Ethics, Advertorial, WordAds, continued…

How to make Advertorial “ethical” in WordPress, because, WordPress is ethical.  It’s run by a Capricorn.  I’m one too, so…

I have been talking about styles of advertorial and what I might use “Profile” for to write up an advertising campaign?

I’m doing a redesign with paint, and let me show you how an artist does a thing like this, because the project began last October, can you believe it?

With one tiny can of Valspar Paint called “Delphinium Corsage.”

I fell in love with the paint chip.  Three paint chips actually.

Paint changes everything.

If writing an Advertorial that is also a testimonial, show the pictures!

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Valspar had me at the name “Delphinium Corsage” because I love the flowers.

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How do you begin to describe a name for a paint color like that?

Artists made that color.

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I loved the blue.

At my local hardware store, they mixed the color for me in a little test can.

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Then I began to think how pretty blue and white was going to look.

I bought some little Spanish plates,  and some little flower plates from China at Pier One, along this theme.  I decided I’d make a statement on the walls with these.  Here are the patterns:

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So, if I am going to write an Advertorial as a Testimonial, I’m actually going to walk you through how I did things.

Because I am an artist.

If I am going to write for WordAds, and the words are going out all over the world?

Valspar might want to see how they have inspired me.

What a company like theirs might want is to show the paints as ads?

Especially after I show the transformation.

In a case like this I might use “Portfolio” and put links?

I’m not sure how WordAds will work yet, but I am  loving Gutenberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertorial, research, storytellers, WordAds, Demographics, continued…

So, more research yesterday for the art of Advertorial and Testimonial ads here in WP.   Gutenberg is story, and provides the vehicle for that.  A good piece on the lost art of copywriting here.

So I tried a test based on something I put through FB yesterday to see what happened after reading here in WP about the FB/WP dilemma at the WP blog.  I wanted to see if anyone clicked through from FB over to WP, they did not and I took the pix to prove that.  So I am going to try again today with that link as a cut and paste and ask European friends if they can see.

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There seems to be so much going on with the social media companies it’s hard to keep up, or keep things straight.  Anyway, I am using a new system now.

Stats on yesterday:

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Friends could see and remark when I put this photo, but it was as if the WP post was invisible to them?

So I am not really using anything but WP right now.  I’m not sure which of the social media companies can be trusted at this point, besides WordPress, given the news about FB and Twitter.

WordPress is calm, smart, and lovable.

Not sure what to say about the others…

Doing a test this morning to see if still invisible FB using a link.  This was a post on advertorial yesterday,  renewed for today:

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So this was a test to see reach on a link from last night.  I was only making reference to a story, but this is the way I would use linking in Portfolio.

Today I will write something up on that.  Yesterday I looked around at sites and will show what I mean by demographics.

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This is what I always loved as a scholarly writer – the ability to link.  In the case of Advertorial and storytelling, this is the most important function.

So seven people have come by and one clicked through.

That would be a click where advertorial could run a product.  Going to do a mockup for that and run a test through.  I will do that in FB too.

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So this is this morning, a friend has been by, but I don’t know if she clicked through.  She has read my children’s book “Heart of Clouds” and loves it.  I want to market that globally, and I plan to do that from here in WordPress.

I love WordPress, and  I never fail to promote it.  Across the globe, with other writers.

 

 

 

Advertorial test WordAds, continued…

Okay so good news on the Facebook front.  One of my friends did a “like” on the piece I FB’d and she is here in America.  I don’t think she clicked through, or I would have seen that in the stats.

Pic of that.

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So, what I put through FB was not “linked” to clickable sources.

I wish I could understand what WordAds look like on a page?

That would be useful.

Onward.

I’m not sure what Premium actually does, or the difference to Business actually does.

Researching a little this morning.

The learning curve is steep!

However, taking more pictures of today.

You can laugh now.

Okay I’m seeing this:

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I have no probs telling WordPress Admins that I can’t understand this.  Really.

Looked up this:

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Went over and checked out a few other sites to see what they look like.  I don’t want my WordAds to look like their pages do.   I used to work in advertising?  So I feel it should be integrated and seamless on the advertorial – this is difficult to explain.  Okay showing you what I read next, by searching for news on WordAds…

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This is a great article.

Okay so – not understanding what Domain Mapping is, not understanding what Premium is, not understanding if I need something like Blue Host and not understanding if I need to upgrade to Business for the SEO part.

Here is how I am feeling.

I want a really elegant site?

I’m not sure if my theme design is compatible with the WordAds concept?

For instance, if I were to blog about products they will be ones I have actually used?

This could be anything that I like or believe in.

How I am understanding the power of these ads as “translatable” across GLOBAL?

This would make branding with anything very valuable.  Very expensive for the advertiser.  They are getting “WORDS” that can go out across the world into all the different languages.

It’s amazing actually.

Thinking about the power and scope of WordPress 2018, in images…

So I tried a little test this morning with WordAds, except I did not link words because the computer was very slow.  It’s old and I haven’t set up the new one yet.  What I did was to Facebook from WordPress what I said about “Valspar, Delphinium Corsage” a few days ago.  In the meantime I have turned on my “get paid for WordAds” thing because I have “Premium.”  As I said, I might as well be a rank beginner compared to the rest of you “tech people” – so there were no comments by any of my friends on that post, which makes me think that they never saw it in FB, not kidding on that, for WordPress Admins.

At any rate, the “translation” button I have on my front page…

Well, what this means is that if I have made a positive and FUN posting, it can be translated AROUND THE WORLD into so many languages it’s uncanny.

So, earlier I checked my stats and a friendly very tech Italian came by for the second time.  I looked at his gravatar and also went to his page to see – he would be a TECH person up on things who blogs in here as well.  I took a screen shot to show you how I am thinking and using Gutenberg.

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Here are more images and thoughts…

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This is advertorial with a very positive message about Valspar as in “Testimonial” style of Advertorial, and here is is available with GLOBAL REACH.

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That was version that I FB’d earlier today.

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Again and looking at the power of GLOBAL REACH via “translators” — this really ups the ante on WordAds as Advertorials.

It is only ethical, in my opinion to give a true opinion or testimonial style ad, and show pictures that BELONG to me as I go.  Of the products I am actually using.  It would be the same with any stores that I am going to.

Nobody clicked through on FB.

So that was test #1 and I can try again as I think how I might do the linking as Advertorial.

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Testing and trying WordAds two ways

So this is for WordPress Admins because I represent the average “non-tech” user is my guess, so I don’t mind talking about the process of finding my way in Gutenberg as I go.  In my earlier blog Valentine Bonnaire if I was doing a scholarly article I would link sources, so my guess is that this would work better if I was linking to things?

That isn’t hard for me to do.

I’m going to go back and make links to what I said yesterday and see if that changes the stats.  I wrote a little thing about choosing Valspar paints based on the gorgeous colors, but I did not run it through Facebook – today I will FB that, and it will be linked.

Things I do not understand yet?

Woo Commerce and how that connects or does not connect to WordPress Premium.

What is Blue Host and do I need it?

How does monetizing a blog actually work?

So the way that Gutenberg works is a bit different behind the scenes as I set up this blog.  I plan to keep it for many years, but in a sense it is like starting over, so brand new.

Right now FB and WP are the only two things I am using, this may change in the future.  So yesterday there were no “stats” for what I wrote.  That’s okay, I was just looking and took a pic.

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So here is the test I will try.

I’m going to go back into yesterday’s post and link to all the things I might think would want to advertise as local and national.

I am going to see if doing that and Facebooking the post as a test changes the stats?

So, still finding my way in Gutenberg as I go.

I ❤ WordPress!

I do.

Learning to sell on WordPress

This is for the WordPress admins and also for myself as rank beginner in the new world that is Gutenberg, so learning curve, what I think I know, things I don’t know how to do, things I would like to do, and so forth.

I never thought that I would want to actually monetize my blog, but this year I do.  So, here goes.  The idea that my books or short stories might be able to be SOLD from my PAGE here in WordPress changes many things for me.  I am so tired of working for free for others, like you can’t believe.

My question has a great deal to do with Amazon this morning.  So my little short stories were all published as I said, and I gathered them together in a book – doing this was not easy trying to use so many different programs to collect the texts, and so many different computers along the way.  There has to be an easier way and I think Gutenberg is it.

So, I googled myself this morning again.

I got this:

Fab!

Because the top row does have to do with ME, but, what do the numbers mean from Google?

Those could be book sales?

Who knows what that means.

Where is the money?

So here is the deal.

At the SB Writers Conf this year there was a printer from Bakersfield in the bar very late on the last night of the Talent Show who said, “I can print your books” and I thought how fabulous.

Then, when I signed up for Gutenberg I saw news on WordPress and selling on WordPress by a company here in town called “FastSpring” – I liked that they were “real” in terms of Better Business Bureau and that was like “Wow!” but I no longer trust Amazon. I really don’t.  So that purple book in the top row?  Well that got a review over at Big Brain Erotica that was so stellar I fell off my chair.  I am not good at self-promotion, really I am not.  It’s considered impolite.

I want to sell the books in a new way and that means Woo Commerce but I’m not sure what steps to take next?

For instance would I buy the SEO Business WordPress?

I am really willing to do that.

I want to see sales.

So hugs!

I want to see GLOBAL SALES outside of the Amazon universe.

I think that might be FastSpring?

Any help is appreciated, so anyway – the market for a writer IS GLOBAL, and the new ability of WordPress with that “Pay Button” for advertorial also is.  I am feeling so sad here in California.  Every day I see people begging on the streets for food, nobody has a job anymore.  Orchard Supply Hardware is closing all the stores.

Trying to keep upbeat but it is so hard.

The thing is WordPress has always made me feel upbeat.

My blog was a place for ANYTHING since 2007.

So letting you know my thoughts as I try and figure out next steps.

In the meantime I am doing a craft project with the most incredible chalk paint.  I got this color called “Bliss” – it’s a blue that is so gorgeous, I can’t wait to take the pix and show you.  So, it’s almost September.

Apple Pie season.

Trying a WordAd Advertorial

 

WordPress the beautiful <3

I have always felt this way about the company.  In November when I start in on another novel, this one a memoir of the time working for a Newspaper in the years 1981 – 2001 I will be talking about all the challenges we faced dealing with the “tech” that was running things.  That was the hardest.  The programs didn’t work well, and the job was to put out the paper daily.

WordPress is stunning freedom for writers.

WordPress is FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, so this is a sacred thing, and also very much an American thing when it comes to First Amendment.

For me, I think I am going to be able to sell my books HERE and with the translation as global?  This is fantastic.

So I have to figure out how to do that, here on this page.  My little children’s book “Heart of Clouds” is beloved by Norway – a grandfather for his children, and also in Russia, by a mother for her little daughter.

So, the audience for a writer is Global.

My first favorite thing is the “Translation” and I ran that by some Europeans in Facebook to see how the gist of what I said actually translated using Facebook’s translate tool.  It worked, so they were able to use this WordPress feature, and I got a proof back!

You could see that on my FB feed.

It was this post.

Today I took two screenshots of what I can see from this old Mac that is about to be replaced by the fresh one.  So my site and the history of myself “in WordPress” or maybe in the web itself.

Good morning to friends

Good morning to my friends around the world.  I am trying a test to see if you can translate this message into your languages around the world.  Your help means everything to me at this juncture, for it means that my books can be translated.  If I were to tell you how happy I am about that?

Thank you so very much for trying this.

All my best to you,

Adrienne

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