How much time do you spend on thinking what could you do to attract more people to your wine blog? Are you happy with the number of people who follow you on social media and engage with what you publish there? Do you feel like you are a part of wine network community? Could you tell whether you are engaged with what others do or you just focus on auto promotion? Do you think that you have […]
I wonder whether or not you have been asking yourself this question.. In case you haven’t, let me do it for you: Are you adult oriented when publishing online? In other words: Have you ever been thinking how to protect people who are under the legal drinking age from viewing your website? Do you know what can you do to limit access to your website for underage people? It sounds ridiculous indeed. Firstly perhaps you do not […]
I have been recently working on a post on ‘how to be effective online when writing about wine’. I started to analyze my ways to promote my wine content online. I have tried them with better or worse results with Wine-Lady.com and with other wine websites as well. Some of them worked better, some didn’t work at all. I’ve created a list of those that worked the best for me thinking, that having a list will change […]
Let’s make it clear from the beginning – a ‘start-here’ page is not essential for running a successful wine website. It may be, however, very helpful for new readers, who visit your website for the first time. Additionally, you may turn your start here page into a high converting page, which will be very valuable for you. Think of a start here page (or a getting-started page, or a new reader page, or any other name page) […]
Wine writing has one beneficial characteristic: it is timeless. You write about how to taste wine or what are the wine regions in France and in the years time the information is still valid. It may need some updates, yet in general it is still a great and mostly up-to-date content. Then.. Why not promoting it again? Rather than searching for ideas, revamp the old posts and promote them to your readers and followers. It is a […]
This is a sixth article in a ‘Size Matters’ series and in this one I would like to focus on Pinterest dimensions. (last update: July 2016) Although I have created a profile on Pinterest for my wine blog in 2014, I haven’t been using it too much until a few months ago when I refreshed it and started to look for inspiration. I was surprised how much wine-related content was available on Pinterest!
This is a 5th article in a ‘Size Matters’ series and in this one I would like to focus on Instagram dimensions. (last update: July 2016) I am quite new to Instagram as I created my account only recently. With the first image I’ve shared I got a huge engagement and it was a nice surprise. I am pretty sure Instagram will have a big impact on my online wine activities and I’m happy I finally decided […]
This is a fourth article in a ‘Size Matters’ series and in this one I would like to focus on Twitter dimensions. (last update: July 2016) I have been using Twitter since 2012 more from curiosity than wine-networking reasons, at least at the beginning. Twitter is a great ‘sms-like’ platform to stay in touch with others. It’s also a great tool to be up-to-date with the highlights on what is going on in the world of wine. […]
This is a third article in a ‘Size Matters’ series and in this one I would like to focus on Facebook dimensions for the FB page. (Last update: June 2016) In my opinion having FB page is as important for a wine blog as for every other niche. It is a great tool to build engagement with your readers and stay in touch with them in a different way than writing long educational articles. On FB page […]
Social media pages are important for building the engagement with your audience. Still, the main and most important online platform you focus on should be.. yes, your website! That’s why it is important to know the wine blog dimensions for images you upload to your wine blog. Remember: your wine blog is a place you want to redirect your readers from your social media pages or other websites; not the other way round.
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.
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.