Social Media

Update on 40 Posts of Lent

We are nearly halfway through Lent so that means I'm almost halfway through 40 Posts of Lent. It's actually 80 Posts because I'm posting on 2 business pages each day, 1 for a client and 1 for a non-client. I'm also copying those posts to LinkedIn and Google+ where I post on my personal profile, my business page and in a Google Community I created for local businesses. I will post more information on Google+ and the Community in the coming weeks. I always use the hashtags #40postsoflent, #promotelocalbiz and #websbywagner. See the bottom of the full article for a listing of business postings.

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40 Posts of Lent

As you probably know, tomorrow, March 5 is the beginning of Lent. At church this past Sunday we were given a sheet of paper with information about Lent and some suggestions for things to do or not do (the traditional 'giving-up' things) from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. In the Almsgiving section, one item in particular caught my eye. 'I will leave an encouraging or positive comment on a different Facebook page each day of Lent.'

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May I Share My Social Media 'Secrets' With You?

I’d like to say I came up with this article’s subject on my own, but sometimes it takes a fellow blogger’s post to catch my eye and give me inspiration. I’ve known Michelle Schaefer since I took part in the 31 Days Blog Challenge she co-hosted with Lisbeth Tanz last summer. I’ve been connected with her on Facebook and reading her blog ever since and I’ve made other new connections because of Michelle. Check out Michelle’s new Blog Challenge at Ultimate Blog Challenge. This time she has teamed up with Michele Scism.

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Do You Need Help With Your Social Media Goals, Plan & Strategy?

It’s great to get feedback on blog posts as I did on my last post about consistency, perseverance, and patience in social media. It was great because it gave me ideas for more posts, including this one. It’s also a great way to meet new people. checklist

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There is No Magic Potion – Social Media Takes Consistency, Perseverance, and Patience

I often talk to business owners who think they will setup a Facebook or LinkedIn account and will immediately have several hundred connections. Unfortunately, it usually doesn’t work that way. Don’t believe the self-proclaimed ‘experts’ who say they can tell you how to get 10,000 raving fans overnight. It takes consistency, perseverance, and patience. There is no magic potion!

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Save Web Articles with Evernote if You Don't Have Time to Read Them

A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about RSS, What is RSS and How Can It Help You? Check out that article for the answer to that question.

As a follow-up to that article, writing about Evernote seems to be the next logical topic. I don't remember how I found Evernote but I'm guessing I read an article or blog post about it somewhere. I know there are other programs out there that are similar to Evernote and I'm not saying Evernote is better or worse than any of them. The purpose of this article is to let you know what a handy tool Evernote is for me. Perhaps you will find it useful too.

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Move Over SEO – the New Kid On the Block is SMO

What is SMO you ask? Social Media Optimization. If you haven’t heard the name or acronym yet, you will soon and you will hear it often. SMO simply means your social media accounts are optimized so you will be found within those sites as well as by search engines. For example, if you complete your LinkedIn profile and use your keywords and phrases within it, a potential client, customer, business partner, or job recruiter will find you if they use LinkedIn’s search.

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Social Media Classes for the Newbie – Plymouth, WI

This is a very exciting time — Beginner Level Classes are now set! I’ve been planning this for several months now so now that it’s almost here, it feels like Christmas. I hope when they are over, I won’t feel that huge let-down like I used to feel when my kids were little and Christmas was over. I don’t think that will happen because 2 weeks later Christmas will actually be here and although it’s not like when I had 4 little ones in the house, it’s still Christmas and it’s always special.

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Do You Engage In Political and Religious Speak on Social Media Sites?

This is a follow-up to my last post – 7 Simple Steps to Make Facebook Safe & Customer Friendly. Point number 6 from that post, Avoid Being Too Political, is really a topic of its own.

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Social Media's Impact on Training & Education

Yesterday I attended Social Media’s Impact on Training & Education sponsored by Milwaukee Education & Training Organization held at the Manpower Offices in downtown Milwaukee.

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Rolling Out Social Media Networking Services

As you know from reading my blog, I have been working hard, learning tons, and gaining experience with this Social Media Marketing/Networking ‘stuff’ for the last several months. I’m really enjoying ‘meeting’ so many new people. It amazes me more and more every day how many people are out there in the land of the social web and are willing to help. The new challenges have been exciting as well. I’ll never walk away from a good challenge!

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Social Media: Is It Worth It?

I’d like to say I came up with this article’s subject on my own, but sometimes it takes a fellow blogger’s post to catch my eye and give me inspiration. I’ve known Michelle Schaefer since I took part in the 31 Days Blog Challenge she co-hosted with Lisbeth Tanz last summer. I’ve been connected with her on Facebook and reading her blog ever since and I’ve made other new connections because of Michelle. Check out Michelle’s new Blog Challenge at Ultimate Blog Challenge. This time she has teamed up with Michele Scism.

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BNI's Founder Ivan Misner Gives Advice About Social Media

I was not surprised to see an article about social media from Ivan Misner in his monthly SuccessNet email. I skimmed through it immediately with intentions of getting back to it soon. If your definition of ‘soon’ is 2 1/2 weeks, then I did good!

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Time Management Tips Video from Brian Tracy

No matter how organized you think you are, you'll probably pick up a tip or two from this short video. But please, no frogs for breakfast!

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My Take on Social Media Examiner's — Top 5 Social Media Myths Debunked

I found this article extremely relevant today considering some of these questions and fears came up yesterday during my Linkedin and Twitter presentation. So I want to acknowledge Peter Wylie’s great post and pull out a few of the myths and comment on them. The complete post is linked below.

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