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Tutorial: An Intermediate Guide to Social Media Hashtags and How They Work with Examples!

You’re here because you're someone who has a brand that encourages you to be active on social media, or you're biting the bullet and building yours from the ground up. If you’re like me, you post most of your content from your phone on the fly. Many big brands (and small ones, too!) use programs that allow them to post on a schedule. My favorite is Buffer (not an affiliate link). If you’re a one-person shop, don’t stress yourself and wonder if you need to have scheduled posts. You don’t. You've got enough on your plate! Whether you like it…

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Tutorial: Send and receive external emails through Gmail

One of my favorite features of Gmail is the fact that you can send emails from your other accounts without having to log in to them separately. I like to have vanity emails for all of my different projects. It helps me to categorize where my mail is coming from for all of my different domains, of which I have a fair few! My fanlisting emails are sent to and from fan@gpacheco.org. Any email sent to fan@gpacheco.org is forwarded to my Gmail account. When I reply to those emails, it appears as though it comes from @gpacheco.org and not Gmail,…

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How to: Make Your Own Instagram Puzzle Template

I'm excited to share this DIY tutorial with you because I learned it myself quite recently. I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if anything is missing! I know the trend is to rely on Canva to create stunning images for you to post on social media. I'm not knocking them. It works for a lot of people. But, I think it's contributing to the cookie-cutter look of graphic design nowadays. If you want to parrot everyone else's aesthetic, then more power to you. I'm a little old school; I use Photoshop. I don't even have a fancy…

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