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How To Use Twitter Lists To Grow Your Blog

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: In my opinion, Twitter is hands-down the best blog-building tool out there, and every blogger should use it. Yes, it means you have to learn a new “thing,” and it’s best to create and follow a strategy to ease the learning curve and maximize your efforts. […]

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10 Tweets You Should Never Send

All types of people hang out on Twitter. You can observe personalities and behaviors that range from embarrassing and narcissistic to generous and sublime. It’s like eavesdropping on a thousand conversations at once. And it’s easy to pick out personalities from a few simple tweets, because true character shines through. Think of that next time […]

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3 Cheers For Twitter Hashtags! Or Not?

Social media experts say it’s a must to add Twitter hashtags to our tweets. Although I include author/writer and blog-specific tags once in a while, I’ve never really gotten into the habit of using them regularly, so I decided to research why they’re important and if they actually do boost my Twitter message mojo. Here’s […]

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How To Twitter: Tips For Newbies

You can’t have a conversation about social media without discussing the power of Twitter. Twitter is all about building a mutual, interactive network, and I can’t stress enough how important it is to cultivate a community on this awesome platform. But figuring out the basics - not to mention how to build and manage an account […]

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5 Tips To Optimize Your Facebook Page

Long ago I declared that 2012 would be the Year Of Facebook (FB) for me. Well, better late than never – I’m just now spending more time on the mother of all social media platforms. But here’s the problem: Facebook is a challenge, isn’t it? The functionality changes constantly, and it’s difficult to figure out […]

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Does Facebook Work For Authors?

I’ve met the most wonderful people on my self-publishing journey, and indie author Susan Salluce is one of them. In this guest post, she’s agreed to share her success with book promotion on Facebook, a platform I know little about. Enjoy! Ah, Facebook. Just take a minute and reflect on what that brings up for you. Fun? Time waster? […]

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How To Increase Blog Traffic And Gain Subscribers

Confession: I’ve worked really hard to build my blog since March 2011, and today I’m sharing numbers. After a year and a half of consistently publishing a new post weekly, my blog now averages 300-400 total page views on Tuesdays, the day after I post. My all-time high to date: 512 total page views the […]

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