A lot has been going on and as I mentioned earlier I am moving my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org – big change for me but also very good.
I hope that you will like the new edition of Groovy Pink Blog.
…so look around because within next 10-15 days there will be something new going on at Groovy Pink Blog.
It’s a big deal for me and I know it will take a while but it’s just incredible to meet people who are willing to help and be able to do something new. This is also a good sign for the future – that there are people who want to help, not because they can get a lot of money or fame, but just because they want to help. And that’s why I am very thankful to every each of you!
Here are 2 applications you can use to manage yourtweetstream:
tweetdeck –> TweetDeck allows you to monitor, manage and engage in your social world by bringing together your Twitter and Facebook feeds in a powerful and flexible column-based dashboard.
hootsuite –> similar to tweetdeck application. You can manage your blog/linkedin/facebook/twitter accounts from one place; schedule posts/tweets, create report, etc.
Here are applications which can help you to locate topics/trends/people/communities:
hashtags.org –> you can find here the most popular hashtags on Twitter – what’s most popular.
Twitscoop –> a real-time visualisation tool which enables users to “Mine the thought stream” provided by Twitter. Hot trends/words which are buzzing right now on twitter/search feature/
Listorious –> “Listorious has the best Twitter people search on the web so you can find anyone by topic, region or profession — powered by data from the tens of thousands of list curators. Once you find the right person, you can interview them by asking questions over Listorious”
TweetMeme –> “it’s a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme categories these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you’re interested in.”
Do you like infographics? I do.
Why? Images are easier to understand, one look and you know what’s going on (not always, I get that).
I am amazed how people are able to design all those infographics. If you check the definition of infographic (I did on Wikipedia):
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge.
…which means that you can present probably every content using infographic. Lets stop and think about that for a second. Have you noticed how popular is youtube (because it’s all about videos – visual representation not writing). Why almost every blog-guide has some tips about blog post length – that it shouldn’t be too long (300-700 words)? I think that there are few reasons why:
time –> we don’t have too much time
information –> maybe we don’t have too much time but we love to collect information
overload –> there are so much information/content all around internet, that we want to pre-check as much as possible and make decision whether we want to stop and read/watch more
If I want to read a book – I will get a book, but when I want to get information, I prefer it will be short and if I need to more about some topic, then I can search for more.
Whether it’s about Twitter, Facebook or other social media platforms:
Again, like every day, I opened my Google Reader and went wild on reading interesting (or not) posts.
This time was a little bit different because I decided to focus even more on posts’ titles. I noticed that there are a lot of post regarding “how to drive traffic to you website/blog”. Everything about TRAFFIC and how you can get more MONEY!!!
Have you ever wonder what if you get all that great traffic to your blog/www – then what? Do you have a strategy? Do you know what do you need, what is the reason why you want all that traffic?
that’s not all… there were dozens of posts similar to those.
…too much about traffic, ok so maybe this time about “right keywords” or maybe how to earn a lot of money working on your blog? Sure, after few months writing posts you can earn a lot of money!
I didn’t find anywhere anything about “hard work”, that before you get big money, you need to (for real) work hard to get that. At least most of the time. I guess people like to talk about the money, how to earn money (as fast as possible), how to become the most popular blogger/…, etc. After all those post I think “wow, it’s so easy. Few weeks and I will be next Lady Gaga among bloggers”, right ;) Get back to work and try to enjoy it.
All of you how are looking for a job probably already signed up to jobing, jobankusa, monster or dozen other job-search-sites but do you really think that this is enough? How many of you didn’t find anything for last few months? Although you updated your profile all the time.
What to do???
Maybe you should think about adding other options/other places where you can ‘follow’ job offers or just use other tools to be more visible for potential employer:
tweetmyjobs — you can set your profile (for free), chose job channels to get instant notification of jobs (email + tweets). Big plus – you can get that job notification much faster than looking for those jobs on other job-search-sites
‘follow’ companies on Twitter — if there are companies you want to work for, try to find them on Twitter and ‘follow’ them. Companies (often) post job offer on Twitter, so you are able to get the information asap
wopodo— reinvent your job search. Good tips how to write your resume, job offers
advanced Twitter search — you can search for companies/job offers/ etc. which can give you more information what’s going on (don’t forget to use @ and # while searching, e.g.: #jobs, #hiring)
Linkedin profile — you should concider to set a professional profile which can help you to connect to business world (other professionals, recruiters, companies). It will help you to check the job offers, connect to other professionals which can help you to find a job. Don’t forget to ‘complete in 100%’ your profile which means: uploading your photo, ask for min. 3 recommendations. Join groups and try to be active (ask questions, answer to some questions, keep communication with others). hint: you can use Google search box to look for job offers posted on Linkedin – in a google search box type “linkedin.com: jobs+location” and you can search directly from google
wordle — tool for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater view to words that appear more frequently in the source text. It good to test your resume and check what ‘word cloud’ will generate out of your resume
professional email — remember to have professional-looking email address
maybe you take under consideration to start your own blog — you are an expert in something, so maybe you would like to share that knowledge with others and at the same time you are building your own reputation as an expert. At the same time it will be even easier to find you on-line
‘Google yourself‘ — check what you and others can find on-line about you. If there is something you don’t like, you better try to change it
So if you are ready for a little bit more work on your blog – that’s a great place to start.