Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review + Tour GIVEAWAY: Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies
By T. H. Meyer
Amazon Digital Services, 2016


In our current digital world, the internet puts every entrepreneur and creative artist smack dab in the middle of social media and marketing. With an online tsunami of informational how-to’s, deciding which methods work best challenges the best of us. In Social Media Strategies: Discover Powerful Tools of the Trade without Losing Your Soul, uncovers the most relevant techniques, skipping unnecessary fluff by going straight to up-to-date tactics and tips used by experts.

Inside these pages, a wealth of simple, savvy tricks aids understanding of things like SEO, Facebook algorithms, top performing platforms, and key ingredients for engagement. You’ll also have a treasure trove of links, templates, time saving applications, and what’s projected to change in cyberspace so you can stay ahead of the curve. However, your worth is not the sum of hard numbers. No longer do you have to feel depersonalized by ranks and formulas. T.H. Meyer combines trending social media content followed by encouraging words that redirect your soul to God. In the right hands, social media is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs and small businesses or any person with a message to share.

My thoughts

Social Media Strategies is an excellent resource – well written, comprehensive, up to date with today’s technology, and easy to follow. Its target audience is all inclusive, for whether you are a blogger, small business person, or just want to enjoy socializing with friends, you will find helpful information. Personally, I’ve learned a lot in all three of those areas from this book. A lot of helpful links to websites and articles are also included, as well as meditative thoughts, and I’m eager to begin exploring this book in depth.


“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can
also be the biggest party pooper of our lives.”
- Stephen Spielberg

That Stephen Spielberg quote describes me perfectly because I’ll quickly admit to having a love/hate relationship with social media, having held out against joining Facebook for the longest time, and it wasn’t until I became a book reviewer that the need for social media became obvious.

In an ideal world, I could simply read books, write reviews, and crowds would flock to my blog, eager to read my thoughts – but unfortunately, that’s not the way things work. Another benefit of this book is that my family has a small business and we’re in the beginning stages of trying to figure out how to market some designs for which my husband has received patents. Tammy’s book promises to be very helpful in both of these areas.

I’ve already applied one little gem of information, and that’s how to gain control of your newsfeed. Never knew that was possible! Here are a few other topics that stood out to me:

  • SEO
  • Top platforms
  • Algorithms
  • Engagement & visibility tips
  • Differences between Blogger and Wordpress

This book doesn’t cover everything you might possibly need to know, but it’s a great beginning resource – and, as Tammy reminds us, technology is changing every day. Whether you’re relatively new at this or very experienced, I believe there are insights for all in Social Media Strategies. Recommended.


        T.H. Meyer’s writing has been featured in online magazines such as C’est La Vie: THE MAGAZINE and The High Calling along with guest posting for Amber C. Haines, Jennifer Dukes Lee, and at The Gift of Writing to name a few. Besides her current employment as a social media manager and content writer, she founded Outside the City Gates and worked as a creative director for the Sunday Circle Group, a worldwide collaboration of talented artisans, poets, photographers, speakers, and writers.
        She lives among Rye pastures on a farm in east Texas, far removed from big-city slickers. On any given day, eight resident ducks waddle under her bedroom window and quack like dogs when ready to eat. Her favorite pastimes are family, writing, juicy in-depth conversations, and unsweet tea.

Thank you to Tammy and Celebrate Lit for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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