5 Ways to Look Like a Pro on Twitter

Twitter: we might know what it is, or have an account, but do we really know how to use it? Twitter is not just for companies or brands. As a young adult, your social media presence represents your own personal branding, and so it’s important to learn how to use this platform to promote yourself in the best way possible! Here are five ways to look like a pro on Twitter:...more

Will Ello Kill Facebook, or Is It Just a Lot of Hype?

I joined Ello because everyone else was joining Ello. (And yes, if all the kids jumped off the bridge, I would jump off the bridge, too!) And now we're all milling about at Ello, and it feels like the awkward start of a party. You know what I'm talking about? That moment when you first get there, when the hostess is still running around, cleaning up by tucking her clothes underneath her blanket. It's that moment before all the other people arrive, and you're just sort of standing about, making small talk with people while you wait for everything to... begin. Except... what if this is it? What if this is Ello? What if this social media party turns out to be a dud because the hosts didn't count on the mass Exodus from Facebook this week when Facebook stuck to their "you need to use your real name" guns that brought everyone over Ello's threshold? Or what if it turns into a social media revolution that forces the larger sites to change the way they interact with users? ...more
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How to Build a Community Using Twitter

When I first started blogging, social media didn't even factor into my plan.  They seemed like two completely different subjects, and the latter was one I had no interest in.  And the most ridiculous, at least in my opinion, was Twitter.  In fact, my friend and I who co-wrote my first blog regularly made fun of it - "I'm getting in the shower, I'm drying off, I'm brushing my teeth..." we'd joke with one another.  Little did I know that in a few years, Twitter would be my favorite social media site, and the number-one traffic source for my blog. ...more
Thank you for this - my Twitter is very lob-sided, tons of people I want to follow and a mix of ...more

It’s OK to #Selfie Share in Moderation

Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera.  I wouldn't consider myself shy  but I'm constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid me....more

5 Tips to Get More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

As bloggers, we spend a lot of time hovering over our keyboards, trying to come up with the right words and keep our sentences free of grammatical errors.  We slim down our content to make it easy to read and try not to bore our audience. Once we are happy with our masterpiece, which often feels as if it could go through one more round of edits, we hit “publish.” That's a lot of work for one little post. But what happens next? In other words, are you using social media to the best of your ability to extend the life of that blog post? ...more
You are very welcome Spit and Sparkles! Thanks for sharing!  You probably just saw a bunch of ...more

The 5 Places to Share Your Posts

We all know that getting a post written and posted on your blog each day is half the battle, but what happens after it's up there for all the world to see?  How do you make sure that all the world does see it?  Today, I've got six places that you can start each day with sharing your posts to make sure as many people as possible see them....more
Great post! I've been doing all of the above, and am slowly seeing the stats grow. It's ...more

At the World Cup – Twitter Is the Player to Follow

It’s World Cup season and Twitter is ready for the party. There were over 12.2 million Tweets during the Brazil – Croatia opening match with Brazil star Neymar Jr. the most mentioned player (who scored 2 goals) and gained 163,000+ followers!As many of you already know, this formidable application has been taking center stage for everything from politics and elections to sports and entertainment. There is no doubt that even if Twitter itself is not experiencing much growth, it is still a formidable player on the world “pitch”....more

Twitter: Why Doesn't Everyone Follow Me Back?

I need to rant for just a moment.Lately I’ve been noticing a trend on Twitter. I mentioned a few months ago that I found it useless for traffic. The big reason? Because the attitude seems to be, “I’ll follow you as long as you follow me.” So most bloggers have hundreds of people they’re following....more

Cyber Bullies don't just Bully kids....

 Cyber Bullying Part One: ...more

When It Comes to Dating, Twitter is the Best Place for Me

I never thought I’d be the girlfriend who called about tweets.  Yet there I was, sitting in front of my computer completely horrified and desperately searching for my phone.He wouldn’t have said that…he didn’t type that…not the guy who knew about my past. Not him.But there it was. The tweet that sent my entire timeline in a tizzy and he’d written it:"The women who say they want to be equal to men  would call the cops on a man for hitting them like his equal.”...more
FireinFreetown Great post! You hit on some of the same points I've been making recently.more