How to Add Your Twitter Handle To Your Tweet

Do you know how to add your Twitter handle to your tweet when you (or others) share your blog post? Do you know why you should? Do you see the share buttons at the top of this post? If you click on the Twitter button, you'll notice that it tweets out the title of my post, a link to my post and my Twitter handle (via @ellenblogs). I have it set up this way so that I can interact with readers who tweet my posts. The @ellenblogs on Twitter sends me … [Read more...]

How to Create a Unique Brand Look on Pinterest

As a blogger, one of the questions I've wondered is how to create a unique brand. There are a lot of bloggers out there. Even if you narrow down the field to bloggers in my particular niche that are about the same size I am, there are still a lot of bloggers out there. How do I stand out from the rest? How can I be better seen in the sea of bloggers out there? One of the ways is by learning how to create a unique brand on Pinterest. How to … [Read more...]

How to Use Facebook Notifications to Stay Organized

Do you know how to use Facebook notifications to stay organized? It works. I promise. I juggle a lot of different responsibilities as part of my blogging and freelance work. Staying on top of it all can be a definite challenge. I like to use automation and technology as much as I can to stay organized. How to Use Facebook Notifications to Stay Organized I'm sure we all know someone on Facebook that we can tag with a question, and they … [Read more...]

Tips for Making a Pinnable Collage

These tips for making a pinnable collage will help draw more traffic to your blog. Pinterest can be an amazing source of traffic for your blog posts if you have a good pinnable image. Because Pinterest is such a visual social media channel, the image is usually what draws people in and causes them to repin or click through to your site. Tips for Making a Pinnable Collage These are the tips for making a pinnable collage that work the best … [Read more...]

How to Get the New Stumbleupon To Work

It's no secret that I love Stumbleupon. It can be an amazing source of traffic if someone knowledgeable discovers and shares your post. Or, it can kill a post if someone who doesn't know what they're doing discovers it. Once you know how to get the new Stumbleupon to work like the old, you can get started. How to Get the New Stumbleupon To Work Like any other social network, Stumbleupon changes how they work occasionally. You used to be … [Read more...]

How to Size a Facebook Photo

Sharing posts on Facebook can be a great way to entice new readers to your blog. But, there are definitely challenges that go along with sharing to Facebook. One of most frustrating things is getting a photo that looks right on Facebook. Learning how to size a Facebook photo will help. How to Size a Facebook Photo There are so many different things to think about when choosing the best photograph. Different social media sites prefer different … [Read more...]

Social Media Overload by Corey Perlman

As a business person, I'm always looking for ways to step up my game online. Getting noticed is the name of the game and there are so many different places to be noticed that it's hard to keep up some days.  When I saw the title of this book, Social Media Overload, I figured this is the book for me. Product provided. Social Media Overload by Corey Perlman One of the first things that the author asks you to consider is "Do you need to be on … [Read more...]

How to Create a List on Twitter for Leads

Creating a good list of leads to work from can be an invaluable part of pitching prospective clients. You don't want to pitch just anyone. You want to make sure that they have an interest in what you have to offer. If you're a blogger, you want to make sure that their product fits your blog. If you're a brand, you want to make sure that their blog and their style fits your product. You do this in part by monitoring what they tweet about. How … [Read more...]

How to Enable Twitter Cards

I like pictures. I'm a very visual person so they do a lot to help me decide whether or not I want to click on a link. Unfortunately, when it comes to Twitter, adding an image to your tweet can use up valuable characters that I'd rather use for my message or those required hashtags. How to Enable Twitter Cards Thankfully, there is a way that you can have an image in your tweet without uploading it  via Twitter. Learning how to enable … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips | How to Post Instagram to Your Facebook Page

Finding blogging tips that make my day a little bit easier always makes my day. I love Instagram. I use it all the time to share photos of what's going on in my life with my friends and family. Because many of my photos are personal in nature, I have my Instagram settings to share my Instagram photos with my personal Facebook profile page and not my blog's Facebook fan page. Blogging Tips | How to Post Instagram to Your Facebook Page Of … [Read more...]