Accessorize Your Blog: Ten Ways to Improve Reader Experience Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD  http://www.raulpacheco.org/blog http:...
Blogging: Content vs technology <ul><li>No matter how good your technology is, write good content.
Once you launched your blog, focus on writing good content...
In case I haven't drilled it into you enough yet –  WRITE GOOD CONTENT! </li></ul>
Technology... the final frontier <ul><li>If you write for your readership, I suggest you focus on the following 3 elements...
Readability (visual)
Accessibility (integration) </li></ul></ul>
My Top 10 Favorite Plugins <ul><li>CommentLuv
Sociable
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Accessorize Your Blog: 10 Ways To Maximize Reader Experience

  1. 1. Accessorize Your Blog: Ten Ways to Improve Reader Experience Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD http://www.raulpacheco.org/blog http://hummingbird604.com
  2. 2. Blogging: Content vs technology <ul><li>No matter how good your technology is, write good content.
  3. 3. Once you launched your blog, focus on writing good content...
  4. 4. In case I haven't drilled it into you enough yet – WRITE GOOD CONTENT! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology... the final frontier <ul><li>If you write for your readership, I suggest you focus on the following 3 elements: </li><ul><li>Clarity (language)
  6. 6. Readability (visual)
  7. 7. Accessibility (integration) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. My Top 10 Favorite Plugins <ul><li>CommentLuv
  9. 9. Sociable
  10. 10. Subscribe to Comments
  11. 11. TweetMeme
  12. 12. WordTwit </li></ul><ul><li>WP-Flickr
  13. 13. WPtouch
  14. 14. YARPP (related posts)
  15. 15. Contact Form 7
  16. 16. Akismet </li></ul>
  17. 17. Choose plugins based on what you want your site to do <ul><li>Building community around your blog posts </li><ul><li>CommentLuv
  18. 18. Subscribe to Comments </li></ul><li>Spreading your message further </li><ul><li>Sociable
  19. 19. TweetMeme
  20. 20. WordTwit
  21. 21. Yet Another Related Posts </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Choose plugins based on goals <ul><li>Enhance readability </li><ul><li>WP Touch
  23. 23. Akismet </li></ul><li>Enhance accessibility </li><ul><li>Contact Form 7 </li></ul><li>Make your blogging easier </li><ul><li>WP Flickr
  24. 24. (Add QuickTags)
  25. 25. (WP-FootNoteS) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Choose plugins based on goals <ul><li>Enhance readability </li><ul><li>WP Touch
  27. 27. Akismet </li></ul><li>Enhance accessibility </li><ul><li>Contact Form 7 </li></ul><li>Make your blogging easier </li><ul><li>WP Flickr
  28. 28. (Add QuickTags)
  29. 29. (WP-FootNoteS) </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Enhancing reader experience <ul><li>Engage with your readers (respond to comments)
  31. 31. Provide link love as much as you can
  32. 32. Test the plugins you choose and if they don't work, ditch them
  33. 33. Get rid of the visual editor (use the HTML editor)
  34. 34. Make your RSS button VERY visible (and make it easy to subscribe to your blog)
  35. 35. Include photos/video (make your posts pretty) </li></ul>
  36. 36. To contact me <ul><li>Through my website </li><ul><li>http://hummingbird604.com/contact </li></ul><li>On Twitter </li><ul><li>@hummingbird604 </li></ul><li>Via e-mail </li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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