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Must-Have Items For Bloggers Who Travel

November 20, 2014 Social Media

Traveling has become a part of my job in social media. I go on trips for brands and attended conferences fairly often. Whenever I am getting ready to go on a trip I often see other bloggers wondering what they should bring or not. I thought I would share a few of my must-haves when […]

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How to be social on Twitter

November 13, 2014 Social Media

Back in the day Twitter was so much more social. It still is often, but several people rely on it now as more of a billboard and just stream out links to their own content. For me, I want to continue to be social on Twitter and always am encouraging others to do the same. […]

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Where to find free and low-cost stock images for bloggers

November 6, 2014 Social Media

Many years ago it was a fairly accepted, but wrong, practice for bloggers to do a search on Bing or Google for images that they wanted to use on a blog post. If you are still doing this – stop! Here are a few of the free and low-cost options I use regularly. Graphic Leftovers […]

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Must-Have Productivity Apps for Bloggers and Social Media Professionals

October 30, 2014 Social Media

You all know how I love apps of all kinds, but I am often asked about apps for bloggers and social media folks like myself. The following are all apps I use on a variety of smartphones and tablets for my social media work. OneDrive This is my number one go to app for work. […]

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Type-A Conference Notes: What You Don’t Know About Content Creation

September 29, 2014 Social Media

This post is the fourth post in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. Blogging has remained the same in some ways since I started this blog in June of 2008, but there are changes being made as well. As with any business, hobby, or even […]

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Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms Infographic

September 27, 2014 Social Media

At the Type-A Conference last week my friend Linda Sellers told me about her (new to me) site, Tech Granny. What a brilliant idea! Her blog talks tech but to older, and wiser, folks like grandparents. We all know that kids are born into tech these days and it is second nature to them. Grandparents […]

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Type-A Conference Notes – Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading

September 25, 2014 Social Media

This post is the second in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. There are many business-centric sessions at Type-A conference but I do try to step out of my comfort zone a bit on some of the sessions. To that point I decided to attend […]

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Type-A Conference Notes – Mack Collier is a Rock Star!

September 24, 2014 Social Media

This post is the first in a series I will be writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. The opening keynote speaker at the 2014 Type-A Conference was the amazing Mack Collier. You may have heard of @MackCollier and his legendary #blogchat that he hosts every Sunday evening on Twitter. […]

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TUTORIAL: How to Effectively Use Tweetdeck for Twitter Chats

September 7, 2014 Social Media

Twitter chats and parties are a very common and useful way to share information, promote brands, and have fun. I attended and hosted them for many years (contact me if you are interested in having me host a party for your brand). There are no right or wrongs in what services you use for Twitter chats and […]

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4 things you may not know how to do on Instagram

July 23, 2014 Social Media

Ok folks, we are sticking with the theme again since you all have enjoyed this weeks 4 Things You May Not Know How to Do on Facebook and 4 Things You Might Not Know How to Do on Twitter. Today I am sharing some Instagram tips with you. Instagram is a photo social network and […]

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