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Showing posts with label Google+. Show all posts

17 March 2018

Tumblr vs Blogger: The Blogging Face-off | BrandYourself (Reblog)

"In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?"

Adding my "extras" to this very informative article published by BrandYourself.com, an online reputation management service.





The article writer starts off examining the traffic ranking as a measure of popularity among users and the difference between Tumblr and Blogger, i.e. the intended purpose for the platforms; and ends up by basically saying: “Eh! So what!”  In other words, the results of a comparison of popularity and purpose yielded no significant lines in the sand to be drawn, in order for the two to challenge each other and say “I dare you to step over this line!”

Moving on from there, the writer decided to contrast and compare the sign-up process, the dashboard interface, and customization and basically I ended up thinking: “Eh! So what!” (O.o)

* The BY article writer concluded that Tumblr is the victor.

* My conclusion is that there is no need for a face-off.  These two platforms can fit together like a hand in a glove.  They're both winners!

First, everything stated in the BY article is spot on. It's all true true true. (In my humble opinion and to the best of my knowledge.)  Even though our conclusions are worded differently, in essence, we actually both agree.

I just want to add a few "finishing touches" to the contrasts and comparisons that were presented.


Blogger or Blogspot is not an original Google product (i.e. was not developed in-house) and Google clearly does not place a high priority on enhancing and improving it. But that's OK. Because I'm perfectly fine with the platform. I can work with it! So send prayers to the Google tech god and ask that this free and easy-to-use platform not be eliminated from the free set of webmaster tools offered to Google account holders.  We have to pray.  We know what happened to Google's attempts at creating a social networks before Google Plus. Blogspot is a great platform for newbie bloggers and for experienced bloggers who really know how to “whip it!” (i.e. make good use of it). I've seen some really beautiful blogs published using the Blogspot platform.


Some people may think the Tumblr platform was only started for people who love porn.  LOL.  I don't know what David Karp had in his mind but I will say that for whatever reason he utilized his creative genius, the final product is an inimitable blogging and microblogging platform that is awesome!  Really!  I have tried to find Tumblr alternatives and the platforms may come close, but they can not take the place of the original.  Alas, Mr. Karp maintained a little bit of control when YAHOO acquired Tumblr but finally in 2017 Karp resigned and turned over the reins to the new management after the company was purchased by Verizon.  I have been an active Tumblr user for several years, and even though the company has changed ownership, the platform itself has pretty much remained the same.  It can be used for blogging (the same way most people use Blogspot) and for microblogging (the same way most people use Twitter) or both.  It is super easy-to-use and there is a Tumblr Help Center, if you have questions.  If bloggers cannot find answers, the Tumblr Staff can be contacted. 


So in response to "In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?", my answer is: 


It's a tie. A very nice tie. ☺






30 December 2017

How to Use +Post Ads from Google: What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner

This article has extremely valuable advice for getting the most out of your G+ content stream. Advice should lead to greater exposure to your target audience and the Google +Post Ads are a seamless way to amplify your content.  Article's author, Marcela De Vivo guides you through the process.  FYI.  This ad service is not free.

English: Google Logo officially released on Ma...
English: Google Logo officially released on May 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)













08 December 2017

The Flavor of Miami, Florida : My Childhood Memory

A memory of growing up in Miami, Florida? Good food all around me.  This suggested book (in the post) is a 1993 publication but it reminds me of home.  Hope you enjoy reading the post and the related posts recommended below.


English: Panoramic image of South Beach, the s...
English: Panoramic image of South Beach, the southern end of Miami Beach in Miami, Florida Español: Imagen panorámica de South Beach, la punta más sur de Miami Beach en Miami, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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29 May 2017

Spell Up | Fun Game to Improve Your Spelling Skills

Spell Up is a fun game powered by your voice and Google Chrome.



Love word games. But I am a faithful Firefox browser user. "Me old lady dog what don't wanna learn new tricks."  :)

So I won't be able to have any fun with this game. But if you're a Chrome user? Enjoy!




Google's voice-activated Spell Up game hones your speling skills

We've seen charming and freaky in Google's games, but the search giant has a nobler aim with its latest experiment: improving your English skills. Spell Up is a mishmash of a spelling bee, Wheel of Fortune and Jumble, with voice recognition thrown in for good measure.


Google's voice-activated Spell Up game hones your speling skills
We've seen charming and freaky in Google's games, but the search giant has a nobler aim with its latest experiment: improving your English skills. Spell Up is a mishmash of a spelling bee, Wheel of Fortune and Jumble, with voice recognition thrown in for good measure.


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This TIP is not about which browser you prefer but it is about tech stuff, so I'm mentioning it.  Thinking of relocating to Austin, Texas - WHERE I LIVE? 
FYI.  City of Austin is very nice place to work (or invest).  Cedar Park, Texas, part of the Greater Austin Community is a great place to live (or invest).  Just sayin'.

02 April 2015

Accidental Google Leads to Gold Mine

Signed up to participate in a social network because ... just looking for another place to share stuff besides the well-known and over-used social media networks where all the same people seem to be. In other words, hoping to find a different audience to promote and share my writings, blogs and websites.




Anyway ... at this network, wrote a comment about one of the member's uploaded image - movie art or poster for a gangsta movie (not sure) - and copied it into the Comments box. Some other thought came to my mind while perusing the posts stream. Did not realize my remarks were still in the clipboard and wanted to search for something else via Google. The words in my clipboard were accidentally copied into the search engine box ... hit the search button and POP! Before I knew it, a string of search results.



Below are my accidental Google statements and a few of the results.

Seriously bad bad men in real life. These guys did a great job acting like bad guys.”


Sampling of SEARCH RESULTS:




















WOW! The other links are just garbage to me. But that Classic Images website is a Gold Mine!! 

Love old movies and reading about the actors and actresses from back "when the lion roared". :)


[ Content was first published on Bubblews, March 26, 2015. ]


28 August 2014

Get Firsthand Business Feedback | Google Helps You Manage Your Business (Reblog)

Get your business verified and then see and respond to reviews by Google users.

English: A business ideally is continually see...
English: A business ideally is continually seeking feedback from customers: are the products helpful? are their needs being met? Constructive criticism helps marketers adjust offerings to meet customer needs. Source of diagram: here (see public domain declaration at top). Questions: write me at my Wikipedia talk page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


12 August 2014

Get Your Site Listed as a Secure Site in Google Chrome's HTTPS Only List

Some of my kids seem to think my “tone” when making comments can be taken as abrasive or offensive. MOI? No big deal. Most of the time my kids get ignored by me because they don't know what they're talking about. They may not realize this, but before they were ever born, I HAD A LIFE!!!

Anyway, not really being all that tech savvy, this blog post serves as a Thank You note to two gentlemen who overlooked my "tone" and actually reviewed my comments; then took time to respond and explain to me the Big Picture more perfectly. They clearly display the mark of true professionals. Joshua Berg (Texas USA) and Frank Gainsford (South Africa).  Just wanted to give them both a shout out!!  They clarified matters and made things very plain.


Thanks to information shared via a Google Plus stream, attention has been focused on the future of Internet security and what the plans are for everyone to be able to conduct personal or professional business in a secure and safe environment.  Embedded post below but here is the direct link: https://plus.google.com/+JoshuaBerg/posts/YrdsMzYzotr)





04 June 2014

Rodney Pike Humorous Illustrator: My Work on CelebriQuiz - A New Google App (REBLOG)

Check out this man's work on CelebriQuiz, a  new Google app for iPhones and iPads. Download it here and upvote my images: ...

You must click through to see this guy's work.  It is nothing short of FANTABULOUS!!!  Yeah that's right.  I couldn't figure out if I wanted to say FANTASTIC or FABULOUS, so I combined the two words.  You could hang out at his site all day looking at the humorous photos.  There's Al Sharpton, Jay-Z, the Pope, Adele, Henry Kissinger, Obama - Barack and Michelle - 2 separate caricatures, etc.  Many people know him already.  He has over 2 million G+ followers.  The image below is from his Google page.  If you're not following him you should.  He is so cool!

 
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