I really enjoyed the Peg Fitzpatrick (#5) Blog. I found her page to be easy to follow and navigate. She touched on all the social platforms that I am interested in (Facebook, Pintrest, IG, and Linkin). It seems that her blog is female oriented which I found extreme nice. It seems that the main ideas of her blog are ways to make your social sites more appealing and how to market for longevity. Many blog post centered around tips on how to increase traffic on your sites.
I really enjoyed her blog and can see myself using it as a tool for ideas on my sites in the future.
The Peg Fitzpatrick Blog was my favorite too. I thought the style was very feminine as well. The information was very useful if you are into social media marketing as well.
I also liked Peg Fitzpatrick's blog, I loved that it seemed to be female oriented and that it was easy to follow. I liked how her main ideas were how to make sites more appealing.
I agree Amanda. The fact that it was more female oriented is nice. I plan on opening a makeup/ skin care business so this was right up my alley. Being more appealing is always key to any sales approach!
Peg Fitzpatrick's info was definitely gear towards longevity and how to increase traffic flow through the site. I could see why this would be very beneficial to a growing Blog with its fundamental practices. All of these sites seemed to carry great info depending on the situation.
I liked Peg Fitzpatrick's blog as well. I like the explanation about the Instagram Stories Takeover. I would see the word Stories at the top of my Instagram page but never really knew what that meant. She does very well explaining the "whys" about everything.
Hi Alexandria! Such a pretty name! I liked Peg Fitzpatrick too! "Your blog is real estate that you control..." i thought that was really great insight!
Real estate you can control! Right on Tara it was such an amazing way to put it. Social media is playing such a big role in everything. The more we can find tools and tips to make it work for us and not against us I am all in!
This was such an amazing page. I really enjoyed how bold and easy it was to read. I have watched so many friends use platforms like Facebook and Instagram to catepolt their businesses. This blog really gave me great information to take with me. With the work I have already seen and her great pointers it gives me a great place to start to market any business I would start. I defiantly will continue to follow her tips.
My favorite Blog was Peg Fitzpatrick because she covers all the social media i love like Instagram, and pinterest, and the one thing i look for in a blog first is color, color attracts my attention then the font, then the information. She has a really neat and thought out blog !
One of my favorites from the list was #3 Dustn.tv. At first impressions it seems to have simplistic design of relaying a decent amount if information. Its not overly crowded information desperately trying to grab the readers attention, but very specific entries that are clear and useful. A lot of the entries in this Blog are centered more around improving your skills in marketing with mastering imagery or getting organized. It spoke to a few things that I am interested in but the self improvement and how to manager your own social media skills. The post about the ultimate guide to branding yourself on social media was a very interesting read. It contains information that should be used when making any social media posts and how to set yourself up for success with tips and helpful information.
I thought that the Dustn.tv Blog had a very simplistic design as well and it was similar to my style. I thought that the information provided was very useful for marketing.
The information on this blog is definitely useful for marketing and I agree the site is very simple. I wouldn't have expected it have so much information from the way it looks.
Dustn.tv was one of my favorites as well, especially the guide for Pinterest.
I went back and took a closer look at Dustn.tv and you are right! I spent a good ten minutes exploring and no pop up ads until i read further into one of the entries. And some really interesting reads as well! I liked the social media 30 day template post.
My favorite website from the list was "Buffer Social". Out of all ten listed websites, I believe it has the best balance of being informational, relevant, and professional.
Most of the websites had pop-ups that showed within 3 minutes of being on the website. They are trying to sell me a product before I can explore what their business is. Within a minute of being on "Buffer Social", I discovered an article that was relevant to me in real-time. Buffer's articles cover a multitude of topics including: social media, business productivity strategies, and financial insights.
I found an article titled, "What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content" (Alfred Lua), to be concise and useful.
I thought the Buffer Social Blog was very interesting as well. It did have a lot of information that I found to be useful.
This was also my favorite blog out of all ten on the website. I liked how the site was organized and had information for different needs.
You made a really good point about the other Blogs. Maybe I'm used to seeing so many adds on websites but I did remember the adds weren't there. I did enjoy this site and how it combined those 3 major events. It definitely was looking for broad audience.
I would agree that the Buffer Social design layout was good and easy to follow. I like the entry about "never run out of content to share." As I find with my own social media accounts I do run out of content to share so I don't post as often as I should.
I liked Buffer Social as well, and I agree it looks very professional. The very first article that came up was "How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan From Scratch". How great is that?!
My favorite website from this list was the Peg Fitzpatrick Blog. I really liked her style for her blog and found that it is similar to my style. I thought that it was very easy to find things in her blog and her posts were very useful. Her posts are centered around getting more attention on your social media pages along with making them look better. I found that the post "How to Power your Content with Visual Marketing" to be very helpful and I will probably use the information in the future.
I also liked this blog. I felt that it was one of the only ones on the list to be centered around making them look better and getting more attention.
I already commented about this Blog in another comment but it did have some great user growth information. Great for expansion and helping any form of social media grow.
I really liked Agora Pulse. I thought the site felt very user friendly and I found an interesting article on LinkedIn lead ads. I think Linkedin will help me to reach my target market better than some of the other methods, but I don't utilize it very much currently. So I am really interested in a site blog that help me learn how to better use it for marketing my company. I also liked the Social Media hat. I saw some interesting articles that covered topics I didn't see elsewhere. I think they all had pop ups, which were annoying, But I know they have to sustain there sites somehow. I think they all tend to have some overlaps in information, but at least it's a lot if useful information.
The only thing I wasn't a fan of in this site was the adds. They felt a little too much for when I was trying to look into a few articles with good information. It definitely has a unique style to some of its content and felt original.
I like Agora Pulse also. I like the article about "6 things you kinda need to know about Instagram" as is turn out I only knew 2 of the things.
I liked blog #2 (Buffer Blog). I picked this blog out of all 10 because it was easy to navigate and it didn't just talk about one social media platform. It had different articles for each platform and for different goals with each platform. I also think that Buffer Blog is has a different more creative view than the other blogs. Buffer also has three sections to choose from on the blog for whatever you are looking for which I think is convenient.
This blog was also one of my favorites out of the 10 listed. It doesn't limit itself to a specific aspect of social media and I liked how you could choose from the 3 sections. I could see myself using it because of the fresh new content.
I liked Buffer Social a lot. I found at the bottom they also have case studies available. I think that's really useful as they give you ideas but they also show results of strategies that actually worked for different companies.
I enjoyed The Ultimate Pinterest Guide For Bloggers. I liked how the blog started off by explaining what Pinterest is and the misconception that Pinterest was for women. Lol - I thought the same when I first started using Pinterest - as I made my boards all about the things, places, that I was inspired by. Not realizing to share my interests I kept them private. This blog pointed out how to categorize your board and what your pins should be "useful" "helpful" "insightful' and "engaging". And it gave examples of pins that fit under those categories.After reading this blog I view Pinterest in a different way and will follow the strategy going forward.
I was referring to Dustn.tv Blog. That's where you can find the Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Bloggers.
I was trying to enjoy the Spiderworking.com blog but it was a bit much for me. Some of the terms were a bit over my head but did enjoy the article about staring the YouTube channel as it seemed more on my level.
Hi Arlene! I agree and Spiderworking just didn't grab my interest the way some of the others did. I really liked Buffer Social and Agora Pulse. On the latter I found an article on "How to Spy on Your Facebook Competition" It gives you screen shots and step by step instructions on how to "watch" competitor's pages. Facebook then ranks your page by likes in with these. Very cool!