Lately, I’ve been neglecting my #FridayFinds series where I highlight some of the blog posts that I have found to be interesting throughout the week. (Actually, it’s been closer to a month since I’ve written an article in this series.) So, even though it’s a Monday, without further ado, I bring to you some articles that I think may be of interest to you. My topics this week include sharing on Social Media, the WordPress page-theme plugin and an example of a website redesign for an interior designer.
Are You Over-Sharing on Social Media?
Should you republish your content multiple times on social media sites? Well, that’s a controversial topic and while some people advocate against it, many people strongly believe that it’s an important part of their internet marketing strategy.
Belle Beth Cooper (@bellebethcooper) from BufferApp.com takes a closer look at this topic and supports it with some interesting graphics/stats in her article Why you should share your blog post more than once on Social Media: The case for reposting content. With almost 1,500 tweets and close to 600 Google pluses already, I think you’re likely to enjoy this post as well.
Beth’s top 3 reasons are:
- More Traffic
- Hit Multiple Time Zones
- Reach New Followers
Beth also includes examples of how Buffer increases social engagement by republishing content. (If you’re not already using BufferApp to help manage your social media, check out Why Buffer App rocks – Tips, Tricks and Features by Ashley Faulkes (@madLemmingz) MadLemmingz.com.)
Is There a Quick Way to Switch Your WordPress Template for a Post?
Have you ever been blogging and wished there was a quick and easy way to use a different layout for a page or blog post without having to modify a template? Well thanks to Kimberly Castleberry (@AskKim), you can learn how to use More Than One Theme On The Same Blog on Just-Ask-Kim.com. Not only does Kim tell you which plugin she uses as a solution but she also found and shared a great tutorial video by Tarek Alaaddin (@tarekalaaddin).
As Kim points out, the page-theme WordPress plugin may not be well suited to newbie bloggers but if you’re ready to get creative, it’s worth a look.
Do You Enjoy Before & After Website Re-Designs?
If you’re like me, you can find inspiration in examples of websites that have undergone total redesigns. This week, I go back to WebsiteMagazine.com, to share examples of Designing for a Designer [A Before & After Look] by Amberly Dressler (@amberlydressler).
Rather than show you several examples, this article features the work of IdeaWork.com for luxury interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield. I think you’ll be impressed by the three pages that they showcase.
Over to You:
What are your thoughts? How often do you share your content? Are you using BufferApp or another social media management tool to help? Do you see a use for the page-theme plugin that Kim blogged about? Were you impressed by the website redesign that Amberly shared with us?
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and for sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions with us. I hope everyone is taking time to celebrate life throughout this holiday season as we look forward to the beginning of a new year.