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Super Smart Social Media Tips from the Experts

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Attending conferences is a fantastic way to meet people and learn from a wide variety of different people. I recently attended the BlogHer conference in New York City and I wanted to share a quick wrap of up social media tips with you. I attended sessions on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, SnapChat, Periscope, and I gave a presentation on demographics and how to choose a social media platform. I'll share my SlideShare from the conference in a separate article.

Peg Fitzpatrick at BlogHer

Get ready for super smart social media tips from the experts!

Facebook tips from Amanda Rettke of IamBaker.net and her amazing Facebook Page


Amanda shared five ways to share creatively on Facebook.

1. Share quotes – but relate them to you and what you do.

2. Share products that are related to your brand and what you do.

3. Behind-the-scenes photos to create a bond with your fans.

4. Something trendy. Be hot, hip, and happening.

5. Share the love. Lift other people up by sharing their content.

Amber Gordon @MissAmbear shared some Tumblr tips. Find her on Tumblr here.


1. Four types of blogs on Tumblr

  • Traditional
  • Single topic
  • Curated
  • Portfolio

2. You can find create theme and tools in Tumblr and customize with HTML.

3. Use Gif Grabber to make GIFs to share on Tumblr. GIFs are very popular on Tumblr.

4. You can meet great people on Tumblr in communities and fandoms.

5. 8 to 10 tags are the sweet spot on Tumblr. They go at the end in the tag section, not the post.

6. Descriptive tags are best.

Gregory Littley covered SnapChat and Periscope. He's Littley Littley on Twitter and everywhere.


1. Add flair to your SnapChats with Emojis

2. Use a stylus to draw on your Snapchats

3. After you Periscope, download your video to share on other social media networks.

4. Spend time creating a great title for Meerkat and Periscope and add emoji. The title of your livestream video is a tweet and in the app.

5. Meerkat is used more by pros and brands, Periscope is used by content creators.

Melonie Lucich,  PR with Pinterest

Pinterest tips

1. The average pin is repinned 11 times.

2. Don't use hashtags.

3. Cross-promote your pins to other social media networks. I use #pinoftheday and Pin it for later on my posts.

4. Lists do very well on Pinterest.

5. Use your popular content to create newsletters or SlideShare to spread them more.

6. Pinterest is not a social network.

Melonie shared her presentation on Scribd.

  Pinterest Best Practices for Bloggers by Malorie Lucich

I hope you enjoyed this lightening round of social media tips from a wide variety of different sources! I had an amazing time meeting people, signing books, and presenting at Blogher again this year.

Thank you for your support if you were tuning into my Pericopes or engaging with my social media posts. I really appreciate it!! There's lots of fun photos on Instagram if you missed them.

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  1. Thanks for this round up of the BlogHer conference! I did follow along with some of your posts – it looked like fun. I really appreciate the Tumblr info – I’ve been very curious about that platform lately.

    As usual, you’ve inspired me for something – I’m stealing the conference round up post idea for INBOUND. I have to do something like it anyway for my day job, so I may as well repurpose on my blog. 🙂

    Thanks again, Peg.

  2. Hello-

    Thanks for sharing this. I missed this session. Question: How would I use a rich pin in my images for my blog which is about natural hair and faith? Most of my pinnable images would be in the hair field but the way I understand rich pins is that they may include a link to a product page with pricing.


      1. I went to you as a brand. Very good. Irvin Lin and the other woman talked about being consistent with your pictures, showing pics by Ree Drummonds. My late Friday class was not what I thought (she talked about prices to blog for others, I thought it would be for my blog) and I left Saturday morning for my family reunion. Got lots of great contacts and experiences though!

  3. ’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit
    more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?

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