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How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember

Ari Herzog

The Library of Congress did not know the names of French brothers Michel, age 4, and Edmond, age 2, when the institution uploaded this photograph to Flickr in the summer of 2008. Please continue reading How Flickr and Google Help Us Remember and leave a comment if inspired.

3 Reasons To Love Flickr Again

Small Business Mavericks

has decided, after eight years, to spend some energy improving Flickr. Specifically, there are three new improvements to Flickr that I think make it worth sharing photos (and videos) to again. Access Flickr from anywhere on any device. And, as an added bonus, Flickr looks nicer too. Besides, these cool new improvements to Flickr, you can also share your photos in full resolution, a bonus if you are a professional photographer. So What Can Flickr Be Used For?

Can Flickr Catch Instagram?

Geoff Livingston

Flickr celebrated 10 years of serving photos earlier this month, making it an old man amongst social networks. In fact, Flickr is now ranked just one spot behind rival photo network Instagram. Flickr has 92 million users now , from amateur to the most professional of photgraphers.

App of the Week: Flickr

The Social Media Incubator

You may ask yourself, how can Flickr benefit a business marketing strategy? Whether that means you display it on a conference room TV, on a blog or in a Facebook post. Flickr allows accessibility, sharing and organization with your photos.

Flickr adds Downloadable Video Sharing

The Way of the Web

It’s not often that there’s a new feature worth talking about at Flickr. And it seems to have been so long that Flickr’s marketing team dropping it into a particularly bare email, giving it just two lines. Flickr allowing video sharing changes that.

Easing Up on the Blog Throttle

Geoff Livingston

It’s the tension of new business development versus client work versus blogging. Then there is the creative tension of wanting to finish writing The War to Persevere (3/4 of the way there), shoot more photos, and develop better, more visual blog stories.

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Flickr Friday: Video Infographic

Firebelly

Flickr: ARQCARLOOS ]. Blog Flickr Friday VideoThe state of video today. Does anything surprise you? On which platform do you consume the most video?

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

SocMed Sean

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years now and as I look back over those years, I’m amazed at how much I have learned. When I first started blogging, I was so worried about driving readership, getting listed in the search engines, becoming popular, being liked.

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Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s a blog post for another day. Image: esocialmediashop via Flickr, CC 2.0. Take every question your company gets asked and consider writing a blog post to answer it. Competitor websites, blogs and industry forums. Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success.

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging

Firebelly

Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. Videos: Another thing Jeremy said is that blog posts with videos outperform blog posts with photos.

Tips for Creating a Profitable Trade Show Experience

Spin Sucks

You can: Blog about the upcoming event and your company’s involvement. Share images of your booth (and a map highlighting your booth’s location) on Flickr and your other social networks. You can: Have someone in the booth to live blog the event using your event hashtag.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

"Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Just a heads-up…your blog may need some Spring cleaning, too. WP-CleanFix is a great plugin that can help you do some Spring cleaning on your blog. Are those widgets slowing down your blog?

14 Blog Writing Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Writtent Blog

If you’re in charge of your company’s blog, SEO is just as important for you as creating quality content that inspires engagement and generates leads. If you publish infrequently or sporadically, Google assumes your blog is not a good resource for searchers. Link to Other Blog Posts.

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What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

By the way the conversation flowed at this year's BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Los Angeles, you would think that Blogging was brand new. It was yesterday morning's keynote (which was also the last day of this three-day long conference) that brought out a ton of in-person discourse on Blogs, Blogging, Social Media and the future of media. In all of that, it seemed like everyone (including yours truly) grapples and struggles with the definition of a "Blog."

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. It lets you delete tables from your blog database.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd.

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. UPDATE: Instagram has posted a clarifying statement on their blog. And yet, through all of this, the Dude abides Flickr remains.

Flickr Friday: The Content Grid

Firebelly

Posted | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to del.icio.us | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Flickr Friday: The Content Grid : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

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3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, you already know this stuff. Image: Virginia Postrel via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: annzstream via Flickr, CC 2.0.

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

But really, how many blogs does a gal need? If you and I talk regularly on Twitter, or Facebook… heck, even in the early days of WUL (and I have to stifle a giggle as I say that, because this blog is barely two years old!), Image: kennymatic via Flickr, CC 2.0.

How to Make Better Visualizations for Your Blog

Convince & Convert

Do you ever run out of ways to promote your blog content? Let’s look at the type of visual content you can create for some of the more popular blog post types. Let’s say you sell electronics and have a blog post on the latest updates to iOS 8.

Blogging: Just like riding a bike.

SocialFish

One of the great things about Lindy’s post is her number one action for creating valuable content – writing a blog post, updating your website, or hosting a Twitter chat. A lot of people may look at blogging as difficult or time-consuming. Blogging is inherently human.

How to Build the Ultimate Online Newsroom

Webbiquity SMM

A link to the company blog(s). • RSS feeds for press releases and blog posts. She’s well-versed in the “new rules” of doing PR, with expertise in social media, SEO (search engine optimization), content marketing, social media and blogging.

How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes

Writtent Blog

Image credit: Flickr. What if you could get an entire blog totally ready for publication in this amount of time? Nor do I think that every blog you write should take 30 minutes or less; it’s much better to provide a variety of article lengths and depths to your readers.

3 Reasons List Posts Are Guaranteed Blog Traffic Boosters

Firebelly

And what if the headline had been “Boost your Blog Traffic” instead? What if the original title of this post had been “Boost Your Blog Traffic”? And I’ve seen blog posts and magazine articles that are just about that jumbled. Admit it.

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15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Tyler Durdan via Flickr, CC 2.0 Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

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Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series. This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover.

Understanding Photography on Instagram

Geoff Livingston

I find that crossover between social networks – 500 Pixels to Facebook to Flickr to Instagram to Twitter – is minimal. Like blogging it can create a sense of expertise for inexperienced smartphone heroes.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. Photo Credit: Alexander Henning Drachmann on Flickr. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform.

Blogging Is Dead

Social Media Marketing

Every year, pundits proclaim the death of blogging. In 2008, it was Wired , wondering if the rise of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and the like would be more en vogue for individuals, who were getting pushed aside as the conglomerate professional blogs were beginning to take prominence.

Connecting Your Business Blog with Your Readers (How-to)

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business blog have the livelihood of a funeral? When you look around at your blog and analytics, what do you see? You have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that anyone even cares remotely about your blog. What’s going wrong with your business blog?!

Monday Roundup: Blogging

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging is a great way to start conversations, share ideas, and build your online community. Whether through guest posts or original content on your own site, blogging can help your brand gain traction (I mean, just look at me!). Image: Mike Licht via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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8 Steps to Write a Meaningful Blog Post

Ari Herzog

I get a lot of my ideas from other blogs. He shared how to get blogging ideas from emails. When I find my writing segues away from the title, I copy that chunk of text and create a new blog post from it. There are many places online for free photos for your blog.

Instapocalypse and the Permission War

Geoff Livingston

Although I didn’t blog about the issue initially, as an amateur photographer with a lot of photos of his kid on Instagram I was annoyed. Flickr does a better job of letting me choose which photos are searchable and by whom. Image by tres.jolie.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Their Flickr page and YouTube channel are used to support Food Bank activities, for example, displaying photos taken at community events. One of their most effective unofficial outposts is the NC School of Science & Math food drive blog where they’re going for the world record in March.

Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter

Firebelly

» June 04, 2010 Flickr Friday: Sexist Profiling on Twitter Heres an interesting look at a breakdown of the several different Twitter user types.

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8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

YouTube Widget 4.0 : bastawhiz made it easy for anyone to include all of their favorite videos right on their blog or site without having to jump through hoops. Flickr Lightbox : Adding pictures to a website is made much easier for anyone who uses Flickr and downloads the Lightbox widget.

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We'll Always Have Blogging

Social Media Marketing

Image credit: Express Monorail (Flickr) "Round up the usual suspects." Corporate blogging has been with us for quite some time, with some major companies having forayed into the space in the early to mid 2000s. Or is it that there's a purpose that isn't served by blogs? "I

How To Start a Blog in 7 Days

Kikolani

I just don’t have the commitment to build a better blog in 31 days. In fact, I don’t think anyone needs 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. You have the talent, you have the passion, and, evidently, you have the desire to improve your blog. Why do you blog, Tony?

6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

This popular plugin lets you incorporate all of your social sharing buttons into a customizable bar that sits on the top or side of each blog post for easy sharing. Creating visually appealing content for your blog has become increasingly important, especially now with the advent of Pinterest.