Tag Archives: social media

Stop Tweeting. Start Engaging.

21 Feb

Twitter menuI don’t remember when I joined Twitter.  I don’t remember why, either.  I know my first account was @Nixie, which now enjoys a 1% Kred badge.  That lets me know that I was likely testing the network for a brand I was working with at the time.  If you Google my name (or my handle) I’m sure you will find abandoned profiles on MySpace, Bebo, and a host of other social networks.  You see, I was never comfortable recommending a brand join a social network until I knew how it worked and how we could succeed.  I know a lot of people who like the “jump on the bandwagon” approach to new technology, but since it was usually up to me to execute these ideas I wanted to know everything I could before offering it as part of my content strategy.

I fell in love with Twitter almost immediately.  It propelled me down the rabbit hole to learn about every form of social media that was available.  After a month I no longer cared if these networks could bring me unique visitors.  All I wanted was to be a part of them. Continue reading

This Week’s Most Clicked Social Media Stories

9 Mar

I am a fan of scheduling posts via Twitter.  This does not mean that I’m not active on the site in real time, but I read a lot of articles.  Quickly.  What I found was that a lot of my friends and followers were overwhelmed at the frequency of links. First I used Hootsuite to schedule a link every hour, and then I moved over to Bufferapp.  In addition to the scheduling, both of these apps offer analytics about what links performed the best.  This week, my followers loved these links.  Hope you do too. Continue reading

Social Media Is Not Your Journal

2 Nov

Mead NotebookDear Twitter,
Today I came in to work seriously late. I didn’t get the response I wanted on a project so I took a long lunch at the local bar where I had 3 DRINKS! OMFG I FEEL SO DRUNK RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE A MEETING TO ATTEND!

There’s so much wrong with that tweet, besides the fact that’s it’s over 140 characters. Lately I have noticed that my streams on Facebook and Twitter have been an invasion of TMI and deeply personal thoughts.  There are a number of individuals that I expect this from, but when you take to Twitter to announce your health status or what really happened during your day, you open yourself to significant damage. Continue reading

How To Deal With Twitter Slander

16 Feb

I signed on to my Twitter account over the weekend to be confronted with this message:

unfollow twitter message

This is not the first time I’ve seen a message that called me out for unfollowing someone.  The first time it happened I was immediately ashamed and quickly refollowed the person.  The next time I tried to defend myself by pointing out that I had never engaged in a conversation with the person.  We then spoke more in 1 minute than we had the entire time I had followed his account. This time, it seems, I have been auto-dissed which must be the Twitter equivalent of breaking up with someone over a post-it note. Continue reading

How To Turn Your Facebook Stream Into Traffic

4 Oct

Have you ever looked at your news feed on Facebook and wondered “How can I turn all of this activity into traffic for my site?” Well, you can stop worrying because I’ve got a quick and easy way for you to inject your content into any conversation you’re having on Facebook. Take a look at the example below:

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