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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.}

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

Published at Nov 06, 2015
Inspirations for adding rich content and beautiful slideshows to your blog.

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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.}

Photo by Amyn Kassam

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/

Photo by yoghaert

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/

Photo by dangitstim

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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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

Photo by Dan Coulter

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

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/
Photo by Breno Peck

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
Photo by Makuya

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/

Photo by Egg Dance

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
Photo by mightymoss

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/
Photo by nahlinse

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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/

WHY HAIKU DECK?

SIMPLE

LEARN AND CREATE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES
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BEAUTIFUL

STUNNING SLIDESHOWS; NO DESIGN SKILLS REQUIRED
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FUN

DESIGNED FOR SPONTANEITY AND CREATIVE FLOW
Read more about our philosophy and why we created Haiku Deck here:
http://www.haikudeck.com/about
Photo by kevin dooley

MOBILE FIRST

FOR THE WAY WE WORK AND CREATE NOW
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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/

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

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/

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/

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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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/

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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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

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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.

SET YOUR STORY FREE

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http://www.haikudeck.com

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gallery@haikudeck.com

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