7 Reasons to Be Thankful for Social Media Nov 30, 2019

(Or at least why I am)

7) I’ve met and become legit friends with people all over the country (and even some around the world) by connecting social media.

6) I am inspired by what...

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Anxiety Nov 27, 2019

Are you causing your followers anxiety?

Food for thought this holiday week: Anxiety is caused by the unknown. People will hesitate to follow you if they’re unsure what will come across their...

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Separate Pages Nov 21, 2019

Question I got asked the most after speaking to a group of writers:

Do I need a separate page on social media to share my writing?

My answer: Yes

I understand how with any creative endeavor you...

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#onedayhh Nov 14, 2019

A day in the life of a social media manager // As a fun way to get to know one another, I’m documenting my day hour-by-hour for @laura.tremaine‘s #onedayhh.

It’s kinda...

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Like Counts Nov 14, 2019

Can we calm down about the whole like count thing now?

In case you have no idea what I’m referring to:

Instagram announced it’s will not display the number of likes on user posts. My...

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Votes Nov 06, 2019

People cast their votes on your social media posts every day. They like, comment and share posts that affect them in some way.

Instagram uses those votes to determine how many and which people see...

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Selfies Nov 03, 2019

Never underestimate the power of a well-placed selfie in your social media posting.

I truly mean “power.” I say this from experience. Selfies get a ton of engagement on Instagram in...

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Yes, But… Nov 02, 2019

Whenever I tell people it’s possible to steadily grow a community on social media, I hear all kinds of “yes buts”:

Yes but:

Yes but self-promotion feels gross.
Yes but the...

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Takeaways Aug 27, 2019

100 posts by the numbers

  • 143 days (5x/week for roughly 20 weeks)
  • 22,000 words

I got comfortable depending upon the daily bread of creative inspiration. Not all of the posts were great, but I...

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Post 100 Aug 23, 2019

My one big takeaway for you:

My #the100dayproject was to encourage you, fellow creators, to share your work online and do it confidently.

Social media is a tool and a blessing we’ve...

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Close The Gap Aug 21, 2019

It’s not your fault. You just have good taste.

As I’m winding down this series, I’ve begun to think about the challenges in creating a body of work. Being a beginner is hard. When...

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What Do I Put in My Instagram Profile? Aug 20, 2019

Simply put: Tell them what you’re going to do for them.

I know this is counter-intuitive because it’s YOUR account, but people follow you for what they can glean from your posts....

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