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Bringing the SOCIAL to BlogWorld – Get and Give Help via #bwehelps

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… By Jeremy Wright (@jeremywright), CEO @BNOTIONS.ca, b5media Founder, BBQ Lover

Too often, Social Media is about the MEDIA: spreading the word, getting more followers, making money, growing your traffic, blah, blah, blah, #facepalm… Every once in awhile, though, it’s nice to do the SOCIAL side of the equation, which is what I’m proposing today!

This is the 4th BlogWorld I’ve been to. Each time there are lots of new faces, and every time they’re just a bit timid, bit scared, bit confused or just a bit… special (sorry @tedmurphy). And while I try my best to show people where session rooms are, to recommend hotels and find cheaper airfare, to publish lists of parties and to hand out my phone number should people need help (416 726 3602 by the way), as Darkwing Duck said: one duck can only do so much (or he should have said it if he didn’t).

So, let’s scale this helping people thing. Lots of BWE veterans like to help, and even if you’re new you probably know more than you think you do, so let’s use and follow a hashtag on Twitter (http://www.contentious.com/2009/03/08/hashtags-on-twitter-how-do-you-follow-them/”>): #bwehelps. If you have a question, ask it of the hashtag and I will be checking it. Who else will be checking it? Well if you have more than just your mom following you on Twitter (to be fair, my mom stopped following me years ago!) then you should be. Follow it on your mobile and Twitter client. Give back. Be helpful. Smile!

Let’s be a community. Let’s help. Let’s have some fun. No blogger left behind!

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  • Kathy Nicholls

    What a wonderful thing for newbies. As a first timer to this meeting, it’s nice to see people reaching out. Having first timers at a meeting and having someone talk to them has been one of my projects in my professional association. Nice to see it is happening here too.

  • Scott Fox, Author of e-Riches 2.0

    Nicely done!
    Thanks for setting this hashtag up for newbies.

    This will be my first Blogworld and I’m way overdue.

    Looking forward to speaking on Saturday on the “5 Strategies Bloggers Should Learn From Online Marketers” panel.

    Scott Fox
    Host of ClickMillionaires.com

  • Gina LaGuardia

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been following #bwe10, trying to line up who from my awesome Twitter stream I can finally meet up with IRL, checking and re-checking my schedule, but — true confession — I fear I’m going to be like a little kid lost when I arrive. It’ll be nice to know that the climate of helpfulness that I’ve come to love on Twitter will continue on here. 🙂

  • Michelle Rogerson

    Thanks, I’m a newbie, so maybe this will help keep me from looking (or even worse, feeling) timid and confused. Just made a video to introduce myself to everyone at Blogworld. Let me know if you would like to meet up! http://bit.ly/bgnoKU

  • Lauren MacEwen

    What a great idea! This will be my first year. Thanks for the helpful hashtag.

  • Jeremy Wright

    Hah, glad to help guys. Seriously, feel free to reach out directly or via the hashtag. As long as my Canadian data works I’ll be answering 🙂

    J

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    Thanks a lot for sharing this useful and attractive information and I will be waiting for other interesting posts from you in the nearest future.keep it up.

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