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How to Share Facebook Groups – graphics

Jul 24, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off

You can share your Facebook groups with your friends. There are a few different ways to do that. You can use your computer or your mobile devices to either share the groups with your friends, or to add friends to your groups.

(Click the images below to see full-size, detailed graphics.)

 

1) Copy/Paste the Group Link.

Copy the address (url) of the Facebook group.  Then paste that into your own Status Update.

Share FB Group from Desktop
(Click image for details.)
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Facebook Trusted Contacts

Jun 16, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off

I discovered a new Facebook Feature today when one of my fantastic friends made me one of her Trusted Contacts.

I received this Facebook notification:

friend added you as trusted contact
 

When I clicked the notification, I was given this dialogue box:

 

“[Friend] added you as a trusted contact. If [Friend] ever needs help accessing her account, you can now help her log in. She can call you on the phone with instructions for you to get a security code she can use to verify her identity.  Trusted contacts are a secure way to recover your Facebook account if you ever lose access to it.  Do you want to set up your trusted contacts? [Set Up Trusted Contacts] [Not Now]”

Sounds pretty helpful!
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Highlight Your Website on Your LinkedIn Profile

May 16, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, LinkedIn  //  Comments Off

You have an important location to promote your website, and you’re probably not using it.  Where is it?

On your LinkedIn Profile.

 

In my experience, many people DO have their website listed on their LinkedIn Contact Info. It usually looks like this:

Website listing on LinkedIn Personal Contact Info

On the other hand, the website listing in my LinkedIn Personal Contact Info looks like this:

Raylene Wall - websites on LinkedIn

I much prefer to use my branding whenever I can, and a listing like this says a lot more about my website than “Company Website” does. It’s a very simple way to highlight my website, make it stand out a little from the generic labels, while still providing a clear link to my site.

You can alter your LinkedIn Personal Contact Info to list your website by name in the same way.

 

How to Highlight Your Website on Your LinkedIn Profile

1) After logging into LinkedIn, hover your cursor over the “Profile” tab  at the top of the page, and click “Edit Profile” in the drop down options.

Edit LinkedIn Profile

[Alternatively, if you are already on your Profile, you can select "Edit" under your profile introduction.] Read more >>

Top 3 Things My Hedgehog Taught Me about Instagram

Apr 4, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Instagram  //  Comments Off

What does a hedgehog have to do with Instagram?

My family bought me a hedgehog for my birthday last year. Yes, a REAL live hedgehog.

I named her Mignonne – which is French for “cute”.

Mignonne the HedgehogAnd since she’s my pet, she had to get her own social media accounts and website.

Because of course she did!

Mignonne the Hedgehog Facebook Page – done.
MignonneHeggie Twitter account – done.
Those were easy. No brainers. Hmmm….. what else?

As is the case with many new pet owners, I snapped HUNDREDS of photos of Mignonne. I mean, she is THE CUTEST HEDGEHOG in the world, right?

PHOTOS = Instagram!

Great! Mignonne could have an Instagram account.  MignonneTheHedgehog. Except, I had only dabbled in Instagram. I would have a lot to learn…

I took the opportunity to share Mignonne’s cuteness with the world via the fastest-growing social network ever, and navigate the ins and outs of Instagram in the process.  I figured that what I lacked in expertise, Mignonne would make up for with cuteness, and any of my possible learning-curve flubs would be forgiven in the light of her adorableness.

Cute she is, so post we did. I learned a few things on the way, while Mignonne got lots of treats for being a (not so) patient subject.

 

Top 3 Things My Hedgehog Taught Me about Instagram

1) Informal Instagram Communities are Amazing.

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