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Dear Santa, Please Refer to My Pinterest Boards

What do you want?  No, really… what do you want for Christmas?? If you grew up in my family, this was a standard question everyone got somewhere in that early to mid-November timeframe.  As a kid I would flip through magazines and newspaper clippings delivered to the house and write down each and every item I thought Santa should bring me.  Now that I’m an adult, the question is still the same from the family each year, but the list is a little bit more… well, me.  Is my Christmas […]

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3 Things Pinterest Has Taught Me, a Man

Pinterest has taught me… I have a huge problem with food. I find myself looking at recipes and pictures of desserts in an almost hypnotic state. No wonder sometimes I’m starving at 2 a.m. I’m staring at a pin for bacon wrapped deep fried turkey and devoted an entire board exclusively to bacon.  http://www.pinterest.com/mattagregory/b-is-for-bacon/  #weightwatchers   Pinterest has taught me…that it looks easy, but a lot of times it’s not. Big or small, wooden or metal. It just isn’t going to happen. I will go to Home Depot and spend […]

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Internet Trolls: What Are They and How Do You Deal with Them?

First, Internet trolls are everywhere. You’ve probably run into one at some point or another and if you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably run into trolls on a daily, if not hourly, basis.   What is a troll? Definition: An Internet troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. In […]

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Social Media vs. Gaming

I think everyone is a gamer at heart. Social media proved this because the moment games were integrated into platforms such as Facebook, no one was ashamed to spend endless hours on their PC or phone playing online games for virtual prizes and short lived victories any more. Social media is fast becoming integrated with gaming, and whether you enjoy Facebook games or not the following questions are sure to get your attention. What’s the difference between social gaming and traditional gaming? Traditional games are usually created on unique gaming […]

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Tips For Learning the Best (and Worst) Times to Post on Social Media

Have you ever published what you thought was a great post, but didn’t see the reaction you were hoping for? Let’s face it. The trickiest part of increasing engagement and awareness on social media for your brand can very well be knowing the best (and worst) times to reach your audience! Although, it can be the most difficult aspect of social media to master, it’s also one of the most important, because the time of a post determines how many people see and interact with your brand. Below are a […]

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5 Social Networks You Can’t Forget About This Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for? This is by no doubt, probably one of the most asked questions of the week as we approach the start of the holiday season. There’s one area of our life, though, that gratitude tends to fall short – our everyday use of the internet.   The internet is by far one of the best creations of all time – reaching millions of people all over the world daily. Shortly after the start up of the internet came the birth of social media in the early […]

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Give Thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a social-media strategy freebee that will get you closer to achieving success in the areas of community building and engagement. It’s really not a secret what I’m going to say, but more of a reminder. If you read the title of this blog, then this is actually your second reminder: Give thanks. All I see in my newsfeed from brands these days are promotions. “Buy this…” “Sign up for that…” “Recommend us to your friend…” After 30-min online my to-do list grows by […]

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How Do You Know If Your Social Media Is On the Right Track?

Social media may have been around for over ten years—in fact Facebook celebrated its ten-year anniversary this past February—but for many companies, social media is still new. Companies and brands are used to traditional advertising and they’re prepared to spend money, update their strategy with the times, and branch out into new markets. But when it comes to social media, these concepts are an afterthought. It’s still too new! So how do you make sure that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your social media presence?   […]

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Top 10 Christian Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

What is it that you want? The Word? A sermon? Inspiration? Make sure you’re following these top Christian accounts on Twitter:  1. @JoelOsteen Stats: 3.01M Followers 11.7K Tweets Joined Feb. 2009 2. @JoyceMeyer  Stats: 3.1M Followers 7,705 Tweets Joined Aug. 2008 3. @BillyGraham  Stats: 147K Followers 1,657 Tweets Joined Oct. 2008 4. @StormieOmartian Stats: 18.8K Followers 5,317 Tweets Joined Dec. 2010 5. @Creflo_Dollar  Stats: 406K Followers 8,177 Tweets Joined May 2009 6. @HillsongUnited  Stats: 887K Followers 2,518 Tweets Joined Aug. 2008 7. @Scripture_Truth  Stats: 538K Followers 28.4K Tweets Joined Sept. […]

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Why “Too Many Cooks” went viral, and what it means for your content

By now you may have heard about the viral video “Too Many Cooks” (link to CNN article. NOTE: video has mature content, if you decide to click through please keep this in mind).  The video aired in the overnight hours this past week on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s  off-peak time period.   The video is a throwback to the 1980’s when shows like “Growing Pains”, “Alf”, and “Family Matters” aired in prime-time.  Why did the video go viral, and what can you do to make your own content do the same?   […]

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