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The Quick and Easy Guide to Getting Social (6 Steps)

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 6.07.48 PMThe hottest topics I usually find among new clients (for social media strategy) seem to continuously circle around learning and defining what are the “right” and “wrong” things to do within social media. Their  questions may sound different, but there are always many and the intent is usually the same; building boxes, drawing lines, and creating labels so that we know exactly where we stand in the big-wide-world of the unknown.

Social media is exactly that – the unknown – and there is nothing wrong with asking a question you don’t know the answer to. However, in the social media world, a world that is roughly 50-60 years young, no one has all the answers. We as users are still creating them and we as humans decide how this phenomenal invention will continue to develop, how far it will reach, and the various types of “rights” and “wrongs” that will come from it.


How to Use the Nextdoor (App) to Be More Neighborly in Your Neighborhood

It’s been only three short years since Nextdoor launched their private community platform for social networking – neighborhood style. To date Nextdoor is showing no signs of slowing down with its acclaimed awesomeness by all those who use it.

IMAGINE: Facebook (+) Craigslist (+) The News (+) Networking (+) Referrals (+) Crime Fighting (+) Info Sharing (+) Saving Money (+) Good Samaritan Lollapalooza = Your Neighborhood Online.

Nextdoor has been featured on almost every mainstream media outlet and mentioned in countless articles as one of the top private social networking platforms available and on the rise.

My initial Google search for “Private Social Networks” pulled up first page articles from Mashable, Sgrouples, and Techhive with Nextdoor being at the top of the lists.

I honestly don’t remember how I stumbled across this awesome app, but I’ve been using it for at least a year now. In the process of using Nextdoor I have met some amazing people, saved money on painting my apartment, and made a little extra money through referrals. I’ve also recently discovered a new yoga studio that’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live. This particular yoga studio seems to be hard to find through regular avenues of searching for places to get my stretch on so in my book, Nextdoor gets extra kudos for facilitating this phenomenal find.

With all my excitement in launching this blog, , on everything related to social