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 →
INFOGRAPHIC Holiday Travel Habits and Tech (for work or personal use)

INFOGRAPHIC Holiday Travel Habits and Tech (for work or personal use)

While some travel often, there are many who travel just during the holidays. Today’s world has both our work and personal life using technology more and more. Because of this, more people need to travel with devices and it can lead to stress. Laptops can be big and heavy, battery life may not be long enough for flights, you have to remember all the different chargers and cords for your … 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 →
Great Desktop Gift Ideas

Great Desktop Gift Ideas

At the Type-A Conference I attended earlier this year one of the sponsors was Fellowes who I knew made shredders and such but they also had a very cool line of desktop accessories there to show us. These are all on my list for Santa this year. While they were a sponsor of the conference, I have not received any products or compensation from them for sharing this information. I-Spire Series™ … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes: What You Don’t Know About Content Creation

Type-A Conference Notes: What You Don’t Know About Content Creation

This post is the fourth post in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. Blogging has remained the same in some ways since I started this blog in June of 2008, but there are changes being made as well. As with any business, hobby, or even life as a whole, we need to grow and change. Without change we become stagnant … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes – Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading

Type-A Conference Notes – Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading

This post is the second in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. There are many business-centric sessions at Type-A conference but I do try to step out of my comfort zone a bit on some of the sessions. To that point I decided to attend Refining Your Voice – How to Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading presented by Megan … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes – Mack Collier is a Rock Star!

Type-A Conference Notes – Mack Collier is a Rock Star!

This post is the first in a series I will be writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. The opening keynote speaker at the 2014 Type-A Conference was the amazing Mack Collier. You may have heard of @MackCollier and his legendary #blogchat that he hosts every Sunday evening on Twitter. That was actually my first introduction to Mack, the chats, and then I met him … Continue Reading →