Robyn’s Work World

Robyn’s Work World

I work in social media. That means I blog and use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and others to make a living.

 

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Why Your Blog Needs a Search Box

How many times have you remembered that you saw something, a recipe, how-to, article, etc. somewhere online? If you are lucky you might remember the blog you saw it on. I know I am like this myself. Even though I have an extensive collection of bookmarks it seems what I ...
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52 Blog Prompts | Robyns.World

52 Prompts for Bloggers Who Feel Blocked – Enough for 1 Post a Week for a Full Year!

So I'm a blogger, obviously, but I have felt blocked for a while now. It dawned on me that I need to follow my own advice. I have older posts with writing prompts in them that were aimed at use for teens, but really anyone can use them. As a ...
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Update Your Social Media Accounts

Update Your Social Media Accounts for 2017

With the start of the new year, this is the perfect time to check and update all of your social media accounts. Many of us sign up for just about everything new that comes out, some are more particular. Regardless of how many social media accounts you have, it is ...
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Technology and the Business of Blogging | Robyns.World

Technology and the Business of Blogging #BizOfBlogging

Blogging can be a hobby or a business or something in between. I have made it my full-time business and know many others that have as well. However, I know plenty of people who are somewhere in the middle and also plenty who just do it for fun. Regardless of ...
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50 Free Business Cards or Calling Cards

50 Free Business Cards or Calling Cards While we are all in a digital age, sometimes we do still need printed information. Shutterfly (I'm an affiliate) is offering my readers 50 free business cards or 50 free calling cards. Hurry though, this offer expires July 29, 2016. Use the code: ...
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Twitter Tutorial Best Tweets First Setting

Twitter “Best Tweets First” and How to Revert

Twitter has made a change so that the default on your timeline is best tweets first. While I appreciate Twitter wanting to make the user experience better for the majority of the people, I also understand that there are many of us who would prefer it to still remain chronological ...
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Updates for Robyns.World

Blog Updates, Recipe Index, and Giveaway Reminder

Just a few updates and reminders on things here on Robyns.World for you today. Comment & Win Giveaway This is still going on. It is easy to enter, just comment on blog posts (like this one) and you automatically get an entry! The prize is $100. You read the full ...
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How to Create a Printed List of All Your Blog Posts | Robyns.World

How to Print a List of All Your Blog Posts

It seems like forever that I have wanted to know how to print a list of all my blog posts. With the recent domain name change I really wanted one to easily mark off the posts that I have updated completely since the transfer was not as perfect as I ...
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BrandBlab Ep. 10: What’s Wrong With My Website? A Free Website Audit #BrandBlab

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with Wágner dos Santos, Chuck Bartok, Laurie Reid, Tee Sudderth, BrandBlab, Robyn Wright, and Austin ...
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GROW is my 2016 word of the year | Robyns.World

GROW Is My 2016 Word of the Year

Many of you also pick a "word of the year" at the beginning of each year. For 2016 my word is GROW. Ways I want to GROW in 2016: Grow My Family This really isn't me directly, but I am excited to be welcoming twin grandbabies in 2016 which will grow my ...
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Inspiring Women – The Lesson I Learned Today

So I was working at my home office today, not unusual. I was writing a post for this blog about apps for smartphones and tablets (it will be coming soon) and I was listening to Blab.im in the background, no unusual. I love listening to all kinds of Blabs - ...
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Will Facebook Live Become the New Periscope? with @RobynsWorld @karenSTL

This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Chris McManamy, Chef Dennis, Robyn Wright, and Laurie Aiello ...
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#STLBlab – Creating a LOCAL #STL Blab Community

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Mark Goodman, Marlo Anderson, SORMAG - LaShaunda, Robyn Wright, Tim Gillette, ...
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Using Social Media to Find LOCAL Clients

This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Bonnie Frank, Bruce Himmelblau, Robyn Wright, kimharriscoaching, and Tim Gillette ...
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Why You Should Be Saying “Personal Branding Starts With .ME”

This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME, and Name.com, a registrar that provides services like custom website design. They aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own, however ...
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Robyn's Tools and Setup for Live Streaming Video on Blab, Periscope and the like | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

My Tools and Setup for Live Streaming (Blab, Periscope, etc)

Lately, many people have been asking me about the various tools and setup I have that I use for live streaming video like on Blab.im, Periscope, etc. So here is a quick roundup. **Note that Blab has since closed, but these are great tools for any live streaming still. Backdrop ...
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Figuring out the new social platforms #blab #periscope

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with Desiree Miller, ✦ Karen Goodman, Lucrecer Braxton, and Robyn Wright ...
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#TypeACon – what we learned

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Robyn Wright, Janice Person, Desiree Miller, and Lela Perez ...
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Social Media for Realtors

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Robyn Wright, ✦ Karen Goodman, and Michael Neal ...
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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 ...
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Making Money Blogging

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 ...
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NMX Conference

Learn How to Create New Media Content at NMX

This April I will be headed to the New Media Expo Conference (NMX) in Las Vegas. NMX is a conference where content creators, think bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, etc., can learn new ways to grow their online presence and create even better content. What To Expect At NMX 2015 LAS VEGAS ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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I’m Remodeling the Blog

Today I am remodeling my blog. Please be patient if it looks a little odd. If you have trouble finding anything you need to just let me know and I will point you in the right place ...
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Travel Must-Haves for Bloggers

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cecily Kellogg's Type-A Conference Session: What You Don't Know About Content Creation #typeacon 2014

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 ...
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Type-A Conference Notes - Write Posts People Can't Stop Reading | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

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 ...
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#TypeACon 2014 Robyn Wright, Hillary Chybinski and Mack Collier

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 ...
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TUTORIAL: How to effectively use Tweetdeck for Twitter Chats - Hosting and Attending | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

TUTORIAL: How to Effectively Use Tweetdeck for Twitter Chats

Twitter chats and parties are a very common and useful way to share information, promote brands, and have fun. I attended and hosted them for many years (contact me if you are interested in having me host a party for your brand). There are no right or wrongs in what services you ...
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4 things you may not know how to do on Instagram | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

4 things you may not know how to do on Instagram

Ok folks, we are sticking with the theme again since you all have enjoyed this weeks 4 Things You May Not Know How to Do on Facebook and 4 Things You Might Not Know How to Do on Twitter. Today I am sharing some Instagram tips with you. Instagram is ...
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4 things you might not know how to do on Twitter | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

4 things you might not know how to do on Twitter

Well yesterday's post about 4 things you might not know how to do on Facebook was very popular so today I'm going to share 4 useful tips about Twitter. The first 2 many of you will already know about, the 3rd some may know, but I saved the best for ...
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4 Things you might not know how to do on Facebook

Facebook is an every changing environment and I do not think anyone can ever know all of the things you can do, change, share, etc. on it. Today I thought I would share a few of the Facebook things that you might not know about. Share That You Are an ...
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7 Day Plan to Stay Productive [infographic]

Happy Saturday! I thought for this week’s infographic I would give you something to plan for with the upcoming week. Now Day 1 seems a little rough, but keep going through the rest of the days and see if you can implement some of these ideas into your life. Which ...
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Blogmas 2013 Winner

I am Blogmas Worthy!

Doing a little happy dance here because one of my posts was selected as one of the 20 funniest posts by All Things Fadra in her Blogmas 2013 Awards! I think it is pretty darn cool to have made her list! The post that made the list was my crazy ...
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FULFILL My 2014 Word of the Year

FULFILL: My 2014 Word of the Year

I am not sure where I first saw this, but many of my peers are creating their “word of the year” for themselves. This sounded like a great idea and I have been thinking about what word would serve me best in 2014 and finally I came up with the ...
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Now about those ads…

I just wanted to say a quick word about the ads now appearing on my blog that you may have noticed. These are a way for me to earn money and make it possible for me to do some of the giveaways that I do (like the $500 giveaway, the ...
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TUTORIAL: How to add social media chicklets (icons) to your blog

TUTORIAL: Adding Social Media Chicklets to Your Blog [Work Wednesday]

This week for Work Wednesday I am going to share a tutorial on how to add social media chicklets to your blog. These are also sometimes called icons, buttons, and numerous other things. The gist is they are the small images with the different social network logos on them that ...
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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 ...
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Just Write – Crazy Taxi Story from Boston

UPDATE January 15, 2014 - I am thrilled to announce that this post was selected as one of the 20 funniest in 2013 by All Things Fadra in her Blogmas 2013! Happy dance! Thanks Fadra, glad you enjoyed the post. I encourage you all to drop by and check out ...
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Just Write – Flying

While I was at the Type-A Conference recently I learned about Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary’s Just Write challenge. It is a Tuesday thing, but I’m playing catch up and trying it for the first time today. The gist is to just write - about whatever. So here goes. I ...
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Four Fun New Board Games

Time To Play Magazine was one of the sponsors at the Type-A blog conference I just got back from. On Saturday night they had hosted a Game Night party for us which made me very happy because you all know I love playing board games! I thought I would share ...
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Donut Queen and Red Mannequin Group

I found a couple of interesting mannequins while in Atlanta. The first was in the airport when I arrived in Atlanta. This lady mannequin was people watching as travelers walked past. I am not sure what is up with the donut on top of her head - it was part ...
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Map of Named Colors [infographic]

I found something super cool for the Saturday infographic today. This is a visual map of named colors hexadecimal code of each as well. As you zoom in you will see the actual named ones and code and lots of unnamed ones as well. Very cool if you do anything ...
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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 ...
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BlogHer ’13: The Good, The Bad, The Brands

This past weekend was BlogHer ‘13 in Chicago. If you have not heard of it, this is the largest conference for primarily female bloggers in the USA and has been happening for several years now. This was my fourth year attending. Last year I was a bit critical of BlogHer ...
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Newbie Tips for BlogHer 2013 in Chicago

In a little less than a month bloggers from everywhere will be making their way to Chicago, Illinois for the 2013 BlogHer Conference. Yes, I will be among them. Last year I was a bit critical of the BlogHer conference, but the powers that be at BlogHer have promised they ...
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Network Yes, Steal Clients No

This week for Work Wednesday I wanted to talk on a touchy subject. This happens in all sorts of industries, but I'm relating it today to my field of social media. I attend many conferences, blogger/brand trips, and local events throughout the year as well as attending many online events. Occasionally ...
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Pinterest Pin to Win New Guidelines for Brands

I love me some Pinterest (feel free to follow Robyn on Pinterest) and I have promoted and participated in various “pin to win” giveaways since I started using Pinterest. One thing that has happened though is that some of them have gotten a bit spammy in nature - even the ...
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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 ...
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5 Ways to Find Topics for Blog Posts

We all feel stuck a bit sometimes on topics for a post. For some of us keeping some ideas and an editorial calendar handy can get us past that stuck, but sometimes it just does not seem to work. Really open up your eyes and ears to the world around ...
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Melancholy at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is a magical place and tons of fun. I truly mean that. However, my story today is a little bit different. I am here for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference (also fabulous) and at the moment I am writing this I am feeling more melancholy than ...
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I am at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference

Today I traveled to Florida to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference at Walt Disney World. It has been a very long day, but I am not totally exhausted (yay me!). Disclosure: While I did pay for my conference ticket and travel, the event is subsidized by many sponsors ...
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What tutorials would you like to see?

It has been a very busy day, but a quick question for you all. What tutorials would you like to see here on my blog? Do you need to know something about Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, Instagram, Smartphones, Windows 8, Apps? What about cooking - do you have questions there? Parenting? ...
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My first trip since weight loss began

If you have been a reader for a while you know I love to travel and I often go to conferences as well as on blogger summit from various brands. I think BlogHer in August of 2012 was when I stopped. It was self-imposed because my weight had become a ...
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Appreciate Your Peers – Work Wednesday

I am back at home after a trip where I was able to spend several days with some of my peers in the blogging community. This trip was wonderful in many ways, but one of the best things that I think these women truly appreciated each other, both personally and ...
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Create Custom Google Analytics Report for Best Day of Week on Your Blog

Most of us have a vague idea on what days work best on our blogs. For me, I know that the weekends have lower traffic generally speaking. I was not quite sure of which day of the week was actually my best though so I thought I would find out ...
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Essentials to Work Smarter with Technology Work Wednesday

While many of my friends in the social media world are fairly comfortable using technology, it does not mean they understand the full capability of their devices. I am always surprised at how often I hear, “I didn’t know it could do that!” Here are a few essentials to help ...
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Disclosures Are Moving Up

A little housekeeping note for everyone. I have always been happy to disclose my relationships with brands in my posts. The disclosure has traditionally been at the bottom of my posts, but now some new rules are out and they want the disclosures more visible. To accommodate that I am ...
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Using the SkyDrive Cloud – Work Wednesday

Disclosure: I am a member of the Windows Champions team and the Microsoft Surface Ambassadors which provides me certain benefits. The opinions are totally my own. How we work with our devices has changed a lot over the years. I remember my first computer (my families when I was in ...
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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 ...
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Work Wednesday – Supporting Your Peers

This week I wanted to talk about the importance of supporting your peers. For those of us in blogging and social media, our accomplishments, accolades, and even the opportunities from brands it is usually all very public. After all, we are in the business of social media. Being supportive of ...
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Robyn Writes at Marie Callender’s too

Did you know that I am a contributing blogger over at Marie Callender’s blog too? I would love for you to stop by and read my work over there and some of the other great bloggers. Disclosure: I am compensated for my work at Marie Callender’s blog. Opinions are always ...
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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 ...
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Easy Security Fix – Change Your Admin Username on WordPress

A security tip for you all this Work Wednesday. By default when you create a WordPress blog it makes a user named “admin” for the administrator. It does this for everyone. This means that hackers already have half of the information they need to get into your site. Fortunately this ...
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Ten Things Not To Do On Your Blog (unless it works for you)

I find lists helpful, but someone when I read “what not to do” I just shake my head and think the writer is crazy because I do that and it works great. So the following list are some things generally you should not do on your blog, but there are ...
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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 ...
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First Blog Post – Throwback Thursday

Yesterday I did a post about starting your own blog and we chatted about blogging during #TheOnlineMom Twitter party last night also. I was encouraging others to start a blog and many said “I don’t know what to write”. Well, you aren’t alone! I thought I would go back and ...
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Starting Your Own Blog Plus a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire HD (no blog required)

Many people ask me about starting a blog of their own. Obviously, I enjoy blogging very much myself and I encourage others to give it a try. Here are a few things to consider before starting your own blog. Are you blogging for leisure or for business? Even though I ...
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DISQUS Commenting Returns

You may have noticed that to make comments on my blog I have returned to using the DISQUS service. I know there are a few of you who sometimes have trouble with it which is why I tried switching to something simpler the last couple of weeks. However, the simple ...
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Instagram Pages Are Live

Happy dance, Instagram pages are now live! I really love Instagram (follow me on Instagram) but I have always wanted to be able to see people’s Instagram photos on a website and not just within an app. We could see just one at a time if they tweeted a photo, ...
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Blogging Buddies – Tara Ziegmont of Feels Like Home

A few years ago many bloggers kept “blog rolls” with links to their favorite blogs. Most of us do not do that these days, at least in that old format. I still want to share with my readers though. To address that I thought I would start a regular feature, ...
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Creating Links to Single Tweets on Twitter

I created a tutorial about this back in 2008, but I thought I would update since Twitter has changed a little since then. If you need the link to an individual tweet that you, or someone else, has sent on Twitter it is very simple. Go to Twitter.com and go ...
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The Challenge of Writing

The Challenge of Writing

I blog. That is what I do. I consider myself pretty darn good at it too. But writing, that is a whole different can of worms in my mind. Writing is what some of these amazingly talented women of the blogging community can do that instantly pulls me in to ...
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PicMonkey – Easy Online Photo Editor

People used to use Picnik for a lot of their photo editing needs, then it went away. However, I have recently realized (and I know many of you already knew this so why didn't you bonk me over the head?) that some of the people who used to work at Picnik have ...
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RSS Feed and Email Changes

I have changed the service that I use for my blog’s RSS feed. This applies both to the feed you may view in an RSS reader and the feed sent via email. Feedblitz is the service I am now using. Email subscribers – most have been automatically switched over to ...
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See what has been pinned on Pinterest from your site?

A super easy Pinterest tip for everyone. Do you wonder what other Pinterest users might have pinned from your site or blog? It is very easy to find out. Just simply go to pinterest.com/source/YourURL.com/ to see. Remember to change “YourURL.com” to whatever your domain name is. Did you try it? ...
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NickMom follow up

Last week I shared with you all the disappointment in Nickelodeon and Viacom for their lack of respect toward the parent blogging community. Little has been done by Nickelodeon/Viacom (they own NickMom). You can read Amy Bair’s latest updates about more instances of them taking other people’s work and even ...
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Shame on NickMom

Source: via Robyn on Pinterest I am really disappointed about all of this that is happening. It is not that they may be poking fun at things, but the lack of respect they are showing and the fact that a big company like this is skimming content! Shame on them! ...
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I Saw the Avenue Q Show in NYC

When I found out that BlogHer ‘12 was going to be in New York City again I instantly knew that I would stay an extra day so I could fit in going to a show while I was in the city. Then wonderfully MamaDrama contacted me on Twitter asking if ...
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Why Targeting Mommy Bloggers is a Broken Outreach Model

For all of my fellow bloggers and all of the brands and PR people who reach out to them, this is a must read eBook (free). Well worth the download, I promise. Appinions really lays out how our industry is changing in Why Targeting Mommy Bloggers is a Broken Outreach ...
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Read. Savor. Comment. Repeat.

Someone, and I wish I remembered who, at BlogHer said something to the effect of she has lots of friends who know her, will RT her on Twitter, like her on Facebook, +1 her stuff on Google, and so on, but she wonders sometimes if anyone actually reads her blog ...
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Conference for Coupon Users

I was luckily enough to meet the Stockpiling Moms on a blogging trip a while back. They really are a lot of fun and really good at the whole savvy saving thing. Their blog is not only full of coupon deals, but they also really explain how to best use ...
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My thoughts on BlogHer 2012

With BlogHer 2012* having ended just the other day there has been much discussion about what was good and what was not so good about the conference and surrounding events. I have mulled things over in my mind as well as participating in discussions in various private groups, Twitter, and ...
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Wordless Wednesday

I know many of you hear about all the swag (stuff) bloggers receive at the BlogHer conference. I actually take very little (compared to many). The conference also provides a room to drop off your unwanted things you may have picked up so it doesn’t go to waste. The photos ...
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Flying First Class For Free

I finally had my very first experience flying first class on a plane yesterday! Happy dance! It was fabulous and I will be very happy to do it again any chance I can. Ok, this really was not flying first class for free, but it was close enough for me ...
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You took a taxi where?

So we all have those moments of FAIL. Here is my big one from the BlogHer ‘12 conference. The actual conference was at the Hilton on Avenue of the America’s (also known as 6th street). On Saturday I was going to the Getting Gorgeous Event which was at the Warwick ...
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Swag, Samples, Freebies and Such Never Go to Waste

I am very lucky to receive a ton of things as part of my work in social media. I get things of all sizes and values for a variety of reasons. I do use, try, sample much of it myself. Some items are given to friends and family. None of ...
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iPhone Tips for #BlogHer12

Some of these tips may apply to other types of phones, but I use an iPhone 4 so that is what these tips are based on. Those that have met me in person know that I always have my iPhone with me and I use it heavily. Keep Your iPhone ...
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Food Media Forum – Day 1 Recap

Today was the first day of the Food Media Forum. While this event was held in St. Louis, my hometown, it was clearly much more than a local event. We had people driving and flying in from across the country to attend. I was beyond thrilled to hear this, particularly ...
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Tips for #BlogHer12

Next weekend is the BlogHer conference in New York City. I believe they are expecting 4,500+ bloggers this year – yes, it is a big conference! This is my third time attending this conference and the second one in New York. I thought I would offer a few tips that ...
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Food Media Forum Conference in St. Louis

Lately I have found myself not writing about food as much as I have in the past. I think I need a little inspiration and I think I have found it! I was thrilled to hear that Food Media Forum will be here in St. Louis on July 28 and ...
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Bumble Bee Foods is sponsoring Robyn Wright at BlogHer 2012

My Healthy Habits Goals for BlogHer

So yes, I’m still struggling with getting healthy BUT I am still making those little steps here and there and adding things when I can. These things may not add up to much just yet however I feel proud of myself when I do them and that encourages me to ...
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Perfect Examples of Bad Email Pitches | Robyns.World

Perfect Examples of Bad “Mommy Blogger” Pitch Emails

I get a lot of emails with pitches from companies to do different things. Some are great, some stink, and some are in the middle. Normally I just delete anything I’m not interested in or reply – if it was sent directly to me – saying I’m not interested. The ...
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Type-A Conference 2012 Was Fabulous

I am back home in St. Louis after spending five wonderful days in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Type-A Parent Conference. While I am exhausted today, my brain is still spinning with all the wonderful ideas to put into action. My heart is also very full from all the warmth, ...
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I’m in Charlotte, NC for Type-A Parent Conference

It is that time of year again, time for the fabulous Type-A Parent Conference. We are in Charlotte, NC for 2012. This is a wonderful annual event where we get together and learn from each other about blogging and social media. As always, I will be tweeting things I’m learning ...
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