One of my New Year's resolutions was to be more purposeful in developing my personal brand. I wrote about this subject in my January column in the San Antonio Express-News.
I have been following the sage advise of Personal Brand Master, Dan Schwabel, along these lines.
Aside from being present and actives on my blogs and on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, etc. I've also tried to be more present on BlogCatalog, which is what this post is really about.
In looking at how to mash up, and best represent myself on the Social Web, I recently bought alanweinkrantz.tel which is the new domain for that purpose.
While I really like the .tel concept, it does limit me in terms of graphically representing my brand. If you look at my profile on BlogCatalog, you can see what not only my presence, but a graphically pleasing mash up of my activity on Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
If you are developing your own personal branding strategies, BlogCatalog should be part of your mix. There is more to this site than just the blogosphere.
Disclosure: I have done consulting work for BlogCatalog in the past, but they are currently not an active client.
Tony Berkman, CEO of San Antonio-based BlogCatalog and BloggersUnite articulates the role of social media and how his BloggersUnite site helps causes join together through the power of the blogosphere, while remaining political neutral. Kudos to Patricio Espinoza, who is doing a great job of reporting on and more importantly, telling a fair and balanced story about the Mayoral race in our town via his SA4Mayor site.
Richard was being interviewed, I dialed into the conversation line, and had a chance to meet Rich on the phone.
At the end of the conversation, I invited Richard to San Antonio. And if he does indeed come, I made him an offer he should not refuse: you're my guest for a world class burger and milk shake at the Pharmacy.
As seen on BlogCatalog.....here is my contributed story... Blogging has quickly migrated from being perceived as a forum for personal rants and raves to being a strategy-leading vehicle for communication between companies and their customers.
Save the date:on September 16 / 11 AM CST (9 AM PST / 11 AM MST / 1 PM EST / 7 PM Israel time) I will be conducting a free online seminar which will be broadcast on UStream.TV.BlogCatalog is sponsoring the event.
I'll be posting more information about this event later this week.
Debbie Weil Debbie Weil, aka the MonaLisaOfBlogging.com, is a corporate blogging and online communications consultant and the author of the forthcoming "The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right" for Penguin Portfolio (2006).