Better Business Better Life - Part 18

Twitter Direct Messages Done Smart

Last fortnight you read my rant about generic automated direct messages. Yes, I really did compare them to rotten eggs. Today let’s talk about a very smart use of direct messages to grow your community.

It’s human nature to feel valued when someone asks for your opinion. You might feel respected and trusted. Possibly appreciated too.

This is normal.

So as business owners and bloggers how can you leverage this concept on Twitter? Continue reading


Post Conference Blues – Get Your Buzz Back

Have you attended a conference recently for business or pleasure?

Don’t you love how exciting they are?

Meeting new people, making great connections, strong discussions, innovative ideas and the differing perspectives…

What a buzz they create in the mind!

Your brain overflowing with concepts to test and processes to implement. New visions and goals for the future. You return home. Exhausted but thrilled.

Then you fall flat. Continue reading


How To Add Linked Images To Your Sidebar

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The Sidebar Of A Beautiful Mess

Do you admire the sidebars of your favourite blogs?

Some are absolutely gorgeous like the example above from A Beautiful Mess but don’t be fooled. They offer a number of opportunities as well. Continue reading


Quit Automated Direct Messages On Twitter Immediately – A Public Service Announcement

Angry Twitter Bird - Automatic Direct Messaging

Ok, this is actually a rant but stay with me.

In the world of 140 characters you can convey very effective messages.

From asking questions to build connections, supporting others by retweeting their content, even growing your own profile, Twitter has many benefits.

The direct message portion of Twitter however tends to be a wasteland. A rubbish dump.

And what is top of the heap? Continue reading


Fabulous Blog Ribbon

How lucky am I? Two blogger awards in as many weeks.

Thanks to Helen from Helz Designs for passing me this wonderful ribbon.
Helen is my go to blogger whenever I want to know something about fonts, graphic design and visual-related WordPress plugins. In fact here is a list of her most commented on posts. Continue reading