Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap, I met Leo Widrich, one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I'm a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. For the longest time, I have heard people raving about Buffer, but I figured I didn't need another app to schedule tweets since I could already schedule tweets in HootSuite. What I didn't realize is how much simpler Buffer really is. Let me demonstrate. Before I begin, … [Read more...]

5 Things Blogging Taught Me About Tweeting

This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. It was less than 6 months ago that I decided to fully start out on Twitter. I soon got sucked in to a fantastic environment of helpful and knowledgeable tweeps. I was blogging for a while before. Vividly I applied some key lessons I learnt and my experience was that it worked extremely well on Twitter too. The most important part was that it came naturally because I was already used to these techniques. 1.) Don’t Rant – Copy … [Read more...]

What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Facebook has updated the timeline design for 2013. Click here to read about the newest Facebook timeline design. By now, you've probably read your fair share of "What I Hate About the New Facebook Updates" to the point that you're pretty comfortable with the fact that you hate the changes. So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News … [Read more...]

How I Use Triberr

Over the last few months, I have been trying out the Triberr service as a way to expand my content's exposure to new audiences and to give my followers more content from other blogs as well. Now I know some of you will remember my post awhile back about why I turned off Twitterfeed, and you may wonder if I have gone back to automating. The answer is I haven't. I was wary of Triberr for the longest time, until I found out that they had created a manual option where you can review posts … [Read more...]

3 Great Social Media Lessons From Ancient History

This is a guest post by Ajay Chavda. Social media is capable of changing you, your business or your perspective overnight. It is important that we understand the social media before jumping on the social bandwagon. Tweeting, Facebook sharing and video making is only a miniature subset of the entire social ecosystem. History can teach us a lot about social media. In fact, history has known to be the very supporting pillar of social interaction. Various events spread across the timeline in … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why I Like Google+

After using Google+ for a few weeks, I decided to share some of the reasons I like it so much, and hope that it will be an attempt at social networking by Google that will stick around for the long haul. 1. No automated updates. Thus far, you can't feed your Twitter, Facebook, or other updates into your Google+ stream. This means that if you see an update by someone on Google+, they actually made it on the network itself. Less noise, less spam. 2. Forced organization from the … [Read more...]

3 Simple Ways to Find Relevant Twitter Followers

Just a quick note and apology to anyone who visited my site last week. Apparently it was hacked by some kind of redirection script that sent people who arrived from search engines including google.com (which also meant Feedburner, Gmail and Google+) to another site. Things should be squared away now thanks to a little .htaccess cleaning and password changing. If you're running on a self-hosted WordPress site, I would suggest you take a quick peak at your .htaccess file and make sure there … [Read more...]

Choosing To Friend or Unfriend on Facebook

If you're like me and you use your personal profile to make connections on Facebook, then you may find yourself at a point where your quickly approaching the 5,000 friend limit and need to be more selective about who you choose to friend. Or you may simply find that you have too many friends to deal with and want to start eliminating them, one by one. For those in these situations, I'd like to share my friending and unfriending criteria on Facebook. Friend Requests: Choosing Confirm or Not … [Read more...]

Why I Turned Off TwitterFeed

I am a huge supporter of using certain Twitter automation tools applications to help users manage their Twitter accounts and give them more time to focus on other things, like actually interacting with their followers. In particular, I had been using a combination of Twitterfeed and HootSuite RSS to update my account when new posts from my favorite blogs were available. It definitely worked - I saw little to no complaints, and actually received a lot of retweets of those posts plus … [Read more...]

3 Steps to a Productive Life on Twitter as a Blogger Using Buffer

This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. One of the most important things I discovered is to manage my time efficiently on Twitter. Otherwise I would spend hours and hours without getting anything else done. Recently I have started to use Buffer, a super simple Twitter tool which helps you to breathe a little easier by keeping my followers posted all day long. It is very different from any existing Apps and makes my life online a little less complicated. With Buffer you simply throw a few … [Read more...]



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