“TIL” Today I Learned
Maybe it’s a hack on scrambling eggs, or a shortcut in folding laundry, but odds are you learned something recently. Today, Day 24 of the 31 Day Author Platform Challenge, you are going to share that learning. Via video! (You need to get more comfortable in video. It’s the future!) And “TIL” is all the rage right now, so let’s hop on board.
My recent key learning is a time saver called a “macro” which lets you type in a few letters and have your pc fill in the rest. It’s called a macro. It’s hugely helpful for long words and phrases you use over and over.
You don’t have to be on camera in your TIL vid if you don’t want. I’m not in mine!
What this shows is going to your Mac, clicking the Apple logo very top left, then System Settings, scrolling down to Keyboard in left column, then Keyboard Shortcuts Text replacements… isn’t it so much easier in video?
Now, anytime I type letters “apc” in a row it automatically types ’31-Day Author Platform Challenge’ for me. Try it for yourself creating any shortcut you want–your home address, email address, whatever you find tedious. Impress your kids by telling them you “created a macro”!
If you don’t know how to record your computer screen (I didn’t until this video!) I can help you there too. This link from PC Mag has step-by-step instructions for both Mac and pc.
Create your own TIL with literally anything. Maybe it’s that you learned where your keys are hiding.
Refreshers on creating great video content are on Day 16 and Day 19.
Have some fun.
Tag #31DayAuthorPlatformChallenge so we can see it!
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