Tweet to Win: Planning a Successful Twitter Chat

Social Media, Twitter

Tweet to Win: Planning a Successful Twitter Chat

No Comments 28 August 2015

What goes into preparing for a Twitter chat? Firstly, partner with co-hosts who understand social media and a team that compliments each other. Synergy is key. It is good to have a team so someone can be in charge of catching all the tweets flying out in the Twitter stream. On my first two Twitter […]

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Social Media, Twitter

What do you think will be the game changer in social media in 2014?

No Comments 26 November 2013

2013 came and went very quickly! I’m grateful to have spent the year continuing my adventures in social media with friends and readers.  Thank you all for your unfailing support! Two key lessons I’ve learned: you are only as good as your team, and your fans are instrumental in your success. Knowing this, brands should […]

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Social Media, Twitter

Life Is More Than Just a Tweet

No Comments 23 August 2013

While browsing through my Instagram account, I saw this post from Richard Branson: “Next time you’re traveling, instead of staring at your phone, why not strike up a conversation?” Recently I was talking to Joyce Cherrier about our Maui trip #KFresh13, and during the conversation I apologized to Joyce, explaining that I needed to get off […]

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Social Media, Twitter

Social Media Sharing: When Is It Too Much?

4 Comments 09 August 2013

You all know that my social media “first love” is definitely Twitter, especially when you look at the time I spend on it, how many followers I have, and the number I follow.  That said, this past year I have been spending almost an equal amount of time on Facebook, Google and Instagram, nurturing and […]

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Social Media, Twitter

Why I use Twitter’s Favorite Button and Twitpic

8 Comments 10 May 2013

Most recently, Forbes’ Haydn Shaughnessy added me to his list of 2013′s Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers as well as his list The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, 2013.  Again, congratulations to all! When the articles first came out, Twitter’s favorite button came in really handy the first week or two.  I favorited the congratulation Tweets […]

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Social Media, Twitter

Tweet and Treat: Surprises at Latest @EdgarDC Tweet-Up

2 Comments 01 May 2013

Why was this latest Tweet-Up at The Mayflower Renaissance’s @EdgarDC so special for me? I didn’t expect it to be.  After all, I’ve hosted several of these before, and I’ve enjoyed every one!  But before I get to my surprises that made this event so special, I want to thank everyone who submitted a photograph […]

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Twitter

The Re-Tweet: Don’t Take The Easy Road

24 Comments 26 March 2013

Did you know that, at one point, Twitter didn’t have an auto re-tweet button?  We used to have to copy and paste the tweet we wanted to re-tweet and add an “RT” to the front or at the end.  Let’s have a look at the difference between re-tweeting the traditional way versus hitting the quick […]

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Social Media, Twitter

How to Be the Life of the Social Media Party

24 Comments 05 March 2013

I keep hearing about a problem on social media, so I sat down to write this post to help both those suffering from repeated requests for “favors”, and those who make them.  It’s perhaps not the “help” those making the requests were asking for, but it should help them.  Please do take this unsolicited advice […]

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Social Media, Twitter, Videos

Friends Old & New Connect @edgardc for D.C.’s Social Media Week

4 Comments 25 February 2013

This past week was Social Media Week in Washington, D.C., and to celebrate, we had our D.C. Happy Hour and discussion:  Build Relationships, Followers Will Come at Edgar Bar & Kitchen hosted by Sean Garner and I, and moderated by Shana Glenzer. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, with the @EdgarDC #EdgarSocial tweet-up that reunited old friends […]

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Art, Social Media, Twitter

Do You Have a Theme Song That Illustrates Your Approach to Social Media?

34 Comments 19 January 2013

The song One Love resonates with me as my social media theme song especially in this YouTube video here, taken from the documentary “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”.  Here, the classic Bob Marley tune is played by Keb’ Mo’ and Manu Chao and the collaboration is truly inspiring. In social media, we have a […]

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