What do I do with this blog?? Blogging With Sharks

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Blogging got you all confused? Check out this presentation from Schipul Gals April Kyle and Brandi Lalanne and they'll break it down for you. They walk you through how to choose the blogging software …

Blogging got you all confused? Check out this presentation from Schipul Gals April Kyle and Brandi Lalanne and they'll break it down for you. They walk you through how to choose the blogging software that is right for you, tips to keep your blog fresh and how to track those all important stats.

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  • 1. What do I do with this blog??
    Swimming to Blogging Success
  • 2. Feel like something’s missing?
  • 3. What we’ll cover
    How to choose the right blogging platform
    Keeping your blog fresh
    3. Tracking blog stats
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  • 5. Defining phase 2
  • 6. Determine your blogging goal
  • 7. Is your blog the right fit?
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  • 15. No magic formula
    Be realistic
    Content is king
    Comment smart
    Timeliness
  • 16. Phase 3: stardom
  • 17. If you blog it, they will come…
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pats0n/2128923036/
  • 18. Find your passion & tell the world
  • 19. Stand out from the rest
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhonfuthu/3384058945/
  • 20. Contests!
    Guest posts
    Theme months
    NaBloPoMo: http://www.nablopomo.com/
    Audience Participation
    Find Ways to Add Value
  • 21. Build your blog
  • 22. Awesome theme resources:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    http://www.wpzoom.com/
    http://themeforest.net/
    http://www.elegantthemes.com/
    Give it Identity!
  • 23. Baby, There’s A Shark in the Water
    …and he’s reading your stuff.
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  • 26. Track’em and Tag’Em
    Google Analytics:
    Sign up at Google.com/analytics
    Install code in your Wordpress site using plugins like Google Analyticator: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/
    Profit!
    Technorati: http://technorati.com/
    BlogPulse: http://www.blogpulse.com/
  • 27. Extend the Functionality
    SEO Plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
    Twitter: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitter-tools/
    Flickr: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-flickr-manager/ AND http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-flickr/
    MobyPicture.com (iPhone & Android users): http://www.mobypicture.com/
  • 28. Blogging Basics
    Align your blogging goals with your medium
    “Write what you know”
    Monitor but don’t obsess
  • 29. Just Keep Swimming!
  • 30. April Kyle / brandi
    Schipul the Web Marketing Company