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Social Media Basics

2 May

  • Are you new to the Social Media space?
  • Small Business Owner? Don’t know much about Social Media?
  • What is Social Media after-all? ūüė¶

You are not alone. There are a lot of people out there who want to know the bare basics. So, here is a simplistic overview to get you started:

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the most commonly used Social Media platforms for Networking and connecting with people and spreading awareness about a Business, Brand or yourself. 

Basic Overview and why you should use them: 

"Social Media for dummies" "Social Media Explained" Social Media Graphically"

Social Media isn’t rocket science! Trust me, once you start fiddling with these networking websites you will understand what I mean. It’s all FREE – All you need to do is grasp an idea of they can do for you and let them do their magic and promote yourself or your brand. One thing you should always remember though is “once you post something online, it stays online.” So, be careful about what and how you post. Please feel free to reach out via comments should you have any questions or need help on getting social ūüėČ

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Zilker Flower Festival – A Taste of Spring!

2 Apr

Spring is blooming like a¬†speeded-up Nature film and I totally love it! It is a “everyone’s invited” Nature’s open air theater¬†after all. Don’t ya’ll love that. Well, I certainly enjoy it from the core of my heart ūüôā Austin is on a major makeover for sure, both Personal and Professional. It has recently attracted companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google because of the current “Tax Climate” it offers. Twitter was also founded right here in the greatly popular #SXSW (South by SouthWest) home of America – Austin!

Zilker Park is a major local¬†attraction. Zilker¬†Botanical Garden located in heart of the Park hosted the Annual Spring Festival this weekend (Saturday the 31st March 2012 – April ¬†1st 2012) and I am glad I Tagged it!¬†There was something for everyone – Flowers, Activities for Kids, Live Music, Gardening talks from seasoned Gardeners and Austin’s tasty food!! Here are some beautiful shots from the show:¬†

Dazzling Bright Orange Blooms

Hinkley's yellow Columbine

Oh, Forgot what this is called ūüėČ

On way to Taniguchi Japanese Garden

More Photos here: Zilker Flower Festival

Now for the “Keep Austin¬†Weird” side of the show ūüėČ Some interesting things that captured my attention

*Oh hello cutie you are crazy cute*

*And YOU ..are Wicked Cute too!*

Creativity at its best!

'Nuff said! Be a LongHorn and Keep Austin Weird ūüėČ

Zilker Flower Festival

Twitter Basics

1 Mar

Twitter is the best way to share information – both personal and professional and discover what’s trending in the world right now!

  • ¬†Signing up will quickly send a confirmation email to your email id and once you confirm that you will be taken to a welcome “Follow Freely” where you will be asked to follow 5 people for getting started. Just press follow button¬†against¬†people you would like to follow
  • Once you start following people – you will start getting their Tweets in your twitter¬†feed (notice arrow pointer)
  • Start¬†interacting with¬†your followers by posting tweets
  • Click the Retweet¬†(RT) button – to give someone a shout out in the public should you like their share/post/idea! Everyone loves a RT!
  • @UserName in the beginning of a tweet is used for Replies¬†e.g. @consultpri thank you for explaining twitter basics¬†

  • @UserName in the middle of a sentence denotes a Mention e.g. so glad to have landed on @consultpri’s blog¬†

  • The # symbol (Hashtag) – a super sweet little goodie that makes your tweet publicly searchable. It is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. Example – Thank You¬†@consultpri for explaining Twitter ¬†#twitterbasics
  • #FF – instant magic tablet that will increase your Twitter metabolism! e.g. posting a tweet: #FF @consultpri @Twitter @LinkedIn @Facebook would mean these people are an interesting bunch ¬†and you should follow them. #FF literally means followfriday
  • If you want to say the above social media folks are worth following – you can simply say¬†#FF @consultpri @Twitter @LinkedIn @Facebook #socialmedia

  • DM or Direct Message – should you want to engage with someone and keep it private e.g business ideas, job inquiries etc. P.S. you can only DM people once they follow you back¬†
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