Try out my 10-Day Social Media Challenge to build networks and increase engagement.

Welcome to Day 2 of our 10-Day Social Media Challenge! Please use #10DaySMChallenge when sharing on social media. Here is an overview of what we will be doing during this challenge: Day 1 – Get Ready! Day 2 – Automate & Systematize Day 3 – Hashtags Matter Day 4 – Events & Promotions Day 5…

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I am entering a 30 day challenge that is really going to stretch me! [tweet_box design=”default” float=”none”]In April I’m going to try to video something every day. #VEDA #30DVC [/tweet_box]Here are the challenge instructions: Welcome! Ready, Set, Vlog!! We have a challenging 30 days ahead… But together we can succeed! Start filming April 1st! Rules:…

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I decided to take advantage of two last-minute additions to the workshops offered at Write Canada. Mark Leslie Lefebvre describes himself as a Writer, Bookseller, Book Nerd, POD & eBook Keener. He is the Director of Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations. Here are some of the tips he shared: Author involvement in marketing is required no…

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  Sometimes I just have to laugh. (I’d rather laugh than cry, wouldn’t you?!) After I posted last time, I ran into major technology issues. It all started quite innocently, with the addition of a new e-mail address. After the creation of the e-mail address, I wanted to add it to my e-mail program so…

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The two ways I schedule posts to social media are with a WordPress plugin called Social Time Master (to share blog posts) and with Hootsuite (to share basically everything except personal blog posts). You’ll want to check out Hootsuite’s resource area to learn how to use it most effectively. Scheduling posts is something I resisted for a long…

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Facebook is where I spend most of my time on social media. I have a personal profile and author page, belong to many groups, and also administer pages for Glendon Playground and Park Society as well as InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. I appreciate the following benefits of Facebook: 1. My personal profile allows a connection…

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  Today I’d like to share a couple of graphics programs that have made a huge difference for me. WordSwag Wordswag is a free app I downloaded onto my iPad. It’s very easy to use and is great if you want to create square graphics to use on your website or other social media. (All…

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I find learning fascinating. Not just what we learn, but how we learn, and the incidental learning that happens. Serendipity, if you will. Yesterday I attended a webinar on how to use Pinterest effectively. As I was listening, I received a notification that I had a new e-mail from the Social Media Examiner on How…

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Twitter chats are online, public conversations that take place on Twitter at designated times around a unique hashtag like #ReaderWriterChat. Twitter chats are a great way to learn, engage with your followers, grow your community, and network. How do you host a successful Twitter Chat? 1. Choose a unique hashtag. There are many Twitter chats…

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