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Awesome New Feature on Kevin & Amanda

This cool new feature on our blog allows you to interact with our photos! Check out how you can like and comment on our blog photos!

 

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Kevin and Amanda’s New Feature

Today I am introducing CliqueMe, an awesome new feature on Kevin & Amanda! PLUS stay tuned below to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway AND an entire SimpleHuman smart kitchen makeover!! ($800+ value) It’s easy to enter — there’s only one entry and this giveaway is only on Kevin & Amanda! No blog hopping or thousands of “extra” entries! :)

I teased a little about CliqueMe in this post, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share more with you about this awesome new feature and fully show you what all it can do. I’m so excited about it! :) Plus, to celebrate, there’s an AMAZING giveaway down at the bottom of this post!! :)

You may have noticed that if you hover your mouse over any image on this blog, you’ll now see a little heart and comment bubble down in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo. (Go ahead and try it with the photo above!)

With CliqueMe, you can click the heart or comment bubble to like or leave a comment on any photos you see now.

 

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Click the heart to “like” or click on the comment bubble to leave a comment. You can also read all the other comments and see what everyone else is saying about the photo.

 

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To start liking and commenting, you’ll need to register your username for CliqueMe. CliqueMe is brand new and there are not that many users yet, so you may even be able to get your first name! :) Registering is a one-time only thing, and you should stay signed in, so the next time you come back you won’t have to keep logging in over and over again.

How to Interact With the Photos on Our Blog

To register, click the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

 

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Enter your desired username, password, and then your email address on the next screen. That’s it! You’re all signed up! That’s all you have to do. You don’t have to confirm your email address or anything. From here you can start liking and commenting away. Photos you like will be saved so you can easily find them and come back to them later, like on Pinterest.

 

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To start exploring, click on the Trending button in the bar at the bottom of the screen. This will show you the most popular images on Kevin & Amanda right now.

 

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Hover your mouse over any of these images to see how many likes and comments they’ve received. Click on any of the images to be immediately taken to the blog post associated with that image to learn more about it or get the recipe.

 

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If you want to explore more, you can also click on the My Profile button. From here, you can see all the photos you’ve liked. It saves them for you so you can find them again later. If you have a blog, you can put in your blog URL. Click on the bell by your name to see your notifications, like if anyone is following you or if anyone has mentioned you in a comment.

 

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You can also connect CliqueMe with your other social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

 

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Connect your accounts to find all your friends on CliqueMe to follow. You can tag them in photos and mention them in comments and it will show up in their notifications, like on Facebook.

 

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You can also use these accounts to easily login to CliqueMe the next time you need to login. I have been using CliqueMe for a couple of weeks now, and I haven’t needed to login again since the first time. But if you do need to login again for any reason, and you’ve connected another social media account, you can just click that one button to be immediately logged into CliqueMe instead of having to fill out your username and password again. Yay for less typing!!

 

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Another thing you can do with CliqueMe is if you find a photo you like, you can email it to a friend. Just click on the comment bubble, then click on the Share button at the top of the comment box. Enter in an email address and click the envelope to immediately share it.

CliqueMe is not available for mobile browsers yet, but it’s coming soon. Won’t it be fun when you can use CliqueMe like Instagram on a blog?? :)

Soon you’re going to start seeing CliqueMe on blogs and websites everywhere, even big sites like Tastespotting are beginning to implement it. CliqueMe is like a new social network on all your favorite sites. You’ll be able to like, save, comment on, and tag your friends on all your favorite photos across blogs everywhere. Be an early-adopter of this fun new social network, and join CliqueMe now!

 

The Giveaway

To celebrate, CliqueMeTastespotting, and SimpleHuman have teamed up to offer three Kevin & Amanda CliqueMe users some fabulous prizes!!

 

Grand Prize Winner

$1000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway on kevinandamanda.com

One grand prize winner will receive a $1000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Tastespotting!! Tastespotting is the original visual search index, like Pinterest, but exclusively for food and recipes. Check it out next time you need recipe inspiration and ideas! :)

 

2nd Place Winner

One second place winner will receive an entire smart kitchen tools makeover from SimpleHuman!!

Win an entire SimpleHuman Stainless Steel Smart Kitchen Makeover!

What You’ll Get

Value: $450+

 

3rd Place Winner

One third place winner will receive three SimpleHuman kitchen items:

SimpleHuman Smart Kitchen Giveaway!

Value: $350+

 

Winners Announced!!

Congratulations to our three winners!!

Grand Prize Winner: cupcakeproject

2nd Place Winner: CuriositiesbyK

3rd Place Winner: TidyMom

Congratulations, winners!! I have sent you all an email. Thanks so much for entering!!

 

Giveaway for a chance to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card AND an entire SimpleHuman stainless steel smart kitchen makeover!! ($800+ value) It's easy to enter – there's only one entry and the giveaway is only on kevinandamanda.com. No blog hopping or thousands of “extra” entries!!

To enter, leave a comment using CliqueMe on the photo above. Hover your mouse over the photo above, and click the comment bubble that appears in the bottom right-hand corner to leave a comment. Only comments left on this image will be entered in the drawing. Three winners will be randomly selected from the CliqueMe comments section. Winners will be notified through an email from CliqueMe, so make sure to enter a valid email address when registering for CliqueMe!

CliqueMe is not yet mobile optimized so you are only able to enter through non-­mobile browsers for now. If you are viewing this on your phone, remember to come back when you’re on a computer. Thank you!

One entry per person. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest ends March 20, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be notified by email. This giveaway was put together and sponsored by CliqueMe, in conjunction with Tastespotting, SimpleHuman, and Kevin & Amanda.

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73 Responses
  1. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    Such a wonderful giveaway – thank you for hosting it! I am a first time visitor – here from an email from Tastespotting! Good luck to all!

  2. Margot C

    Hi Amanda, I got an email saying:
    ‘Amanda Bottoms (@kevinandamanda) has mentioned you in comment.’

    from CliqueMe, and (I’m gonna have to tell the truth here) I can’t figure out how to find the comment!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Margot! :)

      That is a good question! :) In the bar down at the bottom, you can click on “My Profile” and then click on the bell, which should have a little red notification number. Click on that, and then it will show someone has mention you in the comment. Click on the comment preview and it will take you to the comment. :) Hope this helps!! :)

  3. Amy Tong

    Love it. Thanks for introducing Cliqueme to me! I’m exploring the site now. Hope to connect with my friends there. I’m checking out to see how I can follow you and other friends that are already using it. :)

  4. Scarlett

    Very cool. I wish it would let us leave more to write, but like you said, less to write might be easier and quicker. I was trying to say that technology keeps advancing, which in turn keeps us learning. Keeping our brain strong is key! Love it! <3

  5. Birdiebee

    I am not sure if my comment went through on CliqueMe as birdiebee52. Is there anyway you can check on this? Thanks so much!

  6. Alina

    apicazo: This is nifty! Love that you are presenting new technology to us. I’ll have to play around some to get the hang of it.

    9:55 am ∙ Reply Hopefully you see this in the cliqueme spot on the photo.

  7. Mary Withrow

    Went to the site first, could not figure how to register from there! Lol – No place so I tried in the little pop up but the only way it would take me was to use my facebook, so I did. However when I come back I do not see the little sign to login again down in the corner nor on the photo? 20 minutes later I do not know if I am registered or it works??? So I go and try it on another page I found. There I login and it throws me off the page but to the sites main page and I go back and login and try again and it does the same thing….came back here and it still dont work and I just feel stupid…. lol – I give up!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Mary, so sorry it’s not working! What browser and OS are you using? The CliqueMe developers have said some outdated versions of Internet Explorer are not supported, have you tried another browser like Chrome or Firefox? Hope we can get this figured out!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Jenica,
      So sorry it’s not working! What browser and OS are you using? The CliqueMe developers have said some outdated versions of Internet Explorer are not supported, have you tried another browser like Chrome or Firefox? Hope we can get this figured out!

  8. Mitch

    This is great information. I susbscribe to your blog for just this reason, to help me figure out what I am doing! Good luck with the clique!
    Mitch

  9. *christine*

    Bummer. Not working for me right now either. Not seeing the CliqueMe bubbles or a way to sign up through their page directly.

    1. Amanda

      Hi Christine. So sorry it’s not working! Do you see the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the page? What browser and OS are you using? The CliqueMe developers have said some outdated versions of Internet Explorer are not supported, have you tried another browser like Chrome or Firefox? Hope we can get this figured out!

  10. Susan H.

    I was able to comment using iPad. Your post says not able to enter on mobile devices. I assume that doesn’t include iPads. My comment shows up there on the CliqueMe tool on the picture…so I’m hoping I am entered. Can you verify? Thank you. I am Susan on CliqueMe.

    1. Amanda

      Hi Susan! I see a comment that says:

      Susan: What a fun new thing to try. Thanks for chance to win great prizes.

      That’s great that you were able to get it to work on your iPad! It’s not working on my iPad, but I only have the old, original, very first iPad. :) I can see the CliqueMe tab down at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, but not the bubble over the photos.

      Good luck!! :)

    2. Susan H.

      Mine is iPad 2. It appears to work. Not very user friendly on here though. Maybe I will try on desktop to see if it acts better. I rarely use my desktop…I love my iPad. I bet it won’t be long before CliqueMe has apps for mobile devices. :)

  11. Wombatish

    I both like and don’t like that there is no email confirmation. On one hand, hooray, less spam/mostly useless email! On the other, when it’s a contest or something of the like (and you want to know it’s working!) it can be frustrating.

  12. Diane Alberts

    I am still learning about Cliqueme…can’t seem to add to profile..I like learning about new things. Thanks for the new way to use social media and the chance to win a prize too.

    1. Amanda

      So sorry about that, Bobbie! Try it on a small photo first, like the Visa Gift Card image. Can you see the red, circular Pinterest button when you hover your mouse over it? Do you see the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the page? What browser and OS are you using? Hope we can get this figured out!

  13. Roberta Breuer

    doesn’t work for me, either. I created an account, but no “bubble” for comments. Perhaps all of our antivirus software prevents it. I allowed pop-ups but that does not help :-(

    1. Amanda

      So sorry about that, Roberta! Did you try refreshing the page? That seemed to work for a few people above. Try it on a small photo first, like the Visa Gift Card image. Can you see the red, circular Pinterest button when you hover your mouse over it?

    1. Susan H.

      Worked for me. Hover your mouse in bottom right corner of pic. Good luck. You need to sign up with CliniqueMe first.

    2. Amanda

      CliqueMe is not yet available for mobile browsers. Hopefully soon though!! :) Try from a computer. Hope this helps!!

    1. Amanda

      So sorry, Maria!! Do you see the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the page? What browser and OS are you using? Hope we can get this figured out!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Mary! What about when you hover over an image? Try a small image, like the Visa Gift Card image, or one of the travel pictures in my left sidebar. Do you see the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the page? What browser and OS are you using? Hope we can get this figured out!

  14. Tori

    Hi Amanda!!! Thanks again for introducing us to something so cool, unfortunately when I hover over a picture nothing happens:( I will try again. I love your web site and enjoy all of the beautiful pictures you take !!!

    1. Amanda

      Hi Tori! So sorry it’s not working! Do you see the CliqueMe tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the page? What browser and OS are you using? Hope we can get this figured out!

    1. Amanda

      Yay! So glad it worked, Ava! Did you do anything special to make it work? I’ll pass it along to the CliqueMe developers! :)

    2. ava

      Hi Amanda, I think it may just have been my slow internet service, I just had for the page to totally finish loading. :)

  15. Jade

    So simple to use! Great! Wish I could figure out how to follow Kevin and Amanda on cliqueme, but I bet that it’s easy and I’m just missing the obvious! :-P

    1. Amanda

      Actually, you are right, there is not a super obvious way that I know of yet, lol! :) The best way I know of is to follow somebody from a comment they’ve made. When you see their comment, click on their name, then click the big red Follow button that appears in the bar down at the bottom of the page. I just made a comment on the Visa Gift Card image if you want to try it out! :)

      CliqueMe is brand new, and they are still in the developing stages, so it doesn’t have all of the fancy new features we are used to yet, lol! :) But the CliqueMe developers have been AWESOME about working with me to add new feature requests, so I will definitely mention this to them, and if you have any other suggestions or recommendations about making CliqueMe easier to use, we would LOVE to hear them! :) Thank you, and good luck!! :) xoxo

  16. ava

    Hi Amanda, thanks for introducing us to more cool stuff, and for hosting an awesome giveaway too. I was able to register, but I’m still not seeing the cliqueme bubble either. May need to give it another try later. Wish me luck! :)

    1. Amanda

      Good luck, Ava!! :) I saw you got it working a couple of comments down. So glad it finally worked! :)

  17. Susan

    This was oh, so easy to set up and so far I love it!! Thanks for introducing us to new ways to use our blogs and keeping things fresh. Oh, and yea!!! I got my username!!!!

  18. Kimberly Russell

    I registered and there is a cliqueme tab at the bottom of the screen but nothing shows up when I hover over the picture. This is in Firefox. I tried Internet Explorer and the Cliqueme tab doesn’t even show up there.

    1. Amanda

      Thank you for letting me know about the refreshing trick, Kimberly! So glad it finally worked. :) I’ll pass on the information about Internet Explorer to to CliqueMe developers. :)

  19. Ash

    tried to use it on my iPhone but doesn’t work, but the idea of getting my first name as my username prompted me to get out of my cozy bed and get on my computer…that’s a miracle right there!! Seems like something cool to give a try :)

  20. Jo

    I, too, do not see the CliqueMe button. I tried going to their website to signup but can’t find a spot to do so. Sounds very interesting and would love to try it.

    1. Amanda

      Hi Jo! I am so sorry about that! Do you see it on any of the photos? Do you see the tab down in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen? Do you see the red, circular Pinterest in the top-right hand corner when you hover your mouse over a photo? Do you have any ad-blocking, flash-blocking, or javascript-blocking security settings that might be blocking the CliqueMe button? What OS and browser are you using? I’m here to help! Hopefully we can get this figured out. :)

  21. cfile (Christa)

    Thank you for the opportunity Amanda and the clique me feature is pretty neat. Thanks for the awesome Blog tutorial and the opportunity to win some great prizes. Thanks for keeping us up to date with the new techie stuff :)

  22. Tammi D

    CliqueMe isn’t showing up on any of the photos. I see the Pintrest button in the upper corners but not the CliqueMe button that should be in the lower corner :(

    1. Amanda

      So sorry about that Tammi! Does it work on a smaller photo? Like the Visa Gift Card photo, or one of the travel photos in my left sidebar? What browser and OS are you using? Hope we can get it figured out!

  23. Susan H.

    Always up to try new things. Thanks. Thought you would like to know the Ally Bank ad keeps popping up at bottom where CliqueMe stuff is…covering up the CliqueMe stuff. I know the purpose of ads, but this one right there is annoying.

    1. Amanda

      I am so sorry about that, Susan!! Thank you for letting me know. It is not showing for me. Is there any way you could send me a screen shot? I will send it to my ad manager and see if he can remove it. I would never want an ad covering up content! :) Thank you!! :) amanda@kevinandamanda.com

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