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5 Aussie Social Media Rockstars

Posted on January 01, 2014

SOCIAL Media Rockstars make make us all think, and try a little harder with our social media efforts. These Rockstars are engaging, informative and definitely worth following. We have assembled five big name Rock n' Bloggers to follow in 2012.

Darren Rowse

He's the author of 31 days to build a better blog and the man behind Problogger, Darren Rowse. Darren is a full time blogger making a living rocking the worldwide web with over 3500 articles online. In 2002 Rowse stumbled upon an article about 'Blogging', not realising that moment would change his life forever. In 24 hours Darren had written his own blog, and has since built his blogging obsession into a income source enabling him to become a full time blogger - a ProBlogger. Darrens main site Problogger is dedicated to helping fellow bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium. Other sites belonging to this Social Media Rockstar worth taking a look at include DPS, Feel Gooder and Twitip. Rowse's knowledge of the Social Media is simply rockin! Connect with Darren on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Some posts that *ROCKED *my world!

The Complete Bloggers Guide to Facebook Marketing

How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic

5 Ways I'm Using LinkedIn – to Drive Traffic, Build Community, Generate Sales and Build Influence

Gavin Heaton

*Sydney's Gavin Heaton rocks the world of Social Media with leading marketing blogs, a collaborative marketing book series The Age of Conversation, and actively participating providing input and advice to the Social Media community. When Gavin is not rocking out writing ground-breaking blogs, or speaking about Social Media, he works with young people as president of local non-profit organisation, Vibewire. What a star!Keep an eye out for Gavin's up and coming book 'The Social Way', check out his daily blog http://www.servantofchaos.typepad.com/ or contact him for a casual conversation on twitter @servantofchaos. Who said you need a ticket to see a Rockstar performance? Check out some of Gavin's rocking blogs online...

Even in B2B You Have to Think Like a Rockstar

Saying is Momentary, Doing is Forever

Don't Target Your Fans, Target their Friends

Laurel Papworth

She is the star behind the fifth top website in the country LaurelPapworth.com, and with her Rockstar abilities, easily makes top 150 bloggers worldwide. Laurel Papworth runs a successful business based solely around Social Networking and how to use it. Twitter, Facebook, you name it, Papworth covers it. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching the tricks of the Social Media trade and these days, she has an army of clients and an amplifying amount of fans. She has also been creating and managing online communities for over 20 years, including Social TV such as Big Brother, Junior Masterchef and Idol - perfect for a Rockstar like herself! Become a groupie of Laurel Papworth, or just read some words of wisdom on Twitter @SilkCharm. Some of Laurel's blogs that will rock your socks off!

Traditional Media brainwashing Australians about Social Media

Facial Recognition, Privacy and Social Media

Influencers- Friend or Stranger?

Nick Bowditch

**Nick Bowditch opened the virtual doors of his family travel website http://nickbowditchtravel.com/ in September 2008, and since then, all it has done is rocked! The site has a massive 11,000 groupies! Nick opted to run his travel website without any traditional marketing, or spending one cent on advertising – instead opting to market the business using online and social media marketing, most notably on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you want to turn over more than a million dollars, but want to leave singing for the shower... it might be a good idea to read some of Nick's words... on his blog, or over on twitter. Nick will rock you with his Social Media blogs, here are some fave's!

How to get the new Facebook Fan Page settings right

The Top 11 Tips for Getting More Out Of Tweetdeck

The Simplest Way To Create A New Facebook Page iFrame Tab

Trevor Young

A former journalist turned marketing communications specialist and PR entrepreneur, Trevor has a strong track record working with some of the world's biggest brands. Today, he helps companies and organisations of all sizes make sense of the social web.

About the Author

James Richardson

Sales Director

James Richardson started his online career by running online Sports Fan sites (luckily none are still online today), with the pinnacle of the site being a write up in the Sunday Herald Sun 'Wired' column.

His professional career began at a ASX listed company, Melbourne IT, where he held various senior roles across the Sales and Marketing teams, before deciding to venture out on his own.

Running several successful online websites and businesses himself, he is well placed at understanding your business needs.

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