10 Ways To Add "Wow" To Your Blog With Haiku Deck

By Catherine Carr | 27,141 views | How To, Inspiration

Inspirations for adding rich content and beautiful slideshows to your blog. }

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  1. 1. 10 WAYS

    TO ADD "WOW" TO YOUR BLOG WITH HAIKU DECK

    Haiku Deck is not just for stand-up-and-talk presentations--it's a powerful way to create unique, engaging content and slideshows for your blog. Here are 10 inspirations to get you started. {Learn more about Haiku Deck and get if for free here: http://www.haikudeck.com.}

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  2. 2. 1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF

    WITH A UNIQUE "ABOUT ME" SLIDESHOW

    Who says "About Me" pages have to be boring? Check out our team's Haiku Deck stories here: http://www.haikudeck.com/about More examples and inspiration in our "About Me" Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/about-me-haiku-decks/

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  3. 3. 2. CREATE A PHOTO SLIDESHOW

    TO SPICE UP YOUR CONTENT (OR *AS* YOUR CONTENT)

    With Haiku Deck, you can use our built-in Creative Commons image search, easily purchase premium stock photography, or import your own images from your iPad camera roll or sites like Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and more. Everything you need to know here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/import-images-like-a-pro/

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  4. 4. 3. BRING LISTS TO LIFE

    TOP 10'S, FAVORITES, TIPS, IDEAS

    Lists were made for blog posts, and Haiku Deck was made for lists. Take a look at how Haiku Deck Guru Megan Hunt crafts a post around a gorgeous Haiku Deck, "Five Things I Know:" http://princesslasertron.com/2012/12/knowingradvent/ {This very Haiku Deck is another example, of course.}

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  5. 5. 4. SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE

    TALKS YOU'VE GIVEN OR WOULD LIKE TO GIVE

    If you are giving a talk, of course you'll want to use Haiku Deck so you can easily share your beautiful slides on your website or blog. Desiree Groenendal used Haiku Deck to deliver the keynote at HIVE Berlin and shared the slides on her Vosgesparis.com blog, racking up 60K views in just one month. http://vosgesparis.blogspot.nl/p/hive.html You can also build thought leadership by sharing ideas and insights, as presentation expert Nolan Haims did in "2 is the New 3:" http://presentyourstory.com/blog/2012/10/15/2-is-the-new-3.html

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  6. 6. 5. ILLUSTRATE A PROCESS

    SHOW HOW IT'S DONE, STEP BY STEP

    You can easily show how to build, make, or do something with Haiku Deck. Here's one of our favorite examples, "How to Eat a Pomegranate." http://www.haikudeck.com/p/mAbNgDXhBT/how-to-eat-a-pomegranate In "Cell Membrane Soap Bubble Lab," science teacher Jeremy Conn walks through a science experiment step by step: http://www.clearbiology.com/cell-membrane-bubble-lab/

    Photo by Ewan McIntosh

  7. 7. 6. PUBLISH A MANIFESTO

    EXPRESS YOUR MISSION OR BELIEFS

    What do you believe? What change do you want to see in the world? Try capturing your mission in a Haiku Deck manifesto. Using words and images together can make it more powerful (and less daunting to create). Haiku Deck Simon McKenzie laid out his vision for what education should look like in "The New Mindset," a Haiku Deck he embedded in his Connected Teacher blog: http://bit.ly/19IE2FC See more examples on our Manifestos Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/manifestos/

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  8. 8. 7. TELL A VISUAL STORY

    HOLD ATTENTION WITH POWERFUL IMAGES AND WORDS

    Everybody's talking about storytelling these days, but Haiku Deck gives you the tools to do it, and to have a lot of fun in the process. Our own community manager, Erin Michael Vondrak, shares a hilarious episode from her childhood here: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/8cHDm6GItz/killing-me-softly

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  9. 9. 8. CAPTURE IDEAS

    SHARE QUOTES THAT INSPIRE OR HIGHLIGHTS FROM AN EVENT

    Whether it's one at a time or a carefully curated collection, Haiku Deck is a fun, visual way to share favorite quotes or highlights from a talk or an event. See how Haiku Deck Guru Wendy Townley made her blog recap of the ALT summit stand out with a stunning Haiku Deck here: http://wendytownley.com/2013/02/notes-from-alt-sponsor-collaborations/ More ideas for using Haiku Deck before, during, and after events here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/enrich-conferences-and-events-with-haiku-deck/

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  10. 10. 9. MAKE A DIGITAL PORTFOLIO

    SHOWCASE YOUR WORK, YOUR SERVICES, YOUR PROJECTS

    Haiku Deck is a unique, flexible way to showcase your work. You can easily embed them in your site, and any updates you make will be automatically displayed. See a gorgeous Haiku Deck portfolio created by a silhouette artist here: http://www.haikudeck.com/p/29Vx1Gmo0g/cats-print-shop

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  11. 11. 10. RALLY SUPPORT FOR A CAUSE

    TELL THE STORY AND MAKE IT REAL

    Haiku Deck has been used in creative and powerful ways to drive support for Kickstarter projects, nonprofits, events, and issues. See some inspiring examples here: http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/causes/

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  12. 12.Chart

    What kinds of blogs does Haiku Deck work for? All kinds. Explore dozens of case studies here: http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/blogging-case-studies/ P.S. This beautiful chart was created right in Haiku Deck in about 2 minutes. See more examples here: http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/charts-graphs/

  13. 13. WHY HAIKU DECK?

  14. 14. SIMPLE

    LEARN AND CREATE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

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  15. 15. BEAUTIFUL

    STUNNING SLIDESHOWS; NO DESIGN SKILLS REQUIRED

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  16. 16. FUN

    DESIGNED FOR SPONTANEITY AND CREATIVE FLOW

    Read more about our philosophy and why we created Haiku Deck here: http://www.haikudeck.com/about

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  17. 17. MOBILE FIRST

    FOR THE WAY WE WORK AND CREATE NOW

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  18. 18. CUSTOMIZABLE STYLE

    ONE-TAP TEMPLATES, FONTS, AND FILTERS

    Haiku Deck includes six free themes and 13 premium themes so you can easily choose the perfect look for your slides. All are professionally designed and easy to apply with one tap, making your work look polished and cohesive with minimal effort. Read more about our themes (and browse our Pinterest boards showcasing examples) here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/presentation-templates-with-pizzazz/

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  19. 19. FREE CREATIVE COMMONS IMAGES

    WITH AUTOMATIC ATTRIBUTION

    Our built-in Creative Commons image search is widely appreciated as "killer." Just type a few words, browse, and be inspired. More about our Creative Commons image search here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/free-photos-for-all-how-haiku-deck-puts-creative-commons-images-at-your-fingertips/

    Photo by qthomasbower

  20. 20. PREMIUM STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

    FROM GETTY IMAGES

    Haiku Deck also offers streamlined, affordable, in-app licensing of premium stock photography from Getty Images. More about our premium images here: http://blog.haikudeck.com/premium-images-from-getty-images-now-in-haiku-deck/

    Photo by Thomas Northcut

  21. 21. FLEXIBLE CONTENT ASSETS

    FOR EASY SHARING ACROSS CHANNELS

    Any Haiku Deck you create can be easily tweeted, posted, pinned, embedded, and emailed, as often as you like. It's a powerful way to spread your message and build your platform. http://blog.haikudeck.com/23-ways-to-share-your-haiku-deck-from-your-ipad-and-from-the-web/

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  22. 22. EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT

    FROM PASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO CARE

    We are a tiny team, but we make customer service a high priority. Have a question or an idea? Need a little help or inspiration? Get in touch, and we'll get back to you as quickly as we possibly can. https://haikudeck.zendesk.com/home

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  23. 23. INSPIRING CREATIVE COMMUNITY

    TO SHOWCASE WORK AND SHARE IDEAS

    We are inspired by our amazing creative community every day, and you will be, too. We add amazing decks every week to our Gallery and our Pinterest boards, and they are perfect places to start for inspiration. http://www.haikudeck.com/gallery/featured http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/

    Photo by Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits

  24. 24. FREE

    NOW AND FOREVER

    Yes, you always have the option to purchase premium themes and images, but the core functionality of Haiku Deck is, and always will be, completely free. Download the free app here: http://www.appstore.com/haikudeck

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  25. 25.Chart

    Some of the most-viewed Haiku Decks of all time have been embedded on blogs. See these two examples here: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.nl/p/hive.html http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/08/most-people.html

  26. 26.Chart

    Embedding Haiku Decks in your blogs is great for SEO and for keeping your readers engaged. {Bounce rate is a complex topic, but one rule of thumb is that 60-70% is typical, and lower than 50% is excellent. http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/blog/search-engine-optimization/normal-bounce-rate/} Though we're not experts on bounce rate, we are experts on giving you the tools to easily create captivating content.

  27. 27. SET YOUR STORY FREE

    WWW.HAIKUDECK.COM

    Learn more: http://www.haikudeck.com Ask us anything: team@haikudeck.com Send us your best work: gallery@haikudeck.com

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