Find Out What's New in Social and Tech This Week - August 21, 2015

This Week in Social & Tech – August 21, 2015

This week’s news in social, tech, and anything else I think might help you keep up to speed. Spotify rolled out a new Privacy Policy and people freaked out. They then posted a blog post explaining and apologizing. Facebook allows GIFS in ads and boosted posts – currently only Wendy’s and Coco-Cola have had access. Yay! […]

Free PDF for dealing with Distraction, Overwhelm, & Self Care Online by Meighan O'Toole

Distraction, Overwhelm, & Self-Care Online

Recently I happened upon this really helpful list of things to do when you are feeling overwhelmed and want to give up. This document really spoke to me so I shared it on my personal FB page and as of today it has over 91 likes and 205 shares. So, it’s clearly something people need. I have struggled in […]

This Week in Social & Tech – August 14th, 2015

This week’s news in social, tech, and anything else I think might help you keep up to speed. Twitter has removed the 140 character limit in Direct Messages. Periscope reveals important numbers (eg: They’ve hit 10 million accounts) that may encourage you to join the live streaming app, or at least pay attention to it. Adweek […]

Everything you need to know this week in Tech & Social Media

This Week in Social – August 7th, 2015

I’m kicking off a new weekly series on my blog where I round up the latest happenings in social media. It’s a post dedicated to listing everything I think you should know this week in technology, social media platforms, and Internet news! My aim is to keep you updated and informed to help you better manage […]

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How To: Easily Pin Your Instagram Pics to Pinterest

Are you pinning your Instagram photos to your Pinterest account? No? Why not? If you’re taking photos of your work or product and spending time creating great photos, I highly recommend that you share them to your Pinterest account. Of course, not every single image needs to be shared, but share the best of the best. It’s […]

Sister Corita's Rules to Live By

The Dog Days of Summer & Sister Corita’s Rules

In the off chance that you may have never stumbled upon Sister Corita Kent’s rules, I thought I would post a photograph I took of them in 2011. Sister Corita created them for the art department of The Immaculate Heart College in 1967, and they are a solid set of suggestions to try and live by. The now defunct […]

Me Made May'15 & a #YearOfMaking So Far

Me Made May ’15 & #YearOfMaking So Far

When I embarked on a #YearOfMaking (YoM) last year, I really had no expectations about what it would be or do do for my life. The only real idea I had was to stay committed. I’m now over 4 months into the project and I’m absolutely ecstatic with what I’ve learned, achieved, and reawakened within […]

Cultivate Community, Not Likes.

Cultivate Community, Not Likes

You see, I’m learning, very (too) slowly at times, that my very best and most important work is not related to how many people I can impact through social media but rather my investments and commitments to the few people in my life that I can impact with maximal effect; those that I have direct and relationally-bound influence. I […]

Instagram Features You May Have Missed by Meighan O'Toole

Hidden & Not So Obvious Instagram Features You May Have Missed

I get pretty into exploring new apps and social media sites, but I understand it’s not the norm for most users. So, I thought I would make a list of helpful and interesting features and tricks on Instagram that you may not know of. One caveat, I own an iPhone, and in the past I have demonstrated […]

What I learned with my first Periscope broadcast

Broadcasting on Periscope: What I Learned Today

I broadcasted my first, real Periscope live-stream today. It was nerve-wracking, distracting, and thrilling. Periscope is a new app that allows its users to broadcast and live stream video from their phone anywhere, doing anything to their followers. Twitter bought the platform and rolled it out at the end of March. There is also another service called Meerkat […]

Things I brought home with me from #Craftcation15

Things I Learned at #Craftcation15

Last week I flew to Ventura, CA. to attend Craftcation15. In its 4th year, Craftcation is a conference dedicated to small business owners who work within the creative industry. Billed as an event that “ignites the entrepreneurial spirit, strengthens craft and business skills and builds relationships in the creative community.” I can safely assure you that this is […]

Win Kari Chapin's CreativeLive Class Start a Handmade Business

Giveaway: Kari Chapin’s Start a Handmade Business from CreativeLive

***The contest is now closed! The 3 winners are Ariel, Benbartthebarbarian, and Pollthurston! You can see the Number Generator here – everyone was added by the time stamp on their post. Thank you so much for taking part!*** Last week Christina Loff from CreativeLive joined me on the podcast (its below if you missed it). She shares smart […]