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100 Followers - An emotional side, a rational side and a few tips

First the emotional side of it:

Yesterday, I got a wordpress alert that I have reached 100 followers.  I felt really good.

100 is a significant number.   739 more words


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it an important lesson in the power of social validation?

We humans are pretty codependent at heart. Whenever we’re uncertain about what we should do next, we tend to look to those around us to guide our decisions. 314 more words

Human Nature #11: Social Proof

In the 1950s, Solomon Asch developed an experiment to study how individuals yielded to or defied a majority group. A group of 8 students would be shown a card with a reference line on it. 1,229 more words

Warren Buffett

Are you overlooking this key element of social proof on your landing pages?

Proper writing – by which I mean correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, rather than anything creative – is vital to credibility and building a user’s confidence in what you’re asking them to do. 62 more words

How writers can improve your online dating profile

Like a lot of people these days, I have an online dating profile. It isn’t anything special; there’s some information about the things I like, and an invitation to whoever’s reading it to send me a message. 509 more words

Mars, Venus, and social proof

Here at Direct to Donor, we have a tradition – every 100th post anniversary, we take a look back at some past posts and update them with new information.   515 more words


Persuasion Is NOT A Dirty Word

Yeppers.  You read that right. Persuasion is NOT a dirty word.  You might be thinking about scams and slimy business people, like Bernie Madoff here, and how they use persuasion.   685 more words

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