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Content Strategy and Social Media

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It takes commitment to deliver strong content and while it may feel daunting at times, keeping in mind the reasons why you’re doing it and who you’re trying to converse with will help keep you on track. Today in my new article on Social Media Examiner, I discuss 26 Tips to Create a Strong Social Media Content Strategy, an A-Z guideRead the full post.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Check-out and LIKE my new Facebook page.

I’ve had a Facebook profile for a number of years but found myself mostly using Twitter and Pinterest for work-related posts and decided it was time to roll-out a Facebook page. No time better than the present!

While you’re here you may want also want to check out my portfolio. Feel free to drop me a line in the comments below, via the contact form, or through my social pages.

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June 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

How to: Create Engaging Content

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Is all content created equal?  I think not. There’s some that is clearly more engaging than other types of content.  The art of course is to know what will engage your target audience and once you’re confident–do more of it. Regularly.

Today in my new article on Social Media Examiner, I discuss 26 Ways, an A-Z guide, for creating engaging content.  Read the full post.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by. You may want to check out my portfolio. Feel free to drop me a line in the comments below or via the contact form.

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May 28, 2013 at 6:44 am

Visuals and Social Media Marketing

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Perhaps you’ve been told pictures are worth a thousand words. And, how visuals are favored on social networking platforms. At times you may feel at a loss for how to use them or the myriad of ways they can be incorporated into your social media marketing efforts.

Today, I have a new article on Social Media Examiner, 26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing. You can read the full post there.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by. You may want to check out my portfolio. Feel free to drop me a line in the comments below or via the contact form.


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March 20, 2013 at 7:16 am

Content Strategy: An Interview with Kristina Halvorson

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Kristina Halvorson was talking about the importance of web content way before others chimed-in on the discussion. In her book, Content Strategy for the Web, she makes the case for having a well-thought out strategy that involves getting others in the organization on board early on, and not leaving content as an after-thought to the design process.

Recently I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Kristina for WebDesigner Depot. The timing was great since she and Melissa Rach have revised the book which was recently published in a second edition by Peachpit.

Check out the interview on WebDesigner Depot and do yourself ( and your team) a favor and invest in your content by getting a copy of 2nd edition of the book.

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February 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

Two New Articles

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In the past couple of weeks, I’ve published two new articles on GigCoin’s blog. One on Content and SEO and the other on Facebook updates.

You can see the posts in their entirety on GigCoin.

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February 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Two for Two

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I’m having a nice day today on the blogosphere with two new posts published, one on Social Media Examiner (SME) and the other on The Content Marketeer. 

The 26 tips post is an A-Z guide providing assorted tips for writing great blog posts. The second post is an article about Dr. Patsi Krakoff and her experiences with content marketing. I enjoyed working on these posts immensely!

You can read the posts on their respective sites.

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January 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Fun Finds this Week, January 22, 2012

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Every week is a treasure trove of finds online and offline. Here are some of my favorite fun finds this week:

Tools & Applications

Photo Pin
PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy created by Markus Urban. This is a great tool. Makes finding photos easy and Markus even provides the code for attribution!

I discovered Pinterest more than a week ago but have started building more of my boards this week. I’ve been researching Pinterest for an upcoming article. In particular, I’ve loved having a place where I can pin all the wonderful infographics I come across.
I’ve been into the topic of content curation this week and discovered I set up a paper of stories and topics that I enjoy to track.
 Read Dhemley Curation ▸ today’s top stories

As part of my content curation interest I discovered and came across this wonderful publication being curated by @janigordon, Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond. Great stuff being captured here.


The Night Circus
I attended an author reading at Newtonville books last weekend and heard Erin Morgenstern read from her novel, The Night Circus.The book is pure magic and a delight. Really fun to be transported to another time, place and reality.

Content Strategy for the Web
I had the pleasure to interview author, Kristina Halvorson (@halvorson) this week for an upcoming article. I bought the first edition of Content Strategy for the Web in 2010 when it first came out and am looking forward to the release of the second edition by Kristina Halvorson and Melissa Rach due out February.


The first section I go to in the Boston Sunday Globe each week is the Ideas section. And this week I started following them on Twitter, @Globeideas. They also have a great list of people and news organizations they follow which gave me some other great ideas for follows.

What have you discovered this week?
Share your fun finds in the comments below.

photo credit: woodleywonderworks via photopin cc

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January 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

Posted in Content and Ideas


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