Granny Geek’s Guides

Granny Geek’s Guide to Hiding Secret Pins on Your Blog

Shhh! The Secret of Secret Pins Revealed Now that you’ve learned how to create great graphics, put the right things in your alt tag descriptions, cleaned up your boards, created a pinning strategy, mastered manual pinning, and applied for Rich Pins, you’re ready to learn the secret of secret pins. Have you ever wondered why, when you click on some people’s Pinterest icon, you discover a wide selection of pins to choose from? But when you click on other people’s…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Pinterest Rich Pins

Granny Geek Explains Rich Pins In case you missed the other posts in the Granny Geek series, I’ll give a brief recap. You can learn how Pinterest works and why you need good graphics. You’ll also learn where to put your copy on the graphics in your media library and why you need to tidy up your Pinterest boards. You won’t want to miss the post on pinning strategy and the purpose of community boards, or last week’s post on…

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How to Avoid Toddler Meltdowns When Flying

Pre-Flight Instructions for Traveling with Littles (aka Granny Geek’s Guide to Traveling with Toddlers) If you have children going along when you fly, your preparation should include more than packing your suitcases. This applies to long car trips as well. Little people often struggle with change—and I don’t blame them. Routines make them feel secure, and when they don’t feel secure, they will likely experience meltdowns. First of all, make sure they understand (at an age-appropriate level, of course), that…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Manual Pinning on Pinterest

How to Leverage Pinterest without Paying Money In case you missed the other posts in this series, I’ll give a brief recap. You can learn how Pinterest works and why you need good graphics. You’ll also learn where to put your copy on the graphics in your media library and why you need to tidy up your Pinterest boards. Last week we talked about creating a pinning strategy and the purpose of community boards. This week, we’ll talk about manual…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Pinning Strategy

Have a Pinning Strategy First, you learned how to make Pinterest-worthy graphics. Next, you learned where to write the copy so that Pinterest would notice it and to make your pins something that others want to read. Third, we talked about cleaning up your Pinterest boards (aka, cleaning your file cabinet). Now we’ll talk pinning strategy. For an old gal like me, ‘pinning strategy’ sounds like something you do when you get ready to finish a quilt. It takes a…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Cleaning Up Your Pinterest Boards

Understanding Pinterest Boards In the first post in this series, you learned that Pinterest and Google have a lot in common (more than, say, Pinterest and Twitter). The second post in the series showed you exactly where to write the copy for your Pinterest graphics. Today, let’s talk boards! Remember my claim that if Google and Evernote got together and had a baby, the offspring would look like Pinterest? Well, remember that—because it will help you understand how Pinterest really…

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How to Make Your Blog Graphics Pinterest Friendly

Make Your Graphics Pinterest Friendly This week you’ll learn how to put the information that Pinterest loves in the right places so that your blog’s pins will look even more amazing. Last week, you learned that Pinterest isn’t a social media outlet (think of it as Google and Evernote getting together and having a baby). You also learned about the best practices for creating a good graphic I blog using self-hosted WordPress sites (yes, I have more than one blog).…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Best Graphics Practices for Pinterest

Granny Geek Looks at Pinterest When I first started blogging, I didn’t understand Pinterest. I’d heard people rave about it, so I started an account five years ago when I started my first blog Blessed (but Stressed). After a while, I created some boards and pinned a little. I even followed some fellow blogging friends. I waited for the magic to happen. No magic. In five years’ time, I had amassed 691 followers and had 2,000 views per month. But…

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Granny Geek’s Tips for Building Platform (It’s all About the Visit)

Whether you want to someday write a book or just reach more than your mom, you’ve probably heard the term ‘platform’ before. This post won’t tell you how to make a six-figure income in three months whilst selling your soul to the devil. I can’t even tell you how to bring in thousands of followers each day. This post WILL tell you how you can make each visit to someone else’s blog a genuine interaction that builds friendships. After all, deep…

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Create a Post Template on Your Self-hosted WordPress Site

  Granny Geek Strikes Out I fall somewhere between complete computer novice and geek when it comes to the inner workings of WordPress blogs and code. I understand the basics, but I can’t always figure out how to make plugins work. After I read the first paragraph of instructions on most plugins, I realize that I have jumped in over my head and I quickly exit the program. My frustration this morning involved templates. I know that templates exists.  I’ve heard…

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