Top Marketing Blogs This Week: Generate Facebook Likes, Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral And More

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It’s been a rough week for a lot of people I know, so I picked a few blogs that I thought would interest, entertain and inform without taxing anyone’s already taxed brains with complicated, abstract ideas. They’re a little bit of fun and a little bit of inspiration and yes, a little bit of education, but they’re all things you can enjoy and even try pretty angst-free. So take a deep breath and enjoy a little bit of weekend reading.

Berrie Pelser12 Types Of Social Media Users

Written by Berrie Pelser

I figured I’d start you off with something fun to get warmed up. I came across this infographic on Berrie’s site and got a real kick out of it. It’s cute and easy to read and I bet you’ll get a chuckle out of the categories that social media users can fall into. If you’re like me, you’ll see yourself in a few of these, depending on your mood, the time of day, the network you’re on and who you’re talking to. I’d be curious to know how you identify yourself. When you’re done checking out the infographic, come back and let me know!

See the infographic at hosting.ber-art.nl and Follow Berrie on Twitter @BerriePelser

Patrick AllmondFive Things High Achievers Do That You Need To Start Doing

Written by Patrick Allmond

You want to know how to be successful, right? So you read the blogs and books and magazines. But somehow it always comes down to hard work and perseverance, doesn’t it? That, and a couple of behaviors that you can adopt to make the sailing a bit smoother. Patrick makes some straightforward and simple points (even if #2 makes me cringe and pull a pillow over my head every time) that you can practice immediately and keep on practicing until you’re ready to retire to that villa in Barcelona.

Read the article at stopdoingnothing.com and follow Patrick on Twitter @patrickallmond

Ross SimmondsThe Psychology Of Facebook: Generating Likes And Shares

Written by Ross Simmonds

Since everyone wants to see bigger numbers and better social proof, this is the perfect post for brushing up on how to achieve it. In this post, Ross gives two great examples of similar brands doing social marketing completely differently. Both are internationally recognized brands but one is, to put it mildly, kicking butt. How? Read this post to find out. Hint: it’s not about being an internationally recognized brand. It’s about knowing what people want and need and giving it to them.

Read the article at rosssimmonds.com and follow Ross on Twitter @thecoolestcool

Louise MyersBest Picture Quotes #3: How To Use FREE Public Domain Art

Written by Louise Myers

Are you tired of scouring stock photo sites and morgue files for photos and images to use on your blog or social networks only to end up settling for something “just ok” or even cliché? If that’s you then don’t miss this post. It’s short, sweet and perfectly useful. Louise shares how you can find good stuff that you might not even have thought of using because surely it seemed like copyright infringement. However, did you know that Van Gogh’s Starry Night is public domain and available for use? Pop on a quick quote overlay and you’ve got a beautiful, semi-custom photo for your site and social posts. Good stuff to know and a great resource!

Read the article at louisem.com and follow Louise on Twitter @Louise_Myers

Dan CristoHow To Force An Article To Go Viral

Written by Dan Cristo

If the title of this post doesn’t perk up your ears then I don’t know what will. Making something “go viral” is sort of the holy grail of marketing these days. And being a student of psychology I loved this post. I don’t want to tell you too much and ruin the suspense so you’ll have to check out Dan’s post yourself. He’s a brilliant guy (you have to be, to be the founder of Triberr) and he always has a fresh way of talking about things. This one may require a bit of thinking on your part but it’s definitely interesting stuff.

Read the article at dancristo.com and follow Dan on Twitter @dancristo

Enjoy your weekend and get reenergized and ready to tackle another week!

Carol Lynn Rivera

Carol Lynn Rivera

I'm a business owner, content creator, podcaster and marketer. In 1999 I founded Rahvalor Interactive, a web and creative services production studio, with my husband and business partner Ralph. In 2011 we created Web.Search.Social, a consulting and marketing service line for small businesses. We also cohost the Web.Search.Social Podcast where we challenge the status quo of marketing and the Carbon Based Business Units podcast where we talk about the human side of being an entrepreneur. On any given day I wear the hat of project manager, consultant, social media manager and content marketer. My true passion is writing and in my spare time I'm busy planning my early retirement to Barcelona as a famous and wealthy novelist.
Carol Lynn Rivera
Carol Lynn Rivera