Social Media Lessons Learned from the Avon Lady!

As entrepreneurs, we are relentlessly faced with selling our business to keep ahead of the curve. It feels like you are eternally pushing a giant stone up a hill. How do you convince a prospect to purchase your products rather than your competitors?As I was reviewing our social sales reports, I suddenly remembered “The Avon Lady”!...more

3 ways social media is bad for you

i did a little research and it turns out social media is addicting :-O i know! surprise, surprise! really? yep, we simply cannot deny. whether it's pinterest, instagram, facebook, whatever - we are junkies. and like addicts of another sort we also inherit some very negative side effects....more

Klout - 5 Changes You Need To Know

Have you noticed the changes over at Klout? They are major and can have just as major impact on your Klout. I want to highlight 5 changes you need to know that Klout has made recently and how you can use them to help increase your well… Klout!What is Klout?...more

Your fate...after you're gone

I spend a good amount of time on social media - partly because of my job, partly because I love how it makes the world connected. Today I saw an interesting infographic that I hadn't thought about before - what happens to your  data, your pages, the digital YOU, when you pass away.This visual lets you know what happens to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest accounts when you pass away:...more

Learning to Fly

Wow! I am just really learning to promote myself as an abstract artist. A friend of mine, Lucy Farmer, is an ace at social media and self promotion and has been helping me with this brave new world (for me it is anyway). It all feels a little self gratifying and a little "hey everybody! Look at me!", which is totally not who I am, so it feels awkward and a little disconcerting at times. I have been on facebook for several years but am now on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and now BlogHer....more

My Social Media Journey To Reconnect With My Followers on Twitter

After celebrating my 3 year anniversary on Google Plus, I decided to return to being active on Twitter. I've been semi-active on Twitter and occasionally participating in Twitter chats. Yet, it almost became a ghost town for me because I truly lost interest.Why did I lose interest in Twitter...more

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Month in July

Happy Friday BlogHer Friends! On July 1, I am launching my next digital storytelling effort called Digital Citizenship Month. It's fun and interactive. You'll be able to participate in the My #DigCitizen Campaign. Click on the link to learn more. Please plan to participate and share this blog with your network. Thank you in advance for your support!...more

3 Ways Social Media Will Ruin Your Prom

It is that time of year once again.... everywhere you turn there are the smiling faces of graduates as they complete another level in their studies.  Recent high school graduates to those completing their graduate studies, and everyone in between are turning to their social networks to celebrate their achievements....more

On Thoughtful Editing in Your Online Sphere

People whisper about their social media stress more than I care to hear. It seems every time I turn around I'm seeing that someone is taking a "Facebook break" or deleting their account (usually just to re-enable it later on). I mean, I understand addiction (hello, I really wish I could stop watching Hannibal) but I also understand the value of editing - everywhere, and I try to take control over the tone and pace of my day, if I can....more