Maybe I Should Shut Up: How to Be Heard in Twitter

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by Andi Putra on March 17, 2010

I’m really not a big fan of social media stuffs. But, I do still use, analyse, and study how Twitter and Facebook can be used to generate buzz and drive traffic to websites.

And that’s why I’m really upset to discover that Twitter, once the symbol of social media innovation and power, is now filled with noises, junks, and spam. If you’ve used Twitter for quite a good while, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Link spamming, automatic followings, sponsored tweets, and many others. [I’m not totally innocent in this regard, because I do tweet my own stuffs. Sometimes, even when the quality is sub-par.]

The implication of these behaviours is HUGE. It becomes very hard to get your tweet above all the noises and be heard.

So, what can you do?

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Out of all the books that I’ve read in the past few years (and believe me, I’ve read quite a bit), The Game, the pick-up artist book by Neil Strauss, seems to be one of the few that leaves a lasting impression on me. I could relate to his character, a social retard who have not grown up and figure out how to deal with women yet. And, I was just excited to finally discover the ‘secrets’ to attracting women.

But, what’s even more interesting to me about his book is how this law of attraction is more universal than most of us like to think. Neil’s concept of attracting members of the opposite sex can also be used, with some modification, to help us attract and get more subscribers. Here’s how.

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The Secret Formula to a Winning Blog

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by Andi Putra on March 12, 2010

Is there such a thing? A formula that you can use to turn your new blog into an A-list blog? This is the question that drives me to research on what recently successful blogs all have in common. One thing for sure, the quality of contents still play a huge role in their success. But what other factors contribute to the success of a new blog these days? What’s the winning formula?

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Video: How to Fix WordPress Fatal Error Problem

March 10, 2010

Tweet I tried to install a plugin yesterday and encounter a huge problem, which caused fatal error messages appeared in my WordPress administrator page. It’s scary. But fortunately, I was able to fix it. This video is created to help those who might be experiencing the same problem and also to remind myself how to […]

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How to Beat the Top Blogs: A Contemplation

March 8, 2010
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Tweet If you watched  the Academy Awards yesterday , you’ll agree with me in saying that it’s a shocker. When you thought Avatar, the best selling movie of all time, will win the most prestigious Best Picture award, it lost. I was really disappointed and upset with the result, mostly because I’ve put a huge […]

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Do You Want to be a Better Person?

March 5, 2010
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Tweet According to a Cambridge University study, watching uplifting clip from the Oprah Winfrey Show can make you a better person. As part of the study, 30 people watched an uplifting clip from the show and the other 30 people watched part of a nature documentary film.

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The #1 Trap when Making Money Online

March 3, 2010
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Tweet Guess. Guess. It’s not hidden or mysterious. Believe it or not, the ultimate trap of making money online that most of us have fallen into, at one time or another, is staring right at us. And yet, we can’t seem to notice it. So, what is it?

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