I met up with blogger Murray Newlands at IZEAfest a couple weeks back, and he did a quick video interview with me on conversations.
The version he posted was take 3 or 4, since we kept getting interrupted by trucks and other assorted noises.
Conversations online take place where people want to be, rather than where bloggers and others might prefer, so I end up talking to lots of people in different venues on the same subject.
When it comes to my blog, I use JS-Kit to manage the comments. But these blog posts also flow out to Twitter and Facebook.
So different crowds are talking about the same thing in all of these environments.
My RSS also extends my posts to LinkedIn. And through various plugins and tools, my comments and posts go out to FriendFeed, Tumblr and other spots.
We also talk about what sort of blog posts tend to generate the most active conversations. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured that one out, as some of the mundane things I post get lots of folks talking, while items that I find compelling sometimes fall flat with everybody else.
Another environment where I encourage conversations to start is at AskShawnCollins.com. This is a simple site where anybody can ask a question about affiliate marketing, and I’ll answer it on my blog in video and text.
I don’t divulge any information about the person asking, so there are no dumb questions. I figure by sharing the answers, I can provide a sort of video FAQ on all things affiliate marketing over time.