Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Do you find that your level of activity here depends on everyone else?

Or do you comment, like and Tweet regardless of content? (Yes I know some do..)

How much is your level of interaction determined by the titles and authors of the blogs on the front page?

Because I know some days I come online and scan the front page, and my response is just "same old, same old" and I go away again. Nothing catches my eye that is new (I may have already read some of them). And I am more than happy to read and learn new stuff, find out about people I don't know.

I am only going to read, comment, like, tweet a blog if it interests or inspires me or I can add something to it. (i'm excluding the banter here ;-))

So some days, I don't do much.

And I only write when I feel like it, I have no strategy - hence my blogs are a bit like buses!

What do you think? Are we co-dependent?

Are activity levels determined by what other members do? Or do you jump in regardless of interest levels?



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Julia McDaid

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Interesting that several responses refer to the activity of writing blogs, when my question was about levels of activity in response to the blogs that are there from others. I guess we are all different, and some will reply to any blog regardless whereas others need it to interest or inspire them.

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Lyndon Wood

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Great blog Julia and look at your responses, answers your question all on its own :) If and when used properly and effectively blogin does increase your relegation and all the things I listed in my previous blog. Why? Well Ecademy gets almost 3m visits a year of which over 2.5m are brand new and unique according to Google. These are generated from primarily blogs. So, if you are not bloging you will never get seen. My role is to turn some of those 3m into members so they can add value to everyone as well, and we grow. Ecademy has been built as a community and there are rights in that as well as wrongs commercially. There is little or no call to action to capture those 3m, that will change. When you blog here you should be pointing your customers to it as content may help them too. Look at bloging as a marketing tool as well as contributing to the community and helping others grow their business whilst you become the expert in your field. There are not many ways in this world where you can be an expert in your field by simply writing things that people search for and are directly related to you and your business. Remember though it is not direct advertising it is providing and sharing information and by virtue of that you will win. Take it seriously and build it into your strategy. Get your personality across as well as your expertise be social - business - network in that order. Hope that helps, keep bloging more now than ever. Ecademy is changing for the future so the more you do now the grater the benefit later. Thanks Lyndon

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Andreas Wiedow

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

@ Do you find that your level of activity here depends on everyone else? Now: Yes. And precisely on one person as I can imagine there's some untapped potential being unleashed as we go. Before . . . well, I did my job, posted a lot in favor of my business that gets repeated attention. So I reduced activity here dramatically. Time spent online is something one will regret just a minute before dying . . . OEM*

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George Wallace

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Of course it is. You see people produce a good blog and their status rockets. Some blogs are going strong months after they were first written.

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Susanne Palm

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

For me it's more matter of time and priority. I love to read and comment on the Ecademy blog page when my schedule allows it and always find something to have an opinion about or someone to thank for some useful info. My life and work is quite active and I don't sit so much in front of the laptop and also have an old-fashioned mobile phone on purpose as I don't like to be out in our beautiful world and feel obliged to check email etc at the same time. We are all different, I guess! :)

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Mike Morrison

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Hi Julia in many ways you are right with: Because I know some days I come online and scan the front page, and my response is just "same old, same old" and I go away again. Nothing catches my eye that is new (I may have already read some of them). And I am more than happy to read and learn new stuff, find out about people I don't know." but its more than just adding comments - but adding and starting dialogue too. Sometimes those things resonate - sometimes they don't One way round that is to start a post with a simple question - I have been thinking about.... what do you thing? its a two way dynamic that is about more than just the membership population

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Andrew Field

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

We have such a diverse bunch bloggers here and many of them make the effort to post new material... there are many who post the same old stuff, for sure, but not necessarily a bad thing. There is only so much to talk about on a platform like this. My blog reading modus operandi is to run down the front page and click all the new items... scan them and see if there is anything that interests me. Where a blog stimulates a comment (usually based on my personal experiences) I do so. There are certain bloggers whom I always read... alas some I never do, because I have become bored with their material. We are not all cut out for this, myself included. I always "Like" and Tweet articles which give me food for thought...

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Ziona Etzion

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Are you saying there is no game plan... I agree! I wrote this on a previous blog... What is the benefit of blogging here? Did you see Lyndon's blog about blogging 15. And most importantly it Humanizes your business True How does my business help Ecademy as a community and business? What intrinsic value do member business bring to the community...WHERE IS THE SYNERGY? 14. Its PR True When Ecademy is known and recognised as a brand and people know what it stands for and why they should engage here! 13. Engages your customers Maybe when there is a lot of action and SEO 12. Gives you a database of replies and answers 11. Its cost effective marketing 10. Enables you to publish cost effectively Depends on what the new business plan is? 9. Increases search performance 8. Engages you with your customers and peers 7. Increases your share reach 6. Creates credibility for you and your business (as long as your not chit chatting) 5. Gives you external feedback 4. Makes you a champion researcher 3. Gives you expert status 2. Makes you learn 1. Gives you great visibility

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Julia McDaid

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

I can understand that, I often will comment and share a blog of someone i don't know and havent seen before. Often these do seem to be ignored, they have had few views and no comments, and the content is actually good. Which begs the question, do we as a group prefer to read what we know?

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Robert Craven

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Is your activity on here co-dependent?

Julia I have two thoughts and approaches... 1) 100% agree - I like to "add value" so only comment if I can 2) Penny P once suggested (ROSEE) we should encourage each other and if we like something then leave some kind of a remark if just to acknowledge that the author's efforts I sit somewhere between the two. RC

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