• Hi Melanie,

    This is so cool! Thanks for the head’s up on it. Can’t believe I haven’t stumbled on it before. Seems like it would be extremely helpful with problem solving. I’ve tried seeking help on Twitter before, with some success, but this is what Blellow is all about. Love it!

    • Deb, you’re just the gal I was hoping would stop by! Thank you.

      You are a technical wizard and primo marketer and you have an upstanding reputation for helping people solve their problems. I’m glad you think Blellow might be worth a shot in the dark. I really love the notion of a “focused” social media venue — eliminating all the temptations to go off on tangents and waste time “browsing” around for pleasure.

      I think it would be awesome to have someone of your caliber and a lot of the other super fine professionals I know available on Blellow. Once you help just a few people – that type of celebrity spreads like wildfire!

  • Great suggestion. I may have to check it out. I’ve tried using Facebook for that kind of thing but it isn’t always effective.

    • Thanks for knocking on my door, Nicole – happy to see you here.

      I think I know what you’re getting at. Oftentimes, people will tell you what a great idea it is to “ask your questions” on Twitter or Facebook. And, sometimes, you actually get an answer! But I haven’t had much luck, either. It might have to do with the time of day I’ve posed questions, lack of interest in the topic, or any number of other reasons.

      That’s why I thought I’d share this video about Blellow. It seems the WHOLE premise for this social media community is to get people’s questions ANSWERED and help people to become a lot more productive. So there’s not a lot of other “noise” or distractions going on. I like the specific ‘get it done’ philosophy of Blellow. Test it out and see what you think.

  • Thanks for the recommendation Melanie! I will be checking it out!

    • Martha, go ahead and check it out and see if you think it has any value. It’s one of those “off the beaten path” resources I come across every now and again. As Fiona mentioned, it might be great for internet technology or freelancers. But if you really think about it — every entrepreneur is a freelancer, right? πŸ™‚

  • Well, I feel like the tables are turned – a new resource and community which you stumbled on first Melanie – well done πŸ˜‰ It seems very much designed for freelancers and IT people. But I really like the concept.

    • LOL!! Well, I guess this is a first, Fiona πŸ™‚ Truth be told, I love the way you always come up with terrific resources to share with your readers. You’re blog is LOADED with them. And you’ve got wonderful tutorials, videos, screenshots, and so much more for people to enjoy and benefit from. Keep the good stuff coming our way!

      I like the concept of Blellow, too. It seems simplistic and has the possibility of expanding its reach to more niches and industries. It’s like any other SM – the more people who hop on board, the more valuable a community it will become.

  • When I read your post, my initial response was “Not another social media venue. I already have to schedule time for the big 3 and have stopped being a member of several!” However, there were some keywords in the video that caught my attention about Blellow: “She spends much of her time problem-solving; familiar interface; Groups and specific threads; problem-solving, collaborate, and get things done.” Sounds like a site that is definitely worth checking out.

    Thanks, Melanie.

    • I thought the exact same thing at first, too, Yvonne – I always knew we were kindred spirits. But I’m so glad you picked up on WHY I thought this SM might be worth taking a peek. I’m definitely in favor of any kind of resources that will help us get our questions answered, our problems solved, and boost our productivity.

      Hey – If it’s working for “Nancy and Linus” – it can work for others, too! πŸ™‚