#HowTo Use FotoJet to make Facebook Cover Photos

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You’re a blogger. You’ve been on Facebook.

But do you know how to create a good Facebook cover photo?

Good news… you can use FotoJet to help you!

If you are an enthusiast who loves hanging on Facebook all day for entertaining or discussing a certain topic to boost your service or business, you need an eye-catching Facebook cover photo besides the great content and the successful stream of weekly posts you produce.

Sooooo…. are you ready to create one?

Here I’ll show you how to create your own Facebook cover photos even if you are not a graphic designer!

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Adding Links to Your Blog Posts + Accepting Awards MADE EASY! (Video Tutorial)

Before I get to today’s post, which is mainly of a video of how to add links to your blog posts, which I made using a free screen recorder called Camstudio, I have to announce the two winners of the paranormal giveaway that ran on my blog from November 1st to the 22nd. The lucky commenter who also tweeted about it is (drumroll, please…) Diana Marinova! She has already received her copy of Donna Jean McDunn’s Nightmares. The winner of Donna’s giveaway is Sherri Matthews. Congratulations, winners, and a big “thank-you” to all who participated!

FYI, my blog is currently running another giveaway (update: this is now closed) but the type of book being awarded to the winner is, admittedly, not to everyone’s liking since it is a male/male erotic romance. If you want to read a good story about  the love between two people and perseverance in the face of adversity, then Memory’s Prisoner is the book you should read. I’ve read it, and have already posted this review to Goodreads:

Although Memory’s Prisoner falls under the genre of male erotic romance, the story the author tells is one of perseverance. When an unfortunate incident renders both of the main characters helpless and in the hospital (one in a coma), the plot thickens, and this tale takes on an air of suspense. It is interesting to see how the lives (and health) of the characters are changed forever. Without giving away the ending, I will say that I think that this book is one that may earmark a new future for the writer. 

Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Remember when you were a new blogger?

Do you recall some of the struggles you had?

Were you ever intimidated by other bloggers? Did you constantly compare yourself to them?

Did you love, love, love getting nominated for your first award? Did you go into a panic because you didn’t know what to do? Or are you still a new blogger with questions? Read More

Learn To Be A Better Tweeter (and grow your followers!)

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Twitter is one of the most widely used social media networks, and I’m learning to be a better, more frequent Tweeter, thanks to Joanna Penn, who encouraged me to use SocialOomph, and Max Christian Hansen, who put together an ebook that’s super-helpful.
I more than doubled my followers in less than two weeks using Max’s guide, and even tried used the free version of SocialOomph to schedule some my tweets. (The free version runs on a two-week trial period.) I didn’t particularly like scheduling my tweets, but I thought I’d try it. I discovered that I much prefer tweeting on my own, although I can see some benefit to scheduling SOME tweets.

I have also used Ashley Faulkes’ advice, which is to improve the quality of your tweets, and I used  ManageFlitter to help “unfollow” people who have no interest in following you back. These strategies should be used in conjunction with Max’s guide.

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How To Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths To Make A Good Impression

Have you ever needed to answer a negative question in a positive way? Has an employer ever asked you what your weaknesses are? If you have ever found yourself in a position of trying to make yourself sound “better” than you might truly be, then you need to learn how to turn your weaknesses into strengths!

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You can learn how to put a positive spin on your weaknesses with a bit of practice… especially if you are looking for a job. You need to make a good impression. It’s true that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. You get one shot at it, and that’s it. In a long list of potential employees, the hire-r needs to know the hire-ee is making a good choice in hiring YOU. Read More