3 Silly Reasons To Quit Social Media

This is just so silly it’s fun: the 3 Reasons You Should Quit Social Media In 2013 are, according to a Forbes.com post over the weekend:  It harms your self esteem. Your blood pressure will thank you. Online is no substitute for offline. Two of these are just fun — bad research, obviously — and one just Read more about 3 Silly Reasons To Quit Social Media[…]

Social Media Action Plan

(Note: This is taken almost entirely from the Industry Word blog on the SBA Community site where I first posted how to make a social media business plan. I like social media action plan better, though, because too many people mistake the phrase ‘business plan’ for a static document that is hard to do and gets forgotten. Read more about Social Media Action Plan[…]

7 Easy Steps To Make A Simple Twitter Profile Page

This particular one — 7 Easy Steps To Make A Simple Twitter Profile Page is three years old but still easy to follow and useful. And it keeps its promise, giving us, literally, seven easy steps. So I’m recommending it here.   As an aside, I like this writing: They used their logo and then coordinated their Read more about 7 Easy Steps To Make A Simple Twitter Profile Page[…]

7 Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners

Stephanie Miles has seven good tips on social media for small business owners, posted over at Street Fight, as 7 Social Media Strategies for Small Business Owners. Who cares that they’re more tips than strategies? Not me. As long as they’re useful. Here’s a summarized version of her list (although comments are mine): Start measuring immediately. Read more about 7 Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners[…]

5 Social Media Marketing Myths Debunked

Excellent! Read Evanne Schmarder’s 5 Social Media Marketing Myths: Busted on the Huffington Post yesterday: Myth 1: Social media marketing is free. Yes and no. It’s true that you can sign up and create a profile on popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, and Pinterest for free. However, a monetary value must be Read more about 5 Social Media Marketing Myths Debunked[…]

5 Steps for Dealing with Social Media Malice

Let’s say you’re involved in social media for your business and you’re the victim of a social-media attack. Somebody you don’t really know singles you out because he’s mad at your company, or had a bad day, or whatever; and launches an attack out of the blue, mentions you and the company you work for, Read more about 5 Steps for Dealing with Social Media Malice[…]