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My book is now available on Google Play! If you #stutter  (or as they say in some parts of the world, #stammer), this book of survival tips and comics may be for you! Paper version available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/170422543/stuttering-is-cool-a-guide-to-stuttering
<p>Stuttering (also known as <i>stammering</i>, in some parts of the world) can feel awkward for the speaker, and people who stutter often feel that it is easier just to keep ...
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The next three pages of my social media moleskine from 2007 contain notes from Toronto’s first PodCamp, a #podcasting  and digital media conference, where sessions gave intros to what would become known as “search engine optimization” and a new term I learned back then, “digital footprint”.

First up, an informative session by the now Internet famous, best selling author, and CEO, +Julien Smith. At the time, Julien had a successful podcast and a Harry Potter forum. He also gave an interesting session on how to make Google index his sites to his favour.

I remember his opening sentence in his session was something along the lines of “Google understands English better than any of us”. If you can decode my chicken scratch, you can see that my main takeaways were the importance of using keywords in your posts and link text. After all, Google is a machine.

My learnings in SEO continued in a session by PodCamp co-founder, +Christopher Penn, who also made quite a name for himself in the digital marketing world. Like Julien, Chris was always a fountain of new learnings at PodCamp. His session recorded in my notes focused on tools useful for growing your podcast's audience (or blog – a lot about podcasting related to blogging as well).

Going through my notes, I remember that this was the time when I learned how simply posting something wasn’t enough. The web 2.0 world was all about being proactive and reaching out. For example, post your new episode across social networks to reach various audiences, make sure your name is prominent on your about us page, and make use of tools that help make your content accessible.

As you can see, the same rules still apply today.

I was already using WordPress by early 2007 but Chris’ session taught me how much more the platform had to offer in terms of SEO and plug-ins. This is why attending conferences provides a golden learning opportunity for your own projects in addition to professional or personal networking.

I want you to note the top left portion of the second graphic. PodCamp was a two-day conference. Chris’ session was on the first day. By the morning of the second day, there was buzz about the venue of people having registered their names (and their kids!) as a domain. Note the stuff about using the same names across social networks. This ties in to my last post about personal branding. Your domain name and user name on social networks is part of your branding. The same thing applies to the profile photo you use. Use the same one across networks and people will remember you (hat tip to Mitch Joel who talked about that in his session which I wrote about in my previous post).

The second graphic also contains notes from three other sessions. Unfortunately, I did not write down the names of the presenters so I don’t remember who they were. Though I think PodCamp co-founder, +Chris Brogan, might have led the last one since it talks about helping others which is his niche.

I learned about more useful digital tools such as Feedburner (like a vanity url for rss feeds - instead of having to ask your listeners to change their feeds in their pod catchers, all you have to do is update Feedburner), StumbleUpon (it's amazing how much inbound traffic I still get today from StumbleUpon!), and how podcasting can be useful in the business/corporate world. It’s a pity my workplace at the time wasn’t comfortable with the idea of social media.

Back to the third session in the 2nd graphic; note the overall theme of your audience being part of your content. After all these years, I still see many podcasters, brands, and organizations forgetting this in all of their digital communications. What sets podcasters apart from regular radio is the relationships that can be built through podcasts. As long as the host is approachable and genuinely interested in involving their listeners.

#socialmedia   #podcastingtips   #socialmediatips   #brandingtips  
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The History of Social Media in a Moleskine!

I started a tumblog where I'll scan and post each page from a Moleskine notebook I’ve used to take notes at social and digital media conferences since 2007. I'll also offer a brief commentary looking back from today’s perspective.

These these pages offer a glimpse into the history of social media and the tools as we knew them then. At least since 2007. This was a time when Twitter and Facebook were brand new. Digital social media, a.k.a. “web 2.0” as it was also called along with “new media” back then, first emerged around 2003/4. You could also argue that it came about in the very late 1990s. In any case, this particular Moleskine started in 2007.

The background music in this video was custom made for me which I used as the theme song for a podcast I produced in 2006 called SpudCast. I talk about creativity and my comics. Spud was/is a cartoon character I created.

The tumblog can be found at socialmediamoleskine.tumblr.com.

#socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #digitalmedia   #moleskine   #tumblr  
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Something I'd like to try in my next workout.
Pausing for 2 seconds during specific portions of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and even cleans and snatches can lead to big improvements in strength and performance.
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I've never been a fan of 2D classic cartoons being converted to 3D but The Peanuts Movie looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing it next year.
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Using rhyme and a familiar childhood joy is a great form of infographic or engaging with comics.
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Learn the secret of timing in social marketing and social sharing. What are the best days and times to do your social marketing operations?
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I love it when worlds collide in my circles :) +Scott Bird +pascal campion 
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This is the first page from my Social Media #Moleskine from February 2007 when I attended the very first PodCamp Toronto. The “unconference” concept was very new at the time and at podcamp, anyone had the freedom to start a session as long as there was a room available.

Following the opening welcome session was this one about personal branding by +Mitch Joel. I know that the term has unfortunately become a marketing buzzword/cliche, but I think it’s still a very important element for anyone in any industry. We’re living in a world now where we all need to stand out from the rest. Or to put it in the words at the bottom of the graphic, how you provide value to value to your clients, readers, etc. 

I was new to networking at the time and also looking to change my career so I felt fortunate to be able to sit in sessions throughout PodCamp Toronto like Mitch’s and learn all about making my digital footprint work in my favour. I’ll talk more about this in future posts as I reveal more pages from my social media Moleskine notebook.  

Podcasting was still a new medium in 2007 practiced by many, many hobbyists offering their expertise and only a few brands. I had a podcast at the time named SpudCast where I talked about creativity and the comics I was working on. We were all making sense of this new medium along with blogging, creative commons, SEO and establishing your digital footprint.

The part about internal conversation in the graphic is a major takeaway from all the digital media conferences I’ve attended since 2007 – whatever you do on social networks, be it as an individual or brand initiative, success is easier to achieve when you focus on your passions, what you’re hoping to achieve/accomplish (in other words, your strategy).

I’ve made many friends as I’ve attended every PodCamp Toronto since 2007 and many more conferences since 2007.  I’ve seen them grow from a hobbyist and passionate digital content producer (podcasting, blogging, etc.) to creating a niche in their field which eventually became their full time job!
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Great video! My thinking is the tweet was so popular because of its specific content. That is, a map of every device connected to the Internet is pretty enticing to check out. One question I have is doesn't Twitter prevent you from posting the same tweet? Or is it based on length of time from the original post? 
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Thanks +Daniele Rossi and no twitter doesn't prevent you from posting the same tweet as long as the link isn't identical and it isn't back to back tweets. 
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As Ontario businesses move toward mandated accessibility compliance, ramp project StopGap doesn't want perfection to be the enemy of good.
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Digital media professional specializing in content creation and strategy.

My creativity runs wild like a sugar-induced kid in a candy store the day after Hallowe'en.

Producer of the Stuttering is Cool podcast and book; SuperSpud digital comic; co-founder of Stutter Social.
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