Did you just get yourself a shiny new iPad last month? If so, you may be wondering what apps are the best in helping you be productive. On my own iPad, I do a lot with photography. And of course there are the games and social media. But the iPad is not all fun and games. It is a valuable business tool. I use my iPad for keeping up with email, composing documents, signing contracts, and much, much, more. Here are my favorite apps for keeping up with business while on the go. Evernote: I am ... Continue Reading
These are some of the best iPad apps available for keeping up with business while on the go.
Brand your blog, and build an engaged readership, with these tips.
You have a URL, you have a site, now how to make the most of it? Building a brand is easier than you think. Your blog is the perfect platform to engage readers and build an audience. Here are the best tips to brand your blog successfully: Find your Niche Your blog should have a core focus. It's okay to dabble in a few different directions, but make sure it revolves around your main topic. Write about what you love and what keeps you interested. Commit and make it personable. You don't have to ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is PopCosmo – a great place for fashion trends, local deets, and more!
Congratulations to PopCosmo: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Looking for a fun site for you and your teen daughter to learn the scoop about your city, get fashion advice, and learn the latest trends? PopCosmo is a perfect solution :) I recently chatted with Kim Gordon, co-founder of the blog: SM: What was your inspiration for starting your site? Our inspiration for starting the blog was our move to Louisville. We didn't know anyone in the area, so we turned to the internet to find ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to create great vlogging content.
Blogging and social media has expanded further than anyone could have imagined. We all know the power of the written word, but it may be time to start thinking about the power of the spoken and visual word. Many bloggers and social media enthusiasts have started to transition to vlogging, or creating videos, that they highlight on their blogs. Gone are the days of hiding behind the comfort of the glowing computer screen - and fast arriving are bloggers who have now given us a better view ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Little Tech Girl – where technology is as close as your browser.
Congratulations to Little Tech Girl: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She's also one of our contributors and we're happy to feature her as our blog of the week and chat about her website. SM: What was your inspiration for starting Little Tech Girl? I actually started my blog as a fluke. I was not out to start a blog at all. I had been ... Continue Reading
Back up your Google Blogger or Blogspot account with these simple steps.
In recent weeks I’ve talked to three women bloggers who actually had their Google Blogger or Blogspot accounts mysteriously disappear – possibly for policy violations or other unknown causes -- two of which were permanently deleted representing years of hard work. That’s not even to consider what might happen if a blog on this service is ever hacked – the aftermath could be disastrous to have to deal with. For sure, the Internet these days isn’t working like clockwork as it used ... Continue Reading
Tips for falling in love with your blog, and the reason you started blogging, again.
You dreamed about it, planned it, and finally created it. You wrote value-filled content weekly. You implemented social media marketing tactics and participated in social networking groups. You poured your heart and soul into it, and now it’s a reality. You created a killer blog. But now that the dream has become a reality, you’ve realized the sacrifices it involves (frequent writing, consistent marketing and regular interaction) and you’re beginning to wonder why you started your ... Continue Reading
Ten tips that make your blog reader friendly and easier to navigate.
As I look around the web and discover new sites, I make mental notes about things that should be standard on every blog. When I build blogs for clients, I send out a questionnaire which lists standard items included in the design. Here are the ten tips I use to make your blog more reader friendly, and easy to navigate: Navigation bar: Yes, this should be a given, but I was on a site recently that had no nav bar. The nav bar gives visitors easy access to visiting must have pages like the ... Continue Reading
Check out the changes coming to Google and Google Apps.
With the release of its Google+ a few months ago, Google created a new way for its customers to interact and network. With that major enhancement under its belt, Google has now introduced a new look and feel across all of its products. These tweaks will allow Google’s interfaces to be more consistent and streamlined, while providing greater ease of use. So What’s Changing? Gmail - The redesigned email is more clean and simple. It automatically adapts to any size window or you can ... Continue Reading
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is The ButterBottom Blog – Where Richard relates his tales as a stay-at-home-dad.
Congratulations to The ButterBottom Blog: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! While we typically feature Social MOMS blogs, this time I thought I'd feature a Social DAD. Because ultimately, we're all in this parenting space together. I enjoy follow Richard's thoughts and his great sense of humor. As he puts it, The ButterBottom blog is the blog that is strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. After years of working on Wall St. and babysitting big egos, he and his family moved to sunny ... Continue Reading