Remember when we shared that Pinterest now supports animated GIFs, the stop-motion like videos that run in loops?
Today we’d like to introduce you to three free tools that allow you to create your own animated GIFs.
Whether you create an animated GIF purely for entertainment’s sake or to teach your readers how to do something, they are a fun way to connect with your audience. read more >
LinkedIn appears to copycatting Facebook’s abysmal management style. As of April 14, 2014, they’re removing the Products & Services tab from Company pages. Instead, they’re encouraging us to create Showcase Pages.
This article explains what’s happening to Products & Services info, and includes a step-by-step tutorial for creating Showcase Pages. We also suggest several practical uses for Showcase Pages. read more >
“How do I customize the web address of my Facebook business page? When I created my page, it has lots of numbers at the end and follows this format: facebook.com/pages/companyname/lots of numbers.”
A good step in polishing your business’ Facebook page is customizing your URL (web address) so it’s easy for users—and search engines—to find. You’ll notice, for instance, that our Facebook page URL looks like this: www.facebook.com/bloggingbistro.
As our reader noticed, the default URL for any newly created Facebook page follows a clunky format that includes an ID number Facebook assigns to each page. Thankfully, customizing your page’s URL is quick and easy. read more >
Author Sherri Sand regularly includes scripture references in her devotional blog posts. She asked me whether there is a WordPress plugin that will automatically search her posts for scripture references and display the text of the Bible verses in a pop-up box.
Sure enough, there is! It’s called ESV CrossRef (or just CrossRef, once it’s installed on your site).
Read on to learn how it works and how it looks. read more >
I’ve been teaching workshops at writers’ conferences on creative ways authors can use Pinterest. So I thought I’d follow my own advice and explore how to repurpose my blog posts on Pinterest.
I’ve been planning this idea for close to a year, and after considering several options, I decided to emulate what Joan Stewart, aka, The Publicity Hound, does on her Pinterest board, “50 Tips for Free Publicity.” If it works for Joan, why reinvent the wheel?
Read on to learn my 10-step strategy, and then try it for yourself. read more >