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This was a week for lists! Ten of this, seven of that… what better way to find at least ONE good idea to try? We’ve got stuff for everything from WordPress to Twitter to getting your productivity on. Start reading and making your own to-try list!
Written by Ian Cleary
You never know where the holes are until you fall into one… or until someone like Ian comes along and tells you what to look out for. I included this post in our roundup because these things are so important and so overlooked. They’re things I warn my clients about all the time. You may even “know” some of these but I bet you’re ignoring them. For example, do you have a full backup of your site? But wait… there’s something even more important… do you know your backup works? So many gotchas, so little time… read Ian’s post and find out where your holes are and plug them fast.
44 Twitter Tools That Will Cover All Your Marketing Needs
Written by Ericson Ay Mires
Holy mackerel. Yes, 44. From scheduling to monitoring to managing there are tools here that the geek in everyone will love. Ericson has you covered, whether you’re a novice or pro, whether you’ve got mere moments to spare or all day to dig into features and functionality. There are tools that will help you monitor mentions of your company and keywords, tools that will help you pare down your following and get rid of spammy followers, tools to help you find good followers and more than I can possibly sum up. Read, bookmark and try a few.
Ten Social Media Network Sites You’ve Never Heard Of
Written by Lisa Marie Mercer
I admit I’m a sucker for the “you’ve never heard of…” post because just when it seems like I’ve heard and seen it all, something surprises me. And Lisa’s post is just that surprise. Sure, there were a couple of social sites on this list that I had heard of, but there were a few that made me say, “What now??” Sometimes I wonder where people find these things! My favorite? Listgeeks. The name says it all. Check out the others and look beyond the usual suspects to see if there’s an opportunity for you to find people in your niche.
4 Things To Keep You From Losing Your Mind Over Customer Behavior
Written by Jon Drachenberg
I always enjoy a post that breaks me out of my usual thinking and gives me something to ponder. Jon’s post is one of those. Come on, admit it: your customers drive you nuts. You complain about them regularly. You trade “OMG Can you believe what this guy did!” horror stories over lunch. But sometimes that can lead to a dangerous negative spiral and before you know it everyone annoys you and everything is worthy of an eye-roll. Don’t let that craziness get under your skin, ruin your day or affect your productivity. Jon has a bit of a pep talk combined with some great tips for combatting the customer blues.
10 Practical and Effective Tips to Increase Productivity
Written by Erik Emanuelli
You can never have too many productivity tips! Even if you think you’ve heard it all, it always helps to hear it again. In this case, it helps to hear Erik’s take on it because he’s got some great things to share. For me, one of the most relevant was “monotasking”. Who would have thought that doing ONE thing could be so hard? Yet doing more than one actually changes your brain (and not in a good way). Erik shares the problem and a good solution. You’ll have to read more to find out what it is, then work on “breaking your attention barrier” so you can whip through your task list like a pro.
Now tell me, what have you added to YOUR list?