Keep Calm and Facebook On

In a post, Mark Zuckerberg on January 11th, Facebook announced some major changes in direction that have us social media professional buzzing. If there is one thing that has been consistent with Facebook over the last ten years, it’s the constant changes. For the CEO to make such an announcement himself is quite rare though.

I usually stay away from picking up stories that everyone else is covering and where people I admire already layed out their thoughts quite eloquently. But I have been asked about my opinion so many times that I decided to dedicate a Podcast episode and this blog post to the topic.

I invite you to listen or read and tell me what you think.

Let’s End Youth Homelessness [BlueBird Podcast Minisode]

Did you know that at any given night over 6000 young Canadians have no place to sleep?
Earlier this year we observed first hand how easily young people can slip into homelessness and how little the Ministry of Children & Families can do to prevent this. We also had the opportunity to witness the wonderful work our local Boys and Girls Club does to fill this gap. I have decided to support this initiative by donating $10 of any consulting hour booked in June to our local Orange Door Project.

Ignite Your Blog Content – Hugh Culver Introduces SOS [BlueBird Podcast EP8]

In this podcast episode, Hugh Introduces “Get SOS” to us. The SOS team reads your blog posts and creates a series of social media updates to promote your blog. It doesn’t replace the need to be active in your social media efforts (otherwise I wouldn’t post this 🙂 ) but it takes care of a lot of the work involved in the content promotion.

Because Hugh and his team are so involved in the blogging world, he also shares helpful blogging tips in general.

Vicki McLeod #Untrending [BlueBird Podcast EP7]

Welcome to Episode 7 of the BlueBird Podcast.
My special Guest today is Vicki McLeod

Vicki and I talk about her recent book #Untrending. It is a small book filled with wisdom. Vicki caused me to think about our obsession of being “always on” and she is challenging the notion that everybody has to hustle more all the time to survive in today’s online world.

“Vicki is a writer, coach consultant, and award-winning entrepreneur. You can find her online at vickimcleod.com and offline in the beautiful Fraser Valley, in pajamas, making something” (From the book cover)

Vicki’s book #Untrending caused me to think about my own FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). We talk about this as well as the challenge of coaching others to produce an amount of content that is effective without losing their privacy and peacefulness.

I invite you to listen to the podcast and tell me what you think in the comments or by email: [email protected] .

BlueBird Dictionary Posts

Every day we use certain terms over and over, often without being able to explain what they mean. As a Social Media coach I am often in situations where I have to explain terms that seem common to me but are not clear to others.
I started a series of blog posts explaining some of these words.
I call this project the BlueBird Dictionary

My Interview with Sean Smith

The digital media space is full of all kinds of people. This blog series celebrates those that stand out. Those that do things differently, those that reinvent “the box”. On the blog today is Sean Smith also known as ThatSocialMediaGuy @SeanSmithCR. He is a Social Media Coach based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island BC, […]

What is an Algorithm? BlueBird Dictionary

Algorithm is a word that is used widely – but what does it mean? Webster’s Dictionary defines it like this: Full Definition of algorithm :  a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as of finding the greatest common divisor) in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation; broadly:  a step-by-step […]

How To Remove Tags on Facebook

In Facebook (and Instagram and Twitter) you can “tag” someone in a picture so they get notified. These pictures go into the “Pictures of you” stream on Facebook and depending on the users’ privacy settings, everybody can see them. Tagging others in pictures is a great way of sharing pictures with your friends. I really like it […]

How To Get Started With Blogging – Find Your Blog Topic

In my post “Blogging for Business – Blogs are like Puppies” I introduced you to some of the main benefits of blogging. Today I am starting a mini series about how to get started with blogging: Part 1: Find Your Blog Topic Some people say that blogging is dead and that social media has killed it. […]