Category Archives: social media manager

Closing out the browser TABS!

So by Saturday, I have 1,000 tabs with great resources open, some of which I have shared, some of which I haven’t even read yet.  I love Saturday mornings, because I can chill, drink my coffee and catch up on good stuff I’ve missed during the week (* think Dad at the kitchen table with the Sunday paper *)

While I’ll read most of them this morning, tweet, stumble & bookmark on Delicious ~ I also thought I’d share them in a recap post for you.


Why you need to monitor and measure your brand on social media

Wiki of Social Media Monitoring Solutions – I actually always have this handy, but was reminded of it this week. great resource!

Research/Usage Stats:

How Women Use the Web – (that’s my Austin & fellow pink fanatic Connie Reece in the photo!) Great stats on usage from both men and women along with a download from comScore with more detailed info. For those of you asking me for usage stats, here you go!

Social Profiling – more great usage data for you


Apture’s new browser extension ~ Love the on page search!

Follow Up Then – free & easy email reminders


Twitter starts ‘who to follow’ feature – This hasn’t been rolled out to me, yet. Have you seen it?

Advanced Ways to use Custom Tabs on Facebook and UStream on Facebook

Social Media Manager – (be sure to catch all 3 pages on the original source)

…And In case you missed ‘em, catch the 3 blogs from yours truly right here on

Was this helpful?? Let me know in the comments ~ and if so, I’ll try to do it every week!

What’s Social Media Management All About

You’ve heard of it, but still not sure what the role of a Social Media Manager is all about.  First off, social media is simply not Twitter or Facebook.  There are lots of different forms of social media which include blogs, video, podcasting, message boards, forums and more.  A perfect example of using social media is Amazon.  They have the consumers write or share their reviews on products purchased as a way to share their input with the public. This user-generated content is social!

Another form of social media that individuals do on a daily basis is social bookmarking.  When folks visit a website or blog they enjoy they will mark the RSS feed or digg or stumble the post and that is all part of social media, too.  It’s amazing the different forms of applications available for users to share content. Continue reading

Summer Reading List

I keep getting asked for a good reading list on Social Media Marketing.

Well, here’s a good start (at least a part 1 to tide you over until the next post!)

Twitter Revolution,  Warren Whitlock & Deb Micek

Social Media Marketing in an Hour a Day, Dave Evans

Get Seen, Steve Garfield

Naked Conversations, Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

Groundswell, Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff

Trust Agents, Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Social Media 101, Chris Brogan

The Social Media Marketing Book, Dan Zarrella

If you’ve got others to share, post in the comments!

(Oh, and be sure to give each of these fine folks a follow on twitter. Just search NAME to find them… it shouldn’t be too hard!)

* The Links posted above to are affiliate links, and I will receive a commission on any purchases made from clicking on them. Think of it as a nice way of saying, “Thanks for sharing!”

Working on a holiday is time-and-a-half

I’ve been asked about how I structure my days, what my calendar looks like, when I work and all that jazz. To tell you the truth, I work the oddest hours.  That includes late nights (after the family has gone to bed); early Saturday mornings (while their still asleep); and yes, even holidays.

“Why?” you ask.

The answer is simple: It’s quiet.

And by quiet I mean: the phone is not ringing, emails are slow, only my die-hard friends are tweeting :)

I can focus with minimal distractions. And I love it!

This morning is a perfect example. While everyone is offline enjoying that paid-day-to-do-nothing, I’m here plugging away and getting those “I never have time for you projects” done. (Heck – I even wrote a blog post!)

So for me, holidays are time-and-a-half, because it seems like I get a day-and-a-half worth of stuff done!

And who doesn’t love THAT?