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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...

Top 7 Tips for Humanizing Your Brand

Top 7 Tips for Humanizing Your Brand

Dec 3, 2012

Not everyone needs to be on social media. There, I said it. I know that sounds strange coming from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes social for a living, but doing social wrong is worse than avoiding it altogether.   So why would I oppose everyone and their dog being on social? Because too many are doing it for the wrong reasons; in most cases,  just...

The Biggest Problem With Inbound Marketing Blogs Today

The Biggest Problem With Inbound Marketing Blogs Today

Nov 16, 2012

There are thousands of inbound marketing blogs on the Internet today. Some are targeted to marketing professionals on Fifth Avenue, and some are written for bloggers trying to make some extra income from home.   Bloggers go into detail about how to get more Facebook fans, how to respond to blog comments, how to optimize your posts for search, and numerous...

5 Design Communities Every Developer Should Know About

5 Design Communities Every Developer Should Know About

Oct 31, 2012

Are you a web designer looking to share your work and network with other developers? Web design and graphic design is a growing industry that evolves quickly. Staying up to date on the latest trends and best practices is crucial for all professional designers if they want to be considered relevant.   Joining a dedicated community is one of the best ways to...

#SMSchat 1 – Facebook Friends featuring Mari Smith 10-18-2012

#SMSchat 1 – Facebook Friends featuring Mari Smith 10-18-2012

Oct 21, 2012

[View the story “#SMSchat 1 – Mari Smith 10/18/2012” on Storify] #SMSchat 1 – Mari Smith 10/18/2012 Social Media Sun’s inaugural #SMSchat Twitter Chat, with special guest Mari Smith. The theme was Facebook, and the chat was a total success! Everyone enjoyed the chat, and Mari shared a lot of valuable information! Storified by Adam...

Why People Are Not Engaging With Your Brand

Why People Are Not Engaging With Your Brand

Oct 15, 2012

The success of your blog rests on a lot of different variables. Your writing, your marketing, the site layout and design, features, and the branding all contribute to your overall product. There are hundreds of quality writers out there, and if you have enough money you can buy a great design or the marketing to go along with it. Often the popularity of a blog...

5 Reasons I Intentionally Follow Less on Twitter

5 Reasons I Intentionally Follow Less on Twitter

Oct 5, 2012

I’ve been active on the major social media platforms for roughly a year and a half, and I’ve already discovered the wisdom in quality over quantity–particularly on Twitter. If I followed rookie protocol, I could easily increase my number of followers, but I’ve followed intentionally instead of freely. I’m currently sitting happy...

Burning Houses, Building Bridges and The Biggest Secret to Success

Burning Houses, Building Bridges and The Biggest Secret to Success

Sep 14, 2012

Earlier this week I came home to find smoke seeping through the cracks around my back door. I went around to the front door and my fears were realized when I found that the house was full of rancid smoke. I called 911, and the paced around in the yard like a lost idiot for about 20 minutes waiting on the fire department to arrive.   Soon several fire trucks...

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