All posts tagged: social

How I learnt not to “oversell” my content in headlines

What do you think happens, when your clever boyfriend gets tired of listening to you whining about your blog posts not being shared enough? Hah…*drumroll*… He sends you to a masterclass titled “How to Create Viral Content”! Joking aside, it turned out to be an extremely useful (and entertaining)  evening, where we got a chance to speak to a man whose job is to make things go viral – Luke Lewis, Editor of BuzzFeed UK. For those not familiar with BuzzFeed (yep, I included a link, if you fancy checking it out!), it’s a unique media platform that is famous for snappy news comments, funny GIFs and silly quizzes that are specifically designed to be shareable. With over 150 million unique visitors every month (70% coming from social media websites), they are truly in a class of their own. Here’s my attempt to summarise a 3-hour long seminar into a few digestible action points. Think before you re-post your content on social media WordPress now offers a few tools to make it easier for us …

A hobby worth sharing…

Since my uni times I have been surrounded by active bloggers and social media enthusiasts. Unlike my friends, I barely update my Facebook and cannot really grasp the reason why Twitter exists. By now, everyone has given up on me, and it’s actually a big relief. I am a very private person, and I find it somewhat disturbing that one is now expected to share precious moments with strangers. When on holiday, the last thing I want to worry about is the amount of ‘likes’ I receive, depending on a bikini I’m wearing (I do know the people who do). So, is there a way of existing in the ‘socialsphere’ without becoming obsessed with ‘selfies’ and ‘hashtags’? I guess I’ve figured out the answer, otherwise this post would have never come to life. Instead of developing another ‘I’m just sooo cool’ blog, I want to focus on something that could be beneficial to others. The one thing I know I’m naturally good at (and which is uncommon enough to justify a whole blog about it) is …