Follow Me on Pinterest for Blogging Tips and Resources

Follow Me on Pinterest for Blogging Tips and Resources

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Am I on Pinterest? Of course I am! Who can resist that beautiful kaleidoscope of colors, graphics, and delicious imagery? I use Pinterest for business and play, as a wish list, reference tool, and sandbox when I feel like goofing off. If you're a regular pinner, you know how easy it is to get lost in la la land looking at pins. As a  curator of business content, one of  my favorite Pinterest boards that I refer to often is my "All About Blogging" board. If it sounds like the purpose of this board is self-explanatory, you are correct! The All About Blogging board has blogging tips, resources, and how-to's on all things relevant for bloggers. I blog for business and I use Pinterest for business, and this board supports my marketing efforts.…
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How to Create a Twitter List

How to Create a Twitter List

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Are you using Twitter lists to manage your Twitter timeline? When you’re actively using Twitter, consistently following and engaging new tweeps, your following will grow so large that it will become a challenge to manage.   What is a Twitter List? A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list. Note: Lists are used for reading Tweets only.* Twitter lists are the best, most effective way to isolate tweets from specific people.  Twitter gives you the easy ability to group people into specific lists, which you can refer to quickly to catch up with tweets you may have otherwise missed as…
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Top 10 Best Ways to Impact Your Blog’s SEO

Top 10 Best Ways to Impact Your Blog’s SEO

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If you want your blog to be found by people outside of your friends and family, you have to understand and apply a few blog SEO tips to get found by people who don't know you. But blogging is all about content right? Well, kind of. The structure of your blog, as well as the content, should work together to make SEO magic. [Tweet "The structure of your blog, as well as the content, should work together to make SEO magic."] In other words, your blog may have killer content, but if no one can find it in search, you won't be able to use it as a marketing machine. Make sure your blog stands out and works as an effective digital marketing  tool for your business. Top Ten Best Blog SEO Tips Your page title should be relevant,…
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I’m Stuck On A Deserted Island, Where’s My Coffee Cup?

I’m Stuck On A Deserted Island, Where’s My Coffee Cup?

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I've been exiled to a private island, with glorious animals, crystal clear blue water, and pink sandy beaches. Now what am I supposed to eat? Well, that's the question posed to me, courtesy of today's Just Blog It challenge. So, the five foods I must have on a deserted island are as follows: Cherries. Fresh cherries. Yummmm. Jasmine green tea already sweetened with natural sugar. Hot or cold, this is my favorite tea. I can't live without my tea. Coffee with extra cream and sugar - just in case you wanna bring me a cup of coffee, now you know how I drink it! I've been drinking it all my life, exile will not make me stop. Avocados. I've been on an avocado kick for several months now and it doesn't seem…
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Why Two Overachievers Launched Just Blog It

Why Two Overachievers Launched Just Blog It

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Why did we create Just Blog It?   Because we're overachievers! I'm supposed to be writing about why I joined the Just Blog It Challenge as today's writing prompt. However, since I'm a co-host/creator of Just Blog It, I'll explain why we created this ambitious challenge in the first place and how we're doing so far. The Story Behind Just Blog It As the saying goes, brilliant minds think alike! I guess that means me and my Just Blog It co-host Brandi Starr are pretty brilliant. Unbeknownst to us, we had both been thinking about creating a blog challenge for a while but just never got around to it. Enter us attending the same conference a few months ago, with no idea the other was going to be in the room. We get to talking, sharing some…
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Follow the Tweeter: These People Tweet Great Info

Follow the Tweeter: These People Tweet Great Info

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If you have read my earlier post on Twitter, you know Twitter is my favorite social media platform. With that in mind, I recommend a few people to follow on Twitter, and here's why you should follow each of them.   5 People You Should Follow On Twitter @MelissaOnline - she tweets all kinds of business resources and event info, especially for women entrepreneurs. You'll stay in the know AND know where to go when you follow Melissa. @EntMagazine - I've been a huge fan of Entrepreneur Magazine for as long as I remember.  My favorite business magazine tweets useful resources and articles for, you guessed it, entrepreneurs. @Inspire_US - they share the best inspirational quotes. @JimmyFallon - gotta have some fun right? Jimmy will add some comedy to your timeline! I…
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Why Twitter Is My Social Media Super Hero

Why Twitter Is My Social Media Super Hero

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Twitter is hands down my favorite social media platform. There is no contest, no close second. So why do I love Twitter so much? If you aren't regularly using Twitter for business, you will want to after reading this post. Just giving you a heads up.    Why Do I Love Twitter… Let Me Count The Ways   The Twitter feed moves faster than any of the other social media platforms, and my feed is always interesting. I can find conversations on the state of government affairs, the latest celebrity drama, and business tips in a blink of an eye. It's perfect for a fast reading skimmer like myself. Twitter is my number one research tool! It has become such a valuable resource for me that I search on Twitter for someone or something before I…
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I Like Myself and I Cannot Hide It

I Like Myself and I Cannot Hide It

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Today is Toot Your Horn Day at Just Blog It! We threw in this writing prompt for a specific reason: Most of us are excellent at being too critical of ourselves and are not so good at the opposite. Therefore, we challenged bloggers to share a favorite thing they like about themselves. Now me personally, I give myself kudos and hi-fives daily like I'm on a basketball court. So I had to pick just one thing, hmmm...  where do I begin. I guess one of my favorite things I love about myself is my ability to be a straight shooter and tell it like it is. I don’t do fluff and I am not a hype man (hip hop fans know what I mean). One of the phrases most prospective clients hear from me: "I don't do fluff-n-stuff." I…
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