While you are sitting in a Starbucks house sipping a cup of coffee planning out an article you want to write; it is easy to begin to scan newsfeed that pops up, ads that intrigue your sense of fashion, or many of the other annoying popups that come your way. Workfrom.com is a secure internet connection site locator. If you frequently work outside your secure internet setting, it is worth the price of $5.00 per month, or $50 per year to join this group. Workfrom locates “secure” internet sites for you to “work from” in areas, you wouldn’t think were secure environments. Writers are a lonely bunch. We don’t need to have a flock of friends or co-workers around us; in fact, we prefer the calm, quiet surroundings where our mental train of thought is uninterrupted.
Anyhow, Workfrom.com can provide you the secure connection away from your protected work environment.
If you are into creating videos, which I am not presently doing, but from all my research, video media marketing is the place to be. I just read about a new aide to the video craze LOOM.com. Loom appears to be slick, free, and a genuine help to getting you started in making your videos. If you are already working in Chrome, Loom is a Chrome extension that allows you to record on-screen using your computer’s camera. When you have finished recording, a browser tab opens a URL and walla; you can share your masterpiece in an email or place it out on the web for publication.
I haven’t tried this Chrome extension yet, but it certainly looks streamlined and efficient – with Chrome, how could you go wrong.
If you are always in a Facebook Frenzy, you will love the next suggested social media tool – TWim.com. TWin is an iOS app, so if you have an iPhone, iLaptop, or other Apple creation, you may want to consider this new application. TWim is specifically designed to control Twitter notifications. TWim allows the user to search for Twitter ads by subject, sender, person, conversation. If you are into the in-depth of Twitter messages, this app will certainly fill the bill, so to speak.
I’m one of those Twitter people who participates because I have to. It is the best means of promotion and connection at the moment. I resent having to share so much of my attention to one application, but if I want my material promoted, I will Tweet on Twitter.
One of my favorite quotes is “Let not the birds sing to you – you sing to the birds.” [©2016 LeeChristineBrownlee] Of course, translated into Twitter language: “Let not the birds tweet to you, you twitter to the birds.” [©2017 LeeChristineBrownlee]
Last helpful application for the day is Bitly.com Bitly is a URL life saver. For all those lengthy URLs that no one can retype with only one try, Bitly has devised a brilliant solution to ease the pain of retyping the ridiculously long line of text. You simply copy the lengthy URL, past it in the box on Bitly and you will be given a shortened version of that URL you can share on your website, in emails, or insert into text documents. It will save you and your readers an excruciating amount of time and typos.