Post Videos from Your iPhone or iPad

If you have a photography blog or you run a vlog on WordPress.com here is a great new update released February 3rd, 2012.

The WordPress.com Blog

Would you like to post videos to your blog while you’re on the go? Are you interested in a photography theme that’s also video-friendly? Well, look no further, because we have some news for you.

The VideoPress upgrade, which allows you to upload and embed your own videos on your blog, now comfortably handles videos from iPhones and iPads. You can shoot vertically or horizontally, and we’ll take care of rotating it for you so that your video looks great when it’s published on your site.

If you don’t already have VideoPress on your WordPress.com account, head on over to VideoPress.com, we’ll get you up and running in no time. And don’t forget to install the free WordPress App on your iPhone or iPad!

Duotone: Now Video-Friendly

If you’re a photoblogger, you’re probably familiar with the cool Duotone theme, which changes color to match the first image in every…

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For all the Pinners out there here is a little tip.

Pinterest has a new Goodies page with all kinds of great stuff for your pinterest profile.

“Follow Button” for Websites and a “Pin It” Button for Websites

So Pinterest lovers This is How you can get the word out about your Pinterest Profile, go get some for the cools stuff from Pinterest’s Goodies page.

If you would like a Pinterest  invite you can ASK FOR ONE HERE.

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Create a QR code using bit.ly

In this post I use bit.ly to generate the QR codes for your URLs.

Step 1.

Go to bit.ly and enter your desired URL into the Shorten bar then click Shorten.

In this example I am using the URL to my website juleahkaliski.com

Step 2.

After you have clicked “Shorten” the shortened link will appear.

Click the text “info page+”.

Step 3.

A new tab in your web browser will open with info and stats about the link you have just shortened.

You will want to Right Mouse click the QR code on this page and save it to your computer some ware. The file you are saving will be a .png

NOTE: You can save to versions of the same QR code one as the file format .png and the other .qrcode

Step 4.

Now that you have saved the .png file format of your QR code, Right Mouse click the QR code image and select “Open in new tab“.

Step 5.

In the new tab again, Right Mouse click the QR code and select “Save image as…”.

This image that you gets saved is in the file format .qrcode

So there it is the easy way to create a QR code using bit.ly

Klout.com

What is Klout?

Klout measures influence online using data from your social networks. Anywhere you have an online presence, you have the opportunity to influence people by creating or sharing content that inspires actions such as likes, retweets, comments and more. The more engagement your posts receive, the more influential you are. Klout uses this information to provide you aKlout Score that measures your overall influence.

Here is a list of things that you do on your Social Medias that give you Klout.

  • Twitter: Retweets and Mentions
  • Facebook: Comments, Wall-Posts, Likes
  • LinkedIn: Comments, Likes
  • Foursquare: Tips, To-Do’s, Done
  • Google+: Comments, Reshares, +1

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I use Klout and have found it really useful.

Here is a link to my profile.

You can link a all your social media accounts together on Klout.

At this point Klout only draws data from your Twitter, Facebook, and Google + accounts (if you have them connected to your Klout). You can still all of your other accounts, by doing so an icon will be on your Klout profile to go to your LinkedIn, ext.

Right now you can connect

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • LinkedIn
  • Foursquare
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger
  • WordPress.com
  • Last.fm
  • Flickr

More are coming.

 

 

Reblogging is Back!

A quick Wordpres.com update.

The WordPress.com Blog

As we mentioned last week, you can like and reblog posts directly from your reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account.

We’ve also brought the reblog button back to the toolbar that appears at the top of the screen when you’re logged into WordPress.com. Note that you’ll only see the like and reblog options while you’re looking at individual posts.

For example, you’ll see this on the left side of your toolbar while viewing http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/read-blogs:

And your toolbar will look like this while you’re browsing the home page of en.blog.wordpress.com:

How does reblogging work?

Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been reblogging others’ posts since blogging started, but our new reblogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content.

When…

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