How to Embed Instagram photos into WordPress

As I'm updating SocialWayne.com, I realized I wanted a simple way to embed my instagram photos After a quick google search I found a post called "10 Instagram Plugins for WordPress"

I tried three out of the ten and found oEmbed Instagram works great for me, so I'm sticking with it. If you need to make a gallery or more with Instragm you may want to give Instagram for WordPress a try.

oEmbed Instagram
oEmbed Instagram provides one of the easiest ways to embed images in your posts and pages. Simply paste in the URL to the Instagram photo and it will automatically appear

Example [...]

28 + 1 Days of Diversity Starts Tomorrow AKA #29DaysofDiversity for 2012 Year 3

It's that time of the year again, the emails have been send and the list has been made! February is black history month and for the past two years I've posted a series called 28 Days of Diversity.

The History

As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible(in 2010). That’s why I started 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com in 2010.

The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new [...]

Guest Post: 3 Smart Ways for Small Business Viral Growth

About Guest Author: Victoria Kushner is a blogger and PR manager at Freemake.com. She writes about top multimedia apps and tech startups.

Nowadays everyone is talking about word of mouth promotion success. Viral marketing is a promising method, especially for small business and new companies. As matter of fact, viral campaigns bring substantial traffic, attract new audience and help build warm business-friendly atmosphere. Each business owner dreams about vast public support and good attitude to his/her startup.

However, many useful social media tools are still rarely implemented by small [...]

Why writing and blogging are so important



flickr photo By futurowoman

If you heard me speak at a conference or panel before a common line I will often say about why people should blog is that if you don't tell your story then who will? Then I usually follow up with some ways to create blog topics and justify blogging and the whole social media building relationships, you can't rely on news media etc. You get the picture.

But what is Blogging? Blogging is telling a story, blogging is sharing your opinion, blogging is reporting news and more. But at the core, blogging is writing! While being one of the speakers at BrandCamp Detroit [...]

Because of you SocialWayne.com was selected as one of the Top20 blogs for Black Enterprise Bloggers Month 2011

Over the years I have never guessed how blogging or having a blog could change or affect my life. Some people blog to share their opinion, some blog because it's their job and some blog as a hobby and just for fun. I think I've all four. Regardless of the reason, I've received my share of privileged access to events, established partnerships, launched startups and other opportunities and this blog has been at the core of how I've been able to tell my story and share information with the world. Because of that SocialWayne.com has been listed as One of the Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of 2010 [...]

How women are using social media case study via BlogHer

BlogHer just released the The 2011 Social Media Matters case study. It's the fourth annual Social Media study, providing a definitive view of how women are using blogs, social networks and technology in 2011. Below is a slide share and other valuable information from the post.

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Women who read blogs routinely trust implicitly the advice and recommendations they receive, especially if it is from a blogger that they follow on a regular basis. We find this is true in every study conducted over the past four years and [...]