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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...

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...

You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

Sep 17, 2014

You have done everything by the book. You started your blog, you wrote quality content, and you shared your posts on your social media networks. Then you stayed consistent by posting regularly, you researched other blogs similar to yours and stayed up on the trends, and you read articles about how to drive more traffic to your site. You updated your site with...

7 Social Media Tricks You Can Learn From Your Dog

7 Social Media Tricks You Can Learn From Your Dog

Aug 11, 2014

It may sound silly at first, but there really are some great tricks about social media networking and marketing that we can learn from our furry friends. #1 Basic Needs Every dog has very basic needs that are required for them to survive. Food, water, even treats – these are all items that a dog needs. In the same sense, your social media sites have basic...

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...

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Content and Social Media Marketing Newbies

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Content and Social Media Marketing Newbies

Jan 16, 2014

When I finally decided to succumb to the title of Freelance Writer a couple of years ago, I opened the door to a whole new world for myself – marketing. Content marketing and social media marketing were not things that I was familiar with up until that point. Most of my writing was done for me – poems, memoirs, fiction – until I decided to give Web...

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Nov 26, 2012

A great way to increase your blog viewership and also boost your search engine ranking is to begin guest blogging on other websites and blogs. When a good writer submits a high quality post to a popular blog, it’s a win-win situation. However, since guest blogging is one of the only ways to guarantee backlinks, the guest blogging community (like many other...

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...

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