On Marketing: Social Etiquette & Choosing Your Network

alexlaybourne:

Words to think about from L.M. Stull

Originally posted on L.M. Stull:

Business handshakeOne of your greatest sources for potential new business is your competition. Networking with your peers is absolutely essential if you wish to be a successful entrepreneur. But successful networking isn’t about just building a big following or knowing who to ask for help.

Choose your network CAREFULLY

Be cautious of who you network with, as these individuals, as well as their products and even how they act online, become a part of your brand. Even a simple retweet can say a lot about who you are and the product you sell. Customers and other potential networkers will examine your social media presence to get a feel about who you are, how you interact with others, and that may influence how they feel about your product before they even know anything about it!

I don’t know about you, but I want to be associated with the very best. I want…

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Please help support my Thunderclap for Diaries of the Damned

Have you heard of Thunderclap?

I hadn’t until a few weeks ago, and to be honest, I am still a little unsure as to how it actually works.

I have heard it compared to all manner of things, from an Online Flash Mob, to something akin to Kickstarter for Twitter messages.

In short, Thunderclap is a new (ish) crowdspeaking platform and I currently have one running.

I need to get 100 supporters befoer the deadline passes for my Thunderclap to be heard.

Yes, it is a shameless act of self promotion. Yes I am kindly requesting you to give it a click and help spread the word, and yes, I would be eternally grateful to you for it.

I have to hit my target, not for anything as shallow as sales, but more out of pure curiosity with regard what will actually happen.

You can find my Thunderclap here. Support can be given via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The campaign will end in just 2 days, and I am currently running quick some distance behind where I need to be.

Thank you

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ANKLE BITES-A WEREWOLF TAIL

alexlaybourne:

A great short story from Horror Movie Guru John Mountain. Check it out.

Originally posted on Written in Blood:

I decided to do something other than a movie review for this post. That ‘something’ is putting myself out there with a short story that I wrote. I hope that you like it; be nice if you don’t.

Thanks to my wife, Phyllis, for putting the idea in my head.

Big thanks to Alex Laybourne for his patience in reading the drafts and his editorial advice. If you like it, thank him. If not, then blame me.

Thanks to Eric S. Brown for proving that you can keep it clean and still tell a story.

ANKLE BITES-A WEREWOLF TAIL

 

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Hello. My name is Steven Mayall. I am a werewolf. Prepare to die.

I’ve always wanted to say that. You probably don’t believe that I’m a werewolf. The usual werewolves that you read about have names like Lupo or Luna. They are not real. I am.

There are two…

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