Posts tagged with ‘social media’

  • Bloggers: Get More Twitter Mentions and Followers with This Quick Tip

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 12, 2014
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    Whether you're a professional blogger or you simply have a blog attached to your freelance writer or author website, chances are good you have social media sharing buttons attached to each post. And if not, you should. They're simple tools that allow your readers to easily spread the word about your posts. Yet I see bloggers make a common mistake […]
  • Tuesday Quick Tips: Change Your Twitter Handle Without Losing Followers

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 3, 2014
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    Today I'm kicking off a new weekly post series: Tuesday Quick Tips. Each Tuesday moving forward I'll publish a short post with a simple tutorial, generally covering a common question or something you can do in just a few minutes. Let's start by talking about Twitter. If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed that I recently changed […]
  • 3 Ways Authors Waste Time With Bad Book Marketing

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 17, 2014
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    I hear it all the time. Authors complain that they're fed up with book promotion. They want to spend their time writing and not marketing their books. In many cases you can cut down on marketing time significantly. All you have to do is stop making some common book marketing mistakes, doing things to help your book sales when in […]
  • Be a Book Marketing Hero. Stop Social Media Spam.

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 26, 2014
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    As a follow-up to my recent post and infographic, Twitter tips for authors, I'd like to share a resource from another author. Anne R. Allen shared this post with me on Twitter, which she wrote last fall. Social Media Secrets for Authors, Part IV: How Not to Spam I hate spam. You hate spam. We all hate spam. It might […]
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 24, 2014
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    If you're an author, you've probably heard plenty about the importance of social media marketing. But when it comes to using social networks as marketing and PR tools, there are right and wrong ways to go about it. Let's look at Twitter as an example. Here are some Twitter tips that will help you build better relationships with existing fans […]
  • Why Writing Skills Matter in Blogging

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 12, 2013
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    As a blogger, it's important that you continuously strive to improve your writing skills. While no one is expected to be perfect all the time, you'll want to focus on a few key things including: decreasing spelling and grammatical errors; making sure your writing style and language choices are appropriate for your audience; keeping your blog posts clear and concise. […]
  • Using Social Media to Find Writing Gigs

    By Guest on January 22, 2013
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    By: Adrienne Erin Freelance writers love the Internet. Whenever a company creates an ecommerce site, a newsletter, a blog or an informational website, they need people to write content. Writing opportunities abound online for writers, but only if you look in the right places. Scams and low-paying jobs are everywhere online. How often have you seen an ad demanding exceptional […]
  • Promoting For Print: Social Media

    By Catherine L. Tully on October 6, 2011
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    Writing for print isn't just about writing for print. What? What I mean by that is this--you have to promote yourself and your work if you expect to make a dent in the print publication market. These days, a big part of this has to do with social media. Social media may seem like a strange thing to think of […]
  • How to Use (and Not Use) Twitter to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 9, 2011
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    I made the mistake on Twitter yesterday of searching for "freelance writing" to see what people in the community were talking about. Wow. Just wow. I can't remember the last time I saw so much spam and so many crap freelance writing jobs in one place. So it got me thinking about finding jobs on Twitter -- more specifically finding […]
  • Announcing a New Social Media Blog: SocialRealist.com

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 11, 2010
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    I used to be an online PR and social media specialist. I ran my own firm. I ran a blog covering those issues at NakedPR.com. It did remarkably well in the niche. But when I quit PR consulting to focus on the writing side of things full-time, I decided not to continue regularly blogging there. Almost a year ago the […]