What I love & hate about social media

What I Love & Hate About Social Media ...more

So You Think Kids Act Bad on Social Media?

…You should see how their parents act....more
I'm continually amazed by the terrible things people say when they're not face to face with someone.more

11 Ways to Be a Better Blogger

I speak at conferences and do some teaching, and the questions I’m asked the most about are about social media and blogging. At a recent conference, someone in the audience suggested I put a blogging tips article online that I could link to for writers’ reference. Great idea. I’ve been writing for the Internet for a decade, so these are some tips I’ve picked up along the way. ...more
New and learning, though the Facebook page is growing, despite the changes made recently to what ...more

I Facebook Unfriend Even My Fantasy Crushes To Keep My Space BS Free...

So there was this guy... kinda had a crush on him for what felt like forever... and he seemed to fancy me right back. We've had a few really fun conversations on the phone, but he opted to TEXTING the majority of the time (yup, even our "deeper" convos - RED FLAG). He would say (via text, of course) the most perfect words to make me smile... but didn't really follow through on anything. (RED FLAG) ...more

Go Blog Social 2014 – Recap

A few weekends ago I attended the Go Blog Social 2014 event, here is my full recap.View Post...more

Why Instagram Won't Be the Next Facebook

Complaints about Facebook are definitely constant these days. From the complexity of privacy settings to the constant manipulating of the news feed, Facebook does not seem to be making many friends in the social media world. In fact, Facebook seems to be losing their corner of the market with young users and its growth in all demographics has slowed. Instagram, however, is on the rise. With Instagram being owned by Facebook, I had initial fears that the newer photo-based social platform would follow in the direction that the Facebook monster has moved. Would Instagram just become another Facebook, with an algorithm-based news feed control and sometimes excessive ad placement? ...more
KathyBoutin  I hope you love it! I love the visual appeal of it, and it is much easier and ...more

Writings In Social Media: Gender Stereotypes All Women Hate

I love Facebook. Yes, I really love it.I know what Twitter is. And I even have a Google+ profile, as I need it for my work. I can't call myself a very passionate social media fan, who spends hours online, posting and liking everything, or sharing photos and links with other users. I am a kind of “passive” users, who like observing everything that happens online and sharing the most interesting content from time to time. And I am a woman....more

How to Choose the Facebook Posts You Want to See

Every day I read Facebook posts complaining that they are not seeing posts from the pages they follow and that their own reach is about 1%. There is definately a way to see more of the posts from your favorite bloggers and if we spread the word, your readers will be seeing more of your posts too!  Here is how you can make this happen! http://www.onetipsychick.com/2014/04/facebook-how-to-choose-posts-you-wa......more

4 Ways I Tamed the Facebook Monster

Recently, my friend Annaliese wrote a blog post about breaking up with Facebook. When I read it, I felt a little twinge of jealousy. Ah, to be free of the social media demon. I longed for her new found time for reading and simply soaking up life. I fantasized for a moment about deleting my Facebook account and never looking back. Then I remembered, there are a few things I still like about Facebook. ...more
frufrugal  I completely relate to that feeling of envy! And completely agree - the fact that ...more

Key Q&A to Understanding Klout

Recently I wrote an article about using Klout score as a guide to screen bloggers and brand ambassadors. As a result our readers had many unanswered questions. I have asked Social Media Specialist and Klout evangelist Miriam Slozberg to help me answer these questions and to clarify some of your concerns about Klout. Here goes:...more