Two Pens

Writing from both sides of the brain.

This is a compilation of all the curated articles on writing for social media that Cynthia Hartwig has found of interest.

Word Root Of The Day: ten | Membean

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Membean helps students remember vocabulary for the GRE/SAT/ACT. It tunes into students’ forgetting patterns and teaches words in multiple ways by applying learning techniques from linguistic research.

Two Pens's insight:

Every business writer needs to know words and their roots, in order to add to your lexicon of available weapons. I love Membean because it’s both visual and rich in content and association. 


See on membean.com

Going Beyond Social Media Grassroots Organizing to Create Change

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VIDA positively changed how many women get published and represented in American magazines by seeing beyond social media grassroots organizing.

Two Pens's insight:

Very proud to say that @emilywarn, my bus. partner, is that wonderful and unusual combo of  poet and social media smarty. See how she’s put her passions to work for the cause of women’s writing—and is teaching other nonprofits how to use social media to create change. 


See on twopens.com

​15+ Awesome Google+ Tricks You Might Not Know About

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Google is slowly but surely improving Google+ and trying to bring
the social network to the masses. Yet some of Google+’s best features are
less than obvious for both avid Google Plussers and those who are still
wondering what
the point of it is. Here are some of the more interesting or at least
useful tips for getting the most out of Google+.

Two Pens's insight:

These tricks are truly worth learning; I love the one about formatting on G+ which was news to me :-)


See on lifehacker.com

5 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Curated Content

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I was recently asked by @Bill Gassett: “how does one go about being in the recommended feed in the side panel for a specific topic?” As this is a question we frequently have, I thought I would turn my answer to him into a blog post so we can not only help other Scoopiteers benefit from it but also enrich it with your comments, ideas and suggestions. 


Two Pens's insight:

I’m a fan of Scoop It, more so than Paper.li. This article is a good demo of how its curatorial features make the content you choose more visible and helpful to your followers.


See on blog.scoop.it

Top 5 Free Website Audit Tools For Agencies - Business 2 Community

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Our digital marketing agency spends hours each week auditing prospective client’s websites to see how SEO friendly they are. So, I’m constantly on the look out for the best website audit tools that will make my life easier.

After auditing 100’s of websites and specific web pages, I’ve come up with my top 5 free website audit tools that your digital marketing agency should consider, especially if you sell SEO or web design services. I’ve listed each one below, along with why I think they are the best…


Two Pens's insight:

I like Marketing Grader: HubSpot does a terrific job marketing their services with great information and I think it’s good #karma to use their products.  They teach me something every day.


See on business2community.com