Tag: social media goals

5 Simple Steps to Setting Social Media Goals

5-simple-steps-for-social-media-goals-in-2011When I was younger I used to make myself multiple  lists of new years resolutions. I never kept a single one. Ever. It wasn’t because I didn’t try, it was because I would give myself impossible goals to reach.

Not only that, but half the time I had no idea what exactly my goal meant. Save more money? That sounds simple, but really that goal doesn’t just involve eating out less, it’s also includes taking the time to keep track of money, figuring out where I’m spending that I can cut back on, etc. A better new years resolution would have been: track my spending using Quicken.…

Social Media Sharing is Caring

social-media-sharing-is-caringI apologize for my lack of post on Monday.  It’s the first time I’ve missed a regular posting date in six months, and it felt bad.  However, the end of the year is always hectic, and trying to finish up a ton of projects has left me with little time or energy to write posts for my own site.

I’m also in the process of trying to get a portfolio of some of my past work added to my site.  Now that I’ve completed a lot of projects that I’m really proud of, it’s time to start showing off.

So please excuse the absence of post Monday, and basically today as well, while I focus on getting my clients the quality work they deserve, and work to update my own site.…

Top 5 Areas To Concentrate Your Social Media Time and Efforts

I mentioned in Monday’s relationship challenge post that I attended a wedding last weekend and learned two lessons I would be sharing with you. The first was a reminder on how important relationships are. Today you get the second.

This is such a simple lesson but one I think we often overlook.

Hard work pays off.

That’s basically all there is to this lesson. My friend who got married, Mary, put her heart and soul into this wedding. For ten months she worked tirelessly to make this joyful event everything she ever wanted it to be. And in the end, it was more beautiful and loving than I think even she imagined it could be.…

The Social Media Relationship Challenge

I spent the weekend in upstate New York attending one of my favorite people in the world’s wedding. It was an absolutely beautiful affair, held in an old barn that has been standing since 1799. Coming from Chicago, where the biggest hill is the street curb, the scenery was a true and complete treat. Rolling hills covered with trees all succumbing to fall and changing from green to orange, red, and brown.

Ok, so what does this have to do with social media? There are two answers. The second you’ll get on Wednesday. But today we’re going to discuss relationships.

Being with so many wonderful friends reminded just how much relationships matter.…

Good News and Bad News

I’m going to start with the good news since I like to think of myself as a glass half full kinda gal.

So here is my good news: My Social Media Writing business is thriving!  I am beyond thrilled.  When I started this business two months ago I knew there was a huge demand for well-written social media content priced with small businesses in mind.  Apparently I was right (and apparently I’m not afraid to say it out loud). I have met so many amazing small businesses who are starting out in social media and need a bit of help.  It’s been amazing working with different people, learning as much as I can, and helping small businesses move from traditional marketing into social media marketing.…

How To Boost Your Karma With Free Bacon

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons:

  1. The bugs start dying (I abhor all insects)
  2. I can stop wearing sunscreen (I’m about as prone to a sunburn as HBO is to producing dramas about organized crime. Anyone watch Boardwalk Empire last night?)
  3. I love to wear boots (Fryes are my absolute favorite)
  4. My parents have an apple tree in their backyard so I get as many apples as I want (although I still have never actually baked with them, this year I intend to make a crisp)
  5. TV starts up again (this is the most important reason).

I have been a TV junkie since I was a kid.…

What Are Your Social Media Goals?

socia-media-goalsI’ve been thinking about goals lately. Which means you should be too. Why? Because if you don’t know what you’re striving for, how will you ever reach it?

So ask yourself why you are reading my blog. Is it because your goal is to start a blog in order to grow your customer base? Is it to start a blog because you want to have another medium in which to introduce new products? You need to know what you want. And you need to know your strengths and limits in order to make that happen. Are you incredibly creative but can’t write to get your point across to save your life?…