Some of My Favorite Posts on Social Media Basics


I look back on the last 4-ish years of blogging and am amazed at how much I’ve learned. I’ve shared a lot of that here on this blog, but a lot has also been from tons of smart people in my industry.

I often find myself sharing the same posts on certain topics over and over.

In case you don’t want to go digging through my archives and those who I recommend following, I’ve put together this list of some of my favorite posts. Enjoy!


Creating a Compelling Blog Post: A Checklist (me)

Beautiful Blog Posts Have Great Bone Structure (me)


Twitter for Business (Twitter)

Split-Second Decisions: My Twitter Follow-Back Tips (me)

Finding Friends and Building Your Network on Twitter (me)


Using LinkedIn: A Primer (me)


Five Ways to Support Your Favorite Fan Page (Verve)

How to Use Social Media Guide (TechnoTheory)

An Introduction to Social Media for Undergrads (Paull Young)

Starting Social Media: Building on What You Have (Amber Naslund)

What is…? A Handy Guide for the New Media Pro (10,000 words)

Five Very Official Tips for Building an Online Presence (Shannon Paul)

Why I Don’t Link My Social Media Profiles (me)

The Magic of RSS (me)

Bonus: Social Media Today’s Social Media School aggregates all the “basic” posts from that site. Great resource on all kinds of social media topics.

If you have a favorite, please leave it in the comments.

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