If you run a blog, adding sharing icons is a good thing to do. Encouraging others to share your content via social media broadens your reach, and can expose your content to new audiences. From a user standpoint, I personally prefer sharing icons to be embedded on a page because I don’t always know what to say about an article or resource I’m sharing. Having that content pre-written for me is really nice! Making sharing easy for people is the best approach — someone can share your stuff within a matter of clicks. Much easier than a couple clicks, a […]
IFTTT — If This Then That — allows greater connectivity between various services. It connects with a large number of different services (160 as of this writing). Everything from your phone’s text capabilities to your e-mail to your Twitter to your LinkedIn can be hooked through IFTTT. This post, however, focuses on using IFTTT to facilitate social media sharing across networks. Please note, I haven’t personally tested every recipe linked to in this post. You’ll have to do some experimenting of your own. Any recipe that has its own dedicated section with a linked example post on social media, I’ve […]
Yanked from some old comments. Here are two instances where people had difficulty with social media content. In one, there’s a disconnect on the “why” of social. In the second, there’s some trouble with content. These are pretty specific situations, but the first might help you understand the why (I have trouble if the “why” is unknown myself!) of social media. The second part with BBQ has more concrete examples, and might be less useful… but maybe it will inspire, too!