Get more for your social media mileage!

So, last night, I figured out how to link my flickr account to my twitter account. It’s relatively pretty easy to do. When I posted my Flickr picture to the Twitter account, I immediately got a large handful of views to my photos as well as a lot of new Facebook comments (my Twitter is then liked to update my Facebook status). I know this may sound kinda overwhelming and confusing, but if you are on the internet a lot and are trying to build traffic and hits to your various sites, it’s a great to link all your social media apps to each other. You just cover a lot more bases doing this and it saves you a lot of time and work! I thought I would share how-to’s I compiled on how to do this as well as some other helpful social media streamlining articles if you are interested. There are still a lot of kinks I need to work out to streamline my web usage, but these are some great social media tools that have helped me out!

How to link your Flickr and Twitter Accounts

How to link your Twitter and Facebook Accounts

How to post to Blogger from your Iphone

And for my Etsy and crafty friends, thought you might like to check out these resourceful articles…

Twitter- Branding Your Etsy Business 140 Characters at a Time This article features some cool Twitter tools you may want to try.

How to use Flickr to get exposure in your Etsy shop

Social media articles on marketing section

Oh and I wanted to share a shoutout I got on Curbly’s newsletter. It was so sweet. Check it out below!

curbly shoutout

Well, gotta get to bed. Hope you found these articles informative!

Until next time Swellions!


It’s a g thing…

g thing

So I created this in an hour or so tonight for my nephew Grant. I’m trying to think of something I could make my nephews and neice this Christmas that a) would be cool and personalized and b) would be something they could look back on and say, “My Aunt Pex made me that and I love it!” This is what I came up with. It’s a font/typography look with the fonts I have on my machine at the moment. I wanted the thicknesses and styles to vary and for it to look very clean. The clean style is something I can do, but isn’t normally something I do on a day to day basis. If you are wondering, I’m going to have to make this a standard size…hmm, now that I’m actually thinking about it, I made it 11×17 instead of the traditional 11×14 size that most frames come in. CRIKEY! Well, I can rework if neccessary. I am just wanting to know this: Did I succeed or does it need more work? I’m opening myself up here for critique, so if you have some, please throw it my way. I want to know if I’m going in the right direction, so thanks in advance! Oh, and I put that border around it, cause I’m afraid that if I do print it out, it would have to have a border around the edge of the page using laserject inkjet printers. I guess I could go another route and do it on a wide format printer, but I didn’t want this to be too costly of a task or gift, ya know?

So, tonight I went to a meetup of the Twitter folks here in Lex. At first, I really didn’t want to drag myself outta the house to go (I was working on the above project); however, I’m glad I went. It’s good to be social. Sometimes I let any worries or stress I’m feeling keep me huddled at home, but being social can really make me feel better. I saw all kinds of cool people and got to know and meet a few new too! We will see if they end up doing this as a regular thing!

And just a few minutes ago, I stopped at Thornton’s to get gas (my light is on E). For the life of me, I couldn’t get my gas tank open! I tried to pry it open, but I’m really afraid that I’m going to break it! There really wasn’t anyone around to help either, so I just went on my way. It has been snowy and icy out, so I don’t know if it won’t open due to the freezing or not, but I hope it is working by tomorrow morning! I HAVE to get gas then! I stop on my way to get gas at a place outside of Nicholasville that has tons of construction worker type guys milling around. Hopefully one of them can help me! I don’t know how well I can play the damsel in distress. Ha ha!

Hope all is world in your worlds Swellions! Until next time!