I know best how hard it can be to maintain a somewhat professional social media especially if you are your own brand. Every month, I find myself going through posts and deleting stuff that doesn't necessarily resonate with the image I want to portray. In the heat of the moment, every post seems like a good idea and while you may not regret posting something, you don't want potential followers/readers/ customers to be put off at a post that was created out of emotion. Below is an infographic with some tips/guidelines I use to audit my social media accounts .
You've seen it before. Those misleading ass headlines that force you to click to find out the answer to the question in the title that you didn't know you wanted to know before. Clickbait is probably the most hated, yet underrated ways of garnering traffic for your blog.
If you do a quick search on Youtube for Jeffree Star Racist, your results will return some videos with open ended questions that you would have to CLICK to find out what the answer is. Clickbait is like the last episode the second to last season of a show, it really leaves you in pieces. As you can see, one of them got me. Each video here has well over 5,000 views with the one that I watched gaining over 1,000,000 views. That's fucking insane.
Here's how you can get a piece of the click baiting action without being spammy.
-Doing weekly round ups using trending hashtags
"This week in my life featuring the #patriots and National Cheeseburger day
-Creating titles with open ended questions e.g.
"Will he ever call me back?"
"What is the purpose of life?"
-Use words with shock value e.g
"This simple life hack will BLOW your mind"
"The most AMAZING picture I ever saw"
"Why I cursed my boss out and quit my job"
"The real reason why people"
"You'll be OUTRAGED at this girl's response"
-Using google searches that create controversy, stir emotion or memories
"Why do white people..."
"One time in band camp"
"Milk and cookies are disgusting"
This post is brought to you by IDBS eln and the #letsgopaperless movement.
It’s 2016, we’re supposed to have flying cars and hover boards that actually hover over the ground. Yet, we’re still using traditional pen and paper for our daily needs. Can we truly function in a paper free world?
Old habits are hard to break. I can't tell you how many times I have grabbed a pen a paper when my phone was in my hand? Our mobile devices have note pads in apps, all of them do but what is it about pen and paper that is so appealing to us?
Below are 4 EASY tips to help transition to a totally paperless work environment and eventually a paperless life!
Digital Business Cards
Business cards seem like one of the those unavoidable, absolutely necessary uses of paper. But it's not! Contap is the e-business card, allowing you to digitally share your information with whoever instantly. So when you're out and need constant contact, you're only a click away.
Access to your ideas from across the globe
Pen and paper is convenient for obvious reasons. You can fold it up and stuff it in your pocket, it’s feather weight and if it breaks you can tape it back together. However, losing an important piece of paper is such a tragedy. Going paperless and placing your sensitive and important stuff on your cloud is such an excellent way to keep track of your ideas from wherever you are even if you’re thousands of miles from home. This frees up the mentally capacity to worry about other things instead of where you placed your paper.
Digital Calendars + To Do Lists
Traditional to do lists are only as good as the eyes that see them. Meaning, if your to do list is stuck in your house while you’re on the road, that spells trouble for your goals. Digital calendars are not only accessible from anywhere but can also alert you on your mobile device (or watch) at the appropriate time to get something done. Paper calendars just lack character.
Scanning Important Items
Certain things such as Birth Certificates and social security cards you definitely need the original of for obvious purposes. But that first class ticket stub that you want to claim on your taxes can definitely be scanned electronically and then used for recycled goods.
And of course, because moms are workers too, below are 3 tips for Mom's to be a part of the #letsgopaperless
-Utilizing card board boxes as flash cards
-Using Chalk Paint to turn surfaces/ old paper into re-useable items
-Using a Nook instead of baby books
What are some steps that you've taken to become paperless? Comment below!
Branding a blog can prove to be quite difficult especially when your blog is multi-faceted and covers an array of topics. In all honesty, branding is all about connecting with your audience and creating memorable branding items.