How To Make Your Blog Images Perform Better on Social Media
Images tell a story and compel your audience to read and click. Make sure you’re using the right type and size of image, as well as handy tools to add copy and artwork.
“In the last couple of years, marketers have taken the use of images to the next level in creativity, quality and the use of different formats and publishing platforms. The days of throwing a one dollar stock photo at the top of your content are over. Really. Stop it.” Read more here.
10 Social Media Predictions for 2015
Social media is more important than ever for connecting with and engaging your target market. If your goal is to build a community around your brand, then don’t miss these predictions and tips for some of the most popular social platforms.
“These 2015 social media predictions show that you need a multi-platform social media strategy to be competitive.” Read more here.
The Five Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read – or Read Again – in 2015
I’ve already read three out of the five, and plan to read the other two this year. This is a great list.
“The right book has to have that certain harmonious balance of facts and stories, inspiration and actions, and somehow leave you changed afterwards. You know you’ve really gotten something out of a book when you not only read it once, but also actually go back and read it again.” And I would add, you want to share with friends and family as soon as you’re done. Read more here.
From Zero to 35,000: How I Built A Big Email List Exclusively About Books I Liked
A great post from best-selling author and marketing consultant, Ryan Holiday, about the importance of building an email list and exactly how to do it.
“Building an email list is the single best way to communicate with your audience, period. Better than Facebook, better than Twitter, better than ads. Because you own it. Because it is a relationship of mutual trust and opt-ins. That is why you need to build one.” Read more here.
8 Tips for Finding Balance in Our Digital World
There are some great tips here – because we could all use a little more down time.
“Obviously the digital world has its awesomeness and offers the benefit of easy and fast access to literally a universe of information, but it has the potential to be a soul-sucking black hole, too. Balance. It’s all about finding balance. Hey, it is a challenge for any busy mother to find time to have a peaceful potty break alone with or without a hand-held distraction device! Life is an obstacle course of shiny objects pulling us away from who we really are at our core and our soul’s true nature of love, light, and peace.” Read more here.
How MLK Made a Better World in Just Ten Years
We all have limiting beliefs, and Martin Luther King Jr. was a master at overcoming the doubts and fears that could have held him back.
“Instead of limiting beliefs, King embraced liberating truths. He believed that the times called for urgent action. He believed that nonviolent demonstrations were necessary and effective. He believed that racial reconciliation was a real hope and that hearts—and the whole society—could really change.
That’s what “I Have a Dream” was all about. He could see it, regardless of what some people said or believed. He could visualize the victory and knew in his bones that he would someday realize it as well. Those liberating truths freed him to act with determination.” Read more here.
Why You Should Date a Normal Girl Versus a Wild Mystic
An exquisite piece from Alison Nappi on Rebelle Society about what it means to be a purpose-filled, truth-telling wild mystic.
“Don’t date a mystic, if you want the life you have. If you are comfortable and cozy, stay away. Whatever you have built around yourself to create comfort: it cannot stand in the blazing fire of a mystical woman. She is no trophy. She is no bodily pleasure-maker. She is the seer of souls.” Read more here.