Anonymous comments and trolls… the end is near!

I was absolutely delighted when a colleague of mine, Todd Miller, forwarded me this headline:

Huffington Post to ban anonymous comments

Reported by CNN’s Elizabeth Landers based upon a keynote Ariana Huffington delivered at HubSpot’s annual Inbound Marketing Conference in Boston, MA.

Said Huffington, “Freedom of expression is given to people who stand up for wha

t they’re saying and who are not hiding behind anonymity.”

I’ve long opined that anonymous comments were the bane of the internet, a spawn of pure evil, and provided no value whatsoever to the internet. In fact, anonymous comments create liability and harm the public.

internet troll

Internet Troll – Image Courtesy Microsoft Office

 

When to sunset your blog

As a frequent speaker on social media, marketing and blogging (and a blogger myself), one question I come across on a recurring basis is when someone should “give up” their blog and just be done with it. You’ve probably come across a blog like this, if not your own, in the past several months. Basically, the way it works is that a blogger starts out with grandiose ideas of writing daily about this-and-that, tweeting out their posts, sharing content on LinkedIn, and creating lively discussions that lead to dozens of comments and follow up posts… In reality, what really happens is you write a few posts for the first month or two, maybe add in a couple shares, that dwindles to a post a month, and then after a year blogging it seems like just another item on your ever-growing to-do list that is put off indefinitely. Months go by and the best you can wrangle up is a retweet of an interesting news story you saw on Yahoo.com.

So what do you do? And, how do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel versus “keep on trucking”?

[Keep on reading at www.OnlineLearningTips.com for the remainder of my article.]

Content Marketing – Where to Begin?

One of the better articles I have come across in recent memory on the topic of content marketing was served up recently at SEOMoz.org by Toby Murdock.

Toby outlines how to establish a team, define roles, create standard operating procedures, execute, and measure – all essential elements of creating a powerhouse content marketing strategy (and team).

Check out the article here:

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-build-and-operate-a-content-marketing-machine