Small Business Tribe commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Hi Cendrine, Very few business owners seem to grasp just how hard social media truly is when they get started. More than simply placing a post on your Facebook page or a tweet on your Twitter feed is necessary. Establishing engagement with your community is most important. Like building any other relationship, this takes time and effort. "
Chris, I couldn't agree more that there is a difference between productive and busy work. This said, I have always taken issue with the idea that there is an optimum method for accomplishing any task. While this may be the case for certain standard operations like bookkeeping etc. it certainly isn't for procedures that may be unique to your business. If there is a special procedure you use to create unique online content, products, services or anything else, you won't be doing so using the same method your competitors do. The standard procedure everyone else uses for creating a product just isn't good enough for my business. That's why I got into the business in the first place. Because I think there's a better way. "
Love Esther Dyson's idea here of being in the pool everyday, even when she's on the road. From experience, I can say swimming offers an awesome opportunity to think and reflect. I get to the pool every chance I get. Sometimes it's more challenging than others. But I can certainly understand how this would offer an opportunity to be reflective and to shut out the world. "
Larry, great post with an unusual reference to a character you wouldn't ordinarily think of when it comes to entrepreneurship...at all. I guess, in particular it is the hit-the-ground-running, figure-things-out-as-you-go mentality that separates entrepreneurs from other people. I often have people tell me, I've got this great idea but I've got no clue where to start. Well, that's the whole issue, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. "
Kamal. I'm with you, man. The royal wedding is all over the place. What I'm trying to figure out though is whether that's a good thing or bad. From a social media and SEO perspective, does this make it more or less likely that your post (on the same topic) will be noticed? It's a lot to compete with and an interesting strategic question. Would it be better to be one of the only people NOT posting on it today?"
I like #5 in particular because I think it can be a great way to build community on your blog which can be more important than just plain traffic. One of the powerful things about Facebook is that you get e-mail updates when someone comments on your post. I think most bloggers don't use the comment feature as effectively as they could do to grow a community, and this makes a great starting point."
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