As I’ve been growing my own blog and seeing the stats steadily increase, I started thinking about how to make money (even just a little bit) from all the traffic. But, let’s start at the beginning. Also, please note that there are a few affiliate links here, which mean that I get to offer my readers a discount, like the one for SiteGround (I think it’s 60% … Continue reading How To Start a Money-Making Blog
I have been working on WordPress.com for a few years now, just dipping in and out of actually getting around to writing articles. Now I’ve ramped things up with the evolution to SocialDad.ca, I needed to be able to customize my blog. WordPress.com is the iPhone of website builders. It looks smooth and it simply works, but don’t try and change anything. You can’t add … Continue reading The Easy Way to Go From WordPress.com to .Org
So, you’d like a career in Social Media? That’s understandable, it seems like it’s in the news all the time, and all companies need someone to manage their online presence. It’s not so easy to get your foot in the door. An employer isn’t going to be impressed that you have a Snapchat account and that you have a few hundred followers on Instagram. Here’s … Continue reading 5 Things You Need on Your Social Media Resume
Almost every company has a social media presence in one way or another. Many, like Wendys, T-Mobile and Urban Barn (that’s me!) are killing it. Some companies, however are very much slowing down the pack. This slow-down often comes from the top, or the generation of bosses and employees who are amazing at their job, but never really got into the whole ‘Facebook thing’. I don’t … Continue reading The Job Market for Social Media Specialists – and why it’s a problem
As a Social Media Specialist during the day (and into many evenings), I often get asked if I’m going to let my daughter go on social media when she’s older. To be honest, I don’t think there’s any avoiding it. From the easily moderate-able Facebook, to ‘dark social’ like Whatsapp and Kik, there are new challenges facing parents when keeping their kids safe, online. The … Continue reading 10 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
We all like to feel wanted, and a great way to get Recruiters coming to you is to put yourself out there online. The first step is making your LinkedIn profile work for you. 1. Your headshot. If your profile photo is the last time you wore a suit, at your friend’s wedding, get a new photo. A selfie or won’t do either. Get a … Continue reading Using Social Media in Your Jobhunt
Well, last night was an interesting turn of events. My entire social feed was full of election-themed messaging, and I noticed that it was all in a similar vein to my own thoughts (and worries). As in real-life, we surround ourselves with people who we see as similar to ourselves. Humans love and trust homophily , the love of the same. It makes us feel … Continue reading 3 Reasons We Tweet During an Election: The Psychology of Social Sharing.
The big day is tomorrow. The 2016 US election is unifying the world, not with it’s politics, and certainly not with the candidates, but with the sheer magnitude. Everyone has an opinion, and while the rest of the world watches, our American friends are voting. As a Social Media Specialist, I was curious to see just who, where, and how many people are sharing their views … Continue reading #VoteHillary vs #VoteTrump – the Social Numbers
Facebook’s paywalled and, potentially answer-all tool for companies is about to launch. It promises to replace Skype or MS Lync (thank goodness) with live video features, Yammer with a work-appropriate news feed, and will compete with Vancouver-based internal communication tool Slack. The word is that it’ll be a per-user pricing structure, though it may have a basic level of access for free like Slack, Yammer and … Continue reading Facebook at Work – launching soon
Everyone is talking about Nintendo’s new game, and some are loving it! Others, not so much (including the guy in Vancouver with a PokeGym on his kale patch!). But either way, it’s this summer’s craze and it’s taking the world by storm. However, even though you can challenge strangers, collect points and join a team, PokemonGo! is still an iscolating game. The next stage will … Continue reading How Social Media May Come To #PokemonGo!