Posts Tagged“social media”

I love social media, don’t you? I’m being a bit of a smart-ass right now because honestly, it is equal parts everything good and ridiculous. Yes, RIDICULOUS. I met a lovely lady last week at a business function. We both were familiar with each via social media and had formed an entirely wrong impression of each other based on things we’d seen online. It was hilarious. It is not surprising, honestly. Your life as interpreted online is never accurate. You can’t judge your own life, let alone someone else’s by what they reveal through blogs or social media. I found an…

One of the biggest challenges I’ve had in my professional life is the struggle with social media images. As savvy as I might be online, is as challenged as I am when it comes to graphics and graphic design. (Oh how I wish I had the gift of talent in that field, but alas, I do not.) If you are ‘graphically challenged’ like myself then you will really appreciate this new tool I came across called the Social Media Image Maker by Autre Planete. I don’t know of two social networks that share the same image resolution or size specs…

My have the past two weeks been a whirlwind! I almost don’t know where to begin… Last week I was invited by Coca-Cola to be a guest for the “Conversations With Coca-Cola”  conference for social media moms in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was a true honor and an invaluable experience.   Katherine Stone, founder and editor of PostpartumProgress.com, lead our first day of events with session on building and engaging your social media platform. In it we learned about her personal evolution and eventual expansion into other online spaces. She talked of identifying your personal brand, claiming it and building upon it. (I…

BlogHer 2010 was NOTHING like I expected. Which confuses me.  And makes it hard to wrap my head around. Let me start this post saying that I am a BlogHer newbie.  A veritable baby in a sea of blog conference experts.  Now, you must know that I stalked BlogHer online last year.  Truly. I read all of the tweets.  I visited all of the posts and I camped out on the Flickr stream.  So I had an idea of what to expect. My ideas were wrong. Being a self-help kind of girl, I expected BlogHer to be centered around education…

Not that I am cheating on you, but I have a confession to make… I’ve been spending time on other blogs lately.  Gasp! I know, I know. Shameful. But in an effort to be truly forthcoming and totally honest and thus beg your forgiveness, I thought that I would offer up some links to my other lovers blogs: My Body Is Capable – A post on the love/hate relationship I have with my body. As part of a series on the fabulous Melanie Spring’s blog. Friendship On The Interwebz – For my pal @marymac who is going through a family…

When it comes to social media marketing and engagement, I am in an interesting situation.  I am fortunate to be straddling the line between blogger and business owner. As a blogger, I have been blessed by many relationships with businesses looking to spread the word about their product or service to others.  As a social media marketer I am fortunate to be able to see first-hand best practices and WORST practices at work.  Being on the receiving end of many campaigns has given me an interesting perspective, indeed. I know from experience that some of the readers of this blog…

I’ve worked in the public relations, marketing, and event planning fields for over 15 years. Hard to believe, actually. Anyway, as such, I am constantly fascinated by the industry and how it is embracing technology. (Or not.)  One of the more interesting things that I have discovered is WalMart and it’s 11 Moms campaign. As a marketing professional, I think it is real and genuine.  As a mom blogger myself, I think it is brilliant.  I applaud them for their efforts.  Moms are a powerful online force. (Just ask Motrin.) These ladies are smart, savvy and unique.  If you haven’t…