Friday News Valentines Edition. Happy Valentines day
Did you know: Men will spend an average of $175 for Valentines Day this year, compared to an average of $88 for women. tweet this Valentine Fact
Welcome to our Friday news news stories from Adlandpro and starting out I want to share a couple of great tools that I think you will find useful:
As you have noticed I put in “tweet this Valentine Fact” as I started this blog post, not only because I thought it a cool fact to share, but to also show you a great tool.
As a marketer /blogger, you want to create an easy CTA ( call to action) for people to tweet your content and the tool called ClickToTweet is an easy way to get people to share your quotes ( as an example) that is pre-formatted so that all people have to do is click on the tweet. There are other great uses for this type of click-to-tweet CTAs such as in newsletters, email letters, e-books and SlideShare presentations.
Some time ago I had found the tool called “click to tweet” where all you had to do was enter your text in the box and you generated a link. It has been a while since I was last on the site and wow, has the site ever changed. You can now track your links and embed you links within an image. All your links are easily seen within a dashboard, so easily accessible. You can still use the clicktotweet for free (no tracking), but if you are wanting the oomph of tracking and having the dashboard, you will need to sign in with your twitter account and you are limited to 5 links(tracking) for free. They have the upgraded version of a Pro Plan ( $4.97 a month) or the Expert Plan ( $49.70 a year).
The next tool is called Hemingway. It’s a very simple tool for anyone who is writing content for a blog, a forum or when curating content using a tool such as Scoop.it. While this is a tool that flags unclear sentences or sentences that are too hard to read etc.it is wise to remember that everyone has their own unique voice and sometimes no matter what editor you use, you are the final judge of what you are wanting to write ( but then again..beware of the grammar police :-))
The first American Valentine was produced in 1834 by New York engraver Robert Elton.Tweet this Valentine fact
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Roses are red, violets are blue. I’m an Adlander, and you should be too! Tweet this fun verse
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More genius than you!
How much of your veggies do you harvest?
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You don’t have to wait until Valentines Day to show someone how much they mean to you. Tweet this Valentines Day thought
This weeks Friday News recipe was shared by Christina Ann because as everyone knows, Christina likes to put coffee in everything:-)
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While we think of Valentines day as being the day of romance, maybe we can learn a thing or two from the children as they define the meaning of love
A Child’s Definition of LOVE.
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4
“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5
“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4
Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7
“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss” Emily – age 8
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen,” Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” Nikka – age 6
“There are two kinds of love. Our love. God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.” Jenny – age 8
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7
“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6
“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore,” Cindy – age 8
“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – age 6
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine -age 5
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4
“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4
“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark – age 6
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget,” Jessica – age 8
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”
H/t to rogerknapp.com