The internet is a more and more visual place. We absorb information much quicker if it’s packaged in an image and good images that tell a story get shared more. Yes, you can buy stock images but if your own photography skills are up to the task your posts will be a lot more personal.(…)
Do you love quotes? Would you like to create your own awesome images with filters and Text? Then check out this Tool Tip: Since I started using Instagram I really enjoy creating my own images and sharing them online. There are many apps to add quotes and filters to Instagram but I was looking for(…)
Who doesn’t like a good challenge? My friend and fellow social media blogger Keri Jaehnig from Idea Girl Media passed me the torch of this blog tour by tagging me in her post Writing Process: My Risque, Revealing Blog Tour I sometimes jokingly refer to blogging as my hobby. Of course I am no hobby-blogger! I blog(…)
In today’s episode of 20minute.academy I make suggestions for what to say on Social Media channels. Almost every Social Media strategy client of mine has one question for me before we begin: ” I have nothing to say. What do I talk about” It is important to answer this question for an effective use of Social Media(…)
I almost had too much fun this weekend playing outdoors but I figure you are all waiting for my weekly post of the best online articles I found, curated and shared this week. Sometimes I wish I was a full time blogger - I had so much fun with the #Likeableblogs blogging challenge this week(…)
If you really didn’t care if someone saw what you wrote, you would use a journal and just write for yourself. Which is fine really - although I never succeeded in doing that - did you? Even if you are not planning to make money from your blog, blogging is much more fun if you(…)
I read a lot of blog posts every week. Most of them I find on my journey’s through the Social Media streams - often they are recommended by people I follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. Some are suggested to me by friends and some I seek out in searches. I read most of(…)
Did you miss me? I missed you and doing this weekly list of the best blog posts. As mentioned in the last one of these collections of articles I come across during my journey through the digital world I took a bit of a break.
My friend Cathryn Wellner has a wonderful blog called This Gives Me Hope where she is well on her way to post 1001 stories that give us hope. Today she posted a story that touched me on many different levels. The way the Melbourne Transit authority gets their message across is a great example how we can touch our audiences so much better if we create engaging and unique content.
Just before the end of this exciting year I remembered two of the most publicized predictions about new developments in digital media:
Video and Data Curation tools are going to make big waves in 2011
While video certainly continues to gain importance on web sites, blogs and Social Media I don’t see anything you would call an amazing game changer.
However I would like to take this opportunity to introduce some of my favourite data aggregation and curation tools.
We often struggle to keep track of the bits of information we find along the way. In the true spirit of Social Media we want to share the knowledge with as many others as we can. Sometimes we simply want to find these data bits at a later date.
Fact is: If you appear too little you lose followers because you have to earn our trust all over again. If you over-share (like I sometimes do) you may lose followers that are overwhelmed or “just not so much into you”
I was so fortunate to talk to Cathryn about blogging and Social Media on one late summer afternoon and would like to share the interview with you over the next couple of blog posts.
Many people struggle with the question: “What am I going to write about?” Hear what Cathryn Wellner a.k.a. @storyroute has to say about that: