Friday, May 2, 2014
How to Microblog your Blog Post
Social media is built around tweets, Youtube, texts, Instys, Pinterest and to some extent, Stumbleupon.
Your blog post gives you the freedom of more words and images, infografics etc. Or does it?
Human attention span lasts for 30 minutes on a topic that they care about. Your blogpost, along with mine is never a priority.
If you live with teenagers, you know that only 3 things will make them care: Food, shelter and the iOS/ #android.
This is your chance to capitalize on 10 items or less and 140 characters or less culture. BTW, INBD tho, but FB is not very #fetch ( a nod to #meangirls ). After five years on it, TISNF, but who cares.
All we want to do is selfies and tweet our shopping. In a poor economy, nothing makes your look er.. I am lost for adjectives and adverb-eage.
Microblog is anything from Twitter to Stubleupon.
Social media etiquette for microblogging your work:
I have many people reading my posts and some of you are wonderful. Thank you so much for your support. Please tweet me if you want to featured on my blog!
- Dont be a Twitter troll.
- Dont flood the twitter space with offensive images.
- Keep pics of Lingerie to your DMs, with permission.
- Dont tag anything without formal permission, regardless of the user's settings.
- ( If I take the pic and tag your id with it, would you be happy?)
- If you did do that, delete, apologize sincerely, admit to the pettiness behind it and move on.
Twitter pals are very important, but beware the tweeter who has a following of 40K without being a subject matter expert or a media person or the like. These tweeps collect followers. After 200 followers, what schedule are you following to pay individual attention? Does this mean that you don't work?
Individual attention, followed by regular group tweet acknowledging some of your good pals is the currency for a meaningful following.
The power of the Retweet, re-pin and likeNot to mention the fave on twitter!
Yes RT is awesome, but sometime I need a "verytrue " or "Trudat" button .
A retweet is the laziest form of endorsement. Also the most ambiguous. If you are re-tweeting my '???" and were not a part of the original convo, please modify your tweet. What do you mean by a retweet of my ???. All I seek is a clear explanation for this kind of behavior!
I dont know you from Jack, so your tweets are everything. You could be a 21 yr old with an Angrybird obsesh, which is loved by pets too BTW, or a 300lb trucker who always mistypes that as thst. It happens a lot, but when you type" besutiful" 67 times in a 1 week window, I am beginning to think that it is a word in a foreign dictionary.
FYI, there are faves, RT and MT. MTs are modified tweets where you add your own words, but acknowledge that you are modifying, using via and + or "" for the body of the main tweet.
If you are nice, leave comments telling me how James Thurber my writing is, I will show you some real drunken tweeting adventures.
Misleading Titter stats: Saudis tweet a lot, Some countries have banned Twitter, so what is the likely hood of your gaining visibility by tweeting to a specific audience? What group will get your post the highest visibility via RTs? Sadly, the 20 yr old. The 20 something across the world loves telling us about the "haps". My multivariate analyses show that at any given time, they are also less involved in #socialchange #socialgood, not so LOL!
Monday, April 28, 2014
To my Twitter pals
A little birdie tells me that some of the moms give their kids haircuts.
Also, I see that my Twitter pals have stayed indoors and made preserves! Kudos. I was very inspired.
If you are growing anything in your yard, I wish you would blog about it. Gardening and pet blogs are all the rage.
Spring and summer will lead to beautiful farmers' markets. Dazzle your audience with photos. Did you post a couple of pics of your biking trip: I want to know so copy and paste a pic in the comment section, I will feature you in my blog!
Some VLOG heroes:Bethany Mota: Trendsetting teen, like I pointed out before.
The last two are comedy Vlogs.
Nearly every teen who has grown-up with Youtube, has Vlogged at some point.
There is a video on every topic you can imagine and you can subscribe to Vlog channels. Vlogs take more care and expertise if you are anything like me.
You would have to have a very thick skin, because the comments come in all shades.
How-to tutorials on YoutubeThe kinds of Youtube vids that happen to be very sought after are how-to vids. I was on the road once and I needed help with some apps. I had all that I needed thanks to some nice Youtube vids.
This raises a very important topic:
Video editing software!
I know that most machines come equipped with some kind of camera associated driver and software. You must do you own research to find what suits your needs the best.
Before you upload yourself:
If I were to post, I would probably post some tutorials.
Before you post yourself, I wish you would work on music, sound speed with a tutorial vid. then move onto your vlog of developing an app, making furniture, obeying your cat or making relishes.
Versioning your videos is very key in keeping track of some 500 videos you are about to make about aquaculture and become a star on Youtube.
Keep a recent version handy.
- 11:15 am vid of you creating an origami dragon.
- 12:30 pm vid of you making an origami dragon with sound and light effects
- 12:50 p.m. vid of you making an origami dragon with sound and light effects and teaching your pupil.
- 1 pm If you keep the former versions intact and make copies, then you can handle loss of footage!
Tag your videos : Even when you store them at home, tage them for easy search. Upload copies online and send yourself some messages of what is where. A few searches and you will recover just about anything!
cross referencing your vids is also very helpful, but things get a little complicated!
Compression and archiving
A few trials of compressing your vids to see how much space they take, changes in quality once they are decompressed and archiving them for easy retrieval are steps you can take to ensure a very efficient seamless upload of your work.
Here is a very useful link to file extensions, in case you were wondering.
Please leave a comment about your Vlogging experience.
Please stick to very clean content.
Friday, April 25, 2014
How to get 150 days of free TV, surprising blog stats, mommy blogs
How to get 120 days of free TV
How to get more than 120 days of free streamingNetflix 30 days free trial
Now TV 30 days free trial
Redbox 30 days free trial
hulu.com 7 days free trial
Amazon Prime 30 days free trial
Average cost of cable $37 .00 Total savings: more than $150.00!
Done sequentially, this is 4 months of free entertainment.
Why would I recommend this?
Recently, there was snow, sleet, rain and the weather was too "Tornado-y" for me to catch my fave events.
Satellite/cable are way too susceptible to this bad weather.
I asked for a discount for interrupted service. They refused. I said : Bye bye bye bye!
Advantages of streaming from the above services :
- Don't have to switch view between two screens. The computer is an automatic pause and play device, unlike a non DVR-TV. so your TV programming works around your schedule, not you around it!
- Catch shows on your mobile device any where!
- You save space. Your TV can now go into your bedroom/garage/toolshed : You decide!
- You can hook up your hard disc to the 42 inch plasma when you feel like it!
- You wont need the remote much, so forget losing and looking for it!
- Social watch it! Ever skyped while watching ICE AGE together?? Best experience ever if young people are far away from you because you are on the road!
- Parental controls are more programmable on the PC!
- Watch wonderful movies and sitcoms like Mud, Intouchables, Wallander , "How to train you Dragon" without ever misplacing a single disc!
Please go over my previous post for Deal Stacking ideas!
If you want to switch over from Cable, then you need to maximize that purchase and get more mileage out of it.
Talk to the customer service, see if they will sweeten the deal with freebies for kids, adults .. if you don't ask, you will never know.
Surprising blog stats, blog facts:
- As of now there are 6.7 million blogs!
- Video blogs, VLOGs, are on the rise.
- Bethany Mota was a bullied teen who commands thousands per day because of endorsements, has millions of fans, and she is not even 20!! She has a VLOG on fashion and shopping for teens. She is now advising Aeropostale, and only a few years ago, found she was betrayed and by her bestie! BFF may turn out to be devils, but you can become a millionaire because of them.
- Moms decide which way a product will go based on the value it gives, thanks to blogs.
- Company blogs have become mandatory, due to increased public response.
Mommy blogsMany women are now opting to work out of home and are blogging about baby products, preschools, organic food, grocery shopping, vacations..
Companies pay very close attention to them and the comments.
These mom are using smart phones to blog, not your clunky old PCs. Pinning, Tumblr, Instys, Flickr are are so common place that now companies hire specialists to work on their behalf.
One bad diaper bag photo and the stock will fall. One poor car seat and there will be 60k recalls.
The hand that rocks the cradle will rocks the stock price!
So if you are a mommy, you should start your blog: Yesterday!!
I would love to hear about any technical or other issues you are having! Please leave a comment!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Freebies and Savings for the blogger, activists and everyone!
I appreciate your comments and quick responses.
Without you, I would not be this excited about blogging my savings and freebies.
I have been asking most of you to start a blog. If you are blogging then you are working more than one job!
You need more savings because you invest time!
What is deal-stacking?
The art of deal stacking is defined as using several offers with your purchase. Using a single deal on an item is a thing of the past. This is your checklist:
- Can I add other gift cards and coupons to this deal?
- What is the best deal in this department, compared to the one I have?
- When does it expire?
- What is my out of pocket expense?
- Can my pals use it, if not me?
- Will tweeting a pic help me get more from the company or my social media group?
- Will this help animals, be eco-friendly?
HERE ARE SOME DEALS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL!!
1)Free Snack sample!MeowMeow's suggestion is aweso-ome!
When you stop eating chicken and eat nourishing bars like my fave twitter pal, then you are taking 500K cars off the streets ( via Sherri M via Holly Marie Combes via peta)
When you take advantage of this offer, please mention us. (@johnny20201 and a couple others!).
I always do acknowledge those who are kind to me.
Use this when you shop online with a couple of other wonderful retailers and you will be saving 75% off of your fave shirt!
Giftcard+cash back from CC+ cash back from other retailers +clearance at H&M = your fave shirt for next to nothing!! Go shop now!!
3) Free Max Factor Facefinity Primer Giveaway new
A fantastic new giveaway from P&G's Supersavvyme site. Enter the giveway for a chance to win 100 full-size bottles of Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer, a product that helps to prepare skin before foundation is added. In addition, you'll also be entered to win 30,000 product samples. Just click the "Get Yours" button to begin. Closing date: 30th April 2014.
(UK and Ireland)
If you are a man, even better, because a surprise gift to your mom will make her forgive your belated mothers day gifties.
Get this freebie and regardless of your pet ownership. Bring this to cats in shelter.
Shelters have contacts with good vets, products etc so you get a discount!!!
Dewey Readmorebooks (the library cat) would have LOVED this!
I got the shelter to give my colleague free tickets to a cat show for donating 40 lbs of cat food.
Livwell foods have a growing fanbase, see if you as a tweeter would recommend this to others.
Get this freebie , regardless of your pet ownership. Feed this to dogs in shelter.
Shelters have contacts with good vets, products etc so you get a discount!!!
A volunteer I know gave away food and received tickets to a local food fest, free drinks and all.
Dewey Readmorebooks (the library cat) would have liked this!
7) This Mother's day, sign someone up for Amazon Prime.
After writing, if you are tired, play games or watch the movie Intouchables, partsof it are really funny. Or watch Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot , when you sign up for a free trial on Amazon Prime!!
I got rid of my cable becaus eI am always at the computer anyways!
I am saving $35/month! Dewey Readmorebooks (the library cat) would have liked this!
Tomorrow's post: Spring, free veggies, freebies BECAUSE you are a blogger!
Here is how you can earn money while saving an animals life!