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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pretty jewelry and do you have Klout?

Are you on Klout?


I remember getting messages about it when it first launched in late 2009 and I just was not impressed. I am a big supporter of waiting until things have their kinks worked out. I know a lot of people signed up early on but I was not entirely sure if this was just another short-term San Francisco internet start up and where it was going to go...

However, since then I occasionally get neat Perks. Different companies send me products and I help promote their businesses. It isn't big stuff persay, because I do not have major Klout, but sometimes it is fun stuff, like helping Geico with a marketing campaign and the like. Another benefit is that I feel like Klout is an anonymous way to tell me if I am communicating with my readers in the right way. Right now I am at 47 and I would love to move up to the 50-60 range in the coming months. One of the things I have noticed is since I have become less anonymous and vague in my blog posts and social media life I have gained more Klout, more followers on Twitter and more people have joined my Facebook page. And it isn't like I make any money off of this blog here on Blogger.com. My main blogging income comes from my Examiner.com columns for Richmond and Charlottesville. And even that isn't enough to live off of on it's own, it is just about something I am passionate about! But that is why I now like Klout. I can figure out how to write things people who follow me will actually enjoy reading, and commenting on.

Here is how Klout breaks it all down:
"Klout scores range from 1 to 100, with higher scores corresponding to a higher assessment by Klout of the breadth and strength of one's online influence. Klout scores are further divided into measures, also ranging from 1 to 100, that Klout calls "True Reach", "Amplification Probability", and "Network Score".

True Reach is based on the size of a person's "engaged audience" of followers and friends who actively listen and react to her or his online messages. Amplification Score relates to the likelihood that one's messages will generate actions (retweets, @messages, likes, and comments). Network Score reflects the computed influence value of a person's engaged audience.
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I honestly do not use this social media tool to see if I am popular. I am not a professional social media person. I have a 50+ hour a week job that is already my first priority, but I do like to use this thing to see if I am writing things that other people enjoy and to build my own 'social network' of peers who have the same interests as me! It is fun in that regard.

Here is one of the latest Perks I have gotten. Check out this neat jewelry service - Boticca.com.
"Sultan" ring - $1,650 - prehnite with sterling silver, 14k gold and diamonds - Ista design by Mevesh of NYC

This site came to me through a Klout perk and it actually is one I like - because it involves shopping and supporting small businesses! It has international sellers so you will see a WIDE range of prices but honestly some of the stuff is just plain beautiful (and some of it is crap but a lot of it is lovely).
Gallia hat - $301 - white silk hat with handsewn orchid (white silk petals, navy satin buds, navy feathers) - Bundle MacLaren Millinery of London, UK

I am really impressed and the Klout perk I was given was a big motivating factor ($25 credit is pretty substantial to me, definitely will pique my interest in your website at least!).
Filigree bracelet - $297 - 24k gold overlay cuff features delicate filigree details and a magnetic clasp closure - Julie Tuton jewelry of San Francisco

I do not know how many of you can use this link, but please feel free to try it out or at the very least go to the website to see what they have!
Nan Fusco Comet - $5,980 - 14mm Golden South Sea Pearl with a tassel of fancy Yellow, Peach, Orange and Pink Sapphires (35 carats total!) on heavy 18k cable chain. Wear it two ways- as a lariat, or asymmetric necklace - Nan Fusco of Laguna Beach

Are you on Klout? Let's connect and support each other as 'influencers'!

21 comments:

  1. Hey doll,
    This is a great post and I am loving your blog so so much!! I REALLY REALLY like how you do each of your post and your overall style! I think we have very similar tastes, which is really cool. You have given me loads of inspiration for my blog, which I just love, so thank you for that!! ☺
    I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really do love it. It would be really cool if we could follow each other?
    I would also like to invite you to my ‘promote your blog’ challenge I have featured on my blog, where us bloggers are helping one another find more followers and readers. It would be great if you could join in: http://new-yorkdoll.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/promote-your-blog-again.html
    If you have facebook, I would be so so so grateful if you liked my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll

    All the best,
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  2. I know what you mean. I just figured out what it was....so late in the game for me!

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  3. Hey Aimee! Thank you for reaching out to me. I will add you to my Google Reader and Facebook right now. That is the best way for me to keep up with fellow bloggers but if you have a BlogLovin' acct or Twitter, et cetera I will find those, too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Xo

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  4. AM, it is never too late for anything! Sign up for it and link everything you can to the account so your number will go up! You can do it!

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  5. I really like Klout, but I'm not sure how it works! I currently have a score of 54 but have never received any perks at all!

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  6. Love that ring,nice blog
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  7. Whitney - one of the problems with Klout is that its website is not the most easy thing to get around. If you go to the sign-in/dashboard page your name and Klout score are on the upper right corner. If you click on that then a drop-down menu should appear. Click on Perks. Depending on your score you get certain perks that you can qualify for - the more perks and feedback you give, the better and more specialized your perks will become. I hope that helps!

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  8. J - isn't the ring awesome? I am a big fan of that incredible sapphire necklace, myself!

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ring. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. You are awesome. I am now following you with GFC. I love you blog. xo

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  10. Dalton - isn't the ring fab? I love it too. Would love to get one... maybe I will if there is one even left! Your blog is great too - so glad we found each other through IFB. Keep up the great work on your end!

    xo

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  11. Ha, I love the last link...it's something for me to look and (and dream about) while at work! Ha, thanks! ;)

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  12. Ha, I love the last link...it's something for me to look and (and dream about) while at work! Ha, thanks! ;)

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  13. Natalie, the bottom one is my favorite, too! So beautiful.

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  14. I love that ring! I tried joining Klout about a month ago but somehow it refused to open at work. Maybe its the firewall or something
    xx
    I Want It All
    Facebook
    My Pinterest

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  15. June, I would bet it is a firewall, I would try it at home or at a WiFi spot as it will likely let you load it there!

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  16. Yeah I totally dug the Boticca perk. I hope they got a lot of attention and traffic from the little bloggers that could ie US! haha xoxo

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    1. I hope they got of attention too, I completely agree!

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    1. Jen, I cannot get over the Sultan ring either!

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  18. these are absolutely stunning!!! i want i want i want! ! !

    xxxx

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    1. I want them all too sara. I could waste an entire workday looking at their stuff!

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