In response to questions you asked me 10 days ago, here are my responses…
- What’s your current relationship status?
- Are you in favor of smoking bans for cities?
- Do you own a pet or have you ever?
- How do you feel about sex outside of marriage?
- Has your family been supportive of your path in life?
- Is there anything you wish you had more time for in social media? in blogging?
- Is there anything you wish you had more time for in your personal life that is taken up by job, blog, and social media?
- What are your pet peeves when it comes to blogging ? social media?
- What’s your blogging goals this year 2010? and how is it going so far?
- Are you planning to do an E-book soon?
- What do you think about guest blogging, does it give you the expected exposure? traffic?
- What do you think is the biggest obstacle for people to succeed in social media marketing?
- What is your secret to be featured as Social Media Today’s blogger (accidentally glanced at the badge just now) ;P
- How does your past life experience motivate you to become a social media strategist today?
- You always have wonderful ideas for your posts, can you share with us your top 3 idea source (not the common ones like reading, blog visiting etc)?
- Describe how you’re like in real life, what is truly important to you and why?
- Do you have plans to publish a book?
- From your perspective, is our political system too convoluted to function properly?
- Will President Obama win a second term?
- On a scale of 1 to 10, what rating would you give President Obama?
- Is VP Biden crazy?
- What is the meaning of life?
I am single.
I oppose smoking bans in entire communities, but I strongly support bans in public places. If someone wants to smoke on their own property or if a business wants to make available a smoking area, I am okay with that.
Brady entered my life when I went off to college. He’s a 16-year-old cockapoo (cocker spaniel / poodle mixed breed) today, is experiencing doggie dementia, and lives with mom.
I’ve never been married and I’ve had sex, so does that answer your question?
It’s ironic you ask that as I’m drafting a blog post on minimalism and steps I am taking to do more with less, including backing away from social media sites I’m actively using and spending more time on things I want to do, not what I think I should do. Stay tuned.
See above. 😉
I didn’t set any blogging goals. I don’t consider myself a blogger, for that matter; I view myself as a writer. My bookshelf has books by essayists and books on the craft of writing, and nothing on blogging. So, I continue to write what I want to write, what I think you might like reading, and what makes me happy.
I’ve toyed with the idea of capturing some of my most popular (commented/viewed) blog posts and expanding them into an electronic book, but I keep putting it off. Is this something you’d like to see?
When I write articles on other blogs that include bylined backlinks here or when other bloggers link to me (and you can look at my ego list here), I naturally see spikes in traffic. But keep in mind I don’t obsess over metrics, so I’m not watching Google Analytics every time I write a guest post somewhere else. I will add there are also spikes when folks like you opt to write guest posts for me, too.
Perhaps to realize that old ways are called old for a reason. That’s not to say people won’t visit your website if you announce a new product there, but if your website lacks dynamic content, then both people and search engines will be less likely to see your announcement. And if you don’t have a website, you’re losing out to competition who do. But there are no rules.
Many say direct mail is an old way of doing things, but I receive direct mail frequently so someone’s not listening or thinks their tactic will work. I received an unsolicited order form in the mail last week to spend $396 for an annual Yellow Pages business listing. I laughed.
You’re referring to the clickable button that links here? I had previously syndicated my blog to Social Media Today and its sister sites to increase potential eyeballs, and the co-owners reached out to me at some point and asked if I’d like to be interviewed. If you write about social media, you might want to add your RSS feed, too, to the site.
It’s simpler than you may think. I have over a decade of experience in information technology, community journalism, and government administration; so during a bout of unemployment in 2008 when I focused this blog away from writing about everything under the sun to social media content, I filed paperwork to do business as Ari Herzog & Associates in January 2009 and have branded myself since as an online media strategist, focusing on the public sector. I leveraged my background and converged my skills to do what I do. Make sense?
Thanks for the compliment! If you scroll back to February 2010, you can learn how I find fodder for blog posts. Add a comment over there if anything’s confusing, OK? 😉
Such a broad question! Other than the cliches of being close to my family and having a great set of friends, can you be any more specific?
See my answer above about ebooks. I don’t grasp the relevance of books in today’s society, not to mention the destruction of trees for their pulp. If I write such, it would need to be printed on recycled paper and have a long shelf life, and that evokes a memoir or a collection of travel essays I’ve tinkered with writing.
Andy Krzmarzick recently asked if government should be abolished because of questions like yours. But if it is removed, he continues, what would replace it? I don’t know how to answer.
Good question. Who’s running against him?
8, and that’s because troops remain outside the U.S. border.
I don’t understand your question. Crazy about what?