Blog & Social Media Tips

How to Create Your Blog Media Kit

How to Create Your Blog Media Kit

Click here to get your blog editorial calendar template now >>> Want to go pro with your blog? You need a blog media kit!  A blog media kit is an absolute must when working with brands. It includes the basic info and stats about your blog, as well as the…
5 Big Mistakes Bloggers Make On Facebook

5 Big Mistakes Bloggers Make On Facebook

While I've been waiting (and waiting) for my book designers to send me the proofs for The Business of Writing & Editing, I've been writing a new book on social media tips for lifestyle bloggers (silver linings!). In my research, I've reviewed many different social media accounts... and I've come…
10 Tips to Create an Awesome Blog Content Calendar

10 Tips to Create an Awesome Blog Content Calendar

Click here to get your blog editorial calendar template now >>> Last month, I got a nice long break from doing some client work. And that meant I could focus more of my attention on my projects and this blog!  I had a lot of fun creating my 2016 business plan and…
Q & A: How Should You Use Twitter for Business?

Q & A: How Should You Use Twitter for Business?

Last week I was at a potluck where some of the people I was enjoying dinner with, upon learning that one of the things I do as a freelance writer / editor is to manage social media for clients, began asking me how I go about marketing a business on…
Q & A: Instagram Hashtags 101

Q & A: Instagram Hashtags 101

In the last couple weeks, I’ve had a couple people tell me that they don’t *get* Instagram, and they don’t understand how to use hashtags on it. Clearly it’s time for a Q & A blog post about it! Q: How should I use Instagram as a brand? A: If…
2 Useful Tips for Managing Social Media Better

2 Useful Tips for Managing Social Media Better

Are you a social media manager? Or are you just trying to navigate the world of social media to promote your own small business or blog? While there’s a lot of great information on the Internet detailing basic tips for how to manage social media, these two tips are meant…
What Does it Take to Be a Professional Blogger?

What Does it Take to Be a Professional Blogger?

I love blogging. I’ve loved blogging right from when I first started blogging, nearly eight years ago. But I didn’t think it was something I could do for a living until I started the Elite Blog Academy last December. Want to be a home-based business owner? Click here to join…
I’m Not On Periscope (and that’s okay)

I’m Not On Periscope (and that’s okay)

In case you haven’t heard, Periscope is the hot new social media platform. It’s like a combination of Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube, all rolled into one (from what I understand of it). While I’ve been on Facebook and Twitter for years, and jumped on Instagram a couple years ago, I don’t think…