Monday, August 8, 2011

Social Media 101

Thought I'd share what's on my nightstand this week. I'm currently working through Kristen Lamb's Are You There Blog? and finding it very motivational and informative in a general sense. There's not a lot of detailed how-to's in this book so far, but it certainly helps you see marketing strategies within the bigger picture.

Next, I'll be heading into We Are Not Alone to get into the nitty-gritty of how to implement what I learned in Are You There Blog?. These are both available in book format and Kindle Edition. A great savings for the Kindle version, I might add.

If you've read one or both of Kristen's books or her blog, I'd love to hear what you learned and if they were valuable in your marketing strategies. Time will tell for me as I work through them.

And, hey, does Blogger have tags? If so, how do you utilize them? Would they happen to be called Labels in Blogger?

May this week bring you blessings in abundance, and may your marketing skills multiply!


Surrendering to Him,

Eileen

11 comments:

Jessica R. Patch said...

Both books are in my TBR pile. I've heard great things from everyone who has already read them. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Ganshert said...

Both are MUST reads! Lots of great stuff in there. I love Kristen's philosophy. You can skip the section on myspace in We ARe Not Alone - it got published before myspace took a huge nosedive.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Jessica, I'm almost done the blog one and it is very motivational. Really looking forward to the second one with more lessons on how to do it.

Katie, I had heard about that before. Amazing how fast things change in cyber land!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I've read her second one. Good stuff. I don't utilize tags like I should. Learning so much every day.
~ Wendy

Mary Aalgaard said...

I'd like to start using tags and labels and tabs more. I like the look of it. It makes the blog into a useful website.

Jaime Wright said...

I'm horrid - HORRID - at using tags. But use them I shall ... one of these days :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

They're both great books! And yes, I'm pretty sure Labels in Blogger are the same as tags. :)

Loree Huebner said...

Haven't read her books yet, but they are on my list.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info on this book. I'd not heard of it till now. May have to check it out. My husband just got a Kindle, so maybe I need to check out that version...:)

Janna Qualman said...

Oh, that title is awesomely funny!

Blessings to you, too, Eileen.

Kara said...

I just started reading her blog and her books are on my list. She has lots of great tips!