You're a private person, but still like to keep in touch with friends and colleagues via Facebook. Unfortunately, posting on Facebook and letting others know what's going on in your life opens you up to a certain lack of privacy.
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When I first joined Facebook over 5 years ago, in my first post I said, "Thanks for stopping by! I know, yet another social networking site. Hopefully some of these will gain more popularity than the others and there won't be so many in a few years.
While it's great to have a business blog, it's easy to fall into the trap of posting whatever you can in order to stick to your blogging "schedule." Newsjacking is great, certainly, but if you're just writing about any news event you can in order to loosely tie it to some product or service, you risk losing readership, and worse, devaluing your influence.
You may have received or read about the emails that LinkedIn is sending out. To "celebrate" reaching 200 million members, LinkedIn has sent a series of emails out to select members, congratulating them on an achievement and thanking them for helping to build LinkedIn to what it is today.
If you want to find out who one of the marketing leaders of the world is, look no further than the beverage company Coca-Cola. As little as 5 years ago, small to medium businesses might have been hesitant to pay any attention at all to what giant companies like Coca-Cola were doing, since the marketing budgets were so different as to be laughable. Coca-Cola would spend more on one TV ad than a smaller company might spend on their entire year's marketing. Now, however, things are changing.
Sheherezade was a Persian Queen and the main character and storyteller in One Thousand and One Nights. In the story, the King marries a new virgin each day. The following morning, he marries a new girl and has the old wife beheaded, allegedly for being unfaithful. Sheherezade, the daughter of a vizier, wants to marry the King and become Queen, but of course she doesn't want to get killed the next day, so she devises a clever strategy.
Several friends and clients have noticed that I have an email signature that includes graphics and links, and have asked how they can use a similar signature themselves. It's a little complicated as you will need to create an HTML webpage as part of the process, but I'll outline the basics for you here.