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Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Oct 2, 2017

Every mobile device has some sort of built-in calendar application and some have built-in task lists as well. Some of those are good and some are just okay. When it comes to really keeping track of tasks, events, and appointments that are crucial to your business or marketing plan, you need an app or combination of apps that you can rely on. You may need an...

How to Attract Guest Bloggers [Updated]

How to Attract Guest Bloggers [Updated]

Mar 9, 2017

Social Media Sun has been very fortunate in our campaign to attract qualified guest bloggers. I had always planned to fill some of our need for content with regular guests. There are many benefits to letting other bloggers contribute to your blog, and there can be many benefits for the contributor as well. It’s a way to bring in fresh ideas, it is slightly...

Guidelines for Your Writers and Bloggers Please

Guidelines for Your Writers and Bloggers Please

Feb 9, 2015

If you contract or employ writers or bloggers it is always helpful to both parties if guidelines are created and shared from the beginning. This not only ensures that they know exactly what you want and expect, but that you get precisely what you need. A brief set of guidelines provided at the start can save you each a lot of time and aggravation as you continue...

3 C’s of Content Creation

3 C’s of Content Creation

Oct 14, 2014

Content creation takes place everywhere these days. There are more blogs, content sites, online magazines, and so much more that no one could ever count. The number would be astronomical! With creating content comes some basics that I see overlooked day in and day out. These are really simple things too! If you are publishing articles and posts online on a...

A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

Mar 17, 2014

If you are just starting a blog or not getting any visitor interaction, have you taken the time to make sure that your blog has all the right parts under the hood? Many sites available for setting up blogs, for example WordPress or Tumblr, have templates or plug-ins available that assist with making sure you have what you need. But, there are some sites out...

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Oct 9, 2012

In the late 1990s I began learning HTML code by reverse engineering the designs of other websites. I searched heavily for information and programs that were affordable to do graphic design with, and I struggled daily with uploading and configuring CGI scripts through an FTP client. Once everything came together, I had a feeling of accomplishment that hasn’t...

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

Oct 4, 2012

The WordPress and Blogger platforms were the catalyst for making blogging so accessible. With little to no experience, a user can create a destination that is customized, and ready for posting. If you want to spend the majority of your time on creating your blog content rather than having to deal with the technical issues, then a hosted blog service like...

Top 10 Funny Tumblr Blogs

Top 10 Funny Tumblr Blogs

Sep 4, 2012

If you’re not on Tumblr or at least enjoy browsing it from time to time, then you’re missing out on some great laughs. On March 26, Tumblr hit a huge milestone: 20 billion posts and a good majority of those are hilariously entertaining. Just heed this early warning: once you get started, you might lose yourself for a few hours. It’s hopelessly...

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