Lately I've been really intrigued by personality types. Coming to terms with being an introvert, learning what that really means, and owning it, has been a cool journey. At BlissDom I got to hear Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, (affiliate link) speak about the power of introverts. Last night I re-read my ISFJ profile and identified with every line. Why It's Important to Know Your Personality Type I think for me, learning about the things that make me tick, the reasons I often feel unappreciated, and the natural instinct I have to avoid conflict
Things I Learned fromJon Acuff Things I Learned from Jon Acuff Social Media Tips from Jon Acuff Blogging Tips from Jon Acuff What I Taught Jon Acuff About Twitter Get Jon Acuff's Book, Start When someone's 2 hour talk inspires 4 blog posts you realize they've made a huge impact on your life. For me, it's an impact on my business as well as a refreshing reminder that there are good and honest people out there who are living their dreams and ready to help the rest of us do the same. Thank you, Jon Acuff, for being one of those people. Blogging is something I've been plugging away at for over
Sand. Sun. Water. In December. I can not tell you how exciting this is!! When everyone I know is bundled up at home, sitting around a fire, I’m going to be on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico with 99 other social media savvy folk, soaking up the sun and some knowledge!
With all this talk about bloggers' images being stolen, lots of people are asking, how do I protect my images? Here are a few methods bloggers can use to watermark images. How to Watermark Images with Free Software Using Pickmonkey upload your photo. Use the Text tool to add some text and set the 'fade' so the text is slightly transparent. Put the text over any part of the image you like. You may try and cover enough of the focal point to make the image unusable by people who would try to crop around or cover your watermark.
It's been a week since my first full day of BlogHer. I feel like I'm still processing. Still waiting for the fog to clear. On one hand, it was a lot of FUN! I got to see (albeit for very short amounts of time) some of the women I've grown to love. I experienced NYC a little bit. I ate Mediterranean food. I saw super-secret still-in-alpha-testing products from a tech company I'm really excited about. I was pampered and had girly fun at the Getting Gorgeous event. I rode in a couple taxis. I visited Microsoft offices and won a cool new mouse. I drank wine. And I taught women about WordPress. Giddy
As Pinterest grows, and more and more people are pinning and repinning inspirational quotes and pretty photos, it's becoming increasingly important for bloggers to not only have good images in their posts, but images that remind the pinner why they pinned that image in the first place. Having your post title on your images does a few things: Decreases the chances someone will steal your image to use on their own site. Reminds a pinner why they pinned the image. Increases the probability of the image being re-pinned by another Pinterest user Encourages people to click through to your post