Five Mistakes To Avoid On Twitter

 

Five Mistakes To Avoid On Twitter

Twitter is a great way to generate brand awareness. With this platform, we interact with target audiences and influencers across the world. It’s nice to tweet! I assume that when you start tweeting you have read the Twitter Rules, too.

I admit, I commit mistakes on Twitter. But there are ways to avoid them.

Five Mistakes To Avoid On Twitter

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1. We don’t have to tweet links that obviously requires followers to register. The lesson is we don’t have to be self-promotional. Instead, we should help by providing valuable tips to followers.

2. Do not leave your Twitter unattended. Because not being active on Twitter can possibly make you lose your followers. Dan Zarrella has tips on how to get more clicks on Twitter.

3. Do not just follow anyone. Through study and tweeting experience, I came up to follow these criteria:

✍ Try to check their tweets. Do they tweet thrice a day? Or do they tweet once a month? I prefer the former. 

✍ Try to see whether they are active or not. I usually check the date the last time they tweet.

✍ Check the following-to-follower ratio. The ratio must be proportionate.

4. Avoid over tweeting. It sounds annoying.

5. Don’t be unhelpful. In other words, it’s nice to help. Sharing helpful information can drive traffic to your company’s website or blog.

With this in mind, I found myself abreast to things needed to avoid Twitter mistakes.

Did you commit mistakes on Twitter, too?

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How To Insert Free Images In WordPress Blog

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How To Insert Free Images In WordPress Blog

Don’t you know that there’s an easy way to find free blogging images? WP Inject is a WordPress Plugin that allows us to insert free images into our blog post based from our keyword.

WP Inject allows us to search for creative common images in a huge database. It even has millions of photos directly in our WordPress editor screen. And what’s amazing is it is a free plugin and there is no further setup required after installing.

Here’s the screenshot of a new metabox added by WP Inject on my WordPress Screen editor.

 

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WP Inject

In the metabox, I search for “WordPress” (as my keyword) and the images appears at the bottom. Clicking an image that I like and chose its size. For the size, you can have:

  • a small square image
  • a small image
  • a medium size image
  • and a large image

But you can still edit the image if you want in your media library. More about this on http://wpscoop.com/wp-inject/.

Here’s my tutorial via SlideShare:

How To Insert Free Images In WordPress Blog

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How To Run An Effective Facebook Page

How To Run An Effective Facebook Page

How To Run An Effective Facebook Page How To Run An Effective Facebook Page

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Creating a Facebook Page helps build a closer relationship with audience and customers. Udemy issued me a certificate of completion for the Marketing on Facebook Online Course. With this, I’ve learned top five awesome ways on how to run an effective Facebook Page.

How To Run An Effective Facebook Page

  1. Pick a name.
  2. Pick a vanity URL.
  3. Update the about section.
  4. Optimize for search engine.
  5. Design a strategy.

Pick a Name

The time I pick a name on my Facebook Page I never bothered optimizing it. But that was a lesson. Anyway, there should have been a function — product or service, where people can find on what I do. Should I need help in changing about my page’s name, this link will be of great help, How do I change my Page’s name?

Pick a Vanity URL

A vanity URL is a customized web address that is usually short and descriptive.

Update the About Section

In this section, it’s where you can make your long description about your service/product.

Optimize for Search Engine

Connect all of your content online.

Design a strategy

One would be to schedule your posts. I love Hootsuite for this.

Should you wish to avail of a free course, here’s where I’ve been through:  Marketing on Facebook by Three Sixty Academy

 

When My Kids Value Time Management

Kids When My Kids Value Time Management

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It isn’t an issue for me when my kids don’t hit the top. Though it may be a bonus but I don’t evaluate my children through academic achievements. Instead, I evaluate them when they do balancing in life as a whole where they are able to cope up age-appropriate chores without dependency, study without mommy at their side and make decisions fast without being told. I admire my kids when they implement time management – for play, chores, study. Because I see life is too short to keep them busy with things the world expects them to be. I want them to project life easier and merrier — no big expectations. Just live life naturally and abundantly.

Top Five Websites that Rock

Top Five Websites Top Five Websites that Rock

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I was clicking on different websites from now and then and it was a bliss to have found:

HubSpotgoinswriter.com, jeffbullas.comProBloggerjomarhilario.com .

I call these the top five websites that rock my stage. Are you a fan of blogging, social media, search engine optimization, and creative writing? Try to hover to these websites. They provide a superb content that will make you spend more than an hour to read all of their articles. 

What’s in these websites?

Hubspot

HubSpot offers the best marketing software. I am talking to the inbound marketing software where you can blog, send email, monitor social media, create web and landing pages, do marketing automation, SEO and more — all in one integrated platform. Its free trial is awesome! When you want free stuff, HubSpot generously offers you free downloadable ebooks.

goinswriter.com

Jeff Goins is a writer that speaks from the heart. This site is where I know Jeff for the very first time. I don’t know if we have common denominators, maybe for one — my passion in writing. And that makes me a big fan of him.  When you feel writing is a calling, you may join Jeff’s Tribe Writers. When you want free stuffs he welcomes you to get his best work , for free.

jeffbullas.com

When you subscribe to Jeff Bullas’ website, you may not only enjoy his latest article delivered at your mailbox but also for the free downloadable ebook, “8 Keys Steps to Blogging Mastery.” His blog is all about social media marketing. As a social media assistant, I found this blog useful — that it provides the latest among the latest social media marketing issues.

ProBlogger

The first ever ProBlogger Twitter Chat on the hashtag #PBCHAT gave me the opportunity to take part with Darren Rowse with the topic, “Creating Content for Your Blog.”  Try to read his article, Passion- Do You Have It? It’s worth a tip.

jomarhilario.com

Jomar’s site is an inspiration for everyone who desires to pursue an online career. He gives amazing tips for bloggers, virtual social media assistants, writers and internet marketers. I have learnt from his Scribd tutorial, “How to Find Photos for Your Blog – the legal way.” With this in mind, I never have had a hard time looking for public domain images.

It has always been tricky to look for the best websites. These top five websites gave me a blast as a virtual social media assistant. Should you wish to feed your blogging career, these websites are yours — for a free subscription.

Now, live your passion!

Christina

How I Handle the Pain of Loss (And You Can, Too!)

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Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”― Dean KoontzThe Darkest Evening of the Year

How I Handle the Pain of Loss (And You Can, Too!)

1. Allow tears to fall

Dad passed away when I was fourteen.  At a very young age, I have no idea how to cope up with the pain of loss – losing a loved one. It was painful that neither a book nor an elder could explain to me the reason of death’s existence. I allow tears to fall. Night after night, I pondered, death is beyond my control. It will always be the opposite of life. Let it be.

2. Pray without ceasing

Pray without ceasing! I saw my family in total grief.  “This will pass,” I said. My faith gave me the reason to survive.

3. Understand death

All of us will experience death. The only thing that will keep us lonely is the mere fact that we will miss our loved one for life.

4. Don’t  feel so sorry for yourself

I see death teaches us good things in life. The sorrow and the pain had helped me transform into a better person. It made me grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.

5. Say, “life will never be the same”

The terrible “pain of loss” permits me to move on to life’s challenging battle. And I admit, life will never be the same.

6. Visit the Daily Hope blog with Pastor Rick Warren. It helps.

God is good! There are reasons for all situations that come along. The pain of loss teaches us courage and compassion. It keeps us understand the power to become gentler to uncaring hearts.

All the best,

Christina

 

 

How to Submit Your Site to Google

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Google Verification Guidelines

Can you find your site in Google Search Engine? Have you verified your site to Google? When your small business website is ready, you may submit it to Google.  Google has to find your website first before it can crawl and index your site.  Webmaster Tools improve your site’s performance. Are you ready? Let’s get started.

1. Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools with your Google account.

2. Click the Add Site button, typing in complete URL, such as http://www.example.com/

3. A meta tag is given via the Recommended Tab. Verify site with meta tag.  Copy and paste the meta tag to header of WordPress dashboard.

4. Sign in to WordPress account. In the dashboard, go to Appearance and then to Editor and click on header.php. Paste the meta tag after .

5. Go back to Google Webmaster Tools account, and click Verify.

6. It says then, Congratulations…

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7. Click continue, and be redirected to your homepage.

8. Submit a Sitemap using Google Webmaster Tool in order for Google to learn the structure of your site.

9. You may use a plugin for this. Or sign in  to your web hosting account, say Ipage. This is how I did it. I opened my iPage account, and click on Google Webmaster Tools under the Marketing Services Tab.

10. Click the View tab, and a link will appear. Copy and paste it to Add Test/Sitemap. You can find Add Test/Site Map in Webmaster Tools Dashboard. Click on Crawl and then click Sitemap. You can see the Add Test/Sitemap then.

11. Paste the link and click submit sitemap.

That’s it!  I suggest to click on this link, Submitting Sitemap and to Google Webmaster Guidelines.  These links gave me a clear idea on how to do the verification process.

Leave a comment and let me know the way you submit your site to Google.  How did you make it?

All the best,

Christina