The transformation from the blogging era has already begun, as more and more people are learning how to start up their own online press. Now dubbed by many as online magazines, running your own personal blog isn’t hard these days. Finding writers and getting a design together is the hardest part, and once you’re set you can jump right in to launch your magazine venture!
I’ve recently been visiting Social Media Examiner quite a bit. From what I can tell the magazine holds a lot of promise, already holding a solid 20k+ feed subscribers and having most articles hit in the hundreds of ReTweets.
The core subjects discussed include simple social media ideas. Marketing and networking your ideas across a wide range of mediums, not just limited to the norms such as Facebook and Twitter. Considering all social news aspects of the web, and also case studies & strategies observed in other companies.
Of course, my words can only go so far. Michael Stelzner is the magazine’s founder and acting executive editor, with many other writer’s contributing to the resource. Below is an excerpt from their About Us page:
Social Media Examiner is a free online magazine designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find leads, increase sales and generate more brand awareness. Technorati ranks us as one of the world’s Top 100 business blogs.
The design is a fantastic piece of the site, truly mindblowing. I would encourage anybody interested in social media and networking to check out the blog, at least give a few articles a glance to see if they interest you. I can see how quickly the site is growing and developing right now, and I’m sure we’ll hear a lot from Michael in the near future.
Along with the blog, you can also follow updates for SME on Twitter @smexaminer. Also useful is their upcoming events section, outlining some notable conferences and events related to the social media network.