Friday, September 12, 2014

5 Tips for Writing Comments that Build Your Blogging Brand in part by Ryan Biddulph


Whether you have a skillfully-branded blog, stellar online reputation or are a green blogging newbie you can build your blogging brand through commenting.

The secret is no secret. Move your attention from getting backlinks to adding value to posts. Move your focus from driving traffic to building friendships with authority bloggers.

1. Be Present
Take a deep breath. Your mind likely races to outcomes before you post a comment. You want traffic, or links, or any other self-serving outcome. Kick those thoughts out of your head.
Brand-building commentators are present. Being in the moment focuses your thoughts, feelings and actions on the process of building valuable comments instead of focusing on some outcome. Breathe deeply. Relax. Proceed to the next tip.
2. Write 5 to 6 Paragraphs
Treat comments like content. Publish mini guest post sized comments to make an impact. Length does not equal impact necessarily so create value along with depth.
Bloggers notice thorough, helpful comments because such comments add immense value/content to their posts.
Readers note such comments too. Expect to receive interview requests and guest post opportunities as well as increased traffic by posting thorough comments.
3. Be Nice and Personalize
Never troll. If you disagree share your thoughts kindly while acknowledging the points made by the blogger. Be nice.
In most cases you’ll agree with the post. Pick 1 or 2 points made – proving that you read the post – and expound on the ideas with your personal experience.
Address bloggers by name. Thank them for sharing their insight. Sign off with your name. The tiniest personalizing details make you stand out from the hurried, less than mindful crowd.
If you want to make influential blogging friends quickly address people by their first name. My first name is the best sounding word in my native tongue. You likely feel the same way.
4. Comment Only on Relevant Authority Blogs
Build your brand by associating with authority bloggers. Blogs like Daily Blog Tips are the perfect spot for publishing thoughtful, in-depth comments.
Follow the leader and comment on their blog. Impressed leading bloggers will form bonds with you and impressed readers will click your link to learn more.
Successful bloggers associate with other successful bloggers. Build your brand by being seen alongside authority folks from your niche.
Look at it this way; reaching a big audience requires you to hang with the big dogs.
Comment only on relevant blogs. Target incoming traffic and build mutually beneficial friendships with relevant pros. If your blog theme relates to blogging tips it makes sense to form a friendship with Daniel Scocco through blog commenting.
6. Comment on Every Post
Or comment on almost every new post. Program readers and bloggers with your valuable commenting message.
Persistent commentators appear to be all over the place. In truth they simply condition readers on a subconscious level.
Think of a TV commercial. Commercial advertisements tend to grow on you after repeated exposures. The same idea rings true for blog commenting.
Comment as much as humanly possible on authority, relevant blogs. Make an impact. Be thorough.
Your blog and brand will thank you.
Your Turn
What strategies do you use to make an impact through commenting?

Ryan Biddulph is an internet lifestyle junkie, freelance writer and blogger. He owns Blogging from Paradise.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Will You Be Attending the A Family of My Own Fertility and Adoption Conference in Orlando Florida?

Did I mention that I will have a table at A Family of My Own Conference? If you would like a personal consultation regarding information on Surrogacy please e-mail me at SurroMatchFL@aol.com and we can set some time aside while I am in Orlando. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

American Society of Reproductive Medicine Upcoming Meetings~ Plan Ahead!

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I am attending the ASRM conference in Hawaii in October however I know of a lot of people who are not attending this year because it is a costly trip! Below is a list of the upcoming ASRM meetings that you can plan to attend in the states! It's good to start budgeting early especially if you want to exhibit!

ASRM 2015
Description: 71st Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 17-21, 2015 
Place: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email:asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2016
Description: 72nd Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 16-20, 2016
Place: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email:asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2017
Description: 73rd Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 28-November 1, 2017
Place: San Antonio, TX, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2018
Description: 74th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 6-10, 2018
Place: Denver, CO, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2019
Description: 75th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 12-16, 2019
Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2020
Description: 76th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 17-21, 2020
Place: Portland, OR, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2021
Description: 77th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 16-20, 2021
Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2022
Description: 78th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 22-26, 2022
Place: Anaheim, CA USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

ASRM 2023
Description: 79th Annual Meeting of the ASRM
Dates: October 14-18, 2023
Place: New Orleans, LA USA
For More Information: ASRM, Tel: 205-978-5000, Fax: 205-978-5018, Email: asrm@asrm.org

Monday, August 18, 2014

We Love Hearing Feedback From Our Clients! Thank You!

Please visit our website and read more of what our clients have to say about LaMothe Services and our work within the infertility community!

"We would highly recommend SharonSharon was knowledgeable and an invaluable in assisting in our business endeavors. She was very professional and willing to give sound advice. She is very knowledgeable about the third party reproduction industry and we are more than happy we asked for her assistance."
Eloise Drane
Family Acuity

"Sharon LaMothe is probably one of the most knowledgable fertility consultants in the United States. She is compassionate, hard working, brilliant, and lives for the success of her clients. I am proud to be able to call her a friend and I do not hesitate for a second to recommend her to anyone in need of her services."

Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM
Founder and Director, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness 

"I initially asked Sharon to help me with a few trouble spots that we were having at our agency and she came through for me more than once. She is a pleasure to work with and I finally got to meet her in person at a work related event and truly enjoyed visiting with her and getting to know her on a personal level. I will continue to request her assistance on several things and would recommend you do so as well."
Stacie Getgood
Prime Genetics

"Sharon cares about disseminating information for the benefit of those who are struggling with one of the most difficult life crises - namely infertility. She actively pursues the information that these couples need and generously shares it through her social media connections. She is a real pro - so much so that she is teaching others how to outreach effectively at the upcoming conference sponsored by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. This is a wholehearted endorsement of her work."

Sincerely, Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Let LaMothe Services Assist You With Our Social Networking Packages!

Social Networking is the fastest and easiest way to stay in touch with colleagues, co-workers,industry professionals,family,and friends. But learning how to navigate a site by yourself can be frustrating especially if you would rather be spending time doing other things. Networking in any form is a great way to keep your business in the forefront of everyone's mind and lead you to a better position in your industry.
 
Package #1 includes:
(one time set up fee)
Facebook~LinkedIN~Twitter~etc.
 
Setting up your social networking site with your e-mail and contact information
 
Posting your bio and other relevant information
 
Feed your blog to your networking site if possible
 
Showing you how to invite friends from your address book to your site
 
Teaching you how to navigate the site easily and quickly
 
Package #2 includes:
(paid monthly and can be combined with your blogging maintenance package)
 
Everything in Package #1 and
 
Maintenance of your social networking sites
 
Posting on your sites
 
Networking with other relevant groups on your site
 
Keeping you informed of events posted on your sites

At LaMothe Services our highest priority is satisfied customers. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business. Call 727-458-8333 to schedule your free personal 40 minute consultation. There's no obligation, only opportunity.

Monday, August 4, 2014

LaMothe Services are designed and developed to support your growing business!

Our services are designed and developed to support your growing business. When you make an appointment for a free consultation, all information gathered is then formulated into a program specifically designed to resolve problem issues using LaMothe Services as your partner. We are willing to sign non-disclosure documents to make you feel comfortable in allowing us to assist you in managing and solving your most delicate business problems.

LaMothe Services specializes in Surrogacy and Egg Donation agencies and other Third Party Family Building Companies. We can also assist other businesses with customer service, organizational, social networking and marketing support issues. Call for your free 40 minute phone consultation.

Please note that LaMothe Services is also offering professional surrogacy consulting packages aimed to educate and inform those considering Surrogacy as a family building option. This service is a natural first step for those exploring all options that are within the realms of Third Party Family Building and the Reproductive Technology Industry.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How can LaMothe Services help you and your business?

We make it our responsibility to know you and your business. LaMothe Services will work closely with you to ensure that the solutions we provide are tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges. We are committed to your success. Our job is to enter into collaborative relationships with you as our client and take on those assignments that provide dramatic increases in growth and profitability.
LaMothe Services will provide you with the resources to optimize every opportunity.
 
LaMothe Services also provides Coaching, Mentorship, Training, Seminars, Staff Education, and Public Speaking events in the area of Third Party Reproduction, namely Surrogacy and Egg Donation. Our background and expertise will provide your staff with the development and training resources and the results are that your employees will be more motivated, focused, organized and realize results! 
 
At LaMothe Services our highest priority is satisfied customers. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business. Call 727-458-8333 to schedule your free personal 40 minute consultation. There's no obligation, only opportunity.
 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Family of My Own is Coming to Orlando! Sunday September 7th!

I will be speaking with several others on the topic of third party family building...This is a not to be missed FREE event! 

A Family of My Own 2014

Let’s Talk about Making Parenthood Possible!

The Largest Family Building Event in Florida
Whether You’re Hoping for your First or Next
In One Day Discover Your Options

Sunday, September 7, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm

The conference is returning to Orlando with an expanded schedule of the most up-to-date topics and must-know family building information. 
This FREE event will offer you an opportunity to meet many speakers, specialists and professionals in the fertility and adoption field and ask questions one-on-one.
More than 15 Educational Sessions to choose from throughout the day.  Attend as many or as few as you like!
Exhibit Hall – Attendee Specials - Giveaways!

Topics include:

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: Infertility Basics and Beyond
Common Infertility Concerns: Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Immune Disorders
Getting Fit for Fertility: How Nutrition and Health affect Men and Women’s Fertility
Modern Family Building with Third Party Reproduction: Sperm and Egg Donation, Surrogacy
Men’s Reproductive Health
The Latest, Successful Reproductive Surgery Options for Women and Men
Financing Fertility Treatments: Know Your Insurance/Prescription Plans, Other Finance Programs, Questions to Ask
Adoption Basics and Must Ask Questions: Starting Your Adoption Journey
Adoption Options: Domestic / Open / Closed / International / Transracial and Transcultural / Foster / Social Media
Openness in Adoption: A Candid Discussion with Adoptive Parent and Birthmom
Sunday, September 7, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm 

Westin Lake Mary

2974 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746 (map)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's Not Too Late to Register for START ART 2014! August 6-9 in Las Vegas!

http://www.directrsvp.com/STARTART/ is the place to register! I have been attending for over 12 years and this is a great conference if you are a professional in the field of infertility or you are in the medical field and want to explore what's going on with Assisted Reproductive Technology. I hope to see you there!
Sharon