How to Share the Love While Blogging

They call it social media for a reason. Whatever the reason you start your blog, it does give you a little encouragement when someone actually reads it. I know that there are times where I would like to take my most intimate thoughts and put it into a blog for my eyes only, but for the most part what you write on these channels it is meant to be shared with the world. If you are a crazy marketer like some people, ahem…you try to figure out ways to get your blog out there and get people to read it and comment on your thoughtful prose. Aside from stalking your analytics, it sure is nice to know that people are reading and liking your thoughts, wit and prattle through the comments that they leave under each post. My friend Nada, the fabulous BeautyMommy and I were talking about this the other day…what is the best wayto get people to comment on your blog? As most of our meetings end, I ran away inspired to conquer the world with some good ideas.

Some things her and I are gonna try to get those comments and page views up:

Enlist A Buddy or A Mentor-Like I mentioned, having a fellow blogger will encourage you to blog more. Especially if you get their blogs in your email, (use Feedburner) which has become my favorite way to read a blog. The ease of it in your email really works for me. People like Nada and Kimberly Wilson make me accountable to blog more because they are so good at doing it everyday…with an endless stream of ideas to boot. Of course you don’t need to know them personally but it helps!

Pay it Forward-Anytime you read a blog that you like, why not leave a comment and make their day. You could also share their article with your social media or shout them out on Twitter so they can get some love. I am sure it will come back to you triple fold.

Concentrate on 25 Blogs-This is an idea that Nada came up with that I am STAHHHHHEEEEALING! Take a couple of blogs that you really like and stalk focus on them, always commenting and retweeting and being their biggest fan. Make sure you are genuine and I bet it will build some reciprocity.

Join a Network-There are some great networks that I have found that have your best interests in mind-organic and honest ways to find new blogs, engage with others and increase your comments and readership. My two favorites-The SITS Girls and NaBloPoMo (BlogHer). All Things Fadra’s Stream of Consciousness Sunday (SOC) whose weekly feature is also becoming a favorite.

Get Your Butt on Twitter-Hands down-there is no better love fest than Twitter. Surround (follow) yourself with like minded individuals that will support and comment and share and cheer everything you do.

What are some other ways that you can share the love while Blogging?

Why you MUST use Facebook new Admin Roles Feature

Facebook finally added the ability to assign roles to their business page administrators yesterday. This is a feature that is long overdue. Many businesses do not think of the potential hazard of everyone having the same authority as admins on Facebook. Before this feature was rolled out,  if you had an employee that was an admin on your Facebook that was fired or left in a disgruntled manner- they could with a few clicks of a button X you right out of your own business Facebook page and take it hostage. I have seen it happen. I am sure that there is a law here but there is some not nice people out there that could have quite a time with the control of a page of the company who just screwed them.

Please, stop what you are doing and go to your Facebook business page and make the necessary measures to keep your Facebook page safe.

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There are now five levels-

Manager-You can manage admin roles, send messages and create posts as the Page, create ads, and view insights.

Content Creator- You can edit the Page, send messages and create posts as the Page, create ads, and view insights.
Moderator-You can respond to and delete comments on the Page, send messages as the Page, create ads, and view insights.
Advertiser- You can create ads and view insights.
Insights Analyst-You can view insights.
Click here for more detail from Facebook describing these roles.

How to Change Admin Roles on your Facebook Business Page
  • Go to your Facebook Business Page
  • Go to Edit Page
  • Click on Admin Roles
  • Go through each Admin and put them in their appropriate role as described above
  • Click Save
  • Type in YOUR password that you use to log in to your Facebook account

Socially Acceptable-Apps To Help You Sleep

I am sure that there is a connection to a creative person and how much they sleep in a given night. I have always been an early riser but lately I get up in the middle of the night and that is pretty much it. I have NO problem falling asleep…but to stay asleep is always a challenge. I have tried so many things, I thought I would find some apps to see if that will give me some relief:

Power Sleep & Nap | AmbiScience™

This was attractive to me from the reviews: Never slept better, this is the best, etc..It looks like it gives you a bunch of options.

Sleep Cycles

My best friend is obsessed with this app. I know that I dont sleep at all and very well at any time….so I am not sure that I would like to know exactly how bad I do or do not rest.

Count Sheep HD

Once again this is proving that this blog is NOT for me. This is a good app for people that can lay after being awake and will themselves back to sleep. I envy you more than you know. My mind would be a million miles a minute.

As you can see, these are just a sprinkling of the tons of apps that will help you get your Z’s…here are some other options:

Remember the Milk-I have talked about this app before but I bring it up again because I think it would be a good idea to look at your to do list for the next day and make a plan. That would clear your head and give you some relaxation.

Spotify-Sometimes when I travel I just put in one of favorite albums and go to bed. When I wake up in the middle of the night, when watching TV or moving to another area isn’t a possibility…some old school John Mayer. Make a playlist for bed, and maybe for the middle of the night.

Essential Oils-Many oils can give you a calm and peaceful sense that should ensure some ZZZ’s. I am a big fan and use my friend Shanti Aromatherapy, (who is reasonable and amazing) and all her sleepy blends. There is also an app for that.

By the way, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook are sometimes mind numbing ways to get you back to bed.

What works for you?