bloggers* round 2

Blog it, tweet it, tumble it.
Much was discussed at our last seminar for us first year CreComms.
We had Winnipeg bloggers come and share a round 2 of info... and I feel like there could be a round 3 with all the crazy questions we all have on how to keep on top of all the social media stuff we are plugged in to (both personally and for school).

After much wisdom here are some thoughts I pondered after the event:

Alyson Shane: Pick a day an write consistently on it- like her Hip Hop Sunday posts.

Liz Hover: Don't start tweeting until you got your blog together. Don't add a facebook page until your website is good. Essentially don't do a bunch of things if they are all going to be garbage.
And Google+ is dead...
*(But don't worry Google+ I'm still pullin for ya!)

Erica Glasier: for more blog traffic: newsjack fast, newsjack often... Newsjacking
*(has anyone tried to newjack the newsjacking of newsjacking?!?! Well... lets make an attempt shall we?!) 

 James Hope Howard:As much as you can try... sometimes getting hits on your blog is random.
*(this made me feel like I have hope!)

 Shelly Cook: Starting five different blogs is CreComm suicide! But go for it!
*(I second that Shelly... I'm on my second blog in the school year- third blog of this year- and 5th blog in my blogging live... eekkkk!!!)

After a solid 50 minutes of tips/thoughts on social media I was personally still in the dark and left wondering if I will ever make it in the communications industry since blog doesn't get a consistent 5000 hits a day. 
And to cap it all of no one even mentioned the bustling platform known as Pinterest... sigh-


  1. Hey Kristin - I'm sorry we didn't talk about Pinterest. It crossed my mind actually. Sadie just got an invite to join a couple of weeks ago so we've been fiddling around with it. Thanks for posting about the discussion. If you ever have questions, we're all here for ya!

  2. Also sorry we didn't get to Pinterest! There's just so much to talk about ;)

    Getting huge traffic isn't what matters, anyway. Getting to know, like and collaborate with awesome people in your industry or city is what will get you there. I'd rather have 5 comments from people who are totally into the subject matter than 40 from people who just want links to their blog.

    I didn't get to the best advice for traffic: write amazing stuff. Do real thinking and real reporting. Send it to the people you know will be interested, and have good conversations with them about it. In real life, sometimes, even ;)


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