writing more traffic-building tips here. The implication was that I haven’t been publishing content that will directly help you build a bigger online audience…


Last night I had the privilege of being the guest on #seochat – a fairly new but very active Twitter Chat that happens on Thursday nights at 8pm CT.  Twitter chats are familiar territory and can be very engaging, especially when they’re as well run as #seochat…

Using Google to direct traffic to your blogcan quite literally translate into gold. Or at least money with which you could buy gold. This article will show you how to easilyoptimize your blog for search engines. Let’s be clear on few points before we begin…


Are you ready for this?  Because I’m totally going to tell a mom story. I’m going to tell a mom story in a post with the word “sex” in the title.  But it’s okay, because you’re going to love the story.  And then you’re going to go off into the world…

It’s the time of year where I need to start thinking about the home garden. Yes, it’s only January, and it’s very cold in much of my country right now. But if I don’t begin planning in Winter, I won’t be enjoying all those yummies come Autumn…

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

  • My Pet My Love

    I have been reading through posts now for well over an hour!

  • My Pet My Love

    I stumbled on this while searching on google I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.

  • Body Detox Tips

    I would nor agree or disagree with this article, many times its difficult to jump to conclusions without providing the evidence.

  • Jason Acidre

    That is some one hell of a list (definitely one of the most extensive curated post I’ve seen besides kristi’s fetching friday). I’m seeing a lot of interesting topics, will do check them out :)


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Jason,

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your very kind and encouraging words :).
      I’m glad you like this roundup and yes, I too think that Kristi’s is terrific.

      Hope you find a few posts in here that interest you. They’re all great reads.
      I do this SuperPost roundup every Sunday so I hope to see your around these parts more often.


  • Chris Alta

    Ingrid! dope post..I would say short and rich in keywords is the way to go..but hey I just started blogging so who am I to be “Mr. Know it all” Any who I don’t know how I came across your site but I really enjoyed it. You throw a lot of great links out too so thanks for that. Any who keep on doing what you do. My link is in my name I think? So check it out when you get a chance and leave some feedback to a newb!



    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Chris,

      I appreciate you stopping by. I’m glad you liked this post – and yes, there are tons of useful links on here – so make sure to check out a few if you can. Great stuff!

      When it comes to blog posts – I usually abide by the “my blog, my roles” principle. Meaning – write what makes you comfortable and use your own unique style. If it’s short and sweet – great. If it’s a bit longer – that’s fine too – just make sure to keep your readers captivated somehow so they can read till the end.

      But regardless of both lengths – write for you first (be yourself), but make sure to know your audience as well.

      I actually wrote a pretty entertaining post about the long vs. short post over at Spin Sucks – you might enjoy it (as well as all the comments and views on there). If you have the time – give it a go –

      In the meantime – I’ll be heading over to your blog at some point to check it out.
      Best of luck to you on your blogging journey. It’s a great trip.


  • Wilson Usman

    phewww….and finally I’m at the bottom. this blog is so interesting even the comments rock!

    Thanks for all those links Ingrid

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Wilson 😉

      I’m taking that as a pleasant gasp and that you wish there was even more hehe.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the read and comments.

      So more excellent articles in here – definitely take the time to check them out.
      Thanks for stopping by :). Appreciated.


  • Dino Dogan

    Thnx for including my SME post about SEO. It just shows you have good taste :-p

    • Ingrid Abboud

      What The…How did yours get in there? LOL Kidding of course 😉

      Your GP for SME kicked some serious ass Dino. It’s extremely thorough and super helpful. I actually bookmarked that one – as I’ll certainly be needing it.

      But yes, I agree – I do have good taste ;).

  • Shonali Burke

    I’m on the GRIDDY LIST! Now that’s what I call kickass. :p Thank you, Griddy!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Haha – the Griddy List – I love that ;).

      And yes, you most certainly are – not just because I like you lol – but because your post kicked ass!
      You’re most welcome Shonali.
      Happy Tuesday

  • Fran

    Hi Ingrid the blogging queen:

    My first time at your site, but I have been reading your comments at Patricia for a while. So in a way got to know you. Liked your writing style and super Sunday round up. I am going to add your site in my blog list to read your posts and comment.

    All the best.
    Fran A

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Fran

      LOL – not quite the blogging queen yet – but I like the sound of that hehe.

      It’s great to see you here. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :).
      I’ve been seeing your comments around the blogosphere as well and recently came across your blog – great stuff!

      I’m happy you liked this “little” roundup ;). There’s a new one every Sunday – and it’s usually filled with some fantastic posts I’ve come across during the week. Hope you find a few that are useful in there.

      Looking forward to seeing you around these parts more often.

  • Brankica U

    Hey Ingrid, do I need to say this is a great list. My overall favorite is Alex. Loved that post with you three answering questions, it just rocked!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Brankica

      Well…you certainly don’t need to. But it’s great hearing it haha. Thank you so much – I’m glad you loved that post. Some great tips in there from everyone – especially Ana and Hector.


  • Patricia Millman

    Hi Ingrid

    Wow you sure have been busy with all your Guest Posting and still you manage to come up with your weekly roundup! Your position as “Comment Queen” is still intact too. I read your comment on my blog for Rick’s GP. Really great input and insight into the message Rick imparted to my readers. :-) Really enjoyed what you had to say :-)

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Ingrid Abboud

      My dear Lavender Queen,
      To tell you I’m on the verge of digital exhaustion would be putting it mildly hehe. Of course – exhaustion simply calls for a good night’s sleep and then all is back to normal again.

      But yes, this week has indeed been very hectic – between my blog here, my GP over at Spin Sucks and the interview post Alex Whalley did of me, Ana and Hector.

      But I’m not gonna’ like to you – I’m lovin’ it!

      Glad you liked the comment I left – Rick did a hell of a job on his GP for you. Really!

      Thanks for stopping by Patricia.
      Have a nice week.


  • Sire

    Man, I don’t know how you do it Ingrid, you always have so much to say and yet you still have time to put this type of post together. I would love to take you to dinner. I reckon all I would have to do is eat and you would do all the talking. 😉

    Seriously though I don’t have the time to suss out all these posts, so I reckon I’ll just look through them all again and pick the one that looks most interesting.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Sire,
      Well Sire – the trick is: sleep less, read more and type till your fingers swell or fall off LOL.

      I’m afraid I would disappoint you at dinner Sire – for I’m not much of a salad type of girl. I love to eat well and therefore would be quite taken my the numerous dishes in front of me. But of course – I would manage some talk here and there haha.

      I hope you find a few in here that you’ll like and that will bring some added value somehow.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Hey, what happened to Aussie?


      • Sire

        Well I’m so glad you left sex out of the equation, I hardly get enough of that as it is so I sure ain’t cutting back on that just so I can read some extra posts LOL

        I’m sure I will Ingrid, I haven’t been disappointed by anything that your written so far.

        • Ingrid Abboud

          LOL Sire

          And thank you for that super compliment. I’m glad you’re enjoying the “few” (cough) words here and there that I have to share.


  • Lisa

    Once again Ingrid….rock solid roundup!!! A couple I hadn;t read yet either so thank you!!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Lisa,
      Why thank you very much :). I do think so myself lol.
      Hope you find some value in those you haven’t read already.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Lisa,
      Why thank you very much :). I do think so myself lol.
      Hope you find some value in those you haven’t read already.

  • Anonymous

    Holy crapsticks!

    Now that is a super sunday!
    Thanks so much for your kind words Ingrid – I am humbled by your kindness :)
    (that won’t get turned into a smiley will it. Disqus-ting comment app.)

    I was going to do some blog hopping tonight actually – and now I have a central hub!
    Thanks for compiling this Ingrid – I know how long these things take to put together!

    • Ingrid Abboud


      I just love how you start your comments Alex!
      I may just borrow that term from you one of these days – “Holy Crapsticks” – as I haven’t used that one in ages :).

      No need to thank me my friend – the post is in here because it certainly deserves to be – whether I’m in it or not. You did a heck of job putting things together and Ana and Hector were great choices.

      As for my kind words – well, you should know by now that I only say what I mean. Meaning – I believe what I said about you – WHIZ indeed!

      Damn – I really need to start replying at normal hours and not at 5 am where I take the risk of being incoherent lol.

      And you’re right – this roundup does take a significant amount of time – I usually start the next one as soon as I press publish. I round them all up during the week as I come across them and then the day before or the same day – I write my intro.

      I hope this compilation of great posts will come in handy for you. You see, now you have less blog hopping to do ;). I’m sure I missed a few, but these are a good start.

      Thanks again for being a great host and for asking me to participate in your post :).

      Have a great week.
      Cheers Mr. Whalley

  • John Soares

    Ingrid, I’m very pleased to be included in this list of excellent posts. I’m spending slow times during the NFL championship games checking out all the goodies you’ve selected for us.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi John,
      Very kind of you to stop by.
      A very enlightening post you had there – some great tips!
      Hope you enjoy reading the posts in here – they’re truly worth it. Great stuff!

      Enjoy the games :).

  • Howie at Sky Pulse Media

    Oh my! So much reading! A smorgasbord of literary delights! Thank you Ms Abboud!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      “A smorgasbord of literary delights” – Now, that has to be my favorite phrase of the week! Nope – of the month!
      Thank you Howie :)
      Hope the literary delights make for a smorgasmic intellectual experience :).