How to follow a hashtag

How to follow a hashtag

Next week I’ll he heading out to LA for a fun Disney/ABC event! I’ve had a lot of people say they want to follow me on my journey, and I thought it would be helpful to explain how to find a hashtag, since that’s what we’ll be using to help people easily find our live updates! How to follow a hashtag on Instagram 1.  2. 3. How to follow a hashtag on Twitter 1. 2. 3. How to follow a hashtag on…

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What I Wish I Knew Before That Post Went Viral

What I Wish I Knew Before That Post Went Viral

 Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ A little over a month ago, one of my blog posts went viral. It was my post Apple iOS7 Tips & Tricks, published 6 days before the operating system was released to the public. It was based on my experiences as a beta tester. My previous definition of a viral…

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Online Courtesy: 5 common courtesies to extend to your online family.

Five common courtesies to extend to your online family

Social media has come so, so far in the last few years. Of course the more we use something, the more comfortable we become with it. This can be good and bad. Since social media can be so social (all your friends in one place!) and so isolated (you, alone, behind a computer screen) at the same time, I thought it was a good time to point out a few things that people seem to be forgetting about. Presenting… my list of 5 common courtesies…

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Rock your Facebook Page with these three tips

Rock Your Facebook Page With These Three Tips

With Facebook always changing, there are a few things you can do to make the most out of your business page. Here are instructions for making three quick changes that will give you an edge on the competition, whatever your field may be! 1. Add link to your website in About section: Always have a link in your About section! This makes it easy for people to find your website right from your Facebook page.   a. Edit page >…

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How to create a group Pinterest board (and why you need to!)

How To Create A Group Pinterest Board (and why you need to!)

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. _________ Group Pinterest board are a great way to put your best pins in front of an audience and gain new followers! If you’re looking to create a group board, it can be a little tricky. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t waste time or…

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Facebook Privacy Settings For Teens & Quick Reference Chart For Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy Settings For Teens

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m explaining what the new facebook changes mean for your teen. I’ll also help you find the settings to keep your teen safe online and explain why I’m not a fan of the new facebook privacy settings for teens. ———————– Facebook dislike image courtesy WikiMedia Commons. Teens 13 years of age and older are able to register for a facebook account. Previously, teens with facebook accounts had status updates defaulted…

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Pinterest Tips and Tricks For Bloggers

Pinterest Tips And Tricks For Bloggers

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  __________ This is part two of my Pinterest Basics for Bloggers series. Find part one here. As I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest is the place to be for bloggers who have content to share. I have some more tips for you today! In my post about making your blog…

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Pinterest For Bloggers: Creating Boards, Content & Images That People Want To Share

Pinterest For Bloggers: Create Boards, Content And Images That People Want To Share

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  _______ This is part one of a series about using Pinterest for blogging. Find part two here.  Pinterest is a social media site that acts as a virtual cork board. If you can imagine having several cork boards hung up in your home, with articles ripped from magazines about…

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Four Reasons Why You NEED To Be On Social Media

Four Reasons Why You NEED To Be On Social Media

Today’s post is from Heather at Come what May And Love It. Heather and I met as part of Jon Acuff’s START Experiment and I swear that somewhere down the line, we are family. We have a lot in common, including our love for facebook and twitter. Today she’s telling you her four reasons why everyone should be on social media. I was super excited when Heather said yes to guest posting, and I’m so glad you get to meet…

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5 tips I'm making my blog content go viral

5 Ways I’m Making My Blog Content Go Viral

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. __________________ Since leaving my job and staying home to concentrate on my business and blog, I’ve learned a few things that have helped my blog almost double it’s pageviews. Today I’m sharing them all with you :) It’s important to note that my definition of “viral”…

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IFTTT for bloggers, moms, and sports enthusiasts

Why Everyone Should Know About IFTTT (If This, Then That)

I found a service that you need. Yes, you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mom, a kid, a blogger, a sports enthusiast, all of the above or none of the above. There is some way that IFTTT can help you. IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That” and is pronounced like “gift” but without the g. It automates just about any online task you can think of. The IFTTT website (and app) has thousands of recipes you can use with…

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Blogging and Social Media Tips

25 Blogging And Social Media Tips From Jon Acuff’s #5Club

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  _________ As I mentioned last week, a few months ago I was able to attend one of Jon Acuff’s #5Club sessions, which was actually a #3club for me (since it was held at 3am Tucson time). The pages of notes I took at his hour long meeting of…

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What I Learned From Jon Acuff

What I Learned From Jon Acuff at 3 a.m.

Have you heard of Jon Acuff? You should probably know a little more about him before I tell you 1. what he taught me at 3am and 2. why the heck I was with him at that insane hour. I first heard of Jon at Blissdom ’12. He inspired me so much during his opening keynote that I wrote about him. Right when I decided to take a leap and leave my job as a middle school speech therapist, he…

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Twitter

7 Ways I Make Twitter Work For Me

  Recently, I have found Twitter. Some might say the word “addicted” is in order, but I don’t think so. Not yet. There are people who tweet their every move. Going to the store Taking a nap Be back in 5 I think those people are addicted. I tweet funny stuff. Stuff that wouldn’t fill a whole blog post, but needs to be shared. Also, I use Twitter. Really. Use it. For local updates. Sales. News. Traffic. Weather. Fairs and Festivals….

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