The Facebook backlash? The rise of private online journals

Journalate LogoThis past week I launched Journalate, an online private journal.

I had two reasons for building Journalate. First, I wanted a place where I could share and review my thoughts, ideas, prayers, and rants from any device–without worrying that they would be seen by the wrong person. Journalate was built to be secure, encrypted and private.

Secondly, as someone that has watched reputations self-destruct because of something that should not have been posted publicly, I figure there was a need for something that let you get your ____ rant off your chest. A safe place to express your (dis)pleasure with the events in your life.

Pilgrims save $900 off Market Motive’s next coached digital marketing training course

Market Motive Discount CouponAs you may have noticed, we’ve partnered with Market Motive to bring you some great training opportunities.

Today, I can offer Marketing Pilgrims $900 of their next digital marketing training course!

It’s a 90-day coached training course, with some of the most respected experts in the industry. Here’s what you get:

  • 10 Week Coached Course Starts June 23
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  • Study At Your Own Pace, On Your Schedule
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Get Andy Beal’s new book Repped for just $0.99…but hurry!

repped-saleIf you’ve not yet bought your copy of Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation I forgive you. :-P

Now is your chance to right what is obviously a glaring omission and pick up the Kindle version for just $0.99! Amazon has Repped on sale until tomorrow evening, at which point the price will jump up and you’ll kick yourself for missing out on this great deal.

If you’re not a Kindle kind of person, never fear. You can buy a copy of the paperback at 50% off this week only. Just head to this online store and use discount code: N6LH5FGW

All joking aside, my sincere thanks to all those that have already purchased a copy, especially those that have shared their 5-star praise on Amazon.

Now’s the perfect time to sponsor Marketing Pilgrim!

If you’ve been on the fence about sponsoring Marketing Pilgrim, now’s the time to pull the trigger–or get off the fence, if you’re not a fan of mixing metaphors. ;-)

We have a number of popular channels that have become available, and we’re adding some great discounts to anyone that sponsors one before the end of April.

As sponsor, you’ll get your display ads in front of our audience of affluent marketers, and be able to submit two guest posts for review. In addition, you’ll be joining the likes of these awesome sponsors:

Announcing Marketing Pilgrim’s social media & reputation management training program

Online Reputation Management TrainingEver felt like you need to brush up on your online reputation management skills? Do you have gaps in your social media marketing training?

Well, today I am launching a new exclusive training course that includes expert advice from Avinash Kaushik, Jennifer Cario, Greg Jarboe, Jeff Hasen, and myself. The new course is a join effort with the leaders in online marketing training, Market Motive and includes:

  • Video lessons and resources are all online and available 24×7.
  • 7 hours of training videos from a respected faculty
  • A curriculum organized into 8 structured modules.
  • 6 downloadable workbooks. Exercises. Progress quizzes.

In addition, if you sign up now, you’ll get access to an exclusive live webinar on April 29th: “Master Your Online Reputation Management In Just 60 Minutes.”

Win One of 3 Signed Copies of Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation, by Andy Beal

Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online ReputationAs long-time Pilgrims will know, I like to organize the occasional book giveaway–and we’ve given away some amazing books in the post.

I hope this one is equally of value, as I am giving away 3 signed copies of my new book, Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation.

In Repped, I walk you through a practical and actionable process for building, managing, monitoring and repairing your online reputation. It’s only been available for a few weeks, but is has already racked-up an impressive Amazon review profile.

If you’d like to be one of the 3 lucky winners, just leave a comment below. Three lucky readers will be chosen at random on March 5th.

Good luck!

Winners: Congrats to our 3 winners.

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