Blogging tips and tricks

We'll look at video blogging and photo blogging, free promo tools and get introduced to Pinterest. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Here a very good post on "How To Increase Blog Engagement With Google +"

    http://www.socialmediafrontiers.com/2014/01/social-media-tip-how-to-increase-blog.html

    I hope this article is of any benefit to you :-)

    We use this strategies on Google + with many different businesses in different industries

    Mili

    January 29, 2014

  • Ann H.

    Another interesting post on sharing info on social networks: what gets your messages shared: http://westoncomms.com/2014/01/surprising-scientifc-content-ideas-for-social-media/

    January 27, 2014

  • Jim J D.

    Re Screencast recording software.
    I found Hypercam on my laptop with Windows 7 gave a black screen.
    Apparently it is a fairly common problem.
    Bandicam works very well, but the audio is FAR superior with a USB microphone.
    http://www.bandicam.com/downloads/

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here there are 4 links I promised to share about Vimeo vs YouTube, 2 very useful article about Pinterest and the best time to tweet, post etc on social networks based on UK statistics that some of you asked me to share.

    Vimeo vs YouTube:

    http://www.socialmediafrontiers.com/2013/10/video-sharing-sites-vimeo-vs-youtube-vs.html

    Pinterest useful apps or tools for it and basic info to keep in consideration:

    http://www.socialmediafrontiers.com/2013/09/pinterest-for-business-valuable.html

    Pinterest best practice

    http://www.socialmediafrontiers.com/2014/01/how-to-use-pinterest-to-drive-sales.html

    Best Times To Post On Social Media:

    http://www.socialmediafrontiers.com/2013/11/best-times-to-post-on-social-media.html

    I hope you find them useful!

    Mili

    2 · January 25, 2014

    • Ann H.

      Thanks Mili - It would be interesting to know how many subjects there were in the research and the spread between B2B and B2C. I think there are too many variables for an average to be of much use. It will be very different for people who are running B2B or B2C businesses and whether they are looking for sales leads, doing research, customer service or any of the other things that might be appropriate to their strategy. If anyone wants to find out when their Twitter followers are most likely to be on-line I recommend http://www.tweriod.co...­

      1 · January 25, 2014

    • Sam

      Thanks Mili

      1 · January 26, 2014

  • Richard F.

    Some of the links I promised from last night's excellent meeting. Hypercam for free Windows screen capture: http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/

    Audacity, free audio editor and recorder: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Lightworks free video editor: http://www.lwks.com/ (you'll need the tutorials first: http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=192

    And by way of example, something I put together using all 3 of the above: http://youtu.be/gJxYEv4xOWI

    Hope this helps.

    January 22, 2014

    • Sam

      That's so lovely thanks!

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Richard F.

      You're welcome.

      January 24, 2014

  • Jim J D.

    Richard,
    Excellent video, thank you.

    *** To add to Richard's Audacity link:
    To export your audio from Audacity as .MP3, it is necessary to also download LAME MP3
    http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame
    Slightly technical but all is explained on there.

    January 22, 2014

  • Jim J D.

    Many thanks to all for last night's excellent meeting.

    Here are the links I promised.

    ***SKYPE alternative is Oovoo from www.oovoo.com
    Higher quality and supports up to 12 people for simultaneous video conference call if you have a high enough internet speed
    12-way video chat + Call recording + Screen sharing on the FREE version

    ***External Links From Your YouTube Videos in Annotations
    I will try this out and post the link next week & should be able to answer questions on it next meeting if required.

    *** If you need to reduce video file sizes by x3 to about x 8, download a free program
    Handbrake can be downloaded from http://handbrake.fr/
    Here is WHY you might want to reduce file sizes dramatically. 6 min video.
    http://www.brainyvideo.com/blog/2013/12/how-to-make-your-video-upload-crystal-clear-revised-and-updated/

    January 22, 2014

  • Zarine J.

    Very useful meet up, my first time - much to learn & implement. Great company too!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Ed G.

    Great to see you all last night. I've updated my Pinterest page, as a result, which you can find at http://www.pinterest.com/edagoodman/. Feedback always welcome!!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always great discussions and nice networking

    January 22, 2014

  • Richard F.

    Excellent as always; a really useful discussion. Thanks.

    January 22, 2014

  • Oliver L.

    Good session. I've got a stack of notes to work through. Goal for this month...get a screencast video on youtube

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Yvette B.

    good tips, lots I didn't know yet!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Sam

    unfortunately looks like I'll have to bow out due to a radio slot on BBC3R! (about my new book :)

    2 · January 19, 2014

    • Sam

      Thanks Ann, I have just written a blog post here. http://www.whatsamsaw...­

      January 19, 2014

    • Sam

      It's Roberto's show 6-7pm on BBC3CR

      January 19, 2014

  • Jo G.

    Hey everyone! Looking forward to the meet up ;) Pinterest is now my biggest source of traffic, looking forward to hearing your tips and sharing ideas.
    PS find me on www.dexterousdiva.co.uk x

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Yasmin C.

    OK, my 2014 blogging resolutions - use video and get Google+ into my head.
    So no time to lose, I've just started using Vine. No doubt we will debate the best platform for bloggers but I love the speed and ingenuity required for a 6 second video. And yesterday I embedded my first Vine video in a blogpost. It got a lot of viewings from Ho Chi Minh City....don't quite know why this location suddenly popped up on my analytics. Anyway have a look at the video - I welcome feedback! http://yasminchopin.com/index.php/interior-design-art-book-jessica-zoob/

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Jo G.

      Absolutely, authorship is huge, and content is still king. I did a post on it here: http://dexterousdiva....­ x

      1 · January 15, 2014

    • Yasmin C.

      Thanks Jo, read your post and had a go at getting Google authorship. I think I've done it.... not totally sure...I've got that little photo coming up now in a Google search.Does that mean I've done it?

      1 · January 18, 2014

  • Yasmin C.

    A question about video.... If music is playing in it do you need to worry about copyright?

    January 12, 2014

    • Jim J D.

      Using music without copyright could mean Do not pass Go, do not collect £200.
      Check copyright free music on Youtube. Available for free use, but MAY be limited to Youtube only. See you on Tuesday

      January 16, 2014

    • Yasmin C.

      As I thought, even for 6 seconds max?

      January 16, 2014

  • Janet W.

    Hoping I can make it this time

    December 17, 2013

    • Yasmin C.

      Hope you can too, it's a terrific group.

      January 5, 2014

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