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  • Tinder App; Hookups Ruin Girls’ Self-Esteem

    Posted on July 23rd, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

    Parents are the key in building strong

    Guest Post: Tinder App; Hookups Ruin Girls’ Self-Esteem By

    Girls struggle emotionally when their romantic ideas involving a particular boy go astray. A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship that plays out differently than they imagined has negative implications for their mental health. In fact, the study suggested that girls risked depression, thoughts of suicide and suicide attempts when their relationships diverged from what they imagined, states the study’s author, Brian Soller, an assistant professor of sociology. This same effect was not seen in boys.

    Dr. Soller tried to make sense of why girls suffer such consequences when the ideas in their head do not match what happens in reality with their relationships. For some girls, romantic relationships are an important component to developing their identity, and are closely related to how good they feel about themselves. When their relationships go badly it affects their emotional wellbeing. Boys build their identities around sports or other activities, and therefore it doesn’t have as significant an impact.

    This is one reason hookups are so detrimental to a girl’s self-esteem and identity. In a recent article, Paula England PH.D suggests hook-ups prioritize male pleasure. Girls may desire romance and relationships mistakenly believing engaging in a hookup will help her achieve the relationship she has always wanted. They are later devastated when they realize the hook-up meant nothing to the boy other than casual sex.

    Sex apps are everywhere, but one in the news recently is the Tinder App. Tinder is an app for adults, and it’s commonly viewed as one that facilitates casual hookups rather than friendships or long-term partnerships. The designer of the app says it’s not a place children should be allowed. When the app was first released about 90% of the users were between 18 and 24 years old. Now that number has dropped to over 7% of the users being 13 year of age to 17. This is a dangerous app for tweens and teens since the person they are talking to can pinpoint them to within a mile of where they live. From there it is not difficult to understand how dangerous this is for young girls. As of late Tinder has made a statement that parents should know, and block this app, as well as others, that offer a place where the platform is mostly adults seeking other adults.

    Apps such as Tinder and other hookup apps place parents and their children in a precarious position. How can parents safeguard their children at all times? They cannot, but they can make changes that will help their children understand the consequences and how to make healthier choices on and offline.

    Below are suggestions for raising a daughter who spends less time validating her emotional wellbeing by experiencing the ideal romantic relationship to one who lives a more passionate, interesting life engaging in activities that will build her confidence and self-esteem. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Mobile Live Casting With MeerKat & Periscope

    Posted on July 13th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

    Mobile Live Casting is what is hot right now. What is mobile live casting? It’s live streaming video through a mobile app.

    Meerkat and Periscope are two very popular mobile casting apps right now. Have you tried it? I’ve tried Meerkat (@SocialMediaH4U )and planning on exploring Periscope this week. One thing that is fun is on Meerkat is that people can leave comments in real time! Being able to answer questions live will help you be able to keep the conversation going. 

    One fail I’ve seen so far is if you are on an Android you can’t be cameod in to join someone else’s live stream on Meerkat. Hopefully this changes very soon. It also is kind of weird talking into the camera and trying to keep a conversation going. You don’t hear anyone respond you only see their live comments if you are on Meerkat. Periscope saves the streams for 24 hours. Meerkat doesn’t but if you use Katch you can record your streams. You have to use the hashtag #Katch so be sure to click the link and follow the instructions. 

    I’ve seen many ways businesses and marketers are using these live streaming apps.

    Here are just a few.

    The Weather Channel  – @weatherchannel broadcasts storm warnings and answers viewers questions.

    Grant Cardone – @grantcadone broadcasts answers to billionaire business questions.

    Antonio Harris – @horatioush Shares Social Media Tips.

    There’s a wide variety of options on how you can put this to use to grow your business.

    Here are a few of my suggestions:

    * Live stream from your next conference or event. Read the rest of this entry »

  • What’s Working On Social Media Right Now.

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments
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    There are a lot of things going right in 2015 as far as social media is concerned. I know that figuring out what works and what doesn’t can be a challenge. I’ve been listening to other social media managers, thought leaders and social media marketing masters to see what’s working for everyone. Instead of focusing on what’s not, such as organic reach plummeting i’m only going to share what is working. I’ve compiled a slideshow of quotes and references for you to watch. Pause on each one to read then continue. Let me know your thoughts. Unfortunately I forgot to add my favorite tips from Sandi Krakowski so here it is as a bright bold photo for you to see and absorb. Sandi’s one of the best marketers out there! Enjoy the show and be sure to tell me what’s working for you?
    Thanks for watching! ~ Carol Lawrence Read the rest of this entry »

  • Mobile Detox: Get back your family time by guest author Amy Williams

    Posted on May 22nd, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

     

    familyAre mobile devices taking up too much of your family time? If you’re like countless families around the country, you’ve probably seen people pulling out electronic devices and tuning out the world around them, even during rare opportunities to see friends and family face-to-face – so let’s look at some ways to get family time back again.

    1) Limit Access During Certain Times

    If digital devices aren’t allowed within a set frame of time – dinner until bedtime is a popular choice – you’ll be able to start doing other things as a family, such as:

    • Helping Teens With Their Homework: Parental involvement is a great way of helping teens actually learn the material they’re supposed to be studying. Keeping busy with another task will help teens learn to stop reaching for their mobile device every time they feel a twinge of boredom, and the more they resist, the easier it will be to stay away in the future.
    • Playing Games Together: That’s right, you can play games without electronics… and it works even better if those games help to encourage creativity and problem-solving, .
    • Family Talks: Sometimes, all you really need to do is sit down and discuss how things are going. You can ask about your child’s life, tell them stories of your own day, and generally form a relationship besides being ‘the person who feeds me’.

    Read the rest of this entry »

  • 3 Tips To Amplify Your Brand With Facebook Videos

    Posted on May 15th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

    It's no secret one of the best ways to

    It’s no secret that Facebook videos are a big deal right now. Facebook is going head to head with Youtube. So how do you maximize on this opportunity? Create more videos and upload them directly to Facebook.

    Carol Lawrence is the owner of Social Media Help 4 U, a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map! Contact her today!

    Fill out my contact form today. Let me know your name, website url and social media sites you are on. Are you looking for social media management, a consulting call about social media or Facebook especially or are you in need of set up or an assessment? Be specific. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and stay connected.

    Services Provided: Social Media Management, Social Media Assessments, Consulting/Training, Blog Scheduling And Amazon Author Profile Creation.

     

  • Learn How To Make Your Own Graphics With The Magic Of Canva.

    Posted on May 12th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Hello everyone, today I have a short video tutorial about Canva.

    Canva is a graphic design platform for everyday users. It is currently used by over 2 million people to make custom graphics for websites, blogs, social media, business cards and more. I love it! It saves me money and time and it’s simple to use.

    After you are done watching my short tutorial be sure to subscribe to my newsletter.

    I have a lot more tricks and tips I can’t wait to show you!!!

     

    Carol-Sunflower-Butterflies-150x150Carol Lawrence is the owner of Social Media Help 4 U, a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map! Contact her today!

    Fill out my contact form today. Let me know your name, website url and social media sites you are on. Are you looking for social media management, a consulting call about social media or Facebook especially or are you in need of set up or an assessment? Be specific. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Services Provided: Social Media Management, Social Media Assessments, Consulting/Training, Blog Scheduling And Amazon Author Profile Creation.

     

  • Quick Tutorial on How to Ping Your Blog and Make Money by Mark Woolery

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

    Hey everyone I want you to meet my friend Mark Woolery. He’s a video wiz and teaches his clients how to ping their blogs and drive traffic to their websites using a cool site called Pinglar. Thanks Mark for featuring my business in your tutorial!!!!

    “How to Ping Your Blog and Make Money is a very easy task. If you need to Build backlinks to your web pages then this is an essential part of your Search Engine Optimization Strategy. Pinging will not only help your pages get found by the search engines faster, but they will also influence rankings, so your pages are ranked higher and your site receives more traffic,” ~ Mark Woolery

     

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  • Never Miss A Tweet From Your Favorite Inspirers On Twitter Again.

    Posted on May 3rd, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

    Twitter Tip! (1)

    Twitter Tip – Are you following hundreds, maybe thousands of people on Twitter? As your twitter presence grows your twitter stream can become quite congested and you might miss your favorite tweets from your top inspirers and influencers. Here is your solution. There is an option on Twitter to receive a notification every time your favorite people tweet.

    Here is how to set it up. Go to the homepage of the persons tweets you don’t want to miss on Twitter. For an example we will use my profile. Instructions are a little different for the phone app vs a tablet.

    Instructions on an iPad….In the search bar put in @SocialMediaH4U or the name of the person you want to follow – once you follow me you’ll see my picture, bio etc. Below my timeline cover is my number of tweets, how many people I’m following and number of followers I have. To the right you’ll see the tool symbol. Click on it. You’ll see all kinds of options. Click on notifications.
    It’s much simpler on the Twitter phone app. Go to the profile of the person you want notifications from and simply click on the star by their name.

     

    Carol-Sunflower-Butterflies-150x150Carol Lawrence is the owner of Social Media Help 4 U, a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management & consulting. Looking for social media assistance to grow your online presence and provide top notch customer service? Have a marketing budget? Look no further. Multiple packages available. Perfect for for the company who knows the value of a marketing budget and needs help putting their company on the social map! Contact her today!

    Fill out my contact form today. Let me know your name, website url and social media sites you are on. Are you looking for social media management, a consulting call about social media or Facebook especially or are you in need of set up or an assessment? Be specific. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

     

     

  • Are You Too Focused on Money? By Chris Atley

    Posted on April 30th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    I heard something interesting the other day, I think it was from Tony Robbins. He said money just magnifies who you are already. If you’re mean spirited, you will do more mean things. If you’re kind, you will do more kind and loving things. I really resonated with this and I believe this too.

    On one hand it’s important to dream big and build a business that helps fund your dreams. You can expand your reach and help more people. You can give more people jobs too. You can give back to causes, and you can create more time for yourself by hiring people to support your business and personal life. Again, creating more jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Springtime In The Rockies

    Posted on April 26th, 2015 Carol Lawrence No comments

     

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    We recently got a new Nikon D5300.
    We are having a blast learning how to use it. Randy has already taken some awesome photos. This collage is from photos in our front yard. One of the reasons we upgraded our camera is so we can take our own photos for my blog posts, ebooks and memes. Where do you get photos for your online content? Do you purchase them online or do you take your own?