8 Ways to Help You Get Noticed as an Influencer

8 Ways to Help You Get Noticed as an Influencer

A work related post today for everyone. While I am considered an influencer myself by many brands and approached often, I also work the other side of the fence in seeking out other influencers to represent a brand or work on a campaign. This is actually one of the harder parts of my job as a social media specialist (yep, that’s what I call myself). The last couple of days … Continue Reading →
Making Money Blogging [video]

Making Money Blogging [video]

I was supposed to speak at the #BAMC15 conference this past weekend but the weather on the route did not cooperate. Normally I fly everywhere but I was going to drive this time and look what happens. Hmph. Since I could not make it there in person I did a quick video. I would have been speaking about making money blogging and in social media and working with brands so … Continue Reading →
Why and How To Attend Blogging Conferences

Why and How To Attend Blogging Conferences

Conferences can be a big expense for bloggers but the right ones can really be worth the time and money you invest in them. The face-to-face contacts you make at conferences can be so much stronger than the ones we just make online. These stronger connections can also lead to more opportunities to make money with your blog and social media as well. The Benefits of Attending Conferences I have … Continue Reading →
TUTORIAL: How to Pin a Tweet to the Top of Your Twitter Profile Page

TUTORIAL: How to Pin a Tweet to the Top of Your Twitter Profile Page

Twitter has some really useful tools that you can use including the ability to pin a particular Tweet to the top of your profile page. This is a great way to highlight a special photo, blog post, event, offer, or anything you like. While I use this tool as part of my business in social media and as a blogger, you can do it for personal Twitter use as well. … Continue Reading →
7 Steps to Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog and Social Media Channels

7 Steps to Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog and Social Media Channels

Welcome to the new year! This is a great time to look back at your blogging and social media from the past year and see what really worked, what did not work, and set new goals for what you want to achieve. Along with that, making an editorial calendar for your blog and your social media channels can also help you stay on track in the new year and meet … Continue Reading →
Must-Have Items For Bloggers Who Travel

Must-Have Items For Bloggers Who Travel

Traveling has become a part of my job in social media. I go on trips for brands and attended conferences fairly often. Whenever I am getting ready to go on a trip I often see other bloggers wondering what they should bring or not. I thought I would share a few of my must-haves when I travel as a blogger. Laptop or Tablet I am traveling with my Surface Pro … Continue Reading →
How to be social on Twitter

How to be social on Twitter

Back in the day Twitter was so much more social. It still is often, but several people rely on it now as more of a billboard and just stream out links to their own content. For me, I want to continue to be social on Twitter and always am encouraging others to do the same. Here are some tips to help you do just that. Follow Social People Find those … Continue Reading →
Where to find free and low-cost stock images for bloggers

Where to find free and low-cost stock images for bloggers

Many years ago it was a fairly accepted, but wrong, practice for bloggers to do a search on Bing or Google for images that they wanted to use on a blog post. If you are still doing this – stop! Here are a few of the free and low-cost options I use regularly. Graphic Leftovers This is a great source for high quality stock images. I use this more than … Continue Reading →
Must-Have Productivity Apps for Bloggers and Social Media Professionals

Must-Have Productivity Apps for Bloggers and Social Media Professionals

You all know how I love apps of all kinds, but I am often asked about apps for bloggers and social media folks like myself. The following are all apps I use on a variety of smartphones and tablets for my social media work. OneDrive This is my number one go to app for work. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service and I put everything in it! I use the OneDrive … Continue Reading →