Announcing “Launch Your Awesomeness”

SocialMouths - Launch Your AwesomenessSocialMouths is turning one year and to celebrate, I’m launching my first product.

It’s called “Launch Your Awesomeness – Your own kick-ass blog in only 48 hours” and I would absolutely love it if you can take a couple of minutes to read this post to understand what it is, why I created it, for who and how you can hopefully benefit from it.

Also, I’m leaving the comments open if you want to give me feedback, if you have some ideas to improve it or to simply ask questions.

So What Is It?

It’s a packaged solution to speed up the process of launching your blog, a successful one, either for your business or for your own personal brand.

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15 Blogs To Follow If You Want To Kick Ass Online

20 Blogs to follow if you want to succeed onlineBeing successful online requires that you beat a pretty long learning curve and while I try to contribute with my 2 cents, there are amazing bloggers out there that you should be reading on a regular basis.

These people put their amazing talent and knowledge into blog content and deliver it to their online communities week after week.

I have to advise you that if you see that I’m not going with the obvious is for 2 reasons, one because I like helping you discover stuff that you might have missed (there is just too much content out there…) and two, not that I don’t occasionally read the usual suspects, but this is the stuff I visit frequently. Also let me say that this is not a ranking so don’t pay attention to the order.

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13 Quick Tips To Write A Successful Post

13 Quick Tips To Wrtite A Successful PostWriting content is not easy, no doubt about it.

Then we usually go and start worrying about how to make that content easy to share, how to provide valuable information, how to engage readers and so on to make it even harder.

How do you write your content? There are just too many things to consider…

In the last couple of weeks I was asked a few times on what are the things I consider when writing a post, so I thought of putting a list or items together which then turned into this post. I hope it can of help to you.

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How To Promote Your Blog Before Its Launch

How To Promote Your Blog Before Its LaunchOne of the toughest parts of starting a new blog is getting some visibility.

The problem with doing your initial promotion post-launch is that at that point you have already develop a new series of activities such as content management or front-end interaction. These tasks will considerably reduce your time and resources.

What if you could instead create buzz around your blog even before its launch and before you drop a line of content in it? In this post I’ll share with you a few ways you can build hype about your launch and go live with traffic already coming in your door.

When it comes to planning, this is no different than doing so for your actual blogging in which we’ll assume you have a strategy for content generation, scheduling and stuff like that. In this case, you should also write a little pre-launch strategy.

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What Part Of Blogging Would You Like To Outsource?

In previous posts and polls we have discussed the issues of maintaining a blog, that is of course, if you blog for your business and the goal is to make it part of your marketing approach.

Today, entrepreneurs are known for being great at delegating and outsourcing segments of their business to be able to focus on the essentials but, would you consider outsourcing your blog? or at least aspects of the work load it represents?

What would you be willing to outsource?

Also, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments sections. Maybe you think it should not be outsourced at all…

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How To Compare Your Social Media Presence With Your Competitors

How To Compare Your Social Media Presence With Your CompetitorsThe only way to know exactly where you are positioned in the marketplace is to compare yourself with your immediate competitors.

Online, the case is the same. In fact, if what you’re trying to compare is your social media presence, it might even be easier because there is data that’s public and available to you.

I will explain to you how to get started and for that we’ll be using an example in which we’ll compare 3 blogs. In order to get out of the social media circle a little bit, we’ll use blogs in the Career/HR/Working Environment segment which is also a competitive one.

There are a couple of things I want you to consider before we dive into our exercise. First, I’m not suggesting that a business that has a higher reach online or a better mention sentiment is more profitable, they are two separate things. Now, an exercise like this will open your eyes on how much stronger your competitors are or if they are stronger only in certain areas.

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Blogging Struggles… And The Advice To Overcome Them

Blogging Struggles And The Advice To Overcome ThemLast week I posted the Poll “What Is Your Biggest Struggle In Blogging?” and with your participation, this week we’re doing a come back with quick advice for each one of those points.

I like doing polls as a way of starting discussions on topics that are important to you, that way it’s not just my point of view. So first, thank you all for being part of it and second, feel free to use the comments section to express your thoughts. Maybe you have something to add or you simply disagree, it’s all good baby!

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