Social Media and Friends

With more social media outlets than I care to keep up with technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected with friends, family and significant others. We can follow, friend, like and poke until our hearts content but what happens when we are no longer friendly with someone? When we decide they are no longer worth our time in the virtual world or the real world. How seriously do people actually take social media relationships?...more

Build A Better Business Through Better Listening

Any amount of online research regarding a quality social media program will tell you that listening to your audience is a key factor in social media success....more

10 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Business

Social media sites offer a way for people to communicate online and interact with their favorite businesses. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are among the most popular and most visited on the Web, and many of their users check their accounts every day. Here are 10 ways you can use social media to better connect with your fans and boost your business. ...more
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New Rules for Your Facebook Pages

You Can't Make Me Like YouThe only thing that doesn’t change about Facebook is that at least twice a year, they push through some pretty significant changes. Whether those changes affect the public user or the business user is usually the only surprise....more

November 1st - AKA OMG What Happened to 2014??

It's National Blog Posting Month!!It's November 1st. Most of us are sitting here in a sugar-crashed coma from either too much candy or too much booze from last night's festivities of Halloween....more
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Calling All Bloggers: Join the Absolute Mayhem Brigade

It’s time to get serious, and I need your help.Last week I received my first proof of my upcoming children’s book, Absolute Mayhem. And while there are still a few minor changes that need to be made, I’m a little giddy when I tell you it looks AWESOME! Like, it’s a real book and everything. So that means it will be ready for the masses so soon that it’s not even funny....more

3 Ways to Create A Great Customer Experience Online

Would you ignore nearly two-thirds of your customers? Of course not!...more

My (New) Top 3 Social Media Sites

Back in February, I wrote a guest post for Mom’s Make Money called Top Social Media Sites to Help Your Blog Grow. Here’s the infuriating thing about social media–it changes. And if we want to be successful with it, we need to change, as well....more

You should text your mother

As mentioned before, my Mother is really good with technology. She blogs, she texts and she FaceTimes with her grandchildren. It turns out that this is really good - not just that she is adept at embracing new things, but it's good for my relationship with her....more

Why I'm Commenting on Blog Posts Less

Bloggers love getting comments on their posts. As long as they're not from ugly internet trolls or spammers, that is. I love them too, don't get me wrong. But here's the thing, another aspect of this blogging gig is the use of social media to tell people about our posts so they will get read in the first place. The social media platforms are busy, and different from one another. Twitter streams fly by right before our eyes, Facebook continues to change the rules on us and so many of us still don't fully get Google+.......more