- Features: Written by Dave Awl on May 23, 2013
The public meltdown of two restaurant owners featured on Kitchen Nightmares has everyone talking. Here's how to avoid starring in a social media nightmare of your own.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on March 29, 2013
If you’re a social media-savvy creative professional — and since you’re reading this, I’ve got a pretty good hunch you are — you probably already have a professional profile on LinkedIn. But in addition to profiles for individuals, these days LinkedIn also offers pages for companies.
Figure 1: Peachpit Press’s page on LinkedIn is a good example of a well-developed company page.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on February 27, 2013
Getting the word out has never been something you can do all by yourself: It takes a village. Even Paul Revere, as he galloped from town to town in 1775, needed to enlist the help of influential networkers in each community to make sure his message got to everyone who needed to hear it.
In the social media age, reaching the widest possible audience involves encouraging your audience to assist you in getting the word out — by making it as easy as possible for them to reshare your content with their own friends and followers.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on January 23, 2013
I’ll admit it. A year or so ago, I thought Pinterest might be a flash in the pan. (Or maybe a “flash in the pin”?) Social media flavor of the year, the new kid on the block, the youngest who got all the attention. But I wondered if its popularity would last.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on December 12, 2012
Sharing links is a big part of what makes Facebook’s social media world go ‘round. If you’re an active Facebooker, you may take pride in curating a steady stream of entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking articles, blog posts, and videos to share with your audience — in addition to sharing links to your own creative work from time to time.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on November 26, 2012
Using Facebook’s handy scheduling feature for business pages helps you post more effectively by planning your content in advance.
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If you’re in business for yourself as a creative professional, chances are good that you’ve already set up a business page on Facebook to advertise
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on January 26, 2011
Excerpted from Facebook Me! A Guide to Socializing, Sharing, and Promoting on Facebook, Second Edition by Dave Awl. Copyright © 2011. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
Facebook tools like status updates, Notes, Pages, photos, and videos make it easy to grab the attention of your friends and fans—and give you the opportunity to reach out to their friends as well, without being pushy or annoying about it.
- Features: Written by Dave Awl on July 1, 2009
But despite those missteps, there are still plenty of reasons to like Facebook. It's not just that Facebook is still the single best online tool for reconnecting with old friends and keeping in touch with current ones.