Hi Leslie, Did you see the movie “Julie and Julia”? In it “Julie” blogged her commentary as she worked her way through over 500 receipts in Julia Child’s two volume cook book. As we near the end of the movie and Julie is going through a crisis, her husband points out that she was number three, or so, most read blogs on the internet. As she and her husband pointed out, she was a writer. She was talented, creative, and worked very hard. I’ve been doing email marketing for my clients for almost ten years. But, my efforts at promoting my own business by blogging, email marketing, posting to my Facebook Page, Linked In Groups, and Twitter, have proven less than wonderful. I seem to lack the writing talent and creativity of Julie. But I’m working on it. You have a wonderful “social cause.” …Women helping Women. And talking about the issues associated with it using the social networks as a communications tool, is probably the best thing you can do. Using the “join my list” tab in Facebook; posting your emails to your social networks; inviting your subscribers to “share” and “forward to a friend” are all great viral marketing multipliers. And since it is “Women helping Women” (50% of the general population), an emotional issue, and worthy cause, you should do well. It appears that you already have. I congratulate you for itl Right now I’m looking for a cause to get excited about and volunteer my services, in hopes of gaining popularity and visibility. I’d like to “Do well while doing good.” Just promoting myself and my services is boring even to me! In fact, if you'd like me to spread your message to my social networks and subscribers, let me know. It would make my messages more interesting, and perhaps gain you more followers. P.S. I'm in Colorado.
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Oh no Leslie, you confirmed two things - one: that Quora is less known than other social media tools/small businesses are not using it as much; and two: I'm a bit of a geek ;-).
Quora is seemingly based on the same idea as Wikipedia: people generated content. It's a collection of questions and answers posed and answered by its registered users. Seems like some people might find value in developing a reputation there for answering questions, but personally, I'd think a community built for a specific purpose (say small businesses) might provide more value to someone putting that effort in - I could be biased!
i was really just curious if people had heard of it and as it appears not, our team my be better rewarded focusing our energy elsewhere for the time being.
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Thanks for stopping by the Community and for your involvement in our Open House! I hope a lot of people are finding value in your podcast. Definitely stop by the Small Business Talk board and share your expertise!
Thanks again, Marissa
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