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ToJoSan @ SOBCon08



ToJoSan

Originally uploaded by bjmccray

That’s me, there, with the camera. Yeah, I know. It’s so unusual. Ha.
Thank you BJ!

SOBCon08 – Where I found more than a blogger

Shashi - geek, blogger, friend
Let me tell you about one of my favorite takeaways from SOBCon08. Shashi and I started out as on the edges of common technologies, now I feel like I’ve gained a friend for life.

It was a pleasure to meet and spend time with him this weekend. What better way to know a man than to share things together.

We shared – learning, laughter, fresh air, excitement, joy, a hug, the skyline of Chicago, we broke bread together, and shared a beer. What better ways to know a man.

What did you share at SOBCon08? What did you take away?

St. Louis Bloggers Guild meeting Saturday, May 10th

     The Guild’s first open meeting will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 1 p.m. at Benton Park Cafe, who is generously hosting our meetings. They have fantastic coffees and I’ve eaten and loved everything on their menu.
     All members of the Guild are highly encouraged to attend this first meeting – please RSVP within either the comments or on the appropriate thread in the forums. The Guild will discuss its first big project slated for this fall, among other issues.
     The meeting is open to non-members for a $5 admission fee. If you’re considering joining, this would be a perfect opportunity to see what we’re all about. We’ll also be accepting and registering new members before and after the meeting.

     See the original post on St. Louis Bloggers Guild to confirm your attendance.

How to become a real Twitter Geek…

Or I’m getting an @ sign from Jeff.

 

Yeah, I’m loved. 🙂

 

Blog post in 2 minutes?

Can you do it? With what? Do you have a store of ideas?  If so where are you stashing them?  if not, then how do you squirt out a post in just a few minutes?

What I feel I can most use a short post for is when I have a great idea and don’t want to lose it.  Especially if it’s a hot topic or buzz worthy topic.   Are those really worth while though?

Let’s answer that question for ourselves today how about!

SOBCon08 – Brian Clark – Copyblogger

Brian gave me several things to think about, but here’s my quick list of take-aways:

  • Attention is valuable but not everything
  • Authority rules
  • Don’t think niche, think large audience and carve out a niche in that
  • Expertise creates authority
  • Think maximize my assets vs replace my job
  • Maximize my subscribers – build lists
  • Build destination pages

A lot of this stuff is immediately useful and gives me a whole viewpoint turnaround.  We are doing a model review out on our sites.  Pages is a big focus of the discussion.

FTP for the Mac – Cyberduck

Cyberduck rocks.  It’s easy to use, provides bookmarking, and of course easy to install.

Where do I use it? Building blogs. Yes, blogging. It’s all about uploading content to your host site, and downloading for backups.  If you aren’t using this, I highly recommend something like it.  I’ll be reviewing a couple of these in the near future.

Have a favorite Mac FTP program? Tell me about here in the comments, or drop me an email, tojosan-gmail.com.