Here at O2O, we love the curated clip galleries of Pinterest and could spend an entire day browsing the pretty and practical ideas that catch our eyes. And lucky us—Simple®, one of our favorite skincare lines, has officially jumped on the Pinterest brand wagon and launched its own page! To celebrate, they want to give you a chance to win a gift bag filled with Simple products, plus a $50 American Express gift card! Gather all of your skincare tips and tricks, and get ready to be pinspired.
Now through September 27, here are all the ways you can win:
Check out the Simple Skincare Ambassadors’ Pinterest Pages here:
For information on terms, conditions and full contest rules, click here. Good Luck!
There are hundreds of articles, blog posts, and YouTube tutorials out there than can teach you how to take great photos. It’s even a topic that is often covered at blogging conferences. But what should you do with your photos once you have them? What are the best practices for using photos on your blog?
In our latest O2O Chat we covered some practical tips for getting the most of using photos in your blog posts. We were joined by four O2O bloggers who have a wide range of photography experience.
Highlights from our discussion
Photo Editing Tips
Photo Editing Services/Software Suggestions
Best File Size for Uploading Photos
Can You Have Too Many Photos in a Blog Post?
Where to find images?
We’re thrilled to once again be a Media Partner for the truly fabulous Blogalicious Weekend! This is Blogalicious’ fifth year and it’s going to be incredible. For starters, the theme for the conference is Create. Build. Fund.
We’ve been watching all of the game-changing content that you’ve been creating, brands that you’ve been building and businesses that you’ve been working to get funded. And we want to be a catalyst for all of that. Our program this year will be rich in resources, guidance, inspiration, and hands-on tools to give you what you need. Forget Tech Support, call us ‘Vision Support.’
And then there’s the location. This year Blogalicious Weekend is heading back to where it all began— Atlanta, GA. The conference will be held in the iconic Hyatt Regency Atlanta and get this, Blogalicious gets it’s own tower! Oh yeah!
It all happens October 3-5 and is must-attend conference for bloggers ready to take action and get noticed. Intrigued? Then we’ve got just the thing for you. We’re giving away a Blogger All-Access Pass! (That’s about a $350 value!)
To be eligible to win a conference pass to Blogalicious Weekend you must be a One2One Network Member who has been a member for at least two months and who has participated in at least one project.
The mandatory entry to win one of the tickets is to leave a comment telling us:
You can also tweet about the giveaway for ONE extra entry. Leave a separate comment with the permalink to your tweet.
Giveaway runs through midnight (ET) Monday, August 26, 2013. Winner will be notified, via email, no later than Friday, August 30, 2013.
**UPDATE** Congrats to Maria Smith! She is the winner of the Blogalicious Blogger Pass!
**No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited By Law. Entry period will run from Monday, August 19 through midnight (ET), Monday, August 26, 2013. Entries must be received in those time frames to be valid. Contest is open to One2One Network members, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Conference pass recipients will be chosen via random draw and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email accepting their prize. If no response is made within 48 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced once prize acceptance has been confirmed and no later than September 30, 2013. Approximate cash value of the conference pass is $350. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. Winners are responsible for any taxes. Please see Official Rules for Giveaways.**
A few years ago, it was rare for bloggers for include photos in a blog post unless you were 1) specifically sharing images of your child or pet or vacation, etc.; 2) providing a step by step DIY tutorial. Even recipe posts were image-less “back in the day”! Most blog posts were text only with possibly some bolding and italicizing for emphasis.
Nowadays bloggers are including images, either their own or stock photos, in just about every post they publish. This is largely due to the new Pinterest-culture since anything and everything is fair game for pinning but only if you have an image available!
There are a lot of tips and tutorials available that can teach you how to take better photos but what do you do with them once you have them? How many photos should you put in a post? What size should the photo be? Should you watermark the photo and if so, how do you do that? What if you want to include an image but don’t want to take your own photos?
Join us for our August #O2OChat Google Hangout on Air as we discuss Tips for Using Photos in Blog Posts!
The Hangout will be broadcast on air and we invite you to come by and watch, make comments, and ask questions!
This month’s O2O Chat brings together five bloggers who have a variety of experience with photography and blogging. Some are professional photogs, some are blog designers, some just like taking photos and using them in posts. We’ll be chatting with them to get their insights into best practices for using photos in blog posts. Let’s meet them!
Anna is a professional photographer with a home base of Ottawa, Canada. Anna specialized in photographing people. Whether its a wedding or a conference catching those special moments that depict the feel of the event is what Anna does best. Anna has been blogging on and off for the last ten years both on her personal and professional blogs. Anna loves to travel and her camera has gone to many places in the last few years but her heart belongs at the beach by the ocean where she spends every extra minute that she can.
Curator of Awesome – fan of vintage, quirky, and fun. Lover of Aprons, Cupcakes and a good steak. Fabulous phototographer of equally fabulous people (this means YOU), insane graphic designer, mom to 2 adorably nutty boys.
Sarah has been blogging in some form since 2003. In 2011, she and a law school buddy, also a Sarah, began Salt & Nectar as a way foster their creative sides. Their site is a “sweet but imperfect adventure of modern parenthood”. You can also find Sarah at her personal blog, Bluegrass Redhead.
Bridget captures every day life through photography and written word on her personal blog, TheIveyLeague.com. Keeping up with four small children, all of their homeschool lessons, a photography business, and her volunteer responsibilities always keep her on the go, but she is learning to just be still. Bridget loves to read, sing, and take more pictures than she knows what to do with.
Kids, cocktails and hot wheels; not necessarily in that order. I’m a [boy] mom and I blog but I’m not your average Mommy blogger. They say, “Life begins in your thirties.” I say, “Here I am life. Bring it.”
Yappem is an app (and a website) where you can share your brand experiences, good or bad, and be rewarded for it. Are you a diehard PC user? Yap about it! Think your latest pair of jeans make your derrière dance? Yap about it! Tried the latest and greatest widget but just didn’t feel the magic? Yap about about it!
All those things you already share with your followers about your brand experiences now have the potential to become discounts, deals and gift cards from your favorite brands and stores! Because with Yappem, you’re rewarded for having a voice.
Say you’ve just stopped at Starbucks for an afternoon pick-me-up frappuccino. Naturally, you’re going to snap a photo of that frap and share it with your followers on Instagram which will also push it to Twitter and Facebook (’cause that’s how we social media fanatics roll). But what if sharing that drink purchase with all your followers could also earn points torwards a gift card? You gotta yap that frap!
The frappuccino treat could fall under a couple of mission categories like #Drink or #GuiltyPleasure. For this mission, I chose #Drink. Yapping about “an enjoyable beverage that hits the spot” can earn a minimum of 100 coins (coins add up and that’s how you redeem gift cards). To get your 100 coins you talk about your experience, use the mission hashtag (#Drink in this case), and include a picture (Yappem even has filterssssss!) Bonus: Tagging the brand in your experience earns you more coins!
Once you’ve completed the mission requirements, hit send. You are then given a couple more options. 1) Share it with Yappem followers and communites and on your social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare) and 2) if you tagged a brand you can mood stamp your experience. Both of the these options earn you more coins! Hit send once more and voilà, that’s a wrap for the frap yap!
Because we think this app is awesome and you’re awesome and we want to spread the awesomeness, we have an awesome opportunity for you! We’re giving away five $25 Yappem Coins redeemable through Yappem for $25 Gift Cards! To redeem, you’ll enter the coin code in the app or online and you’ll receive enough coins for a $25 gift card! Choose from Amazon, Fandango, Gamestop, Old Navy, and more!
How to Enter:
Leave a comment on this post with a permalink to either a tweet or Facebook post where you shared a Yappem mission. Example: https://twitter.com/justmalia/status/365170466861760514
Giveaway ends August 15, 2013 at midnight ET
Winners will be drawn via Random.org and contacted via email no later than August 31, 2103.
**No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited By Law. Entry period will run from Thursday, August 8 through midnight (ET), Thursday, August 15, 2013. Entries must be received in those time frames to be valid. Contest is open to One2One Network members, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Conference pass recipients will be chosen via random draw and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email accepting their prize. If no response is made within 48 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced once prize acceptance has been confirmed and no later than September 30, 2013. Cash value of prize is 25.00 US dollars. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash value. Winners are responsible for any taxes. Please see Official Rules for Giveaways.**