Security Questions are another layer of security to keep your account safe. We've all had those moments when the browser does not remember our password. Don't panic! Answering your security questions correctly will help us get you access to your account or block those up to no good.
Typepad allows you to add two security questions. Click on the Account tab and scroll down to Security Questions. Select one of our pre-made questions or click on "Create a Custom Security Question" to create your own. Add your answer then click on Save Changes.
When creating your own security question you want to make sure you use a question and answer that is secure and will help you gain access to your account quickly if you need to use it. We have created a great guide to help you create a secure question and answer.
Set up your security questions today! Go straight to your Account page (you will have to log in first).
Inspiration is exactly what you will get from Design Inspiration created by Helen Morris, Rachel Egglestone and Chip. They are your go to experts for everything stencil related. They provide easy to follow tutorials for beginning crafter and the seasoned pro. Use your stencils to freshen up your walls or to add something extra to a special pillow. All stencils are made in Northumberland, England. You can purchase the perfect stencil at their store The Stencil Library. Follow their blog today and get started on your own projects.
GirlyGeekChic is about bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses. Written by Trimid dew Lanns, author of Ella Cerulean, her blog chronicles her life’s adventures and joys. One joy is reviewing vegan restaurants around the Minneapolis area with yummy pictures. She also showcases her jewelry collections from her Etsy store and shares the story behind every piece. Explore her journey today!
Bitly is a free service that can shorten the length of your post URL when sharing around social media or online. You can easily add Bitly with your Typepad account to use when you post on social media.
To add Bitly to your Typepad account, click on the Settings tab, then click on Add-ons. Scroll down and click on Bitly. You will be asked to start an account or sign into an account you have.
Once the account is created, you will be asked to authorize Typepad to use, your account. Click on Allow. Now you will be taken back to your Typepad account. Start blogging to create the new Bitly links.
Once added, all future posts will have a unique Bitly link that you can share with everyone. To view the link, click on the Blogs tab, then click on the name of the blog. Under Recent Social Media Traffic, click on the Bitly link. Here you will see a list of all your posts and the number of clicks for each post.
Bitly offers real time analytics for your unique URL. Click on the URL under Bitly Info to be taken to the analytics page which offers real time data about your unique URL.
You will see an overview of all the Bitlys you have created. You will also see the Total number of clicks, your top referrer, and your top location. When you scroll down you will see the unique URL and a bunch of real time data.
Next you will see the total clicks for the post. You can see it spread out over the last few days. This data is updated in real time.
Next are the Referrer stats and Location stats. Referrers can be Facebook, Twitter, Email, Direct, and many more. Referrers are where your readers are seeing and clicking your link. You can also see where around the world your readers are.
This is a great tool to use along with Google Analytics to find out more about your readers and determine any strategic decisions which you can make to increase visitors. Integrate Bitly today to get started.
Be Stamping is all about paper crafting, stamping, and memory keeping. The blog is created by Brenda, an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin' Up for 5 years. She loves to create and stamp projects using paper, she has been doing it for 25 years! She can show you how to use Stampin' Up! products (inks, cardstock, designer series paper, stamps, dyes) to create your simple, but beautiful cards, home decor projects, gifts and scrapbooks. You can purchase the supplies for her colorful projects at her Stamping Up! store.
Tongue In Cheek is a collection of stories from the author who is living in France. Sharing her day to day adventure through photos on her blog. She has been sharing everyday since 2005. Her life in France began the day she met a Frenchman dancing in San Francisco. Now married to the same dancing Frenchmen for 30 years, she spends her day finding and selling antiques. She has the “Brocante Bug” and France is the perfect place to get the cure. She showcases her beautiful antiques for you to purchase through her Online Brocante Shop. Check out her blog today and explore France in a new way.
Shaan Hurley has been with Typepad since 2003! His blog, Between the Lines, is all about Autodesk products and technologies. He has the inside scoops because he is an employee there. What is Autodesk? Well , it is a company that “makes software for people who make things!” He writes about anything related to design and technology, sprinkled in with some personal fun photography. Check out Between the lines and go behinds the scenes at Autodesk.
If you are like me, you can get lost in a good TED Talk binge. From Cognitive Science to Farming, TED has everything you need. Recently during a trip down the rabbit hole, I found some that I thought would inspire my fellow Typepad bloggers. These are videos to help you get the motivation, time, and understanding you need to keep blogging.
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
How to get better at the things you care about
Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that's work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're moving forward
How to gain control of your free time
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."
Go ahead, make up new words
In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.
How to start a movement
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.
Share the Ted Talks that inspire you in the comments below!
If you are interested in sparkly products and projects, water coloring, art journals, doodling, making cards, and much more check out Sparkle Tart. From Australia, Kate loves art and showcasing her creative side for all to see and be inspired. Art should be fun and her blog provides excellent tutorials to help you get started. Explore her blog today and learn how she got the name Sparkle Tart.
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