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Showing posts with label social media tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media tips. Show all posts

21 June 2017

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only is the service they provide excellent, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5 ?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6 ?


Mistake 7 ?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social . Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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02 June 2017

“The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media” ~ Can We Talk? Or At Least Think.

The following thoughts were provoked by an article published by a person in my Google Plus circles, MikeAllton. He's a social media consultant and was given the opportunity to publish his content at MarketingProfs.com which he titled: “The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media”.


Let's face facts people. Social media is here to stay. 

I might also add: 

  • Social media is no different from Mars Hill, except that the reach of the debate and the discussions is worldwide, and you don't have to be deemed “one of the great minds” in order to add your two cents into the babbling cauldron.
😉



I love a spirited discussion and debate. Especially with my husband. Who usually always wins because he tires me out. It's not that he persuades me. I just run out of wind.

Regards friends in my social networks, I am careful to choose who to discuss really in-depth serious matters with, whether it be politics, religion or other really “tough stuff”. But if I am deeply concerned about an adverse impact of a decision, friend or no friend, I think it would wrong for me to not say anything and I feel compelled to be willing to sacrifice my “comfort zone” for the greater good. Even if I run the risk of losing a friend (or get yelled at by a total stranger who doesn't know me at all).

Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing a friend. 
But you have to decide that.

Some matters are worth taking the risk of losing your job. 
But you have to decide that.

Would you rather not say anything just to remain friends, only years later to have that “adverse impact” of a political decision manifest itself and then speak up? Only to have your friend look at you and ask: “Why didn't you say something then??! I thought I was your friend!” 

Would you rather choose to keep a job only to find that, in reality, you relinquished your freedom?

Hulk (comics character).pngI never think in terms of “dangers” of expressing my views on matters that impact humanity because the disagreement might cause a divide or severe a relationship or make people so angry they turn into the Incredible Hulk




 I think of whether it would be “dangerous”  to NOT express myself.

(As  insignificant as my thoughts are to the grand scheme of things and the survival of the human race.) ☺




By Source, Fair use, Incredible Hulk Comic Book Character


Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile. - The Social Media Hat (Reblog)

Don't Spam Yourself on Google Plus

Many newbies who have created a Google Plus profile or page are anxious to share their links in Google Plus communities. This is a good thing, mainly because the G+ community membership usually far outnumbers the followers you have in your social circles.


  • Google Plus limits the number of followers to 5000 for personal profiles. (See Side Note below.)

  • Whereas, I've seen some G+ communities with over 50,000 members. Thus, there is more opportunity for exposure and hopefully getting traffic to your website or blog, if you share links via the communities.



* Important Social Media Tip!*
When you share the same post in several G+ communities, you need to turn off the feature that allows your post to also show up in your public post stream. Otherwise, when people visit your G+ profile or page, they will see multiple entries of the same thing over and over and over. You actually give the impression that you're spamming yourself.  It's a common mistake for newbies to make.

I get my social media tips from Mike Allton, publisher of The Social Media Hat blog.

He says: Don't spam yourself!!


Then he explains how to stop the insanity.




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Side Note: Mike Allton's G+ professional profile boasts over 186,000 followers. The business page or brand account associated with his website/blog, The Social Media Hat, has over 8,000 followers.

Google offers professional or business profiles (may or may not be for a price) and those profiles show that you can have more than 5K followers. I don't have the details. If you want to know more, search for “Google My Business”.

By the way: Have any of you ever seen spam in that many different varieties? I would love to try the Hot &Spicy.


10 December 2016

Google Plus Collections Feature - Where to Next?

In May 2015, I published a quick post via Daily Two Cents titled Google Plus Collections Feature to express my excitement about this new feature added to the Google Plus social network. Started experimenting with it by creating three (3) collections for my foodie business page, Everyday Exotic Spices.  Was it worth the effort?  Let me share some info and stats.


CHEESE Meltdown
- 13,051 Followers - 66 Posts

A collection devoted to cheese lovers everywhere. Smile and say cheese!


PIZZA Cravings
- 39,295 Followers - 58 Posts

Pizza goes back to the 6th century. Pizza lovers took it forward! We got this!


WORLD Cuisine
- 993 Followers - 77 Posts

World Cuisine. Global Flavors. Ethnic Respect. Everybody loves good food!


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Concluded my DTC post with this paragraph:

"Where to next? Not a clue. It’s an adventure! Just set up my groupings 3 days ago and don’t have a prediction. However, can say (1) it’s easy and fun; and (2) it appears these Collections are going to add value to my overall Internet experience, business-wise and otherwise."

Well this post is about where I went next.
Follow along!



Created several more G+ collections.  One more for my foodie page; one for my shopping business page; two for my work-at-home / home business brand account; and three for my profile.  Why?  Why not??  It's easy to do.  G+  posts are indexed.  It's a "type" of advertising.  It is very similar to Pinterest with respect to organizing items of interests to you.  Also, you can add your shares from several years back and retrieve them later if they are in your collection. (G+ users probably know how hard can be sometimes to find your old posts.)   It's sort of like Facebook memories, but not quite.  Here is a list of my new collections created since 2015.


By - 848 Followers - 8 Posts - Public

Grocery shop online, food gifts, for the kitchen, happy homemaking ideas, etc.



By - 103 Followers - 86 Posts - Public

Wish List, Shopaholic, Gifts for Holidays, B-Days, Etc. Just Shop! Get the idea?



By - 225 Followers - 39 Posts - Public

Gathered mainly for those who work at home but anyone in business will benefit.


By - 229 Followers - 170 Posts - Public

Online writing communities and blogs can provide a stream of residual income.


By - 5,284 Followers - 335 Posts - Public

Self-employed. Writer, blogger, affiliate marketer, investor. THINKER. DOER.


By - 5,274 Followers - 14 Posts - Public

Art, illustrations, photographs ... anything about foxes. :)


By - 5,269 Followers - 1 Post - Public

Follow on Tumblr ~ microblogging, curating content, social networking, etc.





So what about you? Have you had a positive experience creating Google Plus Collections?


16 April 2016

How Often Do You Update Your Blog Content?

Publishing several blogs is time-consuming, but rewarding. In addition to this blog, My BlogStop!, my other blog, My Pain, Your Gain on BlogJob.com (formerly Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging), is starting to shape up quite nicely.

Curious about the blog's title? The story is:
This blog here at Blogspot was supposed to be my last blogging initiative. However, someone brought this blogging community to my attention. The sign up was free. They have points rewards system. The members are nice and the site owners are very responsive. The opportunity was irresistible! Why stop? Hence, the blog title "Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging". Decided to keep on blogging.  Then changed the blog name to "My Pain, Your Gain".

Just updated one of my posts published it during my first month at BlogJob. Found an irresistible picture and I just had to use it somewhere! It was perfect for the post.


Which brings me to my question for this post.

  • How often do you update your blog content?


Once read the advice of Mike Allton, a social mediaexpert who is active on Google Plus and he says bloggers should update and/or recycle or "revive" their content regularly.  He recommends:  "... invest your time in past posts that you have actual reason and evidence to support the renewed interest."
Besides that, links get outdated and it affects your rankings in the search engine. Bad links = Poor quality content.  That makes sense! 

It's good advice to heed but to be honest ... my blog posts are reviewed and updated mainly because … eh! … you get a little older, you get a little wiser.

Gaining experience with dogged persistence and consistent publishing should … I said “should” … should make one a bit more savvy about better ways to blog. When I revisit my own content (anywhere from 3 to 6 months after the initial publication), more often than not my own impression of my own material is:

 “Hmmm ... This material could definitely be presented better.”


Isn't it this way for every blogger?? :)

If not, it should be. 
 






18 January 2016

My Twitter Weekend Wrap-Up

Paper.li is a tool that helps you publish your own online newspaper. How cool is that? You can create and publish your very own "Daily Planet" with news items of interest to you that might be of interest to other readers also.

So far I've generated four different papers - covering topics like freelance writing, Pinterest, home business or work at home articles, tips, etc.



paper.li logoUsing the Paper.li publishing tool, each week (set to the date to every Sunday), a newspaper is published which summarizes my Twitter activity - not all, just some highlights.



This week's publication for Sunday, April 26, these are the headlines:

  • 10 Businesses You Can Run from Anywhere on Earth (And Start Today)
  • Confessions of a Cookbook Collector
  • Naples: The Birthplace of the Modern Pizza
  • Citrine Earrings
  • The Best Thai in Middle Tennessee


newspaper-twitter


You an also look at some of the previously published editions by clicking on the Archives. They aren't all Sunday editions. Tried different days and then finally settled on Sunday mornings. You can subscribe to receive weekly updates via eMail, if you like.



FOLLOW ON TWITTER:  By the way, if you have a Twitter account and want me to follow your tweets, feel free to leave your handle or Twitter name in the comments.