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Blogging Basics: Dont Get Sucked Into Social Media!

I am fully aware of using social media for blogging and for businesses!  With over 29,000 Twitter followers at @KelliBMiller on Twitter and regularly scheduled twitter parties, I understand the value.  However,  I do tend to occasionally over-spend my time there, Facebook, Pinterest, and on G+.  LOL!    If there’s one thing that has stood out in …

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Blogging Basics: Four Unexpected Benefits of Social Networking

We started out this blog series talking about how it’s a truly social web out there. No one can argue that. People are flocking to Facebook (a billion active monthly users) and are spending a large portion of their Internet time on social networks. Because of this, the experts tell us, as business owners, we …

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Blogging Basics: 3 Productivity Boosting Approaches and Tools

Earlier in this blog post series, we talked about how each social network is just a little bit different and our approach to each one should be carefully crafted. At the time, I cautioned against simply using social media integration tools to broadcast the same thing across your social networks. I stand by that advice …

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Blogging Basics: Remember Your B2B Social Connections

While many bloggers work with social media to grow their target market audience, there is so much opportunity to meet with and connect with other blog owners. You can share advice, find service providers, promote one another’s content, connect each other to resources and other people. In short, if you’ve got friends…you’ll go far. Always …

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Blogging Basics: Your Roadmap to Social Networking

Over the past couple of posts, we’ve been working on helping you understand your target audience and find your unique positioning when it comes to social media. These are crucial first steps to becoming a social media success and once you have those items a bit clearer in your mind, you’re ready to start experimenting …

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Blogging Basics: You Know Your Target Audience

When You Know Your Target, Social Networking Gets Way Easier If you’ve been operating your website and business for a while, you probably have a good idea who your target market is. But your social media audience could be considerably different. Plus, each network is unique, so how you approach each one might be quite …

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Blogging Basics: Growing Your Highly Targeted Social Media Following

We’ve all seen pages on Facebook with thousands…even millions of followers. We’ve seen the same with Twitter and other social networks. It may seem a little overwhelming if you’re starting with a small following and it may feel like you’re just not going to get anywhere if you don’t have a huge following. But the …

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Blogging Basics: How to Use Facebook to Build Your Community #learntoblog

Facebook has more than 901 million active users!  This week, we are going to discuss how we can tap into those users to build our blogging community and increase our traffic! This week during our weekly G+ Live Hangout, we had two guests to help us teach you how to use Facebook… Susie at Susie …

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Blogging Basics: Managing Your Social Networking Time Effectively

Social media is one of the most important business communication developments in a long time, but it’s also one of the biggest sources of distraction and is often a time suck for otherwise productive business owners. Learning to manage your own social networking time will help you leverage all those great benefits and help you …

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Blogging Basics: A Closer Look at the Big 5 Social Networks

If you’ve ever looked at Wikipedia’s “list of major active social networking sites” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites), you’d see they list over 200. That’s  a lot of social networks to potentially get involved in, but of course, you can’t be in al those places. Nor, do you need to be. You may find that some of those networks …

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