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New Twitter Profile Layout is Here

Thursday April 24, 2014

Twitter has rolled out a new layout for profiles that will make your profile look a lot more like a Facebook profile.

Don't worry, you're not required to change to the new layout (yet). You're allowed to test it and roll back to your old layout if you want. However, it's safe to assume that the new Twitter layout will be mandatory at some time in the future.

The biggest changes in the new Twitter layout for profiles are:

  • The cover photo and your profile image are positioned like Facebook Profile layouts.
  • Cover photo images are automatically resized and you can edit them (including colors) easily and in real-time.
  • You can pin tweets to the top of your Twitter stream that you want to give more exposure to (like your most recent blog post)
  • Filter your profile by favorites, followers, and more.
  • View your pictures in one place.
  • Filter other people's profiles to show just tweets with pictures or just tweets with replies

You can check out the Twitter announcement for all of the details. What do you think of the new layout?

48 Writing Jobs for Bloggers for the Week of 4/20/14

Sunday April 20, 2014

48 writing jobs for bloggers for the week of April 20, 2014 are listed below. This week's list includes opportunities to write about interior design, landscaping, fashion, human resources, travel, and more.

  1. Real Estate Blogger & Social Media Expert
  2. Fashion Blogger - Los Angeles, CA
  3. Beauty blogger, vlogger, content writer
  4. Creative Food Blogger Wanted
  5. Business blogger

Paste from Word to WordPress without Cleaning Code - Finally!

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Finally, a day that WordPress users have been waiting to arrive for many years is here. WordPress 3.9 has been released, and you can now copy and paste from Microsoft Word directly into the visual editor in WordPress without all of that extra, messy code being added. Imagine the time bloggers will save!

But that's not the only awesome thing in the newest version of WordPress. Check out these highlights:

  • Crop, rotate, resize and edit images directly within the post editor
  • Drag-and-drop images from your desktop to your WordPress dashboard
  • Gallery previews display in a grid of images within the post editor so you can see how they'll look in your published post
  • Audio and video playlists
  • Add, edit, and move widgets within the dashboard and see what they'll look like before you save the changes to your live blog
  • Upload, crop, and manage headers as you customize your theme
  • A better theme browser

WordPress.org users can upgrade to WordPress 3.9 through their WordPress dashboards. You can read all of the details in this post by Matt Mullenweg on the WordPress blog.

65 Writing Jobs for Bloggers for the Week of 4/13/14

Sunday April 13, 2014

65 writing jobs for bloggers are listed below for the week of April 13, 2014. Whether you like to write about fashion, sports, business, or finance, there is a blogging job waiting for you!

  1. Fan Convention Social Media Blogger - Los Angeles, CA
  2. Freelance Fashion PR & Blogger for HUGSSY.com
  3. Sophisticated social media content writer/blogger
  4. Blogger Openings for Major Music Blog
  5. Freelance Social Media Manager/Blogger (Fashion)

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