6 Tips for Protecting Your Social Media Accounts

10 years ago, many of us were hearing about social media for the first time. Now, social media plays a giant role in our lives, allowing us to share pictures, connect with family and friends, and get updated news. Through social media, we can express ourselves to our inner circle and the world.So how devastating would it be if someone got a hold of your social media accounts?...more

Why You Should Ditch Social Media Buttons on Your Blog

Ditching social media buttons sounds like blogging insanity, right? After all, aren't we supposed to engage daily through social media if we ever expect our blogs to go anywhere? I've always heard that social media is the secret to successful blogging. Maybe yes and maybe no. While it's true that many bloggers became successful through social media, I think that is becoming more and more difficult every day. ...more
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Mommy's Social Media Rules

My 9 year old just got into a relationship.  I knew it was inevitable but I secretly hoped she would wait a little bit longer to step into this new phase of life.  However, she came to me and pleaded her case that she was grown up enough to get into this relationship so I’m going to allow it.  My gut tells me this relationship is going to be pretty serious and chances are despite how I feel about it – it’s probably going to last her lifetime.  She is officially in a relationship with social media.  *sigh*...more

Being More Mindful During Your Social Media Time

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite places to connect online, and how I'm trying to do that in a more mindful way. I enjoy social media, sometimes too much. I spend valuable time on my phone when I could be playing with my kids (not a great example to set), reading a book, writing, or scrapbooking. And then, at the end of the day, I wonder where the time went. Of course, when I really think about it, I know where it went... ...more

Social Media For Small Business – Ask HOW Instead Of SHOULD

Many small businesses are still asking whether they should invest time and resources in social media. The question you should be asking is not whether to jump in the social media game, but how you can be most effective at doing so....more

16 Terms You Need to Know to Understand Your Social Media Metrics

Every blogger begins their blogging journey for their own reasons. There are communities to build, experiences to share, and for many, money to be made. Regardless of our intentions for starting a blog, most of us do get to the point where we would like to grow our blog, and monetize it. In order to do that, we must understand metrics, or how people engage with our content. ...more
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Top 10 Most Annoying People on Social Media

Let me first start by saying we are ALL guilty of at least a couple of these…me included, or especially me.  This is what social media is…we are all trying to get somebody, anybody to laugh at the ecard we found, re-pin our pin, like our picture, tell us we look great, share our post, read our status and comment, promote our business etc. etc....more

Social Media, Social Pressure: Proms Are Not What They Used To Be

There was a time when going to the high school prom was a modest affair. Chivalry was highly-favored, and cute dresses and giggles was the height of excitement. However, today, with social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, girls and boys are under more pressure than ever to look well, fabulous. ...more
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6 Easy Ways to Spring-Clean Your Blog

As a blogger, one of my favorite things to read about are blogging posts! I am constantly trying to make my space on the Internet the best it can be. Considering it's now April (wait, what?! Where is 2015 going?), it's time to think about spring cleaning! Think about it: you clean out your closet and your kitchen and that huge pile of papers growing on your desk, but what about cleaning up your blog? Here are six things to check and clean up to get your blog into tip-top shape. ...more
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