6 Top Visual Twitter Tips That Help You Stand Out

6 Top Visual Twitter Tips That Help You Stand Out   Twitter is a cool platform – everyone who follows me here on BadRedheadMedia or my author account, RachelintheOC, knows how valuable I think it is as a free marketing tool – when used correctly (read: not spammy).   From a metadata perspective, yes –…

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The Top 5 Twitter Memes Authors Need To Know

The Top 5 Twitter Memes Authors Need To Know    Let’s get this out of the way first: it’s pronounced meme, like theme. Here, listen to this: http://youtu.be/3dErjFPTarc (it’s Greek — go argue with them).   Meme can mean a lot of things, like a viral pic (remember ‘ridiculously photogenic guy?’), video (the infamous RickRoll),…

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Key Insider StumbleUpon Hints & Tips You Must Read Now

StumbleUpon Hints and Tips Today’s guest post is by Natalie Sayin, author of The Turkish Travel blog. She enjoys wasting time on social media sites and has an addiction to lemon meringue pie. In this article, she talks about her experience with Stumble Upon and shares her hints and tips for using it. StumbleUpon is…

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How To Tweet Without Being An Annoying Spammer

HOW TO TWEET WITHOUT BEING AN ANNOYING SPAMMER   People ask me frequently how to get the word about their books or business without spamming (sending out repeated self-promotional links).   I’ve written about this before on 25 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK WITHOUT CONSTANTLY SPAMMING LINKS, so I suggest reading that first.   Let’s…

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TOP 5 REASONS BLOGGING IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS!

5 REASONS BLOGGING IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS    I’ve been blogging since 2008. I even based my first book, A Walk In The Snark, on essays originally written on the blog. For me, blogging was (and still is) my very own place to do or say what’s on my mind.   And there’s always…

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BRANDING ISN’T YOUR BEST FRIEND: IT’S YOUR NEW LOVER

What is branding?    I’m asked this question a lot by authors.   It sounds painful and scary, doesn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not and you’re probably already doing it.   Have you identified your genre? Sure you have! Do you have topics you’re passionate about? Of course you do.  …

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TOP 5 LESSONS FROM BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2012 (BEA12)

TOP 5 LESSONS FROM BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2012 (BEA12)    I’m just home from #BEA12 (Book Expo America 2012) in New York City and I’d like to share with you a few insights and observations (beside the fact that their WiFi sucked):   1)   WHY INDIES MATTER was the first panel discussion I attended, hosted by…

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