This is brief list of the ideas and tech discussed Thursday, November 17 with the Scottdale Writers.
Blogging at www.blogger.com--your hub. Your online business card. This is what people see, and remember, when they 'meet' you online. Blogs are free, easy to update and design, you can experiment without any expense. Feedjit is a way to monitor traffic to your blog.
Twitter.com and Facebook to drive traffic to your blog. These are you 'handshakes.' Facebook will be mostly people you know, Twitter will be people you haven't met yet.
To manage your Twitter followers--Twitter Karma and Twit Cleaner. If the goal is to foster and maintain real relationships, then these two services help separate out spammers and bots.
Goodreads targets readers. It's a more specific approach to making friends. Amanda Hocking, anyone?
Klout, to measure the effectiveness of your social network.