I received questions regarding An Easy FLIPBOARD guide for bloggers, from my Facebook SIPB members, so this is how I went about it.
Flipboard, Pinterest, and in a way Mix to me are all of similar nature. They have minor differences, but let’s look at Flipboard for now.
To get started, you have to download the correct free Flipboard app!
Now that you have set up your app, I would suggest that you start with the following
Decide on an appropriate username, that will resonate with your readers and followers.
Be sure that it is sensible and easy for them to recognize you and your blog. I used my blog name for continuity and I also used the same profile picture. In fact, all my social media platforms have the same profile picture.
EsmeSalon profile board
The next step would be to create your own magazines
To add a new magazine
Click on the “create magazine” and fill out the prompts
Update the cover
Delete this test magazine
Go to settings and then delete the magazine
Find stories to flip
That done, then you need to source and start finding posts to flip into your newly created magazine by clicking on the + button.
Flip content from your Web browser into your magazine using the bookmarklet. Flipboard’s bookmarklet adds to your magazine-making toolbox.
Watch on YouTube Introducing Flipboard for the Web
To find interesting articles to flip, be sure to utilize the Flipboard search function. Type any word, phrase, or hashtag into the search box for relevant articles and then flip those into your newly created magazines
Use an attractive cover
As Flipboard will by default use the most recent photo from an article that you flipped for the cover, so it will change as you flip new stories into each magazine.
A very useful post to read published by Janice Wald, at Mostly Blogging: How to Get Traffic From Flipboard
Add a button to your website
This will help your visitors find and follow you on Flipboard.
- How to add a browser button
- Use the Chrome extension
- How To Add A Flipboard Sharing Button To Your #WordPress Blog published by Hugh’s Views and News
- Should you need more blogging tips, please check out as Hugh does have Lots of great tips about blogging
How to add the SIPB Facebook Badge to your blog
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