Category Archives: Blogging

[Infographic] 12 Things to do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post


You’ve spent a ton of time researching and writing your blog post for the world to see and, hopefully, share. Even the best articles need help getting noticed so the only people reading your blog posts aren’t you and your subscribers. Promoting your blog post is vital to driving social media engagement for your article which will lead to traffic back to your blog.  This infographic by Divvy does a nice job explaining the steps you should be taking after you’ve written your next article.

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Facebook Tip: Link Your Blog to Your Facebook Page to Drive Traffic (Free App!)


One advantage to the Facebook business page is the featured App tabs located just below your cover photo. Even if you’re tweeting and updating your Facebook business page status with your latest blog content (ahem — you should be if you’re not!) This FREE Application Tab, brought to you by Networkedblogs.com, is simple and easy to install and makes a great addition to your Facebook business page. One more way to drive traffic to your blog and get your articles read!

Ok, as promised, here’s what to do:

1. Log  into your Facebook account and on your Facebook business page, and in another window have your blog open (so you can quickly copy and paste the URL).

2. Visit networkedblogs.com and at the top right, click where it says, “Add Your Blog.”

3. You’ll be asked to log in with Facebook – do that.

4. Logging in will bring you to a page that lets you Register a Blog. Type or paste in the full URL of the blog, i.e. http://www.brandlovellc.wordpress.com.  Click “Next.”


5. Now you’ll be asked to fill in a bit more info, including the title of the blog, a brief description, a few tag words, etc. The “feed” address to the blog should be automatically entered.

6. When you finish, you’ll be brought to a page about the blog. On the left hand side of the screen under “Blogger Tools” you’ll see the word, “Syndication.” Click that, then go check your email for a verification email. Click where indicated in the email and you’ll be brought to another networkedblogs.com page.

7. Click on the “Blogger Dashboard” in the upper right hand corner; then in the menu under your blog, next to Publish, select Add to Facebook Page. Select the page you want to add your blog to and click the blue “Add Page Tab” button.


8. Head over to your Facebook business page, refresh the page if needed, and you’ll see a tab that says “Blog.” Click on the tab and you’ll be able to choose which blog (yours!) to appear on the page. If there are photos/graphics on your blog posts, the list of recent post excerpts will appear with thumbnails (as shown), giving your Blog tab on Facebook a clean, professional look and offering readers another way to engage with your words.

Keep in mind, not everyone clicks on App Tabs. To make sure everyone sees your new blog post on Facebook, post a Facebook status update with your article and include the shortened link to your newest content each time you blog. You can even take a screenshot of your blog article and post a picture of it for a higher ‘reach’ to your audience. See example below.

If you found this article helpful and are not already a fan of BrandLove, LLC Facebook Fan Page, please follow the link and “like” my page. There are lots more social media tips and information. My fan page is updated daily. Thank you for your support!

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[Promote Yourself] It’s Your Turn to BRAG YOUR BLOG to Create Brand Awareness and Drive Traffic!


As a way of showing gratitude to my loyal readers, I’ve created a forum for you to BRAG YOUR BLOG so you’ll get greater exposure from all my readers and Facebook fans if you choose to post there too. This is an opportunity for YOU to tell us how great your blog, podcast, videos or other content is in the comments section below. You’ve spent a ton of time researching and writing your blog post for the world to see and, hopefully, share. Even the best articles need help getting noticed so the only people reading your blog posts aren’t you and your subscribers. Promoting your blog post is vital to driving social media engagement for your article which will lead to traffic back to your blog.   What good is great content if no one knows you’re out there? Don’t be shy, it’s all about YOU!

I also have a BRAG YOUR BLOG going on right now on my Facebook fan page if you want to check it out and promote yourself there too.

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Cool New Twitter Widget: Embeddable Interactive Timelines For Real-Time Interaction on Any Website!


Twitter recently launched a new tool that makes it easy to embed interactive timelines of Tweets on any website. This is a great new feature that adds a real-time dimension to articles and blog posts on other web sites. What differentiates this new tool from other Tweet widgets is its fully interactive nature that allows readers to reply, re-tweet, favorite, follow an account, view tweeted photos– all without having to leave the page. The auto-expand photos option brings the photo front and center in the timeline, and you can expand Tweets just like you would on twitter.com to see cards, and retweet and favorites counts.

By providing real-time Twitter news about an event or topic via hash tag, a blogger or online journalist can add further value to his post without the need to update it. The widget can also simply feature a Twitter user’s feed which can be useful for company web sites that use Twitter as  a customer service tool. This not only allow site visitors to conveniently tweet their questions immediately, but will also allow customer service reps the ability to respond to any questions or concerns straight from the company website as well.

To learn how to embed timelines of Tweets on your own website, check out Twitter’s Developer Blog.

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Source: Examiner.com

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink


 

Are you experiencing social media overload? Check out this funny comic that I stumbled upon on Soc Med Sean’s blog. This is totally me on a day to day basis…ha!

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[Infographic] Find out How and Why Corporations are Using Social Media to Gain Exposure and Generate Leads


The following Social Media is Going Corporate infographic was created by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases how and why businesses are using social media and how small and large businesses are tweeting, pinning and posting to gain more brand awareness, generate leads and engage with their customers and fans.

Here some interesting highlights from the infographic:

  • 94% of corporations use social media
  • 85% say using social media has increased brand awareness
  • 74% saw an increase in website traffic
  • 58% use it for lead generation and building brand loyalty
  • 76% plan to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing
  • Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%)
  • 58% of Fortune 500 companies had Facebook pages in 2011, 62% had Twitter accounts

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Happy Mother’s Day from BrandLove!


Mother’s Day to me is the one iconic day a year where we can honor the women that exemplify kindness, caring and love. The “glue” that holds the family together. I hope you’re spoiled rotten by the ones that love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

What does the word “Mother” mean to you?

Maternal, although this word is normally used to describe mothers in the context of their instincts and ability to natural and unconditionally love their children, it can also describe the tenderness of a mother or of any woman who is close to you.

Optimistic, have you ever noticed that mothers are seldom ever negative when it comes to their children. Mothers always expect and see the best in their children.

True, Mothers are true to their children. They never lie to them. They encourage truth.

Highest- for children the mother is the person to whom they look up to as the highest authority in their lives.

Enduring, a mother’s love is enduring and eternal. It never ends.

Revered, mothers are honored and revered by nearly everyone in society. Most people consider their mother to be either a hero or at least someone to whom they can look to for advice, wisdom and courage.

Thank you to AnnaLaura Brown for the words to describe “Mother”

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