Twitter Question #1: Should You Have Multiple Blogs?

manage-multiple-blogs As blogs continue to take over the internet, you may have asked yourself is it worth starting multiple blogs. There are many reasons to do so including profit, branding, expertise, business, and much more than I could ever list. Should you have multiple blogs? Are you That really depends on what you want to do.
RT @MarshaCollier: @corvida Do you recommend people have multiple blogs (if they are not a full time blogger)? Would love to tell my readers – http://bit.ly/a4Cjpe
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Which Is More Valuable: Facebook Or Your Website?


I came across Dan Schawbel’s post RI.P Facebook as a Marketing Platform. Dan makes an interesting point when he says:

I’m not sure why advertisers are promoting their Facebook and Twitter pages instead of their websites. It would be much wiser to invest in a blog as a landing page instead of using a platform, that you can’t trust, and that doesn’t yield monetary results.

Not everyone will agree, and some may not know the answer at all. Here are a few of my thoughts on which platform is really the one for you or your business.

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Discover, Track, and Share Blog Trends With Regator

Rising blog directory and search engine Regator is cleaning up its look and feel for users. You might be wondering if Regator’s invite-only preview will be worth the wait. The team behind Regator has combined years of feedback to bring more dynamic information surrounding today’s top content to you. Let’s take a closer look.

INVITES: Preview Regator with the code: shegeeks

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Overcoming Writer’s Block Through Community And Conversation

Trust There’s a great beginner’s guide on Brazen Careerist, sprinkled with blogging tips for career blogs, but these tips can apply to anyone who’s blogging.  A winning tip by Andy Drish gives some motivation for relationship and community building for your career blog. Again, these tips can apply to anyone. What about the motivation to keep blogging, especially during writer’s block? Everyone has a unique way to get around this. Here’s one I like to use: my blog community.

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When I take advantage of speaking opportunities, I get a lot of questions about beating writer’s block. I let people in on a little secret: my community helps a lot with that. You see, I can get over writer’s block very quickly when I go through my comments, Twitter and Facebook replies, or links back to my articles. Sometimes I also just call people or schedule a time to talk. Not only does it strength my relationships, but in return I get some awesome blog ideas! It’s so easy for our ideas to go stale when we only hear ourselves. Plain and simple, we need feedback. Simply looking through your comments helps. But there’s a bigger picture. If you don’t have comments, then how about starting with a conversation first. Join this conversation in the comments, or write up a post about ways you’re beating writer’s block.

Reflection

Before you move on , tell me what ways have you overcome writer’s block. Any “aha!” moments you’d like to share?

Tracking Social Engagements Like A Pro With PostRank Analytics

It never fails: I get tired of visiting post after post to keep track of all my content’s social engagement metrics like retweets and social bookmarks. The process for tracking social engagements has never been a simple one. It always ends with a ton of tabs open and indigestible information. Now I’ve had the pleasure of simplifying this problem through beta testing PostRank Analytics. Admit it, you need an easier way to keep up with all the number of engagement metrics you can track. There’s hundreds of communities out there potentially sharing your idea, your product, and your services. Tracking them all can easily get out of hand or some confusing to manage. PostRank Analytics makes this look as easy as it should be. screenshot_dailyengagement

How PostRank Can Work For You

First off, if you’re lost on why you should be tracking social engagements please read HOW TO: Measure Social Media ROI before you go any further. With PostRank, I can manage some of my most important social engagement metrics. I’ll get an “engagement score”, which is the total of all of my social engagement metrics along with a thorough breakdown of the score for individual services. From a fantastic dashboard view I’m tracking social engagements such as:
  • Twitter mentions
  • Twitter Retweets
  • Delicious Social Bookmarks
  • Diigo Social Bookmarks
  • Friendfeed Conversations
  • Blog Comments
For some engagements, PostRank will even pull in specific data such as who retweeted or replied to a post, or provide a shortcut where I can see more detailed analytics for services such as Delicious that already offer this feature. btn_videolink

Useful Email Notifications & Google Analytics

Be sure to sign-up for PostRank Analytics using the referral code:  refer-shegeeks PostRank is one of a handful of services with email notifications I don’t have filtered in Gmail to go straight to my trash. The social engagement updates are awesome and visually streamlined with with your PostRank dashboard. Get quick and informative updates on how well your content is going in social communities. PostRank also integrates with Google Analytics making it easy to compare your social engagements with more traditional analytics. All in all, you’d be a fool not to take advantage of their 30-day free trail, after which the services is going for an underrated $9. Start tracking your social media engagements like a pro! it easy on yourself.

Disclosure: Yes PostRank has shown me support and by SheGeeks.net. That doesn’t change that it’s still a damn good social engagement tracker and delivers on its promise through a highly active team in the tech and social media communities. Don’t like it? There’s a pretty X at the top of your screen: right for PC, left for Macs.