My lil’ blog, COMMScorner.com, celebrates its first birthday this week. Hurrah!
Sadly, one of the tools I loved and mentioned in this post has now disappeared to the big virtual tool shed in the sky, but the others have all been big this year.
This highlights some tools / process that can be used to manage your Twitter followers and who you want to follow – one tool in particular, mytweeple.com, keeps on getting better and better.
Part of an experiment which has involved avoiding newspapers since 1 January, this post featured ways you can get your news fix without picking up a physical newspaper.
I’ve really become a big fan of Mad Men, the TV series based on ad agency life on Madison Avenue in the 1960’s – after comparing social media to the show’s lead character, not a whole lot has changed it appears…
The aim of this blog has always been to capture the stuff that can be learnt by being involved in social media communities – this post attempted to bring some of the more useful bit together in one place.
This was a light-hearted look at the how and why of Twitter handles.
This was probably the most useful thing that has happened via this blog in 2010 – nearly 100 people answered a bunch of questions about what they like and don’t like about blogs and it revealed some great stuff.
This platform is constantly developing and so will the use of its many functions.
My knowledge of YouTube and its various functions isn’t great, but writing this post helped me understand it a little better.
What I’ve learnt about this blog and blogging
I’ve learnt a lot via this blog in the last 12 months, most specifically, to shape its content based on what people are interested in.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but a blog tends to be a collection of your own thoughts, but those thoughts aren’t very relevant unless you find ways of finding common touch points with other people.
I have a terrible attention span, so my posts tend to reflect my inability to read long portions of text – hence the use of big headers, numbers, lists etc – most people are quite time poor so I’ve found that serving up little nuggets are received well.
All the other lessons are pretty common with the ones I read everyday all over the social web- it is mainly the little things about blogging that you discover while doing it which seems to help the most.
Thanks again and I hope that wasn’t too self-indulgent.