Did you know that there are many other ways to connect with and enjoy theplanetd on the Internet besides having to type in our address each day?
You can receive emails updates in your inbox or blog feeds daily on your homepage. You don’t have to worry about checking our site to see what is up, we can come to you.
We love talking with travelers outside of the Canada’s Adventure Couple website and we thought that we would take today to tell you about other places on the internet that we spend time on regularly.
Let us Look to the Right of our Blog
See those funny looking circles on the right of the page under connect with us?
Have you ever wondered what that picture of the little bear holding the book in his hands means?
Why should you subscribe to us and what does that mean?
We really do want you to connect with us at some of our favorite social media sites. For those of you that know all about these sites, head on over to our side bar and connect with us if you already haven’t.
For the rest of you that are wondering just what all the fuss is about Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned below for a little information.
Starting from the Top Right and Working our Way Down the Blog
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Post Updates through RSS - People are often confused as to what RSS is. What is stands for is “Really Simple Sydication” When you sign up for post updates through RSS, you receive our new posts each day directly into your email inbox or as a part of your reader homepage. Add us to your home page and our new posts will show up alongside your other favorite websites.
When you click on the feedburner logo, you will be directed to a page that lets you choose what reader you prefer. If you use igoogle as your home page our links will show up there, if you prefer Yahoo to hold all your favorite sites, our link will show up on that page. It is a great tool that allows you to browse your favorite blogs from your homepage to see if you want to read that article today. Instead of having to type in the web address and visit our site we come to you.
Twitter - We have all heard about Ashton Kutcher and his twitter antics with Demi Moore, but what does twitter mean for the average person? What can we really say in 140 characters? As it turns out a lot. Twitter has become one of the top social media sharing websites on the Internet. Corporations are seeing the importance of Twitter and website owners are seeing the benefit of using Twitter to drive traffic to their websites.
We have made incredible connections with Twitter, not only through business opportunities like Princess Cruises Follow Me At Sea, but we have also made great true friends through Twitter. Travel Bloggers are some of the most giving people in the world and everyone loves to help each other out by sharing each others websites and posts with their followers.
All you have to do is find something great on the Internet, shorten it’s address with tools like bit.ly, share it with your friends and put in a little blurb as to why you think it is great. The more you share on Twitter, the more love you receive back and the more connections you will make.
Facebook - The most popular social site on the Internet is a great way to stay connected with your faraway friends. As travelers, we don’t get to see our friends and family as much as we would like, but we can stay up to date with their activities on Facebook. It can be as public or as private as you want it to be. Of course Dave and I are a couple of open books, and not only do we have our own private Facebook pages, we have a PlanetD Round The World Adventures fan page. People can leave messages, ask questions, find other travelers and even post photos on our page. We are trying to encourage more conversation with other travelers and Facebook is a great way to do so.
Join our fanpage and you don’t even have to leave Facebook to read our latest posts. It will show up in your newsfeed and you can decide whether or not you feel like reading our post today.
StumbleUpon - If you are not in the Blogging community, chances are you have not heard of StumbleUpon. We hadn’t, but you don’t need to be a blogger to like to Stumble. StumbleUpon is an excellent social site to find like minded people that enjoy the same content that you do on the Internet. As you start to rate articles by giving them a thumbs up or a thumbs down, StumbleUpon will start to know your likes and dislikes and recommend articles that you will like. You will be able to find friends and share content with them and will be able to find some incredible and unique Internet content.
Like all social media sites, the more you give the more you get. If you rate a lot of content on StumbleUpon, more people will connect with you and your content will be stumbled into the system more often.
YouTube - The first and the best. The very first social media site we ever joined was YouTube. That is why our Youtube account name is Wegobyebye instead of ThePlanetD. We shot video, up loaded them to youtube and hoped that people would watch a few. It turns out, people love watching videos. The Internet is filled with short attention spans. People enjoy watching video and looking at pictures more than reading and youtube is the proof. Put up a funny, offbeat and entertaining video and it just may go viral. Careers have been made on youtube. (yes, we mean you Justin Beiber)
We have a lot of video to edit this summer and we will be posting new ones weekly starting two weeks from now. Don’t miss our shenanaggins, join the youtube party.