Friday, April 1, 2016

QUICK TIPS: Fast Photo Posts for Social Media With Buffer

Use Buffer Chrome Extension to quickly add Photo posts to your social media sharing stream

So you love Buffer and you use the Chrome Extension to share links from around the web on a regular basis? Here is a nifty trick you may have missed that can really make your posts stand out.

Social media is mad about photos! Photo sites like Instagram and Snapchat are growing exponentially and even on Facebook and Twitter, adding a photo to your post can increase your reach dramatically. Link posts are fine in some situations on these platforms, but sometimes we might want to highlight a photo further down the page or just simply make a post stand out better.

This is where the Buffer Chrome Extension has a chance to seriously shine!

How to Use Buffer Chrome Extension to Make your Social Media Posts POP 

Hover over bottom right hand side of larger photos click on the blue "Share Image" button as shown in (just the wee blue box, I added the arrow so you wouldn't miss it;)

BONUS: If you want to be sure your photo is the perfect size for various platforms and/or add text, you can also install the Pablo Extension from Buffer. This will add another blue box when you hover your pointed in the same corner:

When you click on the left button, the photo will automagically appear in Pablo and you will have the option to crop to any one of three of the best social media posting sizes. You can also add text of your own or choose from quotes already to go right there on Pablo. From there you can either download to your computer or add it to your Buffer queue.

Have you found Buffer and Pablo to be helpful as you post on social media? Let us know your thoughts and/or share your best tips in the comments below!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Social Media Spans Generations

Social media spans the generations- and brings them closer together. Lee Wright snaps a photo of his wife Alice for her Facebook profile...they share delightful snippets of their lives and inspire friends and family on social media daily. 

With our "Generations" services, Thyme2dream Social Media can help grandparents learn to keep connected to family and friends next door and around the world via basic social media skills. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Creative Social Media With a Personal Touch

Welcome to Thyme2dream Social Media! As some of you may know, this is the fairy magical social media consulting division of  Thyme2dream Jewelry.

While Im not planning to abandon the wire twisting any time soon, my mission with T2Dsocial is to share what I have learned help others use the amazing world of social media to connect their creative business or hobby with people who are looking for exactly what they have to offer.

 Using the fun and functionality of a broad range of social sites, I grew my handmade jewelry business from a part time hobby to a full time job with virtually no advertising expense. Instead of huge overhead and big cash outlays, I learned to use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and more to spread the word about my craft and to find and connect with customers worldwide. I have recently started to apply these same principles to help my husband Ian Hall (Author:-) sell his books and promote his writing as well.

 My aim is to help everyone from the grandmother who just wants to learn to use Facebook to better connect with her family around the country to the small business owner who would like to expand their reach within the community and beyond. I offer a variety of services at a price designed to appeal to small business or individual budgets including:
  • Social Profile Set Up For Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, and more
  • Beginner, Intermediate and advanced workshops for groups or individuals
  • Personal or Company Resume building on LinkedIn
  • Social Media Training for Business
  • Social Media Training for Individuals
  • Social Media Consulting
  • Full Service Social Account Management 
Full details of all the above will be available soon, in the meantime you may contact me via the form at the right or through Facebook or Twitter. You can also join my eNewsletter list for helpful social media tips and updates. As an introductory bonus, newsletter subscribers will be eligible for FREE access to my private Facebook social media group, where you can participate in mini online workshops and connect with me about any start up questions you might have concerning your social media needs- all at no charge!

Photo Credit: Borthwick Castle in Scotland ~Photo by Robert Ramsay, logo by T2D Social Media in Pic Monkey