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Long form content: is blogging now LF given the role of Social Media?
There are many reasons to blog. All valid with none more important than the others.
Lack of analytics- was anyone listening
Dyke March post-
Gay wrestle gay sex title
Banner year Award at the end of the year/ begining of fifth Gay wrestle gay sex title
Fairy tale wedding post
How has Twitter changed and what does that mean for content?
An Activist blog after five
Thomas Waters, October 5, 2013
There is plenty of resources to help someone just
getting started, but what about after that?
How do you take a blog that is not a newbie blog
and get it to keep growing/succeeding?
Blogging as a lifestyle
Personal voice- diary/1st person accounts
The Dish/ Andrew Sullivan
AmericaBlog/ John Arovosis
2002-2004- diary blogging
Queer Look Podcast
iTunes 2006-2007, reposted 2009
Dyke March post
Purchased theme: Flexithemes
The third year...
Bloomfield incident posts
Blog Talk Radio
The fourth year...
Beacons of Equality Award
Focus on deeper issues
Emphasis on SEO
The fifth year...
The LGBTQ weekly news recap
Focused content that remains topical.
Equal opportunity opinions.
Not a clone of other sites.
Not a cheerleader blog.
Forgetting to be fearless.
Failing to do adequate marketing.
Failing to do enough editing.
Failing to use keywords or keyword
phrases in the content
Don’t over think or over work the post
Evaluate your theme. What do you
want your UX to be?
Don’t be afraid that you aren’t enough
of a geek.
Adjust your blog as it works for you.
Don’t adjust a good process simply to
fit your software/theme restrictions.
Know what you consider to be your
goal(s) so you can decide if you are
meeting these goals.
You can take a break and not have your
Social media: don’t mistake being on
social media for your blogging.
An opinion and enough ego