Ron Hudson’s Immediate Influence Blog post today listed the 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media. He compiled the list from nominations from people on Twitter, then used their Alexa ranking to place them on the list. (Alexa is used to rank web site traffic)
I recognized at least half of the nominees, and wondered why some others hadn’t made the list (others wondered that too, see comments at the end of the blog).
I’m subscribed to 256 RSS feeds .. there is no way I can keep up with that many feeds, even using the last-in scheme in Ed Dale’s video. Most Twitter users announce when they update their posts, so that’s how I keep up to date with blog entries from bloggers I follow.
Almost all the 50 Most Influential Women had links to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other Social Media applications right along side their RSS feed signups. They also had an E-book or Newsletter offer front and centre. You can also sign up for updates by e-mail instead of an RSS feed.
I didn’t have a link to my Twitter or Facebook account from my blog, although both my Twitter and Facebook accounts promote it. Give your readers every chance to stay in touch. I should know better .. almost 30% of my blog traffic comes from Google searches. I created a widget at WidgetBox as soon as I realized what was missing from my sidebar. I’m still having issues with an e-mail subscription for my WordPress blog using Feedburner.
Yaro Starak tells his mentees that content is everything, that we need to write content and market our blogs every day before we spend time on themes and widgets. I’ve taken his advice too literally and keep putting e-mail subscription on the low-priority list. I understand his point of view .. as a geek, I’d spend all my time searching for the perfect theme and fine-tuning widgets.
I need to devote most of my time to my clients and to developing my two other online businesses, but I realize I need to make some changes to the look of my blog and add those pages I’ve been meaning to work on for the past month.
I urge you to take the time to get to know these amazing women. While you’re at their website and blogs, take a look at the information they present and start slowly add features that make sense to you.
Are you happy with the look of your blog?