Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

People often ask us how we stay productive in our writing. The answer, hands-down is that we make time for it. While we make time throughout the week for writing, we also schedule two major, in-person, writing retreats a year to focus on in-depth writing and planning. Here are some tips for productive writing retreats: … Continue reading Make Writing Work: 5 tips about planning your writing retreat

Greenhouses Getting Connected

Tucked between the rolling Virginia hills, Glenhaven Greenhouses offers customers quality plants and mulch and a place to come enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the small, family-owned greenhouse.

The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

Did you know that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual? Thus, it comes as no surprise that Instagram has become the app to beat in terms of affordability and engagement. Instagram currently has over 300 million users with 75 million of those users logging on daily. It can be a wonderful resource … Continue reading The 5 Best Budget Conscious Instagram Photo-editing Apps

DIY: Creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot

Is it common for your customers to message you via Facebook with basic questions, comments or complaints? In this blog, you will learn how to set up Facebook Messenger Chatbots and how it can be beneficial to your small business.

5 Ways to Promote your Farmers Market Booth Online

Word-of-mouth is a great tool when promoting your farmers market booth, but it can only take you so far. Your local customers know and trust you, but what about the consumer who has no idea you exist? Adding new-media technology to promote your farmers market booth can boost your business and reach a new demographic that was not possible before!

A Guide to which ‘Story’ is Right for You

First was Snapchat, Instagram followed and finally, Facebook joined in. Each platform of social media has been taken over by stories. So what’s the big difference between Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Messenger Day/Newsfeed Stories and which one will work best for your own business?

5 Tips for New-Media Time Management

Time management with new-media marketing is challenging. Like many of you, planning time to create and manage content is only a small part of my work responsibilities. Learning to heed that call in a way that allows us to continue doing the work and share it is an art.

Your Guide to Going Live- Tips and tricks to using Facebook Live

Video use on social media is on the rise. Marketers and businesses owners use videos and ads to increase engagement and views, but why does it seem like you’re seeing more videos in your Newsfeed than before? On April 6, 2016, Facebook launched Facebook Live, a live video streaming service that lets anyone broadcast from … Continue reading Your Guide to Going Live- Tips and tricks to using Facebook Live

Q&A Session with Bling Boutique- Finding What Social Media Techniques Work for Your Business

When walking through a mall, storefront windows with cute outfits or flashy displays can catch customer’s eyes and draw them in. But what about expanding? Local customers are the best, but reaching a large demographic, outside of your brick-and-mortar location, can boom your business. This is where social media and e-commerce come into play.