Link Love: Beginning Blogging, Social Media, Nonprofit Exchanges

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There has been some really excellent aggregate blogging recently. Check out the following best practice models for promoting conversations in the blogosphere.

Why Aggregate Posts Matter

Blogging is a conversation. Being active in the blogosphere means connecting with your fellow bloggers on topics you have in common and starting a conversation.

Aggregate posts like these are one way to do so. They allow bloggers to promote their own work and to add their opinions to the discussion.

Please check out the links below on beginning blogging, social media networks, and a nonprofit idea exchange.

November’s Carnival of Giving

While we are talking about blogging as conversation, don’t forget about November’s Giving Carnival where bloggers will form an online think tank to answer the question: “What best practices in business should nonprofits adopt to maximize their resources?”

Entries are due to me by Monday, November 26th and can be in the form of a blog post, comment, or article sent by e-mail.

Please add your expertise to the conversation.

Advice on Beginning Blogging

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These articles feature my post “Words of Advice for Beginnging Bloggers.”

Social Media Networking

Steven Snell of Vandelay Website Design has compiled a superior article on “Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Social Media.”

SpeechBubblesThe post is divided into the following categories: StumbleUpon, Digg, Sphinn, Del.icio.us, Twitter, Facebook, Second Life, Jango, Fitfiend, Iqons, Dripbook, Peopleized, and general social media.

I have never heard of a number of these categories, so I’m off to read the entries and figure out what I need to know.

Steven featured three of my articles:

Nonprofit Exchange

Emily Weinberg’s Nonprofit Blog Exchange highlights the following categories: social networking/social media; blogging; creating websites, SEO, web analytics; photos, videos, online slideshows; giving, donating, and other nonprofit topics.

Emily featured my articles, “Using StumbleUpon to Enhance Your Web Experience and Drive Traffic to Your Webpage” and “Words of Advice for Beginning Bloggers” (linked above).

Learning from the Conversation

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Take a look at all of these excellent articles and be on your way to building a better blog today.

I encourage you to take part in the blogging conversation, which is one of the best ways to share your ideas and forward the blogosphere as think tank model.

I am of the firm belief that blogging can lead to a better tomorrow. Don’t believe me? Try it and see what happens. There are a lot of amazing things going on now. I hope you will join me in improving our common future.

Credit

Photos sourced from here, here, (unknown), and here. With thanks.

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17 Responses to Link Love: Beginning Blogging, Social Media, Nonprofit Exchanges

  1. Steven Snell says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. thenewjew says:

    My pleasure, Steven. Likewise.

    Maya

  3. Eric Socia says:

    Hey, thanks so much for the link and the mention! It really does mean a lot to me when people like yourself link to my articles (even if it’s because the article in question contains a link to your site).
    It’s very helpful and makes me feel like I’m doing something that may help others get started.🙂

  4. thenewjew says:

    Hey Eric,

    I think “people like yourself” is a bit of an overstatement. We are completely in the same boat and I know exactly how you feel.

    I would have quoted your article either way because it was a good collection, but the reason I came to it was because I knew about it– through my own pingback.

    I’ll be visiting your blog again, you have a nice tone and style that I appreciate.

    Best regards,

    Maya

  5. Our church, (www.southbrookchurch.com) just did a pretty cool experiment on giving that had tremendous results. And even though the economy seems to have everyone tightening their belts a bit, there was no holding back on operation, “THANK . FULL.

    We simply had every family fill a brown grocery bag with nonperishable items (we provided a list to help) and to leave it at the church the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have more than 4,000 people at Southbrook, so you can just imagine how many bags there were.

    It was awesome. A lot of families brought more than one bag and we sent the bags to several different rescue missions and so forth.

    It was a great way to drive home the point that absolutely everyone can give at least a little. And all of us have at least something to be thankful for.

    Thanks for your blog and posts!

    Pastor Rob

  6. Our church, (www.southbrookchurch.com) just did a pretty cool experiment on giving that had tremendous results. And even though the economy seems to have everyone tightening their belts a bit, there was no holding back on operation, “THANK . FULL.

    We simply had every family fill a brown grocery bag with nonperishable items (we provided a list to help) and to leave it at the church the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have more than 4,000 people at Southbrook, so you can just imagine how many bags there were.

    It was awesome. A lot of families brought more than one bag and we sent the bags to several different rescue missions and so forth.

    It was a great way to drive home the point that absolutely everyone can give at least a little. And all of us have at least something to be thankful for.

    Thanks for your blog and posts!

    Pastor Rob
    http://www.robsingleton.net

  7. Jennifer says:

    No problem! I was pleased to find the article on viral “cause” marketing.

    You may find out next blog interesting. We are starting a website report card program: http://www.nonprofit-expressions.com/wordpress/website-report-card-criteria-for-website-owners/

  8. thenewjew says:

    Thanks, Jennifer, I’ll certainly check it out.

    I also wanted to encourage you to participate in December’s Giving Carnival for nonprofits. The deadline is Thursday, which is cutting it a little close, but it a simple topic about leadership that can be responded to from your own experience.

    More information can be found here:
    http://christopherscottblog.typepad.com/blog/2007/11/december-giving.html

    Best,

    Maya

  9. Maya Norton says:

    A reminder that all comments not in English will be deleted.

    ~ Maya

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