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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Finding The Ideal Marketing Mix For Your Business

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    Marketing today is very complex. Folks still listen to the radio, they still read newspapers, and they are involved in social media. So, what’s a business owner to do when it comes to marketing? Is it possible to be in all of these places?  Each community is different and your audience is as […]

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People Or Gadgets?

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It’s no secret that I love social media and I know many of you do too. In today’s world we have a gazillion ways to communicate and social media opens up a whole new way of communicating. I still say that the number one way to communicate is through face to face communication. Wow! What […]

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Tips For Finding Sponsorship To Attend A Blog Conference

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You’ve decided you want to attend a blog conference and realize it may cost you a little more than your budget currently reflects. So, what should you do? Opt to forget about the blog conference or dig your heels in and find a way to go? If you want to grow your blog and/or your […]

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I Opened A Twitter Account, Now What?

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    This past week, I have crossed paths with several folks that have recently opened a Twitter account and are now asking, “What do I do now?” Here are three tips to help you engage on this fun social media platform. Remember, it’s all about those 140 Characters. Tweets should be short, sweet and […]

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The Great Debate: To Lie Or Not To Lie About Your Child’s Age On Social Media Platforms

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Social Media is changing how we all interact on a daily basis. What is mind boggling to me is how many kids I see out and about with smart phones. Now, I’m not talking about teenagers, I am talking about kids that are 8-12 years old. Most kids in this age group do not have […]

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Bloggers Are Professionals And Should Be Treated That Way

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If you are a blogger, you know that bloggers are often not taken seriously. Many people think that it’s OK to use the term “Mommy Blogger.” Well, let me educate you. 99.9% of bloggers that I personally know, do not appreciate being called a Mommy Blogger. Women spend a lot of time and money building […]

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