New Tool: Linktr.ee

Who has time to write and social media? It’s a bit of a conundrum. Up front it looks like we can either spend hours on social media with less time for writing or spend hours on writing with less social media. Too much one way and we have nothing worth sharing, too much the other and we find ourselves entertaining crickets.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to streamline your social media and I just discovered a new tool for Instagram this morning: Linktr.ee. I have to credit DreamForge Magazine with finding Linktr.ee first. Check out their Instagram profile here.

Instagram is a powerful social media tool, but until I found Linktr.ee I was limited to one link on my profiles. I linked to my blog and hoped people could navigate where they want from there. Linktr.ee allows you to use your one link more effectively by turning it into a page of simple buttons.

This is wonderful for a few reasons:

  1. You can change your Linktr.ee links as your needs change without changing the link.
  2. You can send people anywhere—a product page, your other social media, an article, YouTube, website… anywhere you can link to.
  3. Linktr.ee is easy to use, free and updates instantly.
  4. The free version has some nice custom options.

I set up Linktr.ee profiles for both of my Instagram accounts: spaceandtimemag and angela_yuriko_smith. Not much has changed on either profile, but you can see from the screenshots that I’ve gained a whole new level of connectability without investing a lot of time.

Now when I share a photo I can point out “Details in my profile link.” I can easily swap out links as well, so if something temporary but exciting happens (a link to livestream the StokerCon banquet comes to mind…) I can add that link for as long as I need it.

Here’s the screenshots to show how the link looks on the profile pages. Let me know if you try Linktr.ee and how it works for you. Any good ideas? Share them in the comments.

Finally, you can find Linktr.ee here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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