@beccataylor’s Follow Friday roundup 10/30
#FollowFriday is a popular and useful Twitter meme that allows tweeters to share valuable contacts with their followers. I’ve discovered so many great resources from those I follow, so I’m starting a twist on #FollowFriday. In addition to suggesting people to follow, I’ll provide a roundup here with helpful links and insights I got courtesy of my Follows. In a week’s time, I often find several dozen links that look interesting; here are the ones that resonated most with me. You’ll find me on Twitter at @beccataylor.
- 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School (via @copyblogger): Finding your voice as a blogger is perhaps one of the hardest things when you start out. For better or worse, many of us learned very prescriptive writing rules in grade school. Morrow (@JonMorrow) reminds us that writing humanly is more important than those outdated strictures.
- What “Tweet” Needs to Become: To Share a Moment: John Battelle’s thoughts on how Twitter could expand its reach and become even more relevant to the evolving nature of social online communication. What do you think? Should Twitter move beyond its 140-character limit?
- What businesses can learn by listening to Air Traffic Control (via @skydiver): Some of our most powerful business and life lessons come from the most unexpected places. Shankman uses air traffic control communication to reflect on important aspects of project and business management. Don’t miss this one!
- The Time I was Written Up for Blogging (via @tacanderson): Tac shares an awkward lesson from his time as a blogger at HP. His experience goes to show you that keeping informed of your company’s rules is just as important as knowing your subject matter.
- Your Company May Own Your Tweets, Pokes, and YouTube Videos (via @jowyang): A caveat for those of us who are very active on social networks both at work and at home.
- All Things WOM (via @womma): Not a specific article, but a new blog I ran across this week. Insights and resources from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association.
- Twitter – The Art of Influence (via @problogger): The 80/20 Rule also applies to social networking—extend your influence by talking more about other people and topics instead of yourself. Nathan Hangen’s (@nhangen) guest post on TwiTip reminds us how important that is.