Category Archives: NighLon Updates

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.

please…. bear with me?!?!

I’m working on a redesign as an alternative to self-hosting, so I”m trying to work the kinks out.

NighLon will be back on track soon, I promise!

Big News: For NighLon & In My Inbox

I am excited to announce a decision I made today!

I will no longer be sharing blank tags!

There will however be 2 ways of getting them.

1. a pre-made tag with a message, such as “welcome” or “thank you”

or

2. Join the list (coming soon) to have your custom made tag for each one I make.

This decision is so that I can not only keep track of how they are being used,

but also so that the final product will look more professional.

I will let you know more details as I work them out.

In My Inbox:

I got a very interesting email today about a gamer study.

Apparently ladies who participate in online gaming have more sex!

I honestly never would have thought this…

I would have assumed the opposite!

GameHouse says that women who play online games are happier and feel smarter!

source: blog.games.com

 Something else I would never have guessed:

Online gamers are predominately women

[55% women, 45 % men]

This statistic begs the question:

which games are they counting?

Xbox/ Playstation/ Wii

or

strictly computer online games,

such as Farmville, Second Life, etc?

Something new and different for me

I am very excited to announce…

that I am in the process of becoming

SELF HOSTED

I’m very excited about this, but because I have never done this before, I will continue to post here until I get it all figured out

I will make the huge announcement when It is ready though!

Thank you for your support

What Is Your Preference?

I have been toying with the idea of using a different newsletter

Or possibly adding another option for my newsletter

Please let me know what  you think.

Me Defined: A to Z

A little more about me

A. Age: 27
B. Bed size:Double. ♥
C. Chore that you hate: Vacuming… No idea why, I just hate it.
D. Dogs: Dogs. I’ve always had a dog. Now, I have my little Choxi.
E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE.
F. Favorite color: Pink, Teal, Black, Neon Green.


G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
H. Height: I”m little, 4’10”.
I. Instruments you play: I sing, and can play a little of several instruments. Alto Baritone, Trumpet, Organ, Guitar, oh, and the tamborine!
J. Job title: MOM, WIFE, graphics designer, blogger, KNOW IT ALL.
K. Kids: Son, 2 dogs, and a cat.


L. Live: Golden Corner, SC
M. Mother’s name: April
N. Nicknames: Ewok, calm in the storm, Cari Pooh, half pint.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Tonsillectomy, Baby birth, Sickness after my son’s birth
P. Pet peeves: TOUCHING THE TOP OF MY GLASS, or the center of my plate. leaving drawers open, and close-mindedness.


Q. Quote from a movie:  Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’. – Yoda, The Emperor Strikes Back

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: 2 brothers
T. Time you wake up: whenever the little man wakes me, even though I prefer to get up early.
U. Underwear: Yes.


V. Vegetable you hate: Carrots and Green Beans.
W. What makes you run late:  OTHER PEOPLE.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: lots… can’t even name them all
Y. Yummy food that you make: Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Pie, Spaghetti, Beef Pot Pie
Z. Zoo animal: Zebra

Thank You Arvee at FLUTTERHAPPY for sharing this amazing list. This was so much fun!

Redesign: Beautiful Imperfection

Hello my fabulouses!

I have been hard at work, with several projects going on at once!

I FINALLY FINISHED ONE!

I redesigned my mommy blog: Beautiful Imperfection

Complete with new graphics… by YOURS TRULY!

[and some extras]

I added some really cool features to it, which I am quite proud of!

I will be sharing tutorials shortly, I PROMISE!

Hopefully, I will soon have updates on my other projects!!!

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Facebook Love: Wix

 Behold the email I received today!

I enjoy playing around with Wix to create webpages.

However, I have discovered that for my own personal style, WIX is best for splash pages ; versus full blown websites.

I wanted to make an amazing landing page for my Facebook fan page, but honestly thought that I would have to do some serious coding to accomplish this. Then, like magic, this email appeared in my inbox!

PERFECT TIMING!!!

Just go to WIX

Sign up for a free account

Choose a Facebook template

Edit to your liking

Save (choose name)

Publish

Then, WIX will walk you through setting your site as your landing page in Facebook

It’s really pretty simple!

This is what I came up with

I still want to play around with it and tweak a bit, but this is a start.

There are so many things you can incluede:

Slideshows

Collages

Contact

Extra Pages

Store Items

Play around with it, and let me know what  you come up with.

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Top 4: September 23

This Week’s Top 4

1. Facebook Fail: Facebook launched another annoying alteration to the newsfeed.  Get a guide to these changes here

2. Tolkien Week/ Hobbit Day: Read my blurb here and grab a freebie Tolkien tag.   How did you observe this whimsical day?

3. I have a surprise secret mission in the works:  I’ve included a hint. Can you guess what I’m up to?  You will soon see!

4. I downloaded an awesome FAIL WHALE wallpaper.  Get yours here

What are your highlights for this week?


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Get Featured

Interested in being featured on Nighlon’s Featured Friday?

Just go here and answer some questions!

If you are featured, you will get a custom tag and a blog link button for your participation!

I will always let you approve the post before I publish!

Thanks for your support.

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