I'll be honest; I really wanted to call this post "Don't Treat Your Online Groups Like a Booty Call," but I talked myself out of it.
Whichever title you prefer, the nitty-gritty of this article are specific actions to take to make the most out of your online communities – especially Facebook groups, which are very popular and can cultivate wonderful collaborations.
My daughter was born 6 years ago, in the pre-"Timeline Managed" Facebook era. This scary period in early modern history allowed friends to post anything they wanted on your page without giving you the opportunity to approve it first.
I vowed to write every day this year, and with this promise, I send a bit of blood, sweat, tears, and cliches out into the Interwebs. Closely tied to this commitment is my pledge "not to care" if I don't get favorable (or any) response. It's been 70 days, and I haven't made a blip of progress on the "do not care" scale.
One of my social-media-savvy readers recently asked me how she could leverage the business networking platform LinkedIn to share exciting news about an important certification she added to her toolkit last year without coming across as "too braggy."I got back to her with most of what's below and thought many folks might be interested in the answer, so here it is: ...more
My latest blog project on Tumblr, Own Your Own Tale, didn't start out with any specific sort of plan. It was a hashtag that came to me while posting a random thought one day. I did it again, and then again after that.I wanted to create a place that exhibited positive messages and thoughts on building one's own identity. By that, I don't mean a marketing brand. I've got enough other social media networks devoted to that. I wanted to talk about just owning the personal vision a person - any person - has for their life. ...more
I'm Going To #BlogHer! I'm Going To BlogHer! I'm Going To BlogHer! Wait! I'm Going To BlogHer? Okay so I may be just a teeny bit excited about the fact that I am going to #BlogHer15 in a few weeks but I may also be a teeny bit anxious. I have had a BlogHer Conference on my Blogger Wishlist probably since my first keystroke in the awesome world of Blogging and now I can hardly believe that it's happening. The day I was able to Register for BlogHer was honestly one of the most exciting days I've had as a Blogger.
Have you ever wondered how to successfully approach someone that looks like they may be a good match for you? While there are a few proper ways to do so, there are also many ways to really turn someone off, so they won’t give you the time of day. Make sure you are skilled at the art of the approach or the girl/guy of your dreams, may walk away and never look back....more
With the prevalence of mobile devices, more than ever, it’s easy for us to share our lives with the world. And yes, social networks are all about staying in touch with friends and family, and sharing events in your life, but perhaps it’s too easy to share information?...more
No, it’s not some new engineering field to develop social media sites. Social engineering has been around as long as the con artist has been around. The terms stems from the social science world where social engineering is deemed as an act of psychological manipulation....more