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April 19, 2012 / Gina D.

Give a good read another run

Today’s Social Media Month challenge:
Grant a 2nd life to a story of yours published a week ago — or longer.

Think of a story you — or someone else — wrote or put together in recent weeks that you think still has some life left in it, and dig it up in NGPS. Or just do an author search for yourself for an extended timeframe.

Put your last name in the “Byline” blank, and click the search link for the timeframe of your choosing. After you’ve located the story, click into it and check that the story’s expiration date is set for another month or so to assure that readers will be able to find the story for a while yet. Once you locate it and verify it will in fact be live on the site, you can build the link to it yourself by plugging in the blue number in parentheses at the end of the headline — also called the “ci” number — at the end of the appropriate link below:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/ci_

Once you’ve assembled your link, tweet/post it to any/all of your social media accounts with an enticing reason for readers to check out this past story. Since you went to all that trouble, make sure you maximize its exposure — on Google+, tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Happy excavating!

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