Originally via gplus.com, but their site is no longer working.
Their list of trends is spot on, though I was surprised Evernote wasn’t included in the cloud-based productivity apps.
In his presentation at WordCamp Detroit 2011, Wally Metts spoke about the importance of clear, concise writing and the need to have a strong idea for your blog.
He shared advice for creating conversations that matter about things you care about. Here are my notes:
this is what I’ll find when I go there.
Create conversations. Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.–Matthew Arnold
Consider your blog as a social contract. The reader thinks,
I come to your blog expecting something. If I come back and get the thing I’m expecting, I’’ll keep coming back to your blog.
Hanna kicked off his talk with:
We have a responsibility to provide service to our customers.
and continued with sharing his thoughts on the differences between blogging and traditional media.
Here’s my quick summary of his tips: