Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Live from BlogWorld 08 – Day 2

Filed under: Blogging, Social Media — by Glenda at 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2008

G’morning blogosphere! After a great party, minimal sleep, I’m here for another day.

Fantastic keynote from Technorati – watch for their State of the Blogosphere on Monday.

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  • John Chow, Brian Clark, Zac Johnson, Jim Kukral, Darren Rowse, Jeremy Shoemaker -0
  • oiodirect[?] – direct sales wordpress plugin
  • need decent traffic for direct sale ads
  • affiliates = residual income
  • John has an advertising page w/ details
  • adsense is #3 as income source
  • Brian – sells products, membership site, min ad income
  • offer free ebook to ezine subscribers  [note to self: bring excerpt ebook to front]
  • focus on email subscribers, not rss number
  • doesn’t need to look monetized to be profitable [i.e. consulting]
  • don’t display subscriber # til 100 [oops!]
  • direct sales price = double google’s effective cpm price
  • aweber preferred over feedburner [note to self: add affiliate link]

Blooggers & PR

  • Chris Brogan, Michael Clark, Jason Falls, Brian Solis
  • instead of marketing/pushing, communicate and engage
  • don’t start w/ the tools, start w/ the people you want to reach
  • talk in clarity & brevity
  • is your pitch relevant?
  • [note to self: search summize for #pr2 for nuggets]
  • be human – build relationships not one link stands – yea, Liz Strauss

Microjournalism: Breaking News in 140 Words or Less

  • Laura Fitton, Robert Scoble, Doc Searls
  • twittervision shows tweets’ location
  • twitter breaks news faster than cnn [i.e. China earthquake]
  • define yourself by who you follow
  • "man on the street" report via twitter
  • this is fascinating! I need to find a way to go mobile!
  • Would ‘live’ accessibility issues/stories be of any interest to you? Leave your responses in a comment below.

Legal Risks Facing Bloggers

  • Robert Cox, Leib Dodell, Steve Mandell, Scott Swift
  • bloggers face same legal issues as publishers – defamation, copyright, privacy
  • zzzz…boring so far…hope it picks up

More tomorrow.

Seen: Andy Wibbels, Laura Fitton, Becky McCray, Toby Bloomberg

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Comment by Karen Putz

September 20, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

I wish I was there! Instead, I’m consoling myself by riding my waverunner. :)

Say a big hi to Becky, Chris, Liz, and Wendy!

Comment by Thomas Morris

May 14, 2010 @ 1:12 am

i admire John Chow because of his innovative ways to gain traffic both from whitehat and greyhat methods.**;

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