Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit
By April 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit

To reach stakeholders and observers, you need to build a social media toolkit. This table helps identify strengths and weaknesses of some popular tools.

Seek first to understand
By June 6, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Seek first to understand

Andrea was pitched by a Public Relations Advisor a couple of weeks ago. In her email, the PR Advisor (Ms. P for the sake of this post) informed Andrea about a line of post-mastectomy bras and asked if she would consider blogging about them. If so, Ms. P would gladly send along a sample. While […]

#elxn41 coverage: week 1
By April 2, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

#elxn41 coverage: week 1

It’s been a long time since I blogged this much. Here’s a list of my election-related blog posts from the first week of the campaign. The five most-read posts are indicated in bold. NDP acts on the first immutable law of marketing Blog Word Cloud for Canadian political blog posts Graphing the Canadian Political discussion […]

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A look at the #elxn41 blogosphere
By April 1, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

A look at the #elxn41 blogosphere

Throughout this election, I’m working with the Canadian Press to cover the digital element of the election. The plan is to cover online activities for the media and provide supplemental information on my blog. We’ve put most of our energy into Twitter coverage (it’s the most active digital channel). Today, we turned our sights on […]

Blog Word Cloud for Canadian political blog posts
By March 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Blog Word Cloud for Canadian political blog posts

One more graph before I get back to following the #rhso (Rideau Hall Stakeout)… This Word Cloud (generated with Sysomos MAP) illustrated which words appear most prominently in the 162 blog posts about Canadian federal politics which have appeared in the last 24 hours. The more common the word, the more prominent it appears in […]

List of blogging MPs
By March 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

List of blogging MPs

Trevor May runs the Canadian digital-political observer site PoliTwitter.ca. It’s a fantastic resource for online political junkies like me. So, I’m only too happy to oblige a request Trevor made of me to share the list of MP blogs. This list is current as of February 8. Each name is linked to the blog. I’ve […]

MPs still need to find their online voice
By February 23, 2011 4 Comments Read More →

MPs still need to find their online voice

I’ve been following MP blog activity and decided it was time to provide some statistics and thoughts. For the purpose of this point, I looked at the period between February 13 and this morning (February 24). During that time… 12 Liberal MPs combined for 32 posts; the most by any party. Surprisingly, they combined for […]

Being a better audience
By February 20, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Being a better audience

Justin Kownacki has sparked an interesting conversation with his fantastic post Why I need you to be a better audience. In the post, Justin shares his motivation for blogging and how audience participation plays an important role in moving ideas forward and providing him with motivation to keep sharing his thoughts. Without participation, bloggers can’t […]

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Sticky pieces for blog audiences (an experiment)
By February 5, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Sticky pieces for blog audiences (an experiment)

The findings of Pew Internet’s Social Media and Young Adults report earlier this week makes the case for inverted pyramid and sticky pieces writing by bloggers who wish to establish and retain relevance in a culture that wants more information in smaller doses. THE REPORT Pew’s report shows that teens are more interested in the […]

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Are blogs and podcasts improving our mental health?
By October 24, 2008 15 Comments Read More →

Are blogs and podcasts improving our mental health?

Over coffee this morning, Andrea and I talked about the things people blog and podcast about and how there is a trend to be more publicly transparent about our experiences, thoughts and paths in life.  We cited some examples and before I had a chance to talk about Derek Miller‘s latest post about the decision […]

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