Thursday, November 13, 2008

Twitter Tip

Learning how to use Twitter for business purposes? I find a blog by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger useful, starting with this post ... and including the comments.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Quickest Website

I think I've found the cheapest and easiest possible way to get a web site for small businesses like mine. You can buy a domain name on Blogger for $10 per year. It comes with free web pages, email, and a calendar and promises more features in the future. I'm wondering, is there a catch?

Monday, November 3, 2008


I finished the book in two days. Again, pick it up to counteract the dark weather. What a motivator.

There are plenty of blogs and books about how to create and capitalize on Web 2.0 "tribes" for marketing purposes. This book hits hard on the human element, which is everything really.

The basic premise of the book is, "if you think leadership is only for other people, you're wrong. We need YOU to lead us." Society is moving from hierarchical to flat, due to cultural changes in some part, but more importantly, the ability for all to access information and communicate as broadly as they wish.

It's human nature to join tribes of all kinds. We love them - to belong to something bigger than ourselves, to work toward something we believe in or share our passions, to connect, to have a voice, to be heard. The old barriers are gone, so that there can be a tribe for every interest, regardless of geography.

While this book emphasizes the opportunity to lead, I'm also excited to think about the prospect of people being able to become members and find like minded others who used to be too few and far between. That is a great gift. All in all, a great thing for leaders and followers alike.

Some handy links:
Tribes on Amazon. The author encourages me to pass the book on, so if you email me in a couple of weeks I may be ready to do so. But if you can't wait, you can buy it... I'm sure he wouldn't mind.
The author, Seth Godin's blog
This person named Kristy Colvin, who points me to good books and ideas like Tribes: Fresh Webware