Size matters – an introduction to a series of tips on how to share images online on your wine blog and social media with accurate dimensions for Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Photos and pictures (graphics, infographics, icons etc) are important elements you should take care of while writing either an article for your wine website or a post for any of your social media. They make your writing more interesting and are very popular nowadays.
I loved the Bobule (2008) film. It was not only funny but also inspiring, idyllic and simply beautiful. I was very excited while the sequel, 2Bobule, came out. I’ve been waiting for another dose of great humour, Czech wine, and beautiful Moravian landscapes. After the first film, my expectations were very high. I think they were too high… Let’s start from the beginning: The Story After Honza took over his grandfather’s vineyards, he’s trying to […]
A ‘reading experience’ is quite a new term in web design. I bet you know that your website needs to be pretty, easy to navigate and give value in order to keep your visitors for longer. It applies to the graphics design as well as to the text content of your wine blog posts. After all, it is difficult to read when there is just a one massive block of text. For this reason it is important […]
Social networks are a great tool in order to stay in touch with others on a daily basis. I post regularly on my social media and I try my best to answer questions and comments as soon as possible. Yet due to work and many activities I do, I am not online all the time ;) If you use social media, I encourage you to follow me and write to me as often as you wish. At […]
There are many free stock photos to use on the internet and many bloggers use them on their websites. Personally, I prefer to use my own pictures on my wine website, but I don’t mind adapting free stock pictures for WBT purposes ;) I’ve been searching for the free stock photos for wine blogs and I found some that you might be interested in.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, there was a beautiful princess. She had a beautiful big house surrounded by beautiful landscapes. She didn’t have to work, she didn’t have to worry about anything, and she was never sad or angry. She was eating only natural food, always beautifully served. She could spend her days in the massive garden, lying down on the beautifully green grass, talking to animals and flowers and enjoying the […]
All the content available on the internet is copyrighted: all the pictures you see, all the videos you watch, all the audios you listen to and all the articles you read; all of them are protected by the copyright law and if you copy and use them without the permission of the author, you’re breaking the law. But there is a way of using someone else’s creative work legally and this is what I would like to […]
Although there are still few months till the next harvest, it is a perfect time to write about grape processing and bring back some memories from my first Bordeaux grape-picking, which took place a few months ago. In general, after the grapes have been harvested, they need to be turned into wine. Grape processing is the first step of vinification when winemakers need to take care of after the harvest. In this process, the freshly picked grapes […]
The wine blog home page is the first page your readers and customers see when visiting your website. The first impression is very important, as your home page may interest your visitors so they want to stay longer with you. The home page not only shows what your online activities focus on but also has a bunch of elements that may help you to engage the visitor for longer by reading interesting articles, signing to your newsletter […]
Since I’ve started to work in the wine industry I’ve been not very happy with people telling me about how to make wine and grow vines, because I knew they had no experience in the vineyards and/or winery at all; some people think they can read hundreds of books and they feel like they know everything. But it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been reading books about wine for years, not only nice-to-read books but also those […]
You have your website and you want to promote some of the categories, which in your opinion may be interesting for your readers. You have many of them but a few are particularly important and you would like to focus your readers’ attention on them. What about including them in your main menu? In this short tutorial you will find out how to create a menu from categories in WordPress. This is an easy 4 step formula […]
About a year ago I participated in a writing and photography challenge. I found the notes about it in my notebook a few days ago and I decided to share it with you as it is quite hmm.. easy to read and honest ;) The challenge subject for that day was ‘my favourite colour’ in a picture and I’ve interpreted it my own way making it, of course, a wine-focused one. I described my favourite colour as […]
Is it possible to make your WordPress website 100% secure? I’d like to say ‘yes’ but the truth is that no one can be 100% sure about the website security. I believe everyone can do something to keep the security on the highest possible level. There is always a risk, though, that someone will try to hack the site or blog with better or worse result. I’ve got some tips for you on how to make your […]