by Pat Hammond on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
I'm going to be honest, this tip is a little cheesy, but after talking to a few people who use Google Calendar for their website, I realized it's one of those things that is so obvious a lot of people overlook it.
If you have a favorite website, like Out of the Box Tours or Queen City Buzz, that uses a Google Calendar to post events, and you want to stay on top of new events without having to go to the website every time, all you have to do is click the "Google Calendar" button in the bottom right corner of the calendar.
Google does a good job of hiding things in plain sight, but if you click on the Google text logo it will open a pop-up window asking if you want to add the calendar.
Choose "Yes, add this calendar" and it will add the calendar, including any updates, to your Google Calendar page.
The calendar view can get a little overwhelming if you're like me and have about 12 different active calendars, but all you need to do is select or deselect whichever calendars you want to see from the calendar list in the left sidebar.
If you want to take it a step further and see the calendar on your phone, simply open the calendar app, go to settings and choose the calendar. In the event that you don't already have Google syncing to your phone, you'll need to add your login info,
The process might vary depending on what kind of phone you have and which calendar app you're using, but Google has been around forever and is one of the most popular calendars out there, so just about every device and calendar program will have an easy way to import it.
Bonus Tip: If you just want to remember one event, all you need to do is click on it and it will give you the option of adding it to your calendar.
So there you have it. No more excuses for missing a Paranormal or Wine tour. Add the calendar and you'll always have the latest networking event or tour info at your fingertips.