Flipboard

An Easy FLIPBOARD guide for bloggers

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!

  1. Flipboard for Android
  2. Flipboard for Apple iPhone and iPad 
  3. Flipboard for Windows 

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 something 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

EsmeSalon Flipboard Profile

 

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.

  • Should you need more blogging tips, please check out as Hugh does have Lots of great tips about blogging

 

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10 Comments
  • Janice Wald
    Posted at 21:16h, 17 August Reply

    Hi Esmé,
    Thank you so much for linking to my Flipboard article. I’m touched you thought of me when you made this post.
    Janice

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 06:35h, 18 August Reply

      Janice, you have so many awesome and helpful posts, and I am for sure a rooky especially with these type of posts, so I am glad when I can enrich a post with linking to a guru like you.

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    Posted at 22:05h, 16 August Reply

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    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 06:32h, 18 August Reply

      Stacy, Thanks again for the ping and mention in your post. What an honor to be among all the others listed.

  • Hugh Roberts
    Posted at 07:34h, 16 August Reply

    Thanks ever so much for linking to my Flipboard blog post, and for your kind words about my blog, Esmé.
    Best wishes,
    Hugh

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 10:10h, 16 August Reply

      Hugh, I look up to you as a mentor, so love to link to your posts whenever possible.

  • Ritu
    Posted at 06:27h, 16 August Reply

    Great informative article Esme!

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 06:51h, 16 August Reply

      Thank you so much Ritu. I am not a guru but hope this will help at least one person in the SIPB group as that’s why I did the post

  • EsmeSalon
    Posted at 06:27h, 16 August Reply

    HI Rachel – Thank you, just save it to your Pinterest board, then you have it for easy reference.

  • Rachael Stray
    Posted at 02:20h, 16 August Reply

    Really helpful I am going to pint his for future reference!

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