Compare And Contrast These 2 Blog Pub Strategies

by Tim Berry

Yesterday my email stream included two starkly contrasting approaches to getting links and mentions from bloggers. One offered me free guest posts, supposedly good quality posts on relevant business topics. The email had links to examples. It’s author said… Having graduated in International Business and Journalism a few years ago, Ive covered everything from global... Read More »

7 Reasons I’m Loving Rebelmouse

by Tim Berry

I’m loving Rebelmouse* and if you’re running a business, and acknowledging the importance of social media, you will too. Its main benefit is pulling all of your favorite content into one simple and automatically updated, always, page. Your favorite content might be your favorite  or most relevant business content, for example, or simply your own.... Read More »

The Difference Between a Journalist and a Blogger

by Tim Berry

What’s the difference between a journalist and a blogger? I see this from both sides because I was mainstream journalist for 10 years in the 1970s, then entrepreneur and consultant, software guy, and lately I blog a lot. A real journalist tries to tell the objective truth, reports facts fairly, strives for balance, and discloses bias.... Read More »

Blogging in “A Tornado Full of Shrieking Trolls.”

by Tim Berry

Do you care about writing? Do you do it often? Do you do it related to business? Oh, wait, I’m sorry: I should call it content, as in content marketing. It’s not just writing, or blogging; it’s content creation. Or, in a delightful post on the oatmeal.com, simply Making Things. There’s a lot there, on that... Read More »

Obvious Trite Advice is Just More Clutter

by Tim Berry

I just read Five Pieces of Blogging Advice I Wish You’d Stop Giving on problogservice. How about this one? Post author Erik Deckers writes, as his number one piece of bad advice: Write good content: Blah, blah, blah! People say this like it’s The Most Important Advice Ever. It’s stupid, vile, and utterly useless, because everyone a)... Read More »

A Nice Top 10 List on Bad Blogs

by Tim Berry

Once again, I love the way the negative lists are more interesting than the positive lists. I mean lists of what not to do, as blog posts, get more traffic than lists of what to do. Mistakes are more interesting than tips or keys to success. Go figure. It works for me too. So I... Read More »

Management And the Art of Saying No

by Tim Berry

Do you recognize this tactic? I was at the Apple Latin America headquarters in 1984 for an appointment with Hector Saldana, general manager. I arrived on time for a meeting, Hector came out of his office and welcomed me, walked me to the place to get coffee, and left me in a conference room, promising... Read More »

12 Ways Best Blogging Practices Aren’t

by Tim Berry

I like Blogger Brad Shorr‘s list of 12 Most Horrible Pieces of Blogging Advice (no longer available online). It’s a good list, well worth reading, good food for thought. More important, in my opinion, is that it’s also an eloquent reminder of the essential case-by-case rule that applies not only to business blogging but also to all... Read More »