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Social Media Isn’t Rocket Science; It’s Social

By: Guest | September 11, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Leslie McLellan.  It seems to happen every time you talk to small business people about social media, doesn’t it? Eyes gloss over, hands start to flutter, attention wanes. You hear “I know it’s important, but it’s so complicated.” Since when is being social complicated? Social media is another form of simple conversation and if you’re in small business, you have to [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Celebrities Fake and Real

By: Gini Dietrich | September 7, 2012 | 
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How about that short work week? I think every week should be four days. Perhaps I’ll run for President on that platform. It wouldn’t matter which “side” I”m on, everyone would vote for me! Am I right? Then Secret Service would have to road bike with me and I would LOVE that. This is sounding like a great idea. While I ruminate about my 2016 campaign, [&hellip... Read More
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Social Bookmarking and PR: Making Friends and Influencing People

By: Guest | September 6, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Carlo Pandian. If you belong, like me, to a generation that considers it normal to actually have met most of your friends in the flesh you may be a little wary of all things techie; especially techie things which involve the word “social.” That doesn’t mean all things social should be overlooked for any business and, as we all know, if [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Featuring Kids of Friends and More

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2012 | 
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Woo hoo! It’s the start of a long weekend in the U.S. What are you going to do this weekend? Some of you were talking last night on Facebook about a four-day weekend. Clearly my boss sucks. We only have a three-day weekend. But it shall include cycling, cooking, friends, reading, wine, and perhaps even a movie or two (which will make Mr. D super happy). [&hellip... Read More
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Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck

By: Guest | August 30, 2012 | 
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 Today’s guest post is written by Melissa Woodson. Twitter is an excellent venue for sharing news with fans and followers, promoting products and businesses, and supporting worthy causes. To that end, Twitter chats are becoming increasingly popular as a way to build brand awareness and extend networks. A Twitter chat is brought together by a common hashtag, open to anyone who wants to participate, and is [&hellip... Read More
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Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. and we wonder why no one read it). I almost hate to mention it again because it was so bad. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes, the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years [&hellip... Read More
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Small Businesses Have a Unique Opportunity in Social Media

By: Guest | August 28, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Tammy Kahn Fennell. As a small business you have something the big guys can never have. Total real-ness. You understand your brand, your industry, and your customers. You know more about selling your product or service than anyone else. And this kind of domain expertise translates incredibly well on social media. According to a recent study by Blue, 50 percent of small [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Dog Shaming and Sexy Guy on Rollerblades

By: Gini Dietrich | August 24, 2012 | 
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Well, kids are mostly back at school (though there are some lucky ones who don’t go back until after Labor Day), vacations have been had, and the entire country is beginning to cool down. I guess that means football season, tall boots and sweaters, autumn leaves, and fire pits are upon us. It also means my outdoor cycling days are numbered, which totally stinks…no matter how [&hellip... Read More