Makes a change from beer 🙂 My quarterly trek up to Nervión to see my accountant has its compensations. It means I get to try new bars there or, in this case, visit an old favourite. Update on the fabulous Raíces coming soon…
When I first started using Instagram I made sure I didn’t make the same “mistake” I had made with Twitter… having too many accounts. So I started using my @azahar Instagram account for everything: personal, travel, sherry, tapas, food tours. I didn’t realise back then that I would end up using Instagram so much, but decided to leave things as they were. Of course this ended up with some confusion with linking, and people who knew me as Sevilla Tapas would use @sevillatapas on Instagram, which linked to nothing. So I created a @sevillatapas account as a placeholder, which directed people to my @azahar account. I also created a @sevillatapastours placeholder account, mostly so that b*tch who stole my name couldn’t start using it, but also because that’s how many people know me.
Then this week I decided to add social media links to the @sevillatapas account so that, say, if someone used that on Instagram, it would link to my Sevilla Tapas twitter and facebook. Confused yet? Anyhow, by doing that suddenly I started getting all kinds of new followers as this automatically sent out notices, and I wondered whether I should have just changed the name of the @azahar account. Too late now!
Meanwhile, I did set up a separate @WeLoveTapas Instagram last year, which made sense as it is a separate business and brand. But, for now at least, I will keep using the @azahar account for everything. Phew!
Twitter has just turned 10 and it turns out that it is also my 9th Twitterversary today (as @azahar). To be exact, I signed up at 12.36 pm on March 22nd, 2007. Since then I’ve had various other Twitter accounts and still have these 5 active ones. I know that a lot of people don’t “get” Twitter, but for me it’s been the most amazing social media experience. I’ve met friends and biz contacts, connecting with people all over the world. And I still learn something new every day by reading my various feeds. It’s good to be here.
Yes, this revamp of Sevilla Tapas looks very similar to my new Azahar Tapas site (all about restaurants and tapas bars in Andalucía) that I showed you the other day. My question is… are the pages too similar or is the continuity good for “brand” recognition?
I’m quite pleased with the new photo slider thingy and, with both sites, I’ve opted to include footer widgets rather than a long sidebar widget, which I think makes the Front Page look neater. Positioning of the widget content is slightly different on each page. For example, the Sevilla Tapas Tour and Trip Advisor info is up on top on Sevilla Tapas, and in the footer widget on Azahar Tapas.
Anyhoooo… when you have a minute some feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Behold my new Facebook business page for Sevilla Tapas! Thing is, shortly after starting up this page as a personal profile almost seven years ago I realised I had “oopsed” and it should have been what was then known as a Fan Page. Awhile later I did start up a page and tried to get all my “Friends” to shift over, but nobody did, so I kept on with my illicit Sevilla Tapas Profile Page. Until today. I saw somewhere that in the past year Facebook made it possible to “migrate” from profile to biz page without losing “Friends”. But this didn’t include content. Which in my case meant five years of content that I’d lose. But I decided what the hell and did the migration this morning, maintaining over 5000 followers and losing all my posts. I don’t think that actually matters since I don’t think people really look through the history of a page. Better to have the followers. And so if you haven’t “liked” Sevilla Tapas yet, go right ahead…
It wasn’t as easy as I thought and I had to get down and dirty with the CSS and PHP. Thanks to a combination of twitter and google I got some answers to my issues and now have all the blogs and main website mostly running the way I want. I’ll still be tweaking things a bit, but at least it’s all working properly. Just not sure if I should have the background green like on the Sevilla blog, or white like on the main page. What do you think?