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10 Smart Tips for Creating, Marketing and Sharing Content on Twitter

10 Smart Tips for Creating, Marketing and Sharing Content on Twitter
Twitter, the online texting service on steroids at only 140 characters is often a challenge for those with a traditional marketing mindset. It’s more about brutal brevity, smart succinctness and simple shortness than monstering the masses with multi-media sensory overload. It’s all about doing more with less. Creating and then marketing content with Twitter is more about tempting the click than revealing all your secrets at once. Twitter should be seen as the teaser social network. It’s unsophisticated ways are its charm and its fatal attraction for celebrities who dare to tweet while under the influence of substances, emotion or plain stupidity. The Twitter torrent Twitter is sometimes seen as an inbox when it is more like a fleeting torrent that streams and screams its content past you. This led to the creation of Twitter tools like Hootsuite that organises Tweets into lists for reading later. 3 key elements to a tweet There are 3 core elements to a tweet. What are your goals? #1. #2. #3. Related:  Business Cards

Your 31 Day Action Plan to Getting More Blog Readers "Stan, I know what I need to do but I'm not sure where to start!" We were talking about blog marketing, the topic that gets bloggers all tied up knots. His next questions were tinged with frustration. "Do you start with SEO?" "How about creating an ebook?" "When do you need to build a Google+ page?" Have you wrestled with these questions too? Today, you'll get some answers. I've created a 31-Day Blog Marketing Action Plan for you. A Few Things To Remember Before You Get Started I've briefly explained each day's marketing task. Ok, here we go. The 31-Day Blog Marketing Action Plan Let Me Show You "How" to Maximize Your Blog Marketing Success Each Day My new blog marketing course "How to Get Your Next 10,000 Blog Readers" will show you, in detail, how to implement each step in this calendar. The price of the course goes up by $10 every Monday, because new strategies are added every week.

Tiramisu Pancakes : Parentables - StumbleUpon A few days ago, I put a call out on Twitter for help. Marscapone help, to be specific. Many people came to the rescue, however it was @Ivoryhut her responded with a recipe idea that went beyond delectable. Tiramisu Pancakes. oh. hell yeah. Why not have dessert for breakfast? huh?! And while you're at it, come visit Ivory Hut food blog - This woman can make bread, the most beautiful striped bread even! These photos and recipes are from Ivory Hut - enjoy! ~Jaden These amazing Tiramisu Pancakes started out as a casual idea spurred by a tweequest for things to do with half a cup of mascarpone, and the fact that I had just posted a pancake recipe on my blog. The maple-butter glaze is optional, but it gives the pancakes a nice boost of sweetness and extra maple flavor to remind you that these are, in fact, pancakes. I also maintain that, as decadent as it sounds, it might be a tad healthier than regular pancakes because you're not drowning it in syrup. ~Ivory Hut Tiramisu Pancakes Instructions:

INBOUND 2013 Keynote - Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah How To Make Your Blog Appealing To Your Key Audience Will your potential visitor stop and read your blog content or won’t he? That’s the key question. Regardless of your goals, if your blog isn’t appealing to your target audience, it’s not going to attract an audience or achieve your goals. Your blog has to be like chocolate cake to entice readers. Schaffer grew and expanded his blog, originally named Windmill Networking, into a top rated community blog with over 20 global contributors. In his opinion top blogs contain 5 attributes that create blog appeal. This is a point many bloggers overlook. Here are Schaffer’s 5 points that all top blogs contain combined with my blogging tips. 1. As humans, we take in visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Add a photo or image to each blog post to get your reader’s attention.Integrate a number of images and/or screenshots to entice your content and illustrate your points. 2. Recognize that your readers are seeking to get through your content as quickly as possible. 3. 4. Skip the promotion.

Chicken Cacciatore I am a lover of braised meats, whether it be pot roast or short ribs or beef brisket…or the chicken dish I’m sharing with you today. Just give me some meat, a pot with a lid, some combination of liquid ingredients, and I’ll be eating out of your hand…as long as your hand is holding braised meat. That might have been the weirdest introductory sentence of any recipe I’ve ever posted. This is a delightful meal, and a comfort food classic. And magic does happen. I use chicken thighs for this recipe because I happen to love chicken thighs. Not that I’m dramatic or anything. Let’s make Chicken Cacciatore! Here’s what you need: salt, pepper, butter, olive oil, flour, chicken, onion, bell peppers, garlic, mushrooms, canned tomatoes, wine, ground thyme, turmeric, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. And noodles. Begin by heating butter and olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. The start to any good meal! Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chicken. Dredge both sides of the chicken in flour. Yum.

Here's More Proof that Elon Musk Is a Real-Life "Iron Man" Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is wealthy, extremely tech-savvy and crazy about innovation, which has often drawn comparisons to Marvel's fictional character Iron Man. Now, Musk has announced, via Twitter, that his team has built a system that allows one to design rocket parts with "hand movements through the air" and immediately print them in titanium. "Like in Iron Man?" — asked producer of the "Iron Man" movies, Jon Favreuau. "Yup. Not being one that hides his ideas from the world, Musk has readily announced he would post a video of the system next week. Image: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images How To Create An Editorial Calendar to Publish Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, and Email Newsletters | Reach Customers Online | Connect with Low-Cost Tools and Know-How How To Create An Editorial Calendar to Publish Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, and Email Newsletters This article is an exhaustive overview of how to design, create, and use an editorial calendar with links to additional articles, templates, and more. It brings you up to date on how best to create an editorial calendar and process to manage online and offline publications, including content published in email newsletters and social media sites Twitter and Facebook. This article strives to provide a comprehensive overview of all possible resources online compared to other articles which may be publication-specific or focus on one viewpoint of how to create an editorial calendar. When this article was first published in 2003, most online publishers had never seen an editorial calendar unless they came from a publishing background. Most importantly, this article is written for people with no little or no publishing experience. The Editorial Process The Publishing Process

CHARTS: Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About... The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in New York to marches to other cities across the country. So far, the protests seem fueled by a collective sense that things in our economy are not fair or right. But the protesters have not done a good job of focusing their complaints—and thus have been skewered as malcontents who don't know what they stand for or want. (An early list of "grievances" included some legitimate beefs, but was otherwise just a vague attack on "corporations." So, what are the protesters so upset about, really? Do they have legitimate gripes? To answer the latter question first, yes, they have very legitimate gripes. And if America cannot figure out a way to address these gripes, the country will likely become increasingly "de-stabilized," as sociologists might say. In other words, in the never-ending tug-of-war between "labor" and "capital," there has rarely—if ever—been a time when "capital" was so clearly winning.

How to Install Apps for Office in Excel 2013 Apps for Office are small programs that run inside various Microsoft Office 2013 programs, including Excel 2013, to extend their functionality. There are apps to help you learn about Excel’s features, look up words in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and even enter dates into your spreadsheet by selecting them on a calendar. Many of the Apps for Office are available free of charge, whereas others are offered for purchase from the Office Store for a small price. To use any of these apps in Excel 2013, you first need to install them: Click the Apps for Office button on the Insert tab of the Ribbon.The Apps for Office drop-down menu appears with a Recently Used Apps section at the top and a See All link at the bottom. The first time you open this menu, the Recently Use Apps section will be blank. Once installed, you can then insert the apps you want to use into the current worksheet. Excel then inserts the app into your current worksheet so that you can start using its features. active cell

How to Create a Successful Editorial Calendar If you rely on your blog for fresh content to drive inbound traffic there’s one tool that is often neglected: The editorial calendar. An editorial calendar is essentially a virtual “To Do” list. It’s a tool of accountability. It’s a forum for brainstorming. It’s a micro-managers dream come true. An editorial calendar can help reduce confusion and keep you more organized. Chances are you have some sort of editorial calendar in place already without even realizing it. How in depth you go, depends on you and your goals, but the more detailed it is the more efficient it can become. Day Planner vs. If you’re old school, which some of us are, a good, detailed day planner dedicated as your editorial calendar can be an effective tool, however you will be limited to space due to the very nature of the physical calendar. WordPress Plugins If you’re using WordPress there are a few plugins that help organize posts to be published on the platform, check out: Google Docs to the Rescue Share, Share, Share