Posted on May 9, 2013
How are you today?
I took a rest day yesterday to deal with insurance companies, clean the disaster area we call home, do laundry and other stuff like give Mr. pink skin, age spot Bam a bath. He was thrilled.
I’ve been working on a lot of behind the scenes blog stuff recently. I even updated the About page woo! It was long overdue since SCB finally has direction. Sorta. It was perfect timing when this girl invited me to join the #BlogSmarter chat on Twitter last night.
Turns out when you get a bunch of bloggers together, you make some really cool virtual friends and they share a lot of information. #winning
We talked about blog safety, how to promote your blog without over promoting, and adding features to your blog.
I want to share a few things I found interesting with you.
Blog promoting & tools:
- The 80/20. 80% Tweeting, Instagraming, etc others blog posts, pics, quotes and 20% promoting yourself.
- Popular photo editing tools are Pic Monkey & Pixlr. I personally use & love Pixlr. I like that it’s 100% online and I don’t have to download the app to my computer.
- Moo Cards & Vista Print came highly recommended. I used Vista for my business cards & I’m very happy with them. They are also reasonably priced. I think I scored 500 cards for under $50.
- One app I use and recommend is Marksta. It allows you to watermark & copy write photos. Plus you can save them, so adding your watermark to other images is a synch. I’m cheap, but actually paid for this one.
- Wait until you’re leaving before checking into Four Square. I found this one interesting because I don’t use the app, but it makes sense.
- Never post trails you frequently train on.
- Don’t release your last name. I personally don’t mind this one, I think it’s kind of hard to hide especially since I participate in races.
- Never mention you’re out of town for an extended period of time. I find this one interesting because I don’t know how they would know where you live in the first place?
Never post a picture of the front side of your house. Someone could save the picture, do a Google image search, cross referencing the city that you live in and find the exact address. It’s how he scores his dates.
If you blog, what tools do you often use & recommend?
What do you do (or not) for online safety?