Pleth Crew on the Road…

We have a few members of the Pleth crew hitting the road this month, possibly coming to a town near you soon! One upcoming event will be held at let us know! Getting Started with Social Media for Businesses Facebook How to Set Up a Facebook Page for Your Business Tips for Integrating Facebook into Your Website Do's and Don't's of Facebook … [Read more...]

A Healthier Diet of Content Consumption

While I have been multi-tasking on several projects this weekend I have also forced myself to do something pretty uncharacteristic of me, I have completely changed my daily information gathering routine.  This plan will go into effect this next week.  This is a plan that I have had for a few months now but have only recently taken the … [Read more...]

Blogging is Foundational, Social Media a Tool

While everyone is out spreading the gospel of social media I have found myself spreading a slightly different message lately.  Now, don’t get me wrong, social media is an awesome tool for running a marketing campaign, I am on board completely with this, but it is just that, a tool.  Social Media is not the answer, it’s the delivery … [Read more...]

7 Minutes of Blogging Wisdom – #SoSocial

I was honored to be one of the presenters last night at the Inaugural Southern Socials Event #SoSocial in Little Rock.  The presentation format was pretty interesting, we used the Pecha-Kucha format where you basically present 20 slides x 20 seconds each.  So, each speaker gets roughly 7 minutes to do their presentation, then of course … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts Regarding the FTC Disclosure Rules

I have been out of pocket the past few weeks and haven’t had a chance until today to go over the FTC Rules for Disclosure as they apply to Bloggers.  I know that this caused a serious uproar inside the blogger community, ShoeMoney (Jeremy Schoemaker) even called an emergency town hall meeting on TinyChat to discuss these new regulations. You … [Read more...]

I am Really Liking Disqus

I knew that I was going to like Disqus a lot before I installed it on my blog, but I don’t think that I realized just how much.  My first observation after installing Disqus was that I immediately got about 3 or 4 comments on a few of my posts.  One of the posts was several months old. Prior to installing Disqus I had about 140+ … [Read more...]

Twitme, LiveWriter, WP 2.8 Bug – Workaround

The other day I posted an entry about a bug that I had ran into using the Twitme plugin for Wordpress, and as I mentioned in my post the only thing that had changed was that I had recently upgraded to 2.8.1 on Wordpress. I also mentioned that I was getting this error when I used Windows Live Writer to publish my content, which I do a majority of … [Read more...]

Possible Twitme Bug w/ WordPress 2.8

A few days ago I updated my personal blog to Wordpress 2.8 and for the most part everything seemed to be working fine but I noticed yesterday that when I published to my blog using Windows Live Writer I started seeing an error message.  If you are not familiar w/ Live Writer it’s a great desktop publishing application that allows you to … [Read more...]

More Affiliate Marketing Tips…

A while back I posted My Approach to Monetization after I had been doing a lot of experimentation on various projects and for the most part it was well received, after I had posted this I ran across ProBlogger’s 10 tips for using affiliate programs, and I was amazed that I had a few of the same ideas.  Now, keep in mind that I don’t consider … [Read more...]

Every Company Needs a Blog…

I deal with a lot of clients today that have been with me since I got into this industry almost a decade ago, and for the most part my partners and I have had a hand in developing every aspect of their web presence from the bottom up so when they see their competitors launching these things called “blogs” they naturally reach out to us for advice … [Read more...]