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NighLon Has Officially Moved

First of all, I would like to thank my readers and bloggy friends for encouraging me throughout these short 4 months.

I am so proud of where NighLon has gone in these months.

I finally made the plunge and moved to self-hosted wordpress.

You can now find NighLon at http://www.nighlon.com

Today’s post is there It is A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

Also, to celebrate this move, I have updated the newsletter.

It will now be a weekly newsletter, with highlights, special subscriber-only posts, and special goodies! yay!

you can subsribe here:

 

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I do want to thank all of you, I would not have had the courage to do this without you!
There will also be other things to come from NighLon
1. I am organizing a weekly linkup on the best of the web
2. I am going to start a monthly twitter party so that everyone can gather and discuss making your blog better and new ways to market yourself and your blog
3. There will be a NIGHLON APP soon
I have also been presented with some really amazing opportunities that you guys will be the first to know about.
When you stop by the new site, be sure to let me know what you think about the new feel of things.
2012 will hold lots of excitement.
Thank you for always following me, and I truly hope that you continue to in my new endeavors.
They would not have been possible without you, my readers!

Marketing with Facebook: Lesson 2 & NighLon News

I have been slack the last week, but its all for the greater good of marketing.

I have been working on a few surprises for you, isn’t that exciting?

1. I now own the domain NIghLon.com.

2. I am moving to a self-hosted blog .

(this will allow me to share more goodies with you)

3. I have a new newsletter in the works.

4. I am working on a “Best of the Web”  Weekly LinkUp party.

(If  you would like to participate, just comment and I will get to you with the details)

There will be so many other goodies coming your way!

On to today’s lesson.

I have one more basic lesson for you and next week we will be jumping into the fun stuff!

Today’s lesson is on how to add a Facebook like box to your site.

Assuming that you have already set up your Facebook fanpage, you have everything you need to do this.

There are several ways to do it.

A.  You can do it in your blog dashboard

WordPress

  1. From your dashboard, go to your appearance menu
  2. Click Widgets
  3. Find the Widget labeled: Facebook Like Box, place it in your sidebar.
  4. Fill out the information and save
  5. Tips: Choose either show faces or show feed for a more streamlined look. Also, it will look better if it is the width of your sidebar. For example, my sidebar is just over 300 pixels, so I chose to make my box 300 pixels wide.

Blogger

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Scroll down and find the link to your page on the left sidebar, click the link
  3. Click “edit page” on the top right
  4. On the left side of the page, there will be a list of actions, click resources
  5. Select “social plugins” from the grey box
  6. Scroll down and select “Like Box” you will be here: 
  7. Fill out the fields to acquire the look you want. You can use my qualities as a reference. 
  8. Click “get code”
  9. You will then see a “pop up” window
  10. Select and copy the code from the bottom box
  11. Go to your blogger dashboard- click design.
  12. Under Page Elements, click “add a gadget”
  13. Scroll down and find “HTML/ JAVA script” click the blue plus sign
  14. Paste the code from facebook in the content box
  15. click save
  16. Arrange that widget where you would like your new like box to appear
  17. enjoy getting more facebook likes

Other Blogs/ Website Creators:

Follow the directions for Blogger (steps 1-10)

Place the code in your editor where you would like it

This was pretty simple, now we can get on to the fun stuff!

Next week: Tips for creating a FABULOUS landing page for Facebook!

Enjoy, and if you have any questions, just comment and I will help you out.

Handy Tool: CatchFree.com

As I am sure you have noticed, NighLon has a new look.

Even though I had been wanting to redesign, I accidentally changed my them (more on that and tips later). I wasn’t going to take on that challenge quite yet because I am participating in The SITS Girls 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.  I have learned many things, and this is just the start of the second week. This week, I am taking a “look under the hood” of NighLon. This will include: checking for broken links, creating a best of page, making NighLon mobile friendly, and some other nitty gritty stuff. (I promise that you guys will benefit!)

I have already made some great blogging buddies and have some project in mind to work with them on. These guys have inspired me to write this post. We have all had so much fun sharing our tips, tools, secrets, and favorite websites.

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite websites, that I only discovered this week. I am already addicted.

Catchfree.com is basically my new go-to site. Catch free highlights the best of the web. There’s a catch though: Its only free services. AMAZING! Their tagline describes it perfectly: Perform everyday tasks for free.

One of the features I really like about it is that Its not just site-owner opinion, users also rate services and give critiques.  You can even narrow searches down and see how closely the service matches your criteria. I have only begun to explore. This will definitely be my first stop when searching for useful web services.

Google: Watch out, I won’t be spending as much time sweet-talking you!

Some of the services featured on CatchFree are:

listen to children’s books

backup computer files

share files

build a website

build a landing page

creating surveys

I stress that this is just a very few services highlighted at Catchfree.com

To all my readers (and SITSTAS) I hope you find this as beneficial as I do.

Update to Lesson 1: Fanpage Vanity URL

So, in my earlier post, I gave some wrong information.

This was not intentional, but I do want to correct myself.

I stated that you have to have 25 likes to have a vanity URL…

I WAS WRONG!

Here is how to do it:

1. From your fanpage, navigate to  “Edit Page” (the upper right hand corner)

2. Select “Basic Information” from the menu on the left.

3. Click the link for “Create a username for this page”

you will be here

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Marketing with Facebook: Lesson 1

As promised, I am starting a blog series.

A weekly tip/ tutorial on using Facebook for marketing.

With this being the first in the series, there will be improvements as we move along.

Lesson 1: Setting up a page.

A Facebook fanpage is a very important marketing tool for brands.

Before you can begin implementing this amazing tool, first you have to own one!

(If you already have one, I will have other advice for you after the tutorial)

1. At the very bottom of the Facebook homepage, click “create a page”

this is the screen you will be directed to:

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#SOPABLACKOUT

Finally, I figured it out!

NIGHLON is black!

Along with many other major sites!

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Back From Vacation, #SITS31DBBB, and A New Plan

I took several days off from blogging for several reason… I know, I’m horrible.

My Mother was in town for an unexpected visit and I really enjoyed my time with her.

Also, I wanted to get caught up on my Mommy Blog (Beautiful Imperfection) with my weight loss journey.

I have a few HUGE projects coming up, so I wanted to take a step back and get my thoughts all together.

This will really benefit you amazing people out there who have put up with all my randomness!

Also- SITS’ 31 Days to Build a Better Blog started this week, so That is also pretty exciting!

I have a new plan in order!

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2012: Off to an AMAZING Start!

This week I am singing the “happy birthday” song to non other than:

COMMODORE

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY 

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As Requested, Get Facebook Timeline NOW

It has been requested that I write a post on how to enable the Timeline now.

So here goes!

In order to do this, you have to be registered with Facebook as a developer.

Here’s how to do that!

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