Category: Social Media

10 Ways You’re Using Twitter Wrong (And Many Ways to Get Reported as Spam)

[ 23 ] August 14, 2013 |
10 Ways You’re Using Twitter Wrong (And Many Ways to Get Reported as Spam)

There are a few right ways to do social media but there are SO MANY wrong ways! People think just because they signed up for Twitter or Facebook, they get it. NAWL! Nope. Nay. The thing I love about social media is the fact that you can connect with everyone in a short amount of […]

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EBONY’s Trayvon Tribute Covers and #BackwardsBoycotts on Twitter

[ 14 ] August 7, 2013 |
EBONY’s Trayvon Tribute Covers and #BackwardsBoycotts on Twitter

EBONY Magazine’s September issue has four powerful covers, dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. One cover has Trayvon’s family (mom Sybrina Fulton, dad Tracy Martin and bro Jahvaris). The others have Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe, Dwyane Wade and their sons rocking hoodies with the words “WE ARE ALL TRAYVON.” YES WE ARE! I am […]

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10 Hilarious Vine Videos You Gotta Watch

[ 45 ] July 23, 2013 |
10 Hilarious Vine Videos You Gotta Watch

I know that when Instagram video kicked off a couple of weeks ago, folks were declaring Vine to be dead since it allowed folks to post up to 15 seconds of video. But I shook my head because I’ve never been here for IG video. All it did was provide people the opportunity to post […]

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About This Whole Black Twitter Thing…

[ 42 ] July 19, 2013 |
About This Whole Black Twitter Thing…

The phrase Black Twitter started as a joke when people realized the power of Black people who use Twitter. People started noticing that we were driving hashtags and trending topics. Then Nielsen did research and found out that African American women are the most active group on Twitter. Since then, #BlackTwitter has become a THING […]

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#BlackBuzzFeed is Twitter’s Newest Awesome Trending Topic

[ 12 ] July 17, 2013 |
#BlackBuzzFeed is Twitter’s Newest Awesome Trending Topic

I’m an avid reader of BuzzFeed, because their lists are addictive and their GIFs are amazing. Twitter wants to see what would happen if BuzzFeed created a section for topics that Black folks loves to talk about, thus starting the #BlackBuzzFeed hashtag that is now the #1 trending topic in the United States, and #2 […]

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My Advice About Dinosaur Love and the Weirdest Facebook Post Ever

[ 16 ] July 6, 2013 |
My Advice About Dinosaur Love and the Weirdest Facebook Post Ever

I get some strange messages via email or on Facebook sometimes and most just get a side-eye. But yesterday, someone dropped THE WEIRDEST message I’ve ever got on my Facebook fan page wall. And it’s either I’m being trolled (most likely) or people are truly stranger that I could ever imagine. But… I just…Yup. I’m […]

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Happy Social Media Day!

[ 4 ] June 30, 2013 |
Happy Social Media Day!

Today is the 4th annual Social Media Day so rejoice! Mashable created it in 2010 to celebrate the digital revolution, and all over the world, people are celebrating the day with meetups and events and whatnots. What social media has meant to me has been the power to connect to people you might not otherwise […]

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#PaulasBestDishes: The Best Twitter Hashtag in a Long Time

[ 178 ] June 19, 2013 |
#PaulasBestDishes: The Best Twitter Hashtag in a Long Time

So some of us are just finding out that Paula Deen is racist and terrible. She’s losing today and Twitter has made her the butt of its jokes for the past 2 hours, to the delight of everyone. @BrokeyMcPoverty (writer and foolery enthusiast), asked if a hashtag existed yet, and it didn’t. So @Jeffuhz kicked […]

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Hillary Clinton is Already Winning on Twitter

[ 15 ] June 10, 2013 |
Hillary Clinton is Already Winning on Twitter

Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter, yall! And the lady is already rocking the place. Her bio is winning everything. I especially love “hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker.” You know Hillary perfected the mom bob like no one else. And her pantsuits are iconic in all their matronly glory. Her resume is impressive dinnamug […]

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5 Plugins Every WordPress Blog Should Have

[ 17 ] May 28, 2013 |
5 Plugins Every WordPress Blog Should Have

Plugins are add-ons that give WordPress (self-hosted, not .com) sites extra functionality. They’re basically apps for your sites, and whatever you want, there’s a plugin for that. But just because you can use plugins for whatever doesn’t mean you should. Every plugin you add to your website is one more thing that load every time someone […]

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How Pinterest Brought Me Over 100,000 Pageviews in the Last 3 Months

[ 24 ] May 13, 2013 |
How Pinterest Brought Me Over 100,000 Pageviews in the Last 3 Months

Pinterest is an online visual site where you can “pin” pictures (and videos) while following other folks and re-pinning their stuff. I joined at the end of 2011 and quickly became addicted to it. I e’em wrote a blogpost in January 2012 on how I’m obsessed with Pinterest and board creating. Back then, I only had […]

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My Spring Webinars on Blogging, Branding, SEO and Getting Traffic

[ 1 ] April 11, 2013 |
My Spring Webinars on Blogging, Branding, SEO and Getting Traffic

Hey folks! Yesterday, I released my newsletter announcing the 4 webinars (online classes) I’m having this spring! My goal is to have those who just started blogging and those who’ve been blogging for a while but don’t feel confident about it walk away knowing they can do it effectively. AND you can take them from wherever […]

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Bill Gates Isn’t Giving You Money for Sharing A Facebook Picture

[ 17 ] April 3, 2013 |
Bill Gates Isn’t Giving You Money for Sharing A Facebook Picture

There’s a picture that has been shared into my Facebook newsfeeds and each time I see it, I *facepalm* and wonder where common sense went. It clearly took a vacation and said “I’m on a break” from society at large. This OBVIOUSLY photoshopped picture of Bill Gates holding up a sign promising everyone $5,000 if […]

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