Blogs and Social Networks Christmas MySpace Layouts, Graphics, Comments

Tonights show was brilliant fun as we covered the coolest Christmas MySpace graphic, layout, and comments sites out there on the net ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, we all say “MySpace” graphics and layouts, but included in the mix is Hi5, Friendster, MyYearBook, Ning, Bebo and many more social networks.

We went over the “What’s With the 2.0 MySpace” layouts with a bit of how to, tips, and suggestions to get you headed in the right direction. Tom at MySpace has it all covered with the step by steps (Kudos!) but a few more helpful hints will make you feel like a pro before you dive in with both feet to the CSS 2.0 version of MySpace ๐Ÿ™‚

Listen into our show for tips on 2.0 and which sites will be best to search for what comments, graphics, and layouts for MySpace, Ning, Friendster, Hi5, Tagged, and more ๐Ÿ™‚


Ok, first site we discussed tonight was They have just updated their Christmas graphics section on December 1st. Free Code Source has animated, dolls, posters, icons, banners, mini banners, non-animated, contact tables and glitter graphics categories ๐Ÿ™‚

Free Code source has the new MySpace 2.0 layouts, Friendster, and Hi 5 layouts as well with 69 different Christmas layouts for MySpace with a great variety between pages. Tropical Christmas, wrapping paper, ornate bling, cabinesque, many selections here at Free Code Source. The thing I found cool here was I had the choice to get the full layout, standard profile 1.0 code, or just the background ๐Ÿ™‚

Another brilliant site we discussed tonight was A great selection (over 46 pages!) of Christmas comment graphics. The huge draw to visit Sparkle Tags is the voting system they have set up on their graphics. Kudos to Sparkle Tags for getting user input! This way, Sparkle tags can see what’s popular and stay on the trend of what the visitors are actually using and enjoying, not just slapping pages and endless pages (that we as users have to sift through) of not so great graphics ๐Ÿ™‚ is innovative in that and thanks go out to them ๐Ÿ™‚

Sparkle Tags

Sparkle Tags

We discussed many, many more sites on the show and what exactly they each have to offer in the way of Christmas graphics and layouts designs. Stevie will be posting more of her favorites on her blog as well, and we will have the link list up at Blog Talk Radio for easy access to the coolest of Christmas fluff and bling ๐Ÿ™‚

Talk soon,

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me ๐Ÿ™‚

December 10, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, Christmas myspace graphics, christmas myspace layouts, MySpace Graphics, myspace layouts. 1 comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Podcasting

Podcasting allows us to publish audio or video on the web, which then allows others to subscribe to our media and to get automatic updates.

Podcasting is really a digital video and/or audio recording(s) that we make available to others online. Let’s focus on computer based podcasting for now.

Sites like Podbean, Audacity, Blog Talk Radio, YouTube, and Utterli a just a few of the popular podcasting themed sites on the net.

Formatting with podcasts is most always in MP3, Sites like iTunes will auto convert WMA files for you which is quite useful in general.

When you upload your videos to Youtube or you get and ebed or source type code to place these web widgets in code form into the HTML format of your blog or web sites.

Beginners tips would be first and foremost to start with shorter length podcasts and practice, leaving time for editing and the small learning curve that will make your podcasts extraordinary ๐Ÿ™‚

Podbean and Utterli are two very unique Blogs and Social Networks sites and with sites like Blog Talk Radio, it is a podcasters wonderland on the Internt today. These are hosters for your podcasts: Podbean, Utterli, Blog Talk Radio, and if you have a musicians account on MySpace, uploaded files being stored right on this musician MySpace profile page is also a holder for your music podcasts. Utterli allows users to record and publish audio, video, text, and images directly from users cell phones and offer a snazzy web widget to embed on your personal blog, social network, or web site for instant broadcasts any where ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have not gotten your feet wet to date with podcasting, why not try out a Blog Podcasting site like Podbean. Podcast hosting and social subscribing. When you add a subscription to Podbean, there is also a button to simultaneously add it to your iTunes as well! Podbean gives you a list of the hottest tags or keywords right now, the most subscribed to, most listened to, and available podcasts right now.

Let’s go back to iTunes for a moment and check out the podcasts on podcasting! After listening into a few of these you should well be ready to get going with some of your own. There is a podcast on podcasting called Podcasting 411 Inside the Podcasters Studio Show with Rob and then check out Podcasting For Dummies Show with Tee Morris. ITunes is a major podcasters dream, ipods and iphones along with your PC make iTunes rock ๐Ÿ™‚ ITunes is free to download and takes just a few seconds depending on your connection speed.

Blog Talk Radio is also free to use like Podbean and Utterli with no downloads required.

ITunes generally podcasters “take” from this site, meaning they download free and purchased podcasts from the iTunes store, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ITunes also has music, movies, TV shows, applications, and audio books to download to your computer and sync to your ipod or iphone and take with you.

Blog Talk Radio hosts input good content onto the net for others to be able to download and play at their convenience, so there is more of a give and take relationship for users. Blog Talk Radio shows are alo inputted and download from iTunes. Listeners use Blog Talk Radio for information, news, education, how to’s, and entertainment. When the users find a show they enjoy, they can download either from Blog Talk Radio or subscribe to the show through iTunes. When a new show gets broadcast, users and subscribers can be alerted and automatically download the shows. There are multiple options here with the iTunes download.

With Blog Talk Radio they have the option of a free downloadable toolbar creating easy log in accesss, what’s on the air, popular, the best of Blog Talk Radio, and featured shows on right now. Easy acces to your friends and favorites as well.

One of the coolest free audio tools out there is Audacity. A bit on the techy side, but not near the learning curve of programs like Camtasia.

Begin your own adventure into podcasting, we would love to hear or see you on the net.

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us ๐Ÿ™‚

November 11, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, podcasting. Leave a comment.

Like Our New Banner Here at Blog Talk Radio Video Games and Gaming?

Banners are fun to make at My Banner Maker. It is a free site to create your own banner anytime. We threw one together on a question from a friend about how to put a photo or image onto the description area here at Blog Talk Radio ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not real difficult to place HTML coding in your description area. Just go to settings, then onto My Options, Page Profile Description Box, and insert HTML code for your photo or image or banner. Add the < br > after the code, before the text (no spaces on the br code), type in your text and there you go.

Video Games and Gaming

Video Games and Gaming

We just made a simple one for now to show our friend how to place a photo or image up in the description area, later we will make a more detailed one ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephanie and Dalton Haile aka Wavecritter and Wyverex

October 24, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, Stephanie Haile, Wavecritter. Leave a comment.

Blog Talk Radio at BlogWell

“BlogTalkRadio will be attending BlogWell in San Jose later this month.

Come join us!

What is it?

8 great case studies in corporate social media

Unprecedented insight on social media from Cisco, Intel, Wells Fargo, Walmart, UPS, Kaiser Permanente, Graco, and Home Depot. Measuring ROI, managing teams, dealing with legal issues, working with agencies, BtoB blogging, internal communications, blogging in regulated industries and creating great content. This is the best opportunity available for anyone looking to get started or improve their corporate social media efforts.” READ MORE

This sounds like an exciting up coming event on October 28th guys, check out more info at the Blog Talk Radio Blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me

October 3, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, Stephanie Haile, Wavecritter. Leave a comment.

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