Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2015 WRITE: BLOG: The whys and hows of blogging.

The whys and hows of blogging
Updated 11/12/2015
You blog to tell people about something you want to publicize.  Here is how to get started, how to keep going, how to get attention.

Why?

  • Publicize--Tell people about something important to you
  • That includes instruction and information
  • That's it.  At least for starters.  
  • Maybe you develop a rep and get hired as a consultant
  • Maybe you sell ads
  • But don't count on it
  • If you start for those reasons, you will soon quit
  • Anything that is worth doing is worth knowing why you are doing it.
  • Blog to tell, publicize, or promote. Summary

How to get started, to keep going, to get attention

  • Find a host
  • Chose your content
  • Know your resources
  • Promote your blog
  • Build your staying power
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Genre-Contrary Warriors Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 11/10,7pm SLT 

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop Arabella Nemeth is guest host as she presents the Genre-Contrary Warriors. The Plains Indians had a tradition that some sacred clowns became Contrary Warriors...did everything backwards and talked in opposites. So we’ll focus on writing contrary poems. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your poems

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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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    Metaverse beginner help


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    Blog hosting places

    Content

    • What do you want to tell people?
    • What do people want to read about?
    • What do people want to see?
    • Put a picture or graphic above the break of every post.
    • Google Calendars keep updated and working for you

    What is "above the break"

    • The start page of a blog normally carries the beginning part of recent posts.
    • The arriving reader can look over the set, pick any of interest and read the rest.
    • You use the part above the break to sell the story.  
    • I usually include a summary, a graphic, and a mention or list of contents.

    Resources


    Promotion


      Staying

      • Set a publication schedule.
      • At least several times a week.
      • How can you make it easier for you?
      • What do you hate doing and how can you fix it? 
      • Guest posts, multiple authors.
      • Blog ahead, have a week's worth of blogs ready.
      • Use some evergreen content and link to it.
      • Make a table of contents .
      • Make a header menu linking to important pages.
      • Curate: A curated blog, what, why, and how
      • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger



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      News and Notes

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