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Social Media Boundaries

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2010 | 
Yesterday I was friended on Facebook by someone I don’t know. We have a lot of mutual friends, so the friend request makes sense, but I don’t like to let people on my personal Facebook page who I don’t know in real life. This happens often, especially because of all of the speaking that I do, and I always thank the person for the invite and [&hellip... Read More
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Blogging Tips: How to Promote and Publicize

By: Gini Dietrich | January 18, 2010 | 
Before the holidays, we spent some time here talking about blogs – how to create them,  how to attract readers, and how to optimize your content. One thing, however, we didn’t discuss is how to promote and publicize your blog posts, after they’ve been published, in order to attract readers who don’t yet know about you. This is the process I follow every time I hit [&hellip... Read More
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Changing Our Habits for a Car?

By: Gini Dietrich | January 17, 2010 | 
Alright. I know this isn’t a typical blog post for me. But I need some help. And I thought, “Who better to ask than the blog readers?” I was in Atlanta last week. I rented a nice little Nissan Altima. It was a hybrid car. I liked it. But I’m having a problem with the car keys and I can’t get past it. The car doesn’t [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

By: Gini Dietrich | January 12, 2010 | 
I wrote this for a client today and thought it would be valuable for you. The do’s and don’ts of social media, according to Gini Dietrich. DO * Target your market to follow the right people. * Offer actionable advice. * Use your time wisely. * Have an offer and call to action. * Define your goals. * Track results. * Be respectful. * Submit original [&hellip... Read More
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How-To: Use Google Alerts

By: Gini Dietrich | January 11, 2010 | 
Yesterday I spoke to the WIN Home Inspection franchisees at their annual conference. As is typical, I had a few people tell me before the session began that social media is for their kids and they just don’t get it. One partner even told me that I had better have enough energy to keep him awake because he was really tired and, besides, he has kids [&hellip... Read More
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Get Organized: Streamlining News, Articles, and Blogs for Time Efficiency

By: Gini Dietrich | January 5, 2010 | 
Sometimes you have to hit me over the head with a 2 x 4 to get me to realize what I do every day A LOT of people would love to know. That’s what Robin Scott did when she direct messaged me about a comment I left on Julio Varela’s blog this afternoon (watch his vlog here – it’s about the importance of commenting on other’s [&hellip... Read More
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Arment Dietrich Is No Longer a PR Firm?

By: Gini Dietrich | January 4, 2010 | 
I’ve written, and rewritten, this blog post in my head the past two months and, now that the time is here to announce our news, I don’t have the perfect post yet. So…I’m just going to write it. Arment Dietrich is no longer a PR firm. Yes, I’m serious. We are no longer a PR firm. So what happened? Well, a few things (including the economy), [&hellip... Read More
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Optimizing Your Blog Posts

By: Gini Dietrich | December 16, 2009 | 
Guest blog written by Harry Brumleve So you’ve set up a blog that you’re passionate about and you’ve written your first few posts.   Who has seen it?  Your friends? Who is going to see it?  Your mom?  Likely if you’ve taken the good time to post your thoughts, opinions, and feelings, you are looking to share them with the world.  Or at least the world who [&hellip... Read More
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Attracting Blog Readers through Great Content

By: Gini Dietrich | December 15, 2009 | 
Based on the feedback from “Tips for Starting a Blog,” it sounds like you’re ready to attract readers. So let’s get started! My friend Jeff Lipschultz commented on Monday that he was going to be brash and suggest quality is key to attracting readers. And he is 100 percent correct! Quality, value, and “what’s in it for me” are what attract readers. If you followed the [&hellip... Read More
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Tips for Starting a Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | December 14, 2009 | 
When I speak across the country, I have a lot of people tell me they want to start a blog and they want to know how to get started. I always caution that blogs aren’t for everyone and that, once you get started, you can’t stop. It’s a pretty big time commitment and it takes some effort to not only attract readers, but also engage them [&hellip... Read More