The Rainbow of Social Media Emotions Jul 02, 2019

…and what to do with them.

RED
If you’re seeing red because you’ve just been criticized online, take a deep breath. Don’t respond in the moment when emotions are high. Put...

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Quick tips for when you’re stuck 👇 Jul 01, 2019

Yesterday I was completely stuck on what to write for this post. I kept scrolling through my list of ideas. I had exhausted most of them and hated the rest.

In desperation, I opened up a new...

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Driving Traffic Jul 01, 2019

How to get people from Instagram to your website:

Instagram is not inherently a traffic-driving platform like Facebook or Pinterest, so you need to be much more strategic to get people from...

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Sounding Sales-y Jun 27, 2019

How do I promote on social without sounding sales-y?

A few tips:

  • Use full sentences an actual human would say.
  • Take the stance of an invitation rather than a fear tactic.
  • Don’t type words...
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How to Get More Followers Who Actually Engage With Your Posts Jun 26, 2019
  • Post something that inspires them.
  • Post something that makes them laugh.
  • Post something that helps them out in their everyday life.
  • Post something that a smart person said.
  • Post something smart...
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Visible Posts Jun 25, 2019

How do I get my posts to always appear for my followers?

This was a question one of the the hope*writers asked me. 

The quick answer:

You can’t.

A (hopefully) more helpful...

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Stories vs. Posts: A Comparison Jun 24, 2019

Posts: Image + caption 
Stories: Images with words or gifs on them, or videos that last 15 seconds each

Posts: Forever (unless deleted)
Stories: Temporary (shown for 24 hours)

Posts: Buttoned-up...

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Hearing Crickets On Social? Jun 20, 2019

Feeling like you’re bearing your heart and soul in each and every post but not getting any response in return is the absolute WORST part about starting out on social media!

Unfortunately I...

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Engagement Jun 18, 2019

Engaging social media posts don’t just happen. They take time. 

Today me and the hope*writers got to hear from Facebook ad expert Amanda Bond, @theadstrategist. I was...

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3 Ways to Find Good Hashtags Jun 17, 2019

Anywhere from 10-30% of the interactions on my posts come from the hashtags I use at the end of each post. You’re allowed 30 tags on each post, but not all hashtags are created equal. Some...

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Parked Car Jun 14, 2019

You can’t steer a parked car.

Kendra Brodin said this to me today. She’s a super smart fellow member of hope*writers.

We were talking about the direction of her speaking and...

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Minimalist Photography Jun 14, 2019

I saw an article the other day that called minimalist photography a “trend” and I have a theory why it’s become popular:

We’re all walking around with these little screens...

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