Friday, March 11, 2011

Blogging Tips

Blog conference


I learned SO many tips and tricks from the blogging conference I went to, that I haven't even had time to process it all!  Some of it is easy to do, some a little more complicated.  It will take time to figure it all out.   You may have noticed some of the changes I started making on my blog here.  I didn't want to wait until I figured out everything to tell you some of the things I learned.

Blogging Tips from the NC Mom Bloggers Beach Conference:

  1.  Claim your blog in Google Webmasters, can also be claimed in Bing and Yahoo.
  2.  People aren't always who they seem to be online, set boundaries that you are comfortable with.
  3.  You have to be able to grab a reader's attention within 30 seconds of coming to your blog.
  4.  Short and sweet is better than long and boring, slice word count in half.
  5.  Use bold font and sub-paragraphs, draws attention if used sparingly.
  6.  People love lists, incorporate them if possible.
  7.  When pitching a business to work with them, believe in yourself and your idea.
  8.  Different companies look for different things in bloggers, if 1 says no, the next might say yes.
  9.  Remember that most of us are mothers, and our families should be put first.
  10.  People don't use RSS readers as much to find content, engage your readers via Twitter or Facebook, etc.
  11.  If you are serious about blogging, buy your own domain name, instead of being a dot blogspot, be a .com or a .net.
These are just some of the things I learned that might help you.  If any of you have any questions, I'd be happy to try and answer them!

9 comments:

Danielle said...

Thanks for sharing Nancy. Can you share how to claim your blog with google, bing, etc

The Happy Wife/Danielle
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Homemom3 said...

Thank you Nancy, while I knew some there were a few I did not know. I completely forgot about Bing and should register my blog there. I also don't use small paragraphs or bold my work but will consider it. Hope you are having fun at your meeting. ;)

http://homemom3.com

Mandie said...

Great ideas Nancy!! Thank you for posting. I am wondering too how to claim my blog on bing and others. I can't wait to hear what else you have learned!!

Rachel R. said...

Thanks for sharing! I know it's going to be a pain starting over, but I'm strongly considering moving from blogpress to my own domain.

Rachel R. said...

Thanks for sharing! I know it's going to be a pain starting over, but I'm strongly considering moving from blogpress to my own domain.

Buttercup said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Some very good ideas...not sure if I blog for fun or seriousness, or a little of both...does that matter when "claiming" your blog? And I'm not sure how I would go to making it a .net or .com.

~Beth

Patty Sumner said...

Sweet! Great ideas. Can't wait to hear more. Blessings!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

great ideas Nancy. look forward to learning more from you!