SuperPost Sunday – Weekly Roundup #16

paper girl SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #16Hello My Lovelies,

Well it seems my SuperPost has a little bit of competition today with the Super Bowl XLV, so I will bow out gracefully and pretend that the 200 million people that usually read this series are otherwise occupied watching the Steelers and Packers (as well as their cheerleaders) fight for the trophy of trophies.

May the best team win.

Moving on…

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

As for me…I’ve had better weeks. But hey, such is life.

Violins won’t be necessary. I’m still as giddy and sarcastic as any teenage school girl. Well, maybe like the older sister of a teen age school girl, cause let’s face it – I’d be pretty balsy to try and convince you all that I’m 16 ;).

But on the bright side, my week in the blogosphere has been just as pleasant as always.

Well, Looky Here…It Seems that I’m a Badass!

Yup, that’s what it looks like.

This here is a great big shout out to Diana Adams from the Rebels Network and Adams Consulting Group as well as Amy D. Howell from Howell Marketing Strategies for labeling me as one of Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women :D.

Okay, so that smiley is a bit on the geekish side but it kinda shows off my teeth. Plus, who cares? I’m a badass so I can be a little nerdy if I want to – so Ha!

In all seriousness though, some fabulous ladies are on that list, including Christina Kingston, Shelly Kramer, Erika Napoletano, Anne Deeter Gallaher, Marjorie Clayman, Kat Jaibur and 68 other badass gals, so make sure to get to know a few of them if you don’t already.

Oh, It Was Broughten!

I wanted to say a quick but HUGE thank you to all of you who shared your valuable pennies on my new series Bring IT! this week. I learned a lot about many of you.

I was pleased as hell with the level of engagement, which makes me even more excited for round 2 this coming Wednesday :).

If you didn’t get a chance to tell us what you reveal of yourself online and how much you tell your readers about you, then by all means – hit the comments and spill your guts!

Publicity at it’s Finest or Worst?

In other news, well actually – in all the news – it’s been about Egypt this week. Oh, plus a little Kenneth Cole.

Now I’m sure you’ve all heard by now of that infamous Tweet that’s made it’s way into every other PR blog and post.

If you ask me, it was in poor taste. But I’m not gonna’ get into the nitty-gritty details here but feel free to share your thoughts on that.

If you haven’t been following up, then I suggest you read any one of these good articles – including the comments.

In Other Blog News…

Once you’re all done here make sure to stop by Danny Brown’s house (not the one where he actually lives please) today for his inaugural episode of Sunday Brunch. Seriously guys, you don’t want to miss Danny’s insight on Social Media Policy, especially with that lady-killer accent of his ;).

On another note, my good friend Gini Dietrich needs your help finding a new name for her Top 5 Stories of the Week series. Gini was actually the one who helped me decide on SuperPost Sunday and I have every intention of going over there and sharing a few of my witty and wacky pennies with her.

Okay, phew…that’s it!


“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

In this video I interview Mari Smith, author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. Mari talks about the Brand of You and how to monetize your personality on social media. You’ll discover the steps needed to build…

It’s no secret that I love social media. I am very active on many platforms such as onTwitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr and Youtube to name just a few. And although I am not afraid of sharing parts of my life on these platforms…

Welcome back to our Symposium on Sucking at Social Media. So far you’ve learned how to create a crappy Twitter profile and the basics of how to suck at Facebook. This week, we will be tackling the most professional…

Early in my blogging days I spent a lot of time seeking out networks to belong to where I could engage other bloggers and promote my articles.  After sorting through dozens of networks, I eventually settled on a handful…

Your phone rings, and a voice loudly tells you: “Hello, this is your Social Media wakeup call.  Get up, and don’t ever sleep through that alarm again. Do you hear me?!” An almost unbelievable situation unfolded on the…

For the last few years I’ve been delivering and refining my Science of Social Media presentation. A few weeks ago, I gave it at Harvard and recorded it. This is the first time a full length video of this presentation has been…

Blogging Tips

This week, I’ve been reading The King of Madison Avenue—an interesting biography of ad man David Ogilvy (aff). I’ve always been fascinated with Ogilvy and see a lot in what he’s done as relevant to bloggers. So here’s…

With nearly a couple of million blogs online and so many covering the same topics it can be a daunting task to gain a level of recognition and establish a brand. There are so many “me too” sites that you must find some way…

I want to make this post as quick and painless as possible. I know…shocking for me huh?! Today I want to show you how to increase your brand recognition through your RSS feed. In my opinion this is severely under…

I hate blogging. It stinks. No, better stated, it really, really stinks. Whether it’s your personal blog or the blog for your small business, the whole idea of content production ain’t no fun. In fact, in my quest to make sure you…

Have you ever wondered why people like Oprah are so powerful?  All she has to do is give her word of approval – blink an eye and a book will become a best-seller… blink an eye and a whole farm will no longer go mad over cows…

Today we’re going to talk about something gross. If you’re not up for it, I suggest you leave now, but if you think you can make it through the muck and mire and make it out on the other side okay, we’ll go together…

How many of you have great content and 0 traffic? Could it be that we’ve all be misled? Could it be that “Content Is King” phrase is a thought-cutting technique designed to over simplify the way you approach building…

Your website must load fairly quickly to satisfy Google and your visitors. Part of your Google ranking depends on the speed in which your website loads. And of course, if your site takes forever, most of your visitors will lose…

Web analytics is more than a bunch of numbers and graphs. Take a chance, step outside the box and turn your analytics program into a high-powered tool for writing dynamic, engaging content! Once you realize…


Newly published websites require lots of tasks to be done on their first month to be able to see how feasible they will be. Tasks generally include generating traffic, building links, getting pages indexed by major search…

Traffic Building

Getting traffic to a blog is the major challenge a blogger faces. Many have read about various traffic generation strategies, but they find it difficult to get traffic to their blogs because these tips are no longer as effective…

Online Money Making Tools

If you browse around the web you’ll mostly find people talking about selling websites, and about how profitable it can be. While that is true, the opposite is also true. That is, buying websites can be quite profitable too…

Alex Whalley is  another awesome blogger who started blogging at the same time when i did. I’ve learned so many things from Alex! It’s really cool to get awesome tips from those who has been blogging for a while…

Internet Marketing

My brand is getting stronger every month – I deepen my community, get more clients and improve my business. But hey – this ain’t happening on autopilot or because Lady Luck is sprinkling her magic powder on me – no…

Every time you publish a blog post or send a message to your email marketing list, your readers learn from you. But they may be learning something entirely different from what you think. Your headline might say “10 Tips…

The internet has been around for a long time now.  It’s hard to believe what we ever did before it.  The ability to get information on virtually any subject has drastically changed in the last 20 years…


Does your business have a blog? Are you looking to generate engaging comments and new daily visitors? If so, look no further. This article showcases 10 top blogs in multiple markets. Follow their lead to take your blog…

Anybody who knows me well knows that I hate the word nice. Ironically I very rarely use the word hate, but when it comes to nice it’s the perfect adjective. There’s a deeper point to my dislike for this word – it comes down…

I saw Jack Scrib deliver a keynote once. I was in San Francisco for my first conference as a blogger. This was before I knew who Jack Scrib was, or most of the “A-listers” for that matter. So there I was, sitting in a gigantic…

When my friend Sarah asked if I’d contribute to a series called “28 Days to Get Your Shit Together”, two things occurred to me: (1) Gee, thanks Sarah, now I’m going to be forever google-paired with an article that has the word ‘shit’…

As I was trying to decide what to write about for this blog post, I Googled “get your shit together” to see if anything came up that inspired me. What I found, instead, was, well, a bunch of shit. So then I thought, “How do I write…

Let’s get something straight: passion is not a requirement for business success, and the seemingly 24/7 ‘passion-in-business’ industry is selling you a pup. Despite the ever-multiplying “find-your-passion” gurus…

Our society has become enveloped with open source communication. For the most part, who you are, what you’re doing and what you’re thinking is being shared across the world (of course it’s our choice)…

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About the Author

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.

  • Thomas

    Congratulation with the “Badass Women” title Ingrid :-)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Thomas,

      Thanks a lot :). Very cool of you to stop by and say that.


  • Wilson Usman

    Did I ever tell you that your posts are exhausting, BUT definitely worth reading. I took a few and bookmarked them for later thanks for sharing. That’s what the web is all about right?

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Wilson 😉

      But wait…is it all my posts or just my SuperPosts? hehe

      Thanks so much for dropping by. Always appreciated. Hope you find a few of those useful to you.

      And yes – sharing is indeed what it’s all about.

      Have a great week.

  • Tia Peterson

    Congrats on being named a badass woman!!! lol I’m only a little jealous. Or maybe a little more than a little. :)

    Hope you’re doing well!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Tia,
      Great to see you here and thanks for the congrats :).

      LOL for being only a little bit jealous ;). But in my book Tia – you’re a badass and then some! You rock it everyday both on your blog and on Twitter. Way to go!

      Hope you have a great week.
      All the best

  • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

    Ingrid, or should I call you Ms. BAD A ;-), big props to you for rockin it on Tweetland and a big fat ‘Thanks’ for the mention— it was very kind of you.

    Cheers to you and all the other fantastic posts listed in this article.


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Marcus and welcome :)

      Thanks so much for dropping and leaving such a cool and kind comment. I really appreciate it.
      I thought your article kicked ass. It was humorous and spot on!
      You’re doing a hell of a job over at your blog and it’s pleasure learning from you.

      Some great reads in here, so I hope you get the time to check a few of these out.

      Have a great week.
      I look forward to seeing you around these parts more often.

      PS – feel free to use any of those names LOL 😉

  • Keith Davis

    Wow Ingrid
    Came over from Danny Brown’s site, looking for a quick read.
    How wrong can you be?

    Where to start with all these links.
    I know a bit about SEO so I’ll probably start there.
    Then maybe move on to Blogging tips…
    “Content Is King My Ass” caught my eye. LOL

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Keith,

      Well I’m happy you found your way over here from Danny’s house :).
      I’m hoping that I’m not wrong and that you’ll definitely agree with me once you’ve checked some of these out, They’re well worth the read and are loaded with all kinds of insight.

      Dino’s videos are always a pleasure to watch – his personality makes it all the more fun :).

      Enjoy the reading.
      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving that great comment.


      • Keith Davis

        Thanks Ingrid
        Dino’s videos it is then.
        Love sites where the comments get interactive, like this one.
        Still amazes me that you can chat with people all over the world.

        • Ingrid Abboud

          And after Dino’s video you get 28 or so more goodies to enjoy 😉
          Seriously – I wouldn’t even know where to begin here as well hehe
          The engagement is one of the best parts of a blog – after all learning from each other and interacting is what it’s all about.

          Thanks for coming back to reply – I appreciate it.

          • Keith Davis

            Loved Dino’s vid.
            What a guy.
            No more blogging tonight not even another of Dino’s videos.

  • Adrienne

    Wow Ingrid… This is my first visit to your blog and all I can say right now is just WOW!!!

    First off, congratulations for being a designated Badass. Just from this post alone I would say that you are well deserving of that title. Can’t wait to go through some of the rest of your posts and check those out. The content that you provide is just outstanding. I’m just so impressed.

    Thank you so much for all the awesome info. Will be back soon.!

    Adrienne :-)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Adrienne and welcome :)

      A big phat WOW right back at ya for that super comment. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words – it’s always a pleasure to hear them.

      I’m thrilled that you liked this post – it truly is loaded with A+ resources. Hope you find a few that are useful and to your liking.

      I’ll definitely be looking forward to having you back here.

      If you have the time, stop by and share your pennies on my Bring IT! series this Wednesday :). The first one was published last week. Feel free to check it out to get a feel for how it goes.

      Thanks again for your enthusiastic comment.
      Have a great week.

  • Extreme John

    Congratulations on being a Bad Ass Ingrid! You always have something exciting going on here 😉

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hola John,

      Awesome of you to stop by and share those kind and encouraging words – thanks a mil :). I really appreciate your support.

      Have a great week.

  • Justin Brackett

    Glad to see that others see you as smart as I do! Way to go Ms Badass!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Okay Justin,

      How big is my smile right now cause of that super comment of yours? :))
      Thank you so much – I really appreciate you dropping by to say that.

      Have a great day

      Cheers from Ms. Badass lol 😉

  • Jimi Jones

    Well now, it may be Superbowl Sunday but you’ve still managed to create yet another Superpost. Some things never change. :-)

    Congrats on your mentions as one of Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women, that’s pretty awesome.

    You’ve packed this post with a ton of great posts, all of which provide helpful information. This goes to illustrate why there is no need to worry about success online, it’s all about taking action and being productive, very productive. Easier said than done of course, but there is help and education everywhere.

    With all that is contained here, I have a lot to catch up on. So a big THANKS for the post and of course, for the kind mention. I am happy to be a part of this fine community. :-)

    Enjoy the rest of Super Sunday and have an awesome week. We’ll see you soon!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hiya Jimi,

      Thank you for those awesome ego-boosting words :). I really appreciate the encouragement and support and I’m thrilled that you find my roundups helpful.

      I too am glad to be a part of this fantastic community – like you said – there’s so much help and learning everywhere we turn.

      Your article has some really useful tips – thanks for writing it. It certainly deserves to be read by as many people as possible.

      Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
      Cheers Mr. Jones

  • Gini Dietrich

    Dear, dear Griddy. Of course 200 million people are going to come here before they watch commercials and the Blackeyed Peas. Thanks for sending people over to Spin Sucks to help us figure out a name. xoxo

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Oh how I like the sound of that Gin! Imagine that – 200 million people reading silly ol’ me. Why that would make me like Mashable’s hero hehehe.

      I didn’t know who was gonna’ be the main opening group actually – as you can see – I’m not too taken by the whole thing ;).

      As for sending people your way – well – it’s my pleasure :). I hope I was able to at least. The only down side to having so many suggestions is that you eventually have to choose! Yikes and good luck!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Oh how I like the sound of that Gin! Imagine that – 200 million people reading silly ol’ me. Why that would make me like Mashable’s hero hehehe.

      I didn’t know who was gonna’ be the main opening group actually – as you can see – I’m not too taken by the whole thing ;).

      As for sending people your way – well – it’s my pleasure :). I hope I was able to at least. The only down side to having so many suggestions is that you eventually have to choose! Yikes and good luck!

  • John Falchetto

    Ingrid, thanks for pointing to Olivier’s post. I missed that one somehow. It was really really funny but also so true in his portrait of Jack Scrib.
    Wish you a great week ahead. Yala.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey John,

      I’m glad you found something in there you liked :). When I read Oliver’s post, I spent the better part of the day trying to guess who was referring to lol.

      All the best

      • John Falchetto

        I don’t think he had one person in mind, I think he took all the worst
        traits from different A-listers and created Jack Scrib.
        Did you try moving the letters of Jack Scrib- interesting name…

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Ha! John – I actually thought of decrypting the name as well – as if he had used some kind of code lol. Okay – I think I’ve read one too many Dan Brown books hehe.

          But I actually didn’t think of what you pointed out here – that he may have taken all of them. I just assumed that it was one person that he was listening to. Good observation – I wonder if that could be.

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    • Gini Dietrich

      I thought Olivier’s post was really good, too. What makes it even more funny is that I had THREE people email me to see if I know who he’s talking about (I don’t). So, Griddy, you’re not the only one!

      • Ingrid Abboud

        Was it me Gini? haha

        Now I know he said he was watching one person’s speech – but what if it’s like John said below?
        Cause if I recall properly he also mentioned where he was – San Fran – I think (not sure). So the really curious folks must have already Googled all the seminars and Social Media related events that took place there last year or whenever it was.

        BTW – I realized earlier than both of us included that article in our roundups :)).

  • Anonymous

    Geez, Griddy! When do you sleep? I’ve made it through 5 of the posts so far (in between tweeting conversations and watching the tele), but will have to carve out dedicated serious time to get to the others that I missed earlier this week. This is a seriously helpful list. Thanks for curating the best of the blogosphere for us!

    have a great week!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Erica,
      I sleep on weekends mostly hahaha. Kidding.

      It’s a big one this week but there were just so many posts that I thought deserved to be read by as many people as possible. I’m sure I missed a lot more but I only have 2 eyes to stay awake hehe.

      I’m glad you find this roundup helpful. It’s a week long process for me to do but I enjoy every second of it :).

      Thanks so much for your continuous support and your kind words. Always appreciated.


  • Kevin Green

    Always appreciate your Sunday posts Ingrid, congrats we all knew you were a BADass

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Kevin,

      A pleasure to see you here. Thanks for those encouraging words Mr. Green.
      I guess I was the last one to know about my Badass status hahaha.

      Cheers and enjoy your weekend.

  • Dino Dogan

    Just for the record, you were a bad ass in my book way before you got the official badge :-)

    Thnx for the mention, you rock so hard!!!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      OH MY, if Dino Dogan agrees that I’m a Badass then I must be haha.
      Cause let’s face it, much like Danny – you’re in that category as well.

      I loved that post – and I’m still gonna copy and paste my comment at some point – I promise before 2012 though lol.

      Happy Sunday to ya.

  • Danny Brown

    Hmm, I think it’s more conversation killer accent than ladykiller accent, but thanks for the shout, miss. 😉

    And congrats on the Badass moniker – well deserved!

    • Ingrid Abboud


      I believe I use to (and still do) refer to you as the Badass Bonsai Boy – but thanks for lending me the first part of that title hehe.

      And about the accent – I’m sticking to my lady killer vote and that’s that ;).
      Have a good Sunday my friend.


  • Thomas Marzano

    Thanks for mentioning my post about Privacy & Social Media!
    Much appreciated. And indeed… I was horrified when I read that tweet from Kenneth Cole. :(
    and you are a Bad Ass!! :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Thomas,
      Great to see you here :).

      Your article was fantastic and a great eye-opener as well.

      Yeah, I think that tweet didn’t get the reaction it may have expected – or did it?
      They got the publicity that’s for sure though – but I do believe that there is such a thing as bad publicity.

      Thanks again. Hope to see you around these parts more often.