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*REPOST (from one of my favorite authors to follow!) Show Us What You’re Writing — It’s WIP Wednesday, July 2021

Hey friends! It's another Work in Progress Wednesday—the first Wednesday of every month, when I share an excerpt of something I'm working on, and you do the same in the comments section. (If you're not ready to share this month and you don't want to miss the next one, be sure to follow the blog…… Continue reading *REPOST (from one of my favorite authors to follow!) Show Us What You’re Writing — It’s WIP Wednesday, July 2021

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I Love You, but Your Facebook Posts are Poison(ing Me)

It’s the middle of May and I’m still uninterested in getting back to Facebook. Find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and look out for me on Goodreads.

Nicole Starleigh, Author

Taking a social media break isn’t new. Doctors and counselors have been recommending it for years as we’ve evolved into a society driven by instant access to these online social communities. On one hand, the community aspect of it carries the appeal–especially in times of global pandemics and epidemics that drastically reduce the in-person part of our social lives. But throw in some of the most controversial social and political events of recent history, and your newsfeed turns into a rollercoaster from hell.

“Consider this scenario: You have a few minutes to spare, so you open up Facebook and start scrolling…

“First, you see a post from a friend announcing she just accepted her dream job.

“Then you read an overly political rant from a coworker.

“You keep scrolling and watch a video of your neighbor on some amazing, tropical vacation.

“And now, your cousin just posted a before and…

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Video Killed this Social Media Star

https://www.linkedin.com/in/orkutb/ Hopefully the title of this piece brought a certain song to mind when you read it. No one has been killed in the making of this post. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are practically household names here in the U.S. when you think about the most popular social media platforms. I think most people still… Continue reading Video Killed this Social Media Star

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Cyberactivism: Does it Really Help?

Here is yet another post I would never actually write or wish to force upon you, but am forced to post out of sheer class participation. I really wish that my social media class curriculum centered around actually useful activities for my real-life social media marketing needs. Because this is not it. Photo by Antonius Ferret from Pexels… Continue reading Cyberactivism: Does it Really Help?

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Social Media Marketing Tips from an Online Glasses Retailer That Got It Right

http://Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels (Note: This post, along with any future posts that seem oddly business-oriented on my blog are graduate school assignments. I am not changing my brand, nor has my blog been hacked. Yay for grad school!) I know, I know: We write books. We don't sell glasses. But there's something… Continue reading Social Media Marketing Tips from an Online Glasses Retailer That Got It Right