Tagged: tips


Making a Good Looking Text Link

This post is for students in Building Social Media Relationships. We use WordPress for our blogs. Links are really important in blog posts. You use them to make it easy for people to find other...


A Better Way to Breathe While You Run?

I’ve started running again. I did a lot of running last year, but when the cold weather really hit in November my enthusiasm waned. It waned hard. But I’m back at it. I learned a...


Getting Through Your Awkward Phase on Twitter

According to a survey conducted by the Deutsche Bank (and written about on Quartz), three of the biggest reasons people stop using Twitter are: They were getting the information somewhere else. There was no useful...


Manual Retweets on Twitter

Originally posted by Jared at Manual Retweets on Twitter on January 15, 2013. Last night in class everyone was asked to try “automatic” retweeting (using the official retweet link) and “manual” retweeting (using “RT”). Afterwards...


Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress.com Blog

This post was written for my Building Social Media Relationships class at the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, but feel free to use it if it’s helpful. Some of you have been having trouble embedding...


Get to Your WordPress Blog’s Dashboard Quick

Students in my BSMRCCE class just started new blogs on WordPress.com. This post shows them how to get to their dashboards without going to the WordPress site first. If you want a quick way...


Getting Started on Twitter

Originally posted by Jared at Getting Started on Twitter – Week 1 on January 9, 2013. I get students in both of my classes to use Twitter during the semester. Sometimes there’s a little trepidation. Some...


Twitter Tips from KISSmetrics

Want to get more out of Twitter? This post on the KISSmetrics blog has some good food for thought:  The Seven Secret Habits of Twitter Power Users