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Social Media Sunday: Hot Picks and Cool Reads

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Facebook has had so many changes lately (pretty much good ones) that there’s articles up the wazoonie. Here’s a couple of good ones:

Social Media Examiner: Facebook Marketing for Small Business: What You Need to Know.

Mom Squad Marketing: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Graph Search.


The Melrose Family has a great post in 8 Tips to Maximize Your Google+ Presence and I think this is  a “must read.” Google+ is SO under utilized by bloggers it’s not even funny!


The Melrose Family ALSO had a really good post on 8 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest. Good stuff.

POPSUGAR-I am in full Spring Cleaning mode and adore this Pinterest Board from POPSUGAR Tech on 31 Days of Tech Cleaning

31 Days of Tech Cleaning

I loved this post from We Blog Better because it talked about something I struggle with…FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Many of us (including me) get sucked into the trap trying to listen to “the gurus.” Not that they are wrong or bad (I firmly believe in learning from others) but after awhile their mixed methods and messages can get downright CONFUSING.  “It’s Time to Stop Buzzing Around and Pick your Three!”

Litemind: I love a good brainstorming session. BUT, Litemind explored something new called Brainwriting that I must say I am really groovin on: Brainwriting is Brainstorming on Steroids

I love Hootsuite. I love that it makes my social media not be so much like a needy child. A while back, Hootsuite added the feature to be able to schedule posts to Google+. I liked the idea, but was not sure how to add G+ to my Hootsuite feed. I happened upon this great how-to post from Savvy Blogging: How to connect Google+ in Hootsuite.



 Did you find any Hot Links and Cool Reads this week?

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