Plugging Into Social Networks

Yep, that’s the title for our next assignment in Blogging101: From Zero to Hero. And I just wrote a post about Social Network Overload (SNO). What was I thinking?

Today’s assignment: if you’re active on a social network, set up Publicize to link the account to your blog or add a widget highlighting your profile. If you’re not, explore your social options to see whether one might be helpful.

Michelle Weber, WordPress Daily Post Editor, has done a pretty good job describing which social network  is suitable for the style of blogger you are. Just click , Plugging Into Social Networks, to see what she has to say.

For the assignment today, I rearranged the widgets on the right so I would have room to add a link to my Casa de Waggintails Facebook page. Then I set the blog to auto-post to this Facebook page. Tales From The WagginMaster already auto posts to Google+ and Twitter

I created this page in January 2012 with the idea of updating this page when we are actually traveling. This would make it easier keep friends updated while we are on the road. When we are stationary, as we are now, it is just as easy to blog away and have the blog auto post to Facebook and other social networks.

I started using a sign-off image a few posts ago. This is an image of the yard  sign that we stick in the ground when we park our RV for a season. I designed the basic concept of the sign and had a friend in Missouri actually do the art work on a piece of wood.

This sign-off image is now on the right in the widget area. If you click on it, you will go directly to my Facebook page for Casa de Waggintails. I now have a new sign-off image that is making its debut on this post.

Today’s assignment will take more thought and some thinking about how I want to interface all of this together. In the mean while, I believe I have satisfied the class requirement by exploring some options for Plugging Into Social Networks.

Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now.

Jerry Sig1



4 responses to “Plugging Into Social Networks

  1. Fabulous job! I went right to your facebook page! Blogging University has been a wonderful experience for me… I hope for you as well!

  2. I enjoyed my trip to your Facebook Page and stopped in to Menard, Texas… I like the layout of your Home Page a lot, because it’s so readable and easy to navigate. Cheers!

  3. Pingback: But Am I Really That Sociable | Tales from the WagginMaster

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