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Friday, September 30, 2011

Creative Review Article on 'Rubbish Poster'

Take a look at this video. it's a documentation of 18,000 peices of beach trash made into a poster, to prevent beach trash, sponsored by Barefoot Wine - love it it's great.Take a look at the full article here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How do I blog?

I was delighted to find land in my inbox one of the few email newsletters that I do keep and read. This one was from Business Link, a website I have visited many times and would urge you to consult as a first port of call with any business query. With great timing around my last couple of blog posts it gave me a link to a very informative guide on how to write a blog that people want to read!

Need I say more. Apart from that in order to actually write a blog you need to set one up. Using Google's Free Blog service, as I have done, you can easily be blogging before breakfast. You do need a Google Account but this just enables you to use all the other wonderful free tools from Google, including Google Analytics, which I would reccomend should be, if not all ready, in your websites to track your traffic.

Of course at any point you get stuck with all this stuff just drop me an email and see how I can help.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How do I use twitter?

Ok so what about Twitter? Following up from my previous blog post 'How do I use Linkedin?' I did the same for Twitter. I typed into Google 'How do I use Twitter?'. So this time I was delighted to find this upbeat YouTube video link that takes you through all the elements of setting up and using Twitter with visual references too.

Yes it does whiz by a little quickly but you can play it again and again as many times as you like. So again a good place to start.

I think it's probably worth mentioning that you may get the most out of Twitter for business by using it as a news alert mechanism that always includes a link to something of more interest or usefulness to you followers. Whether that be a link to your own business website, an article you have written on say a blog, or even to one of your many 'information portals' also known as 'microsites' or 'splash pages'.

Ultimately it's a great way to point people in the right direction when you have something to say that will help them in some way.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How do I use Linkedin?

At the fabulous SHE Plc afternoon tea at Danesfield yesterday we were talking about social media. What we uncovered is the fact that a lot of people who have not used social media before, understandably, don't know how to physically set up these sites such as Linkedin in order to achieve all of these benefits they are told they will get from using them. 

Business Buzz editor, Merrell Hardy of the SHE Plc team [Mary Flavelle Owner and creator and Astrologist Christine Chalklin] pointed out that you can just 'ask Google' ie type in the question you have and you will find guides and videos to show you how. 

So I did just this. "How do I use Linkedin" and came up with the New User Starter Guide supplied by Linkedin. The Site Features take you through the set up process bit by bit starting with your Profile.

It is certainly a good place to start and will help you understand why it can be a benefit too. Like all the social media pets you do need to allocate time to them and there is no reason why that shouldn't include the time to learn about them too.