Hey there ActiveRainers from the zoom call!
I’m so happy you decided to come see this page for more information!
I hope that you enjoyed the ideas that I presented in my zoom presentation. This page shows the 3 video segments that I recorded for the AR Zoom call. (But since there was more recording time than zoom call time, at the bottom you get a bonus video to watch!)
If you are visiting me on this page. PLEASE leave me a comment (at the bottom) so that I know you were here and what you learned. That gives me incentive to keep creating more content like this! Also, if you have not yet subscribed to my youtube channel, please consider doing so. I’m trying to get my subscriber count higher.
In the first segment, I talk about Google Slides. I love this app and use it nearly every day! Now, you may think of Google Slides as the equivalent of a Microsoft PowerPoint app. And while that is true, I use Google Slides way more often as a project planning workspace (as compared to using it for actual presentations… like the zoom presentation). It also is a surprisingly sophisticated graphics tool. You can easily create composite graphics that you can use in your blog posts!
Pro tip: AFTER you start the video, press F key to see in full screen (or click the full screen button)
In the next video segment, I discuss some ideas and ways that I feel many ActiveRainers would really benefit from. First, we take a look at the blog signature opportunity. Many either give too little or too much information here. Let’s visualize a postcard sized presentation and put in just the right amount of information.
After that, we’ll take a look at the comparison of the profile pages on ActiveRain as compared to a another suggestion: an About Me page. What elements should you put into this kind of page. How should you use the page after you have created it? This video will go into that.
Now here’s a BONUS video… You didn’t get to see this in the zoom call as there was not enough time.
In ActiveRain (and other websites also), posts have featured images (also known as cover images, or “hero” images). There are some useful techniques that you can be aware of in preparing these images. A quick lesson on aspect ratios may solve some of the predicaments that you have found yourself in. Also, where can you get a great selection of totally free images that you can use on your blog posts?
This last video will go into those topics.