Tag Archives: Stories

Instagram Will Now Let You Spotlight Publish Replies in Stories

Instagram has added another new interaction option, this time via a new way to share post replies to IG Stories, which could help to drive more community engagement. As you can see in this example, now, when you swipe across on a reply, you’ll have the option to share it to a Story. The comment […]

11 Locations to Find Scroll-stopping Instagram Templates to your Posts, Stories, and Reels

When it comes to curating a cohesive brand and an aesthetic Instagram feed, templates are a marketer/creator/business owner’s best friend. Because, let’s be honest: who has a brilliant designer or video editor on hand to expertly craft every single post, Story, or Reel you need to grow on Instagram? Here at Buffer, we’re a small […]

Google Top Stories Testing Mentioned In These Stories

Google is testing another version of these “mentioned in” features. This one is in the top stories section and it is called “mentioned in these stories.” This was spotted by Valentin Pletzer who posted a couple of images on Bluesky, here is that screenshot: We saw a snippet carousel mentioned in feature, we’ve seen mentioned […]

Where to Submit Children’s Stories: 15 Magazines That Pay

You’ve written and revised your children’s and YA stories more than you can count. Only your trusted circle has witnessed the magical way you weave words together to create fictional and nonfictional worlds for tiny humans—yet, everyone tells you more people need to read your children’s and YA stories.  For most writers (or any artist), […]

A Primer For Freelance Writers To Tell Higher Stories

When you know how to tell stories and how to hold attention, it can make you a better freelance writer. The Hero’s Journey is a great storytelling framework that should be a part of your writing arsenal so you can master the art of writing for an audience. While you will not always use this […]

Google Testing Extra Visible Parts In Search For Featured Snippets, Prime Tales, Merchandise & Extra

Over the past few days I’ve seen reports of Google Search testing more visual elements. These visual elements are across featured snippets, top stories, products and likely more. Here is what I found, all of which are tests, because I cannot replicate any of these search features and design layouts in any browser I’ve tried. […]

How to Use Instagram Stories: 14 Tough Questions Answered

Instagram Stories have all kinds of built-in tools and functionalities. But they can be tricky to find, and even trickier to use. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to use Instagram Stories to make the most of the powerful real estate at the top of the app. Get your free […]

Short Stories Contest 2023 (The Final Information)

It is hard to believe we already have half the year behind us. If you’ve fallen behind on your resolution to submit to a short stories contest, don’t wait until the new year to get started. It’s not too late! There are still plenty of reputable writing contests coming up in the back-half of 2023 […]

Instagram CEO Feedback On How The Platform’s Feed, Reels and Stories Algorithm Works

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri published on the social network’s blog and in a Video on his personal account, updates and an overview of how algorithms work on Instagram, which can help us better understand how to optimize the results and reach of content in the app’s feed, and also in Stories and Reels. Mosseri shared […]