Archive for Social Media

Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa & Pink Junction

When I first started writing it was a way for me to share updates with our family about Riley and what was going on in our lives.  It quickly grew into much more when I began struggling with my desire to have another child and our inability to get pregnant.  I found that I could lose myself in my recipes and crafts and there were women out there who ...

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Conquering Google+

Over the past six months I have taken on the Google+ as a new form of social media.  I still learn something new just about everyday, but I definitely feel I’m on the road to Conquering Google+ and I want to help you get there as well. I was intrigued by all that I was hearing about it back in July and decided to create a personal and blog page. …continue reading

Spotlight on Me

I wanted to take the time today to welcome all of the new readers to The NY Melrose Family.  We are growing in more ways than one here and I wanted to give everyone an update on all of the things going on here. To start off with I’d like to introduce you to my little munchkin.  She is my bossy helper who is soon to be a big sister. …continue reading

Twitter Tips for my Tweeps

It’s all about fast and simple when it comes to posting to social media, so here are some quick Twitter tips.   1.  Interact on Twitter with others.  Twitter is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a connection with people.  You have 140 characters to get your question or statement out there and the easiest way to do it is to compliment someone on a post or …continue reading

Tips to Grow your Facebook Page

There are simple tips that you can put into action today to grow your Facebook page. Many people I find are most familiar with Facebook because they have used it for their personal use.  Most people are not using their brand page to their benefit though and I was one of the many.  There are a couple of things that you can fix to help your Facebook page grow. 1. …continue reading

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The Basics of StumbleUpon

Another social media outlet that can drive traffic to a site is StumbleUpon.  It can create a major influx of traffic, but understanding the basics of StumbleUpon is key to benefiting from it’s full potential as a social media outlet. After the success of my 8 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest & 8 Tips to Maximize Your Google+ Presence, I thought the next form of social media should be StumbleUpon.  I am still …continue reading

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Google+ Presence

8 simple steps are all that it will take to maximize your Google+ Presence. There have been rumblings for quite some time about Google+ and the importance that it will play on small businesses.  Google+ not only is a great social media outlet to share and contribute to your particular niche, but it is also affects SEO and gives quality content higher rankings when a Google search occurs.  I have heard from …continue reading

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8 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest

Struggling to gain traffic to your site and not sure how to increase it?  Pinterest can make an immediate difference on your traffic.  There are specific way to optimize though.  Here are my 8 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest. 8 Tips for Optimizing Pinterest This was originally written in 2013.  Holy Moly that makes me a blogging dinosaur!  I have updated the tips as of July of 2016 though to make …continue reading

Social Media Influence

As of late, I’ve gotten a ton of questions about social media.  Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or my newest favorite G+.  I have to admit that I’m a bit of a junkie.  I just love the fact that I can find out the latest updates quick and easy.  When I first started diving into social media, I would drop off a post and run.  I didn’t understand the importance or …continue reading

BlogHer ’12 Tips

Last week I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer ’12 in NYC.  This was my first conference and I felt like an absolute newbie.  Thanks to Twitter I knew of some ladies that were attending.  I was able to rub elbows with Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe, Alissa from Rags to Stitches, Tauni the founder of SNAP and Cheryl from Tidy Mom!  I took full advantage of the opportunity and asked …continue reading

Blogher ’12 Experience Brought to YOU

Okay ladies, I haven’t even packed yet, but I’m off to NYC for Blogher ’12 bright and early tomorrow morning.   I couldn’t just go and not bring you all back something though.  So I created my first Google+ Event!  This event will let the Blogher attendees post directly to the event.  Their thoughts and pictures!  If you don’t already have a G+ account, this is the time to make …continue reading

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Google+ Tutorial

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.  We all know it’s upon us, but I bet I’d see a sea of hands who have not ventured into the dreaded (scary music cue) Google+.  Well, I’m here to force it on all of you!  Winks and hugs of course because change can be scary!  Let’s push ourselves forward! You need to start out by going to Google+.  If you are already logged …continue reading

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