Be A Courteous Sharer!

Be A Courteous SharerHave you ever read a tweet about an article and when you click through to the article you find out that you have to register and pay a monthly fee to read the article?

I recently started following someone on Twitter as she was sharing what I thought was great content.  I very quickly found out that many of the items she was posting are on ‘private’ membership only sites.  What did I do? I stopped following her!  Her continuous lack of courtesy for others is what has prompted me to write this post.

In a world where we are all inundated with large amounts of content, it is important to be able to trust that the people we follow will share great content.  If they are not going to share articles we can actually read, then why bother following them.  If the content appears to be worth reading but we cannot access it, then no matter how terrific the information may be, it is useless to me.

The constant sharing of membership only content makes me wonder if this person is:

  1. inconsiderate and not deserving of my follow
  2. lazy and did not do her due diligence before she posted the links to the articles
  3. the owner of the membership site she is linking to and is trying gain members

No matter which option is true, she lost a follower today. There is too much amazing content available for me to jump through hoops just to read her recommended posts.

Next time you share a link to a post, make sure your followers will be able to access to information!

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6 Ways to Find Your Next Blog Topic

blog_topics“We all have days when we sit down to write a blog post but are stuck as to what to write about.  Sometimes you can change your plans and write the post later, but other times you need to get a post up now.  Where can you look to get some ideas about what to write?

When you are looking to get inspired for a great blog post topic, there are many different routes you can take.

  1. Answer a question you have already been asked.  Go through your previous blog posts, client emails, posts to various social media platforms and look for questions that you have been asked and provide a more detailed answer.”

To read this article in its entirety, visit Social Solutions Collective – 6 Ways to Find Your Next Blog Topic

This article was written by Jen Walker.

Jen Walker is a serial entrepreneur who started her first business while attending university. Since then, she has started a number of different businesses and worked for big businesses including both IBM and ISM. As the owner of Be A Top Producer, she combines her love of business management and technology, her creative flair, her aptitude for math and her bubbly personality to help other small businesses succeed using social media and blogging. Jen advises and assists small businesses and organizations by creating blogging strategies that include effective blogging to improve their online presence. She teaches business bloggers how to correctly manage their blog and to engage with other businesses and readers using fresh and exciting material. This interesting and current content makes readers to want to return and interact with the blog, therefore expanding their following and, over time, their clientele. She spends all the working hours available to her reading blogs, writing blog posts and meeting with clients so that in her downtime she can play hard with the most important people in her life, her two kids.

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Does Your Blog Have A Purpose?

elevator-300x300“When asked what your business does, can you summarize what you do in a few short sentences?  Elevator speeches are all about being able to briefly explain what you do in the time it would take to travel from the bottom floor to your destination floor in an elevator.

Writing elevator speeches is very difficult for many people.  How do you summarize what you do in such a brief time period?  What is most important to include in this explanation?  If you don’t include enough information or make it descriptive enough, will people be interested in you and your business?”

To read this article in its entirety, visit Social Solutions Collective – Does Your Blog Have A Purpose?

This article was written by Jen Walker.

Jen Walker is a serial entrepreneur who started her first business while attending university. Since then, she has started a number of different businesses and worked for big businesses including both IBM and ISM. As the owner of Be A Top Producer, she combines her love of business management and technology, her creative flair, her aptitude for math and her bubbly personality to help other small businesses succeed using social media and blogging. Jen advises and assists small businesses and organizations by creating blogging strategies that include effective blogging to improve their online presence. She teaches business bloggers how to correctly manage their blog and to engage with other businesses and readers using fresh and exciting material. This interesting and current content makes readers to want to return and interact with the blog, therefore expanding their following and, over time, their clientele. She spends all the working hours available to her reading blogs, writing blog posts and meeting with clients so that in her downtime she can play hard with the most important people in her life, her two kids.

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