Why I Use Paper.Li

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You may have noticed on my Twitter (@yveniaB) that I have posts linking to the yvenia DesignCom Daily site. This page was actually developed and powered through Paper.Li, a content curator platform that can help you create an online newspaper, generating news resources and social media posts that are of interest to you and to your audience.

After some research, I decided to use Paper.li to gather all my favorite design and marcom news feeds into one page. This page replaces the weekly “Links to See” posts that I have done in the past — which can be time consuming. This new format is daily (the site also has the option to do a weekly paper or morning/nightly version) and is presented in a visually pleasing layout. Plus, another benefit is I don’t need to search my Twitter feeds to  do a weekly post. Paper.Li can do that task for me.

In addition, you can customize your Paper.Li site to consistently match your brand, i.e. colors and fonts. You can register for a free account, but you would have limited options. If you want to fully customize your news site, such as your own domain or monetize your site through advertising, you can also upgrade to a Pro account for only $9/month — I’m planning to do that soon.

The downside is that WordPress doesn’t accept the Paper.li widget due to security issues and doesn’t accept JavaScript. I even originally wanted to link the newspaper from the main tab section on the homepage, but just to make it easier for myself, I added the site as a top menu link.

To subscribe to my Paper.Li site, please follow my Twitter or go directly to paper.li/yveniaB/1378252230.

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Links To See – Weeks of July 7 and 14

Here are the latest headlines from around the Web:

  • When Marketing Over Social Media, Test, Experiment and Test Some More (From Entrepreneur)
  • Mac users targeted in ‘ransomware’ scam (From MSN)

From Project Eve

From Creative Bloq

Links to See – Weeks of June 23 and June 30

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday. I’ll be heading back to work on Monday after a four-day weekend — which is way too short! Even before the holiday, I’ve been lagging on my posts the past couple of weeks. So I’m starting the week off right with a couple of design inspirations I came across this holiday weekend, as well as some headlines over the Web. Enjoy!

Links To See – Week of June 16, 2013

Ok, I’m a couple days late, but here are some headlines over the Internet this past week.

Links To See – Week of June 9, 2013

See what’s been going on this week.

  • Getting to Know Adobe Kuler (From yvenia)
  • Propel Your Freelance Biz Forward (From HOW Design)
  • Feeling Inspired? Check out these award winning designs. (From HOW Design)
  • Important Changes in the 2013 AP Stylebook (From Edelman Digital)
  • How Often Should You Post to Your Freelancing Business Blog? (From Freelance Folder)
  • Debenhams ‘No Photoshopping’ Pledge: Company Promises Never To Adjust Women’s Body Sizes (From Huffington Post)

Links To See – Week of June 2, 2013

Some cool links of the week:

  • Infographic: Tackle social media in 30 minutes a day (From Ragan)
  • What Freelancing is Not (From Graphic Design Blender)
  • 5 Tips to Jump-Start Your Post Design Career (From Nubby Twiglet)
  • Why Freelancers Need a Good Working Environment at Home (From Naldz Graphics)
  • Create a Design Career Map to Chart Your Next Move (From HOW Design)
  • Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job (From Mashable)
  • 28 Creative Branding and Identity Design examples for your inspiration (From Webneel)
  • Getting Out of The Google Sandbox! (From PC Tech Authority)

Links To See – Week of May 26

Check out these links from this week:

Happy Friday! Links to See – Week of 5/19

Happy Friday everybody! Starting the three-day weekend with my very first Links to See post for this week.

One last thing – If you’re looking to expand your professional network within NJ, the Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey Chapter will be hosting its Summer Networking Party on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm in Bar Cara, Bloomfield, NJ. Please mark your calendars and be sure to go to awcnj.org for more details!