The Best Social Networks for Freelance Writers and the Top Strategies for Using Them

Networking and promotion are a must for building a successful freelance writing business. But there are many social networks to choose from and you can’t possibly be on them all. The trick is figuring out which networks are the most productive for freelance writing. In this article, I take a look at which social networks[…]

Is Your Social Media Management Utility Belt Equipped, Batman?

Having the right tools on your side as a social media manager is essential. How else can you expect to handle all of your clients’ social accounts? But more importantly, how can you expect to do a good job of this whole managing thing? A major part of this is having the ability to remain[…]

Facebook Page Organic Reach Throttled

Well, isn’t this a load of horse turds? I know I’m late to the party here but I’m irritated and need to get my two cents in on the latest modifications Facebook has made to its Page algorithm. You see, they’ve dialed back the organic reach of Pages to around 6%, currently, with plans to[…]

Why #365FeministSelfie Is Important

Well, that headline should say, “Why #365FeministSelfie is Important To Me,” but I won’t bog you down with semantics. What I will say is I came across this hashtag on Twitter, was intrigued, and Googled. I came up with a post at Viva La Feminista and the rest, as they say, was history. Today marks Day[…]

How to Make Your Own Road on Social Media “Back to the Future” Style

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” So says Doc Brown to Marty McFly in Back to the Future just as the Delorean turned time machine converts into a flying car. Not only is this line from one of my favorite movies ever, it also offers a nice soundbite for us social media enthusiasts to use[…]

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5 Dalek-Inspired Tips for Following Your Social Media Mentors

dalek social media mentorsAnyone who talks to me more than five minutes learns two things: 1. I’m passionate about writing. 2. I’m a full-blown Whovian. And while the written word is something I wrestle with on a daily basis, how I share that content online is an ever-changing process. Am I tweeting enough? Too little? Am I post on Facebook at the wrong times of day? What about Google Plus? What the hell am I supposed to do over there? These are questions many people venturing into the world of social media writing ask themselves. I continue to ask myself these questions.

Now, anyone who’s seen Doctor Who knows that the arch villain of the series are the Daleks, a trashcan-esque, plunger and whisk yielding alien race hellbent on the destruction of anything not pure Dalek. Their popular refrain is “Exterminate!” Many a meme online has seen Daleks in bathtubs with loofahs (Exfoliate!) and Daleks in love (Infatuate!). So, I’m jumping on the meme bandwagon today, shouting, “Emulate!” in my best Dalek voice. Why?

Because if you want to succeed in spreading your content on the web in the most effective way to yield the greatest amount of response and engagement, you need to follow in the footsteps of your social media mentors.