Social Media

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What Scares Me about Facebook Live

Technology does not stand still. Practically every day, there’s a new hot thing that promises to change our daily lives, revolutionize the way we communicate, set the earth on a new axis, etc. I’m sure there are certain people who find these changes exciting and invigorating. If those people are […]

Handling Social Media Posts You Hate

It sucks to get slapped by social media. I don’t mean targeted personal attacks (although I know about those, too) — I’m talking about what happens when you’re scrolling through Facebook just to decompress and see a post that challenges your worldview, and not in a good way. Maybe it’s […]

What’s #keepinstagramchronological and Why Should We Care?

While scrolling through Instagram posts while still in bed this morning (no judgment — I did it, too), you might have seen the hashtag #keepinstagramchronological, accompanied by messages by a few users posting that they’d be boycotting Instagram today. So, what’s going on?   What’s Instagram Changing, and Why?   […]

Social Media Best Practices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I don’t always have time to do what’s “best” for my social media and my blog. Sometimes, I don’t post because I’m busy doing other stuff. Sometimes my morning goes badly and the words don’t come like I wish they would, or the photo light is bad (the photo I […]

It’s Monday Morning, and I’m Smiling

I’m about to do something very out of character: Be positive. On a Monday Morning. Is this a result of the great weather we’re having? Yeah, probably. But it’s also because I’m teaching a Social Media Pop-Up Workshop this weekend, and I’m actually really looking forward to it.   That […]

Learn Social Media with Carrie: Birmingham Pop-Up Workshop September 19

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I definitely find it fascinating: the way we’re connected to everybody now, the way our perception of people changes when we see these manufactured bits of insight into each other’s lives. And I find it incredibly useful, too — social media was […]

Stuck in the Rain, No Coffee: Life Unfiltered at New England Mobile Book Fair

In an attempt to soothe my conscience about only putting the best part of life on Instagram, and to give everyone who supported The Localist book and tour a little more insight into the adventures you guys faithfully funded and followed me through, I’m sharing a few behind-the-scenes stories about […]

Reports of Hootsuite’s Instagram Integration Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Yesterday, I saw reports that Hootsuite was introducing post scheduling for Instagram, and I was kind of excited … and a lot worried. See, Instagram has always been pretty annoying to use for business or for promotion of, say, a little book called The Localist. A Hootsuite integration was a […]

Summer Pop-Up Workshop Cancelled

* Update * This workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience! I plan to begin hosting workshops again in the fall. I said I wasn’t going to host a social media workshop this summer, but so many people have asked me to do one anyway, and I’m a pushover. […]

I Want to Teach You My Social Media Secrets!

Because social media is, well, social, it’s also individualized. Your Facebook page is going to look different than mine for obvious reasons (you probably don’t have as many selfies of my face on your page …  I hope). In business, it’s the same — my business’s Instagram is going to […]

Social Media Is My Frenemy

I’ve been called a social media expert: This AL.com and Birmingham News story called me a “digital muse,” and local social media guru Wade Kwon wrote about me in his ebook, Social Media Stars of Birmingham. I’m consistently asked to participate in social media contests to “prove” my social media […]