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Presentation for the Creating Community through Blogging symposium sponsored by the UW Simpson Center. 4/28/07

Presentation for the Creating Community through Blogging symposium sponsored by the UW Simpson Center. 4/28/07

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Blogging and Place: Capitol Hill Seattle Blogging and Place: Capitol Hill Seattle Presentation Transcript

  • Justin Carder www.capitolhillseattle.com
    • Goals
    • Entertainment and knowledge
    • Praise the good in hopes of more good
    • Passive business opportunity
    • Neighborhood pride
    • Non-Goals
    • Active business opportunity
    • Put people out of business, make people move
    • Post regularly
    • Be funny
    • Don’t journal
    • Don’t be comprehensive
    • Don’t do reviews
    • Get the Slog’s attention every now and then
    • Stay in the CHS Zone
    • 1 post per day
    • 300 unique visitors/day
    • 200 feed readers
    • Avg 2 PV/visitor
    • 5 to 6 comments per day
    • 70% from WA state
    • 50% from Seattle
    Top 500 cities by site visit – non US Top 500 cities by site visit
  • Top 500 cities by site visit – non US
  •  
    • Locally owned, independent business is on the ropes
    • Neighborhood blog takes notice, encourages readers to shop locally
    • Local indie business struggles through another month but there are signs of hope
    • Hood blog continues to bang the drum…
    • Go indie
    • Use a free/cheap service
    • Define your boundaries
    • Post 3 times a week
    • Use services like Feedburner, Delicious, outside.in to increase exposure
    • Participate in other blogs
    • Repeat
    • Can we make a business of this?
    • Who should own an URL like www.capitolhillseattle.com ?
    • Should we team up with others?
    • What if we move?
    • What should I write about next?
    • Visit us at http://www.capitolhillseattle.com
    • Questions/tips – jseattle@gmail.com