Twitter is fast, serendipitous and often fun. You can make contact with marketers, reporters and fellow creative types. However, Twitter is more than just a tool to find out which roads are closed during a snowstorm. It can open doors to you professionally too.
How can you use it to build your freelance business?
Step 1: Look Professional
Social media has literally changed my life to the point where it's unrecognizable at times from the life I led before I started blogging. I still remember that first night, lying on the sofa while my husband set up my blog for me (I was technophobic and didn't think I could figure out Blogger). I had no clue where I would end up just a few years later. Forget career changes and published books; I had no inkling the amazing people I would meet along the way. People I would have never met if not for connecting in cyberspace simply because our physical worlds were too far apart.
[Editor's Note: Most people would just go out an buy a pair of skinny jeans. Not Steph from Girl. Inspired. Apparently her daughter is obsessed with skinny jeans, yet a wee bit on the small side to rock the trend. Thank goodness she has a crafty mom that whipped her up a custom pair and shared the pattern with the rest of us. My favorite part of the post was the cute jeweled hearts on the pockets. This is an easy embellishment trick that could be applied to ready made jeans for kids or adults. - Jen]...more
The National Women's History Project announced the theme for this year's celebration: Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). You'll find some familiar names and some names you'll be happy to learn among the list of women honored this year. In addition to the official list, I've got a few names to suggest that you may know from the world of blogging and social media.
I wish someone had told me this years ago, instead of pointing me toward The Container Store, or the magazine Real Simple, or suggesting that closet systems and storage bins were the answer to my problem.
Finally, after years of clutter and struggling to keep our house clean, my husband and I learned the secret:
Get rid of things until your possessions fit inside your home.
Don’t we all love to read the latest Tweets from our favourite mommy bloggers. But did you know that there’s a way to assess the underlying psychology of all those Tweets.We used TweetPsych to put our top 50 mommy bloggers on the couch. Image Credit: Project Grace 2010...more
We all started from the same place. We needed that little bundle of joy to make our family feel whole. All we could think about was stylish nursery decor, adorable baby clothes, tiny newborn diapers and that pink lotions that is, in fact, the epitome of baby smell. This baby will teach us what unconditional love is all about. She will make us better people. All we need is this precious child and our life will be perfect. Perfect indeed, until she ruins everything that you own....more
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more