I may or may not have watched a little Pimp My Ride in my day. Mostly during those infant days when there was a lot of couch love as Dear Boy ate and slept and generally lived in our ever-tired arms. I have no desire to deck out my car with a stupid array of speakers, lights, fireworks displays or juicers (?!) so I'm going to have to settle for pimping up my facebook page instead.
On one of my forays into Pinterest, I caught a pin that promised "primping" of one's facebook page, and although the "primps" weren't quite going to work for me, it was easily adapted for Lilybett and Boy's page. Essentially what I wanted to do was add some facebook apps that linked into a few of my other social media outlets, namely Instagram and Pinterest, and then make those app tabs look less grey and dull.
I said... TA-DAH!!
Okay, maybe I'm spending a little too much time on Picmonkey these days but using a font called Budmo Jiggler just amuses me no end.
Want to know how to do it too (the pimping, not the Budmo Jiggling)? It's pretty easy.
- Add your apps. The photos tab will always sit in that 1st position but you have three extra slots to play with (two if you don't want to lose the 'like' tab). I used the Pinterest Page App and InstaTab Facebook App. You go through the normal rigmarole of allowing them access and can then load in your specific Pinterest or Instagram profile. The InstaTab app will let you display numerous profiles so you can also add your favourites to the feed. It's up to you who or what or how many.
- Adjust the order. Once you've added the apps, click on the pencil/edit icon that will appear in the top right corner of the app. This will give you options to adjust the order of the tabs by swapping them around.
- Customise your tabs. In that same pencil/edit list you have an option to 'edit settings'. In the pop-up box you can change the tab's label as well as add your own customised tab picture. These must be 111px by 74px. I made mine using Picmonkey and a freebie chevron pattern from Mel Stampz (Thanks Mel!). Her New Leaf (she of the "primping") has freebie customised tabs if you don't want to make your own.
Have you pimped your facebook page or blog lately? Care to share your new tricks?