Living a Life Jul 12, 2019

For your weekend, I offer these words from poet Mary Oliver:

Instructions for living a life:

  • Pay attention.
  • Be astonished.
  • Tell about it.

I can think of no wiser words for social media, for being...

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How to stop those mindless scroll sessions ๐Ÿ‘‡ Jul 11, 2019

Last post I talked about the dopamine loop of social media. Our brains literally send out little happy-feeling chemicals – called dopamine – when we get positive feedback on...

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Stay Off Dope! Jul 09, 2019

I’m a child of the 80’s. The measure of success for a parent in the ‘80s was keeping your kid off dope. 

As a kid I had no idea what dope really was or what it would look...

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Tough Love Jul 03, 2019

Can I give you a little tough love today?

Getting more followers will not make you happier.

Read that again slowly. Let it sink in:

Getting more followers will not make you happier.

Getting more...

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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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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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Quick tips for when youโ€™re stuck ๐Ÿ‘‡ 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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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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