Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Post Number One Thousand…

December 1, 2010

As of today, I have posted to this blog 821 days in a row – every day since September 1st of 2008.

Today is my 1000th post since launching this blog on September 4, 2006.

First Blog Post 09-04-2006

First Blog Post 09-04-2006

If you don’t blog or haven’t blogged consistently, I highly recommend it.

“Stick to it steadily and you will see great effect.” Benjamin Franklin

I have put Mr. Franklin’s assertion to the test and I can confirm doing as he suggests will produce the results promised.

Becoming A Local Expert

December 5, 2009

Alex Perriello CEO of Realogy Franchise Group shares insights into what he has found works for small business owners who are looking to have new customers seek them out along with their products and services instead of the other way around.

Perriello has found small business owners who consistently blog generate a higher level of rapport with interested prospects which in turn can lead to increased customer counts and satisfaction.

Why?

Because regularly publishing your business thoughts to a blog  both prequalifies and pre-sells your target audience (readers).

Ironically, Perriello’s message may still not be heard by the millions of small business owners who most would likely benefit from hearing his advice – those small business owners who still don’t blog let alone market online.

WordPress Blogging Achievement: A Post Published 365 Consecutive Days In A Row

August 31, 2009

When I launched my first website back in 1999 – blogs didn’t exist.

To get my site MarketingPrincples.com launched, I had to use ad agency designers who knew how to write code which in turn published my content on the nascent world wide web.

After my site launched, I realized I needed to make some content changes.

Because blogging platforms didn’t exist and I hadn’t bought the code they had used to develop my site, the designers initially charged me $100 for each change I wanted to make to my site.

Outrageous!

I quickly set out to find my own web developers who could build my own content management system.

While giving a presentation at a local university’s engineering college, some young guys came up and said they would be interested in working with me.

I agreed to give them a shot.

They built me a content management system in .ASP where I could upload and control my own content without any ongoing costs.

Off to the races I went.

Little did I know at that time nor did it occur to me that the idea of a back end content management system would be something other businesses would want.

Nor did I foresee that content management would ultimately become known in general as blogs and blogging.

If I had, I guess I would be on the other side of this post founding and running WordPress.com not my consulting practice.

Anyway in the early days of the internet, the content platform providers all suggested bloggers just sit down and blog every day for a year to generate their own unique set of pages and content.

Well – 10 years later I have done it.

I have blogged here every single day for the last 365 days over a period of exactly one year beginning on September 1, 2008.

I have learned a lot and will write more about what the experience has taught me – tomorrow.

Wordle.net: Tool for Visualizing Blog Themes

August 13, 2008

A rudimentary content analysis tool for blogs and other sites: Wordle

Too bad Wordle.net isn’t at Wordle.com. I would guess Wordle.com will soon be enjoying an increase in their type in traffic.

I don’t know what to make of Wordle’s take on this site cohn:wordpress.com. All of the lines run vertical. So far I haven’t seen another image rendered all of it lines vertical.

Wordle

Wordle

Every other site produces both vertical and horizontal word patterns like those found in the All Things Digital screen shot below.

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

I wonder if any sites will render all horizontal text patterns?

Today’s Hot Blogs, Today’s Hot Posts

May 23, 2007

A single article on Google Trends single-handedly lifted this blog to both the Hot Blogs and Hot Posts columns on the WordPress.com home page today May 23, 2007.

What goes up must come down?

Hot Blogs Hot Posts

WordPress Top Posts

May 23, 2007

My Search Marketing Communications blog made the fastest growing blogs list today at WordPress.com.

Search Marketing Communications

24 Posts, 10,000 Visitors

May 20, 2007

“The average blog has exactly one reader: the blogger.” Eric Schmidt, CEO Google

I started this blog to see how much traffic I could generate armed with just a few articles and my knowledge of the search audience.

I have posted 24 articles since September 04, 2006.

This blog has now attracted over 10,000 visitors.

Even though I haven’t considered myself a blogger, it appears my blog has now safely exceeded Mr. Schmidt’s criteria for being average.

My First Blog Entry

September 4, 2006

Welcome to the Tim Cohn blog.

This is my third attempt at blogging. My first two forays were still early in the adoption cycle and prior to my getting a contract to write a book for John Wiley and Sons.

I read recently in Strategy+Business that the consultants at Booz Allen Hamilton didn’t think the blogging phenomenon would continue. Although, I can see their point – blogging is an uphill model ie., it requires time and effort, I think the social benefits of blogging will exceed its costs otherwise.
“Capital is the by-product of labor therefore labor is superior to capital.” Abraham Lincoln


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