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Overcoming Social Media Hurdles: MyBlogU Interview

Overcoming Social Media Hurdles: MyBlogU Interview

Jan 12, 2015

When it comes to business, social media can be more of a struggle than many people may think. Sure, it is easy to post photos, updates, and news for your personal life. But, in business it is much different. You must create engaging Facebook posts, interesting or interactive Twitter tweets, and eye-catching Pinterest images all to further your business...

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Jul 23, 2014

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...

3 Easy Ways to Pay Attention to Your Connections

3 Easy Ways to Pay Attention to Your Connections

Apr 29, 2014

We spend a lot of time on social media networks – updating, sharing, liking, connecting. Once we have made our connections and work hard to continue to make more, we must remember to reconnect with those we have met and shared with along the way. It can be so easy to say, “Whew, I received X new Facebook Likes this week” or “I got X new Twitter...

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...

Think Your Business Emails Sound Professional – Really? Are You Sure?

Think Your Business Emails Sound Professional – Really? Are You Sure?

Feb 11, 2014

I bet that a lot of people are answering “yes” to this question. I also bet that a lot of people are incorrectly answering “yes” to this question. There are numerous articles out there about writing emails. There are articles on writing professional emails, what not to write in emails, tips for well-written emails, and the list goes on. The problem I...

The Next Chapter for Social Media Sun

The Next Chapter for Social Media Sun

Jun 4, 2013

When I started designing websites in 1998, there were very few tools to promote them and there were no resources available to learn how to use them effectively. You either had to figure out the unique ways to best promote your website through trial and error, or move on after finding out that nothing worked.   I reverse engineered methods that other people...

Create a Brand Name: Protect Your Investment

Create a Brand Name: Protect Your Investment

Dec 13, 2012

You can concentrate on the technology and marketing principles all you want, but a large part of digital marketing falls back on your unique branding that stems from basic choices you make during the development stages of your business. Your name, logo and other less controlled associations will play a part in public perception for the life of your business, so...

Holiday Spending and Digital Marketing 2012 [Infographic]

Holiday Spending and Digital Marketing 2012 [Infographic]

Nov 16, 2012

Even though it was 70 degrees outside this weekend, did you realize that you only have six more weekends to shop until Christmas? November 1st is the official start of the holiday shopping season, but things really start to pick up on November 23rd, which is Black Friday.   This year consumers will be making more online purchases and using technology in...

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