Everyone knows how important hashtags are on Twitter. However, I think we have all seen many people (and companies) not understand the proper use of them. There’s so many “don’ts”
when it comes to hashtags, but what exactly are the “do’s”? While it’s great to use broad hashtags such as “Auto Insurance” in our case, but if you want to start a more unique hashtag,
here are some tips:
- Choose something unique. Do a search on Twitter to make sure no one else is using the same hashtag. Whether it’s for a contest, chat, or new product, choose something unique that won’t be used by competitors. Make sure it is specific to the message you are trying to get across, but also short enough.
- Choose something easy to remember. Make it unique, but if you get too detailed or complicated no one
will remember it! There’s a lot of hashtags out there, don’t create something hard to pronounce or spell, make it clear. Something like an acronym can be perfect because it doesn’t take up too much space, but people can easily make the connection.
- Use it on several social media venues. People can’t use your hashtag if they haven’t heard about it or don’t know what it means. Make sure, especially if it is a contest, that your hashtag can also be found (and is explained) on venues like Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. It may take seeing a hashtag a couple times to remember it so give your audience enough exposure to the hashtag.
- Make sure your hashtag isn’t already being used. Search for your hashtag on Twitter to make sure it doesn’t
have a different meaning for a different company or worse, that it’s already being used by a competitor! Also, see what people are talking about in relation to the hashtag already to make sure you’re involved in a conversation you want to be a part of. What are your hashtag do’s and don’ts?
Thanks to layers of clothing and the lack of motivation the cold weather can bring, it is easy to put on a couple of pounds in the winter. For those of us with a vacation this spring, trying on summer clothes or bathing suits can be a terrifying experience. If you are looking to get back into shape, check out some of these Fitness Apps to help you out:
RunKeeper: Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out the logistics of your run, making the experience that much more exhausting and stressful. This app uses your phone’s GPS to help with a route and also keeps track of your time and calories burned. Looking to run a 5K? RunKeeper can also help with that!
MyFitnessPal: This app can help you keep a diary of your calories eaten and your calories burned, making it easy to keep track with a large database of food and exercises already programmed.
Nike Training Club: This app boosts a great database of body-weight exercises that you can select based on your desired goals. Whether you want to have a quick workout, sculpt, or tone, this can give you some great ideas. It also can help sync your music to your workout!
GoogleNow: If you don’t want to spring for a Pedometer this app is a perfect substitute. When you choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator it can help you keep track of your total steps and miles at the end of the day!
FitRadio: We all know too well the right music can make or break a workout. This app offers playlists based on different genres that will ensure a flowing mix to keep your heart-rate up!
Hopefully these will help you fight off that winter weight and get you back on track. It’s so easy to lose sight of our fitness goals when we are stuck in the house for blizzards or holiday eating, but spring is around the corner! Now that we are talking about bettering ourselves, it’s also a great time to think about Connecticut Life Insurance. It’s important to get healthy and live a longer life, but it’s also important to be prepared. While you’re helping improve your life now, help improve the life of your family if something were to happen to you and call our agents today at 888.865.1224!-->
You ever wonder why February is the one “off” month in the bunch? It is a commonly asked question usually answered with a shrug and then instantly forgetting about the subject. Fortunately, due to some detective work, we have uncovered a few theories as to why February is the odd one in the dozen.
Augustus Jealousy – Rumor has it that Julius Caesar was honored with the month of July with 31 days. Augustus Caesar was honored with August which only had 30 days in the month. To fix this, Augustus stole a day from February to make the months equal. Even emperors aren’t immune to some old fashion envy.
10th Month Calendar – Another theory states that the Roman Calendar only had 10 months, March – December. Numa Pompilius added two extra months to shorten them and avoid any unlucky numbers (even numbers) he made the calendar with seven 31 day months, four 29 day months, and February had to bear the brunt by being 28 days. The reason February got the rough end of the calendar stick was that it was the last month of the year and very cold.
Whether or not you want to believe these theories, it is still interesting to think about how decisions thousands of years ago still affect us today. Regardless of whatever you choose to believe, we can all agree that history can be quite quirky at times. Make sure that February is a safe month for you no matter how short it is. Give us a ring at Encharter and we can help you out with any questions you may have with anything from New Jersey Home Insurance to specialty insurance!-->
Feeling under the weather? Well, that may be as bad as being under the influence if you’re behind the wheel. That’s right; a study recently found that driving with a cold is similar to drunk driving. Drivers with a heavy cold, especially those that are feeling groggy can experience slower your reaction times. It may also cause you to have trouble stopping and even drive too close to the vehicle in front of you, all things you would also experience while driving under the influence. Also, when you sneeze you are being forced to look away from the road for up to three seconds. Given all of these factors, you may want to think twice about driving next time you get a heavy cold.
It seems that we can now add drivers that have colds to the lists of distracted drivers on the road. As the list grows longer, it becomes even clearer that unfortunately we cannot control what sort of distractions others have while driving. The one thing we can control is our protection against those drivers on the road. If you are looking for a quote on Massachusetts Auto Insurance, but don’t have the time to call or visit your agent, get a quote for auto insurance online!
Just like we don’t have the time to get sick nowadays, it can be hard to find the time to shop for your car insurance. We understand and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get a quote with us. What are you waiting for? Get a quote online today and you could start protecting yourself and saving money!-->
You just made it through weekend three of snow shoveling and chances are your back isn’t too happy about it. You
may want to think of heading over to Back in Motion Chiropractic! Located right in Belchertown, Back in Motion can help bring you better health through chiropractic wellness care. Dr. Gerry Andler and the staff there care about your health and can help with your aches and pains. They can help you with chiropractic care, corrective exercises, massage therapy, spinal & posture screenings, and even nutritional counseling.
If you want more information about the services or doctors at Back in Motion, visit their website. Whether you’re going in for Relief Care, Corrective Care, or Wellness Care, check out their website to see what to expect before heading in. You can even find online forms and payment information right on their website. At Back in Motion they make it easy for you to come in and leave feeling much better.
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