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Social Media for Writers

Social Media for Writers


Room for improvement with graphic arts skills!

Room for improvement with graphic arts skills!

Whenever I think about sharing the details of the benefit to using Social Media to promote their business (or their books, or themselves), blogging comes first to my mind. That graphic is intended to illustrate my approach. When this post is complete, it will be posted on Facebook, which will feed it to Twitter. Then, I’ll use my WordPress presence to share it again on my Mousehelp and Rouzell blogs. Does that seem excessive to you?

Consider this: What if people are searching for exactly this? “How to use Social Media to promote my book” And, how will it benefit me as the author of this post when they find a link to my article in their search results? I could leave that to your imagination. But, the fact of the matter is I am going to be teaching (professionally) on this very topic to writers very soon. And, if I later create a webinar version of this instruction to sell online, I may get paid again! 

That’s most of what I have to say about this, except that I am passionate about writing and teaching, probably in that order, and sharing these ideas on Social Media and with blog posts simply makes good sense to me. What makes sense to you? Write and post and send me a link.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

OK, so we get the first one by birth. We are lucky to be born in the US, so we get the second one by default. That third one, is an inalienable right, according to the United States Declaration of Independence. However, sometimes I’ve forgotten to take advantage of this freedom.

Lately, I’ve focused some attention on this task, primarily in response to this video from YouTube, where Shawn Achor explains, through humor and story telling, that happiness should be put first. In other words, instead of thinking that achieving some arbitrary goal is going to make you happy, being happy will actually improve your chances of success in striving to achieve any goal. 

He says our system is design to always keep happiness just out of reach. As in, if you attain some goal, you don’t stop there to say, “I’m happy now.” You simply raise the bar, set a new goal and continue your quest. Again, you’ll be happy when…. Whatever fills that blank for you matters very little. If you continually move the target, you will never be happy.

So, put the odds of success in your favor by choosing to be happy first. If you do watch the video, watch as this man captures the audience immediately, gets them laughing and notice how fast he talks. It’s pretty impressive stuff, an example any public speaker might use to model his next presentation.

I’ll let you know how that goes, right after my next Toastmasters meeting. I intend to happily present.

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Mousehelp.com is a Rouzell Enterprises owned business. Mousehelp.com is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, SEO expertise or help with social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

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Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

Go ahead and search, Palm Desert Computer Repair, to see if Rouzell shows up in the results. 

Now, there’s a title I would never have considered for a blog post, had I not read an article entitled: 

5 Tricks to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts
How to Boost Blog Traffic with Keyword Writing and SEO

Here’s a link to that page, on About.com, if you want to check it for yourself: http://goo.gl/gbtj4

There they will tell you that the title of your blog post weighs more heavily on search engine rankings, so I thought I would try this with some of my blogs, to see if Rouzell shows up more frequently in my search results for that string of words. 

You could spend a considerable amount of valuable time reading through all that has been written about SEO and now I have to continue reading about long tail search engine optimization. That link comes from the same About.com website.

Also, I’ve learned that I should include a link with the same keywords near the end of my article, so here’s one that will take you to Rouzell Enterprises, Inc. – where we take care of people who use computers. Love people, use things; that’s what we do. Palm Desert Computer Repair

Twitter Condense

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

If you can accept Twitter as an adverb in this context, that title makes sense.

At exactly 20 minutes and 47 seconds into a half-hour presentation, Jay Abraham says this: “And you should live for making people’s lives better because you’re in it.”

Forgiving the grammar error there, I found that one statement to be the core of his message.

There’s a whole lot more to it, about responsibility and your duty to your clients. I found it well worth the listen – time well spent.

http://sangevents.com/the-advanced-strategy-of-pre-eminence-by-sang-vi-speaker-and-marketing-legend-jay-abraham/

I had not heard of Sang Events, until I stumbled upon Sally Hogshead on Twitter.

@SallyHogshead

Rewarding Childish Behavior

Today’s post in “thechangeblog” was all about what we can learn from a toddler. There’s a link for you at the end of this article.

I’ve often said that if you want to learn computers, you may do so more quickly, if you behave like a child. Watch a kid run into a computer store and just start clicking the mouse and pushing the keys; “to see what happens!” You can do the same thing. When you get results you like, take notes. It really can be that easy.

http://www.thechangeblog.com/lessons-learned-from-a-toddler/

Have a great day!

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.