Flipboard: An Exciting Addition to Your Blogging Toolkit

I just started using an awesome media tool in my blog, and I’d like to share it with you. Flipboard is a free curation app available for iOS and Android devices. It’s also available on the web. It allows you to search for and save articles in a glossy digital magazine format, then embed the magazine in your blog post, if you wish. It’s pretty cool.

How to Use Flipboard

If you have the app installed on your phone, you can be reading articles on the go and save them to your magazine in an instant. Once you have created a magazine (which is super easy), you can embed the magazine into a blog post for your readers to flip through. If you go to the Social Plugins Page, you can get a browser button to drag to your toolbar for saving articles using your computer.

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You can also get a Share button to embed on your website so that others can add your blog posts to Flipboard. If you scroll down to the bottom of this webpage, you will see my Flip Into Flipboard button. A Follow button is available as well, so that others may follow any Flipboard magazines you create. It’s amazing!

View my Flipboard Magazine.

Spicing Up Your Blog Posts

The possibilities for using this free tool are numerous. You could create a collection of clam chowder recipes, for example, and share a cookbook magazine for your blog readers to page through. You could create a travel guide, as I did, above. For the purpose of this blog post, my travel magazine only includes a few articles, but you could include pages and pages of content.

This free tool is similar to Pinterest in some ways, but the content is more reader-friendly when it’s organized into a magazine rather than on a board. This free tool also lends itself well to social media followers if you use the Share and Follow buttons detailed above. This free curation tool is definitely worth a try if you want to add some interest to a blog post and drive more traffic to your website.

What About You?

How do you envision Flipboard being useful to you? Do you think you will have time to add another tool to your blogger’s toolkit? I’d enjoy learning your thoughts. If you like what you’ve read here on my blog, please consider subscribing. Have a super day, everyone!

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10 thoughts on “Flipboard: An Exciting Addition to Your Blogging Toolkit”

  1. Neat tool! I’ll have to try it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    • Ana,

      It is fun! There are so many tools out there. I was happy to share this one. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  2. I followed you on Flipboard and will start flipping stories:)

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    • Stephanie,

      Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. Were you able to add a little “Flip It” button to your bookmarks bar so you can flip any web page content into a Flipboard magazine that you create? I’ve been so busy pinning on Pinterest lately. I need to remember to flip more stories into my Flipboards as well. Thanks so much for your comment and for getting excited about Flipboard. Have a super day!

      Lisa

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  3. I’ve never head of Flipboard before, but I’ll definitely check it out. Thank you for sharing!

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    • I’m always glad to share information that might be useful, plus it’s fun and free! Thanks for reading my post. If you do try out Flipboard, I’d love to know what you think. Have a terrific day!

      Lisa

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  4. Sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. But you’re right, one more tool has the potential to push my overwhelmed self right over the edge. But technology is great, isn’t it?

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    • Yes, as long as it’s useful and saves time, technology is great. I just have to remind myself not to get caught up in the coolness of a tool, only its usefulness. Thanks so much for your response!

      Lisa

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    • It took me awhile to figure out how to install and use the browser button. Now that I have that, I just need to remember to save good articles I find. Thanks for reading!

      Lisa

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