Instagram, Flickr, WordPress Website WorkFlow

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My Instagram, Flickr WordPress Website WorkFlow

4:00AM – I’m reviewing my social channels – tags, comments, etc

On Instagram I’m tagged for a recent photoshoot with the beautiful & talented @eliseboony from @cronullasharksmermaids.  I know it’s a tough gig.

But this post is not about cheerleaders and photography – it’s about increasing productivity – I’m obsessed with reducing repetitive tasks, website work flows and ways to increase productivity and marketing effectiveness.

How do I improve my Instagram, Flickr WordPress Website WorkFlow?

No time to waste!

Using Zapier – this initial draft post in WordPress is generated automatically every time I add a photo on my Instagram

Note: From a content point of view there are obviously steps that go before that, ie what is the photo/ blog trying to say?

instagram flickr wordpress website workflow

5:30AM – website coding – linking flickr through to content – another test.

I’ve added the ability to search and select my flickr photos from my blog editor and the convert those images to local copies using flickr importer.

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Finally, some SEO and then we’ll look at distribution technology.

6:15Am – A rewrite and more copy.   The optimum is three hundred words for a blog – I’m currently long way short at 162.

Page Analysis – Revision 7

  • There are 147 words contained in the body copy, this is below the 300 word recommended minimum. Add more useful content on this topic for readers.
  • You have not used your keyword / keyphrase in any subheading (such as an H2) in your copy. (corrected)
  • The keyword density is 0.7%, which is a bit low, the keyword was found 1 times.
  • The copy scores 33.5 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered difficult to read. Try to make shorter sentences, using less difficult words to improve readability.  After Revision 8 this was increased to 58.4
  • The keyword for this page contains one or more stop words, consider removing them. Found ‘and’.
  • The images on this page do not have alt tags containing your keyword / phrase.
  • The meta description is under 120 characters, however up to 156 characters are available. The available space is shorter than the usual 155 characters because Google will also include the publication date in the snippet.
  • The page title contains keyword / phrase, but it does not appear at the beginning; try and move it to the beginning.
  • No outbound links appear in this page, consider adding some as appropriate.
  • The page title “Instagram, Flickr WordPress Website WorkFlow” is more than 40 characters and less than the recommended 70 character limit.
  • The keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.
  • The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.
  • You’ve never used this focus keyword before, very good.
  • The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.

Start Learn Pivot Go!

Showtime - without soul

Showtime - without soul
Opening Scene

I’m sitting in a staff meeting in the cafe downstairs talking goal setting – there are about eight of us.  The coffee service is slow and the background music is a little louder than you’d expect at that time of morning.  My multimedia producer is doodling on his note pad.  Jimmy Henrdix’s Purple Haze suddenly comes over the sound system.  We both look up at each other and smile.  That’s a bit edgy for a Club Cafe but it gets our attention.

Cut Through

  1. Quality rises to the top.
  2. Practice makes perfect.
  3. Focus on the outcome – where do you want to be?
  4. Where are you now?
  5. What are the steps to get there?
  6. Start Lean Pivot Go !

Go and the Steps to Get There

I’m back blogging – there are a number of reasons why?

  1. Capture and share thoughts, ideas and stuff that I find  interesting (and hopefully you do to)
  2. Using this channel to test and apply new learnings and skills – (from WordPress and photography  to integrating new technologies)
  3. Build personal brand


From a Personal Brand perspective

I’m interested/ intrigued by the Cindy Gallop and a recent article I read (but can’t find now) regarding the changes in culture around online/ offline personas  (I need a better workflow for capturing and saving links – maybe Evernote)

Where does this fit within alter egos – the Banksy’s and the mystery bloggers who for whatever reason do not want to be identified?

Is what is here – fun, entertaining, informative or engaging?   Does what you say represent who you are?  Seth Godin talks about the Purple Cow, an ad rep talks about what’s the point of mediocre advertising.?  It’s about getting cut through the noise and clutter.  Is it your voice?

The cafe owner must have thought that Jimmy was a little bit too abrasive and switches back to comfort pop.   Now what was the boss saying?

Everybody is Creative

Waterfall Window

Waterfall Window
Creativity is just the new combination of two or more elements -two ideas.  Your unique life experience provides the elements you need.

It’s interesting, I often hear people say they are not “creative” but I’ll argue the opposite. Everybody is creative – any problem solving is creative.  It’s like any skill – some of  us are more natural and others have to work at it.  The funny (or interesting) thing is when you practice something you get better.

The brain is constantly creating new neural pathways – connecting ideas and when practiced strengthened.

That’s not to say if I personally started singing I could sing – just that I’d be better through practice than when I started.

Everybody has a voice, a talent, that’s the reason you’re here living at the moment.  What’s your talent?  What are you bringing to the table of life?