Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re […]Continue reading
In lieu of Snapchat’s recent developments, which I discussed in a blog post earlier this month, I decided to look at how each of the big social media platforms could be used as platforms for writing. I actually started exploring this in Portfolio class during my second semester at Champlain. The professor had us sign […]Continue reading
While Twitter has been putting along, slowly reeling in followers, my Facebook page has exploded. As of this writing I only have 172 likes, but I’ve left some pretty good impressions.Continue reading
Don’t follow people you’re not interested in. Chances are they’re not going to be interested in you either. That said, expanding your horizons a bit – following photo bloggers even if you’re not a photographer, or humor accounts from comedians you don’t know – can lead to a broader, more diverse range of followers. People have many different interests.
Who follows who across these four social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram – varies wildly. Facebook friends are usually just that – people you know in real life. Connections on LinkedIn benefit both parties. Each receives a potential job and a boost to their stats. In the business world, it’s not uncommon to work with people you’ve never met. All the two have is a shared industry, mutual friends, or the same employer. However, LinkedIn retains the expectation that connections at least have something to do with each other offline.Continue reading
Part Two: So You Wanna Build an Army?
By Jeremy Allmendinger
Everyone hates pointless Facebook notifications. I don’t care how your FarmVille is doing. I don’t want to gift you pigeons in BirdBlazers. I hope your Frolic Simulator character gets an aneurysm. Similarly, sending people bushels of Facebook invites neither makes nor keeps friends. So how do I get people to like my page without bombarding them with reminders like the Allied forces in Dresden?
Last May I was tossed into an uncertain world of possibility and failure before I could remove my mortarboard or robe. Trading a signed and stamped piece of paper for a job didn’t pan out, so I did what any attention-starved millennial in my shoes would have done and took to the Internet. I’ve never been much for traditional employment anyway.Continue reading