When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a content writer. At the mention of these two words, they gasp, “content writer?!?” And I nod my head, yes, knowing they’re suddenly envisioning fancy Great Gatsby-esque parties, whirlwind yacht cruises across the world and frequent dinners with royalty. It’s true, all true, but I’ll tell you, it’s not all glamorous parties, early 20th century cocktails and yacht tours of the world when you’re a content writer, no sir, sometimes you have to get down to work.
You want to make a splash on Twitter, but where to start? Click the pen icon and get to writing. Remember, you only have 140 characters to get your point across, so make it snappy. (Characters include punctuation, spaces, links and hashtags).
It’s easier to learn your way around Twitter before beginning to tweet, so follow my lead as we walk through a few of the basics.
Social media can be frustrating and mysterious. Why does one Tweet earn likes and retweets, while another tweet gets overlooked and eventually buried in the timeline? No love, no recognition, just a lonely tweet, ignored and not doing anything for your social presence. There are a few rules and guidelines to follow that will bolster your social media engagement. While Twitter and Facebook are both important to maintain, they are different platforms that require different approaches.
One of the things you notice if you spend any time at Roundpeg is the laughter. From stifled giggles to laugh-out-loud moments, there is a bit of laughter every day.
What makes us laugh? Animal videos of course, and other strange things we find online, paper airplane contests and jelly bean tasting events, the antics of Benny and Clyde and the silly jokes found on the inside of Popsicle sticks. Most of all, we laugh at the things people in the office say, whether they mean to be funny, and often when they don’t.
We think laughter should be shared and so, from time to time, you will see #OHAtThePeg in front or and the end of a particularly silly comment on Twitter.
Page titles are probably something most web users take for granted. And that’s fine for the user, but it’s not something a business should take for granted. Titles are the last chance you have to persuade a user to click on your website. Don’t neglect them and hope for the best; while page titles aren’t the most glamorous portion of your website, it’s important to have them for both the user experience and for SEO.
If you take a look at the Google search engine page results of anything you’ve searched, you’ll see a variety of ways in which businesses have chosen to write their page titles…
Sometimes you want to blog but you just can’t. Read some suggested tips to breaking the (writer’s) block in today’s Roundpeg post.