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8 Ways to Help You Get Noticed as an Influencer

June 9, 2015 Social Media

A work related post today for everyone. While I am considered an influencer myself by many brands and approached often, I also work the other side of the fence in seeking out other influencers to represent a brand or work on a campaign. This is actually one of the harder parts of my job as […]

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Making Money Blogging [video]

March 11, 2015 Social Media

I was supposed to speak at the #BAMC15 conference this past weekend but the weather on the route did not cooperate. Normally I fly everywhere but I was going to drive this time and look what happens. Hmph. Since I could not make it there in person I did a quick video. I would have […]

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Why and How To Attend Blogging Conferences

January 22, 2015 Social Media

Conferences can be a big expense for bloggers but the right ones can really be worth the time and money you invest in them. The face-to-face contacts you make at conferences can be so much stronger than the ones we just make online. These stronger connections can also lead to more opportunities to make money […]

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TUTORIAL: How to Pin a Tweet to the Top of Your Twitter Profile Page

January 8, 2015 Social Media

Twitter has some really useful tools that you can use including the ability to pin a particular Tweet to the top of your profile page. This is a great way to highlight a special photo, blog post, event, offer, or anything you like. While I use this tool as part of my business in social […]

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7 Steps to Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog and Social Media Channels

January 1, 2015 Social Media

Welcome to the new year! This is a great time to look back at your blogging and social media from the past year and see what really worked, what did not work, and set new goals for what you want to achieve. Along with that, making an editorial calendar for your blog and your social […]

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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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