Happy Social Media Saturday! Listed below in my Weekend Update are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog posts, or questions/comments from one of the SchneiderB.com online communities – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself!
Blog Post: Which Format Is Right for Your Next Blog Post? – Choices are hard. And when it comes to choosing the right format for your next blog post, there’s quite the smorgasbord to choose from. Perhaps how-to posts are your forte. Or maybe you just can’t resist the list. But just because you have a signature format, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for the topic you’re blogging about.
Aah … decisions, decisions.
It’s okay though! We’re here to help you through it. So in this post, I’m going to break down some of the most popular blog post types and formats to help you determine which one is right for the blog idea you’ve got milling around in that head of yours.
That said, keep in mind that some posts may even straddle two or more formats. I’ve written thought leadership posts that could also probably be classified as list posts. And if I’d added a SlideShare to them? They would’ve straddled three!
The point is to recognize that there isn’t just one type of blog post you can create — and some formats are much more suitable for certain ideas than others. Another thing to consider is that a lot of times, it will all boil down to the angle you take on a topic. For example, if I wanted to write a post about social media, there is probably a different angle I could take that would work for each of the following formats. It will all depend on the angle I decide to take…
Blog Post: Building an Effective University Social Media Policy – Social media feels breezy and fresh when you’re only in it for a bit of fun with friends and family, but the stakes shoot up when organizational brands are on the line. Colleges and universities today are public on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media with info, news and policies about their institution. Everyone from parents, teachers, donors and even students seeking a high school diploma are going to social channels to learn more about your school’s brand.
Developing an effective social media policy ensures that an organization’s social media messages mesh seamlessly with existing public relations and communications goals and policies. In the last few years, with the skyrocketing popularity of social media channels, universities have stepped up their efforts to develop some effective controls around social media…
Blog Post: How to Prepare for Facebook Photo Comments – Facebook will slowly be rolling out the option for your fans to comment to your posts with a photo directly uploaded to the thread. This doesn’t present many new risks, but it is something you need to be aware of and prepare for internally…
Compfight WordPress Plugin: My plugin of choice to find Creative Common licensed photos for my blog posts.
InMotion Web Hosting: If you are looking to start a blog at your school I recommend WordPress.org hosted at Inmotion Hosting.
SchneiderB Bloc Facebook Group:
Latest Question – I have been charged with finding us a new website builder and hosting platform for our website, which is currently terrible. Any thoughts on CloverSites/BridgeElement/
I’m always on the look out for great content so I need your help! Please share the links to great articles that you found this week by posting them in the comments section below.