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Updated: 2017-06-20T09:05:06-07:00

 



4 Ways Typepad Can Help Promote Your Blog

2017-06-20T09:01:17-07:00

Promoting your blog can seem like a full time job. Posting to social media is fun, but Typepad can help introduce your blog to a new set of readers! Here are a few different ways...      Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogHelp Us Celebrate National Pet DayVirtual Visibility in a Tangled Web  Promoting your blog can seem like a full time job. Posting to social media is fun, but Typepad can help introduce your blog to a new set of readers! Here are a few different ways Typepad can help you promote your blog. Become a Guest Blogger We like to spread our knowledge about Typepad, but we love it when our bloggers share their knowledge as well. Being a guest blogger is a great way to promote your blog and establish credibility as a professional blogger. We like to know what programs help you blog, any tips or tricks you like using in Typepad, and your experience blogging.   Shop Typepad Does your blog help your business? Shop Typepad is our storefront that showcases our bloggers and their shops. This is a great place to support your fellow bloggers and purchase unique gifts for those you love. We love to support our charities, small businesses and indie retailers.   Be interviewed by Typepad Let us interview you about your experience blogging. Answer a few questions and we will share your interview on Everything Typepad. Share your goals for blogging and what makes your blog unique with everyone. We want to share the story of your blog and what is important to you.    Be Featured on Everything Typepad Introduce yourself to other bloggers through Everything Typepad. We will showcase your blog with a great image and a little blurb you write yourself. Tell everyone what makes your blog great and why they should start reading it! We will include links to your blog and social media accounts.   Four unique ways to promote your blog through Typepad. We love our bloggers and want to help spread the word about your blog. Click a link and get started today.       Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogHelp Us Celebrate National Pet DayVirtual Visibility in a Tangled Web  [...]



Using Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blog

2017-06-14T09:25:28-07:00

On average, visual content performs 4.4 times better than text based content (Source Chute and Digiday). Let that fact sink in. If your blog is nothing but text, you may be missing out on readers....      Related StoriesHelp Us Celebrate National Pet DayVirtual Visibility in a Tangled WebWhat Mobile Designs Exist For Me to Use?  On average, visual content performs 4.4 times better than text based content (Source Chute and Digiday). Let that fact sink in. If your blog is nothing but text, you may be missing out on readers. Creating visual content can be daunting. At Typepad, we use two great programs, Canva and PicMonkey, to create and edit visual content for our blog. Each site has a free version you can start using today. Canva is a great product to help you create beautiful designs. They have a free version for you to go in and start exploring their countless features. You can customize one of their many templates or start from scratch. They have great tutorials to help get you started using Canva. The pre-made templates that Typepad uses the most are the Blog Titles and Social Media templates. Preset dimensions make it easy to create visual content that will fit nicely in your blog or social media posts. Canva is also useful in creating infographics. Infographics are a great way to provide information in a visual form. The Typepad team loves to use them, as you can see with our Google Design article, because they are easy for readers to digest a large amount of information visually. Some examples of visual content created through Canva:     PicMonkey is a creative tool to help you edit images. You have a chance to show your creativity and style. They have a free version for you to start using right away. You can upload an image, add filters, and add text or overlays to an image. PicMonkey is great for editing a profile picture for your About page on your blog or social media sites. One feature we like is the collage feature. This allows you to have multiple images in one to fit into Facebook, Pinterest and blog posts. Their tutorials are easy to follow and can help you take an image and add pizzazz. Don’t monkey around, upload a picture and start today. An example of images created through PicMonkey: Now that you have all the tools you need to start adding great images to your blog posts! If there are other free or inexpensive image editing tools you use, let us know in the comments.       Related StoriesHelp Us Celebrate National Pet DayVirtual Visibility in a Tangled WebWhat Mobile Designs Exist For Me to Use?  [...]



Images turned sideways? A quick image tip.

2017-06-13T06:06:26-07:00

Composing posts with a smartphone or tablet is a common occurrence these days. What do you do, then, when your image orientation isn't saved and those uploaded images are turned on their side? Our integration...      Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogWhat Mobile Designs Exist For Me to Use?Domain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  Composing posts with a smartphone or tablet is a common occurrence these days. What do you do, then, when your image orientation isn't saved and those uploaded images are turned on their side? Our integration of the Aviary image editor is a quick solution to fix the orientation of your image. After you've inserted your image, and you notice that the image is showing in the incorrect orientation, simply double-click the image. The Aviary image editor will pop up in a window, presenting additional image editing options. One of the first options shown is the Orientation tool, which is what you will use to rotate the image left, right, or flip it top to bottom. Orientation tool will help rotate your image to the correct orientation. After you click the Orientation tool icon, the pop up will change and present you the options to correct the orientation of your image. In our example, we clicked the left rotate option to get our image into the correct orientation. Simply click the Apply/Save button to save your change and return to the compose editor. All in all, the process takes less than a minute to complete and get you back to composing your post. Do you have a favorite Aviary feature that helps you with your compose experience? Any image tips you think would be helpful to a new blogger? Feel free to share in the comments below!       Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogWhat Mobile Designs Exist For Me to Use?Domain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  [...]



What Mobile Designs Exist For Me to Use?

2017-05-30T16:48:28-07:00

If you've been following our recent posts about mobile designs, you're now familiar with how to switch to a mobile design and you've learned some design principles to apply to your new mobile design. We're...      Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogImages turned sideways? A quick image tip.Domain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  If you've been following our recent posts about mobile designs, you're now familiar with how to switch to a mobile design and you've learned some design principles to apply to your new mobile design. We're now going to give you an overview of each mobile design option we have to help you figure out which one will work best for you and your blog. First we have Snap: Red Snap Snap is a simple design, with twelve different accents colors for you to choose from.  If you like having a minimalist blog, this one is a good choice for you. Next up is Sol: Birdseye Blue Sol is also of a minimalist nature, but adds more color to your blog, making it stand out.  It has ten different colors from you to choose from, so you can find the perfect color for your blog. Next up is our Design Lab.  Here's a few examples of the variety you'll see: Some Design Lab Options In total, there are eighteen pre-made designs for you to choose from.  They include options with banners and without banners, in darker and lighter colors, and everything in between. Like one of the pre-made designs but want a different banner or want to make other design changes?  Then choose the design you want to edit, apply it to your blog, and go to Design > Style.  There you can make all the changes you wish, without even needing to use CSS.  Simply select an option like Navigation or Sidebar and edit to your heart's content. Also under the Style tab, you can find a selection of pre-made Color and Font collections.  This gives you the option to choose even more pre-made design options and apply them easily to your blog. Colors Collection Finally, you can also use our Theme Builder's Responsive option: Theme Builder Responsive Design This allows you to use the familiar Theme Builder, but also make your design responsive.  If you're scared to dive into the Design Lab, but still want a responsive design, you can use this as a beginner step. As you can see, there's a great many options for responsive designs with Typepad! You can find more information in our Knowledge Base or open a help ticket if you have any more questions or need more assistance.       Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blogImages turned sideways? A quick image tip.Domain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  [...]



Join The Hunt

2017-05-16T04:57:16-07:00

Today is #NationalScavengerHuntDay. We put together a great hunt for you to explore some of the blogs that use Typepad. Take a moment and see if you can find all the answers. If you submit...      Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blog4 SEO trends for 2017Help Us Celebrate National Pet Day  Today is #NationalScavengerHuntDay. We put together a great hunt for you to explore some of the blogs that use Typepad. Take a moment and see if you can find all the answers. If you submit all the correct answers, your name will be entered for a chance to win a prize! Winners will be announced Wed. May 31st. Those that did not get all the answers correct, do not worry! You will be entered to win one of three Typepad T-shirts (probably the best shirt ever!) we are giving away. Prizes 1st prize: $50 credit to their account 2nd prize: $25 credit to their account 3rd prize: $10 credit to their account. Honorable mention: 3 Typepad T-shirt Start the hunt! We love holding contests! In March, we announced on Everything Typepad the grand prize winner of Typepad's Random Acts of Kindness. What are 3 of the winner's categories? From our National Pet Day celebration, Smokey helps @KristiEspinasse with her blog... What is the language that Kristi and Smokey help you speak? Botanical Paper Works has a great renewable idea. We would like to know How It Works. What are the four steps? On Typepad’s Pinterest page, name one “Words To Live By”. Who said “I really appreciate the positive, helpful attitude of your staff. Thanks a million!” (Hint: Check Typepad's social media) The Pet Blog Lady has been with us since 2007, What is the title of her first post? Newpath Consulting has a great blog post about Typepad. What do they show you how to do? Laura Smith from GlocMedia recently wrote a great article about the future of SEO. Where is the company located? Good luck! Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 24th at midnight EST.        Related StoriesUsing Canva and Picmonkey to create stunning visual content for your blog4 SEO trends for 2017Help Us Celebrate National Pet Day  [...]