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How to become a real Twitter Geek…

Or I’m getting an @ sign from Jeff.

 

Yeah, I’m loved. ūüôā

 

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.

SOBCon08 – Anita Bruzzese

What did I take away?

  • Use good resources
  • Make sure my sources are reliable – does my source have an agenda
  • Keep my credibility – keep away from hidden agenda
  • Post corrections – Immediately!
  • Don’t respond by attacking
  • Encourage comments – highlight great commenters – don’t let the bad comments take over
  • Get a roundtable of folks to keep me true
  • Put a line in the sand on what I will and will not due or blog about
  • Write things I’m not only proud of now, but I’ll be proud of in the future

Very good presentation. Anita is from www.45things.com.

On the way to SOBCon08

I’m on my way to SOBCon08, or almost anyway. I got up early this morning with all intentions of landing in Chicago about right now. That isn’t to be obviously, as I’m still in St. Louis at Lambert International.

All of the flights are being pushed back today, both in and out. Heading to Chicago is especially problematic because flights in and out of there are also running behind. Just spoke to Shashi, coming in at Midway, and he’s been taxiing for quite a while there. They are waiting for a gate.

So what’s a guy to do that’s not on time today? Why, blog it and twitter and considering whipping out the camera. Just had lunch and still have time for that. Hopefully the flight won’t be delayed much more though.

Also, I’m already doing my Friday call for postcards. If you want a postcard, then send me a DM on twitter, @tojosan. Be sure to mention postcard, and provide a name and addy. If I hear from you by tomorrow sometime, I’ll personally address, sign and write a note to you on a postcard. They’ll go out Monday from my home post office.

I’ll be doing a post about the postcards I received back as well.

Cheers!

SOBCon Spotlight – Todd Jordan

Hey, that’s me!

     In these days before SOBCon, the team over there is shining the spotlight on some of the attendees.  Today is my luck day. Myself, along with a couple of others, have been given a bit of blog love there.

¬†¬† ¬† Why not stop by the SOBCon blog and check out all of the great folks mentioned there. ¬†Some of them you may already know, and if not, you’re in for a treat. Some of the best bloggers around are attending this one of a kind blogging conference.

¬†¬† Thanks Liz Strauss and Terry Starbucker. ¬†Can’t wait to see you there.

SOBCon Roll Call – courtesy of Liz Strauss

Liz, at Successful Blog, compiled a list of SOBCon08 attendees. I’ve recreated it here for the link love.

Can’t wait to see you all in Chicago!

I’m bringing my camera, my phone and the Flip, so be ready.

What do you do?

¬†¬† ¬† People who don’t know you love to ask what you do. ¬†Here in the Midwest that often is asking what you do to earn a living. ¬†With the growing breadth of online tools and toys, more people don’t just ‘do’ their job.

¬†¬† ¬† Ordinary folks like you and I not only do programming, or teach grade schoolers, but we blog, make videos, create social media and network. ¬†We don’t just network either; we inspire, conspire, and admire; we encourage, uplift and share; we are not passive.

¬†¬† ¬† So when I ask my contacts and friends what it is they do, I don’t want to just hear how they bring home the bacon, I want to know all they are in what they do. ¬†I want to know that you write and inspire through your blog, to know that you raise funds for cancer by making videos, or that you raise kids in a digital world.

     In this spirit, I polled my Twitter pals, and here are the answers they gave.  Enjoy.

¬†¬† ¬† Do you know these folks? Any of this sound familiar? Perhaps one of these is you, or very close. ¬†Note that on one up there does just one thing. ¬†Many have a full life living and doing a variety of things. It’s not a crime to specialize but don’t sell yourself short. ¬†Very few of us wear only one hat.

     Ask yourself today, and be ready to answer when we ask, what do you do?  What do you do?

Tojo and Nanna J – Jimmy Buffet Concert

Todd and Sharon at Jimmy Buffet Concert     Nanna J and I got treated to the Jimmy Buffet concert this past Thursday.  Her brother picked us up in a limo and carted us off first to dinner, then to the concert in style.

     You can see us in the pictures at various times during the evening.  It was good fun, and Jimmy was in good form for us.  What a great treat for our anniversary.  Thanks Jerry.