This works if you’re knowledgeable about a particular topic or if you’re a person who likes to do research. Publishing an ezine is easy. All it takes is an auto-responder account.
And why not extend your footprint and cherry-pick, with various tools? This also stops you from too much reliance on one application provider. Plus it gives you the all-important patient spread of programmed tweeting, which always needs a prudent approach to avoid the dreaded twitter De-Activation. So let’s look at how to get the best from each tool?
Your blog posts are a great place to communicate ideas to a broad audience. If you want to give readers more details about a product that you are promoting or an event or sale that is upcoming, then it is helpful to send out an email that will get the attention of your readers. Having an email list will make it simple for you to make these communications quickly.
The resort gets a facebook juice from the contest, including good coverage and “likes.” Contestants get their work exposed to a greater audience, including Buck’s YouTube Channel. Videos also appear on BuckHill.Tv, which is run in the main lodge.
Don’t talk to them like they are a search engine. These are readers. They want to read an email from the funny, witty blogger that they signed up with.
Limit the time you spend in social media. Most highly successful people pop in and out of Twitter, Facebook and Linked In a few times a day, but limit the time they spend there. You should use a service that will allow you to organize your social networks in one place such as HootSuite, Ping.FM or TweetDeck. These social media mangement tools will also allow you to pre-schedule posts and post to multi-networks at one time.
Be as considerate as possible to your host. They are saving you a bunch of money, and they can probably be helpful in guiding you around the city. Plenty of Couchsurfers hang out with their hosts during much of their stay in a particular city. Assuming you picked someone who looks to have similar interests, you should get along well.