"Hi guys ... I realize my situation may be unique because I have an 8.5 year old blog (my "vanity" site, if you will), but I got very involved in the social media world by happenstance, very gradually and very organically. Yes, in some cases, data…"
"Hi Allan, your question is a very good one. Influence can't be measured by numbers, but only by reputation. Having a million followers doesn't make you an influencer. Having a a certain number of followers (whatever that number may be) who really…"
"Not all bloggers are amateur writers and social media is a way to market to your audience. You're really missing out if you don't use social media these days to engage your readers. I'm a perfect example of that. As well, a blog is simply a…"
"I agree, it's about quantity not quality and beyond that, quality interaction. People with so many followers are not even using Twitter for niche interaction. They probably have preferred lists so they can @ accounts they really care about."
"Ditto what Michael Holland said. You'll soon find, as well, that all those worthless porn/spam followers will "quit" you, too. I use Nutshell Mail to monitor my followers and quitters. And I only report people who @ me with spam.
Some programs even…"
"I have to agree with much of what Mary Jo says.
Get to know the blogger first and follow on the blogger's public social networks. Also a brief, succinct email will work better than a press release. You can always follow up with one later. Nothing…"
"Hi, I sent you a private message, but I'd be interested in learning more about this position. It's exactly what I do for a variety of clients. Do you require that we be already familiar with your properties or will you be providing fam trips? You…"