#hopewriterlife Writing Challenge Jan 04, 2020

Maybe you’ve taken an intentional (or, ahem, unintentional) break from social media over the holidays and now your brain is saying: Let’s pretend we’re bears and hibernate until...

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Let’s Talk About Pre-Made Content Calendars Dec 25, 2019

A pre-made 2020 content calendar will not solve all of your posting problems.

Do you know the ones I’m talking about? The ones where they tell you about a holiday you’ve never heard of...

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Stop Posting Dec 18, 2019

It’s okay to stop posting on social media.

If you have an online store, you may be in hyper drive right now. You may be posting daily because December is your Super Bowl. You may rely on this...

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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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