Tag Archives: Twitter

Special Report About My Community Social Media Training

29 Nov

Due to the overwhelming interest in my Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011, I had to schedule another training on Friday, December 2, 2011. All the seats have been filled. I just wanted to share my excitement about next event. This is proof that persistence pays off. Woo hoo!

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Read My Article About My Wonderful City of Chicago in Bougie Magazine

16 Nov

Check out my article, Chicago: The Cultural & Entertainment Mecca of the Midwest, in the Inaugural Issue of Bougie Magazine (pgs. 40 – 41). Angela Reed, the creator of this stellar publication, asked me to contribute on Twitter . We spoke on the phone about what she wanted and the deadline, and it was done!

This article is a blessing for two reasons. First, it was a testament that my work is being read and appreciated. And second, I had considered writing for travel magazines and wondered if I could do it. Now, I know.

Bougie Magazine

Don’t Forget My Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on 11/18/11

16 Nov

Great News! I will conducting a Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011.

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Title: Community Organizations: Use Social Media to Increase Your Reach

As the “go-to” centers in the community, residents in local and nearby neighborhoods rely on community organizations to provide information, resources and assistance. While their works are known locally, these organizations could expand their reach and results through social media.

In this 3-hour hands-on seminar, Executive Directors, Program Managers, Marketing Specialists, Public Relations Professionals, Communications Professionals and other staff members from Community Organizations will learn:

  • How to get found on the first page of Google using WordPress
  • How to increase your organization’s exposure on blogs, Facebook and Twitter
  • To reach a larger online audience through live blogging events
  • To reduce your social media workload by connecting all social sites

Go to Event Brite to Register Now!


I’m Still Heart Broken About Troy Davis

26 Sep
Troy Davis

Troy Davis

I’m still heart broken about Troy Davis, the man that was executed last Wednesday, September 21, 2011, EVEN though seven of the nine witnesses recanted their stories and no weapon was found. I pretty much live blogged the entire Democracy Now taping of his final hours while watching Twitter streams. The support was overwhelming.

What really freaked me out, though, was the Troy Davis Facebook page. It was there as long as he was alive, but as soon as he died, so did the page.

A few people on Twitter compared Davis’ trial to Casey Anthony. His execution was termed a “legal lynching.”  There were lots of stars in Hollywood tweeting their support. It was amazing.Ok, one particular Tweet was rather funny to me. It said something like, “Dear Georgia, we’ll give you Casey Anthony for Troy Davis. Sincerely, Florida.” That was one of the best ones.

This execution came at a time that was really emotional for me because I had spoken on the Social Media & Social Activism panel for Social Media Week Chicago, and Davis was one of the subjects I mentioned. And, there are so many others like him now. They are either on death row waiting for their execution, they are in jail awaiting trial, or they are the people going on about their business that could fall victim at any time.

Anyway, I’m done here. Just wanted to share my thoughts. No justice, no peace!

How do you feel about the executive of Troy Davis?

It’s Okay NOT to Write Essays on Your Status Updates & 1,000 Word Articles on Your Blog

14 Sep

No Essays

I understand the power of social media and blogging. I love both. I also understand that we have a lot to say and these tools give us free reign to say what we want and how we want.  However, as an avid reader and writer, I need you to understand that people are NOT trying to read more than 2 paragraphs on your Facebook status update or 1,000 word articles on your blog.  We’re just not.

We are living in a society of information overload and we need you to get to the point. And if you need to write more than 2 paragraphs, add it as a note on your Facebook Page. If you HAVE to write a huge article on your blog, make it two or more posts. This will ensure that you have content and your audience is more likely to read it. Also, if you need practice on keeping your updates short and simple, keep in mind that Twitter has a 140 character limit and text messages are 160 characters; try to stay within those limits.

I’m sorry if I offended anyone, but these long messages are ridiculous.  Especially when you don’t really get the point until the third or fourth paragraph! This message is coming from a writer who reads most of the day. If anyone disagrees with the long status updates and blog posts, leave a comment below and let’s get a conversation going.

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Find Me Online

17 Mar

Hi All~

You can follow me on Twitter under Marcie Hill.  I can also be found on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Marcie Hill