Thanks, Twitter & LinkedIn.

We have just broadcast a third post from Stories My Nana Tells. Thank you, my LinkedIn and Twitter subscribers -your support is much appreciated. Read it here


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Eleven Ways to Lose Followers On Twitter

Here is a great article that highlights some of the eleven deadly sins on Twitter that will get you unfollowed.

About This Article by Social Media Rockstar.

11 ways to lose followers on Twitter

“Social media rockstar” is the tongue-in-cheek title of a blog featuring interviews with power users, social media tips and sociology / psychology insights. It is edited by Brett Borders, an independent Web traffic developer in Boulder, CO.

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Learning Twitter? Learn It Here!

“Are You A Twitter TWION”

Perfect for learning how Twitter works and how to avoid making some silly mistakes, this handbook is invaluable for those just starting out on Twitter and who find  it hard to understand the intricate ways in which Twitter meshes all its services together.  Written by Lesley Dewar, who has a Twitter Grading of 99.9% – it combines experience and experimentation – to give the beginner and the regular user excellent tips and straightforward answers.

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This Twitter Handbook has been very well received and this is the latest update:

_buzzirkmobileRT @LesleyDewar Absolutely loved your blog on Twittering – probably the best I’ve read on the subject. Kudos to you and thanks.

dcychan@LesleyDewar Like your mentoring and help to newbies. Great to follow.

RT @chrisabraham @BlogCoach TheTwitterati keep telling us how to use and not use Twitter but we need to learn how it is actually being used.

Peirre Debois I like the specifics in the given examples, from Tweetstream to being a TWION.  I have not attempted the search feature but it is excellent from what I know.  Real time search will divide the usage from Google users once people realize its value.  Great suggestions here! 



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Creating a ripple

A brand new Squidoo Lens  Creating A Ripple will follow the ripples we make launching a new business – Stories My Nana Tells – that has started out with a big splash and now needs to have some gentle Chinese water torture applied.

You know what we mean – just dripping, dripping away into the pool of referrals and newsletters and letting all those tiny ripples build up their energy to become a tide of success.

Stories My Nana Tells is on WordPress and the splash was a great launch party, with a big press release on LinkedIn and Twitter. Making A Splash

We will follow the building of the business with the ripples we make by dropping small stones into big ponds and see how far those ripples go. Which social media is the best for creating ripples to build your business?

The Ripple Strategy

After a week of “splashing” stories about the launch of Stories My Nana Tells all over social media, it’s time to settle down to making some small, regular ripples and to track which ones work the best.

The strategy is

* post three times a day on Twitter – about Stories My Nana Tells
* update every third day on LinkedIn – about Stories My Nana Tells
* add a short post every day on WordPress (in one of three different, but linked blogs)
* post connecting messages to ezine sites three times a week – about Stories My Nana Tells
* leveraging on two specific groups inside LinkedIn – about Stories My Nana Tells
* opening up a facebook page – specifically about Lesley Dewar and how she is building her business


Whatever the changes are that have recently been made in algorithims for, the search engine is certainly no longer responding to postings about it, as it was when we first started reviewing its ability to send traffic to blogs. 

See our earlier post

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Come Fly With Us!

Stories My Nana Tells are for the young and the young at heart.

Stories My Nana Tells is an online subscriber service, which will dispatch a new story every second week. Each story will come directly to you as the subscriber or can be sent to your nominated child or grandchild – It will be your choice – you can subscribe for both of you, if you wish.

If you would like a sample copy simply put your name and email address in the contact form and we will confirm your request and send it to you.

Why not give it a try, today?

If you missed our launch the party, don’t miss spending a few minutes with us, viewing the launch of Stories My Nana Tells. We gave away toy helicopters and four real helicopter flights on the night. It was fun! Our Launch Party

There is a great press release too – on Andrew Spriegel’s blog, on LinkedIn! Social Media Works!

Stories My Nana Tells has fabulous stories for 7yo to 12old children, so come and try us out. and you will have plenty of stories to enjoy in the weeks and months ahead.

Stories My Nana Tells

Stories My Nana Tells

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Conroy to ban Second Life in Australia

Australia to ban Second Life? This is been reported today under Conroy’s new Censorship Rules

The Australian Minister for Censorship has today confirmed what has been reported for nearly two years: online adult games including Second Life will be banned in Australia.

A spokesman for Censorship Minister Stephen “Goebbels” Conroy confirmed to Fairfax newspapers that “under the filtering plan, it will be extended to downloadable games, flash-based web games and sites which sell physical copies of games that do not meet the MA15+ standard.” In Australia, the MA15+ rating means that the content is restricted to those aged 15 and above. Australia does not have a R 18+ or similar rating for computer games, with all adult games automatically being classified as RC (Refused Classification.)

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Alpha Inventions Traffic Disappears

As part of testing the responsiveness to blog updates, we added a specific paragraph to the Stories My Nana Tells blog regarding AlphaInventions; put in their website as a link and “submitted” the blog through their own site to their readers.

On each occasion, we got the message that there was no link to Alpha Inventions on the Stories My Nana Tell blog (which was incorrect) and only nine impressions in seven days have come to the blog from, even though the site “validated” the address of the blog, from a total of four hundred and ten visitors.

Of the four hundred and ninety two visitors to Stories My Nana Tells, (from 7th to 23nd June 2009 – three weeks) only ten have been directed there by AlphaInventions -which is way below the kind of results in the past and nine of those came after the site had been submitted – which is quite the reversal of earlier experience.

So, what has happened there? The change to being a subscriber site seems to have diverted its ‘spiders’ away from other blogs that are not paying to be members.

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