That's the title for Day 13, and it's why I didn't post yesteray. I was out people watching.
Actually, I went to Dyllan's school and volunteered in her classroom to help the teacher out. In the process, I was able to watch two ladies give a guest presentation, see how the teacher and students work together, and how the students reacted to having a stranger in the room (me being the stranger).
How often have you read or heard the advice "know your customer?"
It feels good to see the changes happening. A year from now, this blog will be much better in content, the plugins being used, and the amount of traffic it draws.
Can you imagine how good it feels to write that with confidence?
I was sitting at breakfast this morning and thinking about The Marketing Spotlight. Imagine how good it's going to feel - a year from now - when I have developed a membership site for business owners. In a year, there will be 2,000 subscribers paying a simple $9 each month.
Every member will be getting useful content, have a forum to discuss their issues, and be able to contribute to the site as a guest author. It's incredibly uplifting to see an article from someone new who is enjoying their successes - just as it's educational to hear from someone with experience.
You're probably wondering what happened to Day 4. I didn't miss it, honest.
Day 4 and Day 5 actually don't involve writing a post for your blog.
The exercise for Day 4 was to analyze a top blog in my niche. You can probably guess that I chose Michel Fortin's blog - he's a bit of a hero for me. Partly because he's Canadian, but mostly because his blog is great. He and Sylvie put out a ton of terrific content.
Day 3 of Darren Rowse's challenge shows you how to promote a blog post.
There are a couple of good posts on my blog, but there's a topic lots of folks have asked about - creating social media profiles - that I'd like to write about today. Then I'll promote this post for Day #3.
This post is built from material in "Creating Your Social Media Profiles" - one of the bonus reports for the 2010 Social Media Directory (Release date: 14 Sep 09).
There's no question about your profile being the most important part of you involvement in social media. Your profile is how you introduce yourself to others. Even when you meet someone by being part of a group, the first thing they do is click on your name so they can see your profile.