10 Tips on Being SOCIAL on Social Networks [Work Wednesday]

10 Tips on Being SOCIAL on Social Networks [Work Wednesday]

For this week’s Work Wednesday I want to share a reminder that many in social media, or businesses using social media, have forgotten. Social media is just that – SOCIAL! While I use social media to promote my own blog, share sponsored information, and use it for my business in general – I do really try to remain SOCIAL as well. The reason that social networks have been so popular … Continue Reading →
B(l)oomers Party Fabulousness

B(l)oomers Party Fabulousness

No, I’m not officially a “baby boomer”, I was born in 1970. And no, I’m not trying to age myself prematurely either. However, when I read about the B(l)oomers party by BOOMbox Network that was happening in Chicago and saw the fabulous sponsors and fabulous women who were attending I felt compelled to go. (Disclosure: I have not been compensated or required to write about this event. I’m doing so … Continue Reading →
Tweetdeck Web Version for Twitter Parties

Tweetdeck Web Version for Twitter Parties

This is a super quick tutorial today, I will do a longer more in depth one if you all would like. Right now because of Twitter’s API changes, TweetGRID is not available. Many of us use them for parties on Twitter. For now I am using web.tweetdeck.com for parties. Set up a tweetdeck account Link your Twitter account to the Tweetdeck account Open web.tweetdeck.com Create columns by clicking on the … Continue Reading →
Instagram for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and Desktops Even

Instagram for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and Desktops Even

Instagram is a social network that allows you to share photos as they happen (or later) with your friends and family. I have been using it for a long time now and I really enjoy it. Not only is it fun to share my own photographs, but I really like looking at other people’s photographs too. Here are a few things you should know about Instagram for this week’s Tech … Continue Reading →
Tutorial: How to Make Twitter Buttons

Tutorial: How to Make Twitter Buttons

While there are tons of plugins to automatically add Twitter buttons to blog posts for sharing, many are not customizable for each and every post. Sometimes we also need a Twitter button for our readers that we want to put within a post instead of at the beginning or end as most sharing plugins place them. For these special instances Twitter itself gives us a great tool to use. Simply … Continue Reading →
Making Your Own Facebook Cover Photo

Making Your Own Facebook Cover Photo

Facebook cover photos – those big ones at the top of your Facebook page are 851×315 pixels in size. You can easily make our own images in Paint, Fresh Paint, PicMonkey, Photoshop, and other programs. If you click this blank image below it will open up to full size of 851×315 and you can start with that as your blank if you need one – or you can go to … Continue Reading →
Be Informational Not Confrontational

Be Informational Not Confrontational

This weekend there has been a new drama online about KFC’s kids meals. KFC invited several bloggers and their children to an event and they were promoting their updated kids meals. Then as the attendees started sharing on social media the drama started when those who are not fans of KFC (or fast food in general) jumped in too. I have seen this type of thing happen before in social … Continue Reading →
How attached are we to our computers? [infographic]

How attached are we to our computers? [infographic]

I know that I am very attached to my computer, well actually to any of my devices will do in a pinch since they are all computers of various sorts. The average person spends 66 hours per month on their computer. I think I may be just a tad (ha!) higher in hours than that! Although, this is what I do for a living so I have a good reason, … Continue Reading →
All business is not always good business

All business is not always good business

One of the reasons I love working in social media is that it is not all business – sort of. Not realizing when I started this blog that it would go where it has, what I was doing was just sharing myself. My blog is about me, my life, my interests, my world. That turned into business, but honestly the bulk of what I do is still the same – … Continue Reading →
How Social Media Can Make or Break a Movie [infographic]

How Social Media Can Make or Break a Movie [infographic]

Here is this week’s infographic. This week a look at how social media can make or break a movie. So many of us tweet or Facebook or blog, etc. about the movies we have seen these days – it is interesting how this impacts a movies success or failure. How Social Media makes or breaks a movie infographic by sramzee. Continue Reading →