Where are the Widgets?

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English: The logo of the blogging software WordPress. Deutsch: WordPress Logo ??: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes your seeing a new WordPress theme here and yet the widgets that according to the theme information should be on the page, are no where to be found.

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Kred Lacks Credibility.

Kred lacks credibility. I recently received and email with the following graphic. Kred lacks credibility.

Now, I’ll admit at first glance this is a nice accolade. However I’m completely inactive on Kred. I’d don’t check in, and while I admit I might have at one time checked out the site, I’ve not done so since that initial time.

Also interesting is that this announcement is for an event that I’ve never attended. That raises the question on just how accurate the information Kred is using for this announcement. While I do follow some friends who have attended the SXSW Conference, I don’t drop everything for the time that the event is going on.

I can only surmise that Kred is in trouble and they’re attempting to bait those of us in the Social Media arena to check out their site and to promote their platitudes.

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The Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook.

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The Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook. Admit it, we all have it. I’m surprised there’s no support group established for those of us in this state.

It appears that I’ve had a presence on Facebook since 2007. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not using the platform anywhere near its capabilities. Of course if I only knew what those capabilities were, I’d be way ahead of the game. Over the past 5 years I’ve managed to gather 1,090 “Friends”, posted 39 photos, posted or referred to 114 maps and “Liked” 1,482 pages or items.

I took a look at some Google Analytics the other day and found that Facebook is nowhere to be found in the 130 domains that have links to my site. This data goes back over the past year. Now, I’ll be the first to state that I’ve not been intentional in making sure that I cross post or reference everything done here to Facebook. However, I’ve got links to my site from domains with which I’m not completely familiar, so the word is getting out somehow.

Since July of 2012 I’ve had a fan page or business page for my journalistic and writing endeavours. Facebook in it’s infinite wisdom requires 30 likes in order for me to have full access to whatever it is that Facebook has to offer. So far I’ve had 26 “likes” to the page. I consistently post via the page and the postings are SEO linked and distributed.

I’m not really in favor of spamming all of my Facebook contacts to, “Like” the page so I’m curious as to what the best practices are in gaining more “Likes” or followers. I’m thinking that once I reach that threshold I’ll be able to offer more content and other services. So the question, is what is the best way to approach growing this portion of my social media presence.

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Wednesday Morning Coffee Conversation.

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So I’ve been up for about an hour and a half and am working on the first pot of coffee for the day. Checking email’s and some of the social networks and notifications I’m getting from friends around the world.

There’s a mix of topics all calling for my attention.

Colorado’s Larimer County is considering banning gold prospectors.

Digital Literature presentation, Streaming from Finland.

Having a conversation about personal identity and mobile tools and platforms.

Setting up a Skype Conference call with people.

Looking at new topics and ideas for blog posts for this and the two other blogs for which I write.

Yes, it’s a busy, morning, and now I need to make a second pot of coffee.

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