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Best of the Week in Social Media Vol. 4

I enjoy finding “the good stuff” online. With each post in this series, I am showcasing five articles from bloggers that I find to be insightful and uplifting in the social media sphere. I hope you enjoy these selections.

Do you have a blog you’d like to suggest for a future “showcase” post? Please let me know about it in the comments section below. Thanks for visiting The Social Freelancer ™

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Please click on the red title of each selection to read the full post. I hope you will give these bloggers your support by sharing the posts on your social networks.

Ann Tran - Blogging with Kindness

Ann Tran - Blogging with Kindness

Come On In, The Desert is Waiting by Ann Tran
Ann’s blog is one that I enjoy reading each week as it is honest, straight forward and insightful. It is consistently well written, easy to understand and Ann is kind and generous in her approach to social media. She’s also an avid photographer and a lover of scenic beauty, as shown in this post.


Ask Aaron Lee

This is NOT the way you should automate Twitter by Aaron Lee
Aaron’s posts are well researched and intelligently written, giving the reader honest insight and thought provoking content. This week is no different, great post! Aaron points out the importance of keeping personalization in the mix when automating Twitter. Often, companies and individuals realize the benefit of some automation, but fail to keep it personal. This ties nicely with a post I wrote recently, here> Why You Should Schedule Tweets AND Engage. Yes It Matters.


PodJam.TV Blog

10 Essential Ingredients of a Successful Blog by Marty McPadden and Misty Belardo for PodJamTV
These two have a wonderful blog, PodJamTV providing insight into social media with a personal touch. Marty and I have similar backgrounds in broadcast television. We’ve never met, but I admire his work.
This post highlights key elements to be successful at blogging. Clear, well written content always rules at PodjamTV


Mari Smith

10 Reasons to Use Google+ Hangouts for Business by Mari Smith
Mari is one of the most successful writers and speakers today in the social media space and with good reason. Her posts are packed with great information for businesses and individuals navigating the stormy seas of social media marketing.


Social Media Examiner

5 Ways Social Media Can Increase Your Revenue from Existing Customers via Social Media Examiner
Powerhouse site for learning and coping with Social Media. I often tell people that if you could only visit one site in a quest for social media knowledge, this would have to be it. Informative, insightful, easy to read and responsive to the audience, you can’t go wrong here.

More great posts about social media here> Best of the Week in Social Media Vol. 1

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(click on titles to read the articles, thank you.)

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The Beauty of Blogging and Twitter

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Why Social Media Matters and How Marketing Doesn’t Change (“Old Media” vs NEW)

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