I have a collection of things to talk about today, but none of them alone is long enough to stretch to an entire blog post. I’m cobbling all of them together and sharing some interesting tidbits of what I’ve found on the Web this week.
Learned that LinkedIn profile appearances are changing
For anyone who has a premium LinkedIn account (one of the paid versions), the profile changed to include a big cover photo in the background. In a few months, it’ll appear on the basic accounts too, according to a Business Insider article I read about how your LinkedIn profile is changing to look more like Facebook.
I predict that the creative community will have fun with this new change. A lot of profiles from the people I know (photographers, videographers and graphic designers) use some ingenious images.
Attended an SEO presentation
I went to a SEO (search engine optimization, a.k.a. how to make search engines find your online material) presentation this week. The presentation came from someone who’s been in the SEO world for a long time and his tips fascinated me. Since SEO is closely tied to blogging and marketing, knowing at least the basics is helpful.
Watched the best-ever selfie video
If you haven’t caught it yet, Alex Chacon of The Modern Motorcycle Diaries created an epic video as he took a 600-day odyssey through 36 different countries. He filmed the video with a GoPro video camera attached to a support pole, and it’s a wonderful way to experience virtual tourism without the jet lag.
I’m thinking Alex and Matt Harding would be kindred spirits. (Plus, I love the feel-good music from Alex’s video; my toes start tapping just like they do for Irish or zydeco music. I’ve GOT to put that on my music player.)
Discovered the new Qualman video
Erik Qualman, an expert on digital trends, has been creating a Socialnomics video for several years. If you like learning about social media and how important it’s become, I highly recommend his 2014 video.