Social Media Is Not A Dumping Ground

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Over the course of the past couple weeks I have been approached by a few people to help them grow their businesses. Bloggers specifically need to realize that social media is all about interacting.  If your goal is to grow a business, it is never ok to dump blog posts onto a social media platform […]

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Meet Jason Smith of Dream Dirt: An Iowan Utilizing Social Media Day In And Day Out

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When I hopped on the Twitter train several years ago, I looked for Iowa folks to connect with. I will admit, that in 2009, it was hard to find Iowans on Twitter.  And my own first tweet was pathetic! It is clear that I had no clue what Twitter was and what the proper terms […]

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Connections Are Vital To Growing a Successful Business

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All because of blogging, Social Connections, LLC came about. My passion for connecting others and helping businesses grow is what I love to do. After all, who doesn’t like to be a part of something grand, right? I know I sure do!   I have met many leaders in the blogging industry over the past […]

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Your Kids And Online Safety

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Each day I hear someone say, “I really don’t know how to handle this.” What makes my head turn is the fact that this person is referring to the internet and social media. The internet is a part of our lives and it is not going anywhere. We all need to step up to the […]

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Building A Community Through Social Media

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  Have you ever been a part of a community through Social Media? Here in North Iowa we are making things happen when it comes to Social Media. Several people from all across North Iowa gather once a month to chat about all things Social Media. June of 2013, I took the plunge and decided […]

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Creating The “Buzz” In North Iowa: How To Run A Successful Facebook Contest & More

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Contests are a popular way for businesses to bring awareness to their products. Facebook and other social media platforms have rules that many do not know exist. It’s important to be smart when you use social media to promote your business. On June 17, 2014, you have the opportunity to learn more about using social […]

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Facebook Groups: Why They Matter

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If you are like me, you often find yourself in a Facebook group and wonder why you are there. Well, take a glance through the last five threads and analyze the status updates. If you find relevant information there, you need to stay in the group. If you don’t, you will want to ask yourself, […]

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New To Twitter? Symbols and Abbreviations You Should Know About

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Twitter seems to be where people are flocking to, when it comes to social media platforms. It’s also  interesting how Twitter has evolved. Four or five years ago people rolled their eyes when I said I was on Twitter. Today they are saying, “Will you show me how to use Twitter?” It’s a good thing, […]

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Tips From The Best Of The Best On Being Safe Online

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I recently spent a week-end in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded with some of the best of the best when it comes to keeping all of us safe online. The community of St. Augustine is blessed to be home to CES (Community Empowerment Series). I wondered if I would come home thinking, ” Should I go offline?” Well, […]

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Creating “Buzz” In Social Media: May 20th, 2014 (1-4 P.M.)

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Creating “Buzz” In Social Media is coming to Mason City on May 20th! We are bringing together three of North Iowa’s finest presenters for a one day event. Social Media is changing how we all interact. We have put together fun topics to motivate, inspire, and challenge you in your day to day use of Social […]

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