App of the Week – Isn’t Really an “App”
While I discovered some cool iPhone and iPad apps this week, such as Reflekt, and Merriam Webster’s Scrabble Dictionary app, that I will talk about another time, I’ve been focusing on my business this week. The Done Nesting site is coming along nicely though you cannot see it from the page that currently displays. That will change soon. I wish I could tell you all about it, but it just isn’t quite time. What I can say is that much of the site will be free to access and use with a simple, no cost, registration. There will be other types of registration and offerings for private networking and services. I have plans to take care of my sage sistah’s needs better than those yucky old platforms that sell your info and bombard you with crap. Oh! I just can’t wait to share it all with you! Stay tuned, but in the mean time take care of YOUR needs using Google Plus, or Google+ –whatever lexical presentation you prefer.
I’m so excited! Why? Because the time is right for women of a certain age, and experience level, to move en masse to launch the cyber presence of the “old girl” network. Groups are launching all over the place, such as Facebook, dedicated to the Soccer Moms and Mommy Bloggers who are moving into a more versatile phase of life than the one dedicated to raising small children. We are stepping out from behind all those labels and doing for ourselves.
I wanted you to enjoy the Annie and Aretha tune of “Sistahs are Doing For Themselves” while you read on but I couldn’t find a legit copy to include so I’m including this legit awkward to use stream of interviews/music of Annie Lennox. To get to the video I whose message matches up with this post, hit play, then that you can get to that video by clicking the triangle at the bottom right side of the video inset which shows a play list and then select the EPK1 video in which Annie talks about the changes we women make to accomplish our goals and experience our joys. LOVE that woman. Whew. What a lot of work to get to this video. But hey, it is free and legit.
After you click play, click the triangle at the bottom right side of the video inset and select EPK1 video to get the video I mention in post.
In order to network effectively, all social media needs to be pulled together into a coherent stream of information coming from you. If you are an advocate for a group, a writer or blogger looking for readers, an entrepreneur or business owner you will want to effectively use each social media platform as best you can and focus on the ones that best support your goals. Twitter and Facebook awareness and use are fairly common place now. Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr are image heavy social media platforms that are also very popular.
Most people don’t really think of Google as social media, but Google+ is probably the most important social media platform. It integrates with all things Google. Google is the Goddess of search. Yes the internet is female, didn’t you know? Check out the Feminization of the Interwebs that I wrote in April. Google search partially bases its rank and relevancy search scores on the +1’s added. Adding a plus on a post is one of the most efficient and effrective ways to have your readership support your site. Google plus does everything all the other social media platforms do, and it taps into search. Now that most SEO is defunct and extremely difficult to game, use Google plus, Google+, to stay up on search, networking, and connecting in ways you define. For more basic info I recommend checking out this slideshow by Irina Shamaeva.
Lori Lavender Luz says
I am one of those who straddles two stages, thanks to a late-start in family building. I like the idea of an Old Girls’ network.
And I love the notion that the Internet is female. The ultimate repository.
Old Girls Networks may be a bit discriminatory and some people say I’m sexist, but it is really just building up a network of people who think like you do and whom you can call upon and recommend. My old girls network has young people and guys in it. 🙂 Love the concept of ultimate repository…. witty at so many levels!!!
Still Blonde after all these YEARS says
I haven’t got into to Google + as Much as I should. I know I should post all my links over there. Darn, one more thing to do!
As one of those Saturday Night Live Divas once said… “It’s always sumpthin!
sandra tyler says
Can’t wait to see your new sit!