Coding Horror is one of my favorite blogs to read. Jeff Atwood writes about so many different and cool things. For me, he almost always writes about something useful, helpful, or at the very least, thought provoking. In this blog post he describes 5 things that "make a great front page".
After reading this article I immediately redesigned my front page.
What do you think of my front page? Did I do well on the 5 items? Let me know!
I read this blog post from ADWKDC 2011 and Anna Steely has nailed many of the aspects of social media.
From her post: "In social media, your brand is in the clients’ hands. You don’t create the content but, instead, your audience builds the content. You are only there to amplify it and stimulate your audience. Being social is not a new thing. The new thing is having the option of 30 different outlets to connect with people and share your digital world. Social benefits all brands by giving them the power to listen to what people want. It’s an unfiltered way to understand and hear how people feel."
Her last sentence is the most poignant, it's about how people feel. The true point of social media is connecting with your customers, donors or supporters at an emotional level.
This is the point of one my favorite quotes: "At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
I'm a HUGE fan of social networking, social media, social whatever. I focus on social media and networking for small businesses; teaching them how to connect with their clients.