Getting very close to…

… 300 followers now. Even though my blogging is a little bit off right now I would be very happy if you recommended my blog. There are a lot to read, from second hand inspo to recipes and music.

And as always I would love to read your blog, comment and we will connect on social media.

//Hej, nya följare! Om du känner någon som vill ha inspo kring allt mellan secondhand, recept och musik, tagga mig! Jag vill också connecta med dig, länka din blogg, Insta, Pinterest, allt.

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5 ways to market your blog

5 ways to market your blog

So, a fellow blogger asked me if I had any ideas on promoting your blog. And I thought I would share my advices or what I have learned so far:

  1. Use different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and others to spread your blog. You can also make automated posts either from the platform itself or check out ifttt.com , there are really many things you can do.
  2. WordPress has a great community and there are a lot of bloggers supporting each other. So if you reach out to other bloggers and follow them many will follow back. Search in the WordPress reader with a key word so you can find bloggers with similar interests. Comment on one of their post and let them know you want them to check out your blog!
  3. Comment on other blogs and make a link to a post from your blog. Be sure not to spam, find a relevant post.
  4. Try networking! Many times I don’t have time to search for other blogs, but if someone likes a post I go to their blog and thank them. Also when people comment on my posts I always answer.
  5. Use hashtags for your topics, that can be very important on Twitter and Instagram.

What would you advice? What have you learned so far?

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Några tips som jag har lärt mig på vägen när det gäller att marknadsföra sin blogg:

  1. Använd olika plattformar såsom Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr för att sprida din blogg.
  2. Använd dig av WordPress community där många bloggare gärna följer tillbaka och ger sitt stöd när du behöver det. Leta fram bloggar med samma intresse och kommentera så att de lär känna dig.
  3. Var aktiv och kommentera på andras bloggar.
  4. Nätverka med dem som hittar dig genom att besöka deras blogg och svara dem som kommenterar dig.
  5. Använd hashtags som kan vara viktigt för att andra ska hitta din blogg.

Vad har du lärt dig under din tid som bloggare? Vad har funkat?

 

3 steps on How to Tumblr

So social networking is an art or what do you say? Tumblr is still a mystery to me, of course I am on Tumblr as well with Sadness Theory!

On Digital trends I found this article that breaks the art of Tumblr into three steps:

  • Step 1: Tailor your content
  • Step 2: Engage with others
  • Step 3: Advertise

Follow the link to the article to learn more!

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Tre steg för att få igång din Tumblr. Du kan hitta Sadness Theory där givetvis! Följ länken till Digital trends för att läsa hela artikeln.

How to Block Instagram user

Block your haters on Instagram!

I got the inspo from a big blogger named Engla, but hey you don’t need to be a big blogger to have haters, right?

If you’d like to prevent someone from seeing your photos on Instagram, you can block them from viewing your photos or searching for your Instagram account. The blocked user is not notified when they are blocked.

Read about Instagram privacy here.

Here’s how you do it:

When you block someone, they can’t see your profile or posts. To block or unblock someone:

  1. Tap their username to open their profile
  2. Tap (iPhone/iPad), (Android) or (Windows Phone)
  3. Tap Block User

Read more on blocking here.

//Inspirationen från Englas blogg, om du också har ett följe av haters på Instagram bespara dem missnöjet att behöva se dina bilder.

Om hur du blockerar finner du info här, eller tittar här ovan!

Läs om inställningar på Instagram som skyddar ditt privatliv här.

Singing by the river in #Uppsala

I enjoy social media and for my music it has been a wonderful way to connect with people all around the world. So let me first tell you a story of social media connection. Then I will let you know how me and my friends got to be in one of the photos marketing Uppsala. This is the pic:

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Niklas Lundengård. From Destination Uppsala.

The story. So I went to this exhibition of Niklas Lundengård “Commuting Stress” and I see this picture of me:

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Niklas Lundengård, Commuting Stress, pic 123.

Of course this was so unexpected since I didn’t notice him taking the photo and even if I think I didn’t actually at the moment commute I have the experience of commuting between Uppsala and Stockholm. And this inspired a song called “Moments of our life“. Which I tweeted about! And the photographer got exited because probably he didn’t think that he maybe photographed a composer who would write a song about it.

Moments of our life, when life is a rollercoaster, things passing you by.
Moments of our life, your lence like a photographic memory captured a moment of my life.

A song about fleeing moments. So I invited him to a gig and he came. And a while later he asked for people who would like to participate at a job for marketing the city of Uppsala. That’s how it was done!

I love the idea of marketing Uppsala, so in the pic it is me and my fellow artist in Edenroad, Frida Berglund, my husband Magnus Backström (well known in this blog as hubbie) and Rickard currently in the act Rickard & Magnus. We all are and have contributed to the culture of Uppsala by performing at festivals and many other occasions. And sometimes we play by the river!

//Min bild på Destination Uppsala. Fotograferad av Uppsalafotografen Niklas Lundengårdsom jag faktiskt fick kontakt med via Twitter. Jag såg hans utställning om pendlarstess vilket ledde till att jag skrev låten “Moments of our life“. Detta twittrade jag om. Han blev väldigt glad och kom på min nästa spelning då jag spelade låten för honom.

Därefter såg jag att han sökte personer och situationer för att marknadsföra stan. Och varför inte? Jag och mina vänner tillhör ju Uppsalas kulturliv med alla spelningar och evenemang! På bilden är det min vapendragare Frida Berglund, aka Edenroad, Rickard från duon Rickard & Magnus och min Magnus som ni alla känner som min fina man.