Hello My Lovelies,
First and foremost – Happy Easter to you and your families. For those of you that celebrate, I hope it’s a blessed one.
I just came back from our family lunch, and stuffed is pretty much how I feel! Heck, I couldn’t even get off the couch for the egg hunt – which is just as good, cause I figured it’d be nice for the kids to win this year – you know, the one’s that are 3 and not 30 LOL!
I realize that about 4 of you might read this post today and that’s fine. I’m actually hoping you’re all out and about enjoying the long weekend, but I figured if you don’t stop by today, you’ll drop by another time.
Just because the title says Sunday – doesn’t mean it’s not as good to read on Monday or Tuesday ;).
So, although I could have said to heck with SuperPost this week or maybe shared 4 or 5 links- I just couldn’t leave these great posts out to dry.
In all honesty, this is how I see it…
This series is NOT about meaningless or selfish link-bait. If you know me well enough, you know I don’t give two shizzles about that.
It’s NOT about butt-kissin’ either. I’m not the ideal poster girl for brown-nosing.
It’s NOT about gaining attention the easy way. Trust me, there’s nothing easy about writing these roundups!
It’s about SHARING!
It’s about giving credit where credit is due!
It’s about helping others spread their voice even further than their own community!
It’s about recognizing the writing efforts and incredible talents of others!
That’s all it is!
I do this series because I genuinely enjoy reading different blogs and telling you about them – at least the one’s that I think are well-deserving.
Does it take time to do?
You bet your ass it does!
Is it worth it?
You bet your ass it is!
Pheww…I’ve said my peace. Now it’s time to do a little sharing.
Two Super Interviews
Many of you have heard of Srinivas Rao aka Surfin’ Srini from The Skool of Life. If you haven’t, shame on you! You can apologize in the comments after you’ve gone over to visit his fantastic blog. Oh, once you’re done apologizing, you can thank me as well lol.
Please excuse my demanding tone, but Srini is one very cool and smart blogger dude that you definitely want to get to know!
Well, besides his beloved blog, Srini also runs Blogcast FM. Once again, if you haven’t heard of this one either, you know what to do in the comments ;).
Last week, he interviewed two of my friends and all-time favorite bloggers – the brilliant Bonsai Boy Danny Brown, and Mufasa, the main mane and the head of the Sheridan clan. Both of these fine and inspiring gentlemen were gracious enough to say a little something about yours truly and I couldn’t thank them enough for their kind thoughts. I’m beyond honored – and I’m now slowly deflating the size of my head hehe!
Trust me guys, you don’t wanna’ miss what DB had to say about content creation, standing out in the blogosphere and using your influence to make the world a better place – especially with that fabulous Scottish accent of his. And you’ll definitely want to listen to and learn a few things from Marcus as he talks about long tail search, creating interesting content and public speaking.
The Practical Guide to Blog Posting Schedules
Some of you may already know that Brankica (aka Sharpy) and I recently published a free guide to 82 blogs and their posting schedules.
I’m happy to say that we’ve received some great feedback so far, and it’s been stumbled almost 2,000 times (insert big smiley face here). So if you haven’t had the chance to download it yet, make sure you do so. It’s bound to make your blog hopping life a little easier and you’re sure to discover a few new blogs along the way. I did!
And Now on to the Goodies…
“Without further ado and blah blah,” here are this Easter Sunday’s rockin’ SuperPosts on all things Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more.
- The Complete Blog Networking Guide: Build Solid Relationships and Skyrocket Your Traffic – by Christina Crowe, cashcampfire.com
In the video, I discuss my take on networking. I also talk about a trend I’ve noticed on other blogs and the major mistake most new bloggers make that ultimately doom their businesses to failure (and how to avoid it)…
- How To (Successfully) Break The First Rule Of Social Media – by Ilana Rabinowitz, socialmediaexplorer.com
Rules can be helpful, but they can also close your mind to possibilities and immobilize you. When it comes to social media, the first rule you’re likely to be told is this: “Never start a social media initiative until you know…
- Dear Twitter, I’m Sorry I Hated Your Stinking Guts – by Marcus Sheridan, spinsucks.com
Dear Twitter, Yes, I know I should have written you this note quite a while back but I finally had to come to grips with the gross error of my ways when I misjudged your character many moons ago…
- Five Ways to Lose Your Commenting Virginity – by Lisa Gerber, spinsucks.com
We clearly have a pretty active and vocal community here at Spin Sucks. But I look at our analytics every day and see it’s a very small percentage of visitors who are doing the majority of commenting…
- Facebook’s Growing Role in Social Journalism – by Vadim Lavrusik, mashable.com
A Facebook-only news organization? It was only a matter of time. The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and news coverage to its Facebook Page…
- 8 Bloggers You Should Be Reading Right Now – by Joey Strawn, joeystrawn.com
I’ll start this off be saying this is an idea I’m borrowing from Marcus Sheridan, AKA The Sales Lion. He highlighted 15 bloggers who he said were changing the blogosphere and I think he had an amazing list…
- Not Commenting or Answering Comments on Blogs Is Lame – by Mark Harai, markharai.com
Well, I may get socked in the face for this post, but hear me out please. Not commenting or answering comments on blogs is lame! What is Social Media? “Social media are media for social interaction, using highly…
- How To Create a Popular Blog – by Neil Patel, quicksprout.com
One question that I constantly get asked by you is: How do you create a popular blog? The obvious answer is to write really good content. But good content isn’t good enough. When I started blogging 5 years ago…
- The War Of Art – Three Lessons For Beginner Bloggers – by Paul Wolfe, live-your-love.com
You may not have heard of “The War Of Art.” If you haven’t, let me tell you about it. It’s written by a novelist called Steven Pressfield. Pressfield has written several books – mostly “historical” fiction. All of them are good…
- 5 Techniques to Create Raving Loyal Fans – by Brad Branson, problogger.net
Most people walk through life in a living daze. Most people live their lives vicariously through television, sports, or the gossip section. They are afraid to take action, afraid to take a risk. Why? Be average and you don’t risk…
- 4 Vital Gravatar Tips to Get Your Comments Clicked & Noticed – by the Blog Tyrant, blogtyrant.com
I have noticed a lot of my readers don’t have Gravatars yet. Shame on you. This tiny little picture is an important part of your branding and as such you need to get away from the default and start using something…
- 10 bloggers share their tips on how to stay motivated – by Alexandra Samuel, alexandrasamuel.com
Everyone knows that Superman’s great weakness is Kryptonite, fragments of his home planet that travelled with him to earth. That’s how legendary weaknesses arise: the source of our strength is also our greatest weakness…
- Radical Marketing: The Third Element – Entertain to Engage – by Marlee Ward, marleeward.com
Your marketing entertains your customers by injecting fun, drama, excitement, story-telling, or humor into your communications about your products and services, which establishes a deeper connection…
Online Money Making Tools
- The Post Your Fellow Bloggers Don’t Want You To Read – by Glen Allsopp, viperchill.com
Let me begin this post by saying that for the first time ever, ViperChill has crept under the 10,000 Alexa mark (!). The number doesn’t reallymean that much, but it is nice for a site owner to see. What’s even more surprising…
- Are You Ready To Become The Purple Cow? – by Michele Welch, newbizblogger.com
Yesterday I began reading the book, Purple Cow by Seth Godin. If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely pick it up. It’s fantastic. While you’re at it, read all his books! He is changing his world and you would…
- What Makes Us – by Erika Napoletano, redheadwriting.com
This past Friday night, my day took an odd and twisted turn of events and at 6:45pm, I found myself walking through the doors of East High School. It’s a central Denver icon, a sprawling campus directly across…
- 7 Habits that Will Make You Happier, Healthier & Way More Likeable – by Marcus Sheridan, thechangeblog.com
Happiness — I want it, you want it, we all want it. Just the fact that you’re reading The Change Blog means that you and I are on a similar path—seeking for those nuggets of wisdom that will bring us more peace…