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Build-a-Blog - VVC2011

Build-a-Blog - VVC2011



Slidedeck from the Build-a-Blog panel presented at Vida Vegan Con 2011 by Sherri Montgomery, Amey Mathews, and Bianca Phillips

Slidedeck from the Build-a-Blog panel presented at Vida Vegan Con 2011 by Sherri Montgomery, Amey Mathews, and Bianca Phillips



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    Build-a-Blog - VVC2011 Build-a-Blog - VVC2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Build-a-BlogVida Vegan Con 2011
    • Panelists: Amey MathewsWake up. Snuggle doggies & kitty. Practiceyoga, teach yoga. Walk doggies withboyfriend. Make some art. Look throughcookbooks. Go to farmers market. Cookvegan food. Eat vegan food with boyfriend.Blog about it. Snuggle doggies & kitty. Sleep.Repeat.
    • Panelists: Bianca Phillips Newspaper reporter by day, vegan food blogger by night. First cookbook — Cookin Crunk: Eatin Vegan in the Dirty South — is due out in April. Lives in Memphis with six cats (yes, I am a crazy cat lady), a dog, and an omni boyfriend.
    • Panelists: Sherri MontgomeryGardens, hikes, writes, createsart, runs events, teaches yoga,and cooks fabulous vegan food.Sherri and her wife live inPortland, Oregon with their 4cats and 1 dog.
    • Blogging is....Recipes, stories, reviews, pictures, ideas, comments, personal experiences, and more!
    • Free is a very good price...
    • Visual attraction...Adding photographs and images to yourblog brings visual interest and helps toillustrate what youre writing about.Some blogging portals will let you uploadyour own photographs or you can storethe on a dedicated site.You can also reference other peoplesphotographs, just be sure to credit theowner.
    • Investing in Your Blog Professionally developed themes and art can be an investment, but may add a lot of polish to your blog.
    • Getting Noticed○ Social Media○ Guest Posts○ Vegan MoFo!○ Product reviews○ Promotional materials○ SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
    • ○ Commenting on others’ blogs
    • ○ Posting to Flickr photo groups
    • ○ Holding contests/giveaways
    • Knowing Youre Noticed
    • The details...Dont forget your contact information!Consider posting a policy and a disclaimer, particularly tomanage comments.
    • Advanced building● Custom domains ○ Good name != good URL● Hosting Solutions ○ Portal Hosting ○ Server Slices● Hacking your blog ○ Open Source Software ○ User Groups
    • Keep in touch...Amey Mathews: ● Vegan Eats and Treats (http://veganeatsandtreats.blogspot.com/)Bianca Phillips: ● Vegan Crunk (http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/) ○ @biancaphillipsSherri Montgomery: ● Vegan Nosh (http://vegannosh.me/) ○ @VeganNosh ● Like Words Together (http://pdxyogini.com/) ○ @PDXyogini**Slidedeck will be posted at SlideShare.net "Build-a-Blog - VVC2011"
    • Places to blog● Blogger (http://www.blogger.com)● WordPress (http://wordpress.com/)● Dreamwidth (http://www.dreamwidth.org/)● LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com/)● Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/)● Posterous (https://posterous.com/)● Twitter (http://twitter.com/)● Google+ (https://plus.google.com)● identi.ca (http://identi.ca/)● Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/)
    • Pictures, Images & Stuff● Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/)● Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/)● Snapfish (http://www.snapfish.com)● Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/)● istockphoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/)● shutterstock (http://www.shutterstock.com/)● Sticker Giant (http://www.stickergiant.com/)● One Inch Round (http://www.oneinchround.com/)
    • Advanced Building● WordPress User Groups/Meetups: http://wordpress. org/support/forum/meetups● WordCamp: http://central.wordcamp.org/● MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com● DreamHost: http://dreamhost.com/● MediaTemple: http://mediatemple.net/● AppFog: http://appfog.com/● Rackspace: http://www.rackspace.com/● Gandi.net: http://en.gandi.net/● Linux User Groups: http://www.eskimo.com/links/lugs.html