Create Text Headings with Overlays Inside of Canva

By Bethany Jett, @BetJett   Canva is a wonderful powerhouse tool for editing photos, creating layouts, and adding text to graphics. One of the best features is the pre-fixed size layouts for all of the major social media platforms, as well as headers, PowerPoint presentations, letterhead, flyers…you name it. In this video, I take you […]

Five Ways to Fail at Social Media if You Want to Grow an Audience

By Bethany Jett, @betjett There is a huge difference between utilizing social media for pleasure and for growing an audience. It’s especially hard if you’re using it for both. Where do we draw the line? Why can’t we speak our minds about anything we want? How do we keep our friends and our readers interested […]

5 Tips to Brand Your Writing Style

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills Developing a writer’s brand can sound like scaling a cliff unless the writer has sound footing. Unfortunately if a writer fails to take distinct steps to establish a brand, the publishing industry will do the job themselves, and you might not like their choice. A professional writer seizes control of her […]

How to use photos to create memes for your blog

by Mary Denman, @MaryDenman , Instagram: @MaryFDenman Have you ever seen great looking memes online and wished you could create them for your blog? You can! I’m going to teach you a few things about how to create memes using your own photos.   Why is this important?   Memes on your blog posts help with visibility […]

How to use Manage Flitter to Build Twitter Followers

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Two years ago, my twitter followers hovered over 4,000+. In fact, my numbers were stuck, like a helicopter on autopilot. I entered a quest of how to find followers who were readers, in the publishing world, and experts in social media, marketing, and branding. In turn, I made a commitment to […]

Social Media: The Daunting Task

By Susan Neal @SusanNealYoga Have you ever had a task on your to do list for months, but lacked the motivation to tackle the intimidating job? For me, that task was social media. Oh, I had all my social media accounts set up. However, I did not regularly post. In fact, I could find every excuse […]

Creating Graphics that Add the Wow Factor

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills I know your dilemma in creating graphics. Your social media post is grammar correct. Vivid verbs and nouns entice the reader to continue on. Word count is according to the platform. The links are in place. But the graphic has you bewildered, confused, and paralyzed. Adobe Spark is my go-to site […]

Tips to Help You Fall Back in Love with Writing

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Between deadlines, edits and rejections it’s easy to fall out of love with our writing. It can get so bad that we begin to dread sitting down at the keyboard. When that happens to me my mind begins to reprioritize my life. I can suddenly find a million things more important […]

Social Media Questions: What Is Klout & Why Do I Need It?

By Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve recently received a lot of questions about a relatively new social media tool, KLOUT. Despite what it may claim, its biggest value isn’t as a social media platform, but as a tool to measure our relevance in the digital world. First, let me assure you Klout is a legitimate tool, […]