Thank you to Jeff Berezny for putting together ‘The Ridiculously Exhausitive Social Media Design Blueprint’. It features current graphics dimensions for all of the major Social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Bookmark this page, download it and share it on your own blog. Constantly updating assures it has the latest and most accurate social media dimensions.

Since there is a lot of detail in the below infographic, we have also provided a quick reference guide below for some of the most commonly used dimensions. 

Facebook Cover photo: 851 x 315
Facebook Profile photo: 180 x 180

Twitter Header image: 520 x 260
Twitter Profile image: 81 x 81

Google+ Cover photo: 2120 x 1192
Google+ Profile photo: 270 x 270

LinkedIN Cover photo: 646 x 220
LinkedIN Profile photo: 100 x 60

Pinterest Profile Photo: 160 x 165

Instagram Profile Photo: 110 x 110

YouTube Cover Art: 2560 x 1440
YouTube Cover Art Safe Area: 1546 x 423

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2013 in Review – State of Social Media

February 20, 2014

The State of Social Media 2013 by Infographic Promotion

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The Design Trust and Set Up a Jewelry Business In Ten Steps

November 17, 2013

I recently came across this article it is really concise and well written from The Design Trust website.  What you ask is The Design Trust?  

The Design Trust is a British Community of Crafters – An expert one-stop-shop where you can:

  • Find out and get specialist business advice, training and supportfor your small design or crafts businesses
  • Find marketing opportunities for consumer and trade shows, commissions, competitions, PR interest and the like
  • Learn how to do business things in our business blogs and reviews, listen to podcasts, or watch video’s
  • Participate in our business events, webinars or group coaching, comment on our blogs, join our Linked In or Face Book groups
  • Purchase hand-picked design and craft business books and courses

Here is a little teaser…follow the link for the entire list.

Ten steps to setting up a jewellery business – jeweller Angie Boothroyd

Written by  
Originally from California, Angie Boothroyd worked as a graphic designer when she moved to London in 1994.  She then retrained in jewellery at London Guildhall University and then at the Royal College of Art where she completed her MA in 2001.
Angie set up a workshop at Cockpit Arts with the help of a Cockpit Arts Seedbed Award and a Setting Up Grant from the Crafts Council.  Since then she has exhibited her work throughout the UK and abroad at many prestigious events.  She has taught jewellery making at a variety of institutions.
In 2011 she published the popular book Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business (Setting Up Guides) with A&C Black, which was The Design Trust’s Book of the Month in October 2012. You can read our extensive book review here.
We are really pleased that she wrote this guest blog post for us:
“Beginnings are always messy.” – John Galsworthy
 ‘As exciting as starting up a business is, the questions of where to start, and how, and ‘Am I doing it right?’ can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry. It’s supposed to feel that way.
That thought may not provide much comfort; however, having a few handy steps to guide you through the process may help.
I have presented these ten steps in roughly chronological order. However, one of the reasons setting up a business can feel so dizzying is that many pieces to the puzzle are interdependent, so in truth you will find yourself needing to juggle many of these at once. Think of it as a giant crossword. You may think you’ve got an answer all figured out, only to discover later you should have only penciled it in.
Let’s start at the beginning…

1. Write a mission statement.

This might sound like a waste of time. It’s not. It is a way of agreeing, with yourself, what the whole point of your business is. It defines what is important to you, what is essential, and what you are willing to compromise. What are your priorities? Design? Environmental sustainability? Using locally sourced materials? Profit?
Decide what is important to you and sum it up in one or two sentences.
Tiffany & Co.’s mission statement is:  ‘Tiffany & Co. seeks to enrich the lives of its customers by creating enduring objects of extraordinary beauty that will be cherished for generations.’

2. Do a cash flow forecast.

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Cheat Sheet To Pinterest Image Sizes…

August 16, 2013

Staying current is probably the toughest fete in today’s fast paced Social world…staying on top of layout parameters makes setups and updates a breeze…

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Top 5 Productivity Tips for Jewelry Bloggers…Hat Tip to IFB…

April 19, 2012

For a lot of us, productivity, time management and balance are some of the most difficult things to master as a blogger. Many of us are working full time, students or self-employed entrepreneurs – not to mention people who like to step out from behind the screen and see actual people and places once and a while.

When the pressure is on to perform and produce results as well as keep your personal life together, how do we do it? Well, I’m no expert, so I turned to some of IFB’s favorite (andcrazy-productive) bloggers for their best tips for staying organized, getting things done and still living life to the fullest!
For the list of tips click though to the IFB Blog…

10 Secrets of Super Productive Style Bloggers | Independent Fashion Bloggers:

‘via Blog this’

IFB’s blog definitely has some great tips but I think that sometimes Fashion and Jewelry Blog ideas come from different places…here are my Top 5 Productivity Tips…

1.  Turn off the noise…no Distractions – no TV – no Twitter – no Facebook…etc.  
      If you do this I promise that you will get your writing job done so fast that you will not miss anything…if you try to multi-task it always takes longer.

2.   Content Calendar
      The single best thing I have implemented – you have daily spaces to fill in your posts and blog ideas as they come OR if you are really ambitious you can take one day a fill out the week!

3.   Hashtags and Memes 
      Save yourself having to think by following a couple Hashtags or Memes – Twitter has several Jewelry related hashtags:   #WireWednesday; #WeddingWednesday; #ThursdayColor; #TuesdayTemptations.
Wordless Wednesday – Silent Saturday – Silent Sunday were all blog memes that have sense become Twitter hashtags...you get the picture.

4.   Get Up & Move!
        Sometimes just moving allows me to release some of the restless energy that keeps my ADD brain from focusing – so I have added breaks into my day – whether it is getting up to… take a quick bike ride – dance to my Bhangra Playlist on YouTube – dance to my WorkOut Playlist on Spotify…just get up and move.
5.   Tools
        When you sit down at your Jewelry Workbench, you know that you are the most productive when you have the right tool for the job.  Well, the same is true online, number ONE on my list of productivity tools online in HootSuite – it offers you the ability to manage everything in one place and to schedule posts.

OK – those are mine – what are your best Productivity tips…

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What I’ve Learned From Writing a Niche Blog | Independent Fashion Bloggers

November 1, 2011

What I’ve Learned From Writing a Niche Blog | Independent Fashion Bloggers:

‘via Blog this’

These are all brilliant suggestions from Taylor and I would add one more…
When you run out of ideas for blog posts Google is your BFF! Run a “Google” search or set up a Google Alert for the keyword (ie. denim in Taylor’s case). You will get a mish mash of fabulous “stuff” – did you know there is a gemstone know in the trade as Denim Lapis? Denim is a huge trend in shoes and accessories…the info goes on!
This is my very first post via “Blog This” on Blogger – what do you think – ease of use is wonderful! ;-D
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Nielsen’s “State of the Media: The Social Media Report”

October 13, 2011

Great new report from the Nielsen blog:

Highlights of Nielsen’s “State of the Media: The Social Media Report”
  • Social networks and blogs continue to dominate Americans’ time online, now accounting for nearly a quarter of total time spent on the Internet
  • At over 53 billion total minutes during May 2011, Americans spend more time on Facebook than they do on any other website
  • Tumblr is an emerging player in social media, nearly tripling its audience from a year ago
  • Nearly 40 percent of social media users access social media content from their mobile phone
  • Internet users over the age of 55 are driving the growth of social networking through the Mobile Internet
  • 70 percent of active online adult social networkers shop online, 12 percent more likely than the average adult Internet user
  • Across a sample of 10 global markets, social networks and blogs are the top online destination in each country, accounting for the majority of time spent online and reaching at least 60 percent of active Internet users
aud chart for social media report wire post
For a more in-depth look at the social media landscape and audience, view the complete State of the Media: The Social Media Report
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Social Media and the Artisan: Blogs (How)

January 11, 2011

So what makes blogs work – the basic code behind a blog that makes it able to be “subscribed” to is the RSS Feed.   Readers are able to subscribe in a Reader (I use Google Reader) or by email! This great little video does a great job of explaining…

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Social Media and the Artisan: Blogs (How)

January 11, 2011

So what makes blogs work – the basic code behind a blog that makes it able to be “subscribed” to is the RSS Feed.   Readers are able to subscribe in a Reader (I use Google Reader) or by email! This great little video does a great job of explaining…

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