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
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Learn how to find and join a wealth of Twitter parties.
As new users continue signing on to Twitter and the total tweets per day escalates, more companies are beginning to see the value of Twitter parties to build brand awareness among their targeted audiences. In fact, judging from the growing number of tweets I’ve seen on lately, I’d say Twitter parties seem to be increasing in popularity. If you haven’t had the chance to experience a Twitter party yet, it might be that you just don’t have the time and/or desire to attend any. More ... Continue Reading
Steve Jobs death left many reeling, here is our tribute to his life and how people have been dealing with the news.
Preface: Steve and I go way back. No, I never met him face to face. But I’m just one year younger than he and I have owned a long list of Apple products since the 1980s so I feel particularly connected. This tribute is dedicated to the man who inspired millions on every continent during his short but very full life. Social media activity after the death of Steve Jobs has been unprecedented. At no time else in recent memory has there been such a flood of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other ... 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
Several social media updates were announced this past week. Here are a few that caught Social Moms’ attention.
With social media updates from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foursquare, this past week was a big week in social media. Here are the developments that caught Social Moms’ attention: Facebook Following its f8 developers conference last week, Facebook hit a major milestone and rolled out several new features. Facebook has now surpassed 800 million active users with another 350 million people using Facebook via a mobile device. With this achievement under its belt, the industry giant has ... 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 this Twitter checklist to help you reach and engage potential customers or friends.
Whether you are a blogger, work at home mom, or just a social media enthusiast, Twitter offers a great way for you to reach and engage potential customers or friends. Using this medium, you can easily follow and be followed by thousands of users over time. By building a Twitter following, you are able to create a certain level of intimacy by connecting with people regularly. This communication platform also provides an avenue for you to build an awareness of your product, service, or ... 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