Lots of cool improvements going on at YouTube! Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn about in today’s post.
- YouTube’s new interactive Trends Map helps you explore which videos are trending in cities and regions throughout the US.
- Video Uploading: YouTube will now email you when a video you’re uploading is finished uploading and processing. You can forward that email to friends or family to share your video link.
- Privacy Settings Change: Now, when you upload a video, it will default to “private” – so it’s visible only to you – until you click “Publish.”
- Top 10 words tabloids love to use. I’ve included a brainstorming activity for you to try that will help you fine-tune the core message you use on your website, blog, YouTube, and other social channels.
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By Matt Boyd
I’m not your typical writer. I’ve never been classically trained in language arts so needless to say, writing has not always been (and still isn’t) second nature to me. There’s a constant balance of writing well and creating content people will enjoy. Finding that balance is often difficult.
Recently, I’ve immersed myself in a whirlwind of blog articles with the sole purpose of studying successful writing styles. It’s always interesting to see which posts are successful by reading how users respond in the comments. Over my time as a studier of blog articles, I’ve learned some simple tips that have helped me create content people respond to and enjoy. read more >
Scroll through your Pinterest feed and you’ll see hundreds upon hundreds of rectangular images. You want to make your pins stand out in the crowd, right?
Here’s a quick trick: change the picture’s shape or frame it.
In this BEFORE and AFTER shot, I used Ribbet.com (a free online photo editor) to create a Polaroid frame. Then I added text to create a caption.
Finally, I added Ribbet’s “Before & After” frame to demonstrate how this quick, simple change created a whole new look.
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