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Social Media

Effects on social media and what you can learn in 30 days of blogging

This is day 30 of my 30-day blog challenge! Read day 29: “Staying creative as a maker” The baseline of a 30-day blog challenge   I started this 30-day spurt as a self-challenge, inspired by my friend Sara Crawford. I wanted to further experiment with how often a brand, business or individual should post for … Continue reading »

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What I love about HootSuite for social media management

This is day 21 of 20-day blog challenge. Read day 20: “Will home-schooling breed hermits?”   I had heard about HootSuite a long while before I got a chance to really dig into it. I knew HootSuite was a leader in social media, and I watched as people like John Petrucci published posts and tweets … Continue reading »

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One quick tip for using Facebook for business

Day 18 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 17: “Keyword research”   Today’s blog will be short, simple and sweet. Apparently more people than I would have otherwise realized do NOT know about the “other” inbox on Facebook. Most of the people who do freelance or some form of independent business–even if it is just … Continue reading »

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Using dedicated hashtags on Twitter

This is day 15 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 14: “Inspirations to keep going”     Using a dedicated hashtag Most Twitter users know by now what a hashtag is, but many seem to use the tool as a joke instead of as a way to search, connect and position. I like the idea … Continue reading »

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The simple truth about social media strategy is no secret

  Day 13 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 12, “Bread, Milk and Eggs in a Snowstorm”     Everyone with a business knows that Facebook and Twitter are essential “tools” for online marketing, but the secret to social media really isn’t a secret. No one–no matter how much anyone promises to deliver results for … Continue reading »

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LinkedIn Open Networkers: marketing mistake

  Day 11 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 10 “Controlling creativity: 5 tips to managing inspiration”     I’ve made a more concerted effort lately to use my LinkedIn account for networking, and as a place to engage with others in my industry (I join groups about marketing, social media and journalism. I’m a … Continue reading »

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Social media limit secret: you only have 150 connections

  Day 9 of 30-day blog challenge: read day 8 – “Why Google Plus is No Joke”     We all know the importance of human connection and a sense of community, but many of us may not know that Robin Dunbar claims 150 is the magic number when it comes to just how many … Continue reading »

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Stop laughing: Google Plus now has 1 billion users

Day 8 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 7 post: “10 ways to improve social media marketing overnight”   First off, if the infographic above bothers you because Pinterest and Instagram aren’t in order along the bottom, know that I didn’t create this graphic. Now, if the infographic bothers you because you thought you didn’t … Continue reading »

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10 ways to improve your social media marketing overnight

  This is day 7 of my 30-day blog challenge. Read day 6: “Abandoned Addiction”     Your business needs more than a Facebook Page to be active in social media marketing, and it certainly needs someone more experienced with setting up marketing strategy than your Millennial neighbor. Just as you need a plan for … Continue reading »

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My social media resolutions for 2014

    Let’s go ahead and admit that social media has the tendency to lock us in a holding pattern, where  creativity burns out with each minute spent scrolling that we should be writing or creating our own art.  In thinking back on the things I’ve shared and why, I’ve come to these resolutions about … Continue reading »

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