SuperPost Sunday – Weekly Roundup #26

Social funnel SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #26Hello My Lovelies,

First and foremost – Happy Palm Sunday to those of you that celebrate.

What I’ve Been Doing

I”m keeping this Sunday’s SuperPost short and sweet as I have about 100 more comments to reply to on my post, Bring IT! What is Your Blog Posting Schedule? Not only that, but I still have to finish rounding up the information left in each comment so as to include it in the Mega Guide that I’m working on for you. And let me tell ya – it’s HARD WORK and time consuming! But I’m not complaining :).

However, some of the folks who left comments didn’t pay close attention to the rules and neglected to leave some of the information I asked for. And thus here I am, visiting each blog and rifling through pages to find Waldo myself. I’ve been nice so far in that I’ve taken the time to do that, but if what I need isn’t visible on the home page – it’s their loss.

I have no intention of playing Sherlock Holmes. As it is, I think I’ve gone above and beyond by actually doing that and by asking some folks to come back and leave the information they left out. I guess that’s where the ReplyMe plugin comes in handy eh ;)?!

I could have sworn I was pretty clear with the things I asked for. Oh well…I’ll just have to use an even larger font next time lol!

I’m hoping to be done with all that at some point tonight (cough – dawn) so that I can send my little excel sheet to Brankica to turn into a pretty PDF file. We’re gonna try and keep it basic with just the main info so as to make your life easier.

At this point, we’re still set on releasing the free guide this coming Wednesday, unless we run into some kind of technical difficulty. But I”m hoping with Sharpy on my side, the odds should be much slimmer than if I were at it alone ;). No pressure Bran LOL!

I’m actually really excited about this and I hope you are too :D!

Anyhow, that’s all for today folks.

I feel like there should be a Woody Woodpecker staccato laugh after that line – so if you feel the need to do it, be my guest. Heck, I just did it a few times in my head. Wow, I really sound just like that wacky little woodpecker ;)!

And Now for the Goodies…

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

Social Media

This Friday, the last season of Friday Night Lights will begin. I was a late-comer to the show. A friend of mine told me for two years that it was one of the best-written television shows she had ever seen, but still stuck…

Is your business experiencing the social media success you had hoped for? Are you curious what successful companies are actually doing to gain social media success? You’ve come to the right place. This article highlights...

My first SXSW experience was humbling and overwhelming. I was asked to do a panel based on my Ad Age post: “Has Facebook Jumped the Shark?” from 2010. I was fortunate to be joined by industry heavyweights like…

For the record #teamfollowback, I will not ‘Follow Back’, I will block, and likely report for spam. I have started to see a hashtag #teamfollowback in tweets and bios. It makes me tingle, and not in the fun…

Well, ok, counting alone is not what I’d call effective measurement. Counting something gives you a singular, rather meaningless number. Like your waist size. If you’re a 34 waist, that’s a single piece of information...

You’ve probably heard to no end just how important relationships are in the blogosphere. The truth is in today’s age where the evolution of competition has a completely different meaning, you can’t operate inside a bubble…

On Twitter, Mr. Clean isn’t Procter & Gamble’s bald-headed muscleman. He’s a designer from Pennsylvania. As for Mr. Peanut, there are two: a French-Canadian and a nut that wields an ax. Many of the most-loved brand…

Some of you will know the story through a film adaptation of a graphic novel by Frank Miller. 300 is a story based on the Battle of Thermopylae as described by the Greek Historian, Herodotus. According to Herodotus…

There’s an uprising taking place in the kingdom. Whoever the monarch may be, there are insurgents who would topple the throne and assume power. The ruler has it all wrong, and if only the insurgent could take…

Blogging Tips

I’m honored to be guest posting again on Spin Sucks and as soon as Gini Dietrich said we were a go, I started thinking what would be most beneficial for you. I thought to myself, “You could write about the importance…

I love a good headline, but I hate writing them. Actually, I’m pretty bad at it. (Editor’s note: This is true. I’ve rewritten 97 percent of Jessica’s heds.) I ignore headlines as much as Charlie Sheen ignores reality…

If numbers are the indication you measure an A-list blog vs. a mediocre one, than you may or may not agree with this methodology of measuring what an A-list blog is. I read many A-list blogs, many of which of which…

It’s been a theme recently on the One Spoon blog that one of the activities that bloggers and content marketers should do to get ahead of their competition is make their writing better. (This of course assumes…

Link Building

An editorial link is a one-way link placed within the body of a content that is given naturally by other websites to specify a resource. Basically, it’s a form of citation on the web, which generally indicates that the destination…


This morning I woke up to a destroyed telephone line. Actually the line which runs from my house to the telephone pole. No internet, no land-line. I knew I had emails to answer, and work to do online…

As I pulled into my driveway around 11:30pm on Thursday night of last week, exhaustion had officially set in. Having driven about 23 hours over the previous 3 days, I was physically spent. But just like many…

A good sense of humor can be a powerful resource in stressful times and life, as we know, comes with its share of those. Laughter can completely transform a situation because we can’t help but feel good…

Something broke my heart recently. In our swimming pool business, I’ve been filling in for our service manager who’s been out for a while, and it’s given me an opportunity to interact with customers who I haven’t spoken…

There’s a lot of buzz online at the minute about a video doing the rounds from U.K. online content specialists Purplefeather. In the video (seen below), a blind beggar is struggling to get people to put money…

During my last trip home to see my father, he told me he had an important question to ask. As he had just undergone major surgery, my ears perked up wondering what was going to come out of his mouth…

First of all I need to apologize for not having posted anything in the last month. The scarcity of available ‘thinking’ time has put me in a situation where the writing kept being postponed. A while ago I wrote…

SPAM comments. Everybody gets them, nobody wants them. But there is a lighter side to these annoying comments, a side I want to explore now. Something I have noticed about SPAM is that like any internet ‘life form’…

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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.

  • Irish Gifts

    Hey Ingrid, how do you take time to write such knowledgeable and helpful article, even I tried to take some to read but unfortunately I couldn’t get the time. Keep updating us!

  • nursery furniture manchester

    My question is if letters/mail still gets moved around on sunday even though the post office is closed. Or does it stay in the same spot?

  • GraphicDesignMelbourne

    Hi, Ingrid. I really appreciate the effort you put into your round-ups. I started a round-up myself a month ago, I think, then I temporarily stopped it after two weeks. I just couldn’t keep up because of all the responsibilities that I have in the business. So, I decided to do a monthly round-up instead with the post coming out every last Sunday of the month. Was I wrong in starting and then temporarily stopping? Is a weekly roundup better than a monthly roundup?

    – Wes –

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Wes,

      Thanks a lot for the encouraging words. These roundups do take a lot of time to compile if you’re as anal as I am about providing quality – or at least what you think is quality.

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with stopping something – I would rather stop than not continue doing something the way I’d like to. That’s how quality gets affected when you simply do something for the sake of doing it and putting something out there. So don’t even worry about that – at least I wouldn’t.

      I would definitely prefer a weekly roundup to a monthly one – since sometimes they include current news or trending topics which after a month may not be as popular. Also – most avid readers may have had the chance to read certain posts they may have missed during a particular week after a months time. But that’s just how I see it. I try to diversify the blogs I go to so as to provide readers with potentially new bloggers to discover.

      Also – it might depend on how many posts you’re planning to include in your roundups. If it’s a monthly one – people might expect to see a much larger number. In any case – that’s just my 2 cents on this. I’m sure many people may have different opinions – but in my case – even though they’re much more popular – I prefer the weekly roundup.

      I hope that helps Wes. If you have any other questions or if I wasn’t clear in explaining my thoughts – please don’t hesitate to come back and let me know.


  • WebMechanix

    Hey Ingrid, I dugg this post w/ “If you want to read the best of internet marketing, click through to this post and thank me later” —

    Thanks for all the great reading material… I literally have 9 tabs open that I want to read but don’t have time.

    Do you do client work? If not, don’t. If so, how do you find the time !?

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Arsham,

      Nice to see you here again. I’m gonna take it that you enjoyed this roundup lol :). I know that feeling of having so many tabs open. You can add another 9 to yours for mine – as in 99 and not 18 haha.

      I do a ton of reading and I try to share some of the best posts I come across during the week with my readers in case they missed any of them. Of course – I can only do so many rounds but 20 to 25 or so articles is what you’ll get on Sunday’s here.

      Actually – yes – I do client work as well. As to how I find the time – well, I’m still bargaining with the man up top to add a few more hours to the day and am hoping to sleep more in 2012 lol ;).

      Hope to see you around these parts more often.
      Happy Tuesday.


      • WebMechanix

        Hey Ingrid (you prefer “Griddy”?) — I saw on your “What is NG?” page that you’re a marketing and communications consultant & copywriter in your “full time”…

        When you have some spare time (spare time.. what is that?) – could you check out this post that one of our in house copywriters wrote yesterday:

        If there is anything you would add, change, or delete, we would be honored to know. I figure you know your stuff so we value your input.. Thanks dear! :)

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Hi Arsham,

          Thanks for coming back. Yes – I do work as a copywriter and MarCom consultant for myself :). I will take a look at that post when I get the chance. I’m not sure I will be able to do a complete edit for you but if I like it, I will make sure to share it :). It’s been a pretty hectic week with the guide and all and I want to make sure to catch up and reply to folks who have been waiting :(.


          • WebMechanix

            Hey no worries Ingrid – like I said, only if you have a chance.

            Even if you just breeze over the 7 points and lemme know if you’d add/subtract anything… & sharing it would be AWESOME :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Ooops – I forgot to thank you for that awesome Digg :).

  • Sergio Felix

    Amazing how much valuable information can you manage to share on a single post Ingrid, I wished I could add something valuable here but man haha it’s kind of challenging for me, nice job! 😉

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hola Sergio,

      How’s it going?
      I love how that you find these roundups useful – makes the time I put into them all the more worthwhile :).

      Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope you enjoy the reads.

      Have a good week.

  • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

    OK, I better hush now, just had to say hi to all my friends. :-)

    The times I’ve been included on your ‘Around the Grid’ (aka round-up posts) have been huge highlights for me Griddy. Knowing you only include the posts that truly move you in some way, it just thrills me to know that you feel my stuff has some value.

    Your Sunday post is such a service to us all. Thanks for all you do Griddy and thanks for being an amazing person in general.


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Heck, that’s what it’s all about here – chatting with our friends ;)!

      Keep writing them posts the way you have been and I’ll just have to continue adding them here – totally your fault! Hahaha

      I love that you find these roundups useful M. It means a lot to me and I couldn’t be happier than to see your name on here time and time again.

      Talk to you later t..d

  • AllieRambles

    OMG! Right now you have 261 comments on that schedule post! You’re a crazy woman for doing this! But I want to thank you from the bottom of my blog. That is wrong, the top of my blog, there are more clicks there.

    I had to go back and be sure I followed the rules. My name and site are above. And I wrote out my post days. I think I did it right. I don’t want to make more work for you.

    I just realized I forgot to tell you how I spread the word. I tweeted and FB your post. Sorry, I dodn’t follow your rules. :-(

    I’ll work on my rule following skills.

    Until the next post!


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Allie,

      I was thrilled with the amount of comments overall – although of course there are much less blogs included than that. My community loves to come back and converse and that’s why I love it so much :).

      As for following the rules – you most certainly did my dear! No worries there :). I was just referring to the information needed and really not about the sharing part hehe. Either way – I was gonna include those that commented ;).

      Hope you find it useful. I just published it a few minutes ago. Kept it nice and simple.

      Thanks for all the kind words and support Allie. Very cool of you.


  • Anonymous

    Amazing stuff Ingrid, did you know that this is only the third post of yours that I’ve read? The fact that I’m coming back for more should be a good indication that I’m liking what I’m reading 😉

    I think these kind of posts are excellent for showing other bloggers new blogs that they haven’t been to before. I’d say, out of all these blogs mentioned, I’ve visited half of them. That means there’s about 10 blogs I haven’t visited yet, which means 10 new avenues of learning and potential. Quite exciting when you think about it!

    Keep being amazing Ingrid, and stay great :-)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Stuart,

      Boy do I like seeing you over here. And whether it’s the third post or first that you’ve read of mine – I’m just happy that you read me and that you are a part of this community :). So thanks and another thanks for coming back. It means a lot.

      I’m glad you find this round up useful – as I do try my best to compile the best reads I come across during the week to share them with you. Some just deserve to be read by as many folks as possible.

      I hope you enjoyed reading the rest of them.

      Thanks again for your kind words here Stu (is it okay if I call you that btw?).
      Have a great Thursday.


      • Anonymous

        Call me Ishmael…

        Na, I’m kidding, feel free to call me Stu! Thanks for the kind words Ingrid, means a lot, really :-)

  • Mark Harai

    Hey Ingrid, thank you for including me in this week’s SuperPost Sunday!

    This support coming from one of the social web’s brightest stars and best writers is very motivational to say the least.

    You’re a great inspiration Ingrid – thank you : )

    There’s such a tight knit community here Ingrid. I’ve literally seen this cast of bloggers you’ve shared in this list on several blogs in the blogosphere this morning.

    These are special people doing extraordinary work. I can’t wait to see where they are in the next 6 months, 1 year, 3 years… it’s exciting just imagining it.

    I have a feeling we’ll all play a part in getting things done and helping each other impact the world with our work. What a great Monday morning it is!

    You Rock Griddy.

    • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Mark, wow man, you’ve really summed up my feelings perfectly with your words here. A couple of points:

      This support coming from one of the social web’s brightest stars and best writers is very motivational to say the least. ——I’d like to second that. I’ve said it many times before but I won’t grow tired of it as long as Ms. Griddy keeps enchanting us all with her masterful words and contagious style.

      These are special people doing extraordinary work. I can’t wait to see where they are in the next 6 months, 1 year, 3 years… it’s exciting just imagining it. —- Yes, yes, yes….I’m seeing the same thing happening Mark and my only hope is that we can all just continue on this path, growing closer and experiencing more success because of it at the same time.

      Thanks again bud,


      • Mark Harai

        The feelings are mutual Marcus. I’m expecting some great things from this group and my expectations are normally spot on : )

        • Ingrid Abboud

          As am I Mark…as am I!!! :) And I’m thrilled to be a part of US.

      • Ingrid Abboud

        Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Shukran, Danke… :)))).
        I would continue but I think you get how many thank you’s I’m trying to say haha.
        But I’m gonna share that amazing title with you my dear M. I’m not the only one it describes.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Mark,

      I apologize for my late reply :(.

      As for you post – is it was simply excellent and I wanted to share it with folks!
      “the web’s brightest starts and best writers” – Oh boy do I LOVE the sound of that. I am most humbled and honored that you think so my friend. It really means a lot to me so thank you! :))

      Much like you – I can’t wait to see where we all are this time next year. I have such great expectations from many of us and I’d like to think that I’m lucky to be riding the wave alongside you and some others which I deem as A-listers. Or at least – the next biggest names that people will be fighting over to get to know :).

      Thanks for all that you do Mark. You’ve been such an amazing support and your contribution to this community and others is simply priceless. It’s a pleasure to know you and I look forward to our continued journey together.

      Have a great Thursday.

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  • davinabrewer

    Thanks so much for including Brian’s guest post on my blog, real treat. Great list so you’ll be getting a trackback for sure. Now to check out that ‘spammers are people too’ post; this is gotta read. 😉

    • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Hey Davina, I know I told you before, but that guest post on your site was one of the week’s best and most original. Thanks for sharing that!


      • Ingrid Abboud

        I totally agree with you Mufasa. Brian has such a way with words. Not to mention humor :)!

        • Brian Meeks

          Dear Marcus, Davina and Ingrid,

          It is because of the appreciation and kind words, from people such as yourselves, which makes me give all my best posts away. It is exciting to see the comments and know that I am spreading COLs (Chortle Out Loud) across the interweb. Well maybe not across, but in a few places. I digress.



          • Ingrid Abboud

            Dear Brian :),

            Thank you for that super thoughtful comment. By all means, keep giving them posts away, or keep em on your blog – but whatever you do – just keep them coming! They truly are a pleasure to read and a breath of fresh air.

            Oh, and they are the cause to more than a few chortle’s ;).

            Great of you to drop by.
            Have a good day.


      • davinabrewer

        I was really surprised and flattered that Brian shared such a good post with me. I read it and couldn’t believe he didn’t want it for his own blog. Being a greedy, selfish little shit.. I said nothing, and happily ran it for myself. 😉

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Well I’m not surprised! People often want to share great things on great blogs :)! Just my take!
          Oh, and as for being greedy and selfish – funny how people saw those traits as being negative. You see – there’s always a big plus to any character flaw hahaha. I’m working on implementing those 2 qualities into my personality as well – fingers crossed ;).

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Empress – Oh, wait I recently used that one – let’s go back to this one – Hey Acronym Queen :) lol

      I loved Brian’s GP on your blog – had me LOLing a few times – as he usually does. What a great writer that Mr. Meeks is!

      Thanks a lot for the trackback – you are too kind.
      Whalley’s spammer post was a fun read actually – I really enjoyed it. Hope you do to.

      Enjoy the rest of your week.

      • davinabrewer

        I did like the spammer post, that was pretty funny. Still have some other posts to check out b/c really, who needs to sleep. 😉 Signed, QOTA

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Hello QOTA,

          Funny enough I dubbed myself a while back as being ATTAC – my silly acronym that stands for “all things techie with abbreviations challenged” lol ;).

          As for sleep – seriously – who needs it?! I mean – it’s not like it’s healthy or anything. Plus – there’s always 2012 right?! hehe

  • Jason Acidre

    Glad to make it on this list Ingrid! It’s an honor to be included here, seriously :)

    Heavy post from Srinivas Rao, very detailed and I honestly loved it!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Jason,
      My pleasure. That was a great article you wrote – filled with informative goods. And by the way – thanks for mentioning my SuperPosts in there – appreciated :).

      As for Srini’s post – you’re totally right about that – he’s just an exceptional blogger.

  • James M Cooper

    Great List Ingrid!

    Gee, you’re a machine. Yeah, perhaps next time a simple form for simple folks like me who skim instructions.


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey James,

      Glad you made your way over here. Hope you enjoy the reads – there are some great ones :).
      Rules were always made to be broken I guess eh? hehehe
      I tend to skim as well sometimes but shhhh 😉
      And in all honesty – you (personally) didn’t make it hard for me at all.


  • Jason Hughes

    Joey’s at SpinSucks rocked…he seems like a cool cat. John F and Mark Harai knocked it out of the park as usual.

    Love this Sunday mash-up….prob the best exposure to new peeps I’ve found.

    Thanks for all the effort, and the mention of course:)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Jason and welcome :)
      Joey just rocks in general. You should definitely become familiar with his work if you’re not already – he’s a wonderful writer and story-teller. I think you’ll really like him!

      As for John F. and Mark H. – well…I would expect nothing less from those two A-listers – cause that’s what they are in my book.

      Needless to say that I greatly enjoyed your article as well as the few I read along with it. You made it tough for me to decide which to include as each was better than the next.

      Hope you enjoy the reads here.
      Look forward to seeing you more often.

      PS – I’m still impressed by that one day installation pool challenge you took on. WOW! :)

  • Anonymous

    First time here – and glad I found you. And grateful to you that you found me! Thank you and God bless.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Stan and welcome :)

      Glad you made it over here. Loved your GP over at Dino’s. Nicely done!
      My pleasure and God Bless you right back.

      Have a good week ahead.

  • Fran Aslam

    Hi Ingrid:

    Wonderful post as usual. But why did you go to all that effort about creating an ebook for people’s blog, People are people you can not change them, they will still change their writing schedule. Did you write its benefits and tried to find out what are you getting out of it and what people are getting? Working hard is good, creating a position is outstanding. But just keep doing too much…..Is it good?

    Any ways, I sound like a mother. Nice post you have here. I read two post and commented on them, one is SEO post by Jason, He is a from Chicago and I like him. The other was from Srinivas about social media. Both were good read.

    Ingrid try to take it easy and take care of yourself.

    Thanks for what you do for all of us.

    Fran A

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Fran,

      Glad you enjoyed the post :) and thank you.
      I went through the effort because its worth it :)! This wonderful blogosphere has given me so much and done so much for me in general that this is just a tiny way that I can repay my friends and readers. I’m hoping to do a lot more in the future as this was really nothing.

      Both of those posts you read were excellent. I’m glad you enjoyed them and commented on them. I hope you get the chance to read some of the rest.

      Thanks again for being a lovely lady.
      Happy Wednesday.


  • Erica Allison

    Uh-oh, hope I’m not on that ‘list’ of folks who didn’t follow directions! You’re doing a HUGE amount of work here, out of the goodness of your heart, and if you miss some folks (even if it’s me!), So. Be. It. Thank you in advance for the schedule of bloggers!

    Re: this list today, another resounding round of applause for the ’round up’. I’ve already jumped on a few and thank you for expanding my reading list. I hope you have an awesome week!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Erica!

      And no – you weren’t on that list! 😉
      I was mostly referring to first time comers but in all honesty – although it was time consuming to go through each blogger’s blog that commented to get the rest of the info – it was a great learning experience as I got to discover some new folks :).

      I’m glad you like this roundup – as well as all the others you have taken the time to read and comment on – than you my friend :). Your support is very much appreciated.

      Enjoy the reads.
      Please excuse the late reply.


  • Patricia Millman

    Hi Ingrid

    I’m with Gini on this one. You are doing us a BIG favour with compiling this list. Least we can do is co-operate!

    And another great roundup, some of whom I haven’t heard of and others I haven’t read yet so thanks again Ingrid. You are very generous with all you share with us. Appreciated by this lavender lady 😉

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Lavender Lady,

      Thanks for the back up on this one :). I think for the most part people get excited about something and forget – so I’m not holding grudges or anything like that hahaha. I just saying that it took me a much longer time to compile the information from each comment since I had to visit a majority of the blogs to find what they left out. But it’s okay – I’m happy I did – as I discovered new folks :).

      Always a pleasure to see you here Patricia. Hope you enjoy the reads. It’s really my pleasure to bring them to you.

      Happy Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome list as always Miss Ingrid! Being a mommy, my y favorite was Jason’s “The Three “A’s” of a Happy, Healthy, Family” Gotta love the advice to put family first!
    Last week I did edit the comment I left for the Mega Guide, so I hope I touched on all the required points – if not, just ‘holla, I’ll be happy to send you more info.
    Again, many thanks for doing what you do! :)

    • Jason

      Too kind Tisha….thanks!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Tisha,

      Always a pleasure to see you here.
      Jason’s article was just fantastic and such an eye-opener and reminder for many. I can totally understand why a parent would relate so much to it. Actually – I would hope any human being could relate to it as Family should always come first.

      I got your edit from last week – thanks so much. You made it easy for me and I appreciate that. I’m keeping it rather simple as I mentioned – only including the few things I asked for so as to make it easy for folks to refer to. So…blog name, URL, author, publishing dates, tagline (if there is one) and that’s about it. I would have loved to include all the extra information that folks left but it would have made the document a little harder to follow seeing that it’s in a table format.

      Hope you enjoy the rest of the reads here.
      Happy Tuesday.

  • Adam Toporek

    Great list! I’m very glad to have discovered your roundups. This is my third week reading them, and it’s been consistently good stuff. Already clicked on a couple of good posts I missed. Srinivas Rao’s post on Social Media intimacy was one of my favorites this week too! Thanks for providing this great tool.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Adam,

      Nice to see you back here and thank you for your very kind and encouraging words. I’m glad you think they’re good :).

      Srini’s post (among others) was top-notch in every way. I greatly enjoyed his breakdown and I was honored to also be mentioned in it.

      Enjoy the rest of the reads.
      Have a good week.


  • Gini Dietrich

    Hey B! You’re a much better person than I. If people don’t follow the rules, TOO BAD!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey DD,

      I’m losing it! Seriously! I’m still going to each blog for the info – and if I can’t find it for myself – I’m asking people to come back – but there’s only so much I can do.

      I should implement your way – it’s clearly the smart one! :)
      Thanks Gin

    • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Amen Aunt Gini! I’ve been trying to tell Ms. Griddy all week that her heart is simply too big and it’s going to lead her to exhaustion!! (of course, she now agrees with you but she called me cold-hearted when I said it….Hmmm, how does that happen with you women?? 😉

      • Gini Dietrich

        I’m sure you put the bug in her ear and she finally caved when I agreed with you. Either that or she just likes me more than you.

        • Ingrid Abboud


          You guys – I would have felt way too guilty – people took the time to stop by and leave thoughtful comments – sure they forgot to mention a few of the main things I asked for but hey…I can now sleep with a clean conscience hehehe. But you guys are right – I will have to grow a pair for next time ;).

          Oh, and shhhhh – don’t say that in front of Mufasa – he’s a sensitive mane hihi.

        • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

          Ha Gini! Well, it’s certainly the latter, but I’m OK with that, I’d trust Aunt Gini over Mufasa any day of the week 😉

          • Gini Dietrich

            Yeah. Me too.


          • Ingrid Abboud

            I kinda trust my Aunt Gini as well. Heck, if she says jump, then I…well, I may ask her why first and try to convince her that she should jump before me but I’d probably give it go anyways hahaha.

      • Ingrid Abboud

        I know you have :)). I will listen to you and Aunt Gini next time – but in all honesty – no regrets and I’m happy that I did what I did. I tried at least and that’s good with me.

        And clean your ears will ya?! I didn’t say cold-hearted – I said gold-hearted (as in your color and you know, you’re kind nice and all hahaha).

        Thanks M.
        You da bomb and Gini is da bomba! :)

  • Brankica U

    The first one I am definitely gonna read is Jessica, I mean the title is like screaming “READ MEEEEEE”…. I love learning about that. I remember when I started my titles sucked big time. Then I learned about the from Tristan and started writing better ones. However there is so much more to do about them :)

    Thanks Ingrid, great list…. <3

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Yeah Jessica’s post had a really catchy title actually :). Plus it’s definitely original.
      It’s funny – cause when I first started my titles were pretty creative or witty for the most part – but then I kept reading articles on how titles should be functional and less creative – so I went back and changed a couple. Now – I do creative. I think I had it right the first time – at least for me. I tend to think creativity and catchy before thinking SEO.

      Oh well… 😉
      Hope you enjoy the reads partner.

  • Lori Gosselin

    Hi Griddy!
    You’ve got all that work to do and you still rounded up all these posts!I don’t know how you do it Girl!
    I’m deeply honored that mine was one of them! Made my Palm Sunday great!
    And you’ve got my work cut out for me this week – checking out these posts, the ones I haven’t already read!
    I see a Canadian flag in your “Live Traffic Feed” and I think “Hey!” Then I realize it’s me 😮 LOL It’s a sleepy rainy Sunday, I’ll just stop typing now and back away from the computer! Have a good one my Leb friend (I know, I can’t help saying it – it’s just so cool to think I’m talking to someone in Lebanon!)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Lori,

      In all honesty – I’m not quite sure how I find the time – but I do. I’m just hoping to sleep a little in 2013! haha

      I loved your post and it most certainly deserved to be in this roundup and others.

      I gotta tell ya – I rarely check that live traffic feed but when I do happen to glance at it and see a Canadian flag – there are only 1 or 2 people that come to mind first :).

      As for the Leb friend thing – hehehe – I love that you say it! That’s the beauty of this blogging thing – you’re talking to people everywhere and yet it feels like they’re sitting having a cup of joe’s right next to you.

      Hope you enjoy the rest of the reads. Sorry for my late reply :(.
      Have a great day and an early Happy Easter to you and your family.


  • stacey

    Hi Griddy, I swung by your blog to see what goodies you had on offer, and as usual there is an abundance. Both Judith Shapiro and Srinivas Rao posts where excellent, and not really connected but connected in some way if that makes any sense.

    I also loved Lori post, which I read earlier this week, she has a great way of putting powerful, heart warming topics into bite sized chunks.

    Thanks for sharing , it’s much appreciated


    • Lori Gosselin

      Thank you Stacey. That was awfully nice of you.
      Isn’t this a great place [Griddy’s roundup post] – you get to see everything you might have missed that was good during the week – Griddy doesn’t miss!! She’s good to follow around LOL.

      • Ingrid Abboud

        Hola :)

        I love that you promote me and tell folks to stalk me hahahaha. Seriously Lori – thanks so much for what you said here. I always appreciate your thoughtful words.


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Stacey,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the goodies you saw here :). And you’re right – both of those posts were top-notch in my book as well as all the others you’ll see here.

      As for Lori – well, she’s just a wonderful all-round individual and she always has enlightening things to share with her community.

      Thanks for dropping by with your kind words. Much appreciated.
      Have a good day.


  • Bill Dorman


    If for some reason my blog info doesn’t have all the stuff, then I don’t have all the stuff.You’ve been to my house; I don’t even have screens on the windows………damn mosquitoes. Just send it packin’ if needed.

    I see you have taken the bait………you know Marcus wants you all for himself so he came up w/ the clever idea of commenting on all the replies to your post KNOWING there is no way you can just leave it out there hanging. So now instead of being a wk or so behind it will soon turn into a month…………good thing we love that guy, huh?

    I feel that maybe I have arrived when I can say I have seen quite a few of these posts…..and commented on them of course. I also like the new ones you introduce as well. I’ll have to jump in and stalk them for awhile too.

    I also think maybe I have arrived because for some reason in the last few days my following box is blowing up w/ eggs and these hot chicks following 700+ but no tweets. But as I evolve into the grizzled veteran, oh no they are not fooling me. I’m turning into quite the twitter snob……………yeah, right….:).

    Hope you get caught up with your work; if I don’t hear from you w/in 30 days I will send out a search and recovery team.

    As always, thanks for all you do.

    • Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Ahhh Bill, you have uncovered my secrets you dirty dog!!

      • Ingrid Abboud

        He did indeed! He’s on to you – watch out! hehe

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Marhaba to you Bill 😉 LOL!

      Your blog had everything I needed my friend and thank you again for coming back to leave your info for the guide :). I’m glad you did and I hope you don’t regret it.

      I took the bait alright – that mane just has a way with words in that I can’t possibly leave him hangin’ and let him have the last say hahaha. But you’re right – it’s good thing we love him indeed!

      I love having stalkers wooohoooo. Oh, you meant stalking others as well eh? Well, okay, if you must but make sure to keep stalking me and my friends as well okay?! hehe

      As for turning into a Twitter snob – join the club hehe. I actually run a full blown FBI kinda profile search before I follow someone back. I figured since it’s all noise anyways – I’d like to choose the kinda of good noise I want to listen to :). But 700+ hot chicks? Wow – lucky you hehe!

      Phewww, looks like I made it here in 3 days this time – still pretty slow but my good excuse is the guide Bran and I were working on that I wanted to get out in time. Either way – it looks like the search party won’t be necessary this time round – but I will make sure to alert you the next time I go anywhere so you can have your recovery team standing by ;).

      As always – it’s me who thanks you for all that you bring to this community.

      Have a great day Bill.

      • Bill Dorman

        Whoa now, whadda mean you hope I don’t regret it………like I’ll probably get too many people there; make too much money; get so popular that you think I would forget about you…….nah……

        I am at a crossroads and maybe more in my mind than anything. I’ve had a couple people stop by my site and ask why I don’t have this button or that button and I’m afraid to tell them I’m just a cheap ass and you have to pay to get those………..and then I’ve had a few tell me to quit apologizing for your site………I even have subscribers…………that’s kind of scary; I guess I need to quit being such a goofball.

        I’m spending my lunch w/ Ms Gini today; she’s going to polish me up, get me some new shoes, slick my hair back and then it will be rock n roll baby; I signed up for her webinar. Look out world, unleash the beast………:)

        You didn’t know I was bi-lingual did you? You’ve probably never heard Marhaba y’all before either, huh?

        I haven’t been able to open your blog list yet; I had to upgrade my Adobe reader but it’s still not working…….I’ll figure it out eventually.

        Good to see you this am and I’ll catch up wid ya later.

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Well I’m most certainly happy to hear and see that my friend!!!! :))) LOL

          I think Gini’s webinar should make for an excellent learning experience. So I’m glad you’ll be attending that.

          Oh, and I definitely haven’t heard the Marhaba Y’all but I do like the sound of it and I may have to borrow it sometime hehe. Kind of more original than Howdy Y’all eh? hihi

          Oh shoot – I’m sorry that you haven’t been able to open the file yet. I’m hoping the upgrade will do the trick. If not – I would tell you that I would be happy to send it by email but I think you’ll face the same problem. Let me know if you think there’s anything I can do. But I think Adobe Reader should do the trick.

          Thanks for coming back Bill.

  • Dino Dogan

    You always have awesome stuff…thnx for including Stan’s post on DIY :-)

    The stand out for me on this list is Who’s king? Content, curation, search? Ima go check that one out :-)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Awwww thanks Dino – that means a lot that you find this roundup useful :).

      As for Faryna’s guest post on your blog – I really thought it stood out as it was an original and creative analogy. Nicely done!

      Enjoy the reads my friend.
      And Happy Sunday to ya.