Mix – How To Add Posts And Create Collections

Hello readers. Followers of my blog will know I’ve always been big fan of Stumbleupon.  However as of yesterday (the 1st July) Stumbleupon no longer exists as an online platform.

Instead the developers of Stumbleupon have come up with a new improved platform. Mix.com shares a lot of features with Stumbleupon. It is at its heart a place where people can search for blog posts, articles, podcasts and videos on a huge range of different subjects and interests.

As with the old platform users can add posts they have read to Mix. Where it differs is how posts are organised within Mix.
Stumbleupon use to assign posts to interest groups. This had two downfalls, firstly it could be difficult to decide what interest a post should be categorised. The second problem was when adding a post via a mobile device, Stumbelupon would often put posts in the wrong interest group.

Mix have a clever way of dealing with both of those issues. Each user on Mix has their own collections of posts. These collections are named by the user themselves. When a user add posts they have to chose collections they would like to add them to. A post can be added to multiple collections. If it doesn’t fit any existing collection, the user can set up a new collection.
Users can also add things they come across on Mix to their own collections.

Six circles, 3 at the top of the screen, 3 at the bottom. Each circles is labled. Pets/animals, Reviews, Humour, Health, Home, Parenting
An example of my own collections

Adding Posts/Articles To Mix

Currently there are no social share buttons for Mix. This is something WordPress have said they are working on.
However it is possible to add articles and posts to Mix using a mobile device. This is done in almost the same way as posts were added to Stumbleupon so shouldn’t be too hard for users to pick up.

(1) Go to the post/article you wish to add, and click on the three dots on the top right of the page.

Screenshot of phone showing the dots at the top of the page

(2) From the drop down menu scroll down and click on share.

Screenshot of phone showing the drop down menu

(3) Scroll across and click on the Mix button.

Screenshot of phone showing a row of share buttons. The Mix button circled in orange

 

 

(4) When you get to the add post page on Mix you have a couple of options. Firstly you can chose to add a comment to the post.

A screenshot of the Mix page, an orange arrow pointed to the comment box

To add a comment type it in the box and then press post. You don’t need to add a comment in order to add a post. However I think any added detail you can give to post will help it get seen on Mix.

(5) After adding comments you should chose the categories to add the post to. Scroll down the list of existing categories and tick the box for any that apply.

Screenshot of the mix page showing a list of categories with one ticked

If there isn’t a suitable category add a new one. To do this type the category name where it says ‘type a name’ then click create.

Once you have ticked all the category boxes press done.

I think Mix will soon prove to be  a great place to share some blogger love. Are you using Mix yet? Have you used it to add posts yet or are you just using it to find things to read?

Scientific Fact ~ Bloggers feed on blog comments. Please help keep this blogger well fed♡

Thank you, Mrs A Xx

20 Comments

  1. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    July 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    This was really helpful. I signed up to Mix but haven’t really got to grips with it! I hope WordPress sort the share buttons soon as I do almost everything on my laptop not my mobile. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

  2. tammymum

    July 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Ooh I have t got round to mix yet but I will be sure to use this as reference when I do. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  3. Millie

    July 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you very much. The pictures are really helpful. Think I will leave open and have two devices ont the go when I try. Just a question- when you mention comments to posts we are adding is that on someone else’s post or our own?? #FamilyFunlinky

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      You can add comments to your own posts when you add them or to other peoples posts when you view them

  4. thisscribblermum

    July 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Very interesting. Have never used stumbleupon. Might check this new one some time. #mixitup

  5. fancypaperblog

    July 2, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I quite like mix so far too. This guide is top though will be sharing it👱‍♀️

  6. Mum25boys

    July 2, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Brilliant! thanks for the guidance #MixItUp

  7. Catie

    July 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the heads up lovely lady. I’m off to make some collections. Thank you for hosting 🌈 #misitup

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Happy to help

  8. oldhouseintheshires

    July 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Useful,post Tracey. I expect many users won’t have realised its gone and will take a while to engage with Mix. I love it! #misitup

  9. RaisieBay

    July 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for this, I was having a few issues on how it all worked, but I think I’ve got it now. 🙂

  10. endardoo

    July 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    i’ll try and read this later … I simply find it so hard to get my head around these things… I tried to get going on Pinterest but haven’t a clue really … I just forlornly hope my stuff gets read, and I enjoy reading stuff on linkies. That’s all I can manage!!! #MixItUp

  11. viewfromthebeachchair

    July 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I am going to check this out. #mixitup

  12. Sarah MumofThree World

    July 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you! This is so helpful! It would have taken me ages to work out how to use it.

  13. Clare

    July 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I’m going to have to spend some time working out how to use mix, this is really useful thank you! #mixitup

  14. plutoniumsox

    July 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

    This is super useful, thank you! I have just created my account this morning and joining in with your linky.
    Nat.x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 2, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Step away from the cat posts 😂

  15. Karen Dennis

    July 2, 2018 at 10:13 am

    This is so helpful, thank you #mondaystumbleupon@_karendennis

  16. pragmaticpoe

    July 2, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I had no idea stumbleupon was gone. It seems this new site is sort of like a mix between that and pinterest? Interesting. I will check it out. Thanks!

    #globalblogging

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 2, 2018 at 11:23 am

      Yes thats very much what its like x

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