Weekly Social Media Roundup – 23rd May

Social Media

 

Hey smarty pants, great to see you again.

This week wasn’t easy for me. I found less curable content. Was that for you too?

 

Maybe the ones I follow needed some break.

Still I have a bag full of goodies for you 😀

 

Here’s your social media treat for the week.

 As always, try one, try all. 😉

 

Social Media

Our social platform of the week is Instagram. Clap…clap…clap.

With the buzzing popularity of Instagram, we all want to create some engaging posts on Instagram. And who can teach Instagram better than Peg Fitzpatrick? Here’re her top 10 ideas for inspiring posts.

Inspiring and engaging Instagram posts.

 

Content

Now I may be a little late in bringing this to your notice but I’m very excited to share this article with you. Do you know Google+ has added “Collections” for your ease of content curation. Whether it’s curating your own posts or posts you love, it’s now just a click away. Learn all about collections with Dustin W. Stout.

Google+ Collections.

 

Visual Strategy

When it comes to branding and having a signature style, visual strategy plays a big role. Your images need to be so precise that people can just look at them and say, hey! it’s Khushboo (of course I was trying). So here we have our badass queen Andrea Beltra once again, to tell us all about branded images.

Creating branded blog images.

 

Tool of the Week

This time, it’s like, “tools of the week”. Writing is definitely an art but with increasing demand, we need to be quick, refined and impressive all the time. Here are some great tools by Ian Cleary that help you to be great with content.

 11 Blog writing tools.

 

Infographic of the week

This is one infographic that should get some place on your pin board. After all, we should know how many times we need to post our work on each social platform. CoSchedule has nailed this schedule so well that I chose it to be the infographic of the week.

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We’re done for this week. Hope you found these articles useful. Try them out and if you want to share any piece of content or advice, just comment below.

Khushii

Weekly Social Media Roundup

Social Media

Hey everyone, hope you had a great week.

For me it was a lot of fun. I hopscotched around, new tools, designs, posts and a lot of curation.

It helped me to get some knowledge nuggets for our weekly roundup too. Yay!

 So here’re the chosen articles for this week’s social media roundup.

 

As I mentioned before, try one, try all.

 Social Media

Social media is not just one thing. It’s a constellation of many stars. This week we are here to find a perfect social media marketing mix for you with Rebekah Radice.

Perfect social media marketing mix.

 

 Content

“Hail to the king”

Sure, content remains the king forever when it comes to social media marketing. Whether it’s website content, post crafting, articles, blogs or even images. Nothing rolls out well without some impressive words. That’s why we have Rebekah Radice, once again, focusing on building a successful business blog.

 Build a successful business blog.

 

Visual Strategy

Visual strategy is everyone’s favorite. After all, this is the place we try all our crazy ideas. Are you ready to learn some new crazy ideas about YouTube by my favorite badass Andrea Beltrami?

 Learn great YouTube Strategies.

 

Tool of the Week

When it comes to tools and apps who scores better than Ian Cleary from RazorSocial? After hearing a lot about Meerkat and Periscope, this is the article that gave me the real taste of both the apps. A must read.

 Meerkat and Periscope: Live video streaming.

 

 Infographic of the week

 For this week I chose Buffer’s infographic on Pinterest Timing and Frequency.

I must say since Buffer has started Pinterest buffering, it’s paying a lot of heed to Pinterest.

Oh yes, now you can schedule pins from Buffer. If you haven’t tried yet, then go and have some fun today but first see what they have to say about pinning.

Pinterest Marketing

 

This is it for the week. Hope you found something interesting here. Try them out and if you have any favorite content, useful for our social media smarties, do share its link below in the comment. 

Khushii

 

Weekly Round-up of Social Media

 

Social Media

Social media is the rage these days. We rely on social media so much now that our business to personal life gets affected by it. In fact it has become the life line of business and branding.

Social media is vast and have power. It’s a blend of right techniques, strategies, visual content, written content, analysis, tools and lots of experimenting.

For these reason I welcome you to my weekly round-up of social media that can make you become a champ in all the areas of social media.

 Here’s my dose of techniques for you. Try one, try all.

 Social Media

Starting with the basics. We all want to have a Facebook Page and we all want to grow our business using it.  Do you know there are many ways beyond just simply posting updates. Social Media Examiner is flashing light on those possibilities for us.

Grow your business with Facebook Page


Content 

Content has many colors and one of the vibrant color of content world is content curation. Content curation is an art. Oh yes, it is. After curating content for more than 2 years, I can say that. I may not be an expert but here are the tips from one of my favorites, Peg Fitzpatrick via Sprout Social on content curation.

How to curate content?

Visual Strategy

How can we leave out visual strategy when visual content is the most shareable content on social media in all forms. Do you want to earn a few brownie points? Here are the strategies by badass Andrea Beltrami. She’s my favorite when it comes to all things visual.

Visual Marketing Strategies


Tool of the Week

We all need tools to make our work quick and smart on social media. Since audience are the most important part of our toss and toil, here’s Nimble, a great CRM tool for you.

Want to know how it works? Checkout this video.

Nimble: Your Social CRM


Infographic of the week

For this week I chose the Hubspot’s infographic on using exclamation mark. Oh! Yes!Yay! Okay, cut it out!

Saw those unnecessary exclamation marks? Well, you avoid such mistakes and learn to use them wisely.

Writing Tips

 

This is it for the week. Hope you found something useful here. If you have any favorite content, that you feel can be useful for our social media smarties, feel free to post its link below in the comment. 

Khushii

Pablo: An Easy and Free Designing Tool by Buffer

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Tickle your creativity a little more with this new tool.

Pablo, an image creation tool by Buffer is a nice and easy way to create new designs for your social media posts.

I’m an ardent fan of Buffer and with this new creation of theirs I have become even a bigger admirer of Buffer.

Pablo is not only fast and easy, it’s also FREE! Oh yes! It is.

Moreover, you don’t even need a Buffer account to start creating images with text. But if you want one you can use your Facebook or Twitter account.

Now let’s take a sneak peek in the features of Pablo:

  1. Pablo has a stock images that you can use and it also allows you to upload JPEG and PNG images.
  2. The images can be changed from Normal to Blurred and Black&White, according to your needs.
  3. There are two text fields, Main and Secondary.
  4. You can change the fonts, font size and the color of the font in the Main field.
  5. For uploading icons, it’s best to use a PNG with an alpha channel.
  6. The images can be downloaded or sent to Facebook, Twitter or to your Buffer account directly.

Buffer believes that Pablo can be used for more than just posting images with quotes. It can also be used to sell items, create event invites and other image-based notices that you would normally need to use a dedicated image app for.

So what are you waiting for?

Let your imagination fly and let your creativity take your brand and marketing to new levels with all new PABLO by our very own BUFFER!

P.S. The image I have used for this blog post is created on Pablo using one of its stock images.

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Khushii

The Story of Stanford University

stanford-university-youtube-png A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston , and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President’s outer office.

The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard & probably didn’t even deserve to be in Cambridge .

“We’d like to see the president,” the man said softly. “He’ll be busy all day,” the secretary snapped. “We’ll wait,” the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn’t, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.

“Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they’ll leave,” she said to him!

He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn’t have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office. The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him, “We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus.”

The president wasn’t touched. He was shocked. “Madam,” he said, gruffly, “we can’t put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.”

“Oh, no,” the lady explained quickly. “We don’t want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.”

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, “A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard.”

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, “Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don’t we just start our own? ” Her husband nodded.

The president’s face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

“You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.”

— A TRUE STORY By Malcolm Forbes