The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
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Learn the pros and cons for Facebook’s new Timeline for Pages.
In case you missed it, Facebook introduced Timeline for Fan Pages on February 29th. This announcement included some major changes to the look and feel of Fan Pages. The format will be similar to Timeline for personal pages, including a cover photo at the top of the Page. Also similarly, the main section of the page will be divided into two columns, representing the passage of time. Here are just a few of the Pros and Cons you can expect when Timeline for Fan Pages rolls ... Continue Reading
Learn more about Pinterest and why you should be pinning.
Every now and again a new online craze seems to come out of nowhere and grab a hold of us. First it was Facebook and Myspace, then Twitter, and now we have Pinterest. Pinterest is more than just an online social media outlet - it is a virtual pin board that has turned into quite the phenomenon declaring Pin-aholics everywhere. (We even have boards set up for Social Moms). Pinterest gives you the ability to "pin" any and every photo/image you want, by saving and organizing all your favorites ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
Learn more about today’s social moms and what’s important to women who are active in social media.
A few weeks back, SocialMoms.com and The Lipstick Economy conducted a survey of its members, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers. The goal was to learn more about what’s important to women who are active in social media: the tools they use, where they spend their time, how they view their social media activities, and what’s most important to them. In a finding that should shock nobody on SocialMoms.com, more than half of the moms surveyed -- 51% -- said a full night’s sleep was the ... Continue Reading
Learn how to plan for, build, and cultivate your Twitter following.
Like other social media tools, acquiring and retaining Twitter followers requires a strategy and ongoing effort. When you start a garden you need to first plan your patch and then sow your seeds to eventually produce plants and produce. The same goes for growing your Twitter presence. You need to plan, evaluate your goals, and plant your seeds of effort. Once your garden of Twitter followers germinates and grows, remember not to neglect it. Here’s How: Establishing Your ... Continue Reading
With f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements and innovations.
With its annual developers conference, f8, just around the corner, Facebook introduces major enhancements that are sure to capture the attention of fellow industry giants: Google, Twitter and Blackberry. In the past week, Facebook has released several major innovations, positioning the company to become more than just another website on the internet. To help you stay up-to-date on these social media changes, here are some of the news items that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook has ... Continue Reading
Learn the best web tools for analyzing your blog and social media outreach.
There is tons of advice available out there for those new to blogging and social media – how to come up with post ideas, where to get free graphics, the top ten best things to do, the top ten mistakes everyone makes. But, whether you’re new to Blogland or a seasoned pro, we all end up with the same question: How am I doing? Some professions are easy to label successful or unsuccessful, but it's a bit more complicated with blogging. For many of us, a successful blogger is someone who has ... Continue Reading
Use the Internet to get the same travel deals and savings as the locals, no matter how near or far your destination.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a best friend in every top travel vacation destination? Someone who could take you to their favorite places, the ones that never make it in to a guidebook so you could travel like a local? The Internet can connect you with local flavor before your trip and after you arrive so you can act like a local, no matter where you are headed. Here are a few places you can look to find the best deals, restaurants, and attractions. Newspapers The local paper has ... Continue Reading