It’s Social Media Saturday!

Today’s Coffee Break Tips and Tricks is all about using pics on social media.

Why would you want to do that? Because posts, updates, blogs etc get more engagement that posts that are just text.

Who has time to go around taking pictures all the time to post them? Photographers. Ha ha. Kidding. You want to spend your time writing, not taking and making pictures.

Her are two quick and easy ways to get those great, original images for your social media platforms.

One of my The pic has coffee beans floating all around it with the title of the blog post and stars in the middle  favorite resources is PicMonkey.

You upload your own pictures and then can add filters, text, frames, stickers and all kinds of other stuff. It’s free to use, but they have some premium features that you’d have to upgrade to use. (I still use the free version all the time.)

They even have some designs specifically for creating a Facebook header. Very cool.

You should also check out Canva. They have all kinds of images you can use and then easily do all kinds of fancy things to, like, ad words. They just happen to have templates that are the perfect size to post on social media. Yay! A bunch of their images are free, but beware, they have premium images that cost $1 each. You can also upload your own pictures to use here too.

Both offer the advantage to post directly to Facebook right from the app.

I made this on Picmonkey. :)

 

Have you ever posted a picture on Facebook only to have most of it cut off and all your left with is a weird photo of a torso? I totally have.

Not knowing what size pictures to use drives me batty.

Luckily, I discovered a great infographic to help resolve that exact problem.

It’s called The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Design Blueprint.

Not only will you show you exactly how many pixels wide and high you need for all the various places to post pictures on Facebook, but also Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. It was created by the team over at Tent Social, which is a Social Content Marketing Agency.

Click on over to Marketing Strategy HQ to see it.

http://marketingstrategyhq.com/social-media-design-blueprint-infographic/#.VCCPZLMpnDY.twitter %E2%80%A6

And, if you like social media infographics as much as I do, check out this post that shows you everything that’s every happened on the Internet EVAH in picture form.

http://marketingstrategyhq.com/social-media-infographics/

 

Have fun adding some more pictures to your social media platforms.

Amy Denim.

 

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