Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blogging from Hootsuite!

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Wow! a Blogger App for Hootsuite! 


Hootsuite Blogger


Today I learned about the Blogger app on Hootsuite (available in the app directory). You can create a blog post directly from Hootsuite straight into your Blogger blog. You can also monitor multiple blogs from your Hootsuite stream (which i haven't figured out yet).


I am trying the Blogger app in Hootsuite for the first time now. The widget is kind of neat, it allows for HTML posts and "visual" posts with a basic kitchen sink. I am playing around and not sure how much functionality is available.  I to learn more during the Google Hangout Hootsuite is hosting on Feb. 28th at 11a PST on the topic.


I am not sure how to upload a pic to blogger from the Hootsuite app / widget (i tried but let's see if it works). I don't know if my auto-formatting will stick when I post from Hootsuite. How the format will look for my title? And will my auto-programmed "share" buttons show up? Do I need to go in and code these options in? Oh, and, how can I "tag" my posts? I don't see an option to add tags. 


I guess we will see as soon as I hit "publish". I also don't see an option for "save", I must publish. It would be great to have a "save" option so I can type a post on the go, and then go back when I have more time to edit. 


I like the option of having this widget / app in Hootsuite, but I believe there will be some updates on the horizon... I anticipate fixes already. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Come Away With Me

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I'm Taking a Trip - To Jordan! 

About a week ago, I decided to travel to Jordan. I leave a week from tomorrow, Friday, February 15th. I don't have a lot of time to plan for trips these days, so I just picked a place and I'm going. I'll read my travel guide on the plane but Amman and Petra are definite stops. 

champagne in business class

I fly out of Chicago on Turkish Airlines (thanks to my dad's travel agency) business class on Friday night to Istanbul. I fly overnight and land at 5:00 P.M. local time. My connection to Amman is after midnight - which means I spend 7 hours in the Istanbul airport and I'm OK with that. 

My favorite part of any trip is getting there. I love flying Turkish Air business class, the services is awesome and the food is great too. The CIP lounge in the Istanbul airport is great, it looks great and you meet the most interesting business people who are traveling from Europe to the Middle East. That's all I have for now but I will keep you posted on the details as they unfold. 

CIP Lounge Istanbul

Food in CIP Lounge

Pool table in Istanbul airport

wine in Istanbul airport

CIP Lounge