Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...

Should You Accept That LinkedIn Connection Request?

Bruce Lee:

In most social networks, connecting with someone else can feel like a personal decision.  After all, if you accept a friend request in Facebook, you’ve just given access to all of your “private” images and updates.  They’ll see that embarrassing photo of you at the beach.  {GASP!}  This has trained us to be weary of who we allow to be “connected” with us online.  So much so that some people have private Twitter accounts.  (Something that I have yet to understand.)

Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of LinkedIn Photos

Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of LinkedIn Photos

In many ways, LinkedIn is just like every other social network.  It allows you to create a profile.  You add details about yourself, upload your preferred photo, and connect with other people.  You post status updates, and like and/or comment on updates by others.  However, as we continuously point out on this site, LinkedIn is not like every other social network.  You need to carefully consider how you update your profile on LinkedIn, beginning with your profile photo.

Importance of Social Media to Your Personal Brand

Tradeshow Floor: No One Standing Out

You might be looking at this thinking, “Duh!”  If you are, you should still keep reading.  If you’re not, yes, you keep reading too.  When a company wants to advertise itself, it will traditionally begin to perform various marketing activities.  You’ll begin to see their logos on ads on various websites and in newspapers or magazines.  You’ll see them on billboards, bus benches, and conference swag.  Their brand may be plastered on TV in commercials, or as sponsors of a show or event.  Their postcards might come to your mailbox at home.  They might get cross-promoted through other promotions by other companies.  This is just the tip of the ice berg.  The bottom line is this, they get their brand in front of you one way or another.  They know someone will be looking, watching, deciding.

Visiting the Tampa C# User Group this Month

Tampa# User Group Meeting feature DotNetNuke

If you’ve never been there, you should know that Tampa Bay is an incredible city.  It may not look large depending on where you’re from, but it’s home to Busch Gardens, New York Yankees spring training, former Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers, NHL champion Lightning, the Rays, and it’s also where the best Punisher movie was filmed (in my opinion).  This city was also home to the first ever Day of DotNetNuke in 2009, which has since spread to Orlando, France, Canada, Chicago, and Charlotte.  I am very happy to be able to say that I am once again bringing DotNetNuke back to this great city in a meeting on August 23, 2012.

Disqus Module 2.0 for DotNetNuke Released


The Disqus Module for DotNetNuke was originally just something I thought would be fun to try.  It was a little side project to waste a little bit of time while taking a look at the benefits of the Disqus platform and service.  It’s an incredibly great discussion engine that can be used in a large number of ways.  This includes comments of course, but think about anything on a website that requires or can allow people to discuss your content.  The possibilities are exciting!  It’s been a while since this module has had a useful release of new features, so I am proud to say that you no longer have to wait!

Hanging out With My Klout Out!

Klout.com Headquarters: Front Door

Originally, Chris Hammond and I were planning to go to the #KloutDevNight meetup tonight to hang out with the good folks at Klout.com. Well, Chris got a hamstring cramp or something from too much DotNetNuke training and decided not to go.  So, I invited Kim to go with me, and off we went to the offices of Klout!  Overall, it was a great idea and I’d love to do it again!