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  • Tools of the Trade
    Presented by
    Nicole Avery of Planning With Kids
    Michael Aulia of Craving Tech
    Arnold Aranez of Mr Gadget
    Official Nuffnang Blogopolis
    Twitter Hashtag: #nnb2011
  • Nicole Avery
    www.planningwithkids.com
    www.blogcoachingboost.com
  • Tools to Promote Your Blog
    RSS Feeds
  • What is RSS?
    Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
    RSS is a format that is used to deliver frequently updated content such as blogs, news, and podcasts.
  • RSS Feed Readers
  • http://www. PlanningWithKids.com/feed/
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/PlanningWithKids
    Your RSS Feed
  • Feedburner Options
  • Publicize - Activating email subscriptions
  • Publicize - Other Email Options
  • Optimize - Feedburner FeedFlare
  • Optimize - Choosing FeedFlares
  • Adding Personal FeedFlares by URL
  • Full vs. Partial RSS Feed
  • RSS Feed Settings Blogger
  • Plugins for Feeds:
    FeedBurner FeedSmith Extend
    RSS Footer
    RSS Feed Settings Wordpress
  • RSS Feeds Add Ons
  • Subscribers
    No posts
    Reach
    Analyze – Subscribers vs. Reach
  • Analyze – Item Use
  • Tools to Promote Your Blog
    Newsletter Services
  • Newsletters are a direct email marketing service.
    They differ from your RSS feed in that you craft and design the emails to be sent out, timed at your discretion to your email list.
    What are newsletter services?
  • Why start a newsletter?
  • Comparing Newsletter Services - Pricing
  • Comparing Newsletter Services - Options
  • VS
  • Image used with permission from problogger.net
    What are Auto responders?
  • Welcome email
    Planning With Kids
    Newsletter
    Monthly Update
    Incl link to free download
    Adhoc Promotion
    Starting A Newsletter
  • Example of Bloggers’ Newsletters
  • Start when you can stick to it.
    Create a simple free download.
    Let subs know what to expect.
    Provide useful content.
    Think about your title.
    Use images and add url’s to images.
    Tips for starting a newsletter service
  • Nicole Avery
    www.planningwithkids.com
    www.blogcoachingboost.com
  • Tools to Increase Your Productivity
    Reader, Focus Booster, Toggl
  • Manage the RSS feeds you subscribe to.
    Free.
    Mobile App.
    Allows you to share.
    You aren’t limited to subscribing to blogs.
    Google Reader - www.google.com/reader
  • iTunes Store RSS – www.itunes.apple.com/rss/generator/
  • Google New Alerts RSS
  • Current Exhibitions RSS
  • Uses the Pomodoro Technique
    Time management technique.
    Uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals
    5 minute breaks
    Based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
    Focus Booster - www.focusboosterapp.com
  • Basic time tracking and reporting is free.
    Tracking time for different projects, time spent on social media, writing posts etc.
    Make sure you are spending time on the right activities.
    It has desktop widgets, an iPhone app, and an iGoogle gadget.
    Toggl - www.toggl.com
  • Nicole Avery
    www.planningwithkids.com
    www.blogcoachingboost.com