Pinterest for business. Sounds crazy, no?

Pinterest for business. Sounds crazy, no? But in our world of social media, every one of us is a pinner trying to gain the attention of our audience. It isn’t easy. You may ask, why do we do try if it’s another social platform to contend with? We do it because social media is our medium. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: Vision!

When I was looking for a way into introducing my new article on Social Media Examiner, 26 Tips to Make Pinterest Work for Your Business, I kept hearing the opening lines of Fiddler on the Roof in my head. Sounds crazy, no? And so, the paragraph above is a play on it. Some time ago, when I first started thinking about Pinterest, I did think it was a bit crazy at first. Granted it was fun, cool, a new shiny object. But could we make Pinterest work for business?

That was my guiding question as I set out to write the Pinterest article. More than ever, I see the very valuable role Pinterest can play in social media marketing. And, I hope you will, too.

If you found your way to my blog as a result of the SME article, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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

–Debbie Hemley, @dhemley Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, PinterestLinkedIn, and Google +.

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Facebook Engagement Tips

How can businesses ramp-up engagement on Facebook? While it appears that there are no magic formulas, or ready-made-fixes that will work for everyone, fortunately there are a number of tactics that businesses can try to help get better momentum.

My new post on Social Media Examiner offers 26 Tips for Facebook Fan Engagement that should offer at least a tip or two for everyone. I invite you to read the post, take time to comment, and share the post with colleagues and friends who may be interested.

If you found your way to my blog as a result of the SME article, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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

–Debbie Hemley, @dhemley Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, PinterestLinkedIn, and Google +.

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Breaking Down Bloggers Block

On the heels of feeling I wouldn’t have an article topic coming to me anytime in the near future, I wrote my most recent piece on Social Media Examiner from first-hand experience by returning to what has served me in the past, and offer 26 tips, an A-Z Guide for overcoming bloggers block.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the SME article, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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

–Debbie Hemley, @dhemley Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, PinterestLinkedIn, and Google +.

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Remember When with Your Twitter Archive

Twitter has been one of my favorite social networking platforms. Recently when I tried to remember how long ago I tweeted my very first tweet, I couldn’t recall.

Twitter archives, which I hadn’t tapped into before today, shows you the date and message you first tweeted. Mine was on 8/7/08 and referred to the first blog I wrote for. Memories….

According to my Twitter archive history, I didn’t start integrating Twitter into my social media routine until late 2010.

Fun, to look back!


It’s official I’m jumping into Twitter. Want to use with blog http://tinyurl.com/5ddkjq

— Debbie Hemley (@dhemley) August 7, 2008

Facebook Timeline Contests Meet Breaking Bad

Ok, I may have stretched the truth here a little. It’s not like Walter White was introduced or had any run-in’s with Facebook’s new promotion terms.  But as a Breaking Bad fan, I couldn’t stop thinking about last week’s episode as I was working on my new article for GigCoin published today. My bad?

Have a look, see if you feel more in-the-know about the Facebook Terms changes and if you might consider running a timeline contest yourself. That is on your page timeline (and still, not on your Facebook profile timeline.)

Check-out the article on GigCoin for me and more importantly for Walter White!

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Creating a Business Presence on Instagram

Instagram first appeared on the social media scene in October 2010. Now almost three years later, Instagram has become a serious contender for where businesses want to have a presence.

In my latest post on Social Media Examiner, I offer 26 Tips for Using Instagram for Business. Check-out the full article.

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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

–Debbie Hemley, @dhemley Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, PinterestLinkedIn, and Google +.

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Spruce-Up Your Social Media Profiles

Every so often it’s good to take the time to review and make needed adjustments to your personal and business social media profiles. It’s surprising how many things can fall through the cracks.

In my new article on Social Media Examiner, I offer 26 tips for enhancing your social media profiles

If you’ve found your way to my blog as a result of the article, welcome and thanks for stopping by!

While you’re here you may 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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