Welcome to the SOB Cafe
We offer the best in thinking–articles on the business of blogging written by the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers of Successful Blog. Click on the titles to enjoy each selection.
The Specials this Week are
Copyblogger has the story on how we outhink ourselves.
I know what youâ€™re thinking. â€œWait a minute, here. Weâ€™re talking about people with seriously insightful thoughts! Iâ€™m just an average person. I canâ€™t think up great ideas like that!â€
PR 2.0 has the story on what was the most talked about public event at SxSW.
Iâ€™m sure you heard about the infamous Mark Zuckerberg SXSW keynote hosted by well known author, Business Week columnist and Yahoo TechTicker host Sarah Lacy. Just in case you havenâ€™t, letâ€™s just say that some of the audience wasnâ€™t supportive of the casual, conversational format or her style of engaging Zuckerberg in public.
45 Things has the story — a whole series starting — on making sure your voice represents you well. And she’s right I do care about it deeply.
Many bloggers have never had these discussions, and that makes sense. The medium has clearly outpaced the ability to discuss all the ramifications of what is written, but it’s time we took a deep breath and did just that.
Small Biz Survival has the story on networks, going viral, and exponentiality.
The reason people say a product or site or blog has gone viral is because when one of these goods/services â€œtakes offâ€ and begins to grow itâ€™s network of users takes on the same growth pattern as the spread of viral diseases, like the flu.
David Dalka has the story on SixApart’s quest to win over WordPress users.
Anil Dash has put up quite an intriguing post arguing the case. Matt Mullenweg are you listening?
Iâ€™m gonna add a few more reasons to his list of reasons why it would be wise to do so, but before I do that I thought Iâ€™d tell Anil why Iâ€™m not doing thatâ€¦YETâ€¦
The Broad Brush has the story on information everywhere, including on pirate sites.
Itâ€™s then you find it; thereâ€™s a site aggregating your content. A site that is taking your feed and posting it right back onto the front of their homepage. Not just an aggregator clearly showing that youâ€™re a contributor but not related to their company, but an aggregator selling ads on the side.
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Social Media Explorer has the story on SOBCon08.
I caught up with Liz at South by Southwest (SXSW) to talk about SOBCon2008 in Chicago, May 2-4. Be sure to pay close attention to her description of the format, which is a unique and engaging offering for those in attendance. And the speakers arenâ€™t the only attraction. SOBCon attracts many of the top bloggers in the world as attendees. You canâ€™t come to this thing and not learn a lot about blogging, business and more.
Sit back. Enjoy your read. Nachos and drinks will be right over. Stay as long as you like. No tips required. Comments appreciated.
–ME “Liz” Strauss