I’ve written quite a few blog posts about social media etiquette. I don’t believe any of them have been geared towards business owners, though. Why not? I made an incorrect assumption that business owners would never torch their own brand through a public temper tantrum via social media. Why would they? That doesn’t make any sense to me.
That seems to be exactly what Samy and Amy Bouzaglo are doing to their restaurant, Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro, though. The Bouzaglos are in the middle of a full-fledged meltdown and if they manage to stay in business after this, I will be shocked (but stranger things have happened). I’m going to assume that the restaurant’s Facebook page will be taken down at some point in the near future and the link in the earlier part of this sentence will lead to a dead end. However, their public rants will forever be [click to continue…]
I was going to post an abbreviated version of this piece as an update on my Facebook page but I realized that what I have to say would probably be too long for a status update. In case you don’t know, when you go on and on and on with what you write on Facebook, people tend to scroll right over your post. I didn’t want that to happen!
When I first started blogging, I was buried by blogging tips, suggestions, and information. I wondered how I would ever absorb it all. I immersed myself in learning how to blog (from creating a concept, to writing, to publishing as flawlessly as I could) and I apply what I have learned to each and every article that I write, whether it be for one of my own sites or for someone else’s.
When I was new to blogging, I received the same piece of [click to continue…]
I have been using Google Voice with increased frequency and I love it. When somebody leaves me a voicemail, Google sends me a transcript of what the person said. That transcript comes to my email address and I can also find it in the Google Voice app on my iPhone. This is a great feature for times when I can read an email but can’t listen to a message. It’s actually quite nifty.
Another Google Voice feature that I like is that you can block certain people from reaching you. If you don’t want a particular number contacting you, you can go into your Contacts on your computer and tell Google Voice that the number in question should go to voicemail, go to spam, or be blocked. You read that last sentence correctly. You can mark certain callers as spam on your computer. Anyway, if a caller is blocked and that person calls again, he or she will receive a message saying that the phone number they have dialed is not in service. This is a function that [click to continue…]