Seven somethings

Seven somethings : 7 #hashtag #howlers-&-#hashtagisms

If you’re thinking of creating your very own hashtag, see if it already exists, then define it.
Failure to do your homework can confuse or compromise the popularity of an existing hashtag.
Visit where you can search & register a hashtag or find what’s hot at

A big fat hairy no-no is muscling in on a hashtag & effectively highjacking it.
It’s bad manners, rude & disrespectful. It won’t get you any prizes & could get you banned.
If you want to join in, stay within the topic of conversation, engage & add a little social sparkle.

Keep the cryptic clues to the crossword
Random hashtagging serves little purpose, if you want posts to be meaningful & shareable.
Relevance is key. To you, your brand, your message, your event, your product or your service.
Express a point of view. Convey an emotion or signpost a golden nugget or tasty topic.

#Don’t #Tag #Every #Single #Word #In #Your #Posts
Tagging #every #single #word is like repeatedly being poked in the ribs with a pointy finger. Ouch!
It’s the social media equivalent of being the most annoying person in the class.
And you’re likely to end up being Billy-No-Mates with no one to play with in the social playground.

There are many social addictions. One of them is #Hashtagaholism.
#Hashtagaholics have a serious condition where they use far too many hashtags in a post.
1 is perfect. 2 if they’re pertinant. 3 is slightly over egging the pudding. Any more. See a doctor.

Make hashtags punchy & short. Easy to rewrite-repost-&-retweet.
Sometimes stringing words together in a single hashtag is the way to go.
Important people. #NelsonMandela. Big events. #RoyalBaby.

To CAPITALISE or not to capitalise

Seven somethings : 7 flavoursome personas full of #sisterliness

SISTER : Killer or Kitten Heel member of the Sister Snog tribe
Entrepreneurial empire builder who’s accepted the invitation to join Sister Snog.
She’s smart-&-sassy, with a sense of style, hint of humour & thirst for adventure.
A flower that blossoms in the garden at #snogtowers.

BIG SISTER : A Sister who’s renewed her membership for a second year
Sister Snog is selective & membership is by invitation only.
Sisters who’ve blossomed are invited to renew for another 12 months.
To flower for another four seasons and cross pollinate with other members.

REALLY BIG SISTER : Sisters who’ve been members for three years or more
Sister Snog is business club where members connect-&-collaborate.
A tribe where Sisters support each other on their journey to Success City.
Really Big Sisters are a part of the flora-&-fauna of #snogtowers.

SISTER-in-WAITING : A shiny new Sister waiting to attend an event
The first thing every brand new member does is book an event.
During that limbo period she’s known as a Sister-in-Waiting.
A seed ready to be planted. A crysalis ready to turn into a #socialbutterfly.

BODY DOUBLE : Steps into the shoes of a Kitten Heel member
Killer Heel members pay one upfront payment a year – which includes all events.
After paying the membership fee, Kitten Heels book-& pay for events, one-at-a-time.
And appoint a Body Double to step into their shoes if they’re busy or double booked.

STEP SISTER : Entrepreneurial business women admired by Sister Snog
Step Sisters are inspirational women who’ve made an indelible mark.
On the business landscape. They’ve arrived at Success City.
And all have a fabulous footprint worth following & a sizzling story worth sharing.

TWIN SISTERS : Businesses-&-brands with a true sense of #sisterliness
Twin Sisters all [...]

Seven somethings : 7 shades of purple

A purple that’s semi-precious-&-sensuous.
Associated with positive energy, clarity & clear thinking.
Amethyst de-clutters the mind. And fills it with big ideas & spiritual wisdom.

A deep-dark-&-mysterious shade of purple.
That’s a sophisticated alternative to black. Or a bold answer to brown.
Aubergine adds a sense of drama, air of suspense & a hint of the unexpected.

Purple with a cool hue & a tint of blue.
It’s graceful. It’s elegant. It says summer time & afternoon tea time.
Lavender’s soothing-&-calming. The perfect tonic when you’re relaxing or chillaxing.

A lazy-hazy playtime purple.
Love in the sun. Amour & sugared almonds with a glass of lilac wine.
Lilac’s pink for grown-ups. A colour full of youthful charm & bags of soul.

A delicious purple with deep berry tones.
Warm. Vibrant. It’s regal. It’s classic & transcends trends.
Plum’s very au courant. One step ahead of the crowd. Always ahead of the game.

An ultra-light-uber-sharp purple.
Individual. Unconventional. Cerebral. The colour of mindfulness.
Violet’s associated with forward-looking visionaries who dare to dream big.

A gentle oriental purple.
With a spring time beauty & Eden like quality.
Wisteria combines delicacy with determination, playfulness-with-tenderness.

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Seven somethings : 7 degrees of connectivity at #snogtowers

Face-to-Face : #sparklingevents
Sister Snog’s events are the perfect platform for members to connect.
Held in venues of distinction. With a guest list to die for.
On the menu. Business with a capital ‘B’. On the agenda. Collaboration with a capital ‘C’.

One-to-One : #dates-a-deux
After each event #smartsisters follow-up & pack their diaries with 1-2-1 meet-ups.
Referrals flow as a direct result of building bridges & asking killer questions.
About dream customers-&-clients. Recent wins. Future plans. And big bodacious goals.

Person-to-Person : #telephonetuesday
Cold calling. Soul destroying. Calling a Sister. Uplifting.
That’s why Sister Snog has introduced #telephonetuesday.
A day dedicated to picking up the dog-&-bone to keep the art of conversation alive-&-kicking.

Sister-to-Sister : #socialsnog
#socialsnog is Sister Snog’s very own social network. Private-&-password protected.
A directory where members interact-&-engage, book events, share news & points of view.
A virtual VIP lounge where Sisters can check in anytime. Open All Hours. 24/7.

Member-to-Member : #sevenhouses
All members are allocated to one of the Seven Houses of #snogtowers.
Mini-mastermind groups made up of a tightly knit team of non competitive businesses.
Success circles that share business wishes & provide support to make those wishes come true.

Twister-to-Twister : #twistersdaily
Twisters are Sisters who twitter-&-tweet on Twitter – the micro-bloggers paradise.
140 characters of chitter-chatter – all wrapped up in The Twisters Daily.
Sister Snog’s very own digital newspaper. At a virtual newsstand near you.

Connectress-to-Connectress : #socialbutterflies
A Connectress spreads her wings across her fave social media channels-&-platforms.
So whether you’re a Twitterholic, Pinaddict or Instagram junkie you’re sure to find a Sister.
Who is ready to engage-interact-&-connect.
























Seven somethings : 7 halloween hoots for the witching hour

Ghoulish Google Doodle (2011)
Googlers got into the Halloween spirit & turned giant pumpkins into a doodle.
It took eight hours to carve these uber-plump-pumpkins into the doodle of the day.
Google captured the Halloween hoot on a time-lapse video – made for social sharing.

#TrickorTweet in the Tweet Shop (2012)
Top Shop made a social splash when it launched a collection called the ‘Witching Hour’.
Fans were invited to tweet spooky-style-tips or twitpic their freaky costumes.
Tweets became currency & the best dressed Halloweeners were immortalised online.

#Scaredstainless with Tide (2013)
Gore-&-goosebumps inspired Tide’s horror marketing campaign.
Seven spooky vines spoofed popular horror movies –  from Psycho to Poltergiest.
With the message – there’s only one way to get rid of stains. “Scare them stainless”.

Spooky selfies (2014)
Sephora get top marks for engagement on #Pinterest.
Brand-fans-&-followers get the chance to show off their macabre make-up.
And post a spooky selfie on the Sephora Halloween board.

Name the Nomster (2014)
Oreo have been working late into the night in their 1800s-style Burtonesque laboritorium.
Creating a series of creatures called Nomsters – who star in their own bite-sized videos.
Fans are being asked name them & the best-of-the-best will pinged-&-posted across platforms.

Freaky food (2014)
There’s more to Halloween than teeth-rotting sweeties.
If you tumble over to Tumblr you’ll find healthy recipes galore.
From spiderweb soup to meringue ghoulies & ghostie toast.

The season of mischief (2014)
Remember gameshow Wheel of Fortune? Hobgoblin is resurrecting it & adding a spooky twist.
The Wheel of Misfortune will be broadcast to its 90,000 Facebook fans on the night itself.
There’s beer for the winners & a gunge tank for the hapless losers.

Seven somethings : 7 laydeez coated-in-chocolate

Hello AUDREY (@AudreysChocs)
Founded in 1961, Audrey’s is situated in a four-storey Georgian house in Hove.
Intoxicating aromas of chocolate hang in the air & each stage of production is hypnotic to watch.
And every Easter 2,000 hand-dipped-filled-&-moulded eggs find their way to Fortnum’s!

Hello CECILLIA (@amedeituscany)
Take a bow and meet Cellillia Tessieri  – the first female Master Chocolatier. Chocolate Royalty.
Her claim to fame. She’s created her own bean-to-bar chocolate company In Tuscany.
The Amedei chocolate collection can be found online and in Paris, London, New York & Berlin.

Hello DIANA (@LicktheSpoonUK)
Lick The Spoon started from a kitchen table in 2006. Where some of the best businesses start!
Where they’ve elevated the simple bean beyond indulgence to an enduring chocolate memory.
That’s why they’re showered with accolades in recognition of a passion for chocolate artistry.

Hello GALIA (@gochockchick)
Galia’s healthy CHOC Chick empire is a phenomenal success story.
A childhood love of chocolate has morphed into a crusade to put raw chocolate on the map.
Today her raw chocolate goodness is stocked throughout the UK-Europe-&-USA. Choctastic!

Hello SARAH : (@cocoalocochoc)
Sarah’s crazy about chocolate. She lives, breathes, dreams and sleeps the bean.
She started baking brownies in her aga at home and selling them on ebay. That was in 2007.
Today Cocoa Loco’s HQ is a Chocolate Barn. A hive of activity for her scrumptious confections.

Hello STEPH : (@Kokopellis_Choc)
From an early age Steph was a serious choc-a-holic. After Eights were her favourites.
She tried office work. Didn’t like it. She launched Kokopelli’s Chocolate in 2012. Loves it.
A boutique chocolaterie that hand-crafts exquisite, fresh cream chocolates in bright flavours.

Hello ZARA (@ZarasChocolates)
The Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatier Programme was the parfait start for Zara.
And helped inspire nutty nibbles, [...]

Seven somethings : 7 subtle differences between networking-&-connecting

Nets vs Bridges : The clue’s in the name. 
Networking’s a numbers game. Cast a net & you’re sure to scoop up a lot of fish.
Connecting on the other hand just takes two. To build one bridge.
That you can both use. Time-&-time again. And again.

Badges vs Monikers : Memorable or unforgettable?
Magnetic. Pin or sticky. They’re rife at networking events but de-personalise us.
Names on the other hand are personal. Part of our identity. Integral to our brand.
Never forget a face. Always remember a name. And make your moniker memorable.

Pitches vs Stories : Stop selling & start telling.
How many networking events kick off with a room of cheesy-sleazey pitches?
Want to make meaningful connections? Turn your pitch into a sizzling story.
Storytelling’s an art that starts conversations, attracts attention & fosters a connection.

Journeys vs Adventures : Choose your companions wisely.
Networking can be a solitary journey that takes you from one event to another.
Connecting’s an adventure – shared with like-minded travelling companions.
Who come along for the ride & might take you on a delicious detour along the way.

Contacts vs Connections : Gardens & orchards.
Network to sow a garden of contacts. That bloom perennially, annually or seasonally.
Connect to plant an orchard of connections. Trees with a deep root system.
That bear fruit-&-blossom, year after year. That’s the difference between the two.

Cocktail party vs dinner party : RSVP!
Networking’s a cocktail party where you flit from one-person-to-another.
Connecting’s rather more intimate. A three course approach to business.
Guess what? You’re cordially invited to both! But be selective.

2D vs 3D : Different dimensions.
Photos capture a moment. They’re two dimensional snap shots.
Sculptures are three dimensional. With depth-&-perspective.
Both play different roles. [...]

Seven somethings : 7 wonderful wonders of Pinterest

Mr Edison is known for the phrase ‘Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.’
But what if you’re stumbling around in the dark & can’t find the switch to your lightbulb moment.
No sweat. Sign up to Pinterest then dive into a world bursting with inspiration.

What happens if someone Googles you? Try it yourself. That’s what we all do these days.
Imagine you’re a pinner. With brilliant boards, crafted-&-curated with creativity-style-&-aplomb.
Think anyone will stick around, stay a while and come back? Oh yes! It pays to be pinteresting.

If you’re a hard core pinner – chances are you’ll find a bunch of pinpals, you click with.
You’ll ♥ their pins. They’ll ♥ yours. What’s more, you can send them pins. And vice versa.
That level of interaction & depth of engagement is what gives Pinterest the tingle factor.

Creating boards of beauty with beautiful pins is only half the story.
The magic of Pinterest, much like any other social site, lies in the chit-chat around the pins.
That’s when the pinparty really gets going and the perfect host becomes the talk of the town.

Pinterest can be a game of solitaire, where your boards are the stars of the show.
Or you can get a gang together by starting a group board and have a pinathon.
A great way to galvanize a tribe or focus on a cause such as International Women’s Day.

Sometimes we need a little privacy. So well done Pinterest for adding the secret boards feature.
Create up to three boards, which can only be seen you and any collaborators you invite.
Perfect for secret squirrel projects and surprises you want to keep under wraps.

Pinterest may have started across [...]

Seven somethings : 7 cooler-than-cool curation tools (Part I)
#Twisters are members of Sister Snog who Tweet-&-Twitter. A social bunch.
With lots to say. And it’s all captured in The Twisters Daily, Thanks to
Fancy your own? Pop ‘’ in your browser. Get started. Easy to use it’s almost child’s play.

Images attract attention. They’re white-hot and fast becoming a social media currency.
Pinterest is the perfect platform to curate your own picture galleries on a giant digital pin-board.
Where the twenty-first-century-pin-up girls (and guys) hang-out. See you there!

Rebel Mouse
A hungry social-souris that eats your online activity, pulls it together & feeds it into a single view.
A gorgeous mirror of your social media activity. In an instant. Tweets. Retweets. Pins & Likes.
Easy-as-pie to sign up. Minimum effort to manage.

If you’re a fan of mind mapping, then you’ll fall in love with Pearltrees.
An elegant visual bookmark manager & social bookmarking tool rolled into one.
Pearltrees lets you curate an individual library full of all the wonders on the web. Made for sharing.

Builds social stories by bringing together media scattered across the Web.
You can look still look socially savvy even you’ve no time to blog by drag-and-drop curation.
Take the tour & supercharge your storytelling and become a social storyteller.
With you can become your very own online newspaper or e-mag editor.
It’s a publishing-by-curation-platform that allows you to curate content on a fave topic.
Add your own blog. Share your viewpoint. And become the go-to-expert people go-to.
No prizes for guessing what you can curate on A dream tool for creating lovely lists.
The land of social media is full of  list-lovers. Easy to read, skim & share.
Keep lists up-to-date by inviting [...]

Seven somethings : 7 engaging ways to be extra-engaging

Say it with a #hashtag
The humble #hashtag is a little symbol that punches above its weight.
It makes social posts clickable-&-shareable, findable-&-trendable.
Or can get you followed on friday (#ff) & telephoned on tuesday (tt).

Celebrate special days
Once upon a time remembering birthdays-&-anniversaries required organisation.
Different story today. A name pops up. Time to wish them a Happy Birthday or Anniversary.
Be creative. Send a cake. Blow out the candles. Or get the Voca People to sing a song.

Pinterest-&-Instagram pics are made for sharing. So don’t just pin-&-post.
Send them direct to your fans-friends-or-followers. Sister-brother-or-mother. Or BFF.
With a little personal message. Bet you get one back.

You’re hired
LinkedIn has its own little reminders. Particularly when someone’s landed a new job.
Why not go one step further. Do a little bit more than ‘Congrats’.
Get personal. Think of something which links you both & relate that to your felicitous post.

Be a nosey parker
Ask a question. Open ended of course.
What? Where? When? How? Why? Who?
Get onto Quora. You’ll find answers to any question you ask. And the most popular get star billing.

Share your insightful-insights
If you haven’t got time to blog – make time to sign up to
It’s a publishing-by-curation-platform that allows you to curate content on a fave topic.
And embellish it with your take on the subject.

Quality Tweets
What makes a tweet even sweeter? When it’s shared.
Once in a while something special catches your eye on Twitter. Grab it. Edit it. Re-tweet!
Saying something before the ‘RT’ means you’re ready to continue the conversation.