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Weekly Link Roundup # 18 – Tips on What to Post on Social Media and How to Stay Secured

January 16, 2017

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What to post on Social Media?

If you have ever felt like pulling your hair on the thought of what to post on social media, then congratulations, for you have company.

Social Media was one of the most confusing things for me and social media marketing was the thing that I would procrastinate the most. The reason why I would defer it is not because I didn’t want to do it. In fact I felt good with social media marketing but I would be so confused on what to post on social media channels, that I would spend hours thinking and planning and the productivity would be ZERO.

Eventually I started to feel miserable at the very thought of social media marketing and thus started procrastinating.

But once I picked up the right tools and learnt to optimize my social media automation, I was back into social media marketing.

Social Media Weekly Roundup – Tips on What to Post on Social Media

In this week’s social media weekly roundup, we picked some of the best posts that we could find from the last week. Surprisingly most posts had some or, the other advice on what to post on social media.

Hence we decided on “what to post on social media”, as the theme for this week and picked some of the best post on this topic.

Not Sure What to Post on Social Media? 10 Content Ideas That Work

Hootsuite’s blog has some of the best posts on social media. I love their social media tool and I love their blog too. Every week when I do the roundup I find at least one post on Hootsuite, that has a unique tip and advice in it.

This post caught my attention because of the headline (yes, they write some nice catchy headlines as well). And I am always on the lookout for content ideas for my social media campaign.


Every social media manager has been there. You know you should post something but are fresh out of interesting ideas. What will my audience care about? How many times have I done the same thing? The more urgent the need to post something is, the more blank your mind becomes.

This cheat sheet of engaging social media content ideas will help you beat that dreaded writer’s block.

If you want to win friends and influence people, renowned self-improvement author Dale Carnegie recommends expressing genuine interest in them.

Read more at blog.hootsuite.com

Social Media: Do You REALLY Need to Be Using It to Grow Your Business?

I found this interesting post written by Melyssa Griffin, who is a Pinterest marketing expert. I enjoyed reading her posts and that’s why I am frequent visitor to her blog. I stumbled upon this post this week and found it a really interesting topic to discuss.

In fact I remember one of my coaching students asking me this question once.

So I am sure there will be hundreds more who will have the same question.

In case you’re new around here, I run a Facebook Group for entrepreneurs and bloggers that has quite a lot of people in it, meaning that I get a nifty birds-eye view when it comes to topics that people ask about most.

One thing that comes up over and over again?

Social media.

And in particular, how overwhelming social media can be.

Read more at melyssagriffin.com

5 Ways to Stay Authentic on Social Media

Social media is about engagement. It is about your personality and if you are not genuine and authentic on social media, it is just a matter of time that your brand will get a lot of bad reputation.

In fact a lot of brands did this mistake in the past and eventually they had to hire a professional to do their reputation management. So be genuine.

This article has some nice tips on how to do that.


Let’s admit it – social media is one big filter. Sometimes we’re so particular about what we share and how we project ourselves that our accounts end up looking totally different than our lives actually do.

And, unfortunately, businesses have found themselves in the same situation. But, if you’re trying to grow your company’s social following, it’s time to turn off the filters. Your followers want authenticity. When looking at your company’s social media posts, they want to see posts that are human, helpful and honest.

Read more at three21.com

10 best tools to automate your social media marketing

If you have not automated your social media campaign, then you are wasting a lot of money and time. I used to spend hours on my social media marketing. But since the time I learnt how to automate and how much to automate, I have freed up at least a couple of hours from my day.

This is an interesting post on some nice social media automation tools.


Social media marketing often involves a lot of repetitive daily tasks that consume a lot of your valuable time. Thankfully, there are lots of great social media marketing automation tools that can help you cut down on the time spent and even help you get better results for your marketing campaigns. In this blog post, I’m going to share the 10 best tools to help you automate your social media marketing – and save time and get more results for your business!

If you’re looking for a tool that has social media automation features but also has the other tools needed for social media management, Agorapulse is a great option.

Read more at lilachbullock.com

How to Use Pinterest to Supercharge Your Social Media Presence

You guys might know by now that I am fascinated by 2 social media channels these days – Pinterest and Instagram. These 2 social media channels are going to be my focus for this year.

So when I came across this article on Social Media Journal, it quickly caught my attention and I added it to my list of articles.

Pinterest is a search engine more than a social media channel and if you do the right things from an SEO standpoint, you can generate a lot of traffic to your content, from Pinterest.


Social media is one of the cornerstones of modern content marketing. Not only does it give brands a direct line of communication with their target audience, it also provides them with a solid content distribution channel – making them capable of reaching millions with the right content.

Building your brand on social media will also benefit your SEO by driving qualified traffic to your site.

Naturally, a lot of content marketers would fixate on big networks like Facebook and Twitter. But even though these social media giants have over 2 billion active users combined, there are smaller networks that can easily outperform them in terms of driving engagement.

 Read more at Social Media Journal

What Happens To Your Social Media Accounts When You Die?

This was a very strange but important topic that I came across the last week. When I read the headline, it quickly got me thinking on what would happen to my social media accounts if I die.

There is so much of our personal information on the web. In fact it is not just our’s, even our families’ information is on the web and unused accounts can prove to be harmful.

It was hence important to know what happens to the deceased social media account. And this article provided some nice tips on what to do to your account so that you are prepared for such a contingency.


Ah, a new year, a new opportunity to think about your inevitable demise. Or is that just me? At some point, most of us have thought about what will happen to us after we die. However, something we may not have considered is what happens to our digital selves after we die.

In this day and age, we all leave some sort of legacy on the Internet. From social media profiles to blog posts, a biography of our lives is ingrained on the Internet. Does that presence ever go away?

Read more at socialmediaexplorer.com

How to Better Moderate Your YouTube Comments

I very often have to deal with the problem of a lot of spam comments on my Youtube videos. Since the moderation system in Youtube was not that user-friendly, I found it very difficult to manage these comments.

Recently Youtube introduced their new moderation features and some of them were pretty good.

This article focused on how to use these new features to better manage Youtube and has some really interesting tips.


Need help moderating your YouTube comments?

Wondering if YouTube’s new moderation features can save you time?

YouTube has made it easier to weed out irrelevant, inappropriate, or offensive comments so you can spend time engaging with the people who matter most.

Read more at socialmediaexaminer.com

Over to You

So what’s you plan on what to post to social media?

Which of the above posts did you like and what was the most interest grabbing point in it?

Comment below and let me know and we can start a nice discussion.

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About the author 

Dilip Kumar  -  

My name is Dilip. I am a fan of the internet and love the many opportunities that the world wide web provides. If used constructively , the internet can give you an opportunity to lead a life free of the 9-5 treadmill and will be able to give more time to your family members.
Read about internet entrepreneurship at my blog.

My name is Dilip. I am a fan of the internet and love the many opportunities that the world wide web provides. If used constructively , the internet can give you an opportunity to lead a life free of the 9-5 treadmill and will be able to give more time to your family members. Read about internet entrepreneurship at my blog.

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